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Postby daytripper65 » Thu, 13 May 2010 8:18 pm

Hi mums,

I had my first two children in Japan, and was lucky enough to have a completely natural birth both times. Now I'm expecting my third here in Singapore, and I'm surprised to learn of a few things considered "standard" here.

First, is it standard hospital procedure to hook you up to an IV when you arrive in labor? Next, I recently learned that I'll have to have an intramuscular pitocin injection for the delivery of placenta. I do not want either of these interventions, unless medically necessary, and I just wonder what others experiences have been.

I've been very happy with my doc throughout, but the prospect of birthing in a hospital setting is beginning to look grim.

Thanks~
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Postby cbavasi » Thu, 13 May 2010 9:42 pm

Is the doctor telling you this or are you hearing it from friends? Have you spoken with your doctor about your wishes? I had my daughter here but was not pushed for intervention no IV hookup in the hospital. I can't speak for the injection for the placenta ... I'm not sure if I had that... I was just so happy to have the labor over and baby out. Again, I would speak to your doctor and tell her you do not want either intervention - if she is uncomfortable you may have to switch doctors.

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Postby daytripper65 » Fri, 14 May 2010 9:13 am

Hi,

My doctor informed me. In my research for what types of things to even put into a birth plan, I was taken aback by discovering that intervention is standard in some hospitals. When I questioned him about it, he confirmed that they do generally insert an IV, so that IF anything did go wrong, they wouldn't have to fuss around with that later, and he was even more insistent on the pitocin.

Unfortunately I'm too far along to change now. I've been happy with my doctor throughout, but given my past experiences and unfamiliarity with medical-intervention-philosophy, I am shocked to learn these things.

Moral of this story and my words of advice to others is to give serious thought to your personal philosophy about childbirth FROM THE BEGINNING and find a doctor/mid-wife who is supportive of what you want.
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Postby gravida » Fri, 14 May 2010 9:36 am

Which hospital are you going to give birth in?

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Postby thegoodwins » Sat, 15 May 2010 12:10 am

I had my second boy here and changed three ob until found the one I am comfortable with. I am very happy with him and I didn't have any of these,ob and midwifes followed everything I stated in my birthplan. It's never too late to change in singapore. I heared someone changed at 38 weeks preg. Good luck with everything!

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Postby thegoodwins » Sat, 15 May 2010 12:13 am

PS. I wanted and had drug free, natural birth.

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Postby in8mom » Wed, 19 May 2010 8:46 pm

I had my baby at home. I've heard Thompson is a more lax and will follow what you want for your birth. You do have a choice in how you want to birth your child. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.

Good luck.

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Postby Boombah » Sun, 23 May 2010 10:21 am

Try doctor Lai at Camden medical. http://www.acompanyforwomen.com.sg/lai.htm

We have seen 3 doctors here and he was by far the most accommodating. He looked at the birth plan and laughed as it was his standard procedures. Other doctors we saw refused to accepts parts of the plan.

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Postby batgirl_cdn » Sat, 29 May 2010 4:45 pm

Dr Lai is good, but just check his fee schedule, because the last time I saw it he charges the same amount for an unmedicated uncomplicated vaginal birth as he does for a c-section. His lowest fee is for a standard medicated birth.

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Postby daytripper65 » Mon, 31 May 2010 9:35 pm

Hi,

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.
I came up with a "natural birth plan," and my doctor
seems willing to work with me on everything, although
he strongly suggests the pitocin, especially since it's
my third, which apparently poses a higher risk for
uterine atonement/hemmorhage.

Thanks again~
Let your soul and spirit fly

...into the mystic--VM

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Postby daytripper65 » Mon, 31 May 2010 9:35 pm

Hi,

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.
I came up with a "natural birth plan," and my doctor
seems willing to work with me on everything, although
he strongly suggests the pitocin, especially since it's
my third, which apparently poses a higher risk for
uterine atonement/hemmorhage.

Thanks again~
Let your soul and spirit fly

...into the mystic--VM

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Postby batgirl_cdn » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:07 pm

daytripper65 that is great if your doctor is on board with your wishes. You can always change at any time if the actions or attitude don't match the words... The pitocin injection after the birth for the delivery of the placenta isn't such a biggie, a pretty easy point to concede on :) I wish you a wonderful birth of baby 3!

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Postby in8mom » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:49 pm

If you do not want any medications, then you shouldn't have any. If you've already had 2 natural births, why settle for anything less?

Be strong.

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Postby Eline Cain » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:13 pm

Have you thought about the delivery method. I would suggest traditional vaginal delivery
Apparently C-sections are more dangerous according to this article:

http://bit.ly/aCN3vY

Good luck! Hope you have a healthy baby!!! ;)


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