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melissa.r replied to topic retained placenta

I would suggested getting your medical records and looking at how your third stage was managed. An hour is hospital policy but not necessarily a sign that you have a retained placenta. You can nego...

Thursday 08 March 04:38am
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melissa.r replied to topic Birth Plan for VBAC

Posted by: mumof3gurls Hi, I have had two VBACS, one in october 2007 and one in August 2009. I was under the impression the you WILL have to be monitored the entire time to ensure your safety. M...

Monday 18 January 02:55pm
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melissa.r replied to topic Baby is in posterior position!

Posted by: kimzed I am just over 36 weeks and today learned that bubs is in posterior position. I was also told he might be early. What are the chances he will turn into the right position by the...

Monday 18 January 02:45pm
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melissa.r replied to topic Control crying v's comforting baby to sleep.. what are pros and cons???

I too have 'experimented' with CC with my DD1, I am now much more educated and chose to use gentle sleep techniques with DD2 and now use these with DD1 too. You might be interested in this http://...

Friday 25 December 08:38am
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melissa.r replied to topic Natural AFTER C- Section

Hey, Yes, VBAC is possible and it sounds like you are a great candidate. You might like to consider getting your hospital records as it is often enlightening to read your progress notes and this m...

Thursday 24 December 02:25pm
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melissa.r replied to topic I feel like I have tried everything.....

One word.... sling!! Get a good sling that sits right in close to your body and wear her. Babies are meant to be with you all the time, they feel safe when they can smell you, feel you and see yo...

Monday 19 October 01:27pm
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melissa.r replied to topic Home Birth

There is a bit of an assumption that goes on about birth, and that is that things happen fast. In fact, for the majority of women things happen really slowly and true medical emergencies (whether ...

Sunday 09 August 03:52am
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melissa.r replied to topic Home Birth

I believe homebirth should be a choice for every woman. Some current stats about the safety of homebirth (2007 Victorian Perinatal stats): Induction/augmentation:11.5% homebirth; 45% public; 50%...

Friday 07 August 02:54pm
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melissa.r replied to topic C-Sec after 2 normal births, due to low-lying placenta

I haven't had any personal experience with low-lying placenta but I do know that most women's placenta moves out of the way by the time she is full term. I think most OBs like the placenta to be a...

Friday 31 July 08:06am
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melissa.r replied to topic ..breast is best??

One of the most common reasons for early weaning is low supply, which for the majority of mother/babies is a problem which is quite reversable. Being told to 'persist' is not helpful if you have a...

Sunday 12 July 03:12pm
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melissa.r replied to topic footling breech!

I am sorry, but what a ridiculous thing to tell a mum at 30weeks gestation - that her baby is breech and unlikely to turn... what evidence based research has your ob drawn on before telling you th...

Sunday 12 July 02:29pm
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melissa.r replied to topic Anyone scared of the Epidural?

this is a great article that outlines all the risks of epidurals and how they work. http://www.sarahjbuckley.com/articles/epidural-risks.htm

Tuesday 05 May 11:30am
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melissa.r replied to topic Stopping Breastfeeding?

The reality is that GPs have very little education about breastfeeding (only a few hours in their university degree) so they are not generally not qualified or experienced in breastfeeding informat...

Saturday 25 April 03:13pm
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melissa.r replied to topic Thread on the C-section Forum got me thinking.........

If the government provided public funded homebirth then how they chose to set this up would depend on whether VBAC would be provided as an option. If women are truly at the centre of the system th...

Thursday 12 March 06:29am
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melissa.r replied to topic Thread on the C-section Forum got me thinking.........

Yep, in some states there is publically funded homebirth for healthy low risk women (which is about 80% of the pregnant population!). Apparently the Maternity Services review believes that the Com...

Wednesday 11 March 04:59pm
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melissa.r replied to topic so sick of ppl

I haven't had a chance to read all the responses to your post wicki-d but I can certainly 'hear' that you are feeling judged and angry about having assumptions made about the process or decision to...

Wednesday 11 March 09:20am
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melissa.r replied to topic Thread on the C-section Forum got me thinking.........

I think the simple answer to your question Christina is that by 'choosing' a c/s you are completely handing over control of your birthing experience to your OB (although some are now fooling us int...

Tuesday 10 March 08:31am
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melissa.r replied to topic Drug-free births

Firstly, I would like to acknowlege what a traumatising birth experience you have had and I hope that you can heal from this experience. I have had two vaginal births, one induction and one nat...

Tuesday 10 March 07:58am
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melissa.r replied to topic BF mums

I bf my DD1 for 18months when she self weaned, I am currently bfing my DD2 who is now 3yr4mth old. I think it is completely normal to have times when you feel more or less motivated to continue bf...

Saturday 07 March 10:34am
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melissa.r replied to topic Is it true...

As of July 1st 2010 independent midwives will not be able to practice midwifery without insurance, and currently there is no insurance company that will insure them. Lets hope that the government ...

Saturday 07 March 10:20am
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