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In hopes to having a HBA3C please tell me what to read or do

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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 I already found a midwife. her office is  a few streets down, so exceited about that.  

I need to do some reading but where to start?  Also I know she takes payments so we can pay her monthly so we are set there. 

Ideas?

by on Jan. 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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doulala
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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ICAN meetings & their website (along with the unnecessarean, vbac.com, etc).   Keep working on info & encouragement, this support translates into confidence and will help you appreciate that you can do this.

:-)

lundaylove
by on Jan. 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

good stuff to read----

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic

Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte

Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read (out of print)

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

The Birth Book By Martha Sears

Having a Baby, Naturally By Peggy O'Mara

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method By Marie Mongan

The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin

A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong

Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley

VBAC & Cesaren

Artemis Speaks:VBAC Stories and Natural Childbirth Information By Nan Koehler

The Silent Knife by Nancy Cohen

History of Childbirth

BIRTH: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America by Richard Wertz

Brought to Bed: Childbirth in America, 1750-1950 by Judith Leavitt

Maternity Care System

Born in the USA Marsden Wagner

PUSHED by Jennifer Block

Obstetric Myths Vs. Reseach Realities by Henci Goer

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis Floyd

Pursuing the Birth Machine by Marsden Wagner

Midwifery

Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong

A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Midwives: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian

The Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Hearts Open Wide: Midwives & Births by Pam Wellish

Diary of a Midwife: Power of Positive Childbearing by Juliana Olphen-Fehr

Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga by Carol Leonard

Hearts and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Elizabeth Davis

Cesaren and VBAC

http://www.vbac.com/

http://www.ican-online.org/

http://www.childbirth.org/section/VBACindex.html

http://www.mothering.com/articles/pregnancy_birth/cesarean_vbac/cesarean_vbac.html

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10212

id suggest just getting your hands on anything and everything related to natural birth and homebirthing. read and read and read. and then just KNOW you are meant to do this, you are meant to give birth thru your vagina. You can do it! Watch birthing videos on youtube for homebirths after csections, there are alot of them out there. Set your mind to it that You can do this, you will do it and nothing will stop you and honestly you should do great. 

Baby4us09
by Rebecca on Jan. 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

 Oh wow, thank you! 

Quoting lundaylove:

good stuff to read----

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic

 

Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte

Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read (out of print)

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

The Birth Book By Martha Sears

Having a Baby, Naturally By Peggy O'Mara

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method By Marie Mongan

The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin

A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong

Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley

 

VBAC & Cesaren

Artemis Speaks:VBAC Stories and Natural Childbirth Information By Nan Koehler

The Silent Knife by Nancy Cohen

 

History of Childbirth

BIRTH: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America by Richard Wertz

Brought to Bed: Childbirth in America, 1750-1950 by Judith Leavitt

 

Maternity Care System

Born in the USA Marsden Wagner

PUSHED by Jennifer Block

Obstetric Myths Vs. Reseach Realities by Henci Goer

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis Floyd

Pursuing the Birth Machine by Marsden Wagner

Midwifery

Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong

A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Midwives: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian

The Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Hearts Open Wide: Midwives & Births by Pam Wellish

Diary of a Midwife: Power of Positive Childbearing by Juliana Olphen-Fehr

Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga by Carol Leonard

Hearts and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Elizabeth Davis

Cesaren and VBAC

http://www.vbac.com/

http://www.ican-online.org/

http://www.childbirth.org/section/VBACindex.html

http://www.mothering.com/articles/pregnancy_birth/cesarean_vbac/cesarean_vbac.html

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10212

id suggest just getting your hands on anything and everything related to natural birth and homebirthing. read and read and read. and then just KNOW you are meant to do this, you are meant to give birth thru your vagina. You can do it! Watch birthing videos on youtube for homebirths after csections, there are alot of them out there. Set your mind to it that You can do this, you will do it and nothing will stop you and honestly you should do great. 

 

hopealways4019
by on Jan. 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM
I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jan. 29, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Well I second all of the info you were given already. Just trust yourself and your body! Are you planning on doing any Hypnobirthing? I recommend hynobabies or Hypnobirthing
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Mrs.Salz
by on Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Why don't you trust midwives?

Nearly all out-of-hosptial midwives take payments; it's pretty standard. It's a strain on many families to pay $2-5 thousand cash in a lump sum.

Quoting hopealways4019:

I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!


aped
by on Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM


Quoting hopealways4019:

I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!

I'd trust a midwife before a money-grubbing OB.

And she proabbly takes payments because it's not covered by their insurance.

Why the hell are you even INa group that prmotes natural birth when youobviously have a bias against those who can GIVE their patients a natural birth

tansyflower
by on Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

yeah this is stupid.  my midwife has caught over 2,000 babies and she takes payments because insurance doesnt cover her costs and she knows it can be a hard to pay thousands out of pocket all at once.

midwives are very good at what they do and there is no reason not to "trust" them....if you want a natural birth i would trust a midwife over a surgeon any day of the week!

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Why don't you trust midwives?

Nearly all out-of-hosptial midwives take payments; it's pretty standard. It's a strain on many families to pay $2-5 thousand cash.

Quoting hopealways4019:

I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!



aped
by on Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

EXACTLY! Midwife=natural birth. OB=interventions and possibly surgery


Quoting tansyflower:

yeah this is stupid.  my midwife has caught over 2,000 babies and she takes payments because insurance doesnt cover her costs and she knows it can be a hard to pay thousands out of pocket all at once.

midwives are very good at what they do and there is no reason not to "trust" them....if you want a natural birth i would trust a midwife over a surgeon any day of the week!

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Why don't you trust midwives?

Nearly all out-of-hosptial midwives take payments; it's pretty standard. It's a strain on many families to pay $2-5 thousand cash.

Quoting hopealways4019:

I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!




hopealways4019
by on Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Sorry don't want to scare you! But me hearing about females dying! Was enough for me, to let a doctor delivered my kids, in hospital! Really can't trust them either! But they have more experienced! But good luck!


Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Why don't you trust midwives?

Nearly all out-of-hosptial midwives take payments; it's pretty standard. It's a strain on many families to pay $2-5 thousand cash in a lump sum.

Quoting hopealways4019:

I don't trust midwives! And she take payments! Lol! Sounds desperate! Business must be slow!



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