Should my husband and I get a doula to assist at my labor, which will be a medically-required induction at 39 weeks? [more inside]
We've had an induction stovetop for a few years, and it's great, except we had to replace our pots and pans. We only now realized our aluminum aebleskiver pan doesn't work. Crazy idea: fill one of our induction pans with water, and set the aebleskiver pan in that. Would that do something bad to our induction pan or make the aebleskiver's turn out weird? Is there a better solution (besides getting a cast iron aebleskiver pan)?
Working through Apostol's Calculus Volume I for personal development. Stuck on a proof, again. Can you help? [more inside]
I'm considering renting an apartment with an induction stovetop. I had not been familiar with induction cooking, and in Googling it came across some sites that express concerns about the potential effects of electromagnetic fields generated by induction cooking (example: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health). I would like some more informed opinion on this subject (not "I have one and I'm fine"), specifically on the potential for harm and possible effects, either in linked readings elsewhere or from knowledgeable members of the community. Thanks in advance.
Did Hume, in writing about the problem of induction, go on any thing like a tangent about how we might as well just row out into the middle of the sea? [more inside]
I will be 39 weeks along tomorrow. All of my OB appointments have basically amounted to urine test, weight, blood pressure, various forms of checking stuff with the pronouncement, "EVERYTHING'S GOING SO WELL." (I imagine Ziegler from Moulin Rouge.) Which, yay. Very grateful. However, she made a surprising comment today. [more inside]
I am thinking of buying a portable induction burner. (A built-in or gas unit is not an option.) Several of my cookware items are not induction-compatible, and I don't want to replace them. Must I purchase an "induction interface disc" or can I just get a cheap induction-compatible frying pan and put non-magnetic pans on top of that instead? How are these items different? Why is this a specialized product? What am I missing about cooking with induction? Nobody in my household is much of a cook, so we're not looking for incredible performance-- we just want hot food. If the burner heats the interface and the interface heats the pot, I get that there will be heat loss, but why is a special interface disc a $50 product?
My wife is 20 weeks pregnant - we conceived via IVF. We went for an ultrasound scan the other day and afterwards spoke to a consultant. She told us that because of the IVF, she recommended that labour should be induced if the baby hadn't come by 40 weeks. We'd much rather have a home birth, which wouldn't be possible with an induction. When we asked about the risks of waiting longer than 40 weeks, the doctor didn't give us much information - it felt like she was just fobbing us off. Can anyone give us pointers to studies or other info that will give us a better understanding of the risks of waiting for spontaneous labour? [more inside]
I have been diagnosed with the dreaded pre-eclamsia. Good news is that we are 40 weeks! Bad news- my cervix didn't get the memo. I am being induced on Monday. Given my 'unfavorable' cervix, should I ask for a c-section or go ahead with the induction. We had originally planned a natural water birth at a birthing center, but all of that is out the window now. I just want the least stressful situation for the baby (and me). [more inside]
My wife will likely have labor induced in the first part of next week. Her doctor is talking about using Cytotec (Misoprostol). There are some troubling reports about possible uterine hyperstimulation from the use of Cytotec, but there are also valid reasons to use it. As we try to make a decision about how to proceed, what factors should we be considering (about the med choice or about induction in general)? [more inside]
Tell me about the merits of induction cooktops. [more inside]
Can anyone weigh in on the best way to ingest castor oil to kickstart labor? [more inside]
Looking for advice on induction cooktops and electric ovens. [more inside]
Low carb dieters: What was your experience when you left the induction phase of Atkins? What foods did you introduce? Did it affect your weight loss? Did your cravings for sweets and bready foods increase? [more inside]
Tell me about your recovery after a cesarean section. [more inside]
My post-term wife is getting a foley catheter tomorrow in an attempt to increase dilation and induce labor. Advice? Experiences? [more inside]
The singingfish household are renovating their
cockroach farm kitchen. We're going to get an induction cooker. My question is, does anyone have any experience with the no name brands of 4 plate induction cookers available on ebay? I'm going to avoid anything without a 2 year warranty, but other than that, is there anything else I should beware of?
What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy? [more inside]
Do the green light triggers for motorcycles actually work? [more inside]
I am looking for information on using induction type hot plates to heat lab tools/industrial implements (think scrapers, putty knives, etc.) [more inside]
My husband and I cook a lot. We're moving from an apartment with a decent gas stove/oven to one with a crappy electric stove/oven. Obviously, Something Must Be Done. Should we go for gas or induction? [more inside]
Has anyone had experience with single plate counter top induction hot plates such as these? If there are engineers out there is there some reason why these units shouldn't work as well as inbuilt units? If people have had experiences with induction cooktops in general that would also be appreciated. I've looked around and couldn't find many reviews except those on Amazon.
Can someone explain coinduction (mathematics, computer science) in English? [more inside]