Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" I really don't see why people care about how many ultrasounds etc other people have. I had 4 ultrasounds ... [snip!] ... psychologists, and lactation consultants. And you know what none of these things actually caused any harm to come to my son."
So what? I went to all mine too. That isn't the point. You may say they didn't harm your son...but how did they help?
I have a pet peeve when people who have small children say "my kids are fine" as if what your child is like NOW for health is some determination of what will happen in the next 75 yrs. My kids are "fine" too - so what? Does that mean that they couldn't some day end up with issues due to the Zofran I chose to take for extensive morning sickness? Of course not. If your mom is in the medical field you should be well aware we have MOST often in history done things for a VERY long time BEFORE we decided they caused harm. We no longer give women injections to stop milk from coming in when they do not plan to breastfeed because we figured out that the injection had significant side effects like an increased risk of stroke. It was done for a VERY long time before that determination was made though & lots of women would happily tell you they took the shot & they are "fine". Good for them. It doesn't mean it wads harmless.
You say you don't know why others care... Is that not ironic to you? You are the one who asserted women *should* get prenatal care, not me. Isn't it you who actually cares? I am asserting in otherwise healthy women it likely makes little to no difference,
<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" So what? I went to all mine too. That isn't the point. You may say they didn't harm your son...but how ... [snip!] ... not me. Isn't it you who actually cares? I am asserting in otherwise healthy women it likely makes little to no difference,"</blockquote>
They helped because during those appointments I saw psychologists who gave me techniques to help my anxiety disorders during pregnancy and who to identify and seek help for PPD. I got classes on non medicated birthong techniques and new born care. I got help preparing and understanding the importance of breastfeeding. In my eyes this helped a great deal
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" So what? I went to all mine too. That ... [snip!] ... and new born care. I got help preparing and understanding the importance of breastfeeding. In my eyes this helped a great deal"
I am glad that helped you. Those aren't about actual maternal/fetal mortality or morbidity AND you could do allll of those things without ever seeing an Ob or midwife for an actual prenatal exam. I am not suggesting someone "should" go without prenatal care. I have a very broad view on that & think that as long as you make an informed conscious choice - then get down with your bad self. I am simply saying that the things you listed that helped you have little to nothing to do with delivering a healthy baby & ensuring that you & baby survive the postnatal period. I am sure it made the experience better & it probably helped with nursing, but where I am from, none of those things are part of typical prenatal care anyway, which is what is being debated here. Those things are options for sure, but not covered under the general idea of fundal height measurements, fetal heart rate checks, weight checks, urine samples & the like.
I had a unplanned pregnancy,With my son i had very little prenantal care by little i mean i only got seen 3 times. The first time i got seen i was 25 weeks along,but i took care of myself it was due to insurance problems. My son came out perfectly fine and i carried him to 41 weeks. However when i get pregnant again i will go to all of the check ups.