Quoting empire state of mind:" When did they find out about the broken tailbone? I'm an L&D nurse (I think I said that?) And I don't think I've ever had someone break their tailbone"
Not until 6 months after. I was still in terrible pain & it was no better so they finally did an x-ray. They'd been telling me I bruised it all along. My nurse said she heard a pop, so then the Dr tried saying it was maybe out of alignment or some crap. I couldn't go up the stairs for 2 months & even then it was very painful to do. :/ It took well over a year to start to feel better & it still hurts when I set on hard surfaces for very long. They offered to do surgery to remove the tip, but said I would hurt all over again for quite a while, so I said no thank you....I know it would fix the aching I get sometimes, but I work around it & do okay.
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I agree. It was a terrible sound. ANYWAY...my ... [snip!] ... Oh my! I'm so glad I had a c-section!!!!! I'm sorry sorry you had that horrendous experience. Ugh!"
Thank you - I tried to tell people I thought I had PTSD for a bit after & they just didn't understand, at all. I'd wake up from nightmares I was still in labor. i also couldn't get an epi because they couldn't get the space between my vertebrae to even do it. I got 12 pokes for standard epi & 3 for an attempt at a cervical block, since (from what they said) it is thinner fluid to inject & can be done with thinner needles....but again, no dice. So I did it all with no pain meds too. The good news? After that, I seriously feel fearless, for real. Any time I look at a daunting task I think "I live through THAt, thsi should be easy"...lol The other good news is that I had planned on a non medicated birth, so I had SOME coping tools lined up & my mantra was "pain won't kill you, it's just makes you wish you were dead". Anyway - 2nd baby was also super long labor (about the same) but EASY recovery & easy pushing. God I am not looking forward to #3, since I expect no different for duration. I just birth realllly slow I guess.
I had about 3 days with the boys & because I was 37 weeks, they wouldn't even break my water to help me try to move it along. They don't consider it full term, just term, so they are waiting to see if labor stops or some shit. I don't know - I just know I am not getting ANY reassurance that it will be any difference in policy this time around. With contractions 2 mins apart it still took me 36 hrs or more to get to 4 cm dial;ted & I stayed there for over 12 hrs with each baby. I just try not to think about it at this point or I'll give myself chest pain. LOL
Quoting empire state of mind:" Maybe I'm in the minority now, but I don't believe in this whole unlimited visitors policy my hospital ... [snip!] ... completely unsafe. Family members are nosy. I can't get my job done. And they offer very little support to the mother in labor."
I agree with this, while the mother is in labor. Afterwards it's whatever. I didn't want a room full of people while I was in labor and giving birth. I barely wanted my SO there. lol.
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" I agree with this, while the mother is in labor. Afterwards it's whatever. I didn't want a room full of people while I was in labor and giving birth. I barely wanted my SO there. lol. "
Quoting Tween & Twinadoes:" Thought of another one. Maybe the ultimate unpopular opinion... I don't think all judgement is wrong. ... [snip!] ... cloth vs. disposable. I mean on parents' and society's conduct towards children and in other ways that impact them indirectly."
I agree. EVERYONE judges if they have an opinion on something. I think that judgments are always perceived as a negative thing, when that isn't the case.
I hate when people use either their real or imagined mental and emotional "disorders" as an excuse for being an asshole.
Quoting .Colleen.:" I hate when people use either their real or imagined mental and emotional "disorders" as an excuse for being an asshole."
I'm sorry that my sociopathic tendencies make me such a bitch to everyone.
Quoting Don't. Blink.:" I'm sorry that my sociopathic tendencies make me such a bitch to everyone. :twisted:"
My sociopathic tendencies will cut you bitch.
but it's totally not my fault.
Quoting .Colleen.:" My sociopathic tendencies will cut you bitch. but it's totally not my fault."
Free motherfucking pass.