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Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,261
Posted By mirandamiranda
Hi again, thanks for your replies! The heart...

Hi again, thanks for your replies! The heart rate has been normal all night and this morning too. The OB is still recommending induction because that is what the perinatologist they consulted...
Forum: Homebirth   06-19-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,261
Posted By mirandamiranda
I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or...

I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or resources regarding the possible risk factors of a low baseline fetal heart rate in late pregnancy. I am 40 weeks 3 days and the baby's heart rate has...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,903
Posted By mirandamiranda
I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or...

I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or resources regarding the possible risk factors of a low baseline fetal heart rate in late pregnancy. I am 40 weeks 3 days and the baby's heart rate has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,286
Posted By mirandamiranda
I just wanted to add a tip that I have found...

I just wanted to add a tip that I have found really useful (when I manage to do it...). Instead of constantly criticizing (don't do this, stop that, etc) it can be very productive to come up with a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By mirandamiranda
I just want to say how sorry I am about what...

I just want to say how sorry I am about what happened to you. Violation of informed consent and of patient confidentiality are very big issues, and you are in no way over-reacting - and that is...
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By mirandamiranda
Oh no that is terrible! I can't believe they are...

Oh no that is terrible! I can't believe they are doing that. I just give up on healthcare in this country.
Forum: Homebirth   04-20-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By mirandamiranda
Sounds like you have a plan with the nearby...

Sounds like you have a plan with the nearby midwife - I hope you get the coverage without too much more trouble! Sounds like you have had a hard time with the insurance altogether. I have had only...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,136
Posted By mirandamiranda
I'd like to point out that the Cochrane review...

I'd like to point out that the Cochrane review (I looked at
http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD007412/delivering-the-placenta-with-active-expectant-or-mixed-management-in-the-third-stage-of-labour )...
Forum: Homebirth   04-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By mirandamiranda
Hello, I have the same insurance as you and they...

Hello, I have the same insurance as you and they are a pain... Have you asked for a 'gap exception'? (Or possibly 'gap exemption' - I have never quite been clear on which it is...) This is for when...
Forum: Homebirth   03-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By mirandamiranda
Congratulations on the birth of your little one...

Congratulations on the birth of your little one - it sound like you did an amazing job, pushing out such a big baby and with all those complications. I am so sorry you had a difficult time, but very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By mirandamiranda
I've had a sinus infection too this pregnancy,...

I've had a sinus infection too this pregnancy, and my acupuncturist recommended Guaifenesin which is an expectorant rather than decongestion, but it might be worth trying. I got conflicting...
Forum: Homebirth   02-26-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By mirandamiranda
Good! I am glad you came to a decision that...

Good! I am glad you came to a decision that worked for you, and your midwife was supported. Best of luck with the birth!
Forum: Homebirth   02-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By mirandamiranda
Sounds like you've come up with a good plan -...

Sounds like you've come up with a good plan - although it's a shame you can't refuse the unwanted testing. Presumably your midwife will support you if the hospital team are putting pressure on you...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,718
Posted By mirandamiranda
Another way to think about it might be: what...

Another way to think about it might be: what would you do differently if you do get a diagnosis of polyhydramnios? I appreciate this in itself is not an easy question! But this seems to be the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,156
Posted By mirandamiranda
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Kelly1101 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340372/orgasm-during-childbirth/60#post_16841623)


Um....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,156
Posted By mirandamiranda
How would nipple stimulation fit into this...

How would nipple stimulation fit into this picture? It is my understanding that this is a relatively common practice to encourage contractions. Would a midwife performing this be involved in a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-25-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By mirandamiranda
Try not to worry. A lot of women don't...

Try not to worry. A lot of women don't necessarily feel "maternal" when pregnant, or even bond with the baby straight away. I think there is a myth that everyone falls in love with their baby at...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By mirandamiranda
Just to point out that it is not the risk of...

Just to point out that it is not the risk of stillbirth that is doubled, but the rate of negative outcomes for the baby, of which stillbirth/neonatal death are the most serious. The full list of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-22-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By mirandamiranda
Hello - sorry you are having an anxious time......

Hello - sorry you are having an anxious time... I had twins the second time round, found out at 20 weeks but suspected much earlier, and one of the reasons was how much bigger I was (although I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By mirandamiranda
My twin girls (born 37 weeks) were very...

My twin girls (born 37 weeks) were very different in their walking. The more cautious one took her first step alone around 12 months and was really walking around 14 months (the same as my older...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-13-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By mirandamiranda
Hi, I have had similar experiences with my g/g...

Hi, I have had similar experiences with my g/g twins (they will be 4 in October so are a bit older than yours).
 
One thing they did was peering at each others bottoms - shall we say, VERY closely...
Forum: Site Help   06-29-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 31,533
Posted By mirandamiranda
I do agree that hitting children is not ok, just...

I do agree that hitting children is not ok, just as domestic violence is not ok, and using violence to control people in general is not ok. I wonder, though, if there is something more productive...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,121
Posted By mirandamiranda
Hello! I found out about my twins at 20 weeks...

Hello! I found out about my twins at 20 weeks routine u/s but I had serious intuition about them before hand - and I am not an intuitive person normally. I was STARVING the whole time, got a lot...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By mirandamiranda
I would recommend the Elizabeth Noble book -...

I would recommend the Elizabeth Noble book - "Having Twins something something". It also has a lot of emphasis on nutrition but is also strong on natural childbirth. I found it very helpful.
 
I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By mirandamiranda
Ok I just read the post a few threads down about...

Ok I just read the post a few threads down about someone having twins THEN triplets and I am having serious second thoughts...
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