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Yes even with me Screaming NO at him, I found out when I tried to look into the doc getting in trouble for what he did nothing came of it. they dont do much for the women and her rights.
All I know is I will NEVER have another baby in the hospital again. Its not like I am a uninformed women that knows nothing of birth going into this I thought I took all the steps to have the birth I wanted and yet some how this still happen. Still hard for me to deal with at some days.
IF you like you can read the whole birth story on my page.
"the doc cut even with me screaming no at him"This is illegal. I believe the official term is "medical battery." It is every bit against the law as rape or someone punching you.
When you scream, "No, don't do that to me" and a doc does it anyway, he's breaking the law. Even if he "pulls the dead baby card" - it is still illegal! Even if he says, "Baby would have died if I didn't cut" - IT IS STILL ILLEGAL if you're saying 'no'! The mother still has bodily integrity to make decisions about what happens to her body -it is not up to the doctors to decide *for* her what needs to be done.
Unfortunately, as I remember reading in the great book "Pushed" - lawyers won't generally take the case of episiotomies-against-consent, because they are unwinnable. It's a terrible shame and I really wish some mama & lawyer would try to prosecute & get a jury to see REASON & LOGIC. It is a shame HCPs are getting away with crimes on a regular basis.
I think conviction of a few HCPs & decent press coverage of said convictions might be advantageous in stopping episiotomy-against-consent & the absurd, ridiculous belief so many HCPs seem to have that THEY are the ones making the decisions.
I couldn't stand this doctor! What a jerk! I think HCPs that YELL at women who are in such terrible pain should lose their licenses.
I consider episiotomies to be a form of violence. When I gave birth, I shouted at my midwife that if she cut me, I'd kick her in the face. Those were exactly my words. "If you cut me, I'll kick you in the face."
I don't know why other doctors don't listen, but I highly recommend discussing the details of one's birth plan with the doctor/midwife ahead of time and being VERY clear and VERY adamant that you will not allow certain things — episiotomy, unnecessary IVs, the now routine shot of oxitocin after birth (I didn't get that), as well as unnecessary fetal monitoring. (A Doppler works fine.) Hospital nurses are trained to tell you that it's hospital policy, but you can still refuse. Women aren't chunks of meat to be treated as the doctor sees fit.
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