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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-04-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By AlexisT
In order to claim a religious exemption in NYS,...

In order to claim a religious exemption in NYS, you must have an objection to the practice of vaccination. You may not claim a religious objection to specific vaccines. It's all or nothing. 
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Forum: C-section Birth   03-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By AlexisT
IF you are at a teaching hospital, expect...

IF you are at a teaching hospital, expect blowback over an insistence that only attending physicians attend you. That's part of being in a teaching hospital. You can ask, nad you can say you don't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By AlexisT
My understanding is that oral Vitamin K does not...

My understanding is that oral Vitamin K does not prevent late onset VKDB as well as the IM injection. Unless you are in NYS, however (where Vitamin K is mandated by law) you may ask to have it...
Forum: Homebirth   02-10-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
She's been blogging for nearly 8 years and she's...

She's been blogging for nearly 8 years and she's always done so under her real name. She wrote a book before that. If she had never been board certified or worked as an OB, don't you think someone...
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By AlexisT
I had my first in the UK (in a hospital as I was...

I had my first in the UK (in a hospital as I was high risk).
 
The entire setup is VERY different in the UK. There is some friction between OBs and midwives, but there are clearly laid out...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By AlexisT
I did not have my arms tied.    Prophylactic...

I did not have my arms tied. 
 
Prophylactic antibiotics is the standard of care. It reduces the rate of postoperative infection. Keep in mind that until a few years ago this was done for all...
Forum: Homebirth   02-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
There are questions about changes in the...

There are questions about changes in the reporting of maternal mortality. 
 
You keep talking about what you would choose. That's fine. But you don't know what other people would choose, and they...
Forum: Homebirth   02-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
I know people who had bad things happen in the...

I know people who had bad things happen in the hospital. It does happen. I was treated terribly during my first birth. (Not in the US, and the midwives, not the OBs, were the culprits.) NPO is...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
Historically, being unwilling to listen to...

Historically, being unwilling to listen to contrary points of view has not been good for a movement. If mods want to move this out of the home birth section, then fine. 
 
If you (general you)...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
Quote:Originally Posted by Laura...

Quote:Originally Posted by Laura Spilde http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396708/this-dr-amy-tuteur-woman-drives-me-crazy/0_50#post_17560041)...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,786
Posted By AlexisT
The "you have a 30% risk of a CS at the hospital...

The "you have a 30% risk of a CS at the hospital and 5% at home" is misleading, and advocates are wrong to trumpet it. 
 
The OVERALL rate of a CS is 30%+. That is not YOUR risk. The error is...
Forum: Homebirth   12-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By AlexisT
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whiskeyandwater http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   12-03-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By AlexisT
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lisafalknerlmt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   11-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By AlexisT
Induction on a VBAC at early term? I'd lean...

Induction on a VBAC at early term? I'd lean against. Induction may not even be on the table. Almost no OBs, certainly in the US, will risk prostaglandins. You're limited to Foley and pit at best. If...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-27-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By AlexisT
Depends which study and purpose.   In some...

Depends which study and purpose.
 
In some cases, you only want to measure CS vs vaginal, regardless of interventions: this would certainly be appropriate if you were looking at outcomes after a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By AlexisT
We don't have good data on longterm outcomes....

We don't have good data on longterm outcomes. There are way too many confounders. True CDMR is rare--too many women having CS have either maternal or fetal indicators. Or a problem developed during...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-15-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By AlexisT
That's a good list. (I should add--for my 2nd CS...

That's a good list. (I should add--for my 2nd CS I had no external staples OR sutures. All my sutures were internal and the OB used glue--the result was extremely good, better than the sutures for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
I've had 2 Caesareans. The first was an...

I've had 2 Caesareans. The first was an emergency. The second was a planned repeat, and I considered VBAC. So believe me, I am well aware of the tradeoffs and consequences.
 
Most of the elective...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-13-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
How can you be sure?    None of us is...

How can you be sure? 
 
None of us is capable of making definitive statements about the relative safety of surgery at some unspecified future point with unknown-to-us developments. Whether or not...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-13-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
But that's the point: The question is asking us...

But that's the point: The question is asking us to ignore current medical reality and base our decisions on a hypothetical situation. The decisions I make today, and the decisions I would make under...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by monkeyscience http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-12-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
(That said, I still dislike the image that women...

(That said, I still dislike the image that women who do not seek out information are uninformed, uncaring sheeple. Many do not seek out information, or care, because they place no intrinsic value on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-12-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
The question was about safety, not cost. And in...

The question was about safety, not cost. And in a hypothetical medical system that's made surgery as safe or safer than vaginal birth, perhaps it's also made it less expensive than it is now. It's a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-11-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,270
Posted By AlexisT
Well, speaking for me personally--after having...

Well, speaking for me personally--after having been through a CS twice, while i feel some regret that I will never experience vaginal birth, it's not enough to trump my surety about CS being safer...
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