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Forum: Homebirth   08-11-2002, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
My 2 little suggestions...

My 2 little suggestions http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Seems like I read a tip here recently I thought was really *nifty* [do people still use that word???...
Forum: Homebirth   08-08-2002, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Thanks for the feedback... I really like...

Thanks for the feedback...

I really like the Mango Mamma site - I like a lot of those ... I have kind of imagined finding words/phrases to say [to myself] during the contractions that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2002, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,992
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
I did not have them done. The AFP has such a...

I did not have them done. The AFP has such a high false positive - AND false negative - I didn't see much use exept in causing needless worry or a false sense of security... [Women feel so relieved...
Forum: Homebirth   08-05-2002, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Hello ~ I am 31 weeks PG with #1 and DH & I...

Hello ~

I am 31 weeks PG with #1 and DH & I just switched from our OB to a MW we met and love... And now are planning a homebirth which we're REALLY excited about!

What would be really helpful...
Forum: Homebirth   07-31-2002, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,940
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
There's just an abundance of that on TV. I try...

There's just an abundance of that on TV. I try not to watch!! I think that's how they 'train the masses....'
Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2002, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
I'm sure this has been posted here before, but I...

I'm sure this has been posted here before, but I was *just* reading it today [as I tried to convince DH that I didn't need to call and ask my previous OB if she had made any notes as to my pevic...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2002, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
It always helps to hear a few success stories!...

It always helps to hear a few success stories! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Homebirth   07-10-2002, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Which would you or have you chosen? Do you/would...

Which would you or have you chosen? Do you/would you have a preference? Why??
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2002, 12:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,388
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Wow - I didn't think there was any battling...

Wow - I didn't think there was any battling going on - I simply felt it necessary to clarify things... I would never tell anyone how to eat - I certainly never said anyone *should* eat one thing or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2002, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,388
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
If you are eating any plants, even organic ones,...

If you are eating any plants, even organic ones, you are consuming phyto-estrogens... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2002, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,388
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Just to add - I'll still choose a 'naturally...

Just to add - I'll still choose a 'naturally occuring' plant hormone in my diet over beef or dairy treated with hormones...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2002, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,388
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Edited to clarify; A quote from the article...

Edited to clarify;

A quote from the article you posted:

Quote:
Phyto-oestrogens are natural chemicals found in plants which have properties similar to oestrogen
So, they are saying that the...
Forum: Homebirth   07-09-2002, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Gosh - I hope this doesn't sound too silly... ...

Gosh - I hope this doesn't sound too silly...

But, I think my biggest concern is my size in relationship to being able to give bith naturally...

Is there *any* evidence that us petite gals...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2002, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,388
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Call me a rebel - or another doubting...

Call me a rebel - or another doubting 'Thomasina' - but even after reading this, I don't plan on eliminating soy from my diet...

I *have* read that some soy products contain phyto-oestrogen ......
Forum: Homebirth   07-05-2002, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Really good feedback... I found this...

Really good feedback...

I found this article I thought was interesting ~
http://www.birthpsychology.com/messages/push/push.html

[it helps to resize the window to fit the background...] :-)
Forum: Homebirth   07-03-2002, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
But... there are times when the mother feels the...

But... there are times when the mother feels the urge to push *before* being fully dilated ~ so, in this case, it is not always a good idea to begin pushing - right? Isn't this a type of delayed...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2002, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Ok - I just found something possibly related... ...

Ok - I just found something possibly related...

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/livin...rth011231.html (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/DailyNews/nopushbirth011231.html)
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2002, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
I think I mean *both* I guess... Sadly, I didn't...

I think I mean *both* I guess... Sadly, I didn't get to read the article - it was only a letter written in to the mag. in response to the article, and this mother shared her similar experience... I...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2002, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
I am curious about this... I have been...

I am curious about this...

I have been reading about the advatanges of *delayed* pushing... and the other day I picked up [at the dr. office] an issue of American Baby, and was reading the...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2002, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
I know we will have to face this issue...

I know we will have to face this issue someday... But not for another year or 2, thank goodness [baby still cookin' on the inside http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif ]!
...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2002, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By zippitydo-Ma
Maybe you could find a trusted baby 'sitter'...

Maybe you could find a trusted baby 'sitter' that could take him to the park for a couple hours a couple times a week, just so you could have a break once in while?? You could start off by the 3 of...
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