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Forum: Birth Professionals   Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,365
Posted By mamashanti
I have in my contract that if there is any kind...

I have in my contract that if there is any kind of legal issue that they agree to mediation and will not sue me.... i also put that everything I suggest (even simple things like drinking more water...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 246
Posted By mamashanti
IF you want to read about how pitocin interferes...

IF you want to read about how pitocin interferes with oxytocin and shuts off your body's natural production for 30 minutes, interfering with bonding and breastfeeding- just google it.... there's a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-24-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By mamashanti
listen to the indiebirth podcasts or go to...

listen to the indiebirth podcasts or go to indiebirth.com.... everything is explained there.
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By mamashanti
thank you for your perspective. I can neither...

thank you for your perspective. I can neither refund the money nor offer services in kind, I would be able to but they have moved 2 hours away now. When I started working with them they were only 1...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By mamashanti
edit - the bishop's score was 2 going into the...

edit - the bishop's score was 2 going into the induction. NOT favorable... thus why it took 4 days, started on Wednesday afternoon, baby was born Saturday afternoon. She was not post-dates, it was 4...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By mamashanti
I don't see why a refund would be called for...

I don't see why a refund would be called for because the family a) sent me home and b) didn't request me back after I offered to come back in the morning when she was pushing ?? I wouldn't call it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-23-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By mamashanti
FREE midwife attended birth center

IS it possible to create? I feel like fear and finances are the two things preventing women from choosing midwifery care and homebirth. What is there was a birth center in EVERY state run by midwives...
Forum: Doulas   11-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By mamashanti
No More Hospital Births.

I can't do it. I'm going to attend midwife attended births only in birth centers and at home.

my most recent birth was a nightmare. a 4 day induction where I was on call and didn't sleep for 3...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 246
Posted By mamashanti
The Harm that it does is that is completely shuts...

The Harm that it does is that is completely shuts off your body's own oxytocin (bonding/love hormone!!) production and takes up to 30 minutes to start back up again, meaning if you are given pitocin...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By mamashanti
becoming a midwife is more important than my...

becoming a midwife is more important than my relationship happiness- sounds crazy but it's the ONLY Thing I want to do. My other passions- teaching yoga and fitness/health can be made into some sort...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By mamashanti
thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of...

thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of consulting with lawyers just to see what they say.

I'm not worried about mutual friends- he only has one friend and has since I've known him--- all...
Forum: Dental   11-18-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14
Posted By mamashanti
sealants contain BPA. I was just reading an...

sealants contain BPA. I was just reading an article on mommypotamus about how she reversed her daughter's tooth decay with a special diet in a matter of days.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By mamashanti
What happened to you if you were a SAHM when you divorced?

I am so conflicted right now. I feel like the only reason I am hanging on right now is because of finances. If money wasn't an factor, I'd be single again. My husband is emotionally abusive, he is...
Forum: Women's Health   11-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By mamashanti
Painful/Tender Uterus after cycle resumed postpartum

I don't know what is going on and it's driving me crazy. I am NOT pregnant, took a test and it's negative. I had a copper IUD taken out 3 months ago, and got my first period at 11 months postpartum....
Forum: Homebirth   11-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By mamashanti
I agree~ this is the best way to ensure a low/no...

I agree~ this is the best way to ensure a low/no intervention birth if you have a healthy pregnancy.... although the atrocities that they do for third stage/postpartum care will be unavoidable.

If...
Forum: Homebirth   10-20-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By mamashanti
I pushed seriously for 6 hours. I felt the urge...

I pushed seriously for 6 hours. I felt the urge to push at 9 with a swollen anterior lip.... and was at 9+ the lip for 8 hours before she was born. For 3-4 of those hours of being "complete"...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,742
Posted By mamashanti
obviously being present is #1...

obviously being present is #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ... but I feel like an absolute wreck and failure if I don't get my basic needs met and do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,349
Posted By mamashanti
I work from home and have to have sessions with...

I work from home and have to have sessions with clients over the phone, usually not more than 5 a week, but when I do I always schedule them during my daughter's longest nap time- between 12-2pm, or...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,073
Posted By mamashanti
just wanted to update. I had the surgery last...

just wanted to update. I had the surgery last friday and I'm one week post op today- so happy I finally got it done. The last 7 days were rough but I can already tell that things are together in...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By mamashanti
I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have...

I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have been saying I need more "support" from day one, but I can't even say what that is- I don't need or want people bringing food over. I don't have any...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By mamashanti
I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back)...

I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back) and vacuum crunches (they aren't crunches at all- they are engaging the transverse abdominals- which is what you want!). 
 
Once my separation was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By mamashanti
You can bring it back together- how many fingers...

You can bring it back together- how many fingers width are they separated? I had my baby 7 months ago and I originally had a whole hand width post pregnancy which has closed to barely a fingertip...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By mamashanti
My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched,...

My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched, horribly. I'm having surgery in 2 weeks to correct it. I had a second degree tear, and it healed badly- the perineum was not stitched up all the way (it's...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By mamashanti
 Is it possible??   My placenta has been in...

 Is it possible??
 
My placenta has been in my freezer for 7 months. My daughter passed meconium (not a lot) and the placenta was eviscerated at birth due to manual removal. It also was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By mamashanti
No real helpful advice other than I feel your...

No real helpful advice other than I feel your pain.... I had a second degree tear that healed horribly and I just don't have sex anymore. I'm having corrective surgery. I do think it would be easier...
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