belly's favorite tv show right now...is baby story. she calls it "having babies".
please don't get all higher than thou with me right now. i know that it isn't the most "appropriate" show for a child to watch. she is the type of child that is ALWAYS learning. she wants to KNOW things. not just be TOLD things. we watch it in a very open manner. she's allowed to ask questions. i answer them. what can i say...i like to see babies being born too! and i really think it made her less-scared when i was at the hospital with coconut. she kinda knew what was happening...anyhoo...
she's watching this "having babies" this morning. and i am absolutely offended by the doctor on the show this morning. the mother wished to have a natural childbirth. the doctor was CONSTANTLY throwing interventions at her. i know i'm not a doc. i know that i didn't know the full circumstances. but it seems to me that offering pitocin just because she is 3 cm and should hurry up is asking for it. (she denied it...good girl) then offering pitocin again when she's 9 1/2 cm! that's bound to stall labor, isn't it? yes, she was able to rest...but 9 1/2 cm?? wouldn't she have just made it through in a relatively short amount of time?? then of course...she was offered an epidural at that point. (which she took). and the doc mentioned something about...if that's how she's planning on pushing (prior to the epi)...she'll just be ineffective. what kind of a doc talks to you like that?? wouldn't you be a wee bit more supportive and encouraging??
what the hell...isn't this HER birth?? not the docs?? who gets to make the decisions?
a few others have been writing their birth stories lately...i think it's about time that i share too.
soon...my dear reader(s)...soon.