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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   05-12-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Regarding food, they will tell you you "can't"...

Regarding food, they will tell you you "can't" have it, but I cannot imagine them taking it away? I was only there for 1.5 hrs before my daughter was born, so didn't need to eat there. Had...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Or even if it is allowed or if this is the right...

Or even if it is allowed or if this is the right area (figured it is the right age range!), but regarding MMR/separated vaccines:

From my pediatrician's lobby:

To anyone who is concerned about...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-17-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Ball, they'd stop you at the door with it. You'd...

Ball, they'd stop you at the door with it. You'd have to bring it in, deflated, in your bag, and inflate it there. And have a waiver on hand.

Standard is that no hospitals here offer them, and I...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-15-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
I had great nurses for my St. Luke's birth. They...

I had great nurses for my St. Luke's birth. They accepted a copy of my birth plan, and, because of time, asked for the gist of it. I said, unmedicated, low-intervention, don't do anything to her...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-15-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
We usually only notice places when they are rude...

We usually only notice places when they are rude and in violation of the law. Most places don't seem to notice/ care when I settle in to nurse on the go. But yesterday I had such a great experience...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-21-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,956
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Quote: Originally Posted by e(Lisa)beth...

Quote:
Originally Posted by e(Lisa)beth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13407671)
My first recommendation for a hospital...
Forum: Homebirth   03-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
My list was something like, Take a shower. ...

My list was something like,

Take a shower.
Eat.
Call husband if he isn't here.
Call midwife.
Call doulas.
Pick up kids if they aren't here.
Pull out birth supplies.
Change into labor...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-19-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,860
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Quote: Originally Posted by mellowyellowmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mellowyellowmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13390362)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,860
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Quote: Originally Posted by HennyPenny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HennyPenny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13377389)
ok found it....

Why not to clamp/tie a...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,956
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Hey Cee! Welcome....

Hey Cee! Welcome. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Homebirth   03-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
I would talk to them about why your birth was...

I would talk to them about why your birth was safer at home than it would have been in the hospital. I would explain the difference in care, the risk of interventions, including the risk of a...
Forum: Homebirth   03-14-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
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/13365578)
You can if you have enough total medical...
Forum: Homebirth   03-11-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
First, I labored most of the time naked. I...

First, I labored most of the time naked. I dressed in a gown-type thing to go to the hospital.

Second, I labored and delivered in a top only, I think?

Third, I labored and delivered in a black...
Forum: Homebirth   03-10-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
I wouldn't do a tubal. Higher fail rate, higher...

I wouldn't do a tubal. Higher fail rate, higher risk of complications, and recovering from surgery while taking care of a newborn? No.

You have time to work out the birth location. Good luck.
Forum: Homebirth   03-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
My first labor was 13 hours- 6 active, 1...

My first labor was 13 hours- 6 active, 1 pushing. I went into transition around 11:30, was at the hospital around 12:30, and she was born and hour and a half later, at 2am.

My second was 3.5...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Make sure to fasten the button/hooks. Try...

Make sure to fasten the button/hooks. Try turning them inside-out, also.

I hated the racket, but never worried it might be hurting my dryer.
Forum: Homebirth   03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
My first homebirth, I woke up to my water...

My first homebirth, I woke up to my water breaking, and wasn't sure if labor would kick in, so I putted around for an hour. When it really kicked in, it REALLY kicked in. And was fast.

I wanted a...
Forum: February 2009   03-07-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Quote: Originally Posted by pryncess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pryncess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13303579)
... I am seriously sleep deprived though......
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Babies aren't produce- they don't spoil. Even...

Babies aren't produce- they don't spoil. Even when they are older, they don't spoil because of attention, affection, or closeness. Most rotten kids I have met act that way because their emotional...
Forum: February 2009   03-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,658
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Ugh, my son was GF/CF for a few months. It is a...

Ugh, my son was GF/CF for a few months. It is a PITA. But, there are some decent packaged foods that cater to that diet, so you will be able to find carbs. It is just harder. And the breads denser....
Forum: February 2009   03-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
My daughter pooped constantly. This guy is about...

My daughter pooped constantly. This guy is about once a day or so. I have a friend who has a nine week old, and he poops every diaper. Never a ton, but always a decent bit.

LTB, my little guy had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-03-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
We started when this guy was 2 days old. I had...

We started when this guy was 2 days old. I had been on antibiotics, twice, during the month before he was born, last course ending four days before he was born.

He had very painful, stinky gas.
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Quote: Originally Posted by dogmom327...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dogmom327 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13289583)
You'll need the original if you want to use...
Forum: February 2009   03-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
Aww, congrats! And a good birth despite the...

Aww, congrats! And a good birth despite the induction- that is a feat!
Forum: February 2009   03-02-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mainstream Hippie
I hear you on the exercise thing. I feel ready....

I hear you on the exercise thing. I feel ready. My lochia is practically gone. But, then, last night, flipping sides to nurse, I felt a gushing, and ran to the bathroom, holding my pad to myself. I...
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