Which hospital is better for natural childbirth?

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Juliette

United States

#1 Feb 10, 2012
I would like to have a natural childbirth and I'm not sure which doctors or hospital would support that decision more.. Someone told me that one of the hospitals would let you do a waterbirth but I can't find any info on that online.. Anyone with any info on this subject?
smiles

Columbia, MO

#2 Feb 10, 2012
I would go to Southeast there a really good hospital
guest

Jackson, MO

#3 Feb 10, 2012
Southeast has birthing tubs in some of the rooms in the OB area.
Guest

United States

#4 Feb 10, 2012
Cairns (sp?) woolard, Uhls, Jessup, Rosenquist and his male partner (whose name escapes me) would be the doctors I recommend. However you have a lot of different personalities there so you should consider which one has the bedside manner you expect.
Juliette

United States

#5 Feb 10, 2012
Guest wrote:
Cairns (sp?) woolard, Uhls, Jessup, Rosenquist and his male partner (whose name escapes me) would be the doctors I recommend. However you have a lot of different personalities there so you should consider which one has the bedside manner you expect.
Are they all good with natural childbirths or just good in general?
Guest

United States

#6 Feb 10, 2012
Juliette wrote:
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Are they all good with natural childbirths or just good in general?
They are good in general but they also tend to want to have the birth go the way the pt wants. In reality it is the nurse that you have that is extremely important in the natural childbirth process.
FemaleGuest

United States

#7 Feb 10, 2012
Juliette wrote:
I would like to have a natural childbirth and I'm not sure which doctors or hospital would support that decision more.. Someone told me that one of the hospitals would let you do a waterbirth but I can't find any info on that online.. Anyone with any info on this subject?
I've given birth both medicated and unmediated. I have a very high tolerance for pain, but why on earth would you want to feel that? Labor was no big deal, but at the point the baby actually starts making the passage, it's like nothing I have ever felt! Even with an epidural, I still felt the baby coming out. It's not like your completely numb, or at least that wasn't the case for me. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$, but why do you want to feel that kind of pain??? I can assure you, it's no picnic! I know your body was designed to give birth, but in the past, women would've given their eye teeth for the comfort an epidural provides. The epidural doesn't take away from the bond you have with your baby, it just makes it easier to smile at the end. An epidural helped me to relax. Like I said, I've done it both ways. If given the option, I'd always opt for an epidural.
guest

Jackson, MO

#8 Feb 10, 2012
FemaleGuest wrote:
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I've given birth both medicated and unmediated. I have a very high tolerance for pain, but why on earth would you want to feel that? Labor was no big deal, but at the point the baby actually starts making the passage, it's like nothing I have ever felt! Even with an epidural, I still felt the baby coming out. It's not like your completely numb, or at least that wasn't the case for me. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$, but why do you want to feel that kind of pain??? I can assure you, it's no picnic! I know your body was designed to give birth, but in the past, women would've given their eye teeth for the comfort an epidural provides. The epidural doesn't take away from the bond you have with your baby, it just makes it easier to smile at the end. An epidural helped me to relax. Like I said, I've done it both ways. If given the option, I'd always opt for an epidural.
Amen. Plus you're already numb if you need stitches and you don't have to have lidocaine injected somewhere that already hurts like heck.
Juliette

United States

#9 Feb 10, 2012
I've had 2 children with an epidural and Ive had problems with my lower back ever since.. I think its from the epidural.. Not for sure but I know they can mess you up and I'm really scaredro have another one.. My mom and both of my sisters have had children naturally and I think I'll live through it;) hope so at least!
guest

Jackson, MO

#10 Feb 10, 2012
Epidurals don't cause back problems.
Elenor

O Fallon, MO

#11 Feb 10, 2012
Dr Heather Cugini at Womens First is great for water births or natural.She is the best I loved her!She deliver's at both hospitals but has made arrangments at Southeast for water births my friend is planning on a water birth soon at Southeast we just can't wait!
Guest05

Jackson, MO

#12 Feb 10, 2012
I just had a baby a month ago and my Dr. was Uhls and I had my baby at St. Francis. I had my baby natural and she was very supported of my decision. If you go to St. Francis there is a midwife name Tracy ask for her she helped my process go by so fast.
Guest05

Jackson, MO

#13 Feb 10, 2012
FemaleGuest wrote:
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I've given birth both medicated and unmediated. I have a very high tolerance for pain, but why on earth would you want to feel that? Labor was no big deal, but at the point the baby actually starts making the passage, it's like nothing I have ever felt! Even with an epidural, I still felt the baby coming out. It's not like your completely numb, or at least that wasn't the case for me. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$, but why do you want to feel that kind of pain??? I can assure you, it's no picnic! I know your body was designed to give birth, but in the past, women would've given their eye teeth for the comfort an epidural provides. The epidural doesn't take away from the bond you have with your baby, it just makes it easier to smile at the end. An epidural helped me to relax. Like I said, I've done it both ways. If given the option, I'd always opt for an epidural.
Movies make labor look so horrible and make women think they need epidural. Women have been giving birth 100 years before man made epidurals. I gave birth to my daughter 100% natural and it wasn't bad at all. Epidurals actually make your labor longer, so you will be feeling that "pain" (if the epidural doesn't relive the "pain" all the way). If you want to get an epidural thats your choice, but at least try it the natural way because it will be better for you and your baby in the long run.
FemaleGuest

United States

#14 Feb 10, 2012
It's a proven fact, in some cases, an epidural will help your body relax and let the birthing process take place easier. Some women fight the pains of labor, which can hinder the process. I've done it both ways. I much preferred the epidural. It's a personal choice. If you chose to do it naturally and decide during labor that you just can't handle it, don't feel defeated or ashamed. There is a reason it's called labor...it's hard work. I don't care what anyone says, it's very PAINFUL, but once the baby is born, the pain ceases immediately. Good luck with whatever you decide. It's a truly miraculous experience!
Paige

Dexter, MO

#15 Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Morton was my doctor and I loved him I will definately go back to him at Womens First. I know plenty of people who have had natural births and they all have done well at Southeast Hospital.
guest

United States

#16 Feb 14, 2012
St. Francis is by far the best. That why majority of the doctors in town only deliver there. I would recommend Women's First as far as doctors go. They all do really well with natural births. Dr. Rosenquist and Dr. Cugini have both done successful water births at St. Francis. If there is something special you want or don't want for your delivery just go by and ask to meet with the manager. She will be happy to discuss your options and make arrangements for you. I know someone who this was done for and she had a great experience.
Susan

O Fallon, MO

#18 Feb 29, 2012
guest wrote:
St. Francis is by far the best. That why majority of the doctors in town only deliver there. I would recommend Women's First as far as doctors go. They all do really well with natural births. Dr. Rosenquist and Dr. Cugini have both done successful water births at St. Francis. If there is something special you want or don't want for your delivery just go by and ask to meet with the manager. She will be happy to discuss your options and make arrangements for you. I know someone who this was done for and she had a great experience.
Dr Rosenquist does not do water births, thats what he told me and referred me to Dr Cugini who I love.

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