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That was a lot of great information and I appreciate it. My midwife had mentioned guiding twin B down to the birth canal (by applying pressure on my belly from outside) as soon as twin A is delivered and that sounds like an even better idea now that I understand that twin B often goes sideways. Makes good sense. A couple of you had early deliveries. How early? Are you all of the opinion that term for twins is 37 weeks as opposed to 40 for a singleton or would you call...
Very much opposed to circ (with pretty stong opinions). Family does not know my plans to not circ/ vax. I think they assume I will. There is not a doubt in my mind that I will not, period. Jewish by decent- not practicing. Single mom of twins; a boy and a girl due Dec 24 Huge shower on November 21 Carmel, CA (Monterey Peninsula) annamasteller@aol.com
Hi, I'm unable to have my babies at home so I'll be delivering at a meternity hospital. After the delivery of the first twin does the cord need to be cut right away or can the baby reach my chest with cord connected? I was thinking about the probability that the babies placentas will be fused and the possibility that the cord will not be long enough to reach all the way up to my chest. Wondering if this would pose the risk of causing the still in the womb twin's...
Raw Nori is so delicious! I never buy toasted anymore. Plus when you buy it toasted it has most of the beneficial nutirents and minerals cooked out. I get my nori by mail from Gold Mine Organics. I use it to make Nori Rolls several times a week. I use avocado, cucumber, carrot and greens. I slice them thin and layer them onto a flat square peice of nori then roll it up and seal it with a wet finger. I like to dip it in a combo of Braggs, ginger, garlic, tahini and lemon...
I am not nursing (yet) but I know that it's important to have superfoods like bee pollen (if you're not vegan) and especially blue green algae (spirulina) to keep up your milk supply. I am about 80% raw now... down from 100% pre pregnancy. I have added some grains, organic eggs and sprouted bread. I have also increased my protein and efa's. I drink a ton of hemp seed and spirulina milk and eat a lot of kale salad. Fats are important, as another poster had said. I use...
I'm expecting twins on about December 24, 2004. The original due date was January 14, 2005. It has been adjusted because term for twins is 37 weeks, not 40. I've got one of each; a girl and a boy! I'll be delivering at a maternity hospital with my midwife who will act as a doula. There are no midwives in my surrounding area who would deliver twins at home.
Cinamomamom~ My midwife will be my doula at the maternity hospital. She and this particular Doc have delivered five sets of multiples together and work well together. She will have no problem being my advocate and setting up a circle of safety around me so I can get into my zone and try to stay there. My birth plan is "Ask me first" and "Only ask once". lol When I was planning a home birth my plan was to ask the midwife to bring a good book and make some soup or...
It is also the policy of the maternity hospital where I am set to deliver to take me from the labor room to the O.R. "just in case". I have already decided that I WILL NOT get out of my bed and if they want me in the O.R. they will have to wheel me there in my bed. I will not be moved onto a gurny (sp?) for any reason other than death or dying, certainly not for giving birth. I will make it clear that although I appreciate their job, the only reason medical staff is...
I have always wanted to deliver at home and thought seriously about unassisted as well. Then I found out that I am having twins and there is NOT ONE midwife in my area or surrounding areas who is licensed and who will deliver twins at home! I was so suprised because in my mind I was still a perfect candidate for a home delivery. I am still working on leaving my dream of a home birth behind... not very successfully I must admit. I do not want to be in an institution....
I didn't read all of the replies so maybe this has already been brought up but as an adult (30 years old) I so wish I never had my ears pierced. My mom let me do it at age 8. It hurt and now I have these ugly holes in my ears! I would love to have "virgin ears" perfect and unadulterated. When I see an adult woman with natural ears it looks beautiful to me. Anna
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