Comments on: The uterine wars http://www.catmuir.com/?p=4 Pregnant in Clapham Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:21:31 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6.3 By: bob http://www.catmuir.com/?p=4#comment-2 bob Thu, 08 Mar 2007 18:31:55 +0000 http://www.catmuir.com/?p=4#comment-2 i think i ended up being increadibly lucky with the care i recieved. and i also had scans and tests early on because of the awful cramping and pains i experienced. and i was lucky that the hospital i chose to deliver at had a midwife led natural birthing unit. so apart from feeling really awful during my pregnancy, i had great care and a fantastic birthing experience. it does seem like an awful postcode lottery, and it doesn't end with birth. getting any kind of support with breastfeeding is dependant on where you live. a friend of mine who only lived a bus journey from me could get no support at all unless she came to my neighbourhood and used the drop-in facilities that i had found. i was so disgusted. also, a book i recommend is The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent. i found it really easy to read, and i learned so much about the birthing experience and how people choose to do it differently. i will try and send james home with a copy i think i ended up being increadibly lucky with the care i recieved. and i also had scans and tests early on because of the awful cramping and pains i experienced. and i was lucky that the hospital i chose to deliver at had a midwife led natural birthing unit. so apart from feeling really awful during my pregnancy, i had great care and a fantastic birthing experience. it does seem like an awful postcode lottery, and it doesn’t end with birth. getting any kind of support with breastfeeding is dependant on where you live. a friend of mine who only lived a bus journey from me could get no support at all unless she came to my neighbourhood and used the drop-in facilities that i had found. i was so disgusted.

also, a book i recommend is The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent. i found it really easy to read, and i learned so much about the birthing experience and how people choose to do it differently. i will try and send james home with a copy

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