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thanks for all the replies. it confirms my instinct that it feels too long for a month. i don't want them to come here. they came after DS was born and i did NOT want them here. they are OK but not comfortable with them at all. my parents can't come (old, overseas can't travel). re 10 days. i have to disagree there. he's perfectly happy with them. i was shipped off to grandparents from that age many times because of family illness and thought it was so much fun. no ill...
our is too. but perfectly healthy. i think he's 3 percentile for weight, 10 for height, 70 for head circumference. i'm 5'5, dh is about 5'7. DH is asian, i'm white. pede says not to worry as long as he's on HIS curve - if he starts to lose weight or falls off his curve then s'thing could be wrong, but if yours has been at those percentiles all his life - give or take - then she seems fine with it. ours is 16mths, weight 20lbs or so. also i looked up curves for asian...
interesting, i don't remember this one but will look it up when i get back.. thanks for citing it.
sure i have had problems coming to terms with the birth but that has nothing to do with how i'm addressing the issue now. i'm seeing things more clearly having been on both side of the table as it were. i'm addressing ALL the questions thrown at me as far as time permits. send me a list of questions i'm not addressing and i'll try to answer them. but i'm also meeting a wall of silence, of 'we don't want to consider anything different from what we believe' which i...
where i live both videos and photos are allowed at births, except in the OR - and even that is negotiable for photos (with no flash) i'm sure it isn't the same everywhere.
i'm afraid the facts do NOT say that homebirth is safer because (as i explained in an earlier post) such a study is impossible to do. you would have to take a group of low risk pregnant women and randomly assign them to home with the same set up (same midwives, same everything or hospital (same hospital, same obs and nurses) . and that's a study noone can do. i'm not going to get into the absolute accuracy of studies for the above reason and because these are not...
i'll try to address your point arwyn as best i can. some women die because of hospital mistakes. agreed. but if you educate yourselves you can catch many of those before they happen. of course you could touch a door handle going in and get mrsa in a cut and get very sick, but that could of course happen at the mall too. if someone puts the wrong fluid in an IV while you're having surgery there's not much you can do about it. you can't prevent all hospital mistakes....
Out of interest.. has anyone raised the threat of suing while a nurse/doc was doing something they asked not to be done? As in 'i'll cut an episiotomy now' No you do not have my permission. I will sue you if you proceed. We are filming this. has that worked for anyone? (horrible that we should have to ask such things..) one other thing.. a few days after i left hosp we went out for the first time. put the baby in the car seat and just went to a bagel store if i...
Hospital proponents, in general, believe that if we just do enough, interfere enough, sacrifice our babies' health and our mental wellbeing, our breastfeeding relationships, our power and autonomy, we can have a guarantee I don't think there are any guarantees in birth. I'm not saying that in any of my posts. I feel though that we should have a safety net that can only be provided in a hospital. Remember I'm not some pro intervention person, I was strongly HB activist,...
but wouldn't you say that every mother who dies at home (or as a result of having been at home when this happened) of hemorrhage or AFE or every baby who dies of abrupted placenta (can't do a c section at home) would have a better chance in a hospital. i'm the first to recognize that hospitals CAUSE lots of problems and most obs have never seen a normal birth BUT.. the stats of homebirth vs hospital birth are comparing 'routine hospital births' (with all the bells and...
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