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Why does it seem doctors are against natural childbirth?

Why does it seem doctors are against natural childbirth?

Depends on variables: When you've taken care of newborns for decades you want mom's to have a great experience and a happy outcome.You hope for the best but plan for the worst.Locally we saw one popular midwife involved in 5 baby deaths in a 1 year period.Early recognition and care would have saved them.We hate to see avoidable calamity in a risky setting.The risks are too great to treat this like planning a party. ...Read more

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Most in the natural childbirth community say obgyns don't practice evidence based medicine. Is this true?

No : That is untrue. We do practice evidence based medicine and the decision about the mode of delivery is made on an individual patient baises. ...Read more

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Will I be able to have a natural childbirth if I had to have a c-section last time?

Will I be able to have a natural childbirth if I had to have a c-section last time?

Depends: Vbac (vaginal birth after c-sec) depends on many factors. Type of incision, reason for c-section, no contraindications for tol (trial of labor) such as previa, malposition, etc. But most important, the facility needs to be able to do emergent c-sections in case of the rare (1/100) but catastrophic risk of uterine rupture. Make sure you have 24/7 anesthesia & surgery teams. Have a safe delivery. ...Read more

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Any one out there frustrated by natural childbirth people online who try to tell women what to do?

Any one out there frustrated by natural childbirth people online who try to tell women what to do?

Depends: You have to take all advice as just that., advise. There are plenty of people who consider themselves experts and have never studied or even gone through what they advise others. You can't believe everything you read. ...Read more

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Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Ultrasound: Hi, I think it's crucial to have ultrasound during pregnancy to make sure the fetus grows normally and there is no abnormality. Having Ultrasound doesn't mean your parents won't have a natural grandchild. Please follow the OB recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Depends: There is certainly high risk for baby if you have an outbreak at or around the time of delivery. There is a possibility you could deliver between outbreaks & not pass it to baby.However, there have been cases where no outbreak was evident but baby acquired the germ during delivery, developed herpes encephalitis & died as a result. The risk is always present so discuss it with your ob. ...Read more