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Forum: Homebirth   03-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,720
Posted By heatherfd
Thank you for your advice as to where & what I...

Thank you for your advice as to where & what I should be posting but I'm afraid that sounds like censorship .
Ypu might not like my opinion but  as someone who has been delivering babies for 30...
Forum: Homebirth   03-10-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,720
Posted By heatherfd
To the original poster, your husband needs to be...

To the original poster, your husband needs to be fully informed to help his decision making .
 
It's unfortunate that members feel the need to ignore research from other countries which show bad...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By heatherfd
I had both my children by cesars . The first I...

I had both my children by cesars .
The first I was a prim breech where not evne the breech engaged .
I was able to feed my son in theatre & was up showering the next day .
Here in Australia ,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By heatherfd
Can you explain how that would prevent or treat...

Can you explain how that would prevent or treat a PPH ?
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By heatherfd
To the OP , you certainly had a lot of reasons...

To the OP , you certainly had a lot of reasons to have a PPH, a difficult delivery and episiotomy . 
 
Women who have had a PPH are at more risk of a PPH again  and of course theres the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-14-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By heatherfd
I've worked in Obstetrics in the UK & In...

I've worked in Obstetrics in the UK & In Australia .for a total of 27 years . I currently work in a rural area with no access to an epidural service .
 
The vast majority of women deliver with...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,272
Posted By heatherfd
Can I just say that for someone to have...

Can I just say that for someone to have previously had a 3 rd degree tear & what sounds like a difficult labour , elcetive CS is a perfectly reasonable choice .
 
I am amazed at those who call...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By heatherfd
Honestly, I'm horrified . With 2 other children...

Honestly, I'm horrified . With 2 other children to look after you must be barely able to stand up .
Even 2 units would have  brought you up to 7 !!!!!
 
Oral iron should bring your Hb up by one...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-16-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By heatherfd
Gosh, Im really surprised at the venomous tone...

Gosh, Im really surprised at the venomous tone of some of the comments .
Poor care is poor care wherever it is delivered .
 
A competent midwife should have checked the placenta carefully in an...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-03-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By heatherfd
Hi, Im a GP Obestetrician in   Outback Australia...

Hi, Im a GP Obestetrician in   Outback Australia & have been practising for 27 years .
 
.Obviously its sensible to get  the diagnosis confirmed . Chickenpox cam affect pregnant women but the time...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,657
Posted By heatherfd
I agree with BuzzBuzz, I did some of the...

I agree with BuzzBuzz, I did some of the original work with Heather Jeffreys at KGV in Sydney and the perinatal death rate from sepsis dropped dramatically after the initiation of GBS screening and...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By heatherfd
Hummmingbird, he was delivered early for a very...

Hummmingbird, he was delivered early for a very good reason , which is why both of you are still here . Please be kind to yourself as your situation sounds so stressful, and balming yourself wont...
Forum: Homebirth   04-17-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By heatherfd
Sounds like you need a new GP .   Sadly...

Sounds like you need a new GP .
 
Sadly home-birtting has been in the news a lot recently over the maternal death in SA & Janet Frasers inquest in Sydney.
 
Your lovely GP may well feels just as...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,198
Posted By heatherfd
  The whole idea of the chickenpox vaccine is...


The whole idea of the chickenpox vaccine is not only to protect & prevent the morbidity & mortality of chickenpox but also to prevent shingles at a later date & it's associated post-herpetic...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-13-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,784
Posted By heatherfd
  Sorry , can I just correct that Comment "...


Sorry , can I just correct that Comment " newborn almost dies from vaccinated sister " Vaccinated sister wasn't the illness , pertussis was .
NO vaccine is 100% effective , that is a fact . Just...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,535
Posted By heatherfd
 Zoloft & other SSRI"s take a minimum of 2 to 4...

 Zoloft & other SSRI"s take a minimum of 2 to 4 weeks to kick in , and your Dr should have told you this .
Can you see him or her again & try getting a referral to see a psychologist for CBT . I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,690
Posted By heatherfd
 I suggest you read up on "optimistic bias" but...

 I suggest you read up on "optimistic bias" but dont worry about replying to me .
I wont be back . 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-06-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,690
Posted By heatherfd
  Thank you for that comment .   Saying...


Thank you for that comment .
 
Saying that, I have noticed on the net stories of homebirth gone wrong ( NOT trying to scare anyone here, just commenting on what's out there already ) and the 2...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,690
Posted By heatherfd
  Sorry, I thought this was about sharing...


Sorry, I thought this was about sharing information & advice, not just the party line of " Hospital is a bad scary place " and only " natural " birth is valid .
 
Seems the whole ethos here is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,690
Posted By heatherfd
 I find it extremely offensive to be called a...

 I find it extremely offensive to be called a troll just because I  offered an opinion that doesnt agree with yours.
 
Women do give birth med free all over the world wihtour intervention, which...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,690
Posted By heatherfd
  Are you aware of why trained Obstetricians...


Are you aware of why trained Obstetricians like to deliver in OR with all facilities on hand for urgent surgery if required ?
 
The reasons are locked twins, cord entaglement , cord prolapse ,...
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