Ok after delivering 2 in a hospital and having an aweful experience with the L&D nurses my first... and a much better with my 2nd (LOL one nurse was a little resistant but did good
Anyways how open are you to 100% natural births?
I mean my DS was a natural birth but met with a lot of resistance from my L&D nurse. With my first my nurse was down right mean about me wanting a natural birth.
With my son my nurse was the "natural birth specialist" but yet she wasn't. Every fwe min was trying to do EFM with every contraction, told me no about everything I requested. (I wanted to push squatting on floor, she said no, lol i ignored her and just did it) She wanted me in bed.. lol OB didn't care he said hang upside down if I wanted.. it was only the nurse.
She and my midwife who was with me as a doula really butted heads. Told me no wash cloth on perineum while pushing (LOL i thought that felt great! no need for that thing washcloth on the forehead!). Kept wanting me to put on gown vs letting me run butt naked or wear my own clothes (skirt and bra).
With my first the nurse was down right aweful. Told me to "get a grip" working thru a very fast labor/transition (3hours) as a first time mom. Came in every 5-10 min asking me if I was ready for epidural yet...refused to give me IV meds when requested or zofran (lots of puking)
Is this the norm? How do all of you feel you fit in with natural births or do you not like them? Love them? Think they are more or less work? What are your thoughts on mothers with birthplans for natural births or wanting one? Anyone here never even seen a natural or drug/intervention free birth?
both times my postpartum nurses both times were fabulous.