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May 2nd, 2013 03:01 PM #926Member
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I know keeping a healthy weight during pregnancy can reduce the risk of C section, but is there anything else that the average healthy pregnant woman can do to reduce her chances of needing a C section? What about preventing breech position? The hospital I go to won't do breech delivery and I doubt I could find many doctors in the area willing to take breech delivery on if I was one of the unlucky people to have an upside down baby. I'm probably being overly paranoid, but I would like to do everything I can do avoid being one of the 33% of women who need a C section. Thanks.
May 2nd, 2013 03:55 PM #928
I have used Soft Cups many many times, and they definitely help reduce the mess!!! I haaaate the icky mess part. I hated using condoms back in college, but, jeeze, being mess free was great! Haha eww.
Okay so for using Soft Cups: unwrap and pinch the cup as you're supposed to and leave next to pillow. DTD. Tilt you hips upward, relocate Soft Cup, THEN have husband disengage. Insert Soft Cup very very quickly. Usually I would stay lying down for another 20 mins then get up and go about my day (or go to sleep, whatever). I'd remove about 8-10 hours later. I have only tried using Soft Cups when things end in missionary position. You would have to be significantly more nimble for any other position. After you insert it, it makes a really good seal and you could immediately get up and tinkle if you needed to. It's absolutely a great idea to pee after sex to reduce UTIs. Peeing BEFORE sex is also recommended too. Urine is supposed to be sterile so it's essentisly rinsing out your urethra. For people with chronic UTIs some ladies will take a Bactrim tablet after sex but that is very very bad for babies... so don't stop peeing!
I have no idea if using Soft Cups will actually help you conceive. However they do reduce waking up with an icky mess in the AM so it's worth it to me LOL. They didn't help me get pg any of the months I was trying, but that's because I have crappy tubes.
This is the longest freaking TWW not to find out if I'm pg (that is not happening), but just to go to the dr for more tests. I want answers and a gameplan, but I can't get that without all the extra tests first proving my eggies are doing their thing and hubby's spunk is too. This sucks.
I'm completely disillusioned to all baby names at the moment. I read all the babyname blogs and I'm like meh. They all sound dull and boring to me. This is probably because I'm depressed about my fertility issues but whatever. The only name I like right now is Opal. I have no idea why, I didn't even like that name when we were trying to conceive before I got all the bad news. Now it's only Opal and if I have a boy then ... idk my husband can figure out some name.“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
May 2nd, 2013 04:07 PM #930
UTIs are caused by entry of fecal bacteria (most commonly E Coli) into the urethra. Around 25% of women who are sexually active have relatively frequent UTIs-- they are linked to sex simply by mechanics. Essentially, all the rubbing helps push *your* fecal bacteria forwards. If you switch positions frequently-- esp if you go from front-facing to back-facing and back-facing to front-facing frequently-- the risk is increased.
Therefore peeing before sex won't do much, if anything, whereas peeing afterwards will, as the bacteria are introduced during intercourse only, never before.
One thing you might try is having both of you-- particularly you-- shower beforehand. Then you can simply fall asleep afterwards.
Re: pelvic tilts: probably not necessary. It's common sense not to get up and walk around right away but I don't think you have to lay in some contrived position for hours.
@skylark: while the *total* c-section rate in the US is about 33%, the *primary* c-section rate in low-risk, healthy women is about 13-15%. There is absolutely nothing you can do to primarily prevent breech positioning (that's all up to your baby), though if you find yourself with a full-term breech you can of course always undergo external version (which is painful)-- this is where the obstetrician manually attempts to flip the baby via a series of movements. Re: preventing c-section: most c-sections are due to failure to progress, and to genuine distress on the part of the baby (either infection or oxygen deprivation due to problems with the cord or placenta). Besides the obvious check boxes-- healthy body weight, reasonably aerobically fit, non-smoker, no vasoconstricting drugs like cocaine, no gestational diabetes, no postdates-- I'm not sure if there's anything that has ever been identified that can mitigate the risk of you being in that 13-15% whose baby has problems during labor, or whose labor stalls out despite augmentation.XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
May 2nd, 2013 04:31 PM #932Member
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May 2nd, 2013 04:31 PM #934Member
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It's funny that you like Alzora because I just recently added Zora to my list and, surprisingly, my husband didn't nix it! In fact, I found out he has a great-aunt with the name and he said she was a very nice lady, so we are entertaining it for the future (he told me as a kid, he thought her name was Aunt Zorro, lol). My mom, on the other hand, said it sounded strange and that Southerners have been known to come up with strange nicknames. I think that was a nice way of saying she might get picked on if we name her that... Zorah is actually a Biblical place - Samson's hometown, if you will. So, I kind of also like that connection.
As for my sister's middle name...I don't hate it, but I don't love it. It's Danielle, so it's a bit dated to me. I keep trying to freshen it up with suggestions like Danica, Daniel (for a boy), etc. Or the fact that her first name is French and the names we've chosen for our first daughter are both French names. But, nooo...nothing appeases her. She asked me how many kids we plan to have so she can ensure one of them has her name! Sisters!A top 5 name of 1982, I go by Kat.
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