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Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Can I just say as a mother and a human being how...

Can I just say as a mother and a human being how disappointing I find your "moderating"? I have no vested interest in supporting or attacking homebirth, but I do believe every woman should have the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I really appreciate your thoughtful and...

I really appreciate your thoughtful and compassionate response, kaatya. Having an injury from VB can be so isolating, embarrassing, and depressing. It's rare to have anyone acknowledge it or offer...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I sent you a PM.

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
kaatya: Thank you for your thoughtful reply. We...

kaatya: Thank you for your thoughtful reply. We seem to have fundamentally different views of the situation, but I appreciate what you are saying.
 
 
It seems that to you, vaginal birth is a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Fruitfulmomma: I think you are reading her...

Fruitfulmomma: I think you are reading her wrong. Her next sentence is:
 
"They'd rather take a more certain "good outcome" than a very uncertain "great outcome"
 
I think her point is that some...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I've never claimed that every pelvic floor...

I've never claimed that every pelvic floor surgery could be avoided, or that every woman should be persuaded to choose CS even if that were possible, but certainly you can understand and acknowledge...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I'm sorry you are feeling this way. It sounds...

I'm sorry you are feeling this way. It sounds like you had a very bad experience and it's completely normal and understandable that you're feeling upset and stuck. Do you have anyone you can talk to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I don't want to have a one-upmanship contest...

I don't want to have a one-upmanship contest with you about risk. Frankly, nothing in pregnancy and childbirth is risk-free. Don't you think women should be well-informed about significant risks...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Just to play devil's advocate: you might be more...

Just to play devil's advocate: you might be more comfortable *not* waiting until the very last minute. I don't know what your hospital is like, but many of them have tried to make the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Well, obviously, if you aren't specifically...

Well, obviously, if you aren't specifically looking for something and systematically documenting it, you aren't going to know the whole story. If people don't view women's incontinence, pelvic floor...
Forum: VBAC   01-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Have you discussed the concerns about VBAMCs...

Have you discussed the concerns about VBAMCs with your doctor, especially with regard to your personal situation, i.e. your individual risks, fears, and preferences? I don't have any specific...
Forum: C-section Birth   01-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I hope you feel free to choose whatever feels...

I hope you feel free to choose whatever feels right to you without concern about judgement. It's no one else's business, and no one else has the same stake in it. Do what is right for you and feel...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I think that if it doesn't speak to you, then...

I think that if it doesn't speak to you, then that's also giving you good information. Many pregnancy/birth books are written from particular spiritual/philosophical viewpoints and there's no reason...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Respectfully, I don't think that's the truth.  ...

Respectfully, I don't think that's the truth. 
 
Age does have an effect on pelvic floor strength, but there is also discrete damage sustained during vaginal delivery. There is a difference...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,482
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kaatya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
 I'm sorry you had this experience.    I've...

 I'm sorry you had this experience. 
 
I've read your story in other threads and my heart really goes out to you. I had a similar experience and I know how deeply upsetting it can be. In my case,...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-17-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
I really want to reach out to you and let you...

I really want to reach out to you and let you know that everything you're feeling is really not unreasonable or uncommon. You've had major life changes and physical and emotional stresses. Having...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
No one can tell you definitively what will...

No one can tell you definitively what will happen. I'm not a doctor, but have heard (and believe) that having a third degree tear does increase your risk of having another severe tear. Anything...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-15-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,978
Posted By Rana Sylvestris
Congratulations, AwaitingJuno! Best wishes to...

Congratulations, AwaitingJuno! Best wishes to you and your family.
 
I just wanted to say that I'm so glad you were treated respectfully and that your son's birth was everything you wanted it to...
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