My whole life my Mother liked to tell me the story of my birth. She did leave out one big detail until I had two c-sections for fetal distress. Surprise I left you in fetal distress for over an hour because "they just didn't do c-sections back then" and "you were just tired". She and her doctors did it with my older brother too who has several learning disabilities that had made his life very difficult and both my brother and myself have had seizures in childhood.
This is the woman who had to tell me how great it was that she had her babies naturally while her step sister had c-sections(they waited long enough to do her first that they almost killed her oldest). My Mom also has permanent injuries to her pelvis because of my birth and what the midwife tried instead of doing the vacuum or surgery and that's "just part of having kids".
Ok maybe I don't blame my Mother because they doctors make the call on who gets a cesarean but what the hell was wrong with doctors(in the case of my birth the midwife) in the 80's?
Maybe that's one reason that the cesarean rate has gone up so much is because doctors stopped taking stupid chances with babies and the ones around here stopped making women try to VBAC(long story but based on many women around here who had babies in the 80's and early 90's).
Asked by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Apr. 29, 2013 in General Parenting
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Answer by DJDNY at 7:27 PM on Apr. 29, 2013
Sorry your brother was effected the most by this- but I can just say that modern medicine continues to make advances in many areas. At least you are healthy now & you know that if you decide to have children, you can go in well informed with a Dr. that has more training & knowledge then they did 30 + years ago.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2013
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Answer by Bmat at 8:00 PM on Apr. 29, 2013
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