i found out earlier this morning in the most unexpected way. there's another thread lamenting mainstream boards. my curiosity was piqued so i visited one of them and found a thread asking about how hawkfeather was doing. then someone else mentioned she was birthing at home. so i did some more digging to see if it was the same hawkfeather and found out!!! funny, huh? and it was a board i never visit. too many pop up ads.