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Forum: Natural Body Care   09-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By mommak1
Let me start with a disclaimer and apology that...

Let me start with a disclaimer and apology that although I'm not at all opposed to natural alternatives, I don't know much and am pretty mainstream when it comes to health care. I hope you will...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By mommak1
Feel free to send me a PM if you are more...

Feel free to send me a PM if you are more comfortable doing that. We just need some help getting our marriage back on track and the first person we tried was a disaster - just not a good fit for us...
Forum: VBAC   05-24-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By mommak1
I went to a practice with 3 OBs and their policy...

I went to a practice with 3 OBs and their policy is that you rotate and see all of them during pregnancy. They rotate hospital duty, so delivery is handled by whomever is on hospital duty that day.
Forum: VBAC   05-24-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By mommak1
My OB really didn't want me to go past 41 days....

My OB really didn't want me to go past 41 days. My personal comfort level would have been about 10 days, and I did not feel strongly enough about it to fight over a few days. I was induced at 40...
Forum: VBAC   05-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By mommak1
I was a month away from 36 with mine.

I was a month away from 36 with mine.
Forum: VBAC   04-25-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By mommak1
You know, I went through the same fear when my...

You know, I went through the same fear when my OB mentioned that we would "discuss options" after the ultrasound - I was in a similar situation of earlier ultrasunds predicting a big baby, so as we...
Forum: VBAC   04-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,087
Posted By mommak1
I did not see much about stripping membranes or...

I did not see much about stripping membranes or foley catheter specifically with VBAC. The main thing I came across was dramatically increased risks with VBAC when prostaglandins are used.

I was...
Forum: VBAC   04-23-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By mommak1
I'm not in that situation, but I'll share with...

I'm not in that situation, but I'll share with you the same approach that my OB used when she and I first started talking VBAC. She doesn't really push anyone not to do it if it's just an issue of...
Forum: VBAC   04-21-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By mommak1
Just as an update, I did end up being induced at...

Just as an update, I did end up being induced at 41 weeks...it wasn't so much the baby's size that made me uncomfortable with waiting longer than that...my comfort level (as far as risks - I don't...
Forum: VBAC   04-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By mommak1
I don't know anyone personally who had UR (but...

I don't know anyone personally who had UR (but also don't know very many women who have even attempted VBAC)...and just one online acquaintance who had UR, but she and baby were both fine.

Like...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-17-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 194,999
Posted By mommak1
Can anyone give me some idea of what to expect...

Can anyone give me some idea of what to expect from therapy as far as what they do (or have me do)?
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-17-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 194,999
Posted By mommak1
I saw my OB/GYN this morning and actually feel...

I saw my OB/GYN this morning and actually feel good about the recommendation I got from her - sounds like a place that specializes in that sort of thing, and she mentioned that one of her patients...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 194,999
Posted By mommak1
Quote: Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10996662)
May I suggest finding out who is near...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-15-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 194,999
Posted By mommak1
It sounds like PT might be a good place for me...

It sounds like PT might be a good place for me to start. I have an appointment with my OB/GYN on Thursday, so I'll be sure to ask for a referral.
Forum: VBAC   04-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By mommak1
Quote: Originally Posted by Ironica...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10985739)
I see the main concern above as being that...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-14-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 194,999
Posted By mommak1
I'm new here...I've read through the first 13...

I'm new here...I've read through the first 13 pages of the thread and will continue working on reading through the whole thing. I hate that I have to be here, but I'm pretty sure I belong.

I'm 4...
Forum: VBAC   04-10-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By mommak1
Most of my family members are not well informed...

Most of my family members are not well informed and I don't think they even realized that VBAC is controversial or considered "risky" in some cases. The one family member who truly understands the...
Forum: VBAC   04-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By mommak1
I did have a successful VBAC (in the hospital)...

I did have a successful VBAC (in the hospital) without one. If it was in the budget, I would have hired one, though. My DH is not much of a labor coach - I knew that going into it - and it would...
Forum: VBAC   04-10-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By mommak1
The studies I read indicated that pitocin and...

The studies I read indicated that pitocin and prostaglandins can both increase the risk of rupture but showed a significantly higher risk from prostaglandins than from pitocin alone. Granted, the...
Forum: VBAC   04-10-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By mommak1
Don't be so hard on yourself or disappointed!...

Don't be so hard on yourself or disappointed! Like others said, cervical checks really don't mean much - and in fact, sometimes I find that they are discouraging. With both of my babies, I started...
Forum: VBAC   04-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,974
Posted By mommak1
I had a successful pitocin induced VBAC three...

I had a successful pitocin induced VBAC three weeks ago. My doctor really didn't want me going passed 41 weeks, and I chose not to fight that. My personal comfort level was only about 10 day past...
Forum: VBAC   03-14-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,840
Posted By mommak1
My scar is right at the hairline - there are a...

My scar is right at the hairline - there are a few "straggles" above it but it's definitely not well-covered. They shaved me a little bit right before surgery.
Forum: VBAC   03-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By mommak1
It doesn't bother me, really. I can understand...

It doesn't bother me, really. I can understand worrying about if you've have a bad experience in the past, though. I don't want a routine IV actually hooked up to anything, but I'm ok with my...
Forum: VBAC   02-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By mommak1
That's on my list of questions for my...

That's on my list of questions for my appointment tomorrow - I'm not sure if my hospital/doctor requires continuous monitoring or not. I had it with DS because it was their policy during induction...
Forum: VBAC   02-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By mommak1
Now that I've had a few days to let things...

Now that I've had a few days to let things settle in, I really feel back on board with my plan to VBAC and not be concerned about the size of the baby. I've always been in the "babies don't grow...
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