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Kolob 2 points ago +2 / -0

I had each baby in a different state with different midwives. I remember being in labor with #2 while the midwife chatted with her assistant about "Dr Pokornoy does amazing reconstructions" meaning plastic surgery when the nether regions are messed up after birth. She kept pushing me to get plastic surgery because of the way my labia stretched out and insisting that it must be causing sexual problems. Had I not been in so much pain and hiding it, I would have let her have it. This was a home birth and I bet you could guess which state that child was born in. This was 29 years ago and still no sexual problems, I am almost 60. Truly bizarre, but the experience led to some great stories. She insisted on childbirth classes and in one they were discussing circumcision. A man piped in that he was still angry about his and the practice is responsible for all the violence in the Middle East where it is standard. I have some great stories from those years. Have you run into the placenta eaters?

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

Also my mother-in-law came to "help" with my first and was useless. I didn't realize that although she had 5 kids, my FIL did everything. She could not operate the washing machine without help or water the lawn. Now that my FIL has passed and my husband has to help it makes him nuts. I knew my mom would not help. Traditional help is not always available. Although I am a huge supporter or natural childbirth and had mine drug free, there is a kind of denial in parts of the natural childbirth movement about recovery. They also tend not to use the word pain. My second was extremely painful due to her presentation and one birth is not like another. That said I believe she would have been a C Section had I not had the pain feedback so I would do it that way again. It made me understand why anyone would choose to have an epidural. Pain threshold also has a genetic element so I assume other women were in more pain than I was.

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

Go to La Leche League meetings now to prepare. I wish I had as it would have helped me. Make sure she gets tons of rest, the body needs to recover. I did way too much after my first and paid the price. My delivery was so easy that I misjudged how much my body had been through. Message me if you want to know the tip my midwife gave me that helped me have super easy deliveries

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Kolob 3 points ago +3 / -0

Target has been anti military for years as well. I have not shopped there in over 20 years

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Kolob 3 points ago +3 / -0

So sorry, that sounds traumatic. After my issues with my first I went to La Leche League meetings and they were awesome, then I moved to CA and went to a meeting and they were nasty fanatics. Not supportive, just condemning as if everyone could do it. Most is not everyone.

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Kolob 9 points ago +9 / -0

If you know anyone prone to mastitis, use grapefruit seed extract concentrate, I recently rescued a young friend with this. Also take pain killers so the excruciating pain does not interfere with bonding. It is necessary to keep nursing to help heal, but no one who has not been through ti has any idea how painful it is. Also the mom needs to rest rest rest. I got bad advice and was prescribed antibiotics with my first breast infection and they did nothing. I totally understand why a woman would stop, I was just too stubborn, got good advice, and have a high pain threshold.

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Kolob 6 points ago +8 / -2

This is extremely unusual, but it does happen. 90% of the time the women are not getting the support and knowledge they need to succeed. In traditional societies women do zero work for at least a month after having a baby and are waited on hand and foot, plus given lots of nutritious food and time to sleep. My breast infections were caused by trying to do too much. With the first one I still went to MD's for that kind of thing and was prescribed antibiotics that did nothing. In extreme pain I called my midwife who told me to take grapefruit seed extract concentrate and get more rest. Worked very fast. If the woman's body has to choose between healing and the baby, it chooses her body and there won't be enough milk. There have always been wet nurses for those who did not want to nurse or could not. My friend was breastfed by her aunt when her mom could not.

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sister in law lost both her husband's parents to Covid 8 days apart. They were elderly

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Kolob 8 points ago +8 / -0

There are rumors Sean Reyes will primary him and Reyes is extremely popular. Jon Huntsman might run against him as well as the Huntsmans and Romneys despise each other.

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

I should add, those women probably lift 5# weights for 100 reps

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wow, no I have never been to an Equinox. Housewives in my part of Utah don't usually wear masks and my county voted 2/3 Trump and 2/3 medical marijuana. Freedom is in the DNA. I was mostly thinking of the on-line fitness community and the lifters I know

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

What libtard members? The gym crowd are overwhelmingly liberty minded and health minded. They were not afraid of Covid. He bent the knee to a handful of loud people. Get woke, go broke. The majority who think it is nonsense are quieter, but vote with their feet. Our symphony/opera did this and I am out forever unless they apologize and admit they screwed up. They are hurting for attendees and donors. Meanwhile the ballet and a big theater company did not ask for vaccine passes and they are thriving and getting huge donations. Even funnier they had been asking how to get a younger audience before Covid.

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Kolob 1 point ago +1 / -0

My gym never shut down and never required masks. They picked up business from other gyms and are thriving. Very few woke people exercise.

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Kolob 3 points ago +3 / -0

Way to go, this is how change happens one person at a time.

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Kolob 3 points ago +3 / -0

The fat lady has not sung

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