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The birth story of Peter David 10/07/13, 4:27am MST Weight: 9lbs, 0oz; Length: 20.5 in.       Note: you can read my previous four birth stories, as well as a slightly longer version of Peter's story, here.   I had prodromal labor for weeks leading up to Peter's birth, starting around 38 weeks. On two separate days I had contractions that were 30-45 seconds long and coming 10-20 minutes apart, for twelve hours. As soon as I went to bed, they'd stop. As my due date...
  Wow, that's a really offensive stereotype. I think all human beings have inherent worth and dignity regardless of their sexual preferences. But thanks for assuming I'm a bigot. That's very open-minded and tolerant of you.
Serafina, perhaps you aren't aware, but the inquest found that Savita died due to medical misadventure (i.e., malpractice), not due to being denied an abortion. It was actually determined that an abortion would not have saved her life anyway because the infection had already set in by that point. Funny how that side of the story was not trumpeted by the media, eh?   Also, direct abortion is never necessary to save the life of the mother.   I really encourage you...
My friend Sarah's son was diagnosed with spina bifida in-utero, and she was pressures to abort him. She was told that he had no cerebellum, that he would be permanently paralyzed, and it would be better for him if she killed him because he would have no quality of life. Thank God, she refused and today her son is doing amazingly well. She wrote a post about her experiences earlier today: http://wifeytini.blogspot.com/2013/05/what-to-expect-when-you-totally-werent.htm I'm...
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes in the previous thread. Yes, as far as birth defects go, club feet is definitely one of the "best" to have (if such a thing can really be said about birth defects...) The tech looked at the baby's head, heart, and spine pretty thoroughly and did not see evidence of any other defects, so that's extremely good news (sometimes club feet can be indicative of other abnormalities). Baby was also moving around a LOT so it's...
Hi all. I had my anatomy ultrasound on Friday, and while we didn't find out the baby's gender (by choice), we did find out that the baby has bilateral club feet. So we're trying to come to terms with that news... I've already started researching specialists in our area.
I have my official anatomy ultrasound on May 17, at 19w3d. BUT... I got a sneak peek at Tiebreaker on Apr 24 (16 weeks); a local CPC needed pregnant volunteers so they could train their new u/s tech, so I volunteered and got a free 3-D ultrasound. Baby looked great! She was careful to tell me to look away when she was near the genital area, as I'd requested, as we never find out sex prior to birth. I showed my kids the pictures and my oldest son said, "The baby looks...
I'm so sorry for your loss.
No specific to-do list other than general decluttering.
We'll probably ask my BIL & SIL to be "on call" for us, as they live nearby. Our kids go to full-time daycare during the week as well, so if labor starts on a weekday during business hours we'll be covered for a little while.
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