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|And the financial end of the bargain played a big part. I am not a vegan but live as natural as our income allows (another vent is why does eating healthy cost more if you buy it all????|
|I cloth diaper, but wouldn't have a homebirth, kinda odd to some I'm sure, but there are a couple of reasons. 1. I'm diabetic and would need a c-sec. like I had before (we grow huge babies, hehe) and 2. Although I love the idea of hb, the risks just seem to high to me, what if something, anything, went wrong????|
|Originally posted by Ellie'sMom
Though it is surprising to hear about the Amish buying sposies, I must admit that if I had no electricity, and therefore, no washing machine, cloth diapering would be a much less attractive option.
Whew. That was a major league run on sentence. Sorry. I need to go to bed!
edited for spelling, but nothing else
|Originally posted by Moonbucket
When it was time to go I got handed a packet like you get at the hospital - a folder from Pampers with all kinds of blah blah about how Pampers babies are happy babies because they're dry. It was filled with coupons and the birthing kit you get also comes with free Pampers diapers, coupons, etc. I told her I wouldn't be seen carrying a Pampers folder around & threw it in the trash. Suggested she might want to promote a healthier alternative.
|Originally posted by USAmma
My ob is actually very natural oriented and only does intervention if it's absolutely required.
|Originally posted by mnnice
Many Amish have old ringer wash machines that they run with a generator. Having used ringers during my childhood I think they would do a topnotch job on diapers (at least prefolds and flats), it would kind of suck in very cold weather.
|Originally posted by abigailvr
She said that they read that using disposables is better in an area with water problems (we live in CA). I
|She said that they read that using disposables is better in an area with water problems (we live in CA).|
|Originally posted by Safemommy
As far as homebirthing...I guess I don't really understand what is so natural about that. Many hospitals allow water births, family rooms where dad and baby can stay in the room with mom, allow co-sleeping while in the hospital with your baby, lactation consultants on staff 24 hours a day, etc. I really liked being in the hospital for a couple days, recouping before I had to get home and take care of my family again! :LOL Most of the homebirth mamas I know did it because of a fear of the hospital and are even less natural than I am!
Anyway, that's my 2 cents on this...interesting discussion!