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  • Re: V-bac, I was told was high risk

     Well!!  that Ob really must like to do c-sections!!  Imagine telling anyone that they need a c-sec because they have GBS!!  We know that 15-30% of all women have it at any one time, that some have it all the time, vaginally, some never have it, and most have it some of the time.  And when you said hydrocephalus I ...
    Posted to VBAC and Cesarean Prevention (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-06-2009
  • Re: Umbilical Cord

     There has actually been a lot of research lately into early vs late cord clamping.  It is quite interesting.  A baby at less than 36 weeks has 50% of it's blood volume in the placenta.  A baby over that has 30% in the system.  It used to be believed that if you let the cord pulse and did not cut it immediately, you ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Ideas for stuborn posterior cervix

     I think the chiropractor is a great idea for this.  Also, did you try to pull the cervix forward earlier in labour than a cervical lip??  I have done with with clients, and although it hurts, it seems to hurt less than when it is done later in labour. Jennesse
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Pilonidal cyst

      She should definitely consider the surgery.  If she had appendicitis, she would have the surgery.  It is not as serious, and they will take into consideration that she is pregnant when they do the surgery, and use drugs that are the safest.  Sometimes unfortunately, we do get sick, even if we are pregnant.  If she is ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Subchorionic Hematoma

     Subchorionic bleeds are relatively common.  They have no significance at all, except that you can bleed throughout your pregnancy.  We had one woman in our practice, who bled enough for her hemoglobin to drop significantly.  It went on throughout her whole pregnancy.  We sent her to an OB who said, basically, ya she will ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: What to Expect When You're Expecting

     We call it "what to fear when you are expecting".  Lots of late night calls from women who read it and are totally freaked out by what is happening in their pregnancies. I know one midwife who buys one every time she is at the thrift store, and then sends it to recycling, so it can't be bought and read again.
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Factor V Leiden

     Although you seem nervous about aspirin and heparin, and the heparin can be expensive, we have had several women in our practice that have been able to carry only when they use these drugs. With factor V, Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and anticardiolipid antibody syndrome the blood can clot more easily.  The problem is that it ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Mom Empowerment vs Midwife's Comfort Zone

     If we believe that birth is normal and natural until something happens to change that...then why would we not support the woman doing whatever she wanted.  We are there to facilitate the birth, but also the expert who can see if there is a problem, and take charge, and give the parents the information they need to allow the birth to be ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Jennesse on 06-05-2009
  • Re: Waterbirth Questions from an aspiring Midwife

     Our hospital has decided to do a waterbirth pilot project, after about 10 years of lobbying by midwives.  One of the things we have done is "rounds" for pediatricians, nurses, and doctors.  The research on waterbirth from the Cochrane database shows that labour in water reduces the length of first stage for primip ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by Jennesse on 05-16-2009
  • Re: LLL against homebirth?

     I was a long time LLL leader...for about 11 years.  I stopped being a leader when I became a IBCLC, and also an apprentice Midwife.  The area I lived in was very against Leaders becoming IBCLC's, or maybe it was just an area adviser.  However, about two years after I retired, it was realized that there was definitely a ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Jennesse on 04-20-2009
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