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Forum: Homebirth   08-09-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By mamashanti
It's the only way to have a truly undisturbed...

It's the only way to have a truly undisturbed birth which sets you and your baby up for optimal health, survival, bonding, breastfeeding, and success.

You won't be exposing your baby to the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-07-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By mamashanti
Any one ask to transfer to the hospital from home birth?

I am looking for birth stories from women who transferred themselves to the hospital from home for a non emergency reason.

I transferred from home to hospital and am having trouble coming to terms...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By mamashanti
Sharing a bathroom with husband.. RANT

I don't know where else to put this but I need to get it out. Feel free to commiserate and validate my feelings about how sucky it is to live in a small space with a man. I've read that sharing a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-31-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,479
Posted By mamashanti
I would say keep interviewing new care providers...

I would say keep interviewing new care providers until you find one that listens.

Where are you located? What is your fundus measuring? You can do this yourself with a flexible tape measure-...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By mamashanti
Apartment Living ~> Stay or move to somewhere affordable?

We live in Santa Cruz, CA and it is so expensive that a 2 bedroom apartment, even the crappiest one- starts at around $1700/month not including utilities, a free-standing house in a bad neighborhood...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 601
Posted By mamashanti
How is my post possibly advocating it?? I just...

How is my post possibly advocating it?? I just stated what happened with a vaginal partial previa birth. She had the baby vaginally..... and then did you not read the part where I said she lost a lot...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 601
Posted By mamashanti
So you're just going to assume I was a stupid...

So you're just going to assume I was a stupid doula and attended a mama with a previa unassisted at home?? and say rude things? I feel like you are always attacking my posts.

I did NOT attend this...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 601
Posted By mamashanti
You still have plenty of time. I recently...

You still have plenty of time.

I recently had a client who had a partial previa even at 39/40 weeks and did not want a c-section. She ended up transferring to the hospital after laboring at home...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-28-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,022
Posted By mamashanti
I'm just speaking from my very biased personal...

I'm just speaking from my very biased personal experience of what third stage management felt like for me. Obviously I'm not going to tell my clients that third stage is managed that way.
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,022
Posted By mamashanti
I still disagree. The midwife in the story is...

I still disagree. The midwife in the story is obviously incompetent. A skilled hands off midwife can still guard the uterus and make sure it's not filling up with clots and getting boggy without...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   11-27-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By mamashanti
now that my husband and I are likely...

now that my husband and I are likely separating.... a second baby anytime soon is not likely. ha! problem solved by this cruel little twist of fate.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   11-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By mamashanti
Did your next birth heal your traumatic one?

I've heard from many women that had traumatic first births- whether it be a homebirth transfer or a hospital birth intended to be natural that had a cascade of interventions... that having their next...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By mamashanti
http://www.birthinginstincts.com/

http://www.birthinginstincts.com/
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,029
Posted By mamashanti
no pain i've ever had comes close to labor...

no pain i've ever had comes close to labor pain.... but my baby was asynclitic and posterior with 22 hours of back labor, but eventually rotated to transverse when she came out. I've also been very...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,149
Posted By mamashanti
I have in my contract that if there is any kind...

I have in my contract that if there is any kind of legal issue that they agree to mediation and will not sue me.... i also put that everything I suggest (even simple things like drinking more water...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,022
Posted By mamashanti
IF you want to read about how pitocin interferes...

IF you want to read about how pitocin interferes with oxytocin and shuts off your body's natural production for 30 minutes, interfering with bonding and breastfeeding- just google it.... there's a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-23-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mamashanti
listen to the indiebirth podcasts or go to...

listen to the indiebirth podcasts or go to indiebirth.com.... everything is explained there.
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By mamashanti
thank you for your perspective. I can neither...

thank you for your perspective. I can neither refund the money nor offer services in kind, I would be able to but they have moved 2 hours away now. When I started working with them they were only 1...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By mamashanti
edit - the bishop's score was 2 going into the...

edit - the bishop's score was 2 going into the induction. NOT favorable... thus why it took 4 days, started on Wednesday afternoon, baby was born Saturday afternoon. She was not post-dates, it was 4...
Forum: Doulas   11-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By mamashanti
I don't see why a refund would be called for...

I don't see why a refund would be called for because the family a) sent me home and b) didn't request me back after I offered to come back in the morning when she was pushing ?? I wouldn't call it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-23-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By mamashanti
FREE midwife attended birth center

IS it possible to create? I feel like fear and finances are the two things preventing women from choosing midwifery care and homebirth. What is there was a birth center in EVERY state run by midwives...
Forum: Doulas   11-22-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By mamashanti
No More Hospital Births.

I can't do it. I'm going to attend midwife attended births only in birth centers and at home.

my most recent birth was a nightmare. a 4 day induction where I was on call and didn't sleep for 3...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,022
Posted By mamashanti
The Harm that it does is that is completely shuts...

The Harm that it does is that is completely shuts off your body's own oxytocin (bonding/love hormone!!) production and takes up to 30 minutes to start back up again, meaning if you are given pitocin...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By mamashanti
becoming a midwife is more important than my...

becoming a midwife is more important than my relationship happiness- sounds crazy but it's the ONLY Thing I want to do. My other passions- teaching yoga and fitness/health can be made into some sort...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By mamashanti
thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of...

thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of consulting with lawyers just to see what they say.

I'm not worried about mutual friends- he only has one friend and has since I've known him--- all...
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