I have a long while before I need to be in the “get ready to give birth” zone. It’s still months and months away. But I do think about it though because I want it to be a memorable, positive experience for me. I’ve had great births and not so great births, but the one thing that’s been pretty standard across the board is that I’ve had really great doctors (or sometimes just nurses) present during the delivery of my children.
There are some people who aren’t so lucky. You get doctors who use scare tactics, have their own agenda in mind, treat you like a number, or just have terrible people skills. I’m not really sure why they get into this profession, but there’s no doubt that some women unfortunately have to deal with these types and their weird quirks.
We all want to be treated like a person, with respect, with care, and we obviously want to be an integral part of a positive birth experience. There are certainly some things we love to hear from our doctor like, “You’re doing a great job!” or, “It’s not going to be long now!” These positive reinforcements can help take us out of our exhausted state.
Then you get some doctors who say the total wrong things that no one wants to hear from anyone assisting in the delivery of your baby.
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!
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