Do you research tests/conditions/interventions that may come up during your pregnancy and birth or do you leave it up to your doctor to inform you and make the best choice?

Do you do research on pregnancy?

  • I research everything I can about pregnancy & birth

  • I trust my doctor to do what is best

  • I only do research if something is of concern to me

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Submitted by at 6:22 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
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Do you do research on pregnancy?

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Submitted by at 6:22 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
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  • NoNonsense...
    Submitted by   at 7:02 PM on December 31, 2008

    Does "What to Expect When You're Expecting" count?

    lmao. I'm so joking. I research every aspect of parenting and babies to learn as much as I can and make the best choice for my children based on the facts and my gut.

  • TanyaR1024
    Submitted by   at 8:28 PM on December 31, 2008

    lol well for those reading this (Not you of course!) I just gotta say NO that book does not constitute research. Unless of course you read it along with 30 other books based on science and fact! I think alot of women thinking flipping through that God-awful book counts as research!

  • RanaAurora
    Submitted by   at 2:36 AM on January 1, 2009

    I would hope that every single woman would do endless research on pregnancy and birth. It affects you and your child for LIFE.
    If that's not important, I don't know what is.

    NoNonesenseMama, thanks for making soda come out my nose. You know that book makes me want to vomit. :)

  • PhilsBabyM...
    Submitted by   at 10:16 AM on January 1, 2009

    I researched everything I possibly could. I took responsibility for my health and the health of my baby. I ended up with a wonderful out of hospital birth, no drugs, and a healthy baby.

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 8:10 PM on January 1, 2009

    Yes. I'm a reader, anyway. Anything I can get my hands on.

    But, with all of my reading I was not prepared for finding out that my missed miscarriage and resulting uterine infection (carried the baby for 3 weeks after he/she died with no bleeding or indication of miscarriage) could lead to cervical scarring so thick I couldn't dilate in future labors. I labored pointlessly with my oldest and eventually had an emergency c-section... and found out in pregnancy # 2 about the scarring.

    I tried to know all I could LOL!

  • yourspecia...
    Submitted by   at 2:30 PM on January 4, 2009

    I did tons or research. I wish I hadn't known so much though. I did a lot of unnecessary worrying. In the end, you just have to have faith.

  • TanyaR1024
    Submitted by   at 10:55 PM on January 4, 2009

    79% do research? I call bullshit. Most chicks on here don't know a thing about pregnancy and birth.

  • samnjrsmom
    Submitted by   at 6:51 PM on January 14, 2009

    I didn't ever do any in-depth research about it. I have 2 healthy, smart, beautiful children and another one coming any day now. I trust my doctors and the advice that I get from friends and family, and I trust my maternal instinct and my common sense. If I have a question about something, I look it up, but I didn't feel the need to read a hundred books and get other people's opinions (because that's mostly what those books end up being full of..!) shoved down my throat. And we've done fine!People have been having healthy babies for the entirety of our species' existence, and didn't need to drown themselves in books to do it. I think it's great that you all had time to do so much research, but I think a lot of people take it too far! (not trying to offend anyone!!!)

  • TanyaR1024
    Submitted by   at 8:17 AM on January 15, 2009

    It's funny you said that people have been having babies since the beginning of time. That is WHY we have to do the research. In this culture, you don't "get" to have a baby the way women have for centuries unless you educate yourself and FIGHT for it!

  • MykhiMommy
    Submitted by   at 12:32 AM on January 16, 2009

    Even though, I'm on my 2nd son I still do research because alot of different things you learn as you go along because every pregnancy is not the same even within urself. Being preggo with my 2nd son 3 yrs later, I learn a lot more then I knew with my 1st son. So 4 me it does not matter how many kids I have I'm always do research because as time goes on things also change within time.

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