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Forum: Birth Professionals   03-25-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By barefootpoetry
A friend of mine is wishing for an HBAC for her...

A friend of mine is wishing for an HBAC for her next pregnancy. She had preeclampsia with her first. I have heard this can be prevented with diet, is it true? Google was not much help to me, nearly...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-08-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By barefootpoetry
My waterbaby was distressed at birth, so it's...

My waterbaby was distressed at birth, so it's probable that the fluid in his lungs was from the pool. It took us a few minutes to clear the fluid out. He was taking rather shallow breaths for that...
Forum: VBAC   03-06-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By barefootpoetry
Pelvimetry is incredibly subjective. You can...

Pelvimetry is incredibly subjective. You can only feel about 2/3 of the actual pelvis, so the rest is really just speculation, and that speculation depends a lot on who's doing the speculating. Four...
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By barefootpoetry
I also wanted to add that PPH is less likely to...

I also wanted to add that PPH is less likely to happen at a HB because you will get to nurse baby right away to stimulate that crucial oxytocin flow. You also won't have your placenta yanked out...
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by ErinsJuneBug...

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Originally Posted by ErinsJuneBug http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13311456)
Thank you ladies! It’s very upsetting...
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By barefootpoetry
Does she know what a midwife can do for a PPH at...

Does she know what a midwife can do for a PPH at home? Or does she just assume that she'll just sit there and watch you bleed out?

Midwives can carry Pitocin, Cytotec, anti-hemmoragenic herbs,...
Forum: Television   03-06-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,011
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by alison_in_oh...

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Originally Posted by alison_in_oh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13313393)
That was the spoiler....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-05-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,288
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne...

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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13312663)
May I suggest something? Look in your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By barefootpoetry
It is the uterus contracting that hurts. It has...

It is the uterus contracting that hurts. It has to contract very forcefully to move baby down the birth canal, which stretches MUCH larger than its normal size.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-05-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,288
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by gossamerwindweb...

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Originally Posted by gossamerwindweb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13311587)
Unfortunately I heard of a woman who...
Forum: Television   03-05-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,011
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by alison_in_oh...

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Originally Posted by alison_in_oh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13310617)
Hello, SPOILERS??????????

Argh. I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-05-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,288
Posted By barefootpoetry
WOW. I don't know jack about HB on an AFB, but...

WOW. I don't know jack about HB on an AFB, but that just seems really, really wrong. I think he lied to you. What if you had some other emergency? Would they decide you can't do anything else...
Forum: VBAC   03-05-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

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Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13307457)
That's historically- over thousands of years...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife...

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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13304832)
Cause then you have people like...
Forum: Homebirth   03-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By barefootpoetry
My honest-to-God answer is WHO CARES. You're the...

My honest-to-God answer is WHO CARES. You're the one pushing out the baby, you call the shots. Like I say every single time this topic comes up: you are a responsible, intelligent adult, and if she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By barefootpoetry
I'm sorry, but that letter just made me laugh so...

I'm sorry, but that letter just made me laugh so hard. I don't mean any disrespect to religious members here, but honestly. Pleasurable childbirth is not devil worship. "Speak to a priest," oh my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by majormajor...

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Originally Posted by majormajor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13303159)
absolutely. i mean, my opinion again, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by kltroy...

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Originally Posted by kltroy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13302208)
She's right that a CS is safer THAN IT USED to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,347
Posted By barefootpoetry
This subject bothers me also. Heaven forbid that...

This subject bothers me also. Heaven forbid that a man realize that a vagina has other uses than pleasing him.

I can get that some men just might be totally freaked out at the sight of a huge ol'...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by majormajor...

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Originally Posted by majormajor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13301713)
but that's not a proper analogy. the way i...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by majormajor...

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Originally Posted by majormajor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13300595)

so no, i'm absolutely not saying i think...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by majormajor...

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Originally Posted by majormajor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13296423)
sorry, i should be more specific! when i...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,198
Posted By barefootpoetry
Having your abdomen and colon surgically opened...

Having your abdomen and colon surgically opened to manually extract your feces and then sewn shut again is not safer than pooping.

There are VERY few RARE cases where it would be safer to have a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-02-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By barefootpoetry
My HBAT looked like this....

My HBAT looked like this. (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/3235305961_8a16ca46f9.jpg?v=0) (a drawing I made) Me alone in a sacred circle (the birth pool) birthing my son into my hands. It was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By barefootpoetry
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85...

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Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13288363)
Ok, first, I AM NOT PREGNANT!...
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