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Originally Posted by Stacymom View Post
On Sunday, we were both fasting for direction and guidance, and I receied a distinct spiritual impressions that healing was going to come through medical treatment. That was so not what I was expecting to hear. So, as soon as I get my courage up, I will be calling for an apointment with an RE. We just got a new insurance plan, and we're not sure what it will cover in regards to treatment, and I'm not sure where the money will come from. But, the prompting was unmistakable, so we go forward.
I'm sorry. That isn't an answer I would expect either, and would have a hard time accepting. But it sounds like it was definitely your answer. Good luck. Here's hoping for both of us.

Here is the book I mentioned. I only recently heard about it on a Yahoo group, and to be honest, I haven't read it through very carefully, which is one reason I thought it was strange that I got a prompting to pass it on. The author covers all the basic aspects of prenatal care and birth, in it's various settings, and then includes scriptures and quotes from GA's on subjects such as fear, patience, and agency. She emphasizes how important it is to carefully and prayerfully consider each option you have, which is one reason I was drawn to it. I don't know about the rest of you, but with my first, I didn't do any of that. I got pregnant, and let my local HMO handle the rest. It was awful, as I think I've mentioned before. But it honestly didn't occur to me to consult Heavenly Father about how I should grow my baby, and where and how that baby should be born, and I'm really ashamed to admit that. Here I was preparing for my son's first ordinances, receiving a body, and being born in the covenant, and I didn't pray about whether or not he even should be born in a hospital. Now, a lot of this book is the author's own opinion and interpretation, so that should be taken with a grain of salt. But I found almost everything I read in there to ring true with what I have come to believe about how God created the process of birth as a step in His work and His glory. He can't bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man without bringing mortality to pass first. He has set the pregnancy and birth process up for that purpose, and I htink we mere mortals have screwed with it entirely too much with drugs, procedures, and fear. So yeah, that's a short and imperfect synopsis of the book. Stepping off the soapbox again. HTH.
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Hi to all! I'm new to this thread and so excited to find you! I've been a member for four years now and DH has always been a member. We live in NC close to both of our families. We have one DD, Adalyn, and we are expecting a little boy in the next two weeks! I'm currently apprenticing with a HB midwife here and am loving it. We , , , , : Can't wait to get to know you all!
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Welcome aboard, Christina!
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Hey, was wondering if anyone had suggestionsfor baptism songs? dh's baptism is coming up in just under 2 weeks, and we need to hurry and get the program together. Since he doesn't really know the songs, he wants me to pick. I kinda want to stay away from the primary song route, lol. Any ideas? Not necessarily blatantly baptism related. I'm thinking maybe I Am A Child of God for one of them. It was sung at mine
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Hi to all! I'm new to this thread and so excited to find you! I've been a member for four years now and DH has always been a member. We live in NC close to both of our families. We have one DD, Adalyn, and we are expecting a little boy in the next two weeks! I'm currently apprenticing with a HB midwife here and am loving it. We , , , , : Can't wait to get to know you all!
Welcome!!
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Hey, was wondering if anyone had suggestionsfor baptism songs? dh's baptism is coming up in just under 2 weeks, and we need to hurry and get the program together. Since he doesn't really know the songs, he wants me to pick. I kinda want to stay away from the primary song route, lol. Any ideas? Not necessarily blatantly baptism related. I'm thinking maybe I Am A Child of God for one of them. It was sung at mine
Come Follow Me was sung at mine.
I Stand All Amazed is another fitting hymn.

Wendy waving hi,
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At one point today I was talking to 3 other women, all of whom were due in Oct/Nov, so visibly pregnant. It was a nice reminder to me that I no longer am. : I've felt haunted by my third child for more than a year. I know there is a spirit waiting to come to us. I'm trying to be patient about it though. And we all know how easy it is to cultivate patience!
I'm fairly new here, but I guess you're referring to a miscarriage? I'm so sorry. Been there...too many times. I can REALLY relate. Every time I was pg, there was someone else who was pg and due within a couple of weeks of me...and every time i miscarried around the end of my first trimester...so just as i lost my baby, they began to show with theirs. It was horrible every time.
Anyway,
My enduring sources of comfort was the song "Be Still My Soul" and the last verse of "I Believe in Christ." I also thought a lot about the verse "Be still, and kjnow that I am God" and just learned to trust that God was in control. But it's still hard. :
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Thanks Jenni. I miscarried about a month ago, and would have been due April 6, so it was very early. I'm just now starting to tell people what happened.
If you don't mind my asking, do you know what made the difference that you were able to carry your DS to term?
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Originally Posted by AdalynsMama View Post
Hi to all! I'm new to this thread and so excited to find you! I've been a member for four years now and DH has always been a member. We live in NC close to both of our families. We have one DD, Adalyn, and we are expecting a little boy in the next two weeks! I'm currently apprenticing with a HB midwife here and am loving it. We , , , , : Can't wait to get to know you all!
AdalynsMama, hello! Welcome! Where in NC do you live? We're in Charlotte. I hope that you're close by but I know realistically you're probably not. I am feeling a little down lately that I'm always looked at like a freak down here in the south wearing my sling and it would be nice to have more LDS mamas who understand where I'm coming from. One of my midwives' apprentices lives in Winston-Salem and is LDS, wish we were closer! About looking like a freak with my sling I am doing what I can to change that as I sell Zolowear slings one mom at a time I figure .
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Hi Kristen! We are in Raleigh I know where you are coming from about seeming like the freak haha... I'm using a new native carrier and still get the looks. It would be great if there were more LDS mamas around who could relate! I'm thinking about taking the babe to church in the new native so that I don't have to play the pass the baby game. Also I could use that and my nursing cover and maybe attend RS! Can you imagine I hated living in the mothers lounge and missing out on sunday school and RS. Sorry we aren't closer- it would be nice! How was your homebirth? This will be my first and I'm so excited! It's funny you teach hypnobabies- I was looking for someone in Raleigh who taught it when I was first pregnant!
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Welcome Christina

Everyone - we are on the 5th of September and up to 38 pages and 750 posts. Is it time for a new thread?
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Anyone else here in Utah get hit good last night?
We had a microburst hit our yard and we lost a tree, limbs off another tree and part of our fence and all the padding off of our trampoline. But from the looks of our neighborhood we were the only ones. Of course since no one else really got hit the city won't help..grrrr
I guess I'm used to living in the midwest where if anything like this happens you just put it in a nice pile on the side of the road and the city will pick it up on trash day.
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Thanks Jenni. I miscarried about a month ago, and would have been due April 6, so it was very early. I'm just now starting to tell people what happened.
If you don't mind my asking, do you know what made the difference that you were able to carry your DS to term?

Well, we have a number of theories.
After my third miscarriage we had a full medical workup done (including a hysterosalpingogram, which i heartily do NOT recommend, ich!) Anyway, everything came back normal. In other words, one of the world's leading specialists in recurrent miscarriage (who happens to be at U of Utah) had no answers. SO, it wasn't physical, logical, etc. Of course, that means it was beyond man or medicine's power to solve.
I legally adopted will in late march of 05. I conceived Sammy on the next cycle. We think perhaps the Lord wanted us to make sure to get that adoption offiical, and to not be distracted from it.
After the medical workup we concluded that medicine was not the answer, and did a better job of handing things over to God. Not just asking for health and wellness and so on, but actually asking His guidence in every choice--everything from which care provider and what birth location to what vitamins to take (or not take). We gave it all over to Him. Perhaps it was that we needed to demonstrate the trust. I don't know.
We do knwo that both dh and I feel like the recurrent miscarriages are a thing of the past. We suspect that in the future the kids will come fairly fast and fairly easily.
(FWIW, I had three 'certain' miscarriages--all between 12-15wks. According to my charts, I also had 3 others, but none of the pregnancies were long enough to get a positive test...i jus tknow my charts, you know? And those were pregnancy charts... Anyway, that's in 2.5 years. I seem to get pregnant quite easily, it's just the carrying that was the issue!)

jenni
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