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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-24-2011, 01:52 AM
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 83
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2011, 12:31 PM
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Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
I think if you read the whole thread you would...

I think if you read the whole thread you would realize you are coming very late to the discussion and we've moved way past such comments.
 
But I agree with you, which is why I was not being...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
she isnt working as an au pair.  just for a few...

she isnt working as an au pair.  just for a few weeks to help that family who could find a day care that would take their baby.  but luckily the whole thing was resolved, ironically, as a result of...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-23-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
There's one thing I think we all need to...

There's one thing I think we all need to remember.  Midwives are not like a normal business.  I think some of us go into it expecting it to be "consumer driven,"  but MW's are in a strange position...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-21-2011, 02:42 AM
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Posted By BenimBebek
Yes!  You totally get me!  Thank you, thank you!...

Yes!  You totally get me!  Thank you, thank you!  OKay, phew.  That was my exact worry.  That lots of women, instead of trying to understand breastfeeding or get comfortable with it, will believe...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-21-2011, 12:14 AM
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Posted By BenimBebek
SO glad you posted Lorrie!  I know many of us...

SO glad you posted Lorrie!  I know many of us who aren't current clients were really worried and wondering what was going on.  Which is why we all came here!  Glad to know that shes not being sued....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
Thats true.  I just think the risk is pretty...

Thats true.  I just think the risk is pretty high with pumping.  Only because the pump doesnt get as much as a baby would in the same amount of time.  So you end up having to pump so much more......
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By BenimBebek
  Judgment is how humans grow and become more...


Judgment is how humans grow and become more educated.  Being judgmental, making judgment of the behaviors of others is exactly how all of us ended up on mothering.com.  We saw one way and JUDGED...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 04:18 PM
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Posted By BenimBebek
no no, in real life im incredibly gentle and do...

no no, in real life im incredibly gentle and do not "educate" in general.  I just vent on here.  my method of sharing is just to parent the best way I can so others can see.  they can take it or...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 02:53 PM
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Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
gotcha.  okay.  im not downplaying the...

gotcha.  okay.  im not downplaying the incredibleness of mothers who have accomplished EP.  Definitely not.  I am constantly in awe of my working friends ability to pump constantly at work, etc.  I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
jesus christ.  i think its so much more work...

jesus christ.  i think its so much more work that its physically not possible for most woman which is why acting like its a totally plausible method of nursing is unfair to women.  hahaha....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
 As far as you "okaying" (not that its really...


As far as you "okaying" (not that its really your place) mamas who EP for medical reasons, I would venture to say that my friend who had medical reasons is not in the minority. Most mama's who are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
I spoke with my own lactation consultant, who...

I spoke with my own lactation consultant, who had heard of the "trend" and she asked her colleagues who agreed it would be very difficult and require constant pumping in the hours/days post birth to...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-20-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
you make excellent points.  youre totally right....

you make excellent points.  youre totally right.  its such a sad situation we maryland homebirthers find ourselves in :( 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
That is definitely an extra-ordinary situation....

That is definitely an extra-ordinary situation.  And not what Im talking about.  There was clearly a medical reason for her to need to EP.  Of course, that is totally fine.  There will always be...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-20-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
No, you're right.  I just worry we will lose...

No, you're right.  I just worry we will lose homebirth completely in MD just because of technicalities, renewing licenses, etc.  I feel like I was willing to put up with the more, uh, laid back...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
No no, I mean exclusively pumping.  I.E. no...

No no, I mean exclusively pumping.  I.E. no breast time.  I have spoken with multiple lactation consultants and LLL leaders about this issue.  Everyone I spoke to said the same thing, unless you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
oh my god.  i cannot even imagine how twisted...

oh my god.  i cannot even imagine how twisted our society has become that a woman believes this is the right way to care for a baby.  WHAT THE H***!  Omg, it literally makes me want to scream! I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,813
Posted By BenimBebek
Last Update.  Baby was put into day care right...

Last Update.  Baby was put into day care right after my last post and gained over 2 lbs in less than 2 weeks.  To me, clear case of the woman starving the crap out of the poor little guy.  A rare...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-20-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
this is all starting to feel like a big attack...

this is all starting to feel like a big attack on homebirth midwives to me.  
 
you know what bugs me is that MDs cause the unnecessary deaths and injuries of so many babies with their premature...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,445
Posted By BenimBebek
I wish I could find chicken pox!!!  Im asking my...

I wish I could find chicken pox!!!  Im asking my family that lives in a freaking 3rd world country and even THEY vaccinate for chicken pox.  ugh... plus my MIL just told me their kids never got...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
I didnt see it.  I havent been on here in months...

I didnt see it.  I havent been on here in months :(
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-19-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By BenimBebek
I have soo  much to say about living and growing...

I have soo  much to say about living and growing up in Ellicott City.  I loved it as a kid, but looking back, there were a lot of things, as a parent, I would totally not be pleased with.  I went to...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,100
Posted By BenimBebek
will you pm me too!

will you pm me too!
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