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Forum: Birth and Beyond   Today, 03:57 PM
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Posted By cyclamen
The cord length, to some extent, is associated...

The cord length, to some extent, is associated with how much the fetus moves before birth. It can also be genetic. Calcification of the placenta at close to 42 weeks is not surprising. It was just...
Forum: Doulas   Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 146
Posted By cyclamen
or what PirateQueen said, so much better than I...

or what PirateQueen said, so much better than I did.
Forum: Doulas   Today, 10:16 AM
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Views: 146
Posted By cyclamen
It sounds like they sent you home because there...

It sounds like they sent you home because there was no place for you to sleep, and then when they would have had you come back, you were two hours away. Those are details mom/family shouldn't have...
Forum: Doulas   Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 146
Posted By cyclamen
In the future, you need a plan for what you will...

In the future, you need a plan for what you will do if a birth goes longer than expected. If you are only attending home births, you need a plan for accompanying your clients to the hospital in the...
Forum: Doulas   Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 146
Posted By cyclamen
I am sorry this experience was triggering for...

I am sorry this experience was triggering for you. Birth is unpredictable - even midwife attended home births. Moms receiving interventions, including epidurals, often have as much need of support...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By cyclamen
From a basic physiological standpoint, I think...

From a basic physiological standpoint, I think it's highly unlikely that a single shot of synthetic oxytocin will have any effect on breastfeeding or on the body's oxytocin production. Oxytocin...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By cyclamen
On the more benign end of things, PPH can cause...

On the more benign end of things, PPH can cause anemia, which will decrease milk supply, cause shortness of breath, fatigue, etc. It's worth preventing, or trying to prevent.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By cyclamen
no. 41+4, 40+5 and 38+3.

no. 41+4, 40+5 and 38+3.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
On a personal note, I had a precipitous delivery...

On a personal note, I had a precipitous delivery (not labor, just delivery) with my second. She came barreling down in one contraction and then I did NOT want to move and she ended up arrested in my...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
I got to talk to some people over the weekend. ...

I got to talk to some people over the weekend. So yes, if mom is hyperventilating, that can cause a significant change in oxygenation to the fetus. One midwife I spoke with said the first thing to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By cyclamen
I agree with other posters... it can be very...

I agree with other posters... it can be very normal to have a variety of feelings, but the shift in your hormones may be giving you a bit of perinatal depression. As someone who has btdt, this might...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
could be your uterus is very receptive to...

could be your uterus is very receptive to oxytocin. or cervix is very stretchy/receptive to prostaglandins. big pelvis.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
No alcohol in labor... can cause respiratory...

No alcohol in labor... can cause respiratory depression in baby. There isn't a really way to slow the contractions when they are occurring naturally and you are that deep in labor. It's your own...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
I also went looking and found that there's been a...

I also went looking and found that there's been a study on voluntary maternal hyperventilation, and in healthy babies, it produced a temporary elevation in the baby's heartrate. In distressed babies...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
I am in nursing school and have been spending...

I am in nursing school and have been spending lots of time with some awesome and knowledgeable CNMs. I have a special interest in fetal oxygenation and the birth process because one of my kids had a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
A normal fetal heartrate is 120 to 160 beats per...

A normal fetal heartrate is 120 to 160 beats per minute. 60 beats per minute is very low. Yes, over five minutes means the baby has been poorly oxygenated for over 5 minutes. You start running...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By cyclamen
Issues for baby with precip births: Blood...

Issues for baby with precip births:

Blood flow to the placenta stops during contractions. This is a physiological fact. This occurs because the tiny vessels that bring the mother's oxygenated...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
No, I mean, they have to figure out what the...

No, I mean, they have to figure out what the complication IS before they can help you. Say you present bleeding profusely in labor. They are going to immediately start trying to help you with that,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-03-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
Celeste - glad that info was helpful to you. ...

Celeste - glad that info was helpful to you.

During my first pregnancy I had no prenatal care d/t anxiety and a history of trauma, and I had no information with me when I walked into the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
Also, I'm sorry your sister had the trouble, and...

Also, I'm sorry your sister had the trouble, and I'm guessing she refused the tox screen on principle? But that's pretty standard. Like I said, drugs (or the possibility of drugs) are about the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
Ah, I see. So how did things turn out with CPS?

Ah, I see. So how did things turn out with CPS?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
The idea that she gave birth in an ambulance bc...

The idea that she gave birth in an ambulance bc "drugs," is pretty absurd, though.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
Usually appointments are once a week at the end...

Usually appointments are once a week at the end of pregnancy. What happened with your sister?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By cyclamen
re: NYS There typically has to be something more...

re: NYS There typically has to be something more than just no care to trigger a CPS investigation. If you go to the hospital in labor and deliver there, someone will ask you why you did not have...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By cyclamen
Tetanus lives in the soil. It is everywhere. It...

Tetanus lives in the soil. It is everywhere. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning it needs an environment free of oxygen to reproduce. This is why puncture wounds are more of a concern than...
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