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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By bradleybrat
I wished I had more! I ended up vomiting several...

I wished I had more! I ended up vomiting several times during transition, and I was kneeling bent over a sofa and didn't want to/couldn't walk to the bathroom, and for some reason my midwives just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By bradleybrat
I also have really enjoyed the yoga exercises in...

I also have really enjoyed the yoga exercises in the book Active Birth. I actually bought two different prenatal yoga videos or DVDs during my first pregnancy, but quit using them once I found the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-06-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By bradleybrat
Thanks for all of your responses. It definitely...

Thanks for all of your responses. It definitely doesn't fit the description of a smegma pearl -- it's on the surface of the foreskin. I think it is a blister, because it was still there but seemed...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-05-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By bradleybrat
My two-year-old son has a bubble about the size...

My two-year-old son has a bubble about the size of a large pimple on the underside of his foreskin. I read the "Red, Swollen or Inflamed" thread and am hoping that this is just another common...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2004, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By bradleybrat
They had a good day today. She finally got to...

They had a good day today. She finally got to nurse at 9 p.m. yesterday, and her baby girl latched on great right away, and loves to nurse. She roomed in all night -- with my brother-in-law sleeping...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-22-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By bradleybrat
Well, she had a c-section at 3:30 p.m. today....

Well, she had a c-section at 3:30 p.m. today. I'm not sure of all the details or the sequence of events, but they did go home last night, then went in this morning to start the pitocin. At some...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-21-2004, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By bradleybrat
They did not induce last week -- they've just...

They did not induce last week -- they've just been doing ultrasounds and stress tests every couple of days, and she's been taking evening primrose capsules. They did strip her membranes last week,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-14-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By bradleybrat
Thanks very much for your replies! That research...

Thanks very much for your replies! That research is great. I will keep you posted on her progress.

Robin
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-13-2004, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By bradleybrat
PLEASE HELP advise my sister! She is 39...

PLEASE HELP advise my sister!

She is 39 weeks (first pregnancy), and has been measuring small for dates, so has had 3 ultrasounds in the last month. Today's showed the baby to be about 5 1/2...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By bradleybrat
My sister is having her first baby in October. I...

My sister is having her first baby in October. I unfortunately will be unable to go and help her after the baby is born (we live in different states and I have a one-year-old who requires my full...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By bradleybrat
My sister is having her first baby in October,...

My sister is having her first baby in October, and I will unfortunately probably not be able to go and visit her to help after the baby is born (we live in different states and I have a one-year-old...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-05-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 39,142
Posted By bradleybrat
I also enjoy reading this thread! Thanks to all...

I also enjoy reading this thread! Thanks to all of you who are posting.

Here's an update on Stephen and me. The experience of starting solids was not exactly what I imagined -- but then nothing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-26-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By bradleybrat
if you haven't already read newman's dom...

if you haven't already read newman's dom handouts, here are the links.

http://www.kellymom.com/newman/domperidone_01-03.html

http://www.kellymom.com/newman/domperidone2_01-03.html


i never...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-28-2004, 04:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 39,142
Posted By bradleybrat
Thanks, Corey! I'm so glad the domperidone...

Thanks, Corey!

I'm so glad the domperidone seems to be working for you.

I think you have made a smart decision to wait on the pumping. I kept a rented pump and paid for it for two months, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-26-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 39,142
Posted By bradleybrat
Thanks for responding to my questions! It sounds...

Thanks for responding to my questions! It sounds like you are a great mommy and have given your children all the benefits you possibly could in a very difficult situation.

We are just starting...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 39,142
Posted By bradleybrat
I believe I also have insufficient glandular...

I believe I also have insufficient glandular tissue. I have a six month old son, Stephen (my first baby). We have been breastfeeding and supplementing with formula using an SNS since he was three...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-15-2003, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,687
Posted By bradleybrat
I am interested in the experiences of those of...

I am interested in the experiences of those of you who have taken domperidone. Did it work? How long did you take it? How did you decide how long to take it? How did you wean yourself off it? Did...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-19-2003, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By bradleybrat
I have an eight-week-old son, Stephen. He has...

I have an eight-week-old son, Stephen. He has been having slow weight gain. After trying everything else (assessment from lactation specialist, support from LLL leader, breast compressions,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-15-2003, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By bradleybrat
I have a three-week-old son Stephen -- first...

I have a three-week-old son Stephen -- first baby. Unfortunately, we are not certain of his birth weight -- I had a great home birth with midwives, but apparently they had a lousy scale. We all...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-15-2003, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By bradleybrat
I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Baby...

I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Baby Bjorn carrier (and maybe all upright-style carriers?) are bad for a young baby's develpoment. Maybe bad for their spine or their hips?

Does this...
Forum: Lactivism   07-17-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 29,178
Posted By bradleybrat
The family folklore is that I breastfed until I...

The family folklore is that I breastfed until I was six years old, but I don't remember it so I think it must have been pretty seldom after I was 3-4 years old.

I had two older sisters and my mom...
Forum: Homebirth   07-17-2003, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,883
Posted By bradleybrat
I live in eastern New Mexico and I paid $2500...

I live in eastern New Mexico and I paid $2500 for a home birth with a CPM.

I think they have recently raised their fees to $3000 or $3500.

According to my midwife, if your health insurance...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-16-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By bradleybrat
Does anyone know anything about a new (?) World...

Does anyone know anything about a new (?) World Health Organization study saying that circumcision may help to prevent AIDS transmission?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin opened his radio show today with a...
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2003, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,706
Posted By bradleybrat
thank you all so much! delilah -- your...

thank you all so much!

delilah -- your birth story is great!!! i was laughing out loud. i really could see some of myself in you!

Robin
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,290
Posted By bradleybrat
In her new book, "Ina May's Guide to...

In her new book, "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth," "Spiritial Midwifery" author Ina May Gaskin lists their statistics for 2,028 pregnancies.

68.8% OF THOSE BIRTHS HAD INTACT PERINEUMS

of the...
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