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I'm not sure I believe the eqeumpint line, since the weight limit they set is 200lbs. I'm fat, had all my three kids fat. My first was a c/s due to a failed induction, my next two were born at home. Sample size = 1. What concerns me, if this becomes more of a trend in medical practices, is what I saw happen in the VBAC world over the years. As it became harder to find an OB who would "allow" a woman to VBAC more and more of us stayed at home. At first, most of us opted to have skilled midwives with us (though my son decided not to wait for mine), and listened to our care providers when they risked someone out. Then over the years I watched as more and more woman totally opted out of the system, and UBAC (unassisted birth after c/s) became acceptable. Some had prenatal care. Some didn't. I've heard of UBAC with twins. Woman started ignoring "risk outs" and deciding they'd just stay home. The limits were pushed, much further than I personally was comfortable with, and I pretty much severed most of my ties with the community.The thing is.... when the option of a respectful VBAC in hospital became difficult, woman found another way, and that way became more and more, imo, dangerous. If it becomes difficult for a fat woman, no matter her health status, to find a normal OB, will she opt for the high risk OB or will she decide to opt out of the model entirely? Of those who opt out, some will be fine, and will have healthy pregnancies and easy births. Some will not.


I would be shocked if this were to hppaen in Canada. We don't have the crippling fear of legislation like in the States (not that it's non-existent...but I think you'd be more likely to be sued for Human Rights violations and discrimination).Also, aren't OB/GYNs there for high-risk patients? I'm low-risk and I went with a midwife. Some of my low-risk friends opted to go with General Practitioners/Family Doctors. But if you're high-risk, you go to an OB. I think if an OB doesn't want to deal with high-risk patients, then they maybe shouldn't be an OB. Obesity is just one form of risk --> they could also be dealing with pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, eclampsia, etc. It's not exactly a risk-free area of practice...


, it seems obesity is a dagner not just to the woman''s health, but possibly to her baby, as well.I was obese when I had my 2 kids. I happened to be near a regional hospital which did handle all complicated cases, and as it turned out I didn't need any special care anyway - but in retrospect, my obesity could have been bad for my babies. If I had been in a small isolated community with fewer resources and my doctor suggested I go to a specialized care hospital (just like someone with other risk factors), I would have gone without complaining about "discrimination"


Hi Chris, I met you in Kettle Creek State Park, in northern PA. I wish you safe trealvs and I will follow your journey through until the end. You be careful, know you are in my prayers and know that you have the courage the size of an elephant~~God Bless and Happy Trails Joyce (the lady who floated the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon) Oh, and by the way, the outfitter is Western River Expeditions Safe Travels


Mr. Obama wanted the job, he can have it. Soon he'll crawl back to Jeremiah Wright for spaurtiil guidance because after his first transitional briefing at the White House, Barry will realize he has bitten off way, way, way more than he can chew.After our nation begins teetering on the brink, there will be a new Conservative movement in America as people realize that this sweeping new Liberal/Socialist movement was a bad thing.


It sounds like dinenifg a footnote' class for DIV should solve your problem. I'd like to do that, but I couldn't come up with a general-purpose representation for footnotes in HTML. What's the best way to do it, anyway? Put them at the bottom of a section with internal links (what I do now)? JavaScript popups? Margin notes? Any one of these is more than I can accomplish with a simple DIV and CSS. Maybe some JavaScript rewriting could do it, but I'm not much of a JS hacker. So I took the complicated route and made my own FOOTNOTE tag that gets used twice once for the linked reference, once for the footnote itself when the page is displayed.


Ok Max Martin kills it on the production and lrcyis again again and again. Seriously!!!!!! Love her voice. That man can seriously do no wrong, though..wow! He must come up with these hooks in his sleep!

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We may say or others may say that it's trend, it's fashion. If we complain of the pop up trends, they will say we are being anachronistic. SO, I have they will realized that being so liberated is not healthy.

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