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  • Re: a SLOW crown and a flat baby

    I'm not a midwife, just a doula.  But, I am thinking either way the pit was not necessary.  Either the baby needed to come slowly and gently because of the cord, OR mom needed a "rest and be thankful" period.  Her body and her baby knew what was best...  Again, I am just guessing!  
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by momofmany on 09-22-2010
  • Re: Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    She was doing a little better as of last night.  She said her bleeding has slowed down and her milk is coming in.  I am SO happy!!  She still needs to get her iron count up and I think that recovery will be long and slow.  
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by momofmany on 09-04-2010
  • Re: Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    I didn't leave her alone, the father was with her.   I went to the nurses station because I knew that after hitting the call button, it could take 15 minutes for them to come to her room.   During her labor we pushed the call button because she said she felt pushy...ino one came.  I finally went and told them.  The ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by momofmany on 09-03-2010
  • Re: Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    They did send her home yesterday and threatened that if her milk supply isn't in by today, they will have her supplement.  She was upset that they gave baby a pacifier.  I'm still not sure why the bleeding....  I suggested that she take Floradix to get her iron back up.  I plan to call her today to see how she doing. ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by momofmany on 09-03-2010
  • Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    Hi, I am a doula and a midwifery student so I have two reasons to ask this.   I was at a most beautiful hospital birth the other night, however, it seemed as if the mother bled a bit much after the delivery.  The nurses massaged her fundus and the doc seemed confident that all was well.  However, they left the room and mom began to ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by momofmany on 09-01-2010
  • Re: pruritus gravidarum

    She has little dots on her feet that look like they are from scratching too much.  Her hands itch but don't have any marks on them.  Is pruritus gravidarum the same as cholestasis?  They were together in a lot of the info I looked at.   She is going to talk to her doctor about it.
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by momofmany on 08-12-2010
  • pruritus gravidarum

    My daughter has itchy hands and feet and her doctor told her she has athlete's foot.  I saw her yesterday and she had some yellowing of the skin as well as the itching.  I looked in Holistic Midwifery 1 (I am a midwifery student...) and I believe she has pruritus gravidarum.   She is going to call her doc today.  The ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by momofmany on 08-11-2010
  • Re: Pregnant with fifth baby - lots of contractions - normal?

    I am a mother with 11 children, 10 pregnancies.   My fourth pregnancy was twins and I had contractions from month 4 on, sometimes VERY strong, though not painful, usually when I was walking.   They were not born until week 39, though.  Are you sure she is not carrying twins?  
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by momofmany on 04-25-2010
  • Re: Grav 8 - any tips?

    I am a grand multip.  I had 5 children in the hospital and 6 at home after that.  Each one got better, IMO.   I really couldn't tell that having so many caused more problems.  I did feel odd after the last two were born, like my organs weren't falling into place as quickly as they used to....  LOL  I was ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by momofmany on 03-27-2010
  • Bartholin Cyst

    I am thinking I have a bartholin cyst.  It doesn't hurt or cause any problems, however it seems to be getting bigger.  Is there any way to make it shrink or go away?  I'd rather not go to a MD.....
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by momofmany on 02-25-2010
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