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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-09-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By mommyminer
spinningbabies.com should help you figure out...

spinningbabies.com should help you figure out positioning of your baby.
Forum: Intactivism   07-31-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By mommyminer
I think for every 100 people you converse with...

I think for every 100 people you converse with in the midwest, maybe you'll save one forskin -- but a paradigm shift starts slowly.  When I hear someone is having a boy, I ask them if they've done...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By mommyminer
It definately sounds like you tore your cervix -...

It definately sounds like you tore your cervix - pretty rare.  I have worked with birthing mommas for over a decade (the last 6.5 yrs as a L&D RN) and have never witnessed a cervical tear (or heard...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By mommyminer
First, if the midwife slipped an anterior lip,...

First, if the midwife slipped an anterior lip, that doesn't mean your cervix tore.  It is very rare for a cervix to tear.  If it had torn, you would have most likely been transferred for the...
Forum: Intactivism   04-21-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By mommyminer
Now that I'm nearing the end of my midwifery...

Now that I'm nearing the end of my midwifery education, I want to eliminate Illinois public aid from paying for circs.  IL is in a huge financial crisis.  Recently, there has been a lot of talk on...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-21-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,814
Posted By mommyminer
That sounds like a smegma pearl.  Completely...

That sounds like a smegma pearl.  Completely normal.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By mommyminer
My nephew's urologist forcibly retracted him...

My nephew's urologist forcibly retracted him hard enough to cause the foreskin to split and heal like butterfly wings.  Now, my SIL was planning on circing anyway (wasn't done at birth b/c of...
Forum: Family Planning   03-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By mommyminer
Your daughter wasn't considered early.  Anytime...

Your daughter wasn't considered early.  Anytime after 37 weeks is considered full term.  Not knowing what problems you are having in your pg, I can't comment as to your rist of preterm birth.
Forum: Midwives   02-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By mommyminer
I third degree tear involves the muscle.  If you...

I third degree tear involves the muscle.  If you aren't experiencing fecal incontinence, then you probably were correct that you experienced a second degree tear.  Your vagina changes with every...
Forum: Midwives   09-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 255
Posted By mommyminer
If you are going the CNM route, you will not be...

If you are going the CNM route, you will not be paid to attend clinicals (even with a homebirth midwife).  If you are assisting a midwife, you normally get paid.  I'm sure different birth centers...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-20-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By mommyminer
Depending on the drug and the practitioner, you...

Depending on the drug and the practitioner, you may be able to stop the med at 36 wks.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,187
Posted By mommyminer
Brant31 -- Thank you for the info you provided. ...

Brant31 -- Thank you for the info you provided.  I come here to educate myself about issues I may encounter with my 3yo intact son and to educate myself so I may assist the families I serve.  I...
Forum: Doulas   06-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By mommyminer
Vocalization!    As far as position changes,...

Vocalization! 
 
As far as position changes, she may want to consider internal monitoring for baby A.  Her mobility will be affected by the length of the cord but also how well babies are staying...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-17-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By mommyminer
There are lots of AP minded mommas in the QC! ...

There are lots of AP minded mommas in the QC!  Start by going to a La Leche League meeting (or contacting a Leader).  That conversation should lead you to various play groups.  I know there are a...
Forum: Midwives   06-16-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By mommyminer
Dr Cardwell in Bloomington, IL (don't know how...

Dr Cardwell in Bloomington, IL (don't know how far from Bloomington you are so it may not be feasible). Janel
Forum: Childbirth Educators   06-16-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By mommyminer
I teach HypnoBirthing -- I have been certified...

I teach HypnoBirthing -- I have been certified for 9 years. Taught for a few years, quit when I became an RN 5.5 years ago and then a year ago, I started teaching again.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By mommyminer
I've heard there is a link b/t vit d deficiency...

I've heard there is a link b/t vit d deficiency and ptl -- but the researchers are just starting to look at it.  Unfortunatley, already having one ptl and birth increases your risk for another one. ...
Forum: Doulas   01-09-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By mommyminer
I just read in Midwifery Today about foley...

I just read in Midwifery Today about foley inductions and VBACs (doesn't increase risk of rupture).  Also, www.inspiredbirthstories.com (http://www.inspiredbirthstories.com) sells a homeopathic...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By mommyminer
Adhesions happen a lot more than we are told in...

Adhesions happen a lot more than we are told in the literature.  At my moderately sized hospital, I personally know 4 nurses who's sons had adhesions.  The mother baby nurses tell me that it is a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-09-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,300
Posted By mommyminer
Then the lidocaine wears off and the baby is...

Then the lidocaine wears off and the baby is peeing and pooing on an open wound.  At my hospital, they don't even give the babes Tylenol afterwards. 
 
My question for the other RNs --  Did/do...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-09-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,847
Posted By mommyminer
Thank you so much for that link!  I learned...

Thank you so much for that link!  I learned something new today :)
 
ETA:  Not really a link but you know what I mean....  I feel more prepared if my son has this situation or if I counsel another...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-01-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By mommyminer
They were going to circ irregardless. She was...

They were going to circ irregardless. She was educated (by me), but they decided to circ anyway. Even before she was pg, she told me that she would circ. The uretheral opening is checked before...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-31-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By mommyminer
Eepster - this was caused by the uro. I was the...

Eepster - this was caused by the uro. I was the L&D RN at the birth and know he wasn't born that way. He didn't have a severe hypo. When I asked her what happened, she said the urologist in Peoria...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By mommyminer
I am a nurse-midwifery student and intactivist....

I am a nurse-midwifery student and intactivist. I'm listening to my male GU lecture. Instructor states most boys are retractable by 3-4 with adhesions sometimes lasting till 6. I know from this...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-24-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By mommyminer
My 26 month old's foreskin looks slightly...

My 26 month old's foreskin looks slightly different on different days. It should heal fine as long as it isn't retracted again. I agree with educating your dr; don't just dismiss him b/c of this....
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