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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   Yesterday, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Viola P
I agree. I think ideally homebirth with a...

I agree. I think ideally homebirth with a qualified attendant would be the default, and people would transfer if there's reason to. I don't believe that hospitals are always bad. Sometimes they are...
Forum: Fertility   Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Viola P
I don't think it's a universally held belief that...

I don't think it's a universally held belief that autism is bad. I think that there's a whole movement and a neuro non typical community that makes some good arguments for why autism (especially...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-02-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
I agree with everything you said i think. I even...

I agree with everything you said i think. I even agree that there are risks at home that would be minimal and non fatal if they happened in a hospital. It's just that i also believe that there are...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
Yes, exactly. In my dream of dreams homebirth...

Yes, exactly. In my dream of dreams homebirth would be the norm for low risk pregnancies, and hospitals would be for if there's cause for concern. That's how it is in the Netherlands and they have...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-02-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
A very sad truth is that hospitals scare women...

A very sad truth is that hospitals scare women into going there to give birth by saying "what if..." over and over. There isn't a lot of support for women who birth at home or unassisted. Instead...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
' This is a very sad example of blaming the...

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This is a very sad example of blaming the victim that allows the torture to continue unabated. The reality is that the massive increase in interventions and the slice-em and ask questions later...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
I did - me!! For every woman who is...

I did - me!!


For every woman who is "saved" by a hospital there is another who is traumatized, injured, or killed because of hospital policies/mistakes. The infant/maternal mortality rate in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Viola P
I agree pp. Sometimes i think Canada's...

I agree pp.

Sometimes i think Canada's deplorable treatment of First Nations treatment is very similar to the US' treatment of black people.

There is systemic discrimination against women,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Viola P
Re: the AME shooting, I'm off fb so this is the...

Re: the AME shooting, I'm off fb so this is the first i heard of it. Plus i live in Canada. How awful.

I heard a stat that white supremacists kill more Americans each year than terrorists.

As...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Viola P
OP - if you don't like the word "privilege", what...

OP - if you don't like the word "privilege", what word would you use to describe these systemic benefits that you seem to acknoledge some people get by virtue of their race/sex that others don't?...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-25-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Viola P
I've never done this but since you asked for...

I've never done this but since you asked for ideas on how to set it up, i guess one thing i'd do for sure is bring a playpen for my office. I go to the local farmer's markets and some of the vendors...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-23-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Viola P
This is close to what i did with my ds and it...

This is close to what i did with my ds and it worked. We gave him some warning that we were going to take away the diapers in a few days, and we did. When he peed on the floor i said very calmly "pee...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
Thanks everyone. I'm really happy that i found...

Thanks everyone. I'm really happy that i found somewhere to discuss this.

To me it is really odd for me to be constantly wanting to "get my body back". I've heard other women, post baby, use those...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Viola P
They are killing us...literally

Wasn't sure where to post this but would sure like to have a discussion about it:

http://qz.com/400530/american-mothers-die-in-childbirth-at-twice-the-rate-they-did-in-2000/

I'm also reading a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
My legs are thin, so are my arms. My face doesn't...

My legs are thin, so are my arms. My face doesn't look overly fat either. It's my stomach, it's so large. My youngest is 15 months. Will my pouch ever go down? That's the part that really gets to me...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-20-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
I appreciate all the feedback. LOM, what do...

I appreciate all the feedback.

LOM, what do you mean by eat healthy oils? In salad? Which ones are healthy?

I want to eat healthy because i like how it makes me feel, not because i feel i have...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
Red face "When you think about whether or not you will be...

"When you think about whether or not you will be sexy as 50, try to remember that emotionally healthy men in their 40s and 50s really don't want to have sex with women who look like their daughters....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
Thank you so much. This is all exactly it....

Thank you so much. This is all exactly it. Especially this: "but I come to a point where that was crazy making because I had to keep doing more and more extreme things to get worse and worse results....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for responding. I'm pretty sure that...

Thanks for responding.

I'm pretty sure that if i was in my 20's i would have lost all the weight too. Part of the point of my post was that it's difficult to deal with the metabolic and other...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-17-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By Viola P
Done trying to "get my body back" - this is my body!

I had two babies less than two years apart from each other. I'm in my mid 30's. Prior to getting pregnant I was always thin and took this for granted. People always commented on my hot body and i got...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Viola P
Have you considered oopsing? It's where all the...

Have you considered oopsing? It's where all the care providers think you're planning on doing one thing, but really you're actually planning on doing another. That's what i did with my second....
Forum: Potty Learning   06-14-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Viola P
Just leave her naked from the waist down. She may...

Just leave her naked from the waist down. She may pee her leg a couple of times but she'll probably hate it and voluntarily seek out the potty. That's what we did and it worked very well, took only...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-14-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Viola P
I did early labour outside the pool bc it took...

I did early labour outside the pool bc it took forever to fill bc we were in a small cabin with a tiny hot water tank. By the time it filled i was probably quite far along (mw didn't make it until...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By Viola P
I just wanted to chime in here and say that I...

I just wanted to chime in here and say that I agree with those who said it's important to lay the boundaries now. LOM and MFQ have helped me with my MIL issues on here, which have been very difficult...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-09-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Viola P
Your need for sleep is important and valid. I had...

Your need for sleep is important and valid. I had a great sleeper with my first and then my second came along and she refused to sleep when i went back to work. It was awful, i was up several hours...
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