Allyson's Hospital Birth Story
I have had two hospital births.
My first came when I had just turned 19. It was a year of changes. I found out in
April I was pregnant, married in august and a mom in January.
The doc came in (not mine just some doc I had never met caught the baby sewed me up and slapped my leg and said "you did good kid." That was the last I saw of him. ( my doc was on vacation) I found out he gave me 1/4 inch episiotomy and I was mad why couldn't he have just left me be?
hospital stay was not great, What makes nurses so grumpy? I was
So she wheeled in a tv and vcr and made
me watch several hours of infant care movies. At least I think that is
what it was about I have to be honest I slept through most of them
(which also made her angry) I was so glad to go home. I
knew there had to be a better was for babies to be born.
Oh man I thought her head was going to pop right off!! She started to rant... "You woman all want healthy babies but ...." she stopped herself and said to go talk to the Bradley people. It was then I realized it was time to find a new health care provider.
It took us a while to get pregnant with
Holly. I was so happy when we did. I decided to find
a midwife. My husband was not so comfortable with the Idea.
To him it was like why drive a Chevy when you can drive a caddy. He
eventually came around but I pretty much had to say this is my body not
I got through this one with no drugs I
didn't even go to the hospital until I was 7-8 cm dilated. We were
there for less
than an hour before Holly showed. I asked for dim lights but
never got them.
The nurses and midwife talked about their Christmas shopping and I bit my
lip to stop myself from screaming at them to shut up (I just couldn't stand
the noise) And to put the cherry on top she brought an apprentice so I
delivered in a semi-reclined position so she could see, even though every
fiber in my being screamed to be on hands and knees.
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