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Hi October 08 DDC mamas. (Hey Rach, Lydia, and the other dec 05 ddc'ers!)<br><br>
I just found out my Canadian cousin-in-law is pregnant with the first child born in Canada in the family in 27 (?) yrs. Everyone is very excited, but I worry with the pressures of today's society, that she will get your typical in and out, hospital assembly service. I like her, even if she's the baby in the family and a little spoiled. I think she's fairly mainstream, with a streak of rebel.<br><br>
Anyway, I want to send her over here, but I'm afraid you mamas will totally freak her out with the placenta eating talk and whatnot. I don't even know if she would visit, but if she does, will you be gentle on her?<br><br>
Her name is Tanya... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I swear I will not talk about eating placentas. Ewwww. Everything else is fair game though right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I swear I will not talk about eating placentas. Ewwww. Everything else is fair game though right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Hmmn... trying to think about what "normal" people might think is too weird... UC is pretty weird to a newbie. My cousin (IL) is very proper, and well-educated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> She knows nothing about having babies yet, though.<br><br>
Oh, and the whole no-vax thing? Probably as bad as eating placenta.
 

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We have a pretty diverse group here and quite a few who are new to MDC so I'm quite certain we'll have some on opposite ends of the spectrum. I'm sure she'd fit right in.
 

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Well, I think it's silly to ask a message board of people to not talk about certain things because of one person potentially joining. I think this group has a wide variety of people, and so far, I haven't seen mention of eating the placenta here, but maybe I missed it. I haven't seen anything weird. And, if it's too much for her, there's other places to go. The AOL Oct. 08 group is fairly crunchy (lots of cd'ing, bf'ing, some homebirthing mommas) but not quite as "extreme" as some here may be. Also, I wasn't crunchy at all until I joined a message board with my son.. I learned so much from other "weirdos" and am now "weird" myself. So, have a little faith in her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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When I came to MDC I had wanted to have a HB but that was about as crunchy as I got. And now more and more everyday my eyes are opened to more and more natural, wonderful things.
 

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I will try to make everyone who joins feel welcome, but I won't censor myself. I have to do that on too many other boards. I love being able to come here and ask about anything and not get someone doing this..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I know it's not intended, but I find it a little bit offensive that you came here and and put down things you obviously don't understand. Why don't you let your friend decide for herself what is too weird and what isn't? Why judge? Are you even familiar with the things you're putting down? Maybe it's just my hormones, but I think that it's a bit much to ask us to censor ourselves just so your friend can feel comfortable. Eh, just my 2 cents.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have a pretty diverse group here and quite a few who are new to MDC so I'm quite certain we'll have some on opposite ends of the spectrum. I'm sure she'd fit right in.</div>
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I'm not asking anyone to modify what they talk about. I was sort of joking, mamas. I, too, am one of the "weirdos," and I think my CIL might be a lttle freaked out if she only knew how weird I really am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I was trying to start a nice intro thread for here (this one) to jump in, but it's turned out to not be so pleasant...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know it's not intended, but I find it a little bit offensive that you came here and and put down things you obviously don't understand. Why don't you let your friend decide for herself what is too weird and what isn't? Why judge? Are you even familiar with the things you're putting down? Maybe it's just my hormones, but I think that it's a bit much to ask us to censor ourselves just so your friend can feel comfortable. Eh, just my 2 cents.</div>
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Oh yeah, and P.S. I'm not sure what it is that I don't understand. I was, in a way, making fun of myself and what my CIL might see as an "outsider."
 

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Pan,<br>
Since you are one of my dear friends, you know I will freak her out.<br><br>
B/C i will more than likely eat part of my placenta if I am bleeding. Oh, and i want to encapsulate it if you will tell me how you did yours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You know I am planning a HB after 2 c/s, not getting ANY u/'s or other unnecessary testing done (which, for me, is pretty much not doing anything..ill allow a fetal heart beat via fetascope but they wont get a dopppler near me b/c i dont consider them safe).<br><br>
I, like you, don't vax so that will probably freak her out too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and no, not for any reason..even if we travel to India. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I don't konw what else...she knows you use CD's right...and that you have bf'd all kids, including twins??? well, that may freak her out too...<br><br><br>
so invite her and some of us here can start to freak her out. but there are plenty others who are having u/s's and other testing done here so if she wants to do that, she will have company.<br><br>
as Lydia said, this is a pretty diverse group....much more so than our 05 group. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
so, when is she coming???
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pan,<br>
Since you are one of my dear friends, you know I will freak her out.<br><br>
B/C i will more than likely eat part of my placenta if I am bleeding. Oh, and i want to encapsulate it if you will tell me how you did yours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You know I am planning a HB after 2 c/s, not getting ANY u/'s or other unnecessary testing done (which, for me, is pretty much not doing anything..ill allow a fetal heart beat via fetascope but they wont get a dopppler near me b/c i dont consider them safe).<br><br>
I, like you, don't vax so that will probably freak her out too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and no, not for any reason..even if we travel to India. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I don't konw what else...she knows you use CD's right...and that you have bf'd all kids, including twins??? well, that may freak her out too...<br><br><br>
so invite her and some of us here can start to freak her out. but there are plenty others who are having u/s's and other testing done here so if she wants to do that, she will have company.<br><br>
as Lydia said, this is a pretty diverse group....much more so than our 05 group. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I sent her an email, so maybe soon. Maybe.<br><br>
And thanks!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well I don't eat placenta's so I will guide her...lol<br><br>
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Perfect... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I figured you were half serious. No harm done from where I sit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I was just thinking about eating placenta this morning actually... I'd like a lotus birth but I think that bite of placenta is the reason I only bled for 2 weeks last time. I wonder if my MW will cut it up for me or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh yeah, and P.S. I'm not sure what it is that I don't understand. I was, in a way, making fun of myself and what my CIL might see as an "outsider."</div>
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I suppose since I didn't know you previously, I didn't realize you were including yourself in with what you were saying. I guess I didn't see the tongue in cheek humor of your original post. So, sorry. Consider it a misunderstanding.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I suppose since I didn't know you previously, I didn't realize you were including yourself in with what you were saying. I guess I didn't see the tongue in cheek humor of your original post. So, sorry. Consider it a misunderstanding.</div>
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Done, and no harm done. I create misunderstandings wherever I go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I do want to wish you mamas a nice pregnancy and easy delivery. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Since I crashed your DDC and all...
 

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Pan, Where in Canada is she? Alberta like the others? I'll give her the midwifery scoop since it is a small midwifery world up here most of us know or know of each other (we should make a game similar to "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" only it would be "six degrees of Viki Van Wager (famous Can midwife)"...why are there crickets chirping?). I'll bring her to the other side...hahhahahahhahhahahah (evil laughter).
 

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It seems like a pretty moderate group. We'll be nice with her<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Turtle, funny stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Too bad im not in Canada! lol!
 
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