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  • Re: Unassisted Birth?...

    I do not take offense. I believe this is important to discuss and I think we must all take care not to take offense where none is intended. My words about women being "helpless" in birth were not judgments about the abiilty of those women to birth, but rather an observation of what appears to be their state of mind.  They are not ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Generations on 07-26-2011
  • Re: Unassisted Birth?...

    No, I do not believe that "all women" behave in any one manner. Nor did I say such. I said there is a tendency. I apologize if what I said was construed as a "blanket statement", as it was not intended as such. Whether or not it is true that women laboring and birthing attended are more likely to seek situational awareness ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Generations on 07-20-2011
  • Re: Unassisted Birth?...

    As one who has had one unplanned unassisted birth (midwife didn't make it) and 3 planned unassisted births, I'm curious about how this birth made you "think about" unassisted birth. I would guess that if an OB read your blog, she would be saying that it makes her "think about midwife attended birth", no? There is a ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Generations on 07-19-2011
  • Re: How many months/years should I feed my baby....?

    Well, I'm experienced and I couldn't agree more with the other response. I have breastfed 7 children so far. I usually go at least 6 months with nothing but mama's milk, then depending upon the child and his interest level, I start introducing other foods between 6 and 10 months. I have always been open to baby-led weaning after the ...
    Posted to Breastfeeding (Forum) by Generations on 07-19-2011
  • Re: Recent college graduate looking for next step!

    I would say pursue your passions, but don't hang on too tightly to your time table! 3 years is not a very long time to become so familiar with birth that other women will see you as having superior knowledge or skill to them, especially if they have already given birth. I see that a birth center in Alaska is looking for apprentices, so if you ...
  • Re: Continuing education and/or training after the original education and/or training

    Unlike allopathic medicine or other professions, there is more that is OLD in midwifery than new. For that reason, I would not favor any sort of on-going continuing ed requirements for midwives. Usually, when a state offers licensure for a profession, they also require continuing ed as a condition of maintaining the license. I don't favor ...
    Posted to Experiments and Questions (Forum) by Generations on 07-06-2011
  • Re: Severe Sugar Cravings

    This is anecdotal, but for me, when I'm on a low carb diet the cravings can be very powerful, but I CAN overcome them. I just go off both sugar and GRAINS for about 3 days. Eating grains, especially in the morning, caused me to crave sugar all day long.
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by Generations on 07-06-2011
  • Re: Need opinions and suggestions Uterine Atony at my 4th birth!

    I have 7 children. My first was a hospital birth and they said my uterus was "boggy". I think that is an awful way to refer to an organ that is so amazing and houses precious life! As if it's a useless swamp or something! Don't even begin to think there is something wrong with your uterus or that it is defective. All body ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by Generations on 06-02-2011
  • Re: The Business of Being Born DVD...

    I thought it was worth watching. Some of things I saw even shocked me. In one night on a labor and deliver floor of a hospital, it appeared that 100% of the women were on pit. Not even ONE woman could birth a baby without induction or augmentation?  
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by Generations on 06-01-2011
  • Re: Waterbirth Questions from an aspiring Midwife

    Why do women choose to give birth in water? For me, the answer is three simple words: Mobility Support Control I had my first four on dry land. I had the last 3 in water. I have a very powerful ejection reflex. It is very difficult for me to just breathe the baby out and not have it shoot out of me like a rocket. So I get into the water when I ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by Generations on 06-01-2011
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