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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-19-2012, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Hawkwind
Six years and two foreskins after my husband...

Six years and two foreskins after my husband convinced me to take my oldest son BACK to the doctor to be circumcised (I refused it initially), my husband admitted today that we did the wrong thing....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-18-2010, 01:33 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
I just want to check in, again. When I first...

I just want to check in, again.
When I first prolapsed, I was eight weeks out. It wasn't that I just gradually noticed it then. I had a jarring and roughly performed pelvic exam at eight weeks...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Hawkwind
I want to update y'all again. I went to the...

I want to update y'all again.
I went to the urogynecologist for the second visit. My first was at three months postpartum (four and a half months ago).
Everything is about where it was four and a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-02-2010, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Hawkwind
Here's the one with the menopausal women....

Here's the one with the menopausal women. 'pretty sure there is a more detailed version of it. I looked and looked for the one about the younger women, 'must look later....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-28-2010, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Hawkwind
Eclipse- It must be a jolt to have your body...

Eclipse- It must be a jolt to have your body totally recover from childbirth and then suddenly crap out this way. I was two months pp and already felt enough over childbirth that the prolapse really...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-25-2010, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Hawkwind
Oh, Eclipse, I'm so sorry. I hope you can get to...

Oh, Eclipse, I'm so sorry. I hope you can get to the urogynecologist sooner. I have heard from some posters that everything gets worse during their periods. I hope you are just having a hard time...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-20-2010, 04:30 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
I just want to report in that things are really...

I just want to report in that things are really much better. There is more stuff I can do without aching or feeling like I went too far. When I do push myself, it takes less time to recover. It has...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-27-2010, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Hawkwind
so sorry, ktlroy. That must've been a huge drag....

so sorry, ktlroy. That must've been a huge drag. It sounds like you are on the upswing in general, and I hope this is just a sign to slow down and that you'll be better soon.
I have weird news of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-26-2010, 11:49 PM
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  x-rays?
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Posted By Hawkwind
I lost a filling while I was pregnant, and I...

I lost a filling while I was pregnant, and I haven't had any dental x-rays in about five years, because I have been pregnant or breastfeeding. Now, my teeth are shot, and I am considering letting...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-20-2010, 03:19 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Scottishmommy- really glad to hear that your...

Scottishmommy- really glad to hear that your visit went well. I don't know much about scar tissue, but does your doctor expect your physical therapy to help with the muscle loss in your perineum?...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Hawkwind
http://www.savvyrest.com/catalog/baby-crib-mattre...

http://www.savvyrest.com/catalog/baby-crib-mattress
This is the link I meant to post, but I also found some cheaper ones at the Natural Sleep Store. They also have great customer service.
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-10-2010, 12:32 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Hawkwind
http://www.mountainairorganicbeds.co..._Mattress....

http://www.mountainairorganicbeds.co..._Mattress.html (http://www.mountainairorganicbeds.com/Healthy_Crib_Mattress.html)
I think these mattresses are great. We don't use a crib, but we use their...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-08-2010, 11:31 PM
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Views: 7,037
Posted By Hawkwind
http://community.livejournal.com/men...s/1639955....

http://community.livejournal.com/men...s/1639955.html (http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/1639955.html)
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,037
Posted By Hawkwind
My cervix is about where yours is, ktlroy. I...

My cervix is about where yours is, ktlroy. I guess it might be lower when I start my period. Anyway, I've used the Diva cup(size one) as a pessary. It stays in great, but it does creep up on my...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-08-2010, 05:24 PM
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Views: 1,537
Posted By Hawkwind
It was so smart of you to include the placenta...

It was so smart of you to include the placenta part in your birth plan. Most people don't give much thought to that part of labor. I am angry on your behalf that all your careful consideration was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-07-2010, 09:38 PM
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Views: 1,537
Posted By Hawkwind
Wow. I'm really glad you posted this, but I'm...

Wow. I'm really glad you posted this, but I'm sorry that happened to you.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-06-2010, 02:43 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Also, can we post polls? This forum has enough...

Also, can we post polls? This forum has enough people on it to really be able to figure some things out about prolapse.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-06-2010, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Hawkwind
http://www.acfom.com/Specialties.html I found...

http://www.acfom.com/Specialties.html
I found this page, and I thought of the Chicago ladies on here. If you scroll to the bottom, she says she does postpartum care which addresses the uterus being...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-05-2010, 12:21 AM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Scottishmommy- 'worth it to a see a urogyno! I...

Scottishmommy- 'worth it to a see a urogyno! I had a midwife tell me everything was in place(It may have been, as the prolapse happened during/after the exam), an ob tell me I had a 1/2 grade...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-03-2010, 03:11 AM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal...ory_of.14....

http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal...ory_of.14.aspx (http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2009/01000/Effect_of_Weight_Change_on_Natural_History_of.14.aspx)
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-03-2010, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Hawkwind
Selkat- yes, I was keeping myself in a deathish...

Selkat- yes, I was keeping myself in a deathish grip. It was like one long freaked out Kegel after the prolapse til my muscles gave out. I wore them down.
My PT has me doing about ten to twenty...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-29-2009, 07:35 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Jules- How much do you think the pessary alone...

Jules- How much do you think the pessary alone is helping? and how much of it is the estrogen? I guess you have no way of knowing, but if you had to guess...I mean do you notice the estrogen in...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-22-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,143
Posted By Hawkwind
Thanks for the replies! I did report it, and I...

Thanks for the replies! I did report it, and I think it was the right thing to do.
My specialist turned out to be very gentle and well-read on postpartum prolapse issues. It turns out I have all...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-22-2009, 12:47 AM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Jules, do you think your cervix could be pushing...

Jules, do you think your cervix could be pushing into your rectocele which is pushing at your anus and making you feel constipated?
I feel awfully forward asking you such a thing, but I just...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-21-2009, 07:49 PM
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Views: 206,644
Posted By Hawkwind
Wombat, our kids are the same ages. How do you...

Wombat, our kids are the same ages. How do you handle it when your two year old becomes dead weight in your arms?
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