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L♥vey +2 Due October 2 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Nevada 2322 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" Then if you have never given birth at home, why are you discouraging something you know nothing about?"


Like I said, I thought age did matter. I just thought younger women were prone to possible complications. I apologize if I am wrong, forgive me already.

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting L♥vey 17wks!:" Like I said, I thought age did matter. I just thought younger women were prone to possible complications. I apologize if I am wrong, forgive me already."


Anyone is 'prone to possible complications'. And those chances probably go up as soon as you step foot into a hospital. Not being allowed to eat, some places force you to labor on your back and you're not allowed to walk around, they give an I.V to everyone even if it isn't needed, they administer drugs, etc.



The main concern for teenage mothers is STI's, and not eating a healthy diet causing high protein in urine.



High blood pressure, pre -e, low birth weights, can happen to anyone.

Momlette of 3 Due November 3; 3 kids; Ohio 25669 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" Anyone is 'prone to possible complications'. And those chances probably go up as soon as you step foot ... [snip!] ... eating a healthy diet causing high protein in urine. High blood pressure, pre -e, low birth weights, can happen to anyone. "


I always hate how they hook me up asap and I'm stuck there :( Like I wanna walk around! Get that baby low! This pregnancy I think I'm going to wait as long as possible before going in lol

L♥vey +2 Due October 2 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Nevada 2322 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" Anyone is 'prone to possible complications'. And those chances probably go up as soon as you step foot ... [snip!] ... eating a healthy diet causing high protein in urine. High blood pressure, pre -e, low birth weights, can happen to anyone. "


Do you think midwives monitor well enough? Are they doing urine, blood, ordering ultrasounds enough for teen mothers? Just an honest question. I'm guessing a doctor would do better.

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" I always hate how they hook me up asap and I'm stuck there :( Like I wanna walk around! Get that baby low! This pregnancy I think I'm going to wait as long as possible before going in lol"


I hated that too.. Like is that I.V really needed?... I don't think I need fluids, and if I did I can drink some water. lmfao.

Momlette of 3 Due November 3; 3 kids; Ohio 25669 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" I hated that too.. Like is that I.V really needed?... I don't think I need fluids, and if I did I can drink some water. lmfao. "


I hate how they say you can't eat! Like why the f do I have to go 23 hrs without eating? I understand the IV sometimes because half my pregnancies I have had strep B....

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting L♥vey 17wks!:" Do you think midwives monitor well enough? Are they doing urine, blood, ordering ultrasounds enough for teen mothers? Just an honest question. I'm guessing a doctor would do better."


I do think they monitor enough, I also think a midwife would be better than a doctor because they are not treating pregnancy like a medical condition.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
Apr 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L♥vey 17wks!:</b>" Do you think midwives monitor well enough? Are they doing urine, blood, ordering ultrasounds enough for teen mothers? Just an honest question. I'm guessing a doctor would do better."</blockquote>



Yes, they monitor well enough. A midwife is not lesser than a doctor when it comes to pregnancy.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
Apr 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L♥vey 17wks!:</b>" Do you think midwives monitor well enough? Are they doing urine, blood, ordering ultrasounds enough for teen mothers? Just an honest question. I'm guessing a doctor would do better."</blockquote>



Midwives order lab work just like an ob would. As for US, how many should they be ordering? More than one or two seems excessive and unnecessary for a normal healthy pregnancy.

Rob's Living Dead Girl Royersford, Pennsylvania 4304 posts
Apr 28th '13
Quoting L♥vey 17wks!:" You're 33 weeks and doing cheer stunts? Yea you sound cool. And 16 doing a home birth? Sounds like you've been given bad advice too. Good luck to you and learn how to type."

As someone once said, "The sun sure shines from your every orifice doesn't it?" =/

kays`mumma Due December 2 (boy); 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
Apr 28th '13

I have had both my children in hospital, although I don't disagree with home births either iv just had too many complications for myself to risk it.. My last baby I was NOT hooked up to a iv, or forced to lay on my back, I was allowed to eat and do as I please! I showered, walked around ect did what I wanted? So who says you can't have a enjoyable hospital birth?

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
Apr 28th '13

OP, don't be discouraged from doing a homebirth. If things go wrong or you feel uncomfortable, go to the hospital if you need to. Good luck! Try to limit the cheer stunts this late in your pregnancy.

L♥vey +2 Due October 2 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Nevada 2322 posts
Apr 28th '13
Quoting Rob's Living Dead Girl:" As someone once said, "The sun sure shines from your every orifice doesn't it?" =/"


Actually...it does. jk LOL I'm usually the last person on bg to snap at someone. I was in a bad mood last night. But cheer stunts at 33 weeks really?



I apologize for being snippy and opinionated. Seriously I'm not usually like that. :)

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Apr 28th '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" If I'm not mistaken though her age automatically makes her a high risk. They told me when I was pregnant at 19 that I was high risk for being young? "


I was 17 and planned a homebirth just like this one will be. I wasn't high risk and I was two years younger than you and my end weight for my pregnancy was only 126lbs.

Elena Gilbert 4 kids; La Center, KY, United States 2730 posts
Apr 28th '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" If I'm not mistaken though her age automatically makes her a high risk. They told me when I was pregnant at 19 that I was high risk for being young? "


i was 16 and wasnt considered high risk. neither was my sister.
good luck OP.