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☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/sperm-and-semen-faq - 5 days http://www.ju ... [snip!] ... - 5 days So yeah, I've heard 7, and in some cases that may happen, but it sure as hell isn't generally 3-4. "


I'm not sure justmommies is a credible site. All the reputable ones agree with me for the most part...Sperm lifespan notwithstanding, this adds an extra 5 days to the length of pregnancy. Not altogether significant.

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Exactly. It's not. There's a ton of theories, but nothing can be proven without a shadow of a doubt. ... [snip!] ... theories on how it works. So WHY make it an exact science and make it into a medical thing by inducing when it's not necessary?"


I don't know, my OB didn't treat it that way. And it kind of is a medical thing. But...yeah, I agree if you don't need an induction, just wait it out. My OB tended to steet clear of drastic induction techniques, for the most part. He'd break ladies' water and let labor happen naturally instead of hooking you up to Pitocin straightaway...
I just got my membranes stipped and that was enough to jumpstart labor for me...

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Which is why I always tell people they should watch the Business of Being Born, or Pregnant in America. ... [snip!] ... Both are really good about going behind the scenes in hospitals and show you how many of these places actually think and work. "


I'll have to check it out...Though it won't be of much use to me since I'm done having kids. Boo! But, still...Could be interesting... :)

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

Well this has definetly given me a different look at induction and well every other medical thing out there lol.

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" I don't know, my OB didn't treat it that way. And it kind of is a medical thing. But...yeah, I agree ... [snip!] ... of hooking you up to Pitocin straightaway... I just got my membranes stipped and that was enough to jumpstart labor for me..."</blockquote>




Ok so I have a question about the membrane stripping thing... What exactly do they do with that procedure?

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" It was an eye opener. They had a very set labor schedule, and they started trying to push pitocin by ... [snip!] ... to push pitocin by a certain time, JUST to empty a bed. Gotta remember, an empty bed can be filled by a new patient to charge. "


:shock:
I noticed that! When I was delivering my youngest, okay, I had my epi, was dilated to an 8 and they wanted to give me Pitocin to speed things up! It didn't occur to me then...Damn.

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Cynthia Stevenson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" I don't know, my OB didn't treat it that ... [snip!] ... Ok so I have a question about the membrane stripping thing... What exactly do they do with that procedure?"


It was at an internal exam at my OB's office and while the nurse was in there, lol, she stretched my cervix out by moving her fingers pretty aggressively in circles. It's intense. I had a BH both times I've had it done.

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" It was at an internal exam at my OB's office and while the nurse was in there, lol, she stretched my ... [snip!] ... my cervix out by moving her fingers pretty aggressively in circles. It's intense. I had a BH both times I've had it done. "</blockquote>




So it's painful?

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" It was at an internal exam at my OB's office and while the nurse was in there, lol, she stretched my ... [snip!] ... my cervix out by moving her fingers pretty aggressively in circles. It's intense. I had a BH both times I've had it done. "</blockquote>




And what's BH?

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Cynthia Stevenson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" It was at an internal exam at my OB's office ... [snip!] ... pretty aggressively in circles. It's intense. I had a BH both times I've had it done. "</blockquote> And what's BH?"


It was a little painful when I had it done with my first. When I had it done a second time with my youngest, it didn't hurt at all. BH is Braxton Hicks contractions. :)

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" It was a little painful when I had it done with my first. When I had it done a second time with my youngest, it didn't hurt at all. BH is Braxton Hicks contractions. :)"</blockquote>




Lol I Should have known that. I don't use abbreviations lol thanks for the inside look I guess you can say

☼ 6 weeks! ☼ Due July 3; 2 kids; Kentucky 753 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Cynthia Stevenson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Pseudonym]:</b>" It was a little painful when I had it done ... [snip!] ... Lol I Should have known that. I don't use abbreviations lol thanks for the inside look I guess you can say"


:lol:
You're welcome.

Gone and Deleted 5 angel babies; Marysville, CA, United States 11040 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" It was an eye opener. They had a very set labor schedule, and they started trying to push pitocin by ... [snip!] ... to push pitocin by a certain time, JUST to empty a bed. Gotta remember, an empty bed can be filled by a new patient to charge. "


Exactly. When I was in labor with my daughter, right after I got my epi, A nurse was outside my room and apparently didnt realize that I could hear her and she told another nurse, "Why is she still here? We could be using that room for someone who is having an ACTUAL baby." The other nurse told her off, but it still instilled in me the idea that the drs and nurses just want to free up the beds and rooms for other patients. Whats worse is that was in a military hospital, so it was all covered by my insurence anyway.

Cynthia Stevenson Due October 18 (girl); 2 kids; Elko, Nevada 184 posts
Oct 7th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Scentsational Scents:</b>" Exactly. When I was in labor with my daughter, right after I got my epi, A nurse was outside my room ... [snip!] ... and rooms for other patients. Whats worse is that was in a military hospital, so it was all covered by my insurence anyway."</blockquote>




That nurse needs to be smacked. Js

Gone and Deleted 5 angel babies; Marysville, CA, United States 11040 posts
Oct 7th '12
Quoting Cynthia Stevenson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Scentsational Scents:</b>" Exactly. When I was in labor with ... [snip!] ... a military hospital, so it was all covered by my insurence anyway."</blockquote> That nurse needs to be smacked. Js"


Thats how I felt too. If I hadnt just gotten my epi and couldnt move I would have gotten up and gone into the hall and hit her. As it was, we had her banned from my room and from coming anywhere near me while we were in the hospital.