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rainymama's picture
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Ariel

So.... any news?

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I am curious too. I hope your appt went well.

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Yes!! Great news!! He said the issue looks like it has totally corrected itself. My cervix is long and totally closed again even though baby boy still has his head right on top of it. He also said there is a ton of mucous so not to be surprised by that. I have been having contractions a lot yesterday and today but they aren't doing anything, and that is JUST what I was hoping to hear.

So no cerclage and we are cleared to travel. And can you believe he cleared us to home-birth as well. He told me he totally understands given all of the VBAC Ban hospitals out there and that if I am comfortable with my provider and environment, then to go for it. He did advise against having the whole family there during the event lol, which I wasn't planning to anyways. And he said as a VBAC/HBAC I should definitely not induce if I can avoid it... which I wasn't planning on either.

But all of this cervical funneling had me and DH thinking... our water here on the military base just got shut down for several days a couple of weeks ago right around the time I started having all the ctx and cramping. They said the flouride levels were too high for consumption. I drink at LEAST 100-130 oz of water a day straight from the tap but stopped as soon as they put out the warning and I have been drinking strictly bottled water. So I googled "PTL and flouride" and sure enough it has been linked. Hmmmm.... we are thinking there may be a very strong connection there...

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Woohoo, sounds like you couldn't have better news! Yay!

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That's wonderful!

rainymama's picture
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That is GREAT news!!!! I am SO happy for you. Strange about the fluoride...and so glad that the water wasn't left on longer.

Your dr. sounds so nice. I am just so thrilled for your good news!!!!

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What great news!! I'm so happy for you!

Very interesting about the fluoride/PTL connection.

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I'm glad to hear you got good news!

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Woo Hoo!!!! Sounds fantastic! I've been wondering how it was all going.

I googled flouride once and I'm just not sure how I feel about having that in the water supply anymore or even in my toothpaste.

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"momW" wrote:

Woo Hoo!!!! Sounds fantastic! I've been wondering how it was all going.

I googled flouride once and I'm just not sure how I feel about having that in the water supply anymore or even in my toothpaste.

Yeah from what I've read, the EPA (I think... don't quote me) has recommended that it's use be suspended pending more research. At this point they cannot determine if the benefits of it's use outweigh the risks... so WHY are they still using it?!?! I don't know...

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"krazykat" wrote:

Yeah from what I've read, the EPA (I think... don't quote me) has recommended that it's use be suspended pending more research. At this point they cannot determine if the benefits of it's use outweigh the risks... so WHY are they still using it?!?! I don't know...

Oh, likely the same reason that ‘they’ still recommend c/s for many non medical reasons, or only pseudo-medical reasons (size, past dates, previous c/s, breech) despite research that suggests otherwise.

Also the same reason doctors still stick with 40weeks as gestation even though gestation rates have been show to bee 41w3d for 1st time Caucasian moms and 40w5days for most everyone else.

It’s simply what they know…

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

Oh, likely the same reason that ‘they’ still recommend c/s for many non medical reasons, or only pseudo-medical reasons (size, past dates, previous c/s, breech) despite research that suggests otherwise.

Also the same reason doctors still stick with 40weeks as gestation even though gestation rates have been show to bee 41w3d for 1st time Caucasian moms and 40w5days for most everyone else.

It’s simply what they know…

Grrrrrrrrrr....agreed. I get fluoride free toothpaste (Tom's or Nature's Gate) since it's hard to avoid in the water (figure at least I'm not adding to my intake...) I drink filtered tap water at work and home but the filters don't remove fluoride.

GREAT about your news, though! Glad things all seem to be continuing on as planned...wonderful to hear.

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Glad all is well and that you have a wonderful doctor.

I agree about the flouride. We use floride-free toothpaste and don't get flouride treatments at the dentist. We have a filter for tap water, but it only filters about 40-60% of flouride. I wish they would just take it out of the water supply. Numerous studies have found that it does more harm than good.