Sunday, July 12, 2009

Questions? Topics? Gripes?

I have not forgotten about my blog! My kids stay up late in the summer and I usually write when they go to bed at night. Thus, I have very few posts written since school has been out.

I have a live class going and 3 couples taking my class by DVD. Movie screenings, forming a Birth Network, and working with fellow Bradley instructors has kept my birthing corner busy! Not to mention water parks, sleeping in, and road trips.

I am working on a post based on the 10 questions to ask your doctor by CIMS. If you want to peek ahead, you can check that out at www.motherfriendly.org.

In the meantime, throw out any questions or topics for me. Let's talk.

11 comments:

Donna Ryan said...

Really, no one has any questions or comments? I find that hard to believe...

Genie Elizabeth said...

Could you talk about what you know and your experience with herbs (before and during labor and with oral and internal use)?

Genie Elizabeth said...

The mixture 'start up' caused my hands to start swelling (according to our midwife) during labor - can that affect the cervix as well?

Jess said...

I've heard pushing too soon can harm the cervix, but I was told to push at a 9 or 9 1/2, to "push out the last inch." Apparently I pushed out my cervix with my baby's head. No one seemed to think much of it and I can't seem to find out if this 'means' anything. My baby is almost a year and as far as I know everything down-there is ok. Could there be problems in the future?

Christina Pond said...

I have a ton! Sorry I have been busy!

What are your thoughts on Prenatal Vitamins? Like prescription kind, vs like natural herbs and supplements?

Genie Elizabeth said...

I have another thought. Have you heard anything about midwives trying to manually dialate the cervix? I just discovered that this was attempted on me while at 3cm!

Katie said...

If you have any other thoughts or ideas about circumcision (besides the 2008 post) I'd love to hear about it. I had no idea there were so many people not doing it anymore.

Alisa said...

hmm- my mind is blank- I will have to think on this. I will get back to ya!

Katie said...

How about baby wearing. I know you are for it and realize there are tons of benefits to wearing. I've been wondering if you can do it to often or long. I googled it and didn't find much definitive information just lots of people for or against it. Thanks!

Regina said...

I watched The Business of Being Born yesterday and it was sooooo interesting! I am making Michael watch it tonight!

Eliza said...

i found your blog through a friend and i love it. i had a question on clamping the umbilical cord and didn't see a post topic for it. the doctor who delivered my baby didn't wait as long as i asked her to before cutting the cord, and i'm wondering what i can do next time to ensure that it happens my way. what stats or medical jargon can i give her? other than that though, by birth went the way i wanted it, drug free.