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What are the biggest mistakes made by mothers giving birth?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image94
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    What are the biggest mistakes made by mothers giving birth?

  2. stayingalivemoma profile image85
    stayingalivemomaposted 6 years ago

    listening to other mothers' labor horror stories!!

  3. thebookmom profile image75
    thebookmomposted 6 years ago

    Feeling pressure to do things a certain way instead of thinking through your own birth plan and then being confident in it.

  4. nursego20 profile image57
    nursego20posted 6 years ago

    I hate to use the word mistakes but actually I feel the biggest mistakes mothers make is not planning the pregnancy well, not getting educated enough, and allowing HCP's such as OBs to dictate their choices. As healthcare consumers, mothers need to be educated and assertive.

  5. tomismobile profile image60
    tomismobileposted 6 years ago

    After being a part of 6 pregnancy's and 6 birth's, I can say it is not listening to your own body. Every woman is different, your body knows what to do, by all means read and educate yourself so you know what to do if things go wrong, but listen to what your body tells you. And if you are the husband like me, listen to your wife, not just what she says, but the tone and tempo, also what she doesn't say. This will help you and your spouse be together and of the same mind during the birth.

  6. Angel709 profile image60
    Angel709posted 6 years ago

    Well said "tomismobile"!!! I enjoyed my pregnancies and only wish the other situations surrounding my pregnancies had been more stable (but that's another story). 

    During the labor of my second child, I went through the unnecessary frustration of irregular contractions and the baby "nearly coming" for the longest.  I finally spoke up and asked to be sat up and to adjust a mirror so that I can "see" what was happening.  The very next push, my son was born.  The biggest mistake is letting someone else dictate the process/setting of something so very personal and intimate. Boy, things would be so different if I were to have another...(too late, I'm a grandma!!!)

  7. Acbmom3 profile image59
    Acbmom3posted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with the others-the biggest mistakes are not being educated enough, not taking charge of your own care and experience, and allowing others to dictate your birth experience. I've had 3 children, and, with my third child, I did lots of research and really took charge of my own care, and it was the most satisfying (and also the quickest!) experience I had.