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Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,083
Posted By Salem Lily
  My husband and I had a homebirth with a...


My husband and I had a homebirth with a midwife in November. We have insurance, but don't have maternity coverage. We paid out of pocket for our homebirth ($3500). We also did shadow care with an...
Forum: November 2010   11-18-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Salem Lily
I used to work at a boutique/spa inside...

I used to work at a boutique/spa inside a perinatologist practice and we sold the Belly Bandit and the C-Panty. We could not keep these in stock! Women loved them. In the beginning I thought it was...
Forum: November 2010   11-15-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Salem Lily
I'd like to get a gift for my midwife. Does...

I'd like to get a gift for my midwife. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not super crafty so I'd prefer to buy. I was thinking something practical that she'd use a lot, but I"m open to suggestions!
Forum: Homebirth   11-15-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Salem Lily
I'd like to get a gift for my midwife. Does...

I'd like to get a gift for my midwife. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not super crafty so I'd prefer to buy. I was thinking something practical that she'd use a lot, but I"m open to suggestions!
Forum: Diapering   11-10-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you for all the advice!

Thank you for all the advice!
Forum: Diapering   11-04-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Salem Lily
I'm a FTM, due next week and need some help...

I'm a FTM, due next week and need some help deciding on which bumGenius to get.
I'm looking at the 4.0 One Size and the Elementals (organic cotton). I've heard the Elementals can have some staining...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
  Arnica
Views: 636
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Homebirth   10-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
  Arnica
Views: 636
Posted By Salem Lily
I'm preparing for my homebirth and keep hearing...

I'm preparing for my homebirth and keep hearing about arnica (that it's great to have on hand specifically). I"m wondering what exactly it's used for and what it does? I would really appreciate...
Forum: Homebirth   09-04-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you ladies! This is really interesting, as...

Thank you ladies! This is really interesting, as well as informative! I enjoy hearing your experiences, keep 'em coming!
Forum: Homebirth   09-02-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Salem Lily
I asked my midwife about it and she said it's...

I asked my midwife about it and she said it's used to "ripen the cervix" and beneficial for ladies with cervical scarring. (I'm a FTM with no scarring issues, just curious about the effects if used)...
Forum: Homebirth   08-05-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Salem Lily
I'm a first time momma, due in November,...

I'm a first time momma, due in November, planning a homebirth and have a question about the newborn screening test.

I've heard of some people waiting to do their newborn screening/PKU testing....
Forum: Diapering   07-30-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
  GroVia
Views: 540
Posted By Salem Lily
Has anyone used this system before? What are the...

Has anyone used this system before? What are the pros and cons.

I'm a FTM, due in November, and plan on cloth diapering. I'm still in the deciding stage of what brands/types to go with. It's...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my...

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post! Your reply helped set my mind at ease.
Forum: Homebirth   06-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By Salem Lily
I was discussing homebirth with someone and they...

I was discussing homebirth with someone and they mentioned that someone they knew was transferred due to high blood pressure. They couldn't remember if it was before or during labor. So.....I'm not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-18-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Salem Lily
This might be a silly question but....how can an...

This might be a silly question but....how can an OB/midwife tell if a baby is "big"? I have had many friends who have been told they are going to have "big" babies only to deliver average...
Forum: Diapering   06-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Salem Lily
Please help this FTM out! I am due in November...

Please help this FTM out! I am due in November and already completely overwhelmed with this whole cloth diaper situation! The amount of choices, brands and styles there are! Oh my!
What is a good...
Forum: Homebirth   06-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you so much! These replies mean a lot to...

Thank you so much! These replies mean a lot to me and have given me some peace. Hearing everyone's encouragement and positive stories makes me feel that I can do it. Please keep 'em coming!
Forum: Homebirth   06-08-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Salem Lily
This is my first pregnancy and I am really...

This is my first pregnancy and I am really hoping for a homebirth.

I'm getting a bit discouraged because I've heard
(from friends, 1 midwife, message boards) that most successful homebirths are...
Forum: November 2010   06-06-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Salem Lily
For those of you that have done Hypnobabies, how...

For those of you that have done Hypnobabies, how realistic is it to expect no pain during labor? Did it work?

If you have done both Hypnobabies and Bradley, what worked better and why?

I'm not...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-01-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Salem Lily
Thank you iemaja! You rock as always! I met...

Thank you iemaja! You rock as always!
I met with 2 midwives this week. One does IV's and one doesn't. Nobody thinks something will go wrong, but it's comforting to me to know that it's an option if...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Salem Lily
I am in Las Vegas.

I am in Las Vegas.
Forum: California, Nevada   05-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Salem Lily
Can midwives in Nevada give IVs during a...

Can midwives in Nevada give IVs during a homebirth if necessary? Or would I have to transfer to the hospital (for dehydration)?
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Salem Lily
My homebirth would be around $2800 (prenatal...

My homebirth would be around $2800 (prenatal visits and birth included). The birth kit, doula and tub would be more obviously. In our state we don't have birth centers and midwives don't deliver at...
Forum: Homebirth   05-29-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Salem Lily
Yes, I mean transfer during labor.

Yes, I mean transfer during labor.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Salem Lily
I want a homebirth, but I'm still planning on...

I want a homebirth, but I'm still planning on seeing my OB throughout my pregnancy (personal choice).

My question is: How should I go about telling him about my homebirth plans? What is a typical...
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