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Forum: Homebirth   06-06-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cileag
I try to use the 30 minute rule---in most...

I try to use the 30 minute rule---in most hospitals they need to be able to perform an emergency cesarean within thirty minutes, so that's the rule I used for my home birth. Can I get to a hospital...
Forum: C-section Birth   05-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By cileag
Check with your hospital about whether they...

Check with your hospital about whether they provide some of that for you.  On my labor and delivery unit, we provide hospital grade pumps (which would be better for pumping anyway), a my breast...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By cileag
Google "Tension releaser vs. tension increaser"....

Google "Tension releaser vs. tension increaser".  There's a woman who runs the site, Ask Moxie, who has a theory that there are essentially two types of babies---those that release tension through...
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By cileag
I also respectfully agree that, although you...

I also respectfully agree that, although you have strong feelings about this, her actions have not been enough for me to potentially cause a rift between the two families. You have the most control...
Forum: Homebirth   03-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By cileag
I don't think I would feel it necessary to have...

I don't think I would feel it necessary to have a birth plan with home birth midwives, but in the event of a transfer, here was my birth plan:
 
We'd like to see the CNMs if we don't risk out....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By cileag
For those still looking for more information,...

For those still looking for more information, one of my favorite sites covered this topic recently, using (with permission) the story that was linked to in this thread....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By cileag
I like Lydia--but so does everyone else.  If...

I like Lydia--but so does everyone else.  If you're looking for a non-trendy name, you might want to look elsewhere.  It starts with L, is perfectly primed to sound antiquey but not "old", and is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By cileag
Agree with meepycat! Also, the hospital will...

Agree with meepycat! Also, the hospital will likely have its own forms for refusing consent for suggested procedures. We do at my hospital.
I agree with the one page form, but would state it even...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By cileag
Gloria LeMay has a lovely article about it: ...

Gloria LeMay has a lovely article about it:
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/pushing.asp
 
And it's actually very very common for first time mothers to push for several hours---it can be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By cileag
Keep in mind that with each pregnancy, your...

Keep in mind that with each pregnancy, your abdomen may lose some of its tone, so malpositioned babies are more common the greater number of babies you have---especially early on.  I agree that 19...
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By cileag
I found most of that setting stuff helpful in...

I found most of that setting stuff helpful in early labor, but not active or transition.  I got really sensitive to smells, sound, touch--all the senses basically!  So, keep in mind that you might...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By cileag
Double post. Sorry.

Double post. Sorry.
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By cileag
Yes, absolutely experience matters. Many...

Yes, absolutely experience matters. Many obstetrical complications, I.e. Dystocias or hemorrhages occur only in a small percentage of women, particularly low risk women. I'd also ask at how many...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By cileag
I would not correlate that induction with any...

I would not correlate that induction with any sense of how your body might labor on its own. You described a very typical induction where it is slow to get going and then often speeds up active...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By cileag
I sympathize with you! My first was 41 and 3 and...

I sympathize with you! My first was 41 and 3 and a planned home birth (I am a labor nurse so I knew all the hospital induction/worries as well).  Watchful waiting is so taxing emotionally.  I think...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-21-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By cileag
There are a couple of midwives who kept...

There are a couple of midwives who kept meticulous records at various points throughout history whose books have survived. One account is "A Midwife'sTale: The Life of Martha Ballard". I wouldn't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,513
Posted By cileag
I think it would depend on how big the...

I think it would depend on how big the difference was in safety.  Is it dramatically safer for mom and baby or is it slightly (statistically even, but a small percentage) safer?  I would choose the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By cileag
I know it is disappointing, but with a partial...

I know it is disappointing, but with a partial abruption there is no way I would try for a vaginal birth. I would count my lucky stars that we are in the 21st century and plan for a baby friendly...
Forum: Homebirth   07-31-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By cileag
Having anti-hemorrhagic drugs available for me...

Having anti-hemorrhagic drugs available for me at home was a non-negotiable.  Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the most common complications, but I would much rather have a shot of pitocin, or be...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-26-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 608
Posted By cileag
I'm a labor and delivery nurse in a busy urban...

I'm a labor and delivery nurse in a busy urban setting---basically, I've seen it all.  I don't object to elective cesareans in individual circumstances---I've known and supported patients who have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-23-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By cileag
Both my daughters were born "captain morgan...

Both my daughters were born "captain morgan style" or one knee up, one knee down.  I'm not sure why I adopted this position, but when we had a waterbirth info meeting at work (I'm an OB nurse) this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By cileag
I can't speak for all hospitals, but at the...

I can't speak for all hospitals, but at the hospital where I work, we have birth balls (two kinds, regular and peanut shapes), tucks pads (witch hazel) for your bottom which would be similarly...
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By cileag
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pillowy http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382637/new-policy-statement-on-hb-from-the-aap#post_17347111)


In the...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By cileag
Is there a larger hospital, with more...

Is there a larger hospital, with more progressive practices that you could go to? It would be strange for me to consider birthing somewhere other than I work, but it does sound like the culture...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By cileag
I was in your shoes, almost exactly, about nine...

I was in your shoes, almost exactly, about nine months ago. I am also a labor and delivery nurse and had a beautiful, home water birth of my first daughter three and a half years ago. My second...
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