hospital, nurse midwife, epidural and anything else they can use to knock me out
this due to a very traumatic homebirth experience last time around.
my hippy friends are beside themselves, they think I've lost my mind. :LOL
You need to buy a book called How to be Invisible if you're worried about your privacy! It teaches you how to never have your name associated with your address and things like that.
never, NEVER, give out personal information unless legally obligated to do so. When asked for my phone # I say "Sorry we don't give it out."
keep in mind if you are paying with personal credit cards they can find this stuff out about you anyway.
what you need to do is set up a...
hi! mostly just empathy here. I also was hit with the flu more than a week ago and am still reeling... also dealing with all my sick kids, including two babies, and I feel helpless, exhausted, and adrift. My happy little babies have been replaced by sobbing, lethargic, drippy nosed fiends!
Hopefully next week will look better.
A good, natural cough supressant is vinegar and cayenne pepper. I usally take 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup water, and mix in 1/8 of a tsp of...
hi! I personally believe that protein "requirements" are way, way too high in our society, for pregnant or non pregnant mothers and people in general. Some of the healthiest societies on earth are the ones where there is the least amount of animal protein consumption (meat or dairy). I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat very little meat and tend not to like high protein foods in general.
I would say that as long as the food you are eating is healthy and nutrient rich (no...
I've had 4 unmedicated births that were very painful and awful-- my main reasons for not wanted meds was 1) faster recovery 2) fear of needles in my back 3) wanting freedom of movement (no IV) 4) wanting same day discharge from the hospital, 5) wanting a homebirth-- obviously I couldn't have an epidural at home.
I was never really convinced that an epidural would be really bad for the baby (that they wouldn't learn how to nurse or what have you)-- don't want to turn...
hi summertime mommy
please don't beat yourself up over wanting an epidural. Your birth experience hurt you because you were forced to surrender so much control-- that's the nature of hospitals, whether you're giving birth or having kidney surgery.
If it helps any, I was totally traumatized by a homebirth where I had everything natural, in the water, with doulas and a midwife. sometimes life creeps up on us and takes us by surprise. There's no way of knowing that...
Originally Posted by huggerwocky
Yes...I in fact think burning alive must be less painful.I seriously wanted to die and if someone had offered me some sort of lethal injection I would have taken it without hesitation.
I hear you. I'm not walking down that road again.
I really don't think it's about the ability to tolerate pain, or some people having a higher threshold for pain than others. I just think some labors are more painful than others. some aren't that painful, some are sorta painful, others are the axe murder painful. I've had 4 unmedicated births. One of those actually wasn't too bad. So I can imagine if, say, that had been my first birth, I'd definitely wonder what all the fuss was about. But my 1rst, 2nd, and 4th...
don't worry about it, the epidural didn't cause your son's colic. I didn't have an epidural with my colicky son. It was an unmedicated birth. He screamed nonstop for the first few months of his life and is still high strung. I believe it's a personality thing.
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Originally Posted by NoraJadesMama
I felt like I was being axe murdered both times.
I can think a few other ways to put it... being drawn and quartered... being slowly crushed to death... having your insides boiled... ahhhh!!!!!!
Originally Posted by NoraJadesMama
I hate it that I can't have some kind of opiate at home. I could if I were recovering from surgery, but not to have labor. I know that's...