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  • Re: early pregnancy and four year old son has chicken pox

    There probably isn't much about women who have had chicken pox previously - and are therefor usually immune - because it poses no danger unless you actually acquire the virus, which is unlikely to happen in your case if I am reading correctly.  Varicella is considered most dangerous during the first trimester (teratogenic to the ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by rojaza on 01-08-2011
  • Re: Physiology Question

    That's good that they are not epis happy, but I would bet that the underlying philosophy of birth is that it is dangerous until proven otherwise, therefor why risk not being able to access the woman in water, whereas those of us who have seen waterbirth after waterbirth have seen that the benefits far outweigh the supposed risks.  And ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by rojaza on 10-12-2010
  • Re: Physiology Question

    I suppose the reasoning is that if the fluid in the baby is hypotonic compared to the water in the pool, it would be difficult for the pulmonary fluid to push its way into the pool water.  Or something like that. Perhaps a more honest statement would be, "we will not do a water birth because we don't actually get that the mother is ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by rojaza on 10-12-2010
  • Re: if you ever need inspiration....

    Oh my gosh, how absolutely indescribable.  Certainly puts everything in perspective, that is for sure.  Sorry to hear about your trial by fire...it's tough but you'll be stronger for it...hope you've integrated your experiences and are doing ok. 
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by rojaza on 10-09-2010
  • Re: wierd pph

    Contracted blood volume from inadequate hemodilution = high Hb and a tendency by the body to get rid of such viscous blood. You've got me on the cobwebs;)  
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by rojaza on 09-17-2010
  • Re: How do you tell the difference between lochia and postpartum hemorrhage?

    It starts right after birth and normal bleeding is very different to pph.  Differentiating between the two depends on amount, duration, and how the woman is tolerating the loss.
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by rojaza on 09-17-2010
  • Re: wierd pph

    How long from the birth until detachment bleed / placenta?  I am guessing not long?  That would attest to the lack of clots and bright blood which had not had time to clot.  What did you estimate for loss?  Was she symptomatic? It sounds to me like a phase of the continuum of the clotting process, fibrinogen and all that. ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by rojaza on 09-17-2010
  • Re: Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    I hope she actually gets the care she needs now... If she is still refusing transfusions, there are many other ways to build her blood.  You can contact Jehovah's Witness organizations for some pretty incredible methods for non-blood product ways of dealing with hemorrhage.  If her Hb is 6, she is looking at months and months of ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by rojaza on 09-03-2010
  • Re: Doula with question regarding hospital hemorrhage

    Whoa, holy moly.  I would really love to know more details as it is hard to ascertain what happened and why from what you wrote, but a hemoglobin of 6 is just insane.  Is she still actively bleeding?!  Or is it just normal lochia, though even that will continue to deplete her stores.  The fact that she perked up with fluids is ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by rojaza on 09-02-2010
  • Re: where has all the pubic hair gone?

    What is the sugar method for getting rid of hair?  I am so out of the loop.  Sounds a bit dangerous, I fear the ants... ;)   So what say you all about piercings?  So far all women have taken them out at the onset of labour, but I have someone right now who seemed aghast at my strong urging to take out her clitoral hood ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by rojaza on 08-19-2010
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