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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2013, 08:22 PM
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Views: 333,228
Posted By purpledragonfly
Oh, and I drank rrlt with my first, and the...

Oh, and I drank rrlt with my first, and the infusion with my second.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 333,228
Posted By purpledragonfly
Alright, so I said I would post when I had my...

Alright, so I said I would post when I had my baby. The labor was quite intense, so I think my uterus was very toned indeed, thanks for sure in part to the rrlt. Lasted 6 1/2 hr, short 15 min...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-15-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By purpledragonfly
So our new daughter arrived after a 6 1/2 hr....

So our new daughter arrived after a 6 1/2 hr. labor, everything went great! 6 lb 12 oz.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-11-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By purpledragonfly
So I started having contractions at 4:00 AM,...

So I started having contractions at 4:00 AM, they were 45 seconds long and about 4 min. apart.  I took a shower and they moved to about 1 min. long but 6 min. apart.  I did a self cervical check and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By purpledragonfly
I would like to get some feedback on belly...

I would like to get some feedback on belly binding after baby is born.  Has anyone here done this?  Do you think it benefited you? In what way?  Or is it not a good thing to do?  Opinions welcome!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-17-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By purpledragonfly
I heard about it from a doula friend of mine, so...

I heard about it from a doula friend of mine, so I googled it, and came up with a ton of pages about it.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-16-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By purpledragonfly
I've just been reading today that eating dates,...

I've just been reading today that eating dates, especially during the last 4 weeks of pregnancy, may help a woman go into labor spontaneously, keep membranes intact longer, quicker cervical...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By purpledragonfly
If you wanted to try and speed things up you...

If you wanted to try and speed things up you could try nipple stimulation.  Just keep stimulating till contrax are well established.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 333,228
Posted By purpledragonfly
So glad to have found this RRL tribe.  I...

So glad to have found this RRL tribe.  I actually just finished reading all 105 pages of it!  Theres a wealth of good information in here for those of you who haven't read any of the previous pages...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By purpledragonfly
My gums have been bleeding very easily lately...

My gums have been bleeding very easily lately when I brush or floss my teeth, so I'm just wondering if anyone knows if that will increase the risk of bleeding too much after birth too?  Is my body...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-21-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By purpledragonfly
Hi, I read a while back that it is really...

Hi, I read a while back that it is really important to keep your blood iron level high especially at the end of pregnancy.  Apparently being iron deficient can cause hemorrhage after the birth, and...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By purpledragonfly
Awesome!  Its so good to read about other women...

Awesome!  Its so good to read about other women who trust their bodies in birth. You are an inspiration to me.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By purpledragonfly
Hey, well my husband and I had a heart to heart...

Hey, well my husband and I had a heart to heart discussion about me wanting to UC, He's still not totally OK with the idea, but we can't find a midwife and he knows how I feel about hospitals, so...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By purpledragonfly
http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com/blog/...

http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com/blog/?p=50
 
lol, loved, loved this!  At last, at GOOD article on cervical checks!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By purpledragonfly
http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com/blog/...

http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com/blog/?p=50
 
lol, loved, loved this!  At last, at GOOD article on cervical checks!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By purpledragonfly
Congratulations!  

Congratulations!  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By purpledragonfly
Just did that, Thanks!

Just did that, Thanks!
Forum: Canada   09-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By purpledragonfly
Hi, Does anyone know of someone in the...

Hi, Does anyone know of someone in the Winkler/Morden area who attends home births?  Please feel free to send me a PM if you know of someone,  Thanks a lot!  Due beginning of 2013.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By purpledragonfly
But where to get the education is the...

But where to get the education is the question......
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By purpledragonfly
midwifetogo, I just sent you a PM - can't seem...

midwifetogo, I just sent you a PM - can't seem to find your page on facebook.  I'm due in March, 2013.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-13-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By purpledragonfly
So I live in a small city, phoned the college,...

So I live in a small city, phoned the college, red cross, hospital, everyone I could think of, no one offers neonatal resuscitation courses.  Does anyone know of a good video that teaches this???  I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-11-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By purpledragonfly
Would anyone happen to know of any midwives in...

Would anyone happen to know of any midwives in Manitoba?  Registered or unregistered? I live 1 1/2 hours away from Winnipeg.  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By purpledragonfly
There's only one part-time midwife around where...

There's only one part-time midwife around where I live (Manitoba), so its next to impossible to get on with her.  I called as soon as I suspected I was prego, and was still too late!  Talk about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By purpledragonfly
Hey, thanks everyone for your encouragement to...

Hey, thanks everyone for your encouragement to make the decision together.  I'm waiting for an appropriate time to bring up the subject, and I hope he's open about his feelings and also hope he...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By purpledragonfly
Those are some good ideas, keep them coming!...

Those are some good ideas, keep them coming!  josie423, so with the baby in the accordion position, she curls him up and then straightens him out, and repeats that a couple times?
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