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Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63826 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" See they did all those test in the room with me, same for all the other women who birthed there babies at the same hospital as me. "


You were in the room with all of those babies when said testing was done?

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5432 posts
status 8th Jun '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [32 wks]:" You were in the room with all of those babies when said testing was done?"



They have one person that goes to your room and does the test there. I gave birth here. http://www.suttersantacruz.org/ I live in Santa Cruz. We have more women having homebirths & natural birth and breastfeeding and babywearing then most places you can seriously walk around with your b**b out and baby nursing and no one will give you a second glance its so the norm here.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" They have one person that goes to your room and does the test there. I gave birth here. http://www.suttersantacruz.org/ ... [snip!] ... can seriously walk around with your b**b out and baby nursing and no one will give you a second glance its so the norm here. "


Must be nice. Sounds very peaceful.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5432 posts
status 8th Jun '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" Must be nice. Sounds very peaceful."


It is! Its really liberal. Where do you live? Sorry if my original post came off rude, it just baffles me that babies would be separated from the mommy. What was your first birth experience like?

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" It is! Its really liberal. Where do you live? Sorry if my original post came off rude, it just baffles me that babies would be separated from the mommy. What was your first birth experience like? "


Buffalo NY.



My first... I was 7 cm when I got to the hospital. I knew I didn't want an epidural but I knew nothing. I did no research while pregnant. They gave me pitocin, and said I "needed" it. I had no idea what it was. I wasn't allowed to get up and walk around because I had to keep the monitor on for LO's heart. I got up to pee and just started gushing blood.



When he was born, he wasn't breathing. It was like 10-15 minutes before he came to (I think, IDK it just seemed like FOR. EV. ER.) and then they didn't ask/tell me to feed him. I didn't know it was important to get skin to skin right away or try to latch him. He didn't cry or anything really. Hours later they gave me a bottle to try and feed him. No one asked me if I wanted to BF and I didn't say anything, cause I really didn't know. When I got home, I had soooo much milk so I figured it would be a breeze, but he wouldn't latch. I didn't know anything about nipple shields. Before I got pregnant with LO2 i read an article online about pitocin and I was livid. I changed doctor's right away and made sure it was one that delivered at a different hospital. Ugh.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smokey_Taboo:</b>" See they did all those test in the room with me, same for all the other women who birthed there babies at the same hospital as me. "</blockquote>



Yeah same here. My hospital doesn't have a nursery, just a NICU. But the nurses did offer to take her when they realized I hadn't slept the entire 3 days I was there. But the reason I didn't sleep was because I was afraid of something happening to her. They did the tests in the room. They took her to the NICU every time they tested her Billi levels (she had severe jaundice) and I'd call them every 30 minutes to check the status. Lol. I had a really traumatic delivery, I think I might have had a touch of PTSD considering I didn't sleep for 72 hours and was super paranoid.

Rochelle Hussey Due September 10 (boy); 1 child; St John's, 1147 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [32 wks]:</b>" You were in the room with all of those babies when said testing was done?"</blockquote>
Neither one of my children left my room, they tested at bedside and encouraged skin to skin to help my milk production. I had the same line of questions about the clothing as well. Idk how it works in other places, or even for mothers where I am. I guess they take visual cues and they can tell if a new Mom needs help, it's their job. I have heard of mothers being bullied or shamed into giving their newborns formula, has it ever been done without consent? I'd just like to know.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" I hope the nurses are keeping a list of those mamas to CSA can become involved!"


So mothers are unfit because they let the nurses take their babies to the nursery.... which was made for the babies to go into... to be cared for by educated and trained nurses?

Rochelle Hussey Due September 10 (boy); 1 child; St John's, 1147 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" Must be nice. Sounds very peaceful."</blockquote>
It is the same here as well. I never once hear a discouraging word, never had to cover up, never had to justify my decisions to anyone. I understand what smokey taboo is saying, as someone who had a completely positive experience.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" So mothers are unfit because they let the nurses take their babies to the nursery.... which was made for the babies to go into... to be cared for by educated and trained nurses?"


it was a sarcastic comment.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" it was a sarcastic comment."


oh, okay. I didn't read it that way lol

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5432 posts
status 8th Jun '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" Buffalo NY. My first... I was 7 cm when I got to the hospital. I knew I didn't want an epidural but ... [snip!] ... pitocin and I was livid. I changed doctor's right away and made sure it was one that delivered at a different hospital. Ugh."


Im sorry it was so hard the first time around, Im sure it will me much more positive now that you have more knowledge under your belt this time. I was also young I had my daughter my godmom gave me Ina May Guide to Childbirth and it seriously change my life. Everything that I was feeling inside, was there on paper, it was that total Awha! moment.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" So mothers are unfit because they let the nurses take their babies to the nursery.... which was made for the babies to go into... to be cared for by educated and trained nurses?"


you must of missed my first post, which would of helped you see the sarcasm in my second post.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" you must of missed my first post, which would of helped you see the sarcasm in my second post. "</blockquote>



I really must have. I'm sorry

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" you must of missed my first post, ... [snip!] ... first post, which would of helped you see the sarcasm in my second post. "</blockquote> I really must have. I'm sorry"


lol..its all good. I dont try to judge any mama :)