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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By Asheya
Glad you found it helpful! I also wanted to...

Glad you found it helpful! I also wanted to point you to this birth plan (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-birth-plan.html)--it's quite tongue-in-cheek, but Rixa makes a number of good...
Forum: October 2011   02-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
One last thing--I checked with the midwife I...

One last thing--I checked with the midwife I know, and I was wrong about the urine strip being used as a good marker for gestational diabetes. I am sorry for that misinformation, thank you for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By Asheya
Here's some information you might find helpful...

Here's some information you might find helpful in making your decision. It is excerpted from Having a Baby, Naturally by Peggy O'Mara
 
·         Newborns with increased risk of hemorrhagic...
Forum: October 2011   02-19-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
I'm sorry if my post was interpeted as offering...

I'm sorry if my post was interpeted as offering advice for particular situations, or a blanket recommendation. I was trying to point women towards information about the tests, and I did say "it can...
Forum: October 2011   02-18-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
"A huge Canadian study demonstrated that the...

"A huge Canadian study demonstrated that the only effect of routine glucose tolerance screening was to inform about three per cent of pregnant women that they have gestational diabetes (20). The...
Forum: October 2011   02-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
The best evidence to date indicates that routine...

The best evidence to date indicates that routine ultrasound screening at any point in pregancy does not "reduce adverse outcomes for babies" quoted from the Cochrane review...
Forum: October 2011   02-13-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
I think this 'industry insider' advertising...

I think this 'industry insider' advertising program is fairly new, and just started sometime around January. When I was asking mothering.com about how I could best let women know about my services,...
Forum: October 2011   02-13-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
Hi Capretta,   Thanks for asking! I'm not...

Hi Capretta,
 
Thanks for asking! I'm not due in October, which right now I am quite thankful for as I have three children aged 5, almost 3, and 18 months! They keep me busy, as well as the work I...
Forum: October 2011   02-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,209
Posted By Asheya
Yay for HBAC! The later you can wait to do the...

Yay for HBAC! The later you can wait to do the ultrasound, the more accurate the information about the placenta will be, as the bigger you get the more likelihood the placenta will move away from...
Forum: September 2011   02-12-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Asheya
Dr. Michel Odent (http://www.wombecology.com)...

Dr. Michel Odent (http://www.wombecology.com) calls this the 'nocebo' effect, because research shows that all the medical prenatal tests we do actually don't improve outcomes for babies (better...
Forum: August 2011   02-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Asheya
Birthing from Within is a wonderful resource. We...

Birthing from Within is a wonderful resource. We in North America tend to approach birth from a very 'thinking brain' place, which especially for a hospital birth can be important (so that you have...
Forum: August 2011   02-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By Asheya
I personally think that the way birth is usually...

I personally think that the way birth is usually done today in North America (hospital, nurse in and out, dad is the main support, doctor comes in at the end), puts a HUGE amount of pressure on the...
Forum: June 2011   02-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Asheya
Has anyone considered hiring a postpartum doula?...

Has anyone considered hiring a postpartum doula? Particularly if you don't have family (or don't want family) around after the birth, or have older children, a postpartum doula can help you and the...
Forum: Homebirth   02-09-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,521
Posted By Asheya
My birth video shows the waterbirth of my 3rd...

My birth video shows the waterbirth of my 3rd child, and there are two versions: one without the actual birth, and one with, so you can choose what works best for your family. You can see my 4 yr...
Forum: October 2011   02-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Asheya
You might also be interested to read an article...

You might also be interested to read an article I wrote on this subject "There's No Such Thing As a Due Date (http://connectedchildbirth.com/?p=55)"
 
Forum: October 2011   02-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Asheya
Lots of different reasons why sex can be so...

Lots of different reasons why sex can be so fantastic for some pregnant women. Increased blood flow in the reproductive areas is one reason, and hormonal changes that are creating more cervical...
Forum: August 2011   02-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Asheya
I hear you, this is so tough. I went through...

I hear you, this is so tough. I went through this with my third child. Do you have any room in your finances to hire someone (maybe a homeschooled teenager or an 18 year old) to help you for a few...
Forum: July 2011   02-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Asheya
If you are planning an unmedicated, hospital...

If you are planning an unmedicated, hospital birth, definitely hire a doula! Support from an experienced woman who is only there for you and your partner is one of the most important things you can...
Forum: July 2011   02-06-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Asheya
What about hiring a doula? You may even be able...

What about hiring a doula? You may even be able to find someone who could attend appointments with you, and help you discuss the issues with your doctor, or at least act as a witness to the...
Forum: October 2011   02-04-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Asheya
Great list NDFanatik! I would add 'Gentle Birth,...

Great list NDFanatik! I would add 'Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering' by Sarah Buckley, MD. She also has a website www.sarahbuckley.com (http://www.sarahbuckley.com) with some article excerpts from the...
Forum: June 2011   02-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Asheya
Have a warm bath and call your midwife. When I...

Have a warm bath and call your midwife. When I was experiencing premature, mildly painful, regular contractions, my midwife suggested I take oral magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that naturally...
Forum: October 2011   02-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Asheya
Also, some great links: US/Canada major study...

Also, some great links:
US/Canada major study (http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7505/1416.full) showing that homebirth has less interventions, same rate of death, and less complications than hospital...
Forum: October 2011   02-03-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Asheya
My husband had similar fears about homebirth. I...

My husband had similar fears about homebirth. I knew before I was pregnant with my first that I wanted a homebirth, but for various reasons, we had our first baby at the hospital.  I said to myself...
Forum: July 2011   02-03-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Asheya
A relaxed pelvic floor is important for birth!...

A relaxed pelvic floor is important for birth! Pregnancy makes your pelvic floor lose muscle tone, and this is the way its supposed to be. Gentle yoga squats are useful to strengthen your legs for...
Forum: July 2011   02-03-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Asheya
I had a midwife who was trained in Germany for...

I had a midwife who was trained in Germany for my second and third births (at home), and with my second my waters released while I was having only very, very mild contractions every 5-10 minutes (I...
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