Saturday, September 13, 2008

Update on Blog Title

David had thought of the name Natural Childbirth Manifesto for the blog title, while the address was Banned From Baby Showers. It was too confusing, so everything is banned-from-baby-showers now. That might make the post "Birth of a Blog" make more sense knowing that I started under a different title.

Someone had asked about thrush... I'm curious if you know that you have it or just suspect that you do. It is hard to get rid of, but be diligent in keeping everything clean -- you and anything that goes in the baby's mouth. What, specifically, is your question? Are you and the baby being treated for thrush? Is it working? I'm assuming it's not since you are asking about it! I have a friend in Albuquerque who had it multiple times with all 4 of her children. Some women are more prone to it than others.

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

I like the blog name you chose. I think it is appropriate.

I wanted to say on the thrush issue...don't use Nastatin, the prescription medication that most doctors, LCs and midwives prescribe. It has sugar in it to make it more palatable for babies (since it is on your nipples)...yeash GROWS on sugar! Lucy and I had thrush for months before an excellent LC that you recommended was able to help me figure out the problem. We immediately went for natural remedies. Check out the info on kellymom.com. Her site is great. Best of luck. It can be a nasty battle that you have to fight over and over...I know!

Oh what the Hale (like we haven't heard that before) said...

Hi Donna, love the blog. I miss you.

-Susan

RandyPaige said...

Donna- I am SO glad that you started a blog. After taking your classes and having a fantastic natural childbirth experience, I am always telling people about you. Now I have a place to direct them. Thanks for all that you do. You are really making a difference!

motherly prosody said...

Can I just say that reading your blog makes me want to run out and get pregnant again! Natural birth is amazing!

Donna Ryan said...

Stephanie, thanks for the comments on thrush. I hope it gets to the appropriate person...

Thanks for all the support. I'm glad to know that people are listening!!

Stephanie said...

I meant to say nystatin...I realized I spelled it wrong when I was nursing Ben in the middle of the night.

Sarah said...

Hey, it was me! I (and my baby) are currently in an over-two-month battle with thrush. We have done the Nystatin, which did nothing for either of us. Gentian Violet was next, which seemed to have taken care of her, but not me--it became painful and seemed to hurt more than help the situation (and I'm afraid of giving thrush back to her since I'm not cleared up yet). I am also a) going without a top as much as possible b) washing everything on the "sanitary" cycle on our new washer c) limiting my sugar intake (I say "limiting" because I haven't totally cut it out--just cut down a ton. I know it's bad. I just think about how much work it would be to cut out all sugars and it totally overwhelms me--but it looks like that's where we're headed.) d) taking extra B vitamins (and acidophilus, vit. C and my prenatal vit.s) e) eating different kinds of yogurt. f) steering clear of getting overheated g)rinsing with vinegar and a few other things I'm probably not remembering right now.

I also will probably start applying goldenseal to the affected area starting this week. Oh, and I'm seeing my Dr. on Wed. It's crazy how much more than skin thrush affects. I feel like a different person in so many ways.

I'll check out kellymom.com and if your friend from ABQ has any advice, I would love it.
Thanks!

Donna Ryan said...

Sarah, Stephanie lives here in TX, but is a great resource on thrush. The two of you should talk. Can you link to her blog from here? You should be able to, right?! (I'm learning about this blogging.) Stephanie, it's in your hands. Thanks for helping.

Donna Ryan said...

Sarah, I just went back to what I had written on thrush in my post and forgot that I had mentioned my friend in Alb. I don't know that she ever found a magic cure. She breastfed until each of them was one year old and then was done. Stephanie is a better resource on getting rid of it.

Sarah said...

Thanks, Donna! Sounds good, and will do :) I've checked out kellymom.com and got some new suggestions from http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/yeast.shtml Here I come, Stephanie!

HaleeBurch said...

First of all let me say that, I am late to the party but am very excited to finally be here. I am enjoying your blog thoroughly so far.
Second I wanted to comment on the Thrush topic, I wondered why you said it was so hard to treat because I found that while I had a close to miserable 3 days, mine was extremely easy to get rid of. It could have been a fluke but a few months ago after I had had my inhailer prescription switched I noticed late Saturday afternoon that something didn't feel right and went to the mirror, although I had never had thrush I instantly felt like this was it. So after agonizing over whether or not I should visit a local PrimeCare I started doing some web research and saw the term Candida in reference to thrush and then remembered that vaginal yeast infections also have that word in their technical name so I just went and grabbed a diflucan pill that I had lying around. With in hours I was feeling better and within 3 days it was completely gone and I changed my toothbrush to keep from passing it back to me. The next day I visited my school nurse who expressed slight displeasure at my self medication and instructed me to go buy prescription mouthwash at the pharmacy, the off brand was $100!!! So I decided to forgo her recommendation and it seems that everything worked out well. Did I have a brief stroke of genius that no one has ever thought of before or did I just get really lucky this time?

HaleeBurch said...

After reading the comments I feel stupid, I had never heard of skin thrush!!!! Oh well. Thats why I am reading your blog; to learn!