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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-04-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,512
Posted By lamamaloca
"There was even this one I could give a link to,...

"There was even this one I could give a link to, where a mom has a vaginal twin birth at a hospital and ends up with galloping gangrene. Not an infection you will ever see at a home birth. At least,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By lamamaloca
I had two hospital births, then two out of...

I had two hospital births, then two out of hospital births, than the last was a hospital birth again. I actually ended up with a very needed cesarean for the last one, but I'd planned to go back to...
Forum: Women's Health   07-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,872
Posted By lamamaloca
I think the issue is that Mothering has not...

I think the issue is that Mothering has not repudiated disseminating these dangerous views. This is a life or death issue, the correct stance of a parenting magazine shouldn't be controversial....
Forum: August 2011   08-19-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By lamamaloca
Congrats! I know it can be tough when your birth...

Congrats! I know it can be tough when your birth plans go out the window. My little guy was born on July 18 by cesarean, which I had not expected after 4 natural births. However, he had stopped...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By lamamaloca
    Quote:What I'm wondering is what are...


 
Quote:What I'm wondering is what are some typical problems that fetal heart rate monitoring can detect, and if it does detect it, what can be done about them?


 
Fetal heart rate...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
I agree. I also am concerned about the...

I agree. I also am concerned about the assumption of safety with regards to herbal remedies. There is little information on safety or efficacy of many herbs, and sometimes there is some information...
Forum: July 2011   07-07-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By lamamaloca
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
For a midwife, (I've had two OOH births, one...

For a midwife, (I've had two OOH births, one with CNMs and one with a CPM) I'd want to ask such questions as
 
When do you recommend an ultrasound? Or -- What do you see as the pros and cons of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
In response to your other questions, most are...

In response to your other questions, most are good. With doulas, though, some care providers may have had poor experiences with the local doulas, who may have overstepped their roles as labor...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
Some of the studies do look specifically at...

Some of the studies do look specifically at nulliparous women. The link between induction and cesarean is actually more controversial than one might think, and again, there is a good amount of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
I just linked to an article because it was by...

I just linked to an article because it was by the Childbirth Connection -- generally a "crunchy" natural leaning source that I figured would be more respected on this board than some other sources....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-06-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By lamamaloca
Routine induction at 41 weeks IS evidence based,...

Routine induction at 41 weeks IS evidence based, though it shouldn't be required. It lowers mortality, morbidity and may even lower the risk of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By lamamaloca
I will say that when I mentioned "clean up" I...

I will say that when I mentioned "clean up" I wasn't thinking only of immediately after the birth. Rather, bleeding leaks onto sheets or the floor in the first few days, and basic things like...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-17-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By lamamaloca
Some of the hospital positives are not having to...

Some of the hospital positives are not having to worry about food and the condition of the house and what chores need to be done afterwards. Even if those are my dh's responsibility I still see them...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-17-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By lamamaloca
Here's what the current SOGC (Society of...

Here's what the current SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada) guidelines state: 
 
"After the breech crowns, fetal expulsion is invariably accompanied by cord compression and...
Forum: May 2011   05-21-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By lamamaloca
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lovebeingamomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: May 2011   05-21-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By lamamaloca
"My understanding is that the risk of stillbirth...

"My understanding is that the risk of stillbirth only increases beyond 42 weeks. "
 
Nope, as a matter of fact, stillbirth and neonatal death rates begin rising at around 39 weeks. I'll find some...
Forum: July 2011   05-20-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By lamamaloca
At my 30 week appointment, I was measuring at...

At my 30 week appointment, I was measuring at 35cm. I had an ultrasound that day (I've been measuring big and getting bigger) to check baby's size and amniotic fluid level, etc. Baby is measuring...
Forum: May 2011   05-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By lamamaloca
There are risks to induction and it is better to...

There are risks to induction and it is better to avoid it unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Especially for first time moms, elective inductions double the risk of cesarean. There is good...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,302
Posted By lamamaloca
Research seems to indicate that early...

Research seems to indicate that early ultrasounds are accurate to within three or four days. By a 20 week ultrasound, they are only accurate to within a couple of weeks. Some pregnancies just go...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By lamamaloca
I wouldn't consider this reliable. With my...

I wouldn't consider this reliable. With my first, I had an anterior placenta and a not very active baby, and didn't feel regular movement until at least 22 weeks, and my husband could rarely feel...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By lamamaloca
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Blanca78 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By lamamaloca
Once I was in very active labor, I did not want...

Once I was in very active labor, I did not want to walk around or even move more than gentle swaying. Mostly, I wanted perfect stillness so I could turn inward, but that's how I dealt with the pain....
Forum: July 2011   12-23-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By lamamaloca
I've read that some recent studies actually...

I've read that some recent studies actually suggest that obese women and their babies may do better if the woman gains less than 15 lbs, or even if she gains no weight at all. See...
Forum: Homebirth   12-21-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,735
Posted By lamamaloca
It can be confusing, but the terms aren't...

It can be confusing, but the terms aren't interchangeable.
 
Infant mortality -- death from birth to first birthday
neonatal mortality -- death in the first 28 days after birth
perinatal...
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