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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Delivery Room

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By host - sandra.harmon"The most you can do to help guarantee that you have a birth that is positive is to choose the right people to be there with you."

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I did. They ignored me in favor of my attackers, and i almost died.
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One of the more helpful tips I received was to us the acronym BRAIN while in the hospital. When presented with something that goes against your birth plan: ask Benefits / ask Risks / ask Alternatives / use your Intuition / do Nothing or Negotiate. In an emergency of course the latter 2 can be tough, but in a hospital system that prioritizes getting you in and out faster, it can help to avoid unnecessary interventions.
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Women have been advocating since the seventies to change things.
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The best way is to educate yourself in depth about what will happen and what could happen so you will have INFORMED consent and not have to make a snap decision or simply go along with the doctors and nurses without fully understanding the decision.
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Assuming that you get a choice. I was PROM at 31 weeks - transferred to a hospital where my team did not have privileges.
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It would be nice if medical providers would support women. Not everyone has a partner, family or a doula in the room to advocate for them. And not everyone is in a position to advocate for themselves while in labor or giving birth.
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The notion of"a pleasant birth experience" sort of ignores 36 hours of pitocin induced labor and a sunny side up baby - the mormon tabernacle choir could have been singing and supporting me and no way in hell is that going to be a pleasant experience!!!!
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So you leave the less fortunate, the weak, the suffering souls
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Someone said Destiny determine family , [ not your options to choose the parents ] and you decide to leave or to be with whom?
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The biggest issue I had with my birth plan for baby #1 was that nobody told me it would be the worst pain ever, for 24+ hours. No birth plan or support person could help with that, I just needed silence and to be alone. Nobody understood that, I couldn’t articulate it at the time, it didn’t go as planned.
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Giving birth is taking children hostage with the full strength of Stockholm syndrome. We had no choice to come into this world or not. A natural parent is not that different from a desperate person stealing a baby. Too often, children become an excuse for parents for their lack of courage in face of our present world. The rich have fewer children than the poor because they are less pitiful.
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Trust in your medical providers to do what is best for you. They know far more than you do.
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