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MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
I donated my placenta. :rotfl: Seriously. Right after they put in my IV, as I was getting ready for my c-section, a nerdy little med school student came in and asked if I would donate it for students to study. Since I had no plans for it, I said, "What the hell?" and signed the release.
LindsayHill LindsayHill 9 years
This is very interesting. Because i am a mother at the age of 14 so this is something very neat for me.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
And I think it might be good my husband has delivered babies and done that before. I think it will make him less curious. He also tends to respect other doctors' work and let them do their jobs. Chances are he'll be pretty blase, which will be good for anxious, uptight me!
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
luckyme, I did take some other classes (safety, breastfeeding), but really didn't feel the need for a hospital tour (I've been in them plenty) or any of the "touchy feely" connect with your husband information. And I agree that I'll forget it all anyhow. I just had my safety class and can't remember a thing! Oops. Actually, my husband hasn't been to most of my appointments. He came to the 2 ultrasounds I had at 12 and 20 weeks (wasn't even there for the few I had at weeks 6-8), but that's it. I haven't had any internal appointments at all yet (I suspect I will soon, but because I did IVF I was subjected to so much of that for months up front I think my current Dr. feels bad for me and has backed off), and didn't think he needed to be there each time I weigh in and listen to the heart. But he certainly doesn't need to be there for a pelvic exam! Some things are best done alone, I think. And yeah, I think I'd rather him not be "down there" for the birth, but we'll see. He was very involved for the first trimester because of all the shots he had to give me, so he's done his fair share. ;)
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Schnappy - We did take the birthing classes (only one, was an all day thing), but I think you are wise to have skipped it. By the time I was in labor, I didn't really use anything they taught us in the classes. Woman have been birthing babies for a while now and I'm fairly certain most didn't require a class to get through it. It makes sense that your hubby wants to me more involved than the average man...he is a doctor after all. But do tell, is he overly curious at your dr. appointments? I remember the OB telling me about a couple she had that when the woman would come in for her (internal) appointments, the husband would always like to look and see what was going on. He would ask questions like "what is that?" I don't know about you, but I'm not sure how I would feel about my husband seeing more of me than I have.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I certainly don't want a mirror! LOL. And I didn't even take a birthing class (I figure I'll let the doctors do their work) because I definitely don't need to know all the details. However, my husband has some interest in helping deliver if they will let them since he's a doctor and delivered babies before. But I'd rather him stay at my head and just cut the cord. I have a feeling he'll be unable to stay away from down there, though.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Oh, and that whole eating the placenta thing. Ew. Not for me. I have enough trouble eating steak. But, if that's something you can handle, more power to you.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
LOL about the husband watching the birth. My husband was absolutely terrified of this whole process. He did not want to have anything to do with it...that is until it was actually happening. He was much more intrigued than I ever figured he would be. He even took a gander! Me on the other hand, I had no interest in the mirror, thankyouvery much. I had a pretty good feeling of what was happening down there.
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