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How many people in this forum were born by C-section?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Radio, Mar 2, 2014.

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How many people in this forum were born by C-section?

  1. C-section

    11.8%
  2. Normal brith

    88.2%
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  1. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    I suspect my mother may have had some sort of postnatal depression after having me.
    But of course, there could never be anything wrong with her.:angel:
    It was all my fault.
    I did it to her deliberately; :wide-eyed: I was an evil baby; :devil: she'd been given the wrong one.:rolleyes:
     
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  2. GracieJ

    GracieJ Senior Member

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    @peggy-sue This is so off topic, sorry, @Radio. Have you seen the devil baby video making the rounds? Lol :devil: :rofl:
     
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  3. acouchy

    acouchy Unwilling ME/CFS Participant Since 1998

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    So happy that someone asked this. I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. I was born premature via C-section. I also was not breastfed because my Mom was very ill with some sort of flu, developed toxemia and was placed under quarantine for several weeks.

    I have been hearing more and more lately about immunity and the importance of breastfeeding. I really wonder if this has played a part in this illness. Has anyone thought of doing a breastfed vs. non-breastfed poll?
     
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  4. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Born by C-section? No idea.
    Breastfed? No idea.

    My father even had trouble remembering what time of day I was born when I asked him.

    Ever had the feeling no one gives a $£%& about you...?
     
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  5. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    i was C section and not breastfed. i have always suspected that this has played some kind of role in my developing this illness. i have read that breastfed children have an IQ 5 points higher, on average, than non-breastfed children. i also had several ear infections as a child and always had a problem with fungal infections in general.

    also had tonsils and adenoids taken out at a very young age....i think they make important immune cells.
     
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  6. Research 1st

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    Would it be possible to add to, or make a new poll associated to this thread?

    I think there are two important factors that could be added that could make the normal birth vs C-section interesting:

    1) Is the mom sick with ME CFS too?
    2) Did the mom have a blood transfusion before the ME CFS sufferer was born.
     
  7. JAM

    JAM Jill

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    Natural birth, breastfed for a day, but I was doubled over screaming in pain shortly after, so switched to every type of milk and formula for months after, no change. The pain continued every time I ate to varying degrees until I discovered peppermint oil when I was 30 years old. I think I contracted a HHV-6 infection in utero, and that caused a small cluster of nerves in my descending colon to develop nerve cells that registered pain when touched, so every time matter passed through it was excruciating. At least that was the theory of my last surgeon (he didn't blame the virus, but my mother's lack of self care while pregnant. Alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, and bulimia. It seems that led to my susceptibility to the virus). All my docs since have said that makes sense, the last one diagnosed me with HHV-6 and EBV, which completed the theory.
     
  8. justy

    justy Senior Member

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    A breastfed poll would be very useful. No idea how to do it tho.
     
  9. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    If someone does it, please don't forget to include a 'don't know' option. This could in fact be relevant. An absence of knowledge about this issue might correlate with a lack of parental contact or care.

    I'm quite surprised at how many people know the answers. I can't imagine such a conversation taking place in my parental home!
     
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    JAM Jill

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    I got the info from my grandparents.
     
  11. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I couldn't imagine talking to my grandparents about such things either! I don't think I was that interested anyway. They are long gone now, as are my parents.
     
  12. JAM

    JAM Jill

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    That would make a difference. I mostly found out because they teased me about being a picky eater my whole life. My grandparents at least had the decency to feel contrite when I was diagnosed and apologized. I was 36 years old.
     
  13. justy

    justy Senior Member

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    I was an older sister, so took part in bottle-feeding my brother and sister - it was just seen as normal in our house - we didn't talk about it. I was adopted in the late 60's so I knew I couldn't have been breastfed.

    Sorry off topic
     
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  14. acouchy

    acouchy Unwilling ME/CFS Participant Since 1998

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  15. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    @Radio


    Where's the Azz backwards choice?
     
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  16. andre79

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    I was born by normal birth and please notice that i was a big baby (around 8 1/2 pounds) so it's pretty ameizing that my mom doesn't hate me jejeje that had to be rough.

    I was breastfeeded but i don't know for how long.

    The only issue my mom had when she was pregnant of me is that she got rubeola, and the doctors were very concerned and suggested an abortion. Thank God my parents said no, and i was born and checked by several specialists and they said i was perfectly healthy, which i remained until i turned 34 years old when i crashed with this illness.

    The other curious fact is that maybe my mom had abnormal gut flora since she took antiobiotics for acne for years when she was a teenager. At that time, no one knew about probiotics or anything of the sort.
     

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