so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.
I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...
I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.
The best idea ever..
Les apoyo, ya era hora!
Let baby pick her birthday not doctors, Hospitals, or her parents!
waited on all three to make their entrance when they were ready.....do not have any regrets.
Absolutely! Although I was induced on my first, after I was two weeks late and walked around dilated to 4 without any sign of contractions! Umbilical issues ended in C-section, :-(! But my second was born Vbac, with no problems 20 1/2 months later.
The best outcomes for our babies is to enable labour to occur between 39-42 weeks. Time to stop intervening!
Dear Ol' Prof Winston et al state that human babies are born 3 months premature anyway (cranial-pelvic ratios) so our babies are the most helpless & vulnerable as newborns compared to many species.
Both of my boys were 40+ wks and they were just lovely and healthy (although they'd complain about using the word "lovely" about them now - 17 and 11!) 40 weeks "in the oven" is the recipe for a healthy baby!
42+3 was my perfect bake time :) The last weeks can be exhausting but I preferred swollen ankles to forceps ;).