Re: [ozmidwifery] Birth Stats around the world..?

2007-02-08 Thread Janet Fraser
We're pretty crap, not surprisingly. The latest OECD figures for c-secs I've seen were 2005, anyone seen 2006? We had a higher rate of c-secs in 2005 than the US. Try a search for OECD figures, they're pretty eye opening. J - Original Message - From: Kristin Beckedahl To:

[ozmidwifery] Canadian Coalition for Breech Birth

2007-02-05 Thread Janet Fraser Good stuff!! For home birth information go to: Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and forums. Or email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [ozmidwifery] Elective c-section article

2007-02-04 Thread Janet Fraser
What irresponsible bullshit is this. Someone is telling a lot of lies to women and articles like this are normalising them and spreading them further. Choice schmoice. Is it just My Choice to drink till paralytic when pregnant? To refuse to use a car seat? To lie down in the middle of the road and

Re: [ozmidwifery] Midwife...

2007-01-28 Thread Janet Fraser
It's about $2500 in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and up to $3000-4000 in Melbourne and Sydney. Individual variations within that are common so you need to ask each MW as you're considering her. Some health funds also cover part, at least, of midwifery care. HTH, J - Original Message -

[ozmidwifery] hb MW Gisborne, Vic

2007-01-25 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, anyone able or willing to support a woman birth at home in Gisborne? : ) J For home birth information go to: Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and forums. Or email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [ozmidwifery] Mum Gives Birth In Toilet - Monash Medical Centre

2007-01-23 Thread Janet Fraser
It reminds me of the article a couple of years ago criticising the lower rate of epidurals in Tassie. Some of us think that's good ; ) I hope this woman gets some debriefing and FWIW I always tell hospy birthing mamas to birth in the loo although perhaps not directly into the toilet itself... I

[ozmidwifery] hb mw byron bay?

2007-01-22 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, I have a couple of enquiries atm for Byron. Who's local? : ) TIA, J For home birth information go to: Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and forums. Or email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [ozmidwifery] short doula/labour support courses...

2007-01-19 Thread Janet Fraser
Birthlove is gone gone gone. Utterly tragic. A lot of the same info is on Joyous Birth though and we're always eager for more. : ) - Original Message - From: lisa chalmers [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 10:25 AM Subject: Re:

Re: Farewell ~ wasRe: [ozmidwifery] where has this list gone?

2007-01-19 Thread Janet Fraser
Your POV is always welcomed by me, and we don't actually agree on everything contrary to popular belief. Those nasty emails are hard to understand but you're not alone in receiving them. How honoured I am to keep your input at JB. Ozmid's loss. Very sad. J -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE

Re: [ozmidwifery] job

2007-01-10 Thread Janet Fraser
Townsville is in desperate need of IMs. I believe there's one newly on the scene there atm? Out of interest, has anyone been sued since the insurance rubbish began? J - Original Message - From: Anke Dalman To: Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007

Re: [ozmidwifery] How do you deal with your fustrations?

2007-01-08 Thread Janet Fraser
Personally, I see it in a far wider context where birth, pregnancy and breastfeeding are just all aspects of women's lives and are thus constrained by a lack of genuine choice and yet many potential pacifiers and hoops to jump through. I can't approach birth on it's own because it's merely a

Re: [ozmidwifery] vbac didn't happen

2006-12-29 Thread Janet Fraser
I'm sorry to hear that, Cath. Next baby she is in a really big pickle now : ( Some nurturing in order for you and for her I think. With love and strength, J - Original Message - From: cath nolan To: Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 12:26 PM

Re: [ozmidwifery] Fw: help needed

2006-12-27 Thread Janet Fraser
Has she been in touch with the women from Birthrites? Someone could support her to just stay home until labour is established which sounds about the only way she will achieve a vaginal birth. I hate how women are put in these appalling positions. J - Original Message - From: cath

Re: [ozmidwifery] Haemorroids

2006-12-26 Thread Janet Fraser
of Friends of the Birth Centre Townsville From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Janet Fraser Sent: Thursday, 21 December 2006 12:59 PM To:

Re: [ozmidwifery] Dr Jose Villars and pre-eclampsia

2006-12-26 Thread Janet Fraser
Lea said: Even though they are referring to new ways of treating with drugs, I think both these articles actually point to nutrition having a huge effect. If they are finding that Evidence suggests that the disorder is triggered when the fetus is not able to absorb sufficient amounts of oxygen

Re: [ozmidwifery] waterbirth

2006-12-21 Thread Janet Fraser
Is there any chance of a complete list being collated? Consumers would find that very useful : ) J - Original Message - From: Mary Murphy To: Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:33 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] waterbirth Thank you all for your

Re: [ozmidwifery] breastfeeding as contraception

2006-12-20 Thread Janet Fraser
It's a complex list of stuff, not just bfing, that creates lactational ammenorhea, Kylie. Cosleeping, no dummies, no bottles of ebm, no being away from your child/ren longer than about 3 hours, and having a nap in the daytime with them among other things. And then ultimately each woman is

Re: [ozmidwifery] Haemorroids

2006-12-20 Thread Janet Fraser
Tissue salts are really effective and available in most health food shops, topical witchazel is excellent too. J - Original Message - From: Michelle Windsor To: Ozmidwifery Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:26 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] Haemorroids Hi everyone, Just

Re: [ozmidwifery] breastfeeding as contraception

2006-12-20 Thread Janet Fraser
I don't think it's risky or tricky, or silly for that matter. I was trying to be thorough in my reply and not make sweeping statements. Recently one of my moderators did some research on achieving fertility again while breastfeeding so she came up with a list which could equally be applied to

[ozmidwifery] Dr Jose Villars and pre-eclampsia

2006-12-19 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi, I'm looking online for this man's work and can't find anything much but a mention at the US patent office. This makes me suspicious but anyway... Apparently the thrust of his work is that nutrition has no effect on pre-eclampsia, something with which I cannot agree. But I can't find his

Re: [ozmidwifery] Birthing options in Albury/Wodonga

2006-12-14 Thread Janet Fraser
Her safest option (as ever) is a hb and this is available in A/W. There is a really high rate of c-sec in the local hospitals. J - Original Message - From: Kate and/or Nick To: Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:56 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery]

Re: [ozmidwifery] Epidurals - entering the bloodstream

2006-12-11 Thread Janet Fraser
Here are some useful sources for the risks of epidurals. Funny how women are told to avoid alcohol and soft cheeses in pregnancy but encouraged to imbibe powerful and dangerous drugs in labour. Drugs in labour twenty years hence.

Re: [ozmidwifery] independent midwifery

2006-11-30 Thread Janet Fraser
I have to ask...why would one chose this model of care? It puzzles me too. Why choose an evidence based carer and then take them somewhere they can't provide you with it? Most of the women I've seen do it are basically too chicken to stand up to their families or partners and demand what they

Re: [ozmidwifery] Kaede` Anne

2006-11-23 Thread Janet Fraser
How very wonderful!!! Welcome earthside wee girl! Love, J x - Original Message - From: Dan Rachael Austin To: ; [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 3:41 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] Kaede` Anne Hi! I

Re: [ozmidwifery] Breastfeeding is Best, But What Comes Next?

2006-11-23 Thread Janet Fraser
Well a lot of our ideas of low high and appropriate levels of iron come from formula companies trying to make bm out to be defective. The real studies into iron and children are very different. I never understand the logic that people think toddlers need a special food so you have to give

Re: [ozmidwifery] homebirth Qld

2006-11-21 Thread Janet Fraser
You're better off contacting HMA, Kristin. There's only one registered MW in Brisbane but some outside of there. J - Original Message - From: Kristin Beckedahl To: Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:43 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] homebirth Qld

Re: [ozmidwifery] setting up a website

2006-11-19 Thread Janet Fraser
I've replied offlist : ) J - Original Message - From: Kristin Beckedahl To: Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 6:01 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] setting up a website Speaking of our independent services... My next adventure is setting up a

Re: [ozmidwifery] Alternative GBS

2006-11-18 Thread Janet Fraser
There is considerable literature on the dangers of antibiotics in labour not to mention the added difficulty to the women trying to labour with an IV hanging off them. Antibiotics can also cause thrush which when passed from mother to baby and back again can cause immense difficulties with

Re: [ozmidwifery] homebirth costs.

2006-11-18 Thread Janet Fraser
That restriction of practice really bothers me, and I can imagine it would bother midwives who want to provide evidence based care to their clients. Women with breech babies are in an unenviable position in Perth. J Midwives are indemnified by the Govt insurance, but at the cost of more

Re: [ozmidwifery] birth pool

2006-11-18 Thread Janet Fraser
We have one we rent out in JB and are hoping to get more. I haven't seen disposable liners but methylated spirits works to kill everything in labs so we use that. If it's washed by the previous family and the subsequent family and left in the home for a few weeks to load up with friendly normal

Re: [ozmidwifery] homebirth costs

2006-11-15 Thread Janet Fraser
Brenda's cost suggestions are a lot less than some MWs closer to the city where $3000-4000 is common. - Original Message - From: diane To: Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 5:20 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] homebirth costs

[ozmidwifery] Fw: New Campaign- changing formula advertisiing.

2006-11-15 Thread Janet Fraser -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE Graphics. Visit to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Re: [ozmidwifery] Maternal Deaths 2000-2002

2006-11-15 Thread Janet Fraser
Chilling stuff to read how many of the women who died having complications most likely related to their previous caesareans. Avoiding that first surgery is key to avoiding so much trauma. J - Original Message - From: LJG [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Sent: Thursday,

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre

2006-11-14 Thread Janet Fraser
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre Justine, can you clarify what you mean? I don't understand what you're saying. What "greater good" are women losing out to? How long will it last? When will births be reinstated? Who is the driving force behind denying women their

Re: [ozmidwifery] Birth After C-Section Information and Support group.

2006-11-14 Thread Janet Fraser
How excellent, Philippa! Not enough to do with your time? ; ) J - Original Message - From: Philippa Scott To: Philippa Scott Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:35 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] Birth After C-Section Information and Support group. Hello,

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre

2006-11-14 Thread Janet Fraser
I know a couple of MPs but this stuff is rather vague I don't know exactly how to brief them. Anything particularly clear to share with them would be appreciated! : ) J - Original Message - From: sally tracy To: Sent: Wednesday,

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre

2006-11-14 Thread Janet Fraser
DATE Wednesday 8 November 2006 Announcing temporary changes to Maternity Services at Ryde Hospital Ry The Ryde Midwifery Group Practice based at Ryde Hospital has

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre

2006-11-14 Thread Janet Fraser
Are there really MWs who can't resus??? Sounds very unlikely to me! What's the "greater good", Justine? I'm more confused than ever. J - Original Message - From: Janet Fraser To: Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Births at Ryde Birth Centre

2006-11-13 Thread Janet Fraser
I've tried phoning Ryde but no one's answering either today or yesterday. Can anyone answer the question yet? Is it closing? J - Original Message - From: brendamanning To: Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:24 PM Subject: Re:

[ozmidwifery] Bubhub and Dr Brown's bottle promotions

2006-11-09 Thread Janet Fraser
They could at least abide by the WHO Code. It's not much to ask that sites where women seek support and advice will not offer ads for artificial milk with it's track record of harming babies. Bubhub also has forums devoted to CC and CIO, formula feeding and caesareans. It is also endorsed by

Re: [ozmidwifery] testing

2006-11-08 Thread Janet Fraser Both collect stats. : ) J - Original Message - From: Vedrana Valčić To: Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 7:58 PM Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] testing You

Re: [ozmidwifery] International Help

2006-11-02 Thread Janet Fraser
I've got BC and HBstats pulled out of the perinatal data for Australia. I've also got at least one state breakdown. Let me know J From: Jo Watson To: Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:03 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] International Help Hi wise

Re: [ozmidwifery] vulva varocise veins

2006-11-01 Thread Janet Fraser - Original Message - From: Kristin Beckedahl To: Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 12:30 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] vulva varocise veins Can anyone offer another

[ozmidwifery] RANZCOG VBAC pamphlet anyone?

2006-10-30 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, I'd like a look at the RANZCOG pamphlet for giving to women interested in VBAC. It's listedon their website but sadly not downloadable. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section – A Guide for Women.Can anyone give me an executive summary? TIA, J For home birth information go to:Joyous

Re: [ozmidwifery] Brisbane Midwife

2006-10-29 Thread Janet Fraser
I know of two but I don't know if they're currently working what with the QNC and all. There are 2 women in JB who've had breech babies at home with MWs in Brisbane. They might know and so would HMA. J - Original Message - From: Lisa Barrett To:

Re: [ozmidwifery] High-risk Lovemaking

2006-10-26 Thread Janet Fraser
It's excellent, Vedrana : ) Much cuter than my usual poo analogies! J - Original Message - From: Vedrana Valčić To: Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 5:18 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] High-risk Lovemaking Hillarious (on

[ozmidwifery] Fw: attachment parented teens

2006-10-26 Thread Janet Fraser
A Joyous Birth member wrote this for her son. It's lovely! I thought you might like to read it : ) Intro: Just remembering the days when I 'attachment parented' one or two children...the comments about how they'll never sleep alone, be independent, stop breastfeedingmaking a rod for

Re: [ozmidwifery] Homebirth Awareness week...

2006-10-25 Thread Janet Fraser
Can I get those, Jo? J - Original Message - From: jo To: Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:59 AM Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] Homebirth Awareness week... Good for you Tania, I hope all goes well – let us know!

Re: [ozmidwifery] my letter to 60 minutes

2006-10-23 Thread Janet Fraser
Thanks, Pinky : ) Kali from Byronchild and I have been invited onto Macquarie network regional talkback tonight in answer to the 60 Mins crap. The journo is sending me a list of stations and also details for live streaming if anyone's interested. :D Thanks, everyone. It would seem that

Re: [ozmidwifery] 60 minutes

2006-10-23 Thread Janet Fraser
Thanks, Barb. It's most amusing how much they cut out of Conor being a delightful, well adjusted, polite nearly 3 year old LOL. It was obviously just a ratings grab for the advertisers with all the *shock horror* footage of older babies bfing. Next week half naked swimsuit models? I bet

Re: [ozmidwifery] 60 minutes national radio rebuttal

2006-10-23 Thread Janet Fraser
You can catch my rebuttal to 60 Minutes on these stations: (I'm back on the show next Thursday night about 10pm doing talkback on homebirth.) Night Mix and Nelly @ Night markets / stations and FM frequency: Queensland: Cairns: 4CA FM Mareeba: 4AM Mount Isa: 4LM Charters Towers: 4GC

Re: [ozmidwifery] hep B at birth

2006-10-20 Thread Janet Fraser
I tackle Vit K and Hep B at the same time. I think the govt sites are pretty funny saying you should have the hep B but then saying how you get it. The logic of how it's contracted is usually enough for most people. Precocious bloody newborns ; ) J Hepatitis B and Vitamin K

Re: [ozmidwifery] I need to vent!!!

2006-10-19 Thread Janet Fraser
Writing a complaint letter about inappropriate advertising of artificial baby "milk" might help you channel this rage. I HATE those stalls with a passion. You know that expo is really the Prams'n'Formula Expo, don't you? You'll also see lots of drug companies giving unbiassed (snort) show

[ozmidwifery] was I need to vent!!! now WYETH???

2006-10-19 Thread Janet Fraser
While you are at it, you could complain to the Victorian Office of Children about their decision to keep having their Maternal and child health nurses educated by Wyeth. WTF? My jokes about MCHNs being sponsored by formula companies isn't a joke? Where can I learn more, Barb? Janet

[ozmidwifery] hb Rockhampton?

2006-10-18 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, does anyone know of a MW in this area? J For home birth information go to:Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and forums. email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[ozmidwifery] oops lost c-secs refs!

2006-10-17 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, can someone link me to those 2 latest studies on c-sec? Journo with the BorderMail in Albury is interested in seeing them for her article on hb. I'm snowed under or I'd search myself. TIA, J For home birth information go to:Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and

Re: [ozmidwifery] We can make a difference (long)

2006-10-16 Thread Janet Fraser
MOST of the women I look after postnatally just don't listen or don't believe the advice they recieve - they don't trust their bodies. It's like the birth experience has been owned by someone else, and now they are being asked to trust their body, and that baby knows what he's doing, wanting

Re: [ozmidwifery] Goodbyes

2006-10-14 Thread Janet Fraser
Why not start a yahoo group for Finnish MWs, Paivi? It's free and it comes in all languages. How excellent would that be?! I'm a big believer in starting your own group if it's needed. I can guarantee that if you feel a lack, so do others. Go for it! J - Original Message -

Re: [ozmidwifery] blood gasses and other policies

2006-10-14 Thread Janet Fraser
I hear this stuff too, Barb and it concerns me greatly. I did some research on BFHI though and you don't need much to get accreditation!The attitidues you describe showvery little understanding of how bf works or how babies bf in the early days of their lives but it horrifies the crap outta

[ozmidwifery] Port Pirie hb?

2006-10-13 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, does anyone know of a hb MW in the region of Port Pirie, SA? I need to talk local issues with her. TIA : ) J For home birth information go to:Joyous Birth Australian home birth network and forums. email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [ozmidwifery] WV Based med rejected

2006-10-12 Thread Janet Fraser
Makes me shudder to read this stuff. I love how it's always OUR fault we get carved up because: As the obstetric population becomes older, heavier, and increasingly primiparous, the cesarean rate in the US will continue to rise. J - Original Message - From: Mary

[ozmidwifery] asthma in labour

2006-10-12 Thread Janet Fraser
Hi all, can bronchodilators, particularly ventolin, for severe asthmacause labour to slow or stall? Would it's action of relaxing smooth muscle have this effect on the uterus or is an inhaled drug (even in strong doses) too little entering the bloodstream for an effect? TIA. J For home

Re: [ozmidwifery] asthma in labour

2006-10-12 Thread Janet Fraser
Thanks, Mary and Honey. I've learnt that it's via IV in large doses. A woman was told by her hb MW she couldn't birth at home and have ventolin via nebuliser as it would stall/halt labour. I can now reassure her that it's not the case. : ) J - Original Message - From: Honey

Re: [ozmidwifery] Breastfeeding

2006-10-11 Thread Janet Fraser
I've seen this before and it was indeed related to sexual abuse. Fortunately the woman involved was keen that her issues didn't end up impacting negatively on the life of her baby so she went for counselling and was able to work through her stuff enough to bf.How sad that our abusers are

Re: [ozmidwifery] missing mail

2006-10-10 Thread Janet Fraser
Same here. By rights it should be going in my junk mail - no offence Susan ; ) - since I have a list of addresses that only go to my inbox. Weird indeed! J - Original Message - From: Katy O'Neill To: Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Re: [ozmidwifery] Fwd: term breech trial

2006-10-10 Thread Janet Fraser
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] Fwd: term breech trial Consumers: Put it out there that breech does not necessarily equal c/s and continue to mount the arguments of the furphy of risk (for much of obstetrics). Support women we meet to demand choice. Yes yes! I haven't seen one woman decide to have

Re: [ozmidwifery] New Inventors birth seat

2006-10-07 Thread Janet Fraser
There's a few reasons it doesn't grab me. On some info about the chair it says she designed it so MWs would be more comfortable and not have to sit on toilet floors while women laboured on the loo. In hospitals birthing in the toilet is a really good idea because it can keep surgeons away.

Re: [ozmidwifery] Sports drinks

2006-10-06 Thread Janet Fraser
What you're saying is what a lot of research into low carbing says, Mary. J - Original Message - From: Mary Murphy To: Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 5:32 PM Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] Sports drinks I think that there

Re: [ozmidwifery] Wounds

2006-10-06 Thread Janet Fraser
: RE: [ozmidwifery] Wounds Hi Janet Out of interest how does your wound give you trouble? Gee what a pain after all that time! Lisa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Janet Fraser Sent: Friday, 6 October 2006 3:54 PM To: ozmidwifery

Re: [ozmidwifery] No Contractions

2006-10-06 Thread Janet Fraser
I've known more than one woman who has waited many hours, even overnight. I know a woman who fully dilated, went to bed and slept all night then got up in the morning and pushed her baby out. It's interesting how wide the variation of normal is when birth is relatively undisturbed. I'd have paid

Re: [ozmidwifery] FW: Headline - Birth rights for men

2006-10-05 Thread Janet Fraser
Yay for David! J - Original Message - From: diane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 6:31 PM Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] FW: Headline - Birth rights for men the readers comments generated from this article are a great read, everything

Re: [ozmidwifery] Wounds

2006-10-05 Thread Janet Fraser
I haven't seen research but I'd be interested. It seems counterintuitive to me to blow dry a perineum. I imagine we have a sensible built in healing system that's used to a normally lubricated genital area. The c-sec wound still gives me trouble now and then thanks to my built in apron so that's

Re: [ozmidwifery] QUOTE OF THE WEEK

2006-09-27 Thread Janet Fraser
I think that's nonsense. This is the quote that springs to my mind when I read that: A snippet from Think about It: Cesarean Section While it is symbolic that the only Barbie model that gives birth does so through her

Re: [ozmidwifery] Belinda birth story

2006-09-26 Thread Janet Fraser
How wonderful, Belinda! How great that you owned your own fears and were able to be With Woman. I know there's a very grateful mama out there with her chubby new daughter. With love, J - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Sent: Wednesday,

Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-22 Thread Janet Fraser
Beautifully said, Lisa. Thank you! J - Original Message - From: Lisa Barrett To: Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 4:11 PM Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article I- Every contribution counts and

Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-22 Thread Janet Fraser
'long haired hairy leggged hippy homebirth faction' Oh Diane that's a crack up, made me laugh a lot to hear that old furphy still getting a work out : ) Please let your friend know that statistically home birthing women are middle class and tertiary educated. Tree loving or leg shaving I

Re: [ozmidwifery] agonising pain described by Vic govt

2006-09-22 Thread Janet Fraser
I wonder what idiot wrote that? I'm still stuck on the idea that NCB is "popular" these days. Where is that? Let me go there immediately! *shaking head* J - Original Message - From: diane To: Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 7:09

[ozmidwifery] Re: conflict?

2006-09-22 Thread Janet Fraser
I'd have to say I have a somewhat different view from this after nearly twenty years of feminist activism. I dislike the idea that women are a homogeneous group who must all stand shoulder to shoulder without question or compromise to achieve our goals. I know Condoleeza Rice and I have

Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-21 Thread Janet Fraser
Frankly it appals me that people think it's ok for health funds to cover this crap that should be a luxury we pay for ourselves. What about some equity of health care in this country? How about health funds pay for proper midwifery not bloody hotels.I think it's nauseating. Maybe if only

Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-21 Thread Janet Fraser
Women can find community though like in many forums where friendships and practical support abound, meals are cooked, children cared for and all without some unquestioning consumerism coming into play. Playgroups, ABA groups, forums, primary schools, birth groups are all good places for the

Re: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-21 Thread Janet Fraser
Kelly my personal opinion has no impact on the mainstream because I choose to mitigate it into support for women though that doesn't mean I also support women's choices when they are actively dangerous or unthinking. I choose to say little at all in that scenario.In a setting like ozmid

Re: [ozmidwifery] Midwife Directory Cancelled...

2006-09-17 Thread Janet Fraser
Joyous Birth has listings for private midwives as well as links to community hb groups nationally. Due to the now dicey political nature of hb, particularly in QLD, it's members only. So send women our way if they want that info. It says on our website that we provide that info. : ) J -

Re: [ozmidwifery] re birth story

2006-09-13 Thread Janet Fraser
How beautiful, Pinky. I love a real family birth! J - Original Message - From: Pinky McKay To: Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:52 AM Subject: [ozmidwifery] re birth story Hi all, I have just thought some of you may be

Re: [ozmidwifery] re birth story

2006-09-13 Thread Janet Fraser
Di you're describing Joyous Birth LOL. We have about 600 online members who meet all over Australia regularly and do exactly what you're talking about! But you knew this, I'm sure : ) How lovely! J - Original Message - From: diane To:

Re: [ozmidwifery] Inductions for post term

2006-09-10 Thread Janet Fraser
I didn't get the original of this but I have something you might like to read, Renee, if you email me direct. J [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This mailing list is sponsored by ACE Graphics. Visit to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Re: [ozmidwifery] HB in Bundaberg

2006-09-10 Thread Janet Fraser
Title: HB in Bundaberg I replied to this and it never arrived. I'll try again! What about Sonya Beutel? MC QLD has an updated list of MIPPs and there's a new one on the Sunshine Coast which is really great news! Still only one in Brissie though... J - Original Message - From:

Re: [ozmidwifery] Birth Stats for specific hospitals

2006-09-04 Thread Janet Fraser
Some states have perinatal data published online, try google first. Look and see if they have websites. Ring and ask for an annual report. You will possibly have trouble if you ring and ask specific qns of hospitals. They get all weirdy beardy because they don't like people knowing stuff

Re: [ozmidwifery] RE: RWH - Pain Relief Comment on Website

2006-08-30 Thread Janet Fraser
Given that they have a 1 in 3 c-sec rate and have got rid of their BC while pretending to "extend it's ethos" throughout the new buildings, what part of this surprises you, Kelly? The only thing I love about RWH is how unashamedly they promote this rubbish and how conveniently they put

Re: [ozmidwifery] c/s and other stats for mid led units

2006-08-28 Thread Janet Fraser
Bloody brilliant! Take a bow, or a curtsey if you prefer! Women's bodies work when left alone, hey?! : ) J - Original Message - From: Tania Smallwood To: Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:02 PM Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] c/s and

[ozmidwifery] Ezzo alert

2006-08-28 Thread Janet Fraser
Those nasty Ezzos are moving into birth as well! I will hardly be able to bear to read this one after the trash of their others. : ( J Quote: Medical research continually develops better ways to manage labour and delivery

[ozmidwifery] Joyous Birth September - in honour of NCAD

2006-08-24 Thread Janet Fraser
We've had lots of new babies in Joyous Birth lately, some of them in Sydney! Come join us for a celebration of Spring, new babies and birth! The gathering will include lunch and an informal discussion with stories of birth after caesarean in honour of September as NCAD month. Please feel

Re: [ozmidwifery] vaginal breech

2006-08-14 Thread Janet Fraser
They're also trying to avoid the dangers of managed breech birth - go figure! J - Original Message - From: Kristin Beckedahl To: Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 2:15 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] vaginal breech Hi all,

Re: [ozmidwifery] Use of ultrasound routinely to check for breech position!!!!!

2006-08-13 Thread Janet Fraser
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Janet Fraser Sent: Friday, 11 August 2006 10:16 PM To: Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] Use of ultrasound routinely to check for breech position! A woman I know had 3 (yes 3) u

Re: [ozmidwifery] Use of ultrasound routinely to check for breech position!!!!!

2006-08-11 Thread Janet Fraser
"Or what if some babies just move around right up until the end." Yep too true. Someone I know online had a breech flip just before she pushed it out! Full dilation then a massive movement and a head coming down! Definitely a breech to that point : ) Of course it was a home birth... J

Re: [ozmidwifery] Use of ultrasound routinely to check for breech position!!!!!

2006-08-11 Thread Janet Fraser
A woman I know had 3 (yes 3) u/s in LABOUR to be dx with a breech except they missed her complete placenta praevia and sliced through it opening her up. Another triumph of technology, clearly! J - Original Message - From: Michelle Windsor To:

Re: [ozmidwifery] griffith

2006-08-10 Thread Janet Fraser
The South East Slopes group seems to have contacts in Wagga. And yes, women there really want hb but there are no MWs. J - Original Message - From: Justine Caines [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: OzMid List Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 9:50 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [ozmidwifery] Fertility Accupuncture Melbourne?

2006-08-06 Thread Janet Fraser
I'd be steering clear of anyone using the "O" word in conjunction with fertility! I had acupuncture as part of the immense amount of work to conceive my son. Fairfield Holistic Health Group, just a few doors down from Rhea. Brilliant team there with an amazing track record of helping women

Re: [ozmidwifery] Homebirth

2006-08-01 Thread Janet Fraser
this was the same as it was in 97' Yep and still a crock J Kelly @ BellyBelly wrote: You all probably know this but it’s new to me, I hadn’t seen this before on the RANZCOG website in their homebirth paper: *College Statement* Title *Home births* Statement No. *C-Obs 2*

Re: [ozmidwifery] VBAC

2006-07-31 Thread Janet Fraser
Gail I've heard of it being sold to women as a great thing because it means they'll be out of OT faster and in recovery with their babies. And yes, in Australia. Of course once you go back to your surgeon and ask if you're allowed (snort!) to attempt (more snorting!) a VBAC, you're not and hey

Re: [ozmidwifery] Fw: Hawaiian Law Now Permits Parents to Keep Placentas

2006-07-28 Thread Janet Fraser
A move to declare placentas infectious waste angered Hawaiians who use the placenta in religious ceremonies, highlighting the conflict between modern medicine and traditional culture, Oddly enough, after my recent birth I had to TF for some postnatal care to Canterbury Birthing Unit here in

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