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UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" Yes, it has always been a passion. But I started and got pregnant young (16) so I worked for a bit as ... [snip!] ... a stay at home mom, had two more kids. Got divorced and now remarried having another baby and trying to finish my dreams. :)"</blockquote>



That's so awesome! I was considering becoming a midwife, as well. I'm going to get through having midwives deliver my baby first, then see how I feel about it from there. Lol I've been changing what I think I want to do with my life practically every week lately. Haha pregnancy has made my indecisiveness 10x worse

Allie&Maggie♥ 1 child; West Virginia 3414 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Honda450:" Thanks, it is never to late."


That is very true! I see why it's a passion too you, I find it interesting too.

Allie&Maggie♥ 1 child; West Virginia 3414 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" Yes, it has always been a passion. But I started ... [snip!] ... what I think I want to do with my life practically every week lately. Haha pregnancy has made my indecisiveness 10x worse"


Same here. I have no idea what I want to do in school.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting alli marie ♥:</b>" I feel ya! I don't work until late tomorrow so I don't have to go to bed early. I'm so excited! We ... [snip!] ... early. I'm so excited! We will be able to go through our pregnancies together since our due dates are just a few weeks apart!"</blockquote>




I know! And I'll probably deliver closer to your date, too since I'm birthing at a birth center and they don't do inductions and it's my first so I feel I'm going to go quite a bit over my due date.

Allie&Maggie♥ 1 child; West Virginia 3414 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting alli marie ♥:</b>" I feel ya! I don't work until late ... [snip!] ... at a birth center and they don't do inductions and it's my first so I feel I'm going to go quite a bit over my due date."


It's my first too and I'm hoping I don't go overdue lol

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" Yes, it has always been a passion. But I started ... [snip!] ... what I think I want to do with my life practically every week lately. Haha pregnancy has made my indecisiveness 10x worse"

Pregnancy does that to me too. I just know that I have been having doctors tell me I have to do this and that, and hospitals as well. It is so annoying I am still human and it is my body, my baby, MY choice. But they act as though when you walk through the doors you no longer have an opinion you are just a paycheck and have to have the baby taken out the fastest way, without consideration of what's actually best. I want to make sure women have choices. I have had a midwife and loved it, two were born by doctors and it wasn't good.

KatieJoAnn 1 child; Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 111 posts
16th Oct '12

Yeah I have just barely 13 weeks left, it seems like I've been pregnant forever, but at the same time. Time has flown by. I'm just so excited to meet the little guy, and love him. It's weird to think that my next baby appt (Nov 8th) I'll only have 10 weeks, and I'll be going to the be OB every 2 weeks. It's all a great experience with of course some bad side affects, but it's all worth it, and the wait (: It's almost 9 here, and I'm just relaxing. Probably gonna head to bed soon since I gotta be at work at 6am. And tell ya what. They say in your 1st trimester you get tired, 'I'll be in my 3rd next week, and I get tired easily now than I did than, Of course work kicks my butt.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" Pregnancy does that to me too. I just know that I have been having doctors tell me I have to do this ... [snip!] ... best. I want to make sure women have choices. I have had a midwife and loved it, two were born by doctors and it wasn't good. "</blockquote>




Omg! We have the same exact views! ^.^
I hate when people try to argue it, too. It's what our bodies are meant to do, why mess with it? Not to mention, exactly as you said, doctors don't care about your opinion or what you want, they care about your money and getting home as quickly as possible.
Plus, everyone I've known that's had a hospital birth in my area has either had a c-section or been on the verge of having one. Sorry, not for me.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting KatieJoAnn:</b>" Yeah I have just barely 13 weeks left, it seems like I've been pregnant forever, but at the same time. ... [snip!] ... you get tired, 'I'll be in my 3rd next week, and I get tired easily now than I did than, Of course work kicks my butt."</blockquote>




I've heard the third trimester is pretty exhausting as well! Lol I'm so not looking forward to it! I feel ya on the work! I'm trying to find something I can do from home, or get to a point of making cloth diapers, onesies, etc. to sell, but we'll see how well that works out.
What do you do for work?

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" Pregnancy does that to me too. I just know that ... [snip!] ... known that's had a hospital birth in my area has either had a c-section or been on the verge of having one. Sorry, not for me."

EXACTLY!!!!! I do everything natural, and there is nothing wrong with not going that route. But I know I will ALWAYS listen and respect what mom wants. It drives me nuts. I know there are others like me so I want to make sure they can have the same choice as I do and help them achieve that!

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" EXACTLY!!!!! I do everything natural, and there is nothing wrong with not going that route. But I know ... [snip!] ... nuts. I know there are others like me so I want to make sure they can have the same choice as I do and help them achieve that!"</blockquote>




That's so great! I'm lucky that there's a lot of birth centers in my area, and got to have what I wanted in the end even after lots of insurance complications.
But yeah, some people get offended when I say something about how hospitals do things so I want to clarify, to not hurt any feelings here, that I do understand natural isn't for all women, and I do not think any less of women who take advantage of modern medicine, I think less of the doctors and hospitals that take advantage of pregnant women and present options like we have no choice or say in it.
I practically got attacked on a post a few days ago because I was ranting about how some girl told me she thinks I'm going to change my mind when I get farther along in pregnancy after I got done telling her all the research I've done and options I've looked into. I hate having to defend my choice for wanting to have birth the way our bodies were meant to.

KatieJoAnn 1 child; Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 111 posts
16th Oct '12

McDonalds, I was working there when I was 16.17 and quit. But when I was first pregnant. I was working at Burger King, but quit because they were so rude about my baby appts, and the smells made me so nausea, I couldn't do it. Well, at 4 months pregnant, I put in literally 17 applications and had 3 interviews, and nothing. I was already showing by than too. I really wanted the extra money, so, I put my application back into McDonalds, and they hired me back. But they're really nice there about me being pregnant, plus I have epilepsy, (no seizures since I've been pregnant, thank god) So, they're really nice, it just gets tiring because it's fast food, and we get super busy.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" EXACTLY!!!!! I do everything natural, and there ... [snip!] ... and options I've looked into. I hate having to defend my choice for wanting to have birth the way our bodies were meant to."


Exactly, I am doing a UC so my husband is delivering my baby. I to am not against anyone. But I think doctors and hospitals bully you into things, if that doesn't work they claim hospital policy. I always say remember it is the PRACTICE of medicine. Plus everyone is different and so is every baby. Sady you can't prevent or always see everything coming but man the risks of being induced and having a c-sec is NUTS. Unless you medically had to why would you pick that? But I get ripped apart all the time. Especially for spreading knowledge on natural induction. LOL Mostly by nurses. Ones that push medicine, which has side effects to baby and you. UGH

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
16th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting KatieJoAnn:</b>" McDonalds, I was working there when I was 16.17 and quit. But when I was first pregnant. I was working ... [snip!] ... I've been pregnant, thank god) So, they're really nice, it just gets tiring because it's fast food, and we get super busy."</blockquote>



Oh yeah, I can imagine that would be tiring! Lucky they took you back, too. I've found that it's so hard to find a job while pregnant. I tried to find a different job than the one I have to hopefully get a little better pay, but it seems no one wants to hire a pregnant girl.
I work at CVS pharmacy though, in the front, and I've realized it's not too bad because it doesn't get too busy and I can go off to the side and sit down when I need to if I'm getting too tired or light headed. My manager is pretty oblivious to the fact that I'm pregnant and can't be on my feet for 8 hours at a time, but he's pretty good at understanding when I bring things to his attention that I can't do. Lol so it's not too bad, but it can be tiring some days.

KatieJoAnn 1 child; Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 111 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Amber :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" EXACTLY!!!!! I do everything natural, and there ... [snip!] ... and options I've looked into. I hate having to defend my choice for wanting to have birth the way our bodies were meant to."


Everybody has there own opinion, and girls can do what they want with their bodies. My opinion is, if it's not you than you shouldn't make a big deal about it, ya know? I would really love to give birth without and medication, but at the same time I have epilepsy, my brain can only handle so much stress, tiredness, and pain. So, they might have to for the safety of me and the baby and I hadn't have a seizure during it. I just believe everybody has their own opinion and it really bugs me when girls make such a big deal about it... Just like with getting boys circumsized, if it's not your little boy, don't worry about it. There's a difference between giving somebody advice/telling an opinion rather people attacking and all that crap.