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Forum: C-section Birth   Today, 06:59 PM
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Posted By cyclamen
Yes, many OBs will do delayed cord clamping...

Yes, many OBs will do delayed cord clamping during a c/s.

The contraction of the uterus does not move blood into the baby. The pulsation in the cord comes from the baby's heart beat sending...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cyclamen
Sometimes pitocin is given via IV to prevent or...

Sometimes pitocin is given via IV to prevent or manage pph.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By cyclamen
The more educated and experienced we grow, the...

The more educated and experienced we grow, the more mindful of our limits we become. That's the difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By cyclamen
Peggy Simkin also has a book about this topic ...

Peggy Simkin also has a book about this topic
http://www.amazon.com/When-Survivors-Give-Birth-Understanding/dp/1594040222
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By cyclamen
Can she get concurrent care with a female OB? ...

Can she get concurrent care with a female OB? IME, hospitals do honor patients' need for providers of a specific gender whether for cultural or personal reasons, and will put that information in the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By cyclamen
One thing about trauma/ptsd is that it can really...

One thing about trauma/ptsd is that it can really warp your perception of safety. Some things feel safe that aren't, and other things that feel dangerous aren't. That's why ptsd has such an impact...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By cyclamen
pft. Ok, rephrasing this post to be less cranky....

pft. Ok, rephrasing this post to be less cranky. I don't agree that all choices are equal in safety. There are certain things we can do that manifestly increase the probability of survival for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cyclamen
thank you

thank you
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cyclamen
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. it's a brain...

hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. it's a brain injury caused by loss of oxygen. my daughter had interrupted blood flow during her birth.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cyclamen
haha thats what I get for not looking at the...

haha thats what I get for not looking at the dates! glad your little one is doing well!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 610
Posted By cyclamen
Sometimes the placenta detaches but gets caught...

Sometimes the placenta detaches but gets caught on the cervix and won't come out without a little help.

Anecdotally, I got two shots of pitocin with my first and the blood just kept coming, even...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 610
Posted By cyclamen
this is really only one study though. to get a...

this is really only one study though. to get a fuller picture, we'd have to look at more.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 610
Posted By cyclamen
CCT is usually done along with pitocin as part of...

CCT is usually done along with pitocin as part of active management of the third stage. The thinking is that the sooner the placenta is out, the sooner the uterus can begin clamping down, which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cyclamen
And my oldest was not a big solids eater, so it...

And my oldest was not a big solids eater, so it can be tough. Your job is to decide what to offer and when. Theirs is to decide how much to eat.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cyclamen
Babies really need to be offered supplemental...

Babies really need to be offered supplemental foods after 6 months. After 6 months their fetal iron stores begin to be depleted and their caloric needs go up. These foods should not replace breast...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Good luck.

Good luck.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
I have never been exactly where you are. Few of...

I have never been exactly where you are. Few of us have. But I have been in a very dark place, where it felt like there was nothing I could do, like I had no power, like hope was gone. And all I...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
But a nanny doesn't get to the heart of what you...

But a nanny doesn't get to the heart of what you are concerned about. Because it's not just having someone there to assist with care of the baby. It's also that you fear your own desires and your...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Sounds like you feel that he doesn't understand...

Sounds like you feel that he doesn't understand or take your own feelings seriously. And it sounds like you don't feel there is anyone in your real life who understands your concerns. That must be...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Are you feeling jealous of your husband's...

Are you feeling jealous of your husband's excitement about the baby and fearful of having his love divided from you?
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Thinkign more... do you feel trapped between two...

Thinkign more... do you feel trapped between two bad situations? Either have the baby and your husband will be happy and everyone will be happy and you will be miserable; or don't have the baby and...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Is it that you feel trapped into having the baby...

Is it that you feel trapped into having the baby because your husband is so excited?
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Of course it is a big deal. It sounds like maybe...

Of course it is a big deal. It sounds like maybe you just want some acknowledgement that you are going to lose something tremendous and you are mourning that. It sounds like you've decided to have...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 889
Posted By cyclamen
Agh. this thing ate my post. Ok, team "we...

Agh. this thing ate my post.

Ok, team "we don't think you are crazy." Counseling is helpful as a safe space for you to explore your feelings and it can be a good resource to figure out what to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 610
Posted By cyclamen
And I'm not talking about the oft repeated claim...

And I'm not talking about the oft repeated claim that pitocin does not cross the blood brain barrier into the brain, OR that it shuts down hormone production for 30 minutes. I've written in previous...
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