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Forum: VBAC   09-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By VBACmama4
I've had good and bad experiences with midwives,...

I've had good and bad experiences with midwives, some have lied to me about safety factors because they were afraid to have poor outcomes and possibly damage their reputation with the hospitals they...
Forum: VBAC   09-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By VBACmama4
I don't think asking an OB to discuss the birth...

I don't think asking an OB to discuss the birth of your baby at any point during your pregnancy is asking them to predict the future, and it also isn't asking them for permission. If there's no...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-31-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By VBACmama4
When my first baby was born I used to have...

When my first baby was born I used to have nightmares all the time.. it was 11 years ago but I remember them like I was watching a horror movie. In these dreams, I would forget to feed him, or...
Forum: VBAC   08-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By VBACmama4
Wait as long as you can before you go to the...

Wait as long as you can before you go to the hospital. Unless your water is broken for an extended period of time your baby is not in danger due to vaginal strep. You can easily treat it at home,...
Forum: VBAC   08-31-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By VBACmama4
Sorry, forgot to mention, a VBAC rate of 2% is...

Sorry, forgot to mention, a VBAC rate of 2% is absolutely pitiful! A hospital that is supportive of VBAC should have at least a 25% success rate and some are as high as 75%. I've had 3 myself, and I...
Forum: VBAC   08-31-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By VBACmama4
In my personal experience, anytime an OB stalls...

In my personal experience, anytime an OB stalls in explaining or seems skeptical about the possibility of having a VBAC, it's a huge red flag. I have had 3 VBAC's and every time I had to change...
Forum: VBAC   08-31-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,043
Posted By VBACmama4
Just wanted to chime in.. First, I hope your...

Just wanted to chime in.. First, I hope your pregnancy has continued on healthy and happy! Second, I had a CS in '01 due to a failed induction, 12 hours with hideous pitocin contractions and finally...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-31-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
Posted By VBACmama4
This reply is late, sorry about that but just...

This reply is late, sorry about that but just FYI, yes, the no VBAC rule at MD General applies to everyone unless they have express prior permission from the Labor and Delivery Director himself. I...
Forum: VBAC   08-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By VBACmama4
I understand how victimized, weak and angry you...

I understand how victimized, weak and angry you probably feel. I remember those feelings well even though my CS was over 11 years ago. I managed to have VBAC's since then but I literally had to...
Forum: VBAC   06-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By VBACmama4
Congratulations!!! So happy that you are both...

Congratulations!!! So happy that you are both happy and healthy, and that you DID IT!! Good job Mama!!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-01-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By VBACmama4
Thanks everyone! It is very frustrating but for...

Thanks everyone! It is very frustrating but for a day or two now it's been turning into more of a pattern that I've noticed. He nurses like mad for a few hours and then sleeps for 2-3 hours. For...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-27-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By VBACmama4
After 2 oz of formula, he seemed satisfied for a...

After 2 oz of formula, he seemed satisfied for a few minutes longer than with breastmilk, but still wanted to nurse at about the same time he would have anyway. It seemed to just hold him over for a...
Forum: VBAC   05-25-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By VBACmama4
I changed providers 5 times with this pregnancy,...

I changed providers 5 times with this pregnancy, one change was at my 35th week and then at my 41st week the birth center my husband and I had driven 2 hours each way to go to terminated us because...
Forum: VBAC   05-25-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By VBACmama4
Your gestation period is just longer than some...

Your gestation period is just longer than some women, that's all. If you're both healthy, there is no reason to rush the baby out, not even if your doctor/midwife believes you must conform to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By VBACmama4
I'm hoping you're right and it's just a stage,...

I'm hoping you're right and it's just a stage, because after 3 other EBF babies and no major problems I really am beginning to feel like it's something I'm doing/not doing that is causing this. It...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-22-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By VBACmama4
I'm currently EBF my 4th child who turned 2...

I'm currently EBF my 4th child who turned 2 weeks old yesterday. He was born at 9lbs 1 oz, at one week he was 8 lbs 4 oz, at a doctors appointment a few days later he was back to 9lbs. So, clearly...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
Posted By VBACmama4
Maryland General told me the same thing as the...

Maryland General told me the same thing as the rest, they don't allow VBAC's to use the tubs at all. They initially said they'd consider it during a phone conversation but when I went to the office...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-17-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
Posted By VBACmama4
The only hospitals in MD that will allow a VBAC...

The only hospitals in MD that will allow a VBAC to enter a tub while in labor are Mercy and BWMC, but you have to have a nearly "perfect" combination of low-risk factors, ok it with the Director of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-13-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,372
Posted By VBACmama4
Thanks for the advice, I've tried side lying...

Thanks for the advice, I've tried side lying with him and it really does help even though the initial latch is still painful. It's like when he latches he bites enough to get a grasp on the nipple...
Forum: VBAC   05-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By VBACmama4
There are a few things I want to say, because I...

There are a few things I want to say, because I went through an almost mirror image of your experience in 2001 with my first child. I was young and scared, totally uninformed, and had a doctor who...
Forum: VBAC   05-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By VBACmama4
I went past due with all of my kids, my most...

I went past due with all of my kids, my most recent being 42+5, born this past Monday. I did the non-stress and the biophysical profile (ultrasound) for reassurance that my little one was ok, and...
Forum: VBAC   05-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By VBACmama4
I didn't take a VBAC specific class after my...

I didn't take a VBAC specific class after my first cesarean in 2001, instead I took the Bradley Method and it helped me to understand my body, labor and birth and how to handle my own reactions to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,372
Posted By VBACmama4
Thank you all for your advice :). I'll look into...

Thank you all for your advice :). I'll look into it, even though over the past 2 days its gotten slightly better but still painful. At least he's still gaining weight well. I NEVER pump, that made...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,372
Posted By VBACmama4
Anyone have any advice on positioning or...

Anyone have any advice on positioning or latching for a baby with a small mouth and receding chin? He's only 4 days old and my nipples are so sore I can barely stand to latch him on, even though...
Forum: VBAC   05-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By VBACmama4
I had my 4th VBAC at a hospital on May 7th and...

I had my 4th VBAC at a hospital on May 7th and we left in the absolute last few minutes between transition and pushing. I had been in labor for 3 days, getting very tired, and called the hospital to...
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