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  • Birthday December 30

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  1. chest...love a nice broad, hairy chest...just like my man's Have to say he has a very nice bum as well tho.
  2. I have been induced twice. My first was due to pre-eclampsia and was a 12hr+ ordeal with pessary then drip. Not because the labour was particularly difficult, because it wasn't, it was the staff. My second I was induced at jessops...because...I don't know...they never said, it was never explained clearly and I was put on a drip. 2hrs(ish) later I gave birth. I did have a birth plan for that one tho, detailing that they leave me alone to get on with things, rather than asking me questions every two mins. An induction can be a positive experience. I would suggest you write a birth plan. If possible speak to the midwife who will be attending you in labour BEFORE they start the induction process and make sure your wishes are known and extremely clear. All my births have been vaginally...tho I am sure they were desperate to give me a section with my first, I just refused point blank to have an epidural...or any of the other stuff they kept offering me.
  3. Not true. Most of the UC women I have come across are as much if not more informed about the natural birth process than many midwives. In fact I would say the same for most assisted homebirth mums as well. The AHB mums HAVE to be informed about all sorts of things associated with pregnancy and birth because they get so much confrontation from maternity services just to get a basic assisted homebirth...they have to argue the toss. Since my own traumatic experience 10years ago I have researched books, internet, spoke to health professionals within the field of obstetrics and got a sneak peak of a conference lecture by Dr Denis Walsh for consultant midwives here in Scotland. As well as reading thousands of birth stories and spoken to lots of different women about all aspects of their birth experiences. Ignorance is most definately not something you could accuse a UC mother of. Of course it is extremely concerning that women maybe turning to freebirth due to a traumatic experience in hospital, but then that should be more reason for maternity services within the UK to sort themselves out, rather than trying to scare, intimidate and harrass mothers into a hospital environment. Which will then subsequently mean more in their payments by results balance! I have experienced birth in 3 seperate NHS districts and it doesn't vary much from one to the other. I also run the homebirth support group for our area as well as support women who wish to have a more interventionist birth option. Because ultimately irrespective of my own views of maternity services. Mum should be happy, comfortable and safe with her choice of birth place. Be that at home, in birth centre, hospital or back and beyond.
  4. by his name or other 'alf. He calls me babe...or if he is at work and being pestered by yours truly to get something done...its 'the boot'
  5. whenever I get broody my mate tells me to get a cat....it hasn't stopped me wanting kids tho lol
  6. any rugby build fans.....http://french-rugby-team.com/ and this one has pictures from the Sheffield Hallam Rugby players calendar! http://french-rugby-team.com/england-france-rugby-sheffield-hallam-university-mens-rugby-union-club-calendar/
  7. ROFLMAO! You could try this as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LZPTZmAveQ
  8. toxoplasmosis has to be injested to cause problems. You going to go around licking your cats bum? Or your fingers after cleaning out a litter tray? At best its a great excuse to get the OH to clean the tray out Re things like pate and vitamin A http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/vitaminasaga.html One thing you will find very interesting if you do research guidelines for pregnant women is the variety of them depending on where in the world you live. Un-paturised cheeses are only now aparently disappearing in France. Where as before they didn't have any problem with pregnant women eating them. Like wise with mould ripened cheeses. The japanese government PROMOTE the eating of raw fish to pregnant women. Basic rule of thumb really with any of these that are purported to cause food poisoning is this....if its part of your regular diet and has caused no problems what so ever, then its fine to eat. Because your immune system is used to any bacteria present. The guidelines for lifting vary aswell Cosy. A friend in the states told me they are told not lift anything bigger than a bag of sugar. But that is a country that treats pregnancy as an illness and childbirth as a medical emergency...or perhaps its just the draw of more money?
  9. or the women are labelled as nuts, stupid or irresponsible for not opting for accepted medical procedure
  10. controlled crying is not going to work at 19weeks. I haven't breastfed so probably not a huge help. Did you breastfeed your other two? I understand BF babies feed more regularly than FF babies? When my 3 were over anxious at night I would use a bit of lavendar oil to calm them which helped alot. Just a drop onto the base sheet above their head. That or one of the lavendar bags.
  11. agree totally!!!!! Like a guy with strong hands, don't know about big they are usually gynae's aren't they?
  12. am late coming to this but as I don't live in Sheffield anymore I don't get back here much. We are planning a UC with our next child. I also admin on Laura Shanley's bornfree forum (the American lady who was interviewed, her website shown). My first birth at a hospital not to far from Sheffield resulted in about 10years PTSD as a result of medically induced birth trauma. My second baby born at Jessops was an un-necessary induced birth but in comparison to the first was not bad. I also have to say that, despite not agreeing with the reasons (or lack there of) for being induced, I was very big, very heavy and wasn't overly fussed IYSWIM? The after care was appauling and I couldn't get out of there fast enough. My third, born up here in Scotland was a homebirth...one I had to fight and argue over with a moron of a con lacking the basic common sense he was born with. But it was a wonderful experience. The midwives made it, but only just. I currently have ante natal care, and my plans to UC are as much out of practicality as much as my distaste for the technocratic model of childbirth currently adopted by maternity services within the NHS. I actually slept through the first stage of labour with my homebirth and woke up in transition. Its highly possible given my complete lack of fear with regards childbirth this one maybe as quick if not quicker. I guess we will see. If anyone is wanting more information on Freebirth/purebirth/unassisted childbirth holler. Best resource I can reccomend of course is Laura Shanley's website.
  13. Its sad that some people feel it was laughalots fault her son went into care. I wonder how the attitude would change if she had cancer or had been in a car accident? Irrespective of peoples views of what laughalot may or may not have done it was NOT her sons fault. And IMHO her sons family should have been there for him. Her son was let down on so many levels its pathetic. I cannot think of a more horrific place for a child to land when their parents are ill than in foster care...especially when there was a family member who could have been there for him. This was a very trying time for you hun. I haven't spoken to my dad for some time now. No idea how long it was...our last words were not pleasant. He has let me, my siblings and my children down on so many occasions. I am however trying to contact him. Not out of want, but out of necessity for family matters, and then hopefully the next time I see him will be the last. When someone wrongs our children, it burns harder and longer than any other feeling you will ever experience. I would contact him. Just you and him initially keeping your son out of it until you have resolved any issues between you. Let it all out, allow him to vent too. If things are worked out, then bring your son into the relationship. If things don't go well your son isn't any wiser to the relationship and has avoided the upset of being let down by his grandfather. Good luck
  14. Breastfeeding babies often have different sleeping patterns and needs to bottle fed babies so you maybe aswell checking in with some BF mothers for comparison? We started our routine at 2 weeks. Bath, bottle and bed. He was sleeping through by 5 weeks. Once he is upstairs, we dim the lights, he goes for his bath. Afterwards we chase him round the bed for 5 mins trying to get his nappy and pj's on. We give him his bottle and off he goes to sleep. Would read him a story but he gets very excited about books so its counter productive. Alot of factors are involved when settling baby. Vaccinations, birth experience, how settled the house is. Not to mention the natural disposition of your LO. I am a night owl see, but our wee one takes after his dad and is a morning person. Much to my dismay lol
  15. I had two of my children in hospital, and my youngest was born at home here in Scotland. By far the best experience for me was home, my fella loved it too. My older two children were there as well. They dashed out afterwards to tell all their friends as it was school holidays. They came back with armfuls of cards and gifts from friends and neighbours. It was bliss. I would only ever consider a hospital birth now, if there was major reasons not to give birth at home. I never wanted to give birth in hospital anyway, was just forced into it by outside sources. pleased to hear you have come to a decision you are both happy with. How long have you got left to wait?
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