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Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,826
Posted By carriepurkhiser
#1: birthing stool - pushed for 28 minutes...

#1: birthing stool - pushed for 28 minutes (midwife attended homebirth)
#2: birthing stool - pushed for 35 minutes (midwife attended homebirth)
#3: squatting in garden tub (labored on hands and...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7044309)
Sounds like dh is pretty level headed....
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Thanks! Do you have any references where I could...

Thanks! Do you have any references where I could check this out in more detail?

Also, my husband and I just had a conversation about vaxes. He was so "go to the hospital for birth, bottle feed,...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Hi! I need some help! My daughter was 1...

Hi! I need some help!

My daughter was 1 yesterday. I have not vaxed her at all. I also have a 7, 3, and 2 year old. We followed the vax schedule exactly with our 7 year old - we were stupid and...
Forum: Homebirth   05-08-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 95,880
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Seems like everyone has the basics covered. 1....

Seems like everyone has the basics covered.
1. freeze meals
2. water tub
3. birthing stool

BE PREPARED for a quick delivery. My 1st was 6 hours (6 lbs). My 2nd was 12 1/2 hours (6 lbs 15oz)....
Forum: Family Planning   03-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By carriepurkhiser
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Forum: October 2006   03-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,424
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Homebirth! Homebirth! Homebirth! If you are a...

Homebirth! Homebirth! Homebirth! If you are a low risk pregnancy - WHY NOT! We have had wonderful experiences with homebirths.

Our first two children (ages 6 and 3) we had a midwife attend.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   01-04-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,914
Posted By carriepurkhiser
I would trust your instincts. Our 1 year old was...

I would trust your instincts. Our 1 year old was 9 lbs 10 oz at birth - we had him at home. I'm sure he lost some weight, but most newborns do. A newborns stomach size is comparable to the size of a...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-10-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Hi! I am in your same boat! My children are...

Hi!

I am in your same boat! My children are 5 years, 2 years, & 7 months. My oldest two have had all vaccinations except the last boosters. My 7 month old has had 2 month and 4 month shots, but...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-10-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Yes - we just waited until the midwife arrived...

Yes - we just waited until the midwife arrived and had her cut the cord, do the weighing and measuring and so forth. It was kind of odd holding a baby in one arm, and trying to breastfeed, and...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-30-2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Thanks so much for all the info so far! I'm...

Thanks so much for all the info so far! I'm going to research the sites given to me as soon as I get the youngest 2 down for a nap! Thanks again - keep the info coming! Carrie...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-30-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Also, if I did stop getting my children...

Also, if I did stop getting my children vaccinations, can I use religious exemption (for school)? Even though they have had some vaccines? How does this work? Everyone tells use that they HAVE to...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-30-2004, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By carriepurkhiser
Does anyone have any information on...

Does anyone have any information on vaccinations? Our 1st child have all vaccines except the last set - He is due any time. With our 2nd child, I was set on him not getting hardly any - just the...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-28-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By carriepurkhiser
What a WONDERFUL birth story! Congratulations!...

What a WONDERFUL birth story! Congratulations! (I loved the pics!)

I couldn't get as detailed with my birth story, having rugrats running around (ages 5 years, 1 1/2 years, and 5 months!), I had...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-27-2004, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By carriepurkhiser
This was my 3rd birth - 3rd son!...

This was my 3rd birth - 3rd son! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

This past July - 1 day before my due date, I started having contractions. I thought they were just...
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