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My Least Favorite Term...Failure To Progress!

   This is the worst term to say to a woman in labor! First off it has the word "Failure" in it. There is no such thing as failure to progress. The body will eventually push the baby out. We have become such an impatient and number crazy society, we've forgotten that the natural birth process can take anywhere from an hour to DAYS...yes, days. And that can happen in a healthy manner, if we let the mother alone. Don't let doctors talk you into thinking you will not progress. They get nervous about birth taking a long time, because over the last 100 years, we've become a medical society and discovered more problems in medically assisted birth, leading them to believe the birth itself was the danger, not the intervention. Doctors have their place. I firmly believe that. But "Failure to Progress" is just a hospitals impatience. let a mother birth with a couple of loving people around and in her own time. -Gina

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Val on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:35 AM
Yeap, my wife was just not progressing and it was the most painful expression on her face when the doctor would check and say not progressing. They put her on this drug that put her in even more pain to get her progressing more. Made me think, there was once a day when we didn't have this drug and people just had patience.
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