Sun, Jan 27 2013 at 3:32 AM
This is an incredibly irresponsible article. Studies consistently find that vaginal births are far safer the C-sections, even VABC births.
Sun, Jan 27 2013 at 3:14 AM
I believe this! I was completely ready for a natural birthing experience, but when I arrived at the birthing center, the nurse took one look at my small frame and suggested I get an IV started, "just in case." Then they brought in all the tools for a C-section, "just in case." At that time, the reality of all the possible dangers caused me to get very nervous! I ended up having a forty hour labor because my labor kept stalling. I had no complications and had a vaginal birth. I'm sure now that I know I can do it, I won't be as freaked out next time. Forty hours was not fun, and I've felt all along that it was my nerves that caused it to take so long.
Sun, Jan 27 2013 at 3:12 AM
So many women give up right away and claim they couldn't produce enough. This is nonsense in almost every case. It is incredibly rare for a woman to not be able to produce enough. The truth is, they are uneducated about nursing. In the first few days, a newborn hardly needs any milk, so the breasts take a few days to reach full production. You have to keep nursing to stimulate that production, so if you give up right away claiming low supply, you'll never get to the point where you do make milk.