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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-17-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By mmaramba
What's the hypothesis?  That stress or postdates...

What's the hypothesis?  That stress or postdates causes cord issues?  Just trying to suss out what you suspect...
 
This is just off the cuff and I am not a HCP, etc.-- but I'd actually expect...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-17-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,271
Posted By mmaramba
Orvis...  I'm sorry if I'm not reading closely...

Orvis...  I'm sorry if I'm not reading closely enough, but are you saying you've "picked" an IV drug that you'd prefer IF you use it?  You haven't just decided on using it, right?
 
What you...
Forum: Homebirth   11-03-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By mmaramba
Sign up for FlyLady   ...

Sign up for FlyLady
 
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/flylady
 
You don't have to do everything.  Just a little at a time and you'll be amazed.
 
Honestly, I am a skeptic, can't stand to be a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,206
Posted By mmaramba
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Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By mmaramba
Great advice, Lisa!   I'm subscribing to...

Great advice, Lisa!
 
I'm subscribing to this thread, because I am planning on TTC soon, decided on a HB* YEARS ago, and your situation is closer to mine than any other.  DH is totally on board,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,206
Posted By mmaramba
I hate to even add to this thread but yes, of...

I hate to even add to this thread but yes, of course a baby can die in later pregnancy, even with no labor yet, by the cord wrapping too tightly around her neck. This happened to my friend.  She was...
Forum: Homebirth   07-08-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By mmaramba
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By mmaramba
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Forum: Homebirth   07-05-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,844
Posted By mmaramba
No.  Once you get to 90 weeks, you get a baby, a...

No.  Once you get to 90 weeks, you get a baby, a Christmas ham, a big screen TV, an assortment of fine collectibles and a cash prize of over $35,000.  She's only got 6 weeks to go-- I say she holds...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-02-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,474
Posted By mmaramba
There were plenty of other things that didn't...

There were plenty of other things that didn't add up (though a bit less obviously than many trolls), plus the "lol" thing... ehhh...  And there were little things, like both of them using the term...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-01-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,474
Posted By mmaramba
Ah, your friend finally posted her perspective! ...

Ah, your friend finally posted her perspective!  Very good.
 
I found this post after I happened upon your friend's birth story...
 ...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-01-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,802
Posted By mmaramba
There was something I couldn't put my finger on...

There was something I couldn't put my finger on with regard to the phrasing of this post and the telling of this story, so I found your friend's post for more back story.
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By mmaramba
Are there Family Practice docs who will attend...

Are there Family Practice docs who will attend you at the local hospital?  From your OP, I'm guessing you might live in a rural area-- one of the advantages can be that more FPs deliver, and they...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-09-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By mmaramba
Hm.  Well, I'm not a doctor and I haven't read...

Hm.  Well, I'm not a doctor and I haven't read the full study.  For all I know it could be terribly flawed in some way, but assuming there is a strong correlation, it's just that-- a correlation. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-03-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By mmaramba
IDK...  With the "next" PG being my first... ...

IDK...  With the "next" PG being my first...  There's no history in my family of preemies/pre-dates babies like AT ALL, but plenty going to 42-44 weeks.  If I didn't know my ovulation date but did...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-31-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By mmaramba
I actually think this is a great question to...

I actually think this is a great question to ask, and I am hoping some (more?) birth professionals come in and answer it.
 
When I think about this distinction, personally, I think of "low risk"...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-29-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,142
Posted By mmaramba
I think it's pretty obviously a little of both. ...

I think it's pretty obviously a little of both.
 
Partly practical, certainly, for many of the reasons listed.
 
And partly symbolic, sort of a not-really-necessary control measure, a way of...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By mmaramba
Just adding-- now that I know the story-- that...

Just adding-- now that I know the story-- that my BFF was put "on the clock" when her water broke.  When her contractions did not have her dilating "fast enough" (she was dilating, just not "enough"...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-27-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By mmaramba
FYI, my BFF had her baby with MCA yesterday. ...

FYI, my BFF had her baby with MCA yesterday.  She chose never to interview anyone else and went with them a couple of weeks after my OP.
 
Textbook pregnancy, 40w2d, baby was vertex, etc.  30...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-21-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By mmaramba
So, I'm not overly worried about it hurting...

So, I'm not overly worried about it hurting baby's eyes, but in a hospital especially, the concern is unnecessary exposure to antibiotics.  However, for me, this is probably not the hill I would die...
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,756
Posted By mmaramba
I have been following this discussion and wanted...

I have been following this discussion and wanted to respond to a few comments...
 
Isn't the outcome, not the experience, what's most important?
 
This kind of comment is (mildly?) maddening to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,675
Posted By mmaramba
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Forum: Homebirth   03-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,756
Posted By mmaramba
Thank you, mwherbs, for beginning to address the...

Thank you, mwherbs, for beginning to address the issues of inequality at play. 
 
The answer is structural racism.  This is not a matter of genetics, and I am tired of (in general, not just WRT...
Forum: Homebirth   03-04-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By mmaramba
My house is small and usually cluttered with...

My house is small and usually cluttered with toys and housework I haven't gotten to yet.  Totally not a calm & relaxing place to deliver.
 
Just an observation and a curiosity, really, but I find...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,030
Posted By mmaramba
MegBoz, I generally and usually agree with you,...

MegBoz, I generally and usually agree with you, but I think your "controversial" hook would seriously backfire.  Many times when the subject comes up and I am speaking with more "mainstream" women,...
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