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Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
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Forum: Homebirth   03-29-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,668
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Forum: Homebirth   03-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,709
Posted By SympatheticDad
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Ok this has...
Forum: Homebirth   03-21-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 16,394
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By SympatheticDad
The fact of the matter is, the moment you have...

The fact of the matter is, the moment you have been determined to have a twin pregnancy - especially a monozygotic pregnancy - your pregnancy is no longer "low risk".  Telling you that is not trying...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,977
Posted By SympatheticDad
From the peanut gallery, allow me to say that...

From the peanut gallery, allow me to say that from my selfish perspective as a dad, any birth where you end up with a healthy baby and a healthy wife/partner is a smashing success.  Obviously, my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-11-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By SympatheticDad
The big concern here is whether Baby A is...

The big concern here is whether Baby A is suffering from ogliohydramnios, which combined with Baby B's polyhydramnios would be an indicator for TTTS.  However, your MFM would certainly be looking...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-26-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By SympatheticDad
That "anthrodoula" blog post is the most...

That "anthrodoula" blog post is the most shameful sort of deceptive fearmongering.  How the author can sleep at night after telling such horrible lies to worried mommas is beyond me.
 
Specific...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,043
Posted By SympatheticDad
I suggest visiting the TTTS foundation, which is...

I suggest visiting the TTTS foundation, which is a helpful resource:  http://tttsfoundation.org
 
Their "FAQ" on vaginal vs. caesarian delivery states:
 
Quote:15. Should I deliver my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By SympatheticDad
Hi, A!   I can't offer you any particular...

Hi, A!
 
I can't offer you any particular solace on the loss of your natural birth options, since I'm not a true believer that way. What I can say is that you are starting on a great adventure,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-29-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By SympatheticDad
Glad to hear things are going well.  Keep on...

Glad to hear things are going well.  Keep on with your regular ultrasounds.  Good luck!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By SympatheticDad
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-15-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By SympatheticDad
Upon re-reading my comment, I can see that it...

Upon re-reading my comment, I can see that it could be read as insulting, and I absolutely apologize.  That wasn't my intent.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By SympatheticDad
A doula is not a babysitter.  I think asking one...

A doula is not a babysitter.  I think asking one to work as one is a bad idea.
 
(I also think that "DD", in the context of a 6 year old at a birth, should stand for "Dear Disease-vector", but I'm...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-19-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,941
Posted By SympatheticDad
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Quote:Originally Posted by artekah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360282/birth-is-not-normal/20#post_17080025)

BTW comparing...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-16-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
Posted By SympatheticDad
Hi, Knicole.  Father of preemie twins here....

Hi, Knicole.  Father of preemie twins here.  Hang in there.  It is normal to feel a raft of confused emotions when your got-here-too-soon baby is in an isolette.  But take it one day at a time and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-16-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,941
Posted By SympatheticDad
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Quote:Originally Posted by trimommy2009 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360282/birth-is-not-normal#post_17071835)

You're right, of...
Forum: Homebirth   08-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,896
Posted By SympatheticDad
I'll be the sourpuss: I'm against the midwife...

I'll be the sourpuss: I'm against the midwife bringing her kids to your birth.
 
First off, let's be honest:  school-age children are, universally, filthy little disease vectors, and you should at...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-24-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,454
Posted By SympatheticDad
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Quote:Originally Posted by Roxswood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357474/12-year-old-daughter-looking-at-porn/20#post_17052931)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,454
Posted By SympatheticDad
I agree with "Don't panic."  The statement "My...

I agree with "Don't panic."  The statement "My 12 year old looked at porn" is sort of on the same level as "I went outside, and the sky was blue."  12 years olds are just starting to explore their...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,641
Posted By SympatheticDad
Seriously, don't worry about whether you're...

Seriously, don't worry about whether you're following the advice of whatever dumb book is the hip advice du jour. You are a great mother and your kids are gonna love you regardless. You know more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,133
Posted By SympatheticDad
I said I was going to stay out this, but you are...

I said I was going to stay out this, but you are giving false information again, so now I have to respond.
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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-11-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,133
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