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post #161 of 299
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Originally Posted by Sagesgirl
All-time favorite baby-wearing question: "Is that a baby in there?" No, it's a wombat. Wanna see?
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Oh Lord, I get this ALL THE TIME!!! Thanks for knowing I'm not the only smart-*ss here!
post #162 of 299
Yeah, the only thing is that a number of celebrities (and their emulators) have taken to carrying their DOGS in slings and other baby carriers. Not such a crazy question when you think about it.
post #163 of 299
This one from my MIL -- we're talking about birth, natural births, and c-sections -- she says to me, "Really, what's the difference?" Hmm, let me see.
post #164 of 299
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Originally Posted by Belle
One thing I saw on tv that was totally outrageous.
A High risk OB was talking about 3D U/Ss. He said "The first thing we look at is the face. The expression will show how they're doing. If the face is unhappy then we are sure to get them out of there fast because they're not thriving and would do better on the outside"
That logic of there's doesn't even work!

Because as soon as baby is born, "oh no, that's not a smile, it's their reaction to gas. smiles have to be learned, don't you know that you silly little new mother?"

So grimaces or "bad" faces in utero, those truly do mean that something is bothering them, but as soon as they are out, they "smile" in reaction to a bad feeling?

Makes no sense!
post #165 of 299
At my baby shower - "I know you're using cloth diapers, but I got you disposables anyway."

(they went back to the store)
post #166 of 299
apon telling a friend I was planning a HB
"A home birth? Your nuts. I am having a planned c-section. C-section babies are much better looking. Vanginal babys are all ugly and squshed looking"
post #167 of 299
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"A home birth? Your nuts. I am having a planned c-section. C-section babies are much better looking. Vanginal babys are all ugly and squshed looking"
: Hmpf.

Both my vaginally born babies were beautiful. Not only that, my #2 son was born with a perfectly round head and not squashed at all! So there. :LOL


I love this thread. It makes me laugh.
post #168 of 299
Yeah, had a coworker who was concurrently pregnant and being seen by the same OB group as me say that she didn't want this one Dr. because he didn't do episiotomy. ???

With regard to the earlier comment about episiotomies being a laboring woman's best friend, I will bet that it was a misstaken term and the word they were looking for was epidural. I've seen that mistake made many times over on that *other* parenting forum.
post #169 of 299
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Originally Posted by LoveChild421
"you have to give him formula the first few days until your milk comes in"

my friend who had her baby just a year ago told me the nurses at the largest hospital in Atlanta actually told her this!

no wonder so many moms around here "can't" breastfeed
I gave birth to dd in that hospital and was told the same thing. They told me that because she was SO BIG ("I've never seen a baby that big born vaginally" -- said by one of the L&D nurses) I'd never be able to produce enough milk to feed her. How big was this circus-freak of a baby, you ask? 10 lbs. 9 oz. :
post #170 of 299
After delivering in a hospital, the nurses were giving me info on breastfeeding. "Honey, 10 minutes on each breast is plenty. Longer than that will just hurt you and baby will be full."

Someone asked me yesterday if I was having " a natural childbirth" or would I be scheduling a c-section.
post #171 of 299
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Originally Posted by JSerene
At my baby shower - "I know you're using cloth diapers, but I got you disposables anyway."

(they went back to the store)
WTF?
post #172 of 299
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Originally Posted by farmlife3

Someone asked me yesterday if I was having " a natural childbirth" or would I be scheduling a c-section.
Yes, people seem to be terrified of the word "vaginal." "Natural" has become some kind of euphamism...even though it means something different.
post #173 of 299
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Originally Posted by kofduke
Yes, people seem to be terrified of the word "vaginal." "Natural" has become some kind of euphamism...even though it means something different.
Yeah, after I had my 2nd, we were at a party for the chem dept grad students (my dh is a grad student). He was a few weeks old and someone asked how big he'd been when born cuz he was "so tiny." (LOL!) Dh said 9lbs 4oz and about 4 of the girls' eyes got as round as saucers and one asked "Did you have a natural birth?" Dh stuttered a little (I think he was shocked someone would ask something like that) and said, well, she ended up needing an epidural (cuz we had planned natural. Ds1 was natural.) and she said, no I meant did she have a c-sec. I didn't know women could deliver babies that big w/out c-secs. About 3 other girls there said the same thing at the same party later in the evening at different times! Now I realize most of them are about 6 years younger than me and not even close to having their own kids, but where the heck do these girls get that information? 9lbs isn't even all that big, IMO. I made sure to set them straight and say I only pushed twice and he popped right out and I was completely fine afterwards, which is the absolute truth. I think I could easily deliver a much larger baby.
post #174 of 299
The other day DH comes home from work and tells me about one of his coworkers who is due around the same time I am. (33 weeks along right now) So, the woman asks DH if I am "going to go all the way." DH gives her a confused look. So, she tells him that she's sceduling an induction and how that's very common now. So common that the hospital she wanted to deliver at is booked up for inductions, so she's not sure what do to. And she tells DH that I must be very brave to "go all the way." He tells her that I'm planning a completely natural, as unassited as possible birth in a stand alone birth center. Then she really thought that I must be very brave. She said that she screams when she gets a paper cut so she would not be able to have a natural birth.

I'm just shocked by things like that. I mean, it just reminds me of how different I am than most people. I guess I tend to forget that. It's just so sad. I mean, the woman is so scared of feeling pain or going into labor that she's planning a completely medicalized birth. By what she said she obviously doesn't feel that she's capable of giving birth normally and that women who do are like super heros or something. It's so sad that she doesn't have any faith in her body's ability to give birth to her baby! :

Last night I listened to a string of dumb things from my step-mother. She first explained the intricate details of how to tell what sex the baby will be based on how the mama is carrying. She said that only boys poke their mamas in the ribs. When I told her that my mom said I constantly did that to her she changed the subject quickly. :LOL Then she tells me that most babies are born on their due date now because they've apparently perfected that science. And she told me a secret too..."giving birth hurts like hell." She said that like I'd never heard that before.

Recently I was in the waiting room at my birth center and a young lady around my age (early 20s) comes in for her first appt. She had her mother with her. So, the mother is reading the booklet they give at the first appt about how they do things. (no episiotomy, no pain medication, etc) And the mother starts freaking out because they don't do episiotomy. She is seriously panicking and telling her daughter that she can't have the baby there because her sister "ripped all up inside, halfway up her body" even though she had an episiotomy and imagine how much worse it would have been if she hadn't had one. The mother was trying to get her daughter to leave and the daughter looked so embarrassed. I hope she didn't let her mom discourage her.
post #175 of 299
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Originally Posted by love_homebirthing
My dd's - especially the first - look just like dh. After my first, my inlaws said several times in front of me to friends of theirs (and these are normally very cool people), "Well, there's no question who the father is!" Was there any question about it before???? :

I would respond, "Now, if only we knew who the mother was...."
post #176 of 299
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Originally Posted by kofduke
Yes, people seem to be terrified of the word "vaginal." "Natural" has become some kind of euphamism...even though it means something different.
yeah,, I hear that all the time. Even with women who have had babies. You would think they wouldn't be afraid of the word vaginal. I find it insulting when a woman who says she had a natural childbirth really means vaginal delivery accompanied by pitocin, epidural, episiotomy etc... It feels dismissive to the women who birth naturally.
post #177 of 299
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Originally Posted by kofduke
"When do you have to stop having sex?" Perhaps during transition?
Definitely stop sex before crowning.
post #178 of 299
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Originally Posted by girlndocs

"Giving birth is just like passing a kidney stone only worse."


This from my FIL. Obviously a real expert on the subject matter
That's hilarious! I've done both (gave birth w/o meds 4 times, and passed a kidney stone) and I'll say that passing the kidney stone is way worse! I say that because even though labor is really painful, at least you get a baby, not a piece of crystalized calcium. :LOL
post #179 of 299
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Originally Posted by my4girls
That's hilarious! I've done both (gave birth w/o meds 4 times, and passed a kidney stone) and I'll say that passing the kidney stone is way worse! I say that because even though labor is really painful, at least you get a baby, not a piece of crystalized calcium. :LOL
Yeah, and isn't the pain steady w/ a stone? At least w/ labor, you get a little break in between the pains!
post #180 of 299
Now my input...

1. I was told by a friend that I was way too skinny and didn't have "child-bearing" hips; I'd need c-sections...whatever. She also said that my children would "have to be tiny" to get out. I wish I could find her now and tell her that all four of my DDs were born with less than 2 hours of labor, one "push", and they were all normal size!


2. I had a nurse tell me that it was impossible to be fully dilated and ready to push after only 1 hour of contractions with a prima-gravida (first- timer)...my cervix was closed the day before at the Dr. visit, so how could things have happened so fast??? : I didn't even get my street clothes off... :LOL
I told the nurse I'm going to push; she refused to believe I was ready, so I just lifted my own legs and what did she see??? I crowning head full of black hair that would be DD #1!! She was born 30 seconds later! The rest of my labors were very similar. The nurses never doubted me again!! :LOL

3. My good-hearted MIL told me that DD #1 was crying because she was allergic to my breastmilk and needed formula...FYI, my children didn't even take my BM in a bottle, let alone anything else! They were EXCLUSIVELY breastfed for longer than anyone in my family wants to admit...oh well.

4. With all four the nurses asked me to "hold off pushing" so they could get me the epidural; there's "NO WAY" you will make it without the epidural...HUH??? Who are they kidding? My DDs were CROWNING for God's sake! DH literally laughed and said "try and stop her". Needless to say, DDs slid out quickly; no problem for this little "skinny" mama!

If I think of more funnies, I'll add them...with four DDs in 5.5 years, I have a lot of fuel to add to the fire!! Until then I'll just :
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