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  #1  
April 7th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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you be the judge.....


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April 8th, 2010, 06:10 AM
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I think it's kind of cute!
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April 8th, 2010, 06:11 AM
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I saw this on Regretsy..

I think its cool, but at the same time a little creepy, but I do love the that its a workable doll, you can attach & detach the cord & the baby comes in & out of the belly.
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April 8th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Mmm...my vote is for creepy! LOL....it's kind of cool but more creepy than cool...
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April 8th, 2010, 07:49 AM
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I was actually thinking about getting a doll like this. There was another one sort of like it, but looked better. It came with a birth pool and you could have a waterbirth with the doll and then the babies lips were magnetic so the baby could BF. It's a teaching doll to show mothers all the different positions you can birth in and shows the things you can do in the birth pool.
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April 8th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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While I'm a little creeped out, i wouldn't think its a bad thing. Maybe not for all families, but it could definitely be a good education tool for those children who are curious and the parents who are about 100% of the truth for birth.
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April 8th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Well I think some people see doll & think its for children, but its an educational tool - I couldn't see letting my girls play with it, but I could see using it to show positions & show a SO how/where they can help.
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April 8th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Thats how I viewed it as well.
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April 8th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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My first thought was "eww" but I think that's mainly because of the pubic hair- that's a big patch of it! LOL!
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April 8th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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I think the doll itself looks creepy, but the idea of it is kinda cool Maybe if her eyes weren't so strange... LOL
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April 8th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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yes, the doll itself looks a little creepy, but I like the concept. I know a lot of women are very uneducated about childbirth, and that makes it very scary for them. When I was preparing for Jonah's birth, it was kind of terrifying to think about until I educated myself on what will happen. I know the children's hospital uses dolls to explain to kids what medical procedures are going to be like, and it really makes a difference for the kids. I can imagine something similar to show a woman what happens during childbirth would be helpful for a birth educator to ease a woman's fears and also to demonstrate things that may have been awkward without a doll
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April 8th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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"yes, the doll itself looks a little creepy, but I like the concept."

This is more what I was trying to say! LOL
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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April 8th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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^^ I knew what you meant
I think it looks creepy because it reminds me of something out of a Tim Burton movie. I don't know, it just looks odd, maybe because it is crocheted?
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April 8th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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the doll is creepy looking itself but the concept is awesome!!

i found this one that looks a bit less creepy:
Childbirth Education Doll
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April 8th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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My first thought was "eww" but I think that's mainly because of the pubic hair- that's a big patch of it! LOL!
I was thinking the same thing...keeping it real I guess!

I like the idea! I know many women (my sister's MW for one) use a baby doll along with a crocheted uterus to explain how the cervix dilates(It's a draw string opening), and the baby moves through. The doll has a snap on it's tummy for a detachable cord, and all! It's really neat!
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April 8th, 2010, 06:43 PM
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I think this was the wrong medium for a doll like that...way too creepy looking for my taste. I could definitely see it being useful if made differently and if the proportions were more accurate.
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April 13th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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It's a bit like the pregnant voodoo doll, isn't it?
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