walk a mile in my shoes, etc.

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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 2:26pm

here is a woman who understands that women/people in general who have NOT had an abortion have a lot to learn from women who have been there... btw still thinking about recent discussions, much to digest from that.

enjoy, a great blog all around!

aspenbaker.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/interview-with-pro-voice-activist-jennifer-baumgardner/

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"We have much courage for the abstract, but not for the concrete."
-Helen Keller
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Sun, 11-01-2009 - 5:50pm

and then there's Sara and the great " The birth that almost caused brain surgery" never mind the epileptic seizures I had while pregnant...yeah I'm sure those were real good for the baby *snort*.

Faith -Epileptic seizures

Angel- Fetal demise due to fatal abnormalities

Lexi-Early Placenta Previa which almost caused a m/c, followed by early cervical dialation (not quite PTL) which resulted in bedrest....I spent more of that pregnancy off my feet then on. (oh and for all the anti-inducers...induction w/ her saved both our lives!)

Gabriel- post birth infection that almost went to my brain with the high necessitation of brain surgery.


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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 4:40am
LOL! 'Go induce yourself'! I love it.

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 4:42am

<(oh and for all the anti-inducers...induction w/ her saved both our lives!)>

Don't misunderstand me Sara - I think that induction, like C-sections, can be very useful when necessary.

My great big gripe is when it's done when unnecessary and then takes three days, like in my case. Inductions, IF done at all, should take less than 24hours from first pessary to baby's birth.

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 8:54am
May I throw in my "baby shoulder caught on pelvic bone, baby shoved out broken and Mom pretty messed up herself?"
 

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 9:36am
Yes! Come one, come all. It's really fun in here! ;O)
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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 8:32pm

Nobody has mentioned Gestational Diabetes - mine wasn't too severe, I controlled it with just diet, but still!


Oh, and on the induction issue - I was induced with my first because of high blood pressure. Ok, fine. What they DIDN'T realize is that I couldn't dialate! I'd had a LEEP procedure several years before, which caused severe scarring on my cervix. By the time they figured this out, I'd been in labor TEN HOURS, and didn't even dialate to one.


My daughter by that time was in distress, at which time they did a C/S. She has autism, and I've long suspected that she didn't get enough oxygen during those ten hours I was on pitocin.

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 10:26pm

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Tue, 11-03-2009 - 2:39pm
I think it is safe to say there is a time and a place for medical interventions, however, many of them are used much too often, and for the wrong reasons.
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Tue, 11-03-2009 - 4:08pm

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Exactly. I've had two medically-necessary inductions. Both were pretty rough, but one was much worse than the other, in all aspects. I definitely needed to be induced in both cases, however. But I know lots and lots of other women who get induced for no good reason at all, and those are the kind of inductions that I'd like to see reduced in number.

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Wed, 11-04-2009 - 12:34am
Can I add in a baby with brain damage from lack of O2 and a nephew with CP from a in utero stroke?




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Jenna and Michael, lucky to have Adam, Mady, Aidin and Bryn.

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