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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-15-2012, 01:12 AM
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Posted By AlaaJ
How is wholewoman depressing? That comment made...

How is wholewoman depressing? That comment made me chuckle. In my experience, it has been the light that saved me from a very very dark place. It teaches me the simple anatomical truth of my female...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By AlaaJ
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Forum: Vaccinations   01-26-2012, 09:50 PM
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Posted By AlaaJ
I am new to the whole vaccine issue. I...

I am new to the whole vaccine issue. I vaccinated my first 2 kids dutifully, no questions asked. With kid 3, I kept having to put off vaccines (vaccines were pricey, then we were moving, then he had...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-27-2011, 12:14 PM
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Posted By AlaaJ
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Originally Posted by moss http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/713732/pelvic-organ-prolapse-support-thread/1420#post_16622168)
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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-20-2011, 04:16 PM
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Posted By AlaaJ
Well Sharita has had six kids so I think she...

Well Sharita has had six kids so I think she probably has a pretty good personal yardstick to measure where she should be at at six weeks pp. My cervix is quite low also, much lower than is normal...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By AlaaJ
Everyone has thoughts like these.   I...

Everyone has thoughts like these.
 
I personally deal with it with a religious perspective. In my religion, jealousy is considered something natural. But when it becomes extreme and it is...
Forum: Family Planning   06-15-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By AlaaJ
I need some success stories. I need to know it...

I need some success stories. I need to know it can be done. I avoided for only 17 cycles before making a mistake.
 
I cannot risk that again.
 
Anyone?
 
PS: less than 3 years success stories...
Forum: Family Planning   06-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,100
Posted By AlaaJ
Yeah, it happens. My temp doesn't shift until 2...

Yeah, it happens. My temp doesn't shift until 2 or even 3 days after ovulation. It is consistent in that regard.
 
I know that ovulation occurs 2 to 3 days before the temp rise because of peak...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,454
Posted By AlaaJ
What is that "golf ball" looking bulge right at...

What is that "golf ball" looking bulge right at the opening of the vagina? Is it a prolapsed vaginal wall (i.e., the bladder pushing the wall out, aka cystocele)? I'm 8 wks pp but I first noticed it...
Forum: Family Planning   05-31-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlaaJ
I'm at day 58 pp and had a bit of bleeding last...

I'm at day 58 pp and had a bit of bleeding last night (dark red). I thought it was my period but now it's just spotting with blood tinged mucus (sorry; way too much info).
 
In TCOYF, she says...
Forum: Family Planning   05-31-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,100
Posted By AlaaJ
Mine: I had a fever the morning of the same day...

Mine: I had a fever the morning of the same day I was expecting ovulation (so my temp had spiked to what it usually did after ovulation).  A few days later, I knew I was taking a chance and that I...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-18-2011, 12:37 PM
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Views: 198,897
Posted By AlaaJ
Thanks scottishmommy, I do read Katy's blog and...

Thanks scottishmommy, I do read Katy's blog and try to do the positions/workouts that she recommends.
 
Oh, that reminds me -- what is the "whole woman posture" -- can someone tell me? Is it...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-17-2011, 04:00 PM
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Posted By AlaaJ
Calliope, your baby is such a cutie. Love the...

Calliope, your baby is such a cutie. Love the round wide set eyes. :-)
 
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Can someone tell me whether or not some form of prolapse is always present shortly after birth? I saw my dr a week...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-18-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AlaaJ
My doctor recommended this exercise for my (now...

My doctor recommended this exercise for my (now sliced) perineum and pelvic floor muscles: lie flat on your back, feet flat on the floor but knees bent. Then, using your inner thigh muscles, squeeze...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By AlaaJ
I had red, heavy lochia for about 1 week pp and...

I had red, heavy lochia for about 1 week pp and then the blood totally disappeared (haven't seen a drop since) and became bright yellow discharge. Almost neon yellow. And it's enough discharge to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-15-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AlaaJ
I saw my doctor again and told her in detail...

I saw my doctor again and told her in detail exactly what I was going through. She said it might be an inner fissure but not to have it checked until after 6 wks pp. I looked up fissures and I don't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-14-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By AlaaJ
I gave birth to my son 10 days ago. It was a...

I gave birth to my son 10 days ago. It was a vaginal delivery, lithotomy position, 15-20 min of pushing, midline episiotomy. Since birth, I've been having crazy cramps whenever I need to have a BM...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlaaJ
Is it normal to have to "push like you're having...

Is it normal to have to "push like you're having a bowel movement" to get the baby out?
 
Most of my friends and family members who have given birth vaginally seem to have one primary thing in...
Forum: VBAC   03-25-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By AlaaJ
"Al hamdu lillah" -- all thanks & praise are due...

"Al hamdu lillah" -- all thanks & praise are due to God.
 
Natural VBAC accomplished!
 
She stayed home until 5 cm and continued laboring peacefully at hospital till delivery stage, about 10...
Forum: VBAC   03-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By AlaaJ
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Quote:Originally Posted by chr157y http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1304104/update#post_16334967)
Just a few words of...
Forum: VBAC   03-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By AlaaJ
Thanks, guys, for the replies & encouragement. ...

Thanks, guys, for the replies & encouragement.
 
MrsBerman, I don't remember all of the conditions, but they include: NO eating and drinking at all due to possible need of general anaesthesia,...
Forum: VBAC   03-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By AlaaJ
  Hi all. Question for the midwives, birth...


Hi all. Question for the midwives, birth professionals, the been there done thats, the informed:
 
So my sister is gonna try for a VBAC (this is baby 2) but the hospital policy does not allow...
Forum: VBAC   03-17-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By AlaaJ
My sister had a c section 3.5 years ago. Baby’s...

My sister had a c section 3.5 years ago. Baby’s head was asynclitic but they didn’t realize that until 24 hours into the labor and until she was 10 cm dilated and pushing for two hours. She was then...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By AlaaJ
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Quote:Originally Posted by minkajane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1297039/question-about-cytotec#post_16270989)...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-10-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 198,897
Posted By AlaaJ
Good luck on your recovery, xelakann. That does...

Good luck on your recovery, xelakann. That does sound like a LOT of work done; what was the cause of all that pelvic floor damage & pain, if you don't mind me asking? Hoping for a full and speedy...
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