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January 7th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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I have decided I am going to do a topic of the week type thing. One week talk about epiduals, give links, pros/cons etc. Another week EFM, inductions, c-sections, etc. The plan is to do it in an educational manner, with information from both sides. Of course I will put a natural spin to it all, but in an educational manner.

Does this seem silly or like over kill? Should I do it maybe every other week? And when should I start? I would want to do it soon enough for people to be able to use the information or maybe trigger them to start researching on their own, but not too soon for it to be forgotten.
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January 7th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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I think that's a good idea. I would wait until most everyone is past the halfway point. Otherwise some might forget. Or post now and bump them up as people get toward labor and birth.

Make sure you put links to informational sites. Be sure to be fair to both sides so you don't step on toes.
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January 7th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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I think it's a great idea. I agree that you should simply make it educational so it doesn't seem like you are trying to push anything on anyone. I think the ladies in your DDC will probably really be appreciative of the info. Hopefully it will motivate some ladies to rethink all the "necessary" medical interventions related to pregnancy and childbirth.
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January 7th, 2009, 03:56 PM
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I think it's a great idea too. It wouldn't hurt to start doing it now but you would probably want to bump them back up later. Heck, if you get enough interest you may even be able to have a separate subforum for all the information you come up with. I'm going to pop in when you do them so I can read them too!
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January 7th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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just try not too be too preachy. I struggle with that myself, and it can make it hard for people to really hear what you're saying.

and post links!
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that is a great idea. I am the host of my ddc and I might steal the idea. Hey I can be fair most of the time.. at least on the this topic. I have had an induced epi birth. It actually went very textbook, lucky for me!
You can also throw in things like co-sleeping, breastfeeding, vaccinations, circumcision.. any of those type of things.
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January 7th, 2009, 05:07 PM
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It sounds like a good idea. I would definitely make sure you cover both sides so it doesn't look like you're pushing one way or the other. My only concern would be that it would bring about hostile debates. I've seen things get very out of hand with some of those controversial topics. I'll definitely be lurking when you start doing them!
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January 7th, 2009, 08:03 PM
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great idea, I think it could be a much better idea to wait a little while first. It's true too, these topics can get pretty heated.
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January 7th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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So I thought the first should be questions to ask the doc at your first visit. I know I didn't ask the right questions with my last OB, bleh, one of these days I will tell the full story, but I don't have the energy for it now.

I will include questions to ask if you have a planned c-section, want an epi or want natural.

We have already had two women change docs after just one visit (I am so proud of them..lol)

I will wait for the other topics, but this one is pertinent to now.
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I'm in your DDC I think it would be a great idea to bring up the topics and discuss them with information that is for both sides. I'd really hate for our DDC to start out on the wrong food with people being offended and with our hormones flying, we can all be easily hurt. Everyone has reasons for what they do, whether they bf or cd or not is up to them and I hope people can realize that we all love our children regardless of how we raise them. I'll do my best to help in those threads, especially the ones I know more about like cloth diapering
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that is a great idea. I am the host of my ddc and I might steal the idea. Hey I can be fair most of the time.. at least on the this topic. I have had an induced epi birth. It actually went very textbook, lucky for me!
You can also throw in things like co-sleeping, breastfeeding, vaccinations, circumcision.. any of those type of things.[/b]
PLEASE DO!!!!!! I would also say start at the 20 weeks-ish mark.


Trying to keep the debates out would be hard though. It seems the hormones talk before the brain for many women. (myself at times also! LOL-but only when THEY start it I swear! HAHAHAHA) What I kind of did at the beginning of the July DDC was start two threads at a time for...one for the medication wanting moms Support and one for the natural moms Support (now I know I should have started three) one for the see how it goes group also. It think making sure to really drill in that the thread is to SUPPORT that topic helped it out alot! That way we all had an area of interest to visit and also if someone wanted more info they knew which way the group thought. Minus a mini debate about not allowing debates it seemed to work well. I had one inappropriate comment on one of them and I pm'd the lady very nicely and she removed her post and even apologized for the comment! But then I think we have a freaking insane board of great women...ever other DDC I have seen/lurked/posted in seems to argue---we really do the support thing!
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