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post #181 of 299
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Originally Posted by wendy1221
Yeah, and isn't the pain steady w/ a stone? At least w/ labor, you get a little break in between the pains!
Oh yeah, it's steady and relentless! I had a horrible experience at the ER; I went because I had NO idea what was going on. I was still nursing DD #4 and hadn't gotten a period yet, so I thought maybe I was miscarrying (thankfully, I've never miscarried) so I ha no idea how that felt. Since I had no bleeding, I had to check it out. The stupid ER doc told me I was "fine" and to calm down. Keep in mind that even without pain meds, I was quiet during my labors...that's how I deal with pain. However, while passing this horrible stone, I was moaning and crying a LOT. It took me longer to pass that stupid stone than to deliver all four DDs combined!!

I passed the frickin stone in the ER bathroom by myself in the d*mn urine sample they FINALLY took from me; my urine was full of blood and crystals. The ER doctor told my personal doctor that she thought I started my period when she saw the blood in my urine...DUH! I just told her I didn't have my period yet! I think after four children I know which exit your period comes from, idiot! That moron has yet to explain the crystals and black "stone" also found in my urine!! Sorry to rant; it's just another example of some doctors who still think women are "hysterical and just need to calm down."
post #182 of 299
I almost died the day an old friend of mine asked if I'd had a natural childbirth, in regards to my homeborn dd. I said, "Yeah, how about you?" She said, "Yeah, I had a natural childbirth too, but needed the epidural." :

WIC told me to wean my dd (now 4 1/2 months) to maintain my new pregnancy (yay, we're due Januray 24th of 2006). Dumb wic people.

I was walking up the street, wearing dd in the sling and holding ds's hand, we were on the way to a park. I ran into my friend's cousin (an acquaintence of mine) and she asked me where my diaper bag was. I said, "Home, why?" She replied, "Well, where do you keep your daughter's bottles?" I said, "In my shirt!" :LOL
post #183 of 299
I don't say "natural" birth any more because now it seems that any baby that comes out a vagina is a "natural" birth. You can have induction, augmentation, monitors, pethidine, epidural, episiotomy and forceps and it's still a natural birth. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

I call it a normal physiological birth now
post #184 of 299
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Originally Posted by my4girls
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". :
Sounds to me like they were hoping for an epidural so that they could 'shut you down' until your caregiver arrived!
post #185 of 299
re: pregnancy - my 80 y.o. MIL advised me that i should not gain more than 20 lbs and i should not sleep any more during pregnancy than i normally would - or i would end up with a "lazy baby."

i'm sure i can think of more of them - i'll get back to you!
post #186 of 299
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Originally Posted by my4girls
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

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!
You are lucky your children were not born in the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, as it was customary for nurses to hold the mother's legs shut until the doctor arrived.

This resulted in, surprise!, many babies being born with some degree of oxygen depravation and, therefore, brain damage.

A baby is born when he/she is ready.
post #187 of 299
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Originally Posted by JanetF
I don't say "natural" birth any more because now it seems that any baby that comes out a vagina is a "natural" birth. You can have induction, augmentation, monitors, pethidine, epidural, episiotomy and forceps and it's still a natural birth. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

I call it a normal physiological birth now
yeah I say unmedicated, or intervention free.
post #188 of 299
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Originally Posted by applejuice
You are lucky your children were not born in the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, as it was customary for nurses to hold the mother's legs shut until the doctor arrived.

This resulted in, surprise!, many babies being born with some degree of oxygen depravation and, therefore, brain damage.

A baby is born when he/she is ready.
...or in the 90's: The lady I nannied (nanny-ed?) for had this happen to her. Long story short: she was pushing her baby out, nurse said not till the Dr came, and held her legs shut. The baby was coming out one way or another, and chose "another"... She ended up needing anal (or would it be colon?) reconstructive surgery. Not to mention that the baby suffered from this experience too... he had severe behavioral problems that were probably linked to that. :
post #189 of 299
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Originally Posted by Messac888
I was walking up the street, wearing dd in the sling and holding ds's hand, we were on the way to a park. I ran into my friend's cousin (an acquaintence of mine) and she asked me where my diaper bag was. I said, "Home, why?" She replied, "Well, where do you keep your daughter's bottles?" I said, "In my shirt!" :LOL

Great comeback! :LOL
post #190 of 299
these stories are just blowing me away.
post #191 of 299
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Originally Posted by applejuice
You are lucky your children were not born in the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, as it was customary for nurses to hold the mother's legs shut until the doctor arrived.

This resulted in, surprise!, many babies being born with some degree of oxygen depravation and, therefore, brain damage.

A baby is born when he/she is ready.
: That's horrible!!!
post #192 of 299
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Originally Posted by Kateana
...or in the 90's: The lady I nannied (nanny-ed?) for had this happen to her. Long story short: she was pushing her baby out, nurse said not till the Dr came, and held her legs shut. The baby was coming out one way or another, and chose "another"... She ended up needing anal (or would it be colon?) reconstructive surgery. Not to mention that the baby suffered from this experience too... he had severe behavioral problems that were probably linked to that. :
post #193 of 299
last night a friend of mine told me that "if a baby spits up a lot it means they are overfed, especially if they are breastfed." : oh my... i can't say i've EVER heard this from a reliable OR unreliable source. she, of course, heard it from a friend of hers. my friend is pregnant and is soaking up her friends' advice like a sponge.

anyone met those type of people that you don't even TRY to argue with, because they are so far gone?! i was too tired to argue it, and felt like common sense should say her remark was stupid, so if her common sense didn't tell her she was crazy, then neither would my arguments.

carrie
post #194 of 299
I don't get any of those great lines.. i'm afraid i get stuck with the
"do you know what it is?" .... my response "hopefully a baby i don't have patience for another dog"

"wow how many are in there?.... response "last ultrasound there were 10, but they multiply daily" ( i have only ever had singleton pg)

" if you get much bigger you're going to explode" ... reasponse "i hope not i still have 6 months to go"

i think the only outrageous thing i have really heard was during my first pg when i met another pg girl who informed me that babies needed formula or they would die. I may not have known much, but i knew enough that the human race lived for centuries before formula was created.
post #195 of 299
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Originally Posted by 1mama2girls+1?
I don't get any of those great lines.. i'm afraid i get stuck with the
"do you know what it is?" .... my response "hopefully a baby i don't have patience for another dog"

"wow how many are in there?.... response "last ultrasound there were 10, but they multiply daily" ( i have only ever had singleton pg)

" if you get much bigger you're going to explode" ... reasponse "i hope not i still have 6 months to go"
:LOL I am gonna have to use those next time I hear one of those lines.
post #196 of 299
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Originally Posted by luckymama
re: pregnancy - my 80 y.o. MIL advised me that i should not gain more than 20 lbs and i should not sleep any more during pregnancy than i normally would - or i would end up with a "lazy baby."

i'm sure i can think of more of them - i'll get back to you!


That reminds me of a friend who was telling me about a mother who made her baby mentally handicaped by thinking angry thoughts while she nursed him. I guess it soured her milk by thinking bad thoughts and it made her nursing baby handicaped. WOW!
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post #198 of 299
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Originally Posted by 1mama2girls+1?
I don't get any of those great lines.. i'm afraid i get stuck with the
"do you know what it is?" .... my response "hopefully a baby i don't have patience for another dog".
I told my niece it was a puppy, thinking she would get the joke, kwim? Well, when I brought the baby to meet her, my 3 yr old niece looked me in the eyes and said, "That ain't no puppy, Aunty." and then walked away shaking her head. :
post #199 of 299
When people ask me "Do you know what it is?" I say, "I'm hoping it's a baby because a zebra would tear my vagina with it's hooves." Mentioning the V word normally shuts them up pretty quickly... That and the HORROR of me not having ANY u/s... :
post #200 of 299
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Ha! My dad keeps saying the same thing to me about my 2-month old!!! He keeps saying stuff like "that boy is so big! You're going to have to break the 4-6 month rule with him and feed him cereal earlier, or he'll be eating every 15 minutes!!!"

OK... that makes sense, dad... umm, if he's so big, do ya really think he's not getting enough food, and also, uh, do I have anything MORE IMPORTANT to do right now than feed my baby??? So what if he wants to eat every 15 minutes? Isn't that what maternity leave is for??? :LOL

Somtimes I think people can't wrap there head around the fact that breastmilk is food.It isn't just a drink it is food. My dad is like that telling me that baby has to eat all the time. Like I'm not feeding her becuase she doesn't get solids. DOes that make sense?
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