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I had a very easy pregnancy, and when things came to the delievery and my daughter didn't want to come out, I had to be transfered to Legacy Emmanual. My midwife, came with and I believe that if it weren't for her, my daughter wouldn't be here today. Once I arrived and they had me strapped to all the monitors - it was found my daughter was having late decels and then the doctor told me that I was going to have to have a C-section, and I was half tempted to walk out there and then, I was ready to have an unassisted birth rather than a c-section. My midwife talked with the doctor and came back in and sat down with me, held my hand and told me that in her over 30 years of delievering babies she has only every told 4 women that they did indeed need a c-section and I was the fourth.
The doctor just announced it and left the room so I could prepare myself, there was no compassion or consideration for my feelings. I fully believe that if it weren't for my midwife, my daughter wouldn't have been here, and if it weren't for the medical people doing their job I wouldn't have my daughter.
Talking with both my midwife, and the medical staff, the medically neccessary c-section wasn't something that could have been forseen. It wasn't because of my weight, or anything else. It is one of those rare things where the signal to start labor, just didn't happen and she stayed in too long. And had I refused to plan to go in for a csection - and done a natural child birth with a hospital, I may not have gone in until after it was too late, it was due to the diligence and caring of the midwife that got me in and got me to have a c-section.
Emmanual Legacy was amazing with the transfer and they way they treated me and my daughter. Andaluz was absolutely amazing with the continued care I got with them even though I had to have a C-section. I was very lucky.
However my old doctor office, had thier say with the fact that it would have never come to that with them as they would have had me in for an induction and or a c-section before it became critical. And that was the last time I went back to that office for anything.
I will always return to the caring professionals at Andaluz.
posted 2 years, 9 months ago
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