Methods Of Pregnancy And Prevention

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My mother found out she was pregnant at the doctor’s office during a regular check up. The nurse asked when her last menstrual period was and she was a week or two late so they did a pregnancy test and it came back positive. She was very surprised when she got the results back. My parents were not trying to get pregnant but also were not preventing pregnancy. My mother stated, “Now that I look back, I do not know why I was so shocked. It is not like we were using any methods of prevention”. Her and my dad had been married for 5 years and off birth control (the pill) for 2 years before getting pregnant so this is where the surprise feeling came from. As soon as she found out she used the phone at the doctors office (because they did not have …show more content…
Once she found out that she was pregnant she began asking questions. She loved being pregnant with her sister and sister in law. They taught her a lot. My mom was with her bestfriend, Missy, through three of her pregnancies before becoming pregnant so she was comfortable being around babies. She was also 27 when she was pregnant with me so she was not really young and had plenty of “life experience”. She was happy about being pregnant, stating that “it was a good time in our lives, everything was going good, we both had good jobs and were happy.” The one memory that sticks out the most from her pregnancy is being so tired that she cried. She thought to herself “how am I ever going to take care of a baby?!” However, she was lucky having to only experience this discomfort in pregnancy. Ladewig, London, & Davidson (2014), listed nausea and vomiting, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids as other discomforts during pregnancy. All of which my mom never experienced, she did say her back would be sore occasionally but it was not bad. Which is a very common feeling all first time mothers have. One of her favorite memories was going to Lamaze and …show more content…
First, how they opted for a cesarean so quickly and secondly, how she didn’t produce milk after leaving the hospital. My mom said it seemed that around the time I was born they were pushing people to have C-sections. It appeared weird to me that they did not wait longer or even start Pitocin. I asked my mom if they wanted to try anything before a C-section and she said no, they just asked if a C-section would work and said, “Lets do it.” Goldbas (2014) stated, “women who have been reported to have a less-than-satisfactory childbirth experience when they have a C-section.” Some other risks Goldbas (2014) stated are that C-section babies are at a higher risk to have respiratory problems and short and long term health issues. I read an article titled Watching the Clock: A Mother’s Hope for A Natural Birth in A Cesarean Culture by Carla Keirns, a doctor and mother who had been in the hospital for two days for induction. She had not been able to eat or get out of bed and had been on an oxytocin drip for 24hrs and she still had not had been pushed for a C-section. Kerins did not want a C-section at all. The thought of induction freaked her out too, with 50 percent of inductions needing a C-section (Kerins, 2015). She felt like before she even went into the hospital the doctors already decided that she would have a C-section because of her history of diabetes. But, she kept telling them to wait, and eventually, 36

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