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cynthia mosher 10-08-2007 11:31 AM

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Mothering would like your opinion on the articles you enjoyed most in September-October 2007 issue 144 of Mothering Magazine. Please vote for the articles you enjoyed in issue 144. Feel free to post your input about the articles as well as other things you might like to share about issue 144. Thanks

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rinnerin 10-09-2007 12:50 AM

I really enjoyed the article on c-sections. However, I believe the data showing the increase in c-sections over time would have been more powerful juxtaposed with the infant and maternal morbidity and mortality rate over the same period. I have not seen this information paired together, but my gut says that there were early reductions in morbidity and mortality, but that there has been either no decrease, and perhaps even an increase in maternal and infant mortality in the last 20 years or so.
Thanks for a great magazine!
Erin

mama2toby 10-11-2007 10:34 PM

I loved the article on spa night. Even though I have a son, it's great to hear ideas on how to fostera positive body image. Thanks.

onyxravnos 10-12-2007 12:58 AM

Cesarean Birth in a Culture of Fear - Medicalization of childbirth harms women and babies

thank you for this artice!

TinyFrog 10-13-2007 03:28 AM

I enjoyed Homebirth in Holland. It really spoke to me.

Spa Night was a favorite too.

Thank you :

creatrix 10-14-2007 08:44 PM

Spa night was so sweet, it totally inspired me to start a little ritual for my daughters and I.

Oh and, Mama Was a Midwife made me smile too

prettymom 10-14-2007 09:07 PM

Cesarean Birth in a Culture of Fear was fascinating. I had no idea how many machines a birthing woman in a hospital is hooked up to!

jenP 10-14-2007 09:38 PM

This was one of my favorite issues in a while. Especially to two articles on birth.

However, I was APPALLED that the notes for the articles are now not printed at the end of the article!! As I have always maintained, the BEST thing about Mothering Magazine is that the articles are so well researched and documented. That is why I always feel confident loaning it to skeptical family members - they can see the science behind my "silly hippie ideas." Now I will have to print out all the endnotes and tuck them into the magazine so that in case in a year or two I want to loan an issue to someone I will have the notes. Endnotes don't take up that much room, why not just print them with the articles?

Jen

mraven721 10-19-2007 03:49 PM

loved, loved, loved the spa one. my daughter and I have started that tradition, look forward to doing it for many more years.

transformed 10-20-2007 07:03 PM

I could hardly choose. This was a fabulous issue of mothering and its going in my library!

junomama 10-23-2007 11:50 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed Homebirth in Holland.

On the c-secton article:

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However, I was APPALLED that the notes for the articles are now not printed at the end of the article!! As I have always maintained, the BEST thing about Mothering Magazine is that the articles are so well researched and documented. That is why I always feel confident loaning it to skeptical family members - they can see the science behind my "silly hippie ideas." Now I will have to print out all the endnotes and tuck them into the magazine so that in case in a year or two I want to loan an issue to someone I will have the notes. Endnotes don't take up that much room, why not just print them with the articles?
I completely agree!

Also, if I may share one criticism about the c-section article: I wish there had been some type of resource or educational sidebar or something that would provide tangible, helpful information for women who, in the midst of labor, encounter some of the standard "lines" or rationale from the hospital staff about why they "need" a c-section now, etc., and what the alternatives (not necessarily presented by hospital staff) might be. For example, if a woman hears that her baby's head is poorly positioned, and therefore she needs a c-section, are there other options? What if a woman is laboring for a long time and is told she needs a c-section because her uterus can't handle that much labor? How long can a woman safely labor? What if the woman's cervix is swollen? Or if it refuses to dilate all the way, and a little lip is preventing her from being able to start pushing? Can these problems typically be reversed, or is the woman really "headed for a c-section," as her doctor suggests?

I read the article and nodded my head a lot about how there are too many c-sections and how our culture helps promote that, but I wish there had been information that could help women be more proactive during labor.

lisarussell 10-25-2007 11:09 PM

i will probably get deleted for not following the rules of this forum, I just have to say that the answer here was useless

https://www.mothering.com/sections/ex...firsttrimester

the reader asked what yoga exercises were best for 3rd trimester pregnancy and the response was: (OK I'm paraphrasing)
"walk 5 miles a day or buy my DVD)"

i hope that when I am deleted, the message gets passed on to whoever needs to know.

pampered_mom 10-26-2007 07:49 PM

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I read the article and nodded my head a lot about how there are too many c-sections and how our culture helps promote that, but I wish there had been information that could help women be more proactive during labor.

Exactly! It was also disappointing (curious even) that ICAN was not mentioned...not even once in the article...not even in the section on "For More Information". One of the few (the only?) organizations whose mission is all about cesareans and they weren't once mentioned?

Snow~Pea 10-27-2007 02:55 PM

I loved the pretty much everything! This was my first issue of mothering, and I am so happy I found it. I came across the website first, which made me go out and buy the magazine, now I am going to subscribe!

Margot Adler 10-27-2007 06:22 PM

my cousin could have benefited from the article on c-sections...

rachellanigh 10-29-2007 02:55 PM

Wow, what a strong portrait of what a typical hospital birth can be if you allow it. Seeing that picture of that woman hooked up to those monitors was intense. Why don't they post that picture in every dr office as an ad for mothering and have a caption saying Looking for an Alternative. I'm so happy my births were so beautiful and unencumbered by mainstream gadgets.


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