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Forum: Birth and Beyond   Yesterday, 07:24 AM
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Posted By cyclamen
My understanding is that normally developed...

My understanding is that normally developed placentas have one lobe, which is divided up into "lobules" or "cotyledons." The placenta has a dinner plate shape and is made up of several distinct but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-29-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cyclamen
Also, 10 oz seems small to me, but there is a...

Also, 10 oz seems small to me, but there is a wide variation in what's normal for placentas. The average size at term is about 16 oz and around 9-10" across and about 1-1 3/4 in (2.5-4cm) thick. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-29-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By cyclamen
Very large or very small placentas are both...

Very large or very small placentas are both abnormal and warrant further investigation. I believe large placentas are often associated with diabetes. Anything that causes decreased perfusion (blood...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By cyclamen
I dont think we have much control over it. Deep...

I dont think we have much control over it. Deep breathing and relaxing can help up to a point but after a certain point, it is just gonna hurt. Malposition definitely makes it more painful. But...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By cyclamen
Hypertension can cause small placentas. There...

Hypertension can cause small placentas. There are some other causes of small placentas which are also pretty concerning and a threat to health of mom and baby, so it's smart of you to be asking...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By cyclamen
and there is absolutely no reason to have that...

and there is absolutely no reason to have that baby hanging out in the water like in the video. no, probably won't drown, and yeah, babies have all these adaptations that make them resistant to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By cyclamen
Cord pulsation is caused by the baby's heartbeat...

Cord pulsation is caused by the baby's heartbeat sending blood away from the baby. Cord pulsation indicates that the baby has a heartbeat. It is not an indication that the baby is receiving...
Forum: Family Planning   01-09-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 103
Posted By cyclamen
Progesterone only BC will not impact milk supply....

Progesterone only BC will not impact milk supply. Mirena has localized progesterone only and works in two ways - by making the lining of the uterus thin and inhospitable and by making cervical mucus...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-02-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By cyclamen
I think this is an interesting topic. I was...

I think this is an interesting topic. I was hoping to see more discussion, although it may be difficult to keep it within the moderation rules in this forum.

My views on the safety of childbirth...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By cyclamen
Yes, many OBs will do delayed cord clamping...

Yes, many OBs will do delayed cord clamping during a c/s.

The contraction of the uterus does not move blood into the baby. The pulsation in the cord comes from the baby's heart beat sending...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cyclamen
Sometimes pitocin is given via IV to prevent or...

Sometimes pitocin is given via IV to prevent or manage pph.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-12-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By cyclamen
The more educated and experienced we grow, the...

The more educated and experienced we grow, the more mindful of our limits we become. That's the difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By cyclamen
Peggy Simkin also has a book about this topic ...

Peggy Simkin also has a book about this topic
http://www.amazon.com/When-Survivors-Give-Birth-Understanding/dp/1594040222
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By cyclamen
Can she get concurrent care with a female OB? ...

Can she get concurrent care with a female OB? IME, hospitals do honor patients' need for providers of a specific gender whether for cultural or personal reasons, and will put that information in the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By cyclamen
One thing about trauma/ptsd is that it can really...

One thing about trauma/ptsd is that it can really warp your perception of safety. Some things feel safe that aren't, and other things that feel dangerous aren't. That's why ptsd has such an impact...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By cyclamen
pft. Ok, rephrasing this post to be less cranky....

pft. Ok, rephrasing this post to be less cranky. I don't agree that all choices are equal in safety. There are certain things we can do that manifestly increase the probability of survival for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclamen
thank you

thank you
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclamen
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. it's a brain...

hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. it's a brain injury caused by loss of oxygen. my daughter had interrupted blood flow during her birth.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclamen
haha thats what I get for not looking at the...

haha thats what I get for not looking at the dates! glad your little one is doing well!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 706
Posted By cyclamen
Sometimes the placenta detaches but gets caught...

Sometimes the placenta detaches but gets caught on the cervix and won't come out without a little help.

Anecdotally, I got two shots of pitocin with my first and the blood just kept coming, even...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 706
Posted By cyclamen
this is really only one study though. to get a...

this is really only one study though. to get a fuller picture, we'd have to look at more.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 706
Posted By cyclamen
CCT is usually done along with pitocin as part of...

CCT is usually done along with pitocin as part of active management of the third stage. The thinking is that the sooner the placenta is out, the sooner the uterus can begin clamping down, which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclamen
And my oldest was not a big solids eater, so it...

And my oldest was not a big solids eater, so it can be tough. Your job is to decide what to offer and when. Theirs is to decide how much to eat.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclamen
Babies really need to be offered supplemental...

Babies really need to be offered supplemental foods after 6 months. After 6 months their fetal iron stores begin to be depleted and their caloric needs go up. These foods should not replace breast...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,006
Posted By cyclamen
Good luck.

Good luck.
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