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    Default Silly Midwife! Hope I don't get her!

    I was at work the other day when a client came in with her goat. I commented on the size of the goat & if she was about to pop. Yep she is due in 3 weeks. I laughed and said Oh really, me too! She commented on how small I was & how I don't look as uncomfortable as the goat. I said ah its all good! She then said the birth will be a different story & at the first sign of any pain "GO THE EPIDURAL!". I said Oh no, you wont get that near me, this is 3rd time round, I know what I am doing. She then went on to ask where I was having the baby & then said "Oh well I am a midwife I might see you there!"

    Gee, I bloody hope not! Imagine telling someone that an epidural was the only way to cope with childbirth! And she was a midwife!


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    Silly thing....sounds like the midwife in my above thread! When I mentioned trying for a natural labour she immediately started telling me I didnt' have any idea about the pain of childbirth blah blah blah.....and a few other things. Not at all encouraging!

    I'm glad you know what you're doing.....share your wisdom and let's hope you birth before me!!!

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    Share my wisdom? Mmm Ok, Yes it hurts. BUT my 2st have been on the more "painful end of the scale" because my first was induced & my body had no chance to "prepare" for it. I feel as though it got thrown into it too early.
    Alot of fear played a big part in the birth of my first, because it was the un known.
    My 2nd was also painful because Glenn was Posteriour. Yet I managed with no pain medications. he worst part for me is the actual crowning of the head. My best was to describe it, is like having a HOT iron pressed against your vagina. It was a burning sting. But I think the feeling of relief once the head is out is just as good as it was painful.

    This time round I have learnt about hypno birthing. While I don't feel I am going to go into this labour with a painless birth at the end. I understand why & how it all worrks a bit better & I think I will be able to go with the flow as such. If you haven't already, do a crash course on how hypnobirthing works. Even just having an understanding on what the uterus does in labour I think will help me heaps.
    Avoid harbouring on "bad" birthing experiences & just focus on the fact what your body is doing is NATURAL. Your uterus is only doing its job, so why should it hurt so much? Fear & tension is what make it as "painful" as people say it is.

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    :eek: I'm speechless!! Maybe she trained in America where EVERYONE has epidurals and syntocinon! I remember one night i was watching that horrid 'Maternity Ward' show on Foxtel and one of the 'Obstetric Nurses' as they call themselves was looking after a young girl who wanted a natural no pain relief birth. She said "This is going to be difficult because she doesn't want an epidural so i'm going to have to try and be really creative". I was like :eek: Her being creative is what we do naturally. LOL Hmmmm hope there are no American Obstetric nurses perusing this forum

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    I will have to remember to check what her name is next time I am at work & make a note of it. If I am unlucky enough to have her, I will be making it clear that she is NOT TO OFFER pain relief.

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