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We got the bill for Brendan today. $11,000.  Yet another reason why I didn't want a c-section.  Insurance will cover all but $1,500 of it.  We didn't spend my Millionaire check yet because we wanted to find out the hospital bill first, so we're covered.

I still cry every time I think about my birth experience.  I keep wondering if there was anything I could have done differently.  A couple from my birthing class had a baby with the same stats as Biggie-8 lbs, 3 oz, 21.5 inches, occipital posterior-and she was able to have him naturally.  The discharge papers from the hospital have down as my reason for c-section "FAILED LABOR" and I really feel like I failed.  I wonder if it was taking the epidural and pitocin made his heartbeat go up.  If I had known he was face up I could have tried some exercises to get him to turn, but I wasn't having any back pain.  I asked at the last ultrasound if he was face up, and the nurse said she didn't know.

Then sometimes I feel like I should have just been induced when Dr. L wanted me to.  What was the point of the 32 hours of labor if they just ended with what I tried the hardest to avoid?
girafferty: (Default)
We got the bill for Brendan today. $11,000.  Yet another reason why I didn't want a c-section.  Insurance will cover all but $1,500 of it.  We didn't spend my Millionaire check yet because we wanted to find out the hospital bill first, so we're covered.

I still cry every time I think about my birth experience.  I keep wondering if there was anything I could have done differently.  A couple from my birthing class had a baby with the same stats as Biggie-8 lbs, 3 oz, 21.5 inches, occipital posterior-and she was able to have him naturally.  The discharge papers from the hospital have down as my reason for c-section "FAILED LABOR" and I really feel like I failed.  I wonder if it was taking the epidural and pitocin made his heartbeat go up.  If I had known he was face up I could have tried some exercises to get him to turn, but I wasn't having any back pain.  I asked at the last ultrasound if he was face up, and the nurse said she didn't know.

Then sometimes I feel like I should have just been induced when Dr. L wanted me to.  What was the point of the 32 hours of labor if they just ended with what I tried the hardest to avoid?

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