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Read these comments... tell me what you think. The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
31st Jul

Was just casually looking up safe ways to get a head-start on labor and ways to make my body more effective when I DO go into labor and came across this article....



http://www.parenting.com/article/tips-for-jump-starting-labor



The article itself isn't bad but I was just curious what you all thought of the comments at the bottom and if you have the same thoughts that I do...



... I'm not going to say what I was thinking yet because I want you all to go in with a blank slate.

Lumen.Ash Due November 23; 1 child; Denver, Colorado 1272 posts
31st Jul

I think everyone commenting needs to spend sometime on BG to get their mind straight...



Did you see the girl that wanted the baby to come at 35 weeks?!

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
31st Jul

Yes. Yes I did. I also saw the one that said her doctor was a quack because he wasn't checking for dilation and effacement at every appointment....

Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 10732 posts
31st Jul

Most of the comments just seemed like they're uneducated on fetal development and it's sad that they don't try to learn what their baby is doing and how important their development is while they are still inside. In my personal life I've talked to women and what they said just shocked me when they said their babies are exactly so and so weight because the U/S is 100% accurate or that they have to have a c section at 37 weeks because the baby didn't turn at 30 weeks so their doctor thinks it's best to not even check again. It just drives me crazy when they tell me I'm wrong.

Lumen.Ash Due November 23; 1 child; Denver, Colorado 1272 posts
31st Jul
Quoting Noneya Business:" Most of the comments just seemed like they're uneducated on fetal development and it's sad that they ... [snip!] ... turn at 30 weeks so their doctor thinks it's best to not even check again. It just drives me crazy when they tell me I'm wrong."


Ugh!! C section at 37 weeks?! That;s ridiculous.

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
31st Jul

Big part of the reason I linked that article with those comments is because when I was newer (I'm still pretty green) on BG, I posted a thread about how it was annoying to me, as a nurse, to see women who want to go to a hospital for birth but completely refuse any of the interventions.... and went on to say that the general population just isn't informed about the risks and benefits enough to make those kind of calls.... well, it ended in a heated discussion.... about how ALL patients are ALWAYS the expert on their OWN care and should be able to make their own choices regardless of how irresponsible/uniformed their decisions are...



I will reach a little and say that from MY perspective, most of the women that are interested enough in raising healthy kids and having healthy pregnancies to have a BG account and discuss issues related to those issues are a lot more self-educated and informed about their risks vs. benefits than the general population having babies.



And I think the comments on this article really highlight the fact that people really have no clue...

. Way, MA, United States 73770 posts
31st Jul
Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 10732 posts
31st Jul
Quoting Lumen.Ash:" Ugh!! C section at 37 weeks?! That;s ridiculous. "


It's disgusting that women think they have to agree with everything a doctor said. I told mine that I will refuse a c section unless my LO's life is in immediate danger. They respected it. I went to almost 42 weeks and when people found out about that they thought I was crazy for going over 40 :roll:

Lumen.Ash Due November 23; 1 child; Denver, Colorado 1272 posts
31st Jul
Quoting Noneya Business:" It's disgusting that women think they have to agree with everything a doctor said. I told mine that ... [snip!] ... respected it. I went to almost 42 weeks and when people found out about that they thought I was crazy for going over 40 :roll:"


I would much rather go to 42 weeks than have to spend a couple nights in NICU....

Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 10732 posts
31st Jul
Quoting Lumen.Ash:" I would much rather go to 42 weeks than have to spend a couple nights in NICU.... "


I try not to say much to other people because I know they won't listen. But I tell them that when they look at me like :shock:

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
31st Jul

Wow those people are crazy. It seems quite ignorant, and I'm sure a lot of people are pretty uneducated and just don't seem to care to do research about things. But the good thing is, at least it is very very rare to actually force yourself into labor, so all these people begging for 35 weekers will just have to wait.

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
31st Jul

I didn't see any comments... :( I'm mobile, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
31st Jul

Some of these women sound very stupid. 35 weeks and wanting to have their babies. saying they are 6+ cm with contractions 4 mins apart but they are not in the hospital.

Rosanna Bennett 2 kids; 4 angel babies; South Sioux City, Nebraska 177 posts
31st Jul

WTF!!! I know with my first 2 I started to get antsy for their birth, but nothing like that! With my first the hospital was only a few blocks away so no worries there. My second had to drive about an hour away so was hoping that i didn't have a fast labor with him (although ended up inducing a few days before due date). But nowhere in either of those pregnancies was I wanting to find a way to induce on my own...that scary to think about. all the health risks the baby could have...yikes. some people scare me!