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#1 of 61 Old 06-06-2005, 10:41 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm 88% according to this test.

http://www.birthdiaries.com/diary/pregpuritytest.htm

It's cute anyway...check it out.
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Oooh, I'm a measly 71%. I wonder how the questions are scored. Am I less pure because I've never birthed anywhere but home?

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Cute!

I'm 84% pure.
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I dunno, mabe you score less if you want to have more kids? LOL it's just something real cute to share with ya'll.
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74% here. I am still not sure what pure means.
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Am I impure at a measly 75% because my kids never wanted to come out and I HAD to have c-sections?

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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interesting, i'm a 79.

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(*chuckle*) 97% pure. But that is probably because I had to answer "NO" to most of the questions! The only ones that I could say "YES" to were:

Have you ever subscribed to more than one parenting magazine at a time?
Do you own more than 25 pregnancy/childbirth books?
Do you plan to have more children?

Well, I definitely plan on having SOME children, and even one is more than what I have now!
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74% pure.

Momma to three fine children, one that lives in my heart and two that live in my arms.
Circumcision is wrong, regardless of gender
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62% Kinda hurt my feelings.



eeewwww first thing on the home page is a big paypal donation box ick
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oh, sorry your feelings got hurt!

I have to admit I was taken aback when I first saw my score of 73%, but I did think it was funny.

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I think for every "yes" you get a percentage point off. So if you have all no's, you are 100% pure. If you answer "yes" to birthing at home you get a point off just as if you answered "yes" to having an elective c-section. What does pure mean anyway? I think it means lack of experience or outside info, maybe? So if you go all out and experience the full pregnancy thing with photos, blessings, RRL, you are going to be docked more points, so don't feel bad. Screwy test.
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83% here, interesting

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91% - extremely weird. A lot of those questions don't even apply to me, because I've never laboured all the way to the end. That's a weird test.

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hmmm, I'm 76% pure. Some of them were funny, but I don't really get what pure means.

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79% here, I wonder how they are calculating it?

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80% pure. Hilarious test!
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I think for every "yes" you get a percentage point off. So if you have all no's, you are 100% pure. If you answer "yes" to birthing at home you get a point off just as if you answered "yes" to having an elective c-section. What does pure mean anyway? I think it means lack of experience or outside info, maybe? So if you go all out and experience the full pregnancy thing with photos, blessings, RRL, you are going to be docked more points, so don't feel bad. Screwy test.
That's what I think. I got a 79% and have had 3 uncomplicated homebirths (one was a water birth) with no meds or epidural or episiotomy.
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I'm 72% most likely due to my induced labor turned c-section. My second birth was as pure as they come.
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85%
I don't get what pure means either
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I'm the average - 85%. So I am less pure b.c. my ds chose to be posterior. I know it's just a light hearted quiz, but just wondering also what "pure" is. What do you think mamas? :

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Again, I think any yes takes a percentage point off, so it isn't really based on anything.
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My definition of "pure" is no meds, no induction, no cuts, no messing with membranes not even stripping, no CFM, no timeline, no machines that go ping, no VE every hour by everyone who walks in, no IV, no forced pushing, no withholding food or water. Just mom and baby working together to birth the way we were made to birth without interuption and/or intervention.
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62% Kinda hurt my feelings.
69% pure

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You are 87% pure.

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I got 85%.

I agree that I think of a truly, 100% pure birth as the kind of birth you could have completely alone w/ a healthy mom and baby outcome, where the only things done are the things that come instinctually. Sort of in "Blue Lagoon" fashion. kwim?
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Mine said 64% oh well...
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I think its just a gimick to draw traffic to their site - they know tests like this are popular and so by having a test like this they can draw in people to view their site. It's obviously exactly that - answering all no gives you 100%, all yes 0%. Meaningless really.

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I think its just a gimick to draw traffic to their site - they know tests like this are popular and so by having a test like this they can draw in people to view their site. It's obviously exactly that - answering all no gives you 100%, all yes 0%. Meaningless really.

Ohhhh, wise sage. It is all clear now.

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I'm a mere 65% pure- obviously, I should have lied about stripping my own membranes... They missed a question- did you wet yourself laughing whilst taking this test? :

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