Seeking an Obstetrician who has been to the Playa!

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Seeking an Obstetrician who has been to the Playa!

Post by Mama 2 Be » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:53 pm

Well, just found out I'm gonna be a mom! My honey and I are ecstatic, but I'm over 35 and concerned about going out to the Playa...particularly because of the alkalinity and extreme temp. changes. My OB says not to worry...but he's not a Burner, so it's kind of hard for him to fathom the environment. Yes....I've read "pregnant on the Playa", but am looking for hard facts from a true MD who has been there, as opposed to solely well-meaning advice from my sisters. Anyone????

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Post by _tears_ » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:51 pm

Explain to you OB about the conditions.... ect and THEN see what he says. If you have already, then i would say just go.

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Post by Mama 2 Be » Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:17 am

Well, my b-friend and I are both veterans, so we know what to expect, but it's inhaling all that Playa dust during storms that has me worried. We have an RV, which makes it easier, but it's our first (baby, not Burn), so we're being extra-cautious. Ugh.

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Post by Alpha » Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:00 am

Mamacita,

You're going to be what, about 4 months along at the time of the event? I wouldn't worry too much about that... just be prepared to deal with nausea and possibly odd food cravings/aversions and of course make sure you stay hydrated (I like the watered-down Gatorade idea). The dust is not going to be a factor for the baby, s/he's suckin' amniotic fluid. You should protect your lungs the same as any other Burner would but I wouldn't expect your body to be so taxed at 4 months that it would make any difference in your breathing.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor but I've been to BM with my wife who was 7 months pregnant (and 32 years old) at the time. If you want to discuss more feel free to PM me. I'll try to keep an eye on this thread too.

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Post by Alpha » Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:01 am

Oh, and congratulations!

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Post by Mama 2 Be » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:00 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Alpha!

After asking around, I've decided to go. I know what I'm in for, and really...no matter how miserable I might get while there, I'd be far more bummed to stay home and wonder.

See you on the Playa! Yaaaay!

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.....CONGRATULATIONS GUYS THE HARD PARTS OVER...

Post by Last Real Burner » Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:58 pm

2nd Generation Burner! Talk about a natural born leader.....
Best of luck happy parenting...,


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Hmmm....

Post by Last Real Burner » Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:01 pm

Just a thought.... Have you tried going to a Medical chatroom and asked for a Burner?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:15 am

Bump

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Post by Stormy » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:21 pm

Mama 2 Be, how are you these days and are you still planning on going?
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