updated to herekidzaplenty
, i know i have seen you talk about quiverfull somewhere else (oh jeeze, like in your intro for this thread!), i should have figured out your acronym! is Quiverfull a recognized way of life, an identity others share? not that it has to be. i only ask because i've never heard of it myself. i could google it of course, but it would be more fun to have you share
how you came to it, and so on...pookietooth
, clearly it took a lot of bravery and thoughtfulness to make the decisions you have to bring your children to you. i'm so glad it worked, and it's working again
, i'm so sorry for your loss! i had a m/c at 5.5 weeks, and it was devastating - can't imagine 15
. i'm sure that you have the sensitivity to share with your daughter the best way you can. has she had any full term pregnancies yet?
and bubbagirl elliesmama
, i am with you on enjoying the benefits of waiting - i have my own livelihood, but i can be very flexible, and my husband used his experience to start his own business too. so we don't have a lot of the burden that working for others brings. not that it's not a lot of work to work for yourself! also, thanks for sharing that you are able to birth naturally. i cannot BELIEVE the crap you're going through w/ your care! you must feel you've wrangled what you need from them for labor and delivery.samstress
, thanks for the feedback on the thread! i really appreciate it - just because i was willing to start this thread doesn't mean i'm "in charge"
. please, anyone else
btw, i like your username, heehee, do you sew, or is your partner's name sam? afm
, boring old 6 week stuff. i'm struggling with what prenatal screening/testing to get, if any. i'm working w/ 2 partner midwives for a planned home birth. they don't even do the first appointment til 12 weeks, and i've been playing phone tag with one to discuss first appointment and testing. meanwhile, i've been doing a LOT of reading.
i was thinking i wanted to have one ultrasound around 20 wks to make sure, at 36, i'm not walking into a home birth blind, but i just read something that said placenta previa at 20 weeks or so can CHANGE! didn't know that - apparently, it's common for the placenta to move! i got it from this
article by sarah j. buckley, MD. it's really long, and her perspective, though measured and annotated, is avoid ultra/sound unless medically necessary, so beware
(the title is ultrasounds - cause for concern). i don't want to offend anyone! anyway, this is the thing that caught my attention:"As well as estimating the EDD and checking for major abnormalities, RPU (ultra-sound) can also identify a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia), and detect the presence of more than one baby at an early stage of pregnancy. However, 19 out of 20 women who have placenta praevia detected on an early scan will be needlessly worried: the placenta will effectively move up, and not cause problems at the birth. Furthermore detection of placenta praevia by RPU has not been found to be safer than detection in labour."
please, i'd really love advice from all you "advanced" ladies, about what you would do/are doing.
i should say that i don't have any other risk factors besides age - well, i am 190 lbs at 5' 7 1/2", which returns a 29 bmi, just under obese on a bmi chart. i'm active though, and am remaining so during pregnancy.
i promise i won't ALWAYS write such long posts - but i get up reeeeeeally early!