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#121 of 248 Old 11-04-2006, 03:13 PM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 28
Where are you? MI
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? Planning to have an UP/UC next time
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Nope
Have you UCed before? No, had a midwife assisted homebirth
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 28
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5.5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3 year old son, 10 month old twins
Will your older children be present for the birth? Hopefully, but we'll see how I feel at the moment
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes. We co-slept with our 3 year old until the twins were born and now we co-sleep with the twins and will with future baby
Wear your baby? Yes, dh and I wear the babies and will wear future ones
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes, CLW
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO,NO, NO,!!!!!!!!!
Homeschool? possibly
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No

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#122 of 248 Old 11-04-2006, 05:39 PM
 
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How old are you? 23
Where are you? MI
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? this baby
Are you telling others about your UC plans? already have
Have you UCed before?nope one hospital, on hb with mw
About your family:
How old is your significant other?31
How long have you been with your s.o.?almost 3 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?5 years and 17 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? yeppers
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?yes
Wear your baby? still am
Cloth-diaper?make my own
Breastfeed? still am
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?never
Circumcise your baby?never
Homeschool?has crossed my mind
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)I like to eat just about anything

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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 25
Where are you? PA
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? I am
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Not unless they ask. I am open about having an Homebirth, but only a few people know I am doing my own care
Have you UCed before? No, I have hb though
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? two; ages 5 and 3
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, I will. I did with DD and some with DS. DS prefers to sleep on his own so he sleeps next to my bed.
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? I dunno. I did with my other DC.
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? No
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No
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How old are you? 54
Where are you? CA
Are you currently PG? NO
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? no, never
Have you UCed before? once
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 54
How long have you been with your s.o.? 32 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 5 - 30, 26, 23, 21, 16
Will your older children be present for the birth? they were
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? we did
Wear your baby? we did
Cloth-diaper? we did
Breastfeed? I did
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? never
Circumcise your baby? yes - just the boys
Homeschool? off and on, as time permitted
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) lacto vegetarian

Well that's all I can think of for now, feel free to add your own questions.
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? Michigan
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? yes
Have you UCed before? yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 14 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 9 kids. 2 deceased, the others are 12, 10, 9, 8, 5, 4, 8 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? nope
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? you bet
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) no
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fun thread idea, thx!!

About you: hmm...Pagan hippie mama sums it up fairly well.
How old are you? 26 next month
Where are you? abilene texas--bleah!
Are you currently PG? yep!
Are you/Did you UP? so far i've peed on a stick and listened to heart tones with a doppler--one of my best friends is a midwife so if i ever get nervous, she's there for me!
Are you telling others about your UC plans? not so much.
Have you UCed before? nope, but both births were drug-free and fairly un-intervened with

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 19
How long have you been with your s.o.? almost a year
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? two, aged 7.5 and 4.5
Will your older children be present for the birth? if they want to be! i will have playdate backup for them if they get uncomfortable

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? with the new babe, yes of course. with the older two, i do still, fairly often. but they are getting BIG lol!
Wear your baby? YEP
Cloth-diaper? yeah, with EC thrwn in when/if i have the mental energy
Breastfeed? i didn't ian, i did lili, and of course i'll bf this new one
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? ian's vaxxed and fine, but Lili had a terrible reaction at her 2m shots, so i quit and haven't looked back since.
Circumcise your baby? NOPE. Ian's not, and I am so glad
Homeschool? sure do!! Waldorf-flavored flexible unschooley-ness, lol
Follow a special diet? vegetarian but kinda too lazy to be complete vegans

ETA:

Watch TV? no, i just dont like it much
Sign with your baby? sure
Read to your newborn? well, not the same way i read to my older two
Work outside the home? gonna have to soon--
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? not terribly much
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? huhwhat??!
Own or foster pets? two cats
Follow a religion? spiritual, not so much religious
Encourage higher education? sure
Generally support union activity? generally.....these are gettin random..!
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? sure
Use a pacifier with your baby? i'm not staunchly opposed....
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? sure why not?
Play pen? good for holding laundry LOL
Crib? same as above
Baby Swing? i do like to put them down occasionally, and this seems to be the preferred place
Excersaucer? pshhh no

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? a few....wood's so expensive!
Toy guns? ohh yes
Other toy weapons? yup--i used to worry about that but not anymore--my kids are gentle and loving despite wanting to play cops and robbers heh
Branded characters? well the older they get the more they ask for independance....so yeah. i'm not gonna say no if they specifically ask for a spidey or barbie toy

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? i am inclined to say never
Evidence-based conventional medicine? err, u mean, like taking antibiotics for a KNOWN bacterial infection? sure. but how often does that happen?
Homeopathic? Yes
Chiropractic? mmm, i'm open to it
Herbal? very much :
Nutritional/naturopathic? YEP :
Ayurvedic? i read about it hehe
Other/describe?

Are you a feminist? complicated q....you might say so, yes
City, Town or Rural? City, but a lame one lol
Do you vote? yep
Where do you fall politically? libertarian-ish

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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)

41. I will be at least 42 for my UC.

Where are you?

Northern California

Are you currently PG?

I don't know yet.

Are you/Did you UP?

I would like to with the new little one if at all possible.

Are you telling others about your UC plans?

Only a very select few and in very vague terms. I told one friend, "I would like a UC this time around." just to see if she knew what the term meant.

Have you UCed before?

no

About your family:
How old is your significant other?

I'm TTC via donor insemination and have been single for almost thirteen years.

How many children do you currently have?

dd is seventeen and ds is a few weeks shy of fifteen. Phoenix was born alive and healthy fourteen months before dd's birth but it is still too painful for me to tell her story, so I prefer to think of her as an angel.

Will your older children be present for the birth?

I would like for both of them to be there, but it will be up to them. I expect ds to educate himself a lot more if he chooses to be at the birth, though.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?

yep.

Wear your baby?

Yep, but would like to sew up more varied options (ring sling, mei tai, wraps) this time around.

Cloth-diaper?

Yep. I used a diaper service and Bio-Bottoms (wool velcro) covers for the teens and intend to wash my own this time around.

Breastfeed?

Yes


Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?

Limited and delayed with the teens, but I didn't know any better. dd had a convulsion from her first dpt shot and I never used the live pertussis again. ds has some symptoms that may indicate that he is on the autism spectrum, but he is very high functioning and I've never felt that there would be any benefit of slapping a label on him.

You do the best you know how and when you know better, you do better; this baby will not be vaxed.

Circumcise your baby?

No.

Homeschool?

dd is a homeschool graduate, currently attending community college. ds is homeschooled. The little one will be unschooled.

Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)

dd is vegan, I "like vegan foods" but will eat dairy if necessary (can't financially afford vegan alternatives and have a genuine nutritional need for the calories) and ds is in a "rebellion" stage where he eats meat at other people's homes but does not bring it into our house and will eat up as much of the dairy products that come into the house as he can to save the "better" foods for dd and myself.

I mostly lurk and tend to be the biggest drama queen on the ttc boards, but I did want to introduce myself and my hopes for a UC for Maybe Baby since occasionally I bumble across a post where I just plain have to add my two cents worth and I will have lots and lots of questions about my specific circumstances (simply-living SMC of advanced maternal age) when and if I do get pregnant.

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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 26
Where are you? Hampton Roads, VA
Are you currently PG? yep
Are you/Did you UP? I am for the first time.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? if they ask, then I'm honest.
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 yrs
How many children do you currently have? 2 If so, what ages? Kyler is 4, Suzanne is 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? if they are awake or show an interest, they can be there. we're flexible.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? we do to some degree. Where everyone sleeps the best is where they sleep. The baby is sleeping with us until he/she decides otherwise.
Wear your baby? yes, though Suzanne doesn't show interest in it anymore, I'm ready for the next babe to put in the sling!
Cloth-diaper? just started with Suzanne a week ago! I'm so glad with it so far.
Breastfeed? yes...child-led weaning
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? we stopped last year.
Circumcise your baby? not this time.
Homeschool? plan to.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) not really. I just put information to use little by little in the house. Slowly weeded out things, and weeded other things in.

I like the idea of this! Very cool....
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I need to acknowledge that I am very much a UCr at heart, however, when I birthed, my partner & I decided to have a MW in our home if he felt like he needed to call her. He did call her & she remained downstairs while we birthed upstairs. It was what worked for us.

About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? Midwest
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? No, but I had the MW only give me massages & not talk about pregnancy unless I brought it up.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some
Have you UCed before? No, but I have birthed unhindered.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 5, almost 3, 1 year.
Will your older children be present for the birth? If we have another, I think my 2 older children will want to be present.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes, if they want to. They have their own beds, too.
Wear your baby? Frequently.
Cloth-diaper? Yes!
Breastfeed? Yes!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Selective/delay
Circumcise your baby? No way!
Homeschool? We will do what works on a child per child basis.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) We're all ovo-lacto vegetarians with a non-hydrogenated & non-corn syrup pantry.

I have too much free time. Have some more crunchy questions.
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Sure.
Sign with your baby? Yes.
Read to your newborn? Yes.
Work outside the home? Part time
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? Yes
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living) Nope.
Own or foster pets? Yes
farm-type animals. no
Follow a religion? Very spiritual, but not relegious.
Encourage higher education? Yes.


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Thanks for bumping this Captain_Crunch!

About You:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 32
Where are you? Alberta, Canada
Are you currently PG? Yes! Finally!
Are you/Did you UP? No
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yep, anyone who will listen.
Have you UCed before? No. First birth was high intervention in hospital, second was all natural in the hospital.


About your family:
How old is your significant other? 35
How long have you been with your s.o.? 8 years, married for almost 5
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? DD is 4 and DS is 2.5
Will your older children be present for the birth? If they want to. DD is super excited and really involved this time around!

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, still with the kids and will with the next of course too.
Wear your baby? Yes did with both and will with this one as well.
Cloth-diaper? Did with DD, not with DS, but will with BabyKoz #3
Breastfeed? Of course!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No way!
Circumcise your baby? Ummm, NO!
Homeschool? Yes, Unschooling
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Not really, just mainly whole foods, organic if possible.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 36
Where are you? Beijing, China
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? kind of, only 2 checkups the whole time, to cover ourselves and "look like we were preparing for a hosp birth" since we weren't sure of legal repercussions in China (there are none)
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I did, friends only, not docs, etc.
Have you UCed before? Just the once so far
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 15 yrs older than myself
How long have you been with your s.o.? married almost 4 yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? DD 2 yrs.10 mo, and UC'd babe: DS 11.5 mo
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes (DD was 23 mo@ the time)
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, all of us
Wear your baby? Yes, #1 &#2
Cloth-diaper? Yes but UC added with #2
Breastfeed? Yes exclusively for a long long time
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? #1 did till 3 months, #2: NO WAY
Circumcise your baby? Yes (Jewish)
Homeschool? Yes, so far
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Yes: Vegetarian. Organic (95%). Kosher (100%). We eat lots of eggs and very occasionally dairy&fish but mostly vegan 'cept 4 the eggs.

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Will you/do you:
Watch TV? some, very little, picky
Sign with your baby? um no, have tried a bit but I'm not that disciplined...
Read to your newborn? No, wait till later but lots of singing and rhymes
Work outside the home? no
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? Yes, China has its own rules tho. We reuse as much as possible
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living) I like Taking Children Seriously, and also try to stick with Noncoercive Parenting as much as possible tho I slip
Own or foster pets? No, we could leave China at any moment and need to stay mobile
farm-type animals.Not allowed in city limits
Follow a religion? Yes, Orthodox Jews
Encourage higher education? hmmm, yes, depending on child's wishes though I think it is close to useless. Of all the millionaires I know, and I know a few, only one has a degree (lawyer, was professor now has own private int'l business law practice).

Liora. Best way to reach me is FACEBOOK, search for "LioraP2". Jewish and Frum In Beijing, Mom of Three (mother of 3: #1 was vaccine injured at age 2m later dx with PDD-NOS, healed in 3 years with biomed. #2 unvaxed and healthy boy. #3 unvaxed amazing girl with Down syndrome using Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) since infancy)
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About you:
How old are you? 22
Where are you? Minneapolis, Minnesota
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? yes- it is the best way to uc imo.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Not IRL really, just a couple of friends knew
Have you UCed before? doc/hossy caused c/s of my 1st, my 2nd was a UBAC
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 24
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years "together" and 8 years friends
How many children do you currently have? one DS and one DD
If so, what ages? DS is two years and DD is 4 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? he was home but asleep. it was 3 am.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes, yes, yes!!
Cloth-diaper?yes- I make them myself!!!
Breastfeed? yes, doubletime!!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby?never
Homeschool?yes, I was and I loved it, I am not "weird" either...
Follow a special diet? not really, mostly stuff my parents and I grow, an then can or otherwise store. My dad does not want to "fuel the macheine" any more then he has to.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? We do once and a while, not ds though, not yet
Sign with your baby? Yes.
Read to your newborn? Yes. Tons!
Work outside the home?I used to, but not anymore
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Not ever, I don't trust anyone, I have personally known too many child molesters
Recycle? yes
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living) ? what's this?
Own or foster pets? no
farm-type animals. no, I'd love to have more space to have my animals again...
Follow a religion? Very spiritual and religious, Jehovah's Witness
Encourage higher education? Yes, if that is what they want

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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)
29 in january.

Where are you?
a northeastern suburb of atlanta, georgia.

Are you currently PG?
21 weeks.

Are you/Did you UP?
i am, though i will go in to my (uc-friendly) doctor to get a proof of pregnancy thingie for getting the birth certificate after the baby's born.

Are you telling others about your UC plans?
only some people. it's not something i advertise.

Have you UCed before?
yes. ds was born unassisted in november 2004.

About your family:
How old is your significant other?
32.

How long have you been with your s.o.?
we met new year's day, 2001. i proposed to him a couple of months later. we got married in april 2003.

How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?
baby zero was given up for adoption at (hospital) birth in 1996. baby one is ds, 25 months old.

Will your older children be present for the birth?
not sure yet.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?
yes.

Wear your baby?
yes.

Cloth-diaper?
yes, with some ec thrown in for good measure. :-)

Breastfeed?
yes.

Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?
yes. delayed/selective. ds still hasn't gotten his first ones.

Circumcise your baby?
no.

Homeschool?
yes.

Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)
omnivorous, whole foods, traditional foods, with some attention paid to my husband's diabetic status. :-)


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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 27
Where are you? NY
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? twice
Are you telling others about your UC plans? we did to an extent
Have you UCed before? twice

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 8.5 yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 7yo ds, 5yo ds, 4yo ds, 2yo dd
Will your older children be present for the birth? They all slept through it

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? wore ds2 and ds3, dd had to be held at all times
Cloth-diaper? for five years straight...almost done finally!
Breastfeed? Yes, for 7.5 years straight
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Not anymore. ds3 and dd are vax-free. ds1 was fully vax'ed on sched., stopped after ds2 4 mo shots
Circumcise your baby? ds1 is circ'ed ds2, ds3 intact
Homeschool? not sure
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 25
Where are you? Midwest, USA
Are you currently PG? No, hoping to be pg this May/June/July
Are you/Did you UP? No, but would consider it.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No, except for a good friend (med student) who actually *suggested* UC as a possibility for us for a 2nd birth since I was lamenting difficulty of having a non-interventionist h/b in our state.
Have you UCed before? Yes, hosptial transfer

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 26
How long have you been with your s.o.? 6 yrs. Have known each other (as friends before dating/marriage) for a total 11.5 yrs.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 9mo dd
Will your older children be present for the birth? Hopefully, if she's comfortable with that. It would be nice if MIL could be there to baby/toddler wrangle, but I think she would completely spaz during a UC.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? Yes, absolutely. She generally dislikes store-bought slings but loves her baby bjorn and the sling I made by knotting a bedsheet at my shoulder.
Cloth-diaper? That is a project for a less busy time. Can't ask dad to do absolutely everything (SAHD, still adjusting to doing housework, lol!).
Breastfeed? Yes, and will as long as we are both comfortable doing so.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Not anymore. Dd got DTaP and HIB at her 6mo appt (she was 7 mo). Unless I find sufficient research to absolutely convince me to vax (potentially selectively), there will be no more vaxing.
Circumcise your baby? No, but dh would prefer to circ. We will not be circing.
Homeschool? Dh is more and more interested in doing this, but while I would be a good homeschooler, dh would not. Since I'm the WOHM and he's the SAHD, no homeschooling.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No, just working on eating healthier in general.

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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 18
Where are you? Georgia
Are you currently PG? yes-due any day now!
Are you/Did you UP? no
Are you telling others about your UC plans? only a few ppl-I don't like dealing with the ignorance and freak-outs. :
Have you UCed before? no
About your family: am pretty much estranged because because my parents are in a cult but I have 2 sisters and an adorable 5-year-old brother.
How old is your significant other? 20
How long have you been with your s.o.? 1 1/2 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? none
Will your older children be present for the birth? if they wish
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? noooooo
Homeschool? if possible I would love to home-unschool
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) healthy, semi-organic, vegetarian
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 24
Where are you? Fairfield, CA
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? I didn't see anyone until I was 17 weeks. I had one appt with a midwife and one with an OB and do not feel the need to go back, it all felt so useless.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Not sure yet
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 30
How long have you been with your s.o.? 2 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? one daughter, 27 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? yes!

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? It's how I make my living
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? yes
Circumcise your baby? n/a because we have/are having another girl, but I would not
Homeschool? not sure
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) no

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How old are you? 22
Where are you? Columbus, Ohio
Are you currently PG? 13 weeks!
Are you/Did you UP? I plan to with this one.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I told my mom, Aunt and my sisters... so far. Im not ashamed... but I kinda want to keep it quiet... 'just in case'
Have you UCed before? No, My first ended with c section.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? Since Jr year of high school!! April 2001, so... SIX YEARS! holy crap. lmao.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? we have one son who is 2 years old.
Will your older children be present for the birth? If I want him there yes... for some reason I envision it happening at night so I probably wont wake him for it.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? I did for the first 4 or so months then he started not sleeping with me there (thinking it was play time) and he did much better in his crib.
Wear your baby? as much as possible
Cloth-diaper? I didnt with the last, Im not really sold on it for this one yet, but thinking of it.
Breastfeed? I plan to.
Immunize your baby? I have so far... Im greatly uneducated on why not to though so I am working on that.
Circumcise your baby? NO!
Homeschool? Im thinking of it... not sure yet though.
Follow a special diet? My son has a lot of allergies so his diet is pretty limited... my diet needs some work. he eats a lot healthier than I do.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yeah. Im a lost addict
Sign with your baby? I did a few with Arien... I dont know how much it helped but it was neat watching him communicate.
Read to your newborn? I read to him on occasion, I read to him a lot more now that he is older and can understand more.
Work outside the home? I do now... I stayed home until he was about 15 months old, then got a part time job at a daycare. I still work part time and Im not sure if we can have me stay home for the first year for this baby or not, but I hope so... Either way I dont work many hours and never use a sitter so its not a big issue. (daddy is very capable!)
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? nope.
Recycle? nope.

Own or foster pets? a kitty. (named, kitty kitty, because its easy for Arien to say. lol)
Follow a religion? I am an Atheist.
Encourage higher education? If they want it
Generally support union activity? I dont think so.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? I do boycott a few places.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yep, he has tons of plastic crap.
Toy guns? I dont forsee us buying any for our kids.
Other toy weapons? probably not.
Branded characters? within limits. However I have a mil that goes way overboard for any character that my son remotely has an interest in... sponge bob and cars especially.

Are you a feminist? more like... Equal rights and treatment for all, reguardless of gender or sexual orientation. (or race or religion... blah blah blah)
City, Town or Rural? we live in the city, I love it. maybe someday we will buy where the houses are further apart and have more land with them, but still probably very near the city... whichever one.
Do you vote? yep
Where do you fall politically? whenever the right wingers are complaining about the 'damned left wing' I typically find myself agreeing with the left... sooo...


Use a pacifier with your baby? Arien did. Until 6 months he did whenever he wanted, after that it was only in his crib for sleeping and then completely gone at 9 months. I dont know if I will with the next one... probably not because it will interfere with breastfeeding early on. we will see.

Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? If they want it.
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Hey girls! I thought that this might be a fun way to get to know one another...
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29
Where are you? Kansas
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? Yes, I did with my last baby
Are you telling others about your UC plans? We didn't tell family, but all my friends knew
Have you UCed before? Only the last time. #3 was at home assisted
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 10 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 4 kids, they are in my sig!
Will your older children be present for the birth? They chose not to be there this time
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes, exclusively for 6 months
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? We did the first time, we did not the second son
Homeschool? Unschool actually
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) We eat as organic and whole as we can considering our budget at the time. We plan to grow most of our own veggies this year


Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby?no
Read to your newborn? yes
Work outside the home? part time, but I am freelance and don't leave them very much
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? no
Recycle? yes

Own or foster pets? we are getting a kitten in about 3 months!
Follow a religion? Catholic
Encourage higher education? Whatever their hearts desire. I encourage it if they want to do something that requires a degree
Generally support union activity?
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? We have plastic in our house, yes
Toy guns? i doubt it
Other toy weapons? no
Branded characters? Yes

Are you a feminist? Yes, but not radical. I believe in a woman's right to choose to be whatever she wants...including submissive to men if that is what she believes is right. I do NOT believe women should be forced to do so.
City, Town or Rural? city, but would prefer rural.
Do you vote? yes
Where do you fall politically? I am pretty liberal. I think most politicians SUCK.

Use a pacifier with your baby? I wish. Ella has nothing to do with one. Those first 3 months of non-stop screaming it would have been QUITE welcome.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 25
Where are you? Washington
Are you currently PG? Yes-hopefully I'll have the baby today or tomorrow!
Are you/Did you UP? I did for the first months and I am again as of a last week!
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some.
Have you UCed before? No
About your family: I live with Dh and we're expecting our first. Our families are all out of state.
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? Since 2003
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? None yet
Will your older children be present for the birth? Maybe
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? We'll do a sidecar crib
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Undecided. I'm a no-vaxer and DH is a delayed, selective-vaxer.
Circumcise your baby? Yes
Homeschool? Hopefully!
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Kosher, easing ourselves into a mostly vegetarian diet- we only eat poultry and fish, but eventually may cut that out as well.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yes
Sign with your baby? Maybe.
Read to your newborn? Yes
Work outside the home? Part time for as long as I have to. Hopefully Dh will be able to spport us with the next few month or year.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Only if I have to.
Recycle? No... I need to start again.

Own or foster pets? Not yet, but we want to once we're in a house and have the time and room to provide a good quality of life for them.
Follow a religion? Messianic Judaism.
Encourage higher education? I will encourage them to either get an education or some sort of training so they can have a career. Vocational school, college, military, interships- whatever they want.
Generally support union activity? I dunno.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Some, mostly for animal rights reasons.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? No. I don't want any plastic crap until the "put everything in your mouth" stage has passed.
Toy guns? I hope not, but DH is a big self-defense guy, so I may have to bend on that one...
Other toy weapons? See above.
Branded characters? Probably although it makes me sick thinking about it...

Are you a feminist? No.
City, Town or Rural? City
Do you vote? Some. I don't vote for candidates, but I do vote to support or block issues.
Where do you fall politically? Nowhere. I'm a moral republican, but a social democrat. I don't vote for candidates because I can't control the outcome of their choices, but I do vote issues. I'm big on the environment, social reforms and education though.

Use a pacifier with your baby? We have a few per DH's request, but we'll see how much we actually use them.

Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? A what?

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#142 of 248 Old 04-22-2007, 10:33 PM
 
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How old are you? 22
Where are you? Wisconsin
Are you currently PG? 6wks
Are you/Did you UP? No, I will be sparsely seeing my OB.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No. I will be telling my closest friends only. I do not want CPS involved in my life for someone elses hangups and 'ignorance'.
Have you UCed before? No, I have not. Still reading up on it - leaning towards it.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? ~5yrs.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1 son, will be 2 in september - 2.5 when new arrival comes.
Will your older children be present for the birth? I believe so, we will take it as it comes.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Absolutely.
Wear your baby? As much as possible.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Nothing could stop me.
Immunize your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? NO!
Homeschool? Probable.
Follow a special diet? Yes, a healthy one.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Mostly downloaded dvds - but we catch the occassional sesame street. Would like to rid ourselves of tv after this years tour de france. (We're suckers for cycling.)
Sign with your baby? Yes, son knows more signs than words - help during the meltdowns. Love to sign.
Read to your newborn? As much as possible. I'll read My books to them - kill two birds with one stone. Infants just want the love, and I just need the literacy. :
Work outside the home? No, I work inside the home - artist and mother.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Nope.
Recycle? Yes.

Own or foster pets? Kitten. Real name Lemmi. Smart tabby.
Follow a religion? Just spiritual, nothing by a book for us.
Encourage higher education? No, not necessarily. I believe higher education has become a status symbol - and would like said children to find their own way, and if that includes higher education - fantastic, and if not - well, thats fantastic as well.
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Absolutely.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Hah, just gifts.
Toy guns? No thanks.
Other toy weapons? Nope.
Branded characters? Just Grover.

Are you a feminist? Humanist, but I've been called a feminist before.
City, Town or Rural? City.
Do you vote? Everytime.
Where do you fall politically? Extremist Liberal Libertarian. (For the most part.)


Use a pacifier with your baby? No way. I'm his 'pacifier.'
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Absolutely.
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How old are you? 21
Where are you? Southern California
Are you currently PG? nope
Are you/Did you UP? I havent, but hope to with the next one
Are you telling others about your UC plans? i have mentioned it a few times, but i will probably just keep it to myself when the time comes
Have you UCed before? No.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years, married 3
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2yo ds, and 6 month dd
Will your older children be present for the birth? ideally, yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? all the time
Wear your baby? When we are out, sometimes around the house
Cloth-diaper? yep
Breastfeed? yep
Immunize your baby? gross
Circumcise your baby? over my dead body
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? not really

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? a little
Read to your newborn? i do a little right now, hope to read more
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? Trying to

Own or foster pets? No
Follow a religion? Christians
Encourage higher education? If they want to, i will do all i can to help them acheive that goal, if not, i will support them in that as well
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? sure

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yeah
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? Nope.
Branded characters? a few here and there
Are you a feminist? not really
City, Town or Rural? i prefer rural.
Do you vote? no, but i should.
Where do you fall politically? probably a bit in the middle

Use a pacifier with your baby? No way.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? if s/he wants.

Jackie and Rafael (4/15/04)
DS (4/25/05) my unschooled airbending pokemon wizard 
DD (10/05/06) my spirited pixie, who weaned at 3 yrs 10 months
DD (7/27/09) my UC water baby - I mean toddler!

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How old are you? 28
Where are you? Texas
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes I did with #2, and yes, I am with #3
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No. Actually we are telling that we plan a hospital birth.
Have you UCed before? Tried to but I have *issues* - trying again

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 30
How long have you been with your s.o.? married 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? dd 2.5, ds 9 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? I hope so.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? yes - we're Jewish (observant)
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? kosher and gluten free, organic and whole foods as possible and practical

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? nah, my kids are early talkers
Read to your newborn? No, they got their whole lives to read, I read when they display an interest (which is pretty early anyway since we are big readers)
Work outside the home? no
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? no
Recycle? yes

Own or foster pets? 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses, 3 goats, and a fish
Follow a religion? Judaism
Encourage higher education? Absolutely. DH and I both have graduate degrees. One of my kids *will* go to Purdue and carry on the family tradition
Generally support union activity? No, I have blue collar and white collar family members and all have unfavorable opinions toward union activity.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? No

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yes
Toy guns? not for babies, unless you count the bubble gun
Other toy weapons? I don't have problems with pirate swords, but again not a baby toy.
Branded characters? sure

Are you a feminist? by some definition
City, Town or Rural? rural
Do you vote?yes
Where do you fall politically? extremely conservative (I think most republicans are "liberal")


Use a pacifier with your baby? yes
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? sure
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#145 of 248 Old 04-24-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 32
Where are you? Brisbane, Australia
Are you currently PG? No, well, i might be...
Are you/Did you UP? yep.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Just good friends.
Have you UCed before? No, planned homebirths for me.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 10 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 - 3 years, and 1 year.
Will your older children be present for the birth? both.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes, yes, yes!!!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? Absolutely NOT!!
Homeschool? No
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29
Where are you? Toronto
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? certain friends, yes; family and everyone else thinks we have a midwife
Have you UCed before? no, this is my first pregnancy

About your family:
How old is your significant other? I have two. One is 44 and the other is 31.
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years and 3 years, respectively.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? none
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? definitely
Wear your baby? babies. yes.
Cloth-diaper? yes.
Breastfeed? definitely.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? delayed at least until age 2, and then only selectively (which may end up meaning not at all)
Circumcise your baby? hell no. not even if I were Jewish.
Homeschool? possibly.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) wheat-free, low-sugar, low carb, high protein (I'm hypoglycemic).
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#147 of 248 Old 04-30-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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How old are you? 33
Where are you? Manitoba, Canada
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? some people mainly if they ask, definitely not my mil
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 bio daughters 15 and 13 dp has twin daughters 7
Will your older children be present for the birth? The older dd's have been told they are welcome but have declined, "no way, I'm going to grandma's" was their response

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? yes.
Cloth-diaper? yes with plans of diaper free
Breastfeed? yes.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? NO
Circumcise your baby? NEVER
Homeschool? would love to if circumstances are right
Follow a special diet? not generally, every once in awhile I go as raw as possible

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? yes
Read to your newborn? yes
Work outside the home? not for the first 8-10 months then I plan to start my own business and have flexible work schedule
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? maybe preschool but not daycare
Recycle? yes

Own or foster pets? yes, 1 dog (my sidekick) and 4 cats
Follow a religion? pagan
Encourage higher education? Yes, I believe education is essential for girls (I currently have 4 girls so that is my focus)
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? yes

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yes
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? NO.
Branded characters? not generally
Are you a feminist? yes
City, Town or Rural? currently city but rural country girl at heart
Do you vote? Yes in my world there isn't an option
Where do you fall politically? hmmmm probably somewhere in the middle

Use a pacifier with your baby? Never
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? prehaps for a while, my dd's each had one for security when visiting overnight at their dad's (we seperated when they were young)
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#148 of 248 Old 04-30-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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How old are you? 22
Where are you? BC, Canada
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? very few people will know ahead of time, since few would understand
Have you UCed before? no, dd was born in hospital with midwives
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1 daughter, born 9/05
Will your older children be present for the birth? that is the plan for now!
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? we do and will
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes, and ec
Breastfeed? of course!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? probably not, maybe a couple when they are older
Circumcise your baby? never
Homeschool? at least for the early years
Follow a special diet? no, but we try to eat traditional foods and organic

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#149 of 248 Old 04-30-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 22
Where are you? Currently Florida.
Are you currently PG? Not yet.
Are you/Did you UP? I will be having an unassisted pregnancy when pregnant.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only very close, trusted friends and family.
Have you UCed before? No, I have never been pregnant.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? The hubster just turned 27.
How long have you been with your s.o.? 3 years.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? No buhbees yet!
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A (they will most likely be at sibling(s)' birth(s) in the future.)

Will you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? Yes.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Human milk for humans!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? His body. His choice. RIC is barbaric and wrong. :
Homeschool? Yes--leaning towards unschooling.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Lacto-ovo vegetarian, but hubster is an omnivore. Children will be veg-heads : until they are old enough to completely understand where meat comes from, and then they can decide for themselves if they'd like to eat meat.

Nice to meet everyone!

Sprat , Certified Professional Midwife, loved very much by Sprig , the most open-minded, loving, gentle man in the world, little Sprout and now someone new! on begins with .
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Language spoken? french, please be lenient :
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 28
Where are you? Montreal
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some
Have you UCed before? No

About your family:

How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? 6 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Two DD, 4 and 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes

Will you/ do you:

Co-Sleep? Yes, we share a family bedroom
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes, and EC
Breastfeed? Yes, probably with my 2 years old too if she continue like this!
Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Unschool
Follow a special diet? No, but I use to be Vegan before my PG's nauseas
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