Reply
drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting ashleyxdisaster:" Absolutely am! I feel SO robbed of my delivery. I didn't feel like a mom for the first 2 years because ... [snip!] ... IS going to be a VBAC baby! (you know, unless anyones health is compromised then of course I will do another c-section haha)"

That's awesome :) I love reading VBAC stories.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Clk:" Placenta pills really helped me with PPD the second time around. Wish I would of done it with our first."


i'm so happy to hear that! I had PPD so bad i'd do anything to avoid it!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18755 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Clk:" Placenta pills really helped me with PPD the second time around. Wish I would of done it with our first."


How do you get it turned into a pill?

ExpectoPatromum Due December 5 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cardiff, X, United Kingdom 3460 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" :!::!: all of the above! except cloth diapering lol. I am going to ecapsulate the SHIT out of my placenta. "


What is this!?!? Explain!

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" I'm seeing slot of posts about not knowing about cervical checks before labor and not being able to eat ... [snip!] ... in active labor, they are pointless and there is no reason for them. My doctor doesn't do them at all until active labor."



Once I started my pitocin I was not allowed to eat or drink ANYTHING. That was over 24 hours of nothing but f**king ice chips. My lips were so chapped from no water and heavy breathing that they cracked and bled.

I WILL have chapstick this time!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
10th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ashleyxdisaster:</b>" What hospital did you use? I am in MA as well and was at Umass Memorial and they screwed me hardcore. ... [snip!] ... pushed for 6 hours and resulted in an unnecessary c-section. (her heart rate was fine, as was mine. She was just sunny side up)"</blockquote>




That's actually where I deliver! I've heard bad things about them but I have always had a fantastic experience there. My doctor encourages her patients to kinks their rights and do what they are comfortable with. And the nurses and lactation consultants were so helpful and encouraging with me when ibwas learning to breastfeed. Never even suggested formula, they were just super patient an informative and the breastfeeding class they offer during your post pardum hospital stay was awesome as well as te breastfeeding suppor group they have for free every tuesday.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" :!::!: all of the above! except cloth diapering lol. I am going to ecapsulate the SHIT out of my placenta. "


Omg :lol: I think I want to do mine myself, at home. Just for the experience.




Oh, and I had no idea I would turn into a Mom. Like, a frumpy, don't-run-you'll-hurt-yourself, cry all the time, tell other people about DD's poop, Mom.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting ashleyxdisaster:" What is this!?!? Explain!"


You deliver your placenta and then there is a way to process and dry it and turn it into a pill that you take 3x a day to avoid PPD. It's supposed to ease you out of losing all those hormones instead of just cold turkey having them out of you. It's supposed to help with supply and energy too! I'm not doing it myself, though you can; i'm paying a lady to do it. She's the "placenta lady" around here lmao

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11978 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" I was told that they would massage my uterus, and they never did. I was also told I would have a sitz(sp?) bath and never did."

My mom told me to just take regular baths since the hospital wanted me to pay for sitz bath stuff. With home birth midwives gave me postpartum bath herbs, heavenly.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" Omg :lol: I think I want to do mine myself, at home. Just for the experience. Oh, and I had no idea ... [snip!] ... turn into a Mom. Like, a frumpy, don't-run-you'll-hurt-yourself, cry all the time, tell other people about DD's poop, Mom."


I don't want to risk messing mine up and since i'm a world class champ at that i'm letting someone else do it lol



I LOVE being that kind of mom too! but I agree with you, never saw it coming. Most people don't care that I care so much about my LO hahaha

ExpectoPatromum Due December 5 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cardiff, X, United Kingdom 3460 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" You deliver your placenta and then there is a way to process and dry it and turn it into a pill that ... [snip!] ... and energy too! I'm not doing it myself, though you can; i'm paying a lady to do it. She's the "placenta lady" around here lmao"


Oh my goodness... I don't know if I could physically stomach it! And I work in a morgue too and nothing ever weirds me out! lol

I want to hear about your experience with it though!

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11978 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" How do you get it turned into a pill? "


Basically you cook placenta, dehydrate it, the grind it. You put the placenta powder in empty capsules by hand or use a capsule filling tool. One can also hire local doula to do it for you, price depends where you live. I did it myself so I didn't have to pay $300 lol.



It helps with healing, breastmilk supply, PPD, hormones, and big nutritional boost.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting ashleyxdisaster:" Oh my goodness... I don't know if I could physically stomach it! And I work in a morgue too and nothing ever weirds me out! lol I want to hear about your experience with it though!"


well that's the good thing about it being a pill is you don't have to taste anything. no different than taking a tylenol! i PM'd you ;)

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
10th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting That Girl.:</b>" Once I started my pitocin I was not allowed to eat or drink ANYTHING. That was over 24 hours of nothing ... [snip!] ... My lips were so chapped from no water and heavy breathing that they cracked and bled. I WILL have chapstick this time!"</blockquote>



Oh yeah once i was hooked up to an IV with my first I wasn't allowed to have anything other than popcicles, water, and crackers. But I went natural with my second (no IV or anything) so I was allowed to eat and drink whatever whenever I wanted.
Food definitely depends on tour specific situation. But no matter what you can refuse every single cervical check before labor, they are pointless and can introduce unnecessary, potentially infection-causing bacteria. My doctor doesn't even offer to do cervical checks before labor unless there is a problem.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" I'm seeing slot of posts about not knowing about cervical checks before labor and not being able to eat ... [snip!] ... in active labor, they are pointless and there is no reason for them. My doctor doesn't do them at all until active labor."


i was told i wasnt allowed to eat because if i was to need a c-section there was some risk of vomiting and choking or something.