Hope your day goes well,youre an absolutely brilliant midwife and have led
-by-example with Will and your family choices.We all know how we feel going
back to work after our holidays let alone THE most important work-break,but
you will suprize yourself that sometimes policies paperwork
my first thoughts were the same!
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jesse/jayneSent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 7:56
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[ozmidwifery] nice story
I also was surprised at the outcomes of
the study. One of the great benefits of being a community midwife is the
opportunity for women to debrief over a period of time. Usually from day
2-28, a little at a time. Even with a normal seemingly non-traumatic
birth, women need to talk it
I am sure that debriefing helps even if it does not cure. I
remember one particular woman at my previous place of work who
rang me many times and needed to talk about her EM CS (possible
not necessary) and I felt sad for her when I left there as we
had not finished debriefing. I think it helped a
Interestingly last year our South Australian Gov held
an inquiry into post natal depression and direct links to birth- cs
specifically. I sat there and listened to a private OB who said "none of
my patients are unhappy with their cs".
would he know? when does he ask?
I'm sorry to hear of your personal experience, Judy, it's so common and so
ignored. I'm sure that the work you've done has been both informed, and
blessed by this sadness in your own life. Sometimes great things come from
Love to you,
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From: Judy Chapman
Hi,Just wondering if anyone can help. I have a friend with hyperthyroidism (diagnosed during the pregnancy). She is using alternative treatments as well as taking some medication, but her levels are still elevated. The problem is that the doctors now want to induce her (she is 39+ weeks now).
I can't remember
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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Julie Garratt
Sent: Saturday, 4 February 2006 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] telemetry ctg machine?
Wow, The bath, what brand was it?
As a doula what do I offer my clients in terms of
support pre and post c-section?
Well Iwrote this before all the discussion
With all my clients we discuss the possibility of a
c-section birthand as part of their "birth plan" have a c-section plan. I
This is a fascinating thread
I have a friend whose first birth was in a private
hosp with epidural and forceps = no reason medically for the forceps and the
epidural was not working well at that point.No one allowed her to push,
she was made to wait for the doctor who then
I cant offer any help re risks to baby -I have
Graves disease athough being an autoimmune disorder it went away during my last
pregnancy ( 14 years ago). Darn thing came back almost a year ago.
Hyper thyroid is hell!!! Palpitations/elevated BP/
anxiety/ exhaustion/ extreme
This guy sounds like he's a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Gloria in
Or read it here:
I have a problem with giving out bounty packs as it is but...
Opened one yesterday and noticed an addition hidden inside. Castlemaine
have produced a 'dad's pack'. It includes: earplugs (so you can ignore your
crying baby); a face mask and gloves for nappy changing; stickers saying 'I
There is no 'cure' for PTSD!! You just learn to manage the triggers but
even then the physiological responses sometimes get away from you. Some
people wonder why you are so serious- so would you if you had this
constant mind battle to control triggers.
Barb- chronic PTSD sufferer, 8 years after an
You can request material not be included in the packs, and this I would
certainly have a problem with, also. Bounty really should notify when
additions are to be included, and give people a chance to comment. Maureen
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Dear Barb, what a truly shocking experience. I am so sorry. I completely
agree with you though. Some women in Accessing Artemis have had great
results with EFT - emotional freedom technique - which I haven't tried yet.
I also found Boronia flower essence had an amazing and instant effect on the
Thanks Janet, I have looked into EFT but its about trusting it enough to
lower your mental resistance. I have found if I lower my mental
resistance such as having a lovely massage or by doing heavy physical
work such as climbing Nourlangie Rock in the NT then I cannot have
control over triggers.
On 04/02/2006, at 4:13 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hope your day goes well,youre an absolutely brilliant midwife and
have led -by-example with Will and your family choices.We all know
how we feel going back to work after our holidays let alone THE
most important work-break,but
In WA now the med students (student
doctors) in their training attend a SPEC (student pelvic examination clinic) supervised
by midwives but the teaching is done by volunteer women (teaching associates)
who not only teach the students as they perform the taking of a history, breast,
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