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Surrogates: Don't Forget Your Birth Plan! by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 24 Sep 2013 11:30am During prenatal visits, talk with your health professional and IP's about what you would like to happen during labor. Consider writing up your labor and delivery preferences in a birthing plan, either with the help of a childbirth education class or on your own. You can find various examples of birthing plans on parenting Web sites.  ... Read on »
Is Ketamine the "New" Treatment? by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Apr 2009 12:53pm Patricia Curiale led an active life until an auto accident in 1998 triggered CRPS. After five years of living with pain that she rates "50 on a scale of 10," she was enrolled in our outpatient program that uses ketamine to treat CRPS when other conventio ... Read on »
Happy 1st Birthday, Preston! by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 6:18pm I had already posted how I found out I was pregnant with Preston in this post, but I never really told his birth story. Throughout my pregnancy, we had planned on a December 22nd birth. I had a doctor who liked to schedule inductions, but wouldn't if the mom was against it. Being that both Jeremy and Gabi had to be evicted from the womb ... Read on »
Liam’s birth story: part 3 (of 3) by Kara K. Posted Sun 05 Jun 2011 1:43pm If you missed them, check out part 1 and part 2 . At some point they stopped the Pitocin because my contractions were getting too intense and affecting the baby’s heart rate. He was recovering well from the contractions (once the contraction stopped, his heart rate went right back to normal), but better safe than sorry. I got checked ag ... Read on »
Birth Story (or why does no one care what I think?) by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:55pm The night before the c-section, my Pepcid stopped working. Gagging on acid at 4 am, I decided to give up on sleep and start getting my stuff together for the hospital. We took the Monster Toddler to the husband's grandmother's house and headed to the hospital. Between the early start and the fact that I forgot their would be no traffic that earl ... Read on »
Maternal Mortality and Anesthesia by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Lawsuitsagainst physicians insured by the Doctor’s Company foranesthesia related maternal arrests associated with labor and deliverywere recently reviewed Ann Lofsky, M.D.   The series included 22 cases that occurred between 1998 and 2006.   Ten out of the 22 died, including 3 who were declared brain dead and removed from ventilators.   Eleven ... Read on »
Labor and Delivery or Whatever You Call It When You Have A C-Section by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:51pm My water broke around ten or ten thirty Thursday night. I was on the phone with a friend discussing my brother’s newest fiasco when my phone started to die. I walked over to plug the phone in and I had this feeling that I had wet myself. I got off the phone and went to the bathroom. Nothing. Now I was sure I wet myself. I went back to my ... Read on »
Two of my favorite memories. by tdonohue Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 14 Dec 2008 10:30pm I have been meaning to do an entry for a bit now lol. I had planned to try to do one once a week, but with the holidays and my daughter's birthday to prepare for I have been kind of swamped here at home. Ok this post about two of my favorite memories ( I do have other favorite memories, but this is the time of year for these two). Five years ... Read on »
Two of my favorite memories. by tdonohue Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 3:56pm I have been meaning to do an entry for a bit now lol. I had planned to try to do one once a week, but with the holidays and my daughter's birthday to prepare for I have been kind of swamped here at home. Ok this post about two of my favorite memories ( I do have other favorite memories, but this is the time of year for these two). Five years ... Read on »
Surgery Tomorrow by Glenna M. Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:57pm My surgery date got moved up to tomorrow instead of Thursday. I can't tell you how happy I am. Sort of. I'm also nervous. I've never had surgery of any kind before. But I'm not going under general anesthesia for it. I discussed with the anesthesiologist that because of my asthma and my weight I don't want my airway screwed around with unless ... Read on »