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post #21 of 58
thanks, Jillian and thorn, wise mamas, for the reassurances!! fingers crossed that it's all normal panty junk and growing pains.

mamaheids, I totally have horrible gas, too. I'm sort of used to it, because I get it all the time -- even when not pregnant. I spend a lot of time lying on my left side. I slow down on hefty whole grainy things like bread and pasta when I get really out of control. But I'm telling you, plop yourself on the couch on your left side and tell everyone to stay away from your feet for about 15 minutes. It does the trick for me every time!
post #22 of 58
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Also, I decided that I am going to take a childbirth educator training while I am pregnant and then do lactation training after that. I am really excited about it. I am already a doula and everything I do for a living has to do with babies, so I would love to slip this in as well. I really want to become a midwife someday, it would just be too much now with two little ones. By doing more doula work and teaching childbirth classes I will be much more prepared by the time I am ready to do my midwife training.
Are you sure you didn't read my mind and then type this? Before we found out we were expecting this was our exact plan. I may still try to do the educator training while preggo, but I don't know for sure. Our only dilemma is we technically already have 3 running around when my dss is at our home (which has been a lot more as of recently!)

It's nice to know that there's another crazy preggo lady out there with the same plan!
post #23 of 58
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Are you sure you didn't read my mind and then type this? Before we found out we were expecting this was our exact plan. I may still try to do the educator training while preggo, but I don't know for sure. Our only dilemma is we technically already have 3 running around when my dss is at our home (which has been a lot more as of recently!)

It's nice to know that there's another crazy preggo lady out there with the same plan!
Where are you going to do yours? I was thinking cappa as they have a distance training program. I honestly think I could teach it now if I brushed up on a few things, but I know I need to get certified. We should do it together
post #24 of 58
Thread Starter 
I used CAPPA for my labor doula training and really liked them.

I started getting acid reflux a few days ago and it is progressively getting worse. I've never had it before, but it burns! Any non-med suggestions for dealing with it? I thought it was too early for this!
post #25 of 58
Happy after Holidays ladies!

I am so happy for the whirlwind to be over. We had a blessed and wonderful, exhausting time!

Feeling ok, but ready for a "modified" diet tomorrow!
post #26 of 58
Hi ~ Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Any plans for New Years eve? I think we may just do dinner and a movie with our boys.

I have an u/s and appointment today with a high risk specialist and for some reason am very nervous. I made the mistake yesterday of looking at "high rish" pregnancy books at the library and they were just so negative, ugh. I too wish this was not such a roller coaster.

I am looking into and researching vbac and it is going slowly. I am kind of new to this area so I am not familiar with many groups but I am trying. It seems like being unfamiliar with vbac and who does it is making this hard. I was hoping to switch doc's by Jan but I don't think I'll have a decision by then.
post #27 of 58
seedlings, did you contact your local ICAN chapter?
post #28 of 58
Hi Thorn,

I e mailed the local chapter almost a week ago and have not heard anything. I thought for sure they would be a great resource. But I am still trying.
post #29 of 58
was there a phone number listed? sometimes the emails don't get checked as often as they should, especially around the holidays. if there was a phone number for the leader, I'd try and call.

otherwise if you let me know the name of the chapter, I can try and get in touch with the leader for you
post #30 of 58
thorn,

I checked my sent e mail and I had sent one to my ican local group on the 19th. So I did call her just now and she has been busy with the holidays and we talked for a little. But I am so glad I did (thanks for the suggestion). I see a bit of sunshine for my vbac.

My appointment with the perinatologist went ok. It was nice to meet him but no real great info was gained. I am will be 40 when I deliver and am considered high risk. The whole risk thing makes me sad. I wish I could just jump over these next couple of months.
post #31 of 58
I'm glad you were able to talk to her are you only considered high risk because of your age? age puts you at higher risk of birth defects, but it shouldn't really make your pregnancy higher risk unless you have other risk factors.
post #32 of 58
Did DH seriously have to pick now to make jerky???? The smell is horrendous thanks to my super sensitive pregnancy nose. He just volunteered himself into helping with dinner!

As bad as it sounds, I am not completely excited about this pregnancy yet. I feel really horrible as I admit it. Feeling sick all of the time, not knowing what to eat, being incredibly tired all day, etc., does not make for a happy mama.

Despite this, I do know that when the sickness subsides and I finally feel the little bean moving, I will be much happier.
post #33 of 58
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Where are you going to do yours? I was thinking cappa as they have a distance training program. I honestly think I could teach it now if I brushed up on a few things, but I know I need to get certified. We should do it together
CBI looks pretty thorough and it's distance training.

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I used CAPPA for my labor doula training and really liked them.

I started getting acid reflux a few days ago and it is progressively getting worse. I've never had it before, but it burns! Any non-med suggestions for dealing with it? I thought it was too early for this!
I think ginger is supposed to help, but I could be wrong.

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Feeling ok, but ready for a "modified" diet tomorrow!
Oh? What kind of modified diet?

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Originally Posted by Seedlings View Post
I am will be 40 when I deliver and am considered high risk. The whole risk thing makes me sad. I wish I could just jump over these next couple of months.
Just remember that 35 or 40 as AMA is absolute nonsense. Not all 40 year olds are anywhere near menopause. : And just because they see you as high risk doesn't mean that YOU have to see yourself that way too.

I got myself freaked out b/c of a dream I had last night and not feeling particularly pregnant this morning. However, as the day progressed I started feeling more gross. Anyway, I had the RE's office do a progesterone draw... guess I'm getting nervous b/c the u/s is on Wednesday morning.

Ok, off to "power nap."
post #34 of 58
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Oh? What kind of modified diet?
One where I don't eat all the time and site on the couch doing nothing

I went back to the gym today after a month of not going.

Dh and I decided to hire a painter for our new house! : And I also hired someone today to clean the grout, so no paint and no bleach!
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by Spring Sun View Post
Where are you going to do yours? I was thinking cappa as they have a distance training program. I honestly think I could teach it now if I brushed up on a few things, but I know I need to get certified. We should do it together
I've been leaning towards ICEA as that is the most recognized by all the hospitals/docs around here. At least if I went through them then I may get more referrals from them, and not have everything I do shot down instead. The only prob is that you have to attend a workshop, which is going to be pretty hard this spring summer with 1.being pregnant, 2. dh and I have both been laid off so money is tight for travel, & 3. dh is planning on going to back to doing more roofs this summer to offset the layoff period so no one to watch the little rugrats!
I know that eventually it will all happen in good time, but I just love it when God decides to throw a monkey wrench into the mix!laughup
post #36 of 58
Hey mamas - I have been meaning to jump in here but I've had zero time over the past few days....things are somewhat starting to calm down though, my mom left on saturday and my sis leaves tomorrow, so it'll be just us in the house again. Still trying to clean up from Christmas and I have a MOUNTAIN of laundry to do. : Seriously, it's probably about 17 loads. Not looking forward to it at all.

I'm currently at 7 weeks, don't know how many days. I've interviewed a couple of MW's and am pretty sure which one I'm going with, but haven't set up any appointments yet. I'm feeling very blah about this pregnancy.... I feel like it's not really real most of the time, as I posted in another thread. I mean, I'm somewhat excited, but nowhere near as excited as when I first found out. I guess maybe the hormones have just taken over and are making me feel irritated and gloomy about life in general? I dunno. One thing that's irking me is the feeling that I have to walk on eggshells around everyone and remember to tell them what they want to hear, lest I open up a Pandora's box. Like, for instance, my sister. She is 10 years younger than me, but we have a pretty good relationship. She's just finishing up college and planning on going to med school, haha. And here I am planning a homebirth. I figured she might be open-minded to it, and was actually going to ask her if she would like to be there(but to please keep it a secret from our mom, who would drive me nuts). Then on Christmas Eve my sis and I were having a conversation about books we wanted to read, and I was telling her that I'm going to be getting all these birthing books, like 'Birthing from Within' and she said: "what's that?" So I explained what it was about, and she said, with an actual hint of disdain in her voice: "Oh, I thought you were going to say that you wanted to have the baby at home, with a midwife or something."

I almost started laughing. Well, I guess there's no need to bring up THAT subject! It just sucks that I feel like I have to lie to everyone, b/c 1.I'm a crappy liar and 2. I feel so much joy and excitement over the possibility of having this baby at home in the water - and I can't share that with anyone except dh, who will probably be sick of hearing about it pretty soon and my best friend. And I'm very grateful for them(and for you guys, I know you understand), but I just have the feeling of wanting to scream it from the rooftops, and I can't. Maybe that's why I feel so frustrated and grumpy, because I feel kinda stifled? Idk....I'm just eager for January to be here so I can be that much closer to the second tri and start going to my MW appointments. I'm excited for that.

/End ramble. Thanks for reading, mamas.
post #37 of 58
Thread Starter 
Mia: It really sucks when family is not supportive or even thinks you're silly for your birthing choices. I've been there a million times myself! You can share your excitement with us, we'll be excited for you! A home waterbirth is very exciting
post #38 of 58
Mia, our birthing choices will not go over well with my family either. But of course, at the end of the day, we're the ones that are responsible for it, and folks just have to accept that and shut the hell up.
post #39 of 58
Mia ~ I am so glad your family is leaving. Then you'll be able to get back to focusing on your family and pregnancy without all of the "noise".

I am keeping a lot of this pregnancy to me and dh. We have not offically told family (my Mom knows) and plan to wait until - well who knows. For me as long as dh and I are the same page I feel secure in our decisions and am really not concerned with my what my family thinks. You'll be feeling so much better once your back to your regular schedule and enjoy all of your books.
post #40 of 58
Mia- I hear you on birthing choice drama. My MIL and FIL were both at my hospital births with my two sons, and I hate it that they cannot be there for this little one...because of their fears.

Shout it from the roof tops on MDC!!!!
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