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Forum: VBAC   10-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By kltroy
Here's a link to my hospital VBAC story from 3...

Here's a link to my hospital VBAC story from 3 years ago:  http://www.mothering.com/community/t/919493/claire-marie-vbac-birth-story-and-pictures-long
 
It was a really nice birth and proof that...
Forum: VBAC   09-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By kltroy
Ultimately you have to go with your gut I...

Ultimately you have to go with your gut I think.  But I think you'll know what the right answer is when it gets down to it. And remember that some of the challenges you face won't be changed by c/s...
Forum: VBAC   09-22-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By kltroy
I had a VBAC without an epidural 3 years ago. ...

I had a VBAC without an epidural 3 years ago.  Best thing about my vaginal birth was getting to catch my own baby.  After her shoulders were delivered I pulled her out myself and onto my chest. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-17-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By kltroy
Hi - You asked whether you should start to...

Hi -
You asked whether you should start to encourage your baby to flip.  The answer is YES.  And given that it's your fourth, there's an excellent chance that it will.  There is also an excellent...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-30-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By kltroy
Bump - anyone live in the area who can help out...

Bump - anyone live in the area who can help out with these questions?  There's another similar thread that was also posted today.  Help please!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-30-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,212
Posted By kltroy
We are also probably moving into the area. ...

We are also probably moving into the area.  Based on schools we have narrowed it down to Clifton Park, Niskayuna, East Greenbush, N Colonie (mostly eliminated that b/c it's too close to the...
Forum: VBAC   08-26-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By kltroy
I'd do it.  Very little risk, may help.  Don't...

I'd do it.  Very little risk, may help.  Don't remember the reference offhand, but repeated weekly sweeps from week 37 or 38 onwards move up the actual delivery date by 3-4 days on average.  Good...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By kltroy
Hi all, We're looking at moving to the Capital...

Hi all,
We're looking at moving to the Capital region in NY and want to be within about a 25 minute drive of Troy.  We have 2 kids (maybe a 3rd at some point) so schools are a consideration.   Have...
Forum: VBAC   07-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By kltroy
Yes.  You can plug in your numbers here:   ...

Yes.  You can plug in your numbers here:
 
http://www.bsc.gwu.edu/mfmu/vagbirth.html
 
Try plugging in  your numbers for before your first VBAC, and then put in your current stats.  I'm guessing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,056
Posted By kltroy
Agreed - the advantage seems to be small, and...

Agreed - the advantage seems to be small, and the evidence is shaky.  If you don't want to, it's fine to avoid putting anything on.  Actually come to think of it, I think we may have just kept the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-25-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,056
Posted By kltroy
Risk is infection of the umbilical stump.  Some...

Risk is infection of the umbilical stump.  Some places use triple dye,  We were always told just to wipe w/ alcohol to keep it clean.  There are some clinical trials on this, e.g....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,863
Posted By kltroy
^ what she said - get a consult with an...

^ what she said - get a consult with an anaesthesiologist on this.  That said, I'd also fill your mental "toolbox" with everything that you can in terms of natural pain relief.  This would include...
Forum: VBAC   07-19-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,745
Posted By kltroy
It's not too late to switch care providers,...

It's not too late to switch care providers, though you may have to pull some strings to do so.  ITA with prev posters: if you stay with your current provider you are having a 3rd c-section it sounds...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By kltroy
If your fracture was at 20 weeks, this gives you...

If your fracture was at 20 weeks, this gives you approximately 20 additional weeks for the bone to heal. Generally, that should be completely reasonable for regaining nearly complete bone strength....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By kltroy
Could be unrelated.  What's your diet like?  If...

Could be unrelated.  What's your diet like?  If you don't eat much red meat, have you gotten your iron levels checked recently?  Does your blood pressure run low?  Wondering if this is dizziness...
Forum: VBAC   07-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By kltroy
So there's good clinical evidence that EFM is...

So there's good clinical evidence that EFM is the most reliable way to detect UR earliest.  However, there is no reason to go for internal monitor unless the external EFM is not picking up baby's HB...
Forum: VBAC   07-13-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By kltroy
Well said.   Quote:Originally Posted by...

Well said.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by christyk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-13-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,570
Posted By kltroy
Hoping you've gotten some good help and are...

Hoping you've gotten some good help and are making some progress with your PT.  I didn't have it this bad, but PT did amazing thigns for me.  I also got fitted with a pessary, which I wear as needed...
Forum: VBAC   07-12-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By kltroy
i dealt with this issue w/ my VBAC a few years...

i dealt with this issue w/ my VBAC a few years ago.  Fluid levels below 5 would be a legit worry about blood flow with the placenta.  Above that and they shouldn't be bugging her.  For her NST...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-12-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
  Poll: First PP period
Views: 1,314
Posted By kltroy
Mine came back around 17 months PP with both...

Mine came back around 17 months PP with both kids. 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By kltroy
Have a friend who's an OB/GYN.  She says she...

Have a friend who's an OB/GYN.  She says she treats this all the time.  They can prescribe some numbing creams to help w/ pain and can show you some self-massage techniques to try and break up the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,718
Posted By kltroy
Just that when they feel inside the cervix, they...

Just that when they feel inside the cervix, they feel squishy amniotic fluid-filled membranes.  It means you'll probably have your baby within the next week or so.  Then again... some women walk...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Posted By kltroy
Congratulations!  I'm so glad your daughter...

Congratulations!  I'm so glad your daughter cooperated!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By kltroy
This is disappointing.  BUT it's not the end of...

This is disappointing.  BUT it's not the end of the world.  Whether you actually birth in the tub or not, there's nothing that can prevent you from spending much of your labor in the tub.  Many...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By kltroy
So what you're really asking is: what can FHR...

So what you're really asking is: what can FHR detect?
The main thing is reactivity.  During a ctx, baby's HR slows down b/c baby is being squeezed and doesn't get much blood.  When the contraction...
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