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Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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ok i have been to the hospital and doc many times and they have said i was dialated 1 cm and then they say im not and then they say i am it jus goes back and forth so can it open and close like that


by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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heather4387
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:15 PM

especially with 1 cm i guess it just depends with whos checking you.  my dr with second dd said i was 2 and l&d nurse said 0 but she was a jerk so i told her i would go with my dr

stefro87
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:15 PM
stefro87
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM

they put me on bed rest cuz i was dialated and havin contractions........but every time i go they either sa y its closed or 1cm it jus switches back and forth its not ever the same answer

stefro87
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:34 PM

thank u ..... i cant wait to see my baby time is draggin by now

doulala
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Sure, it can open & close.   But it can also vary on who is checking you, too.


This is interesting:




 

Can laughter really help diminish pain during your labor?  Ina May states "Pain-numbing endorphins, nature's opiates, are instantly effective and have no negative side effects.  A smile is good.  A chuckle is better.  A good belly laugh is one of the most effective forms of anesthesia."

 

Better yet, laughter helps open the sphincters.

 

Why is this important?

Your sphincters (including your excretory, cervical and vaginal) are responsible for releasing your baby into this world.  If your sphincters are tight you may not progress, you will probably experience more pain, and you may be given pitocin to help force those sphincters open.

 

So what exactly is Ina May's "Sphincter Law"?

  1. Excretory, cervical, and vaginal sphincters function best in an atmosphere of intimacy and privacy.  For example, a bathroom with a locking door or a bedroom where interruption is unlikely or impossible.

  2. These sphincters cannot be opened at will and do not respond well to commands such as push or relax!

  3. When a person's sphincter is in the process of opening, it may suddenly close down if that person becomes upset, frightened, humiliated, or self conscious.  Why?  High levels of adrenaline in the bloodstream do not favor (sometimes, they actually prevent) the opening of sphincters.  This inhibition factors is one important reason why women in traditional societies may have mostly chosen women, except in extraordinary circumstances, to attend  them in labor and birth.  ( Have you double checked your birth plan?  Have you officially chosen who you want to attend your birth?)

  4. The state of relaxation of the mouth and jaw is directly correlated to the ability of the cervix, the vagina, and the anus to open to full capacity.

What can you do?

Practice breathing exercises with your mouth open...practice groaning nice an loud, like you are making love, with your mouth open.  Have your partner prepare some funny jokes while you are in labor, or think of funny incidents that you have encountered together!

 

If you want to read more on Ina May's Sphincter Law get her book, Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth.

 

How DARE Mother Nature question SCIENCE!       ~Mike Tymeson

The impossible is often the untried.       ~Jim Goodwin


Women's bodies have their own wisdom, and a system of birth refined over 100,000 generations is not so easily overpowered.      ~Sarah Buckley

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