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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-08-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Spark
It can't hurt to ask in a specific serious way...

It can't hurt to ask in a specific serious way just to see what her thoughts are on UC. Or even if you just share that you're feeling called in your heart to labor by yourself with others out of the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Spark
Quote:Originally Posted by Viola...

Quote:Originally Posted by Viola P http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393744/planning-on-oopsing#post_17522622)

That's so awesome,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-08-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Spark
I just typed a long detailed response and now...

I just typed a long detailed response and now it's gone. I trust that you didn't need to read all that or hear the details of my oopsing attempts!
 
Here's the short version:
 
Baby #1 - MW...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Spark
All of mine were non-medicated, non-induced...

All of mine were non-medicated, non-induced homebirths
 
#1 38 weeks, 0 days
#2 38 weeks, 1 day
#3 41 weeks, 3 days (Seriously!?! It felt like a year longer than my first two. I mean... I ALWAYS...
Forum: Homebirth   12-08-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Spark
Oh, these are so sweet... and funny, too!   ...

Oh, these are so sweet... and funny, too!
 
With my first, similar to TreeHugginMama's 3rd, I remember staring at him in shock because I knew him. I can't remember what I said exactly, I was just...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-11-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Spark
Sg, you definitely have my support either way!...

Sg, you definitely have my support either way! We all make the best decision for ourselves. Excited for that little one you're building strong and healthy!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,586
Posted By Spark
All of mine were at home and all had...

All of mine were at home and all had days/weeks/months??? Of prodromal labor.

1st - 18.5 hours
2nd - 4.5 hours
3rd - 90 minutes
4th - 100 minutes

In most cases, I think, no matter how long...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-11-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Spark
Stacia and New Moon, I know a lot of women who...

Stacia and New Moon, I know a lot of women who were really happy with them. Pat Kramer is who I used because of her low transfer rates, so many years of BTDT experience, low tech great outcomes and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-11-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Spark
Just to offer another alternative and a warning...

Just to offer another alternative and a warning about relying on the Eldon cards for blood typing -

I'm Rh- and my husband is Rh+. We've had 4 kids all born at home in some version...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-11-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,086
Posted By Spark
Oh! I see so many familiar names and stories!...

Oh! I see so many familiar names and stories! I'm Spark and I had a different user name when I first joined in 2000/2001 post crash. It was my actual name... Because I was totally clueless about...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By Spark
1st -- Conceived when he was 18 months without a...

1st -- Conceived when he was 18 months without a PPAF
2nd -- 11 months
3rd -- 15 months
4th -- 19 months
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
  Poll: Labor length...
Views: 1,568
Posted By Spark
I would always labor for days/weeks before...

I would always labor for days/weeks before really kicking into intense labor. Contracts would be as close at 2 mins apart lasting 90 seconds... for hours. But, it wasn't 'gonna have a baby' labor....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-10-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Spark
Well, since you've started cycling, pregnancy is...

Well, since you've started cycling, pregnancy is possible since you're out of the "Ecological Breastfeeding Contraception" point. Could you be pregnant?

Iron is a good suggestion, too.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-25-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Spark
Quote: Originally Posted by Sudonk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudonk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14721993)
It's hard to explain, but in my experience,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By Spark
Quote: Originally Posted by LionessMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LionessMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14704943)
so with my other 2 LOs i had bleeding at 6...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Spark
Ugh, Prodromal Labor. No fun!!!!...

Ugh, Prodromal Labor. No fun!!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Here's a list of things that I've found helpful (and posted all over the place) that you might find...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Spark
I lost pieces and chunks in the months before...

I lost pieces and chunks in the months before birth. It just regenerated. I'd usually lose some mass in the days before birth, too.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Spark
I have 4 kiddos and I LOVE to not find out until...

I have 4 kiddos and I LOVE to not find out until birth. Finding out after I pushed out my baby, there was never an ounce of sadness. But, while pregnant, it was like I had to mourn that opposite sex...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-20-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Spark
Mad, enraged, shocked, confused, angered,...

Mad, enraged, shocked, confused, angered, disbelieving and pissed off. That pretty much sums it up for me.

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif Rachel...
Forum: Homebirth   08-26-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,422
Posted By Spark
Quote: Originally Posted by bobandjess99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandjess99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14285998)
Words can not describe the enormity of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-26-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By Spark
My theory is that no matter how short or long,...

My theory is that no matter how short or long, it still seems to take the same amount of effort. At least, that's been my experience and what I've observed.

I certainly wouldn't FEAR a quicker...
Forum: Family Safety   08-26-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Spark
Quote: Originally Posted by mamalemon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamalemon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14035365)
Oh. My. Gosh. I love it!

...now how do I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-26-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Spark
Bah! At 9DPO, I hope it's just too early! ...

Bah! At 9DPO, I hope it's just too early!

Your chart looks great! The color and then nothing sounds promising! If you saved your urine, you could justify using a more expensive test since you got...
Forum: Family Planning   08-26-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Spark
I would contact your care provider. If it's the...

I would contact your care provider. If it's the Mirena and not the c-birth pain, then that could definitely be a problem. It could even be that the Mirena is putting pressure somewhere that it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-26-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Spark
You can always call your care provider, that's...

You can always call your care provider, that's what you pay them the big bucks for. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

In my experience, yes, that can be normal. It's...
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