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Forum: Lactivism   10-06-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,363
Posted By Snork
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I use this line all the time. Unfortunatley it offends some FFers. Its entirely true though.
Forum: Lactivism   10-06-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By Snork
I've done it, and my baby has nursed from a...

I've done it, and my baby has nursed from a friend. I have also shared my EBM with several midwife friends before their milk came in (and their babies were compromised) and used EBM of another...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-06-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By Snork
Yes it most certainly can happen, even though...

Yes it most certainly can happen, even though its rather rare. Had it been a homebirth I would hope the midwife would trust the mothers intuition enough to agree that something was not right,...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-06-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By Snork
I love Maggie Banks. Especially her work on...

I love Maggie Banks. Especially her work on breech birth.

As a midwife I do not ever manipulate the cervix.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Snork
Most women bleed for 3-6 weeks. Personally I...

Most women bleed for 3-6 weeks. Personally I have the luck to bleed till the very last day of exactly 6 weeks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

It is very normal...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83,676
Posted By Snork
I teach suturing and am constantly amazed how...

I teach suturing and am constantly amazed how practitioners (especially doctors) dont keep abreast of the latest research into suturing materials and techniques. Many use the same old material for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Snork
Where I work we use fetal fibronectin frequently...

Where I work we use fetal fibronectin frequently when women present with signs and symptoms or prem labour. Its a quick swob of the posterior fornix with a swab that is then processed for the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Snork
Difficult to say without the whole picture....

Difficult to say without the whole picture. Maybe there was signs of maternal or fetal distress or reduced wellbeing. Better to induce a baby beginning to show signs of distress than deliver a dead...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,788
Posted By Snork
We all feel pain differently. I dont find labour...

We all feel pain differently. I dont find labour particularly painful at all, but I do find pushing painful.

I have no problem with IVs being inserted (never needed one for labour or birth, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Snork
Try drinking one glass of real pineapple juice...

Try drinking one glass of real pineapple juice twice a day for afterpains. 99.9% effective. We use it in the birth unit I work in and I have used it for all 7 of my babies. Fantastic and pleasant to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,399
Posted By Snork
I have to say I agree that your baby is very...

I have to say I agree that your baby is very blessed. Some nuchal cords are fine, some are a problem. I tell my clients that one in 5-6 babies (guestimate from my own experiences) have a nuchal...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Snork
I'm a kiwi born and bred, had seven normal, non...

I'm a kiwi born and bred, had seven normal, non interventionist births, five were at home. I am also a midwife and am passionate about empowering women during the birth process. After a few years of...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-30-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,929
Posted By Snork
Hi all, Joining you from the other Midwife...

Hi all,

Joining you from the other Midwife Mamas thread. My baby is now 20 months old so not really a baby so much as a toddler. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

"Hi...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-29-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By Snork
As a midwife I see lots of women with posterior...

As a midwife I see lots of women with posterior cervixes in active labour. Usually the head is very low, often baby is also posterior facing. They labour for a while then suddenly they are fully and...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-29-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By Snork
My good friend who also happens to be my own...

My good friend who also happens to be my own midwife recently had a tragedy with GBS. The mother declined testing as do many, myself included. She had a spontaneous labour, quick delivery, normal...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Snork
I hate to be the voice of dissension but where I...

I hate to be the voice of dissension but where I work I see literally hundreds of women with epidurals who push their babies out just fine. We have a c-section rate of 17% but many are for breech...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-29-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Snork
Hi I'm a midwife - born and bred in NZ where...

Hi I'm a midwife - born and bred in NZ where midwifery is gold standard of care for pregnant women and highly respected. I did my training not long after my second child's gorgeous homebirth. I have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Snork
Five of my sons have potty trained sitting with...

Five of my sons have potty trained sitting with a smaller tots seat under the adult seat. My sixth will do the same. I dont bother till they are ready - ranging from 24-28 months. My daughter was...
Forum: Homebirth   08-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Snork
I've midwifed for many grandmultips and love it....

I've midwifed for many grandmultips and love it. It may help that I am one too. I have seven children (plus one stillborn angel) and have homebirthed all but the first (DH was too afraid) and third...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 17,481
Posted By Snork
Quote: Originally Posted by christyc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by christyc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8597703)
My favorite way to respond to the "don't you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-05-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Snork
My third baby was a planned homebirth, but when...

My third baby was a planned homebirth, but when my waters broke it had thick meconium in it and his heart tones were dropping, so we transferred into hospital. Labour galloped along and he birthed...
Forum: Homebirth   07-04-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Snork
I've had five. Sadly I wanted my first to be at...

I've had five. Sadly I wanted my first to be at home too - but hubby was very fearful and wouldnt agree. It would have been fine too - my labour was an average 12 hours and I had no pain relief, no...
Forum: Parenting   07-04-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 17,481
Posted By Snork
Welcome and hugs for your loss.

Welcome and hugs for your loss.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,284
Posted By Snork
Welcome.

Welcome.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 12,102
Posted By Snork
I adore my daughter. But I have to say boys are...

I adore my daughter. But I have to say boys are much easier to bear: they dont sulk and pout and slam doors the way little girls can. And that skirt twirling flirty thing drives me NUTS.

Boys are...
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