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Forum: Women's Health   11-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Sounds plausible, hormones do strange things to...

Sounds plausible, hormones do strange things to one's sense of smell, recall how sensitive and skewed it becomes in pregnancy. And vitex alters hormones. You could be smelling actual VOCs nobody else...
Forum: Intact Care   11-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Wow, that's awful. If everything is now...

Wow, that's awful. If everything is now functioning normally I would cancel the appt and drop the issue completely, if there's still an issue I would see another doctor.

Guys don't want to be...
Forum: Family Planning   11-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 31
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Put pad wrappers in the trash and wear undies to...

Put pad wrappers in the trash and wear undies to bed when your regular time comes? lol
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By JamieCatheryn
First of all, congrats! My guess is he needs...

First of all, congrats!

My guess is he needs time to work it out himself. So far as I've seen every guy's first major reaction to pregnancy is feeling the weight of responsibility, some just meet...
Forum: Homebirth   11-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By JamieCatheryn
One of my former midwives moved north of there,...

One of my former midwives moved north of there, Maya Hawthorn. She works for Brookhaven Women's Health Center. It's almost 2 hours away though, maybe contacting them could get you leads somewhere...
Forum: Diapering   11-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I find AIO's to be trimmest and easiest, at...

I find AIO's to be trimmest and easiest, at $12-$15 each they are out of my price range but used ones (more like $10/ea) could work nicely if you have that much.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By JamieCatheryn
There's info to support high protein being great...

There's info to support high protein being great for pregnancy, and milk and dairy are a very tasty source of protein. The less processed the better, so long as it's free of contamination. Only if...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-29-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Definitely sounds like you should keep using good...

Definitely sounds like you should keep using good counseling to help work through your feelings and work with you on some life skills. It's very possible anti-depression and/or ADD meds might help,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I live in a rural place where most of the adults...

I live in a rural place where most of the adults I know simply declare most things over their heads and shut their ears when it is explained to them. I wrote a whole general list but it comes down to...
Forum: Homebirth   10-14-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By JamieCatheryn
First was about 20 minutes of pushing...

First was about 20 minutes of pushing semi-sitting, second and third under 5 minutes on hands and knees. Both of the first two I got the urge to push before I was complete and had to hold back...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Here is the site you can track down what you need...

Here is the site you can track down what you need to register the birth, remember to use that term "register the birth" to get it filed, not "get a birth certificate" which you can do easily once it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By JamieCatheryn
3-4 month olds often get a set of sounds with...

3-4 month olds often get a set of sounds with consonants in them they start using. By like 4-6m they often try and copy what they hear (the sounds and rhythms are more like the child's native...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By JamieCatheryn
An easier thing to find would be a doula to stay...

An easier thing to find would be a doula to stay with you at home and then hospital while you labor and a fairly respectful and natural minded CNM or OB who attends at the hospital. Birth with no...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Just make sure the desk and all is childproof,...

Just make sure the desk and all is childproof, since toddlers and older infants get into things. The live feed so as not to miss anything and a safe place are the most important things. Also make...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By JamieCatheryn
At a hospital or anywhere with conflict between...

At a hospital or anywhere with conflict between procedure and mom's wishes I am convinced dad's role is protector and advocate, I had a hard time with people (nurses etc) bothering me there with my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Wouldn't work without a lot of fight with mine....

Wouldn't work without a lot of fight with mine. You may find if you nurse at the normal bed time but don't let her fall asleep, then do more bedtime routine stuff like brush and sing and sit with her...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Wow that's a harsh way to end nursing, I'm so...

Wow that's a harsh way to end nursing, I'm so sorry you both went through that. It's pretty normal for 2-3 year olds to finish up, often with a little nudge that way by putting them off while busy or...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I would rig up an unofficial graywater drainage...

I would rig up an unofficial graywater drainage system and get a used washer, drain into a special garden and gravel meant to accept the runoff. Also, thrift store for more clothing.
Forum: Family Safety   10-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,510
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Air it out, thoroughly clean the glass up without...

Air it out, thoroughly clean the glass up without touching, and all in the area of it. They say try and pick up any microscopic bits with tape. I've broken CFL bulbs before a couple times and simply...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Comfort nursing helps keep your milk supply going...

Comfort nursing helps keep your milk supply going too, and is perfect for baby's development. Sure if you are unavailable or over-touched after a few weeks nothing terribly wrong with offering a...
Forum: Homebirth   09-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Is your tub super comfortable? Mine isn't so I...

Is your tub super comfortable? Mine isn't so I didn't consider staying in the bath a long time would be an issue. Yes you visit the toilet often in labor and might sit on it a while as a position,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By JamieCatheryn
That only happens for us while we pack it up from...

That only happens for us while we pack it up from camping a few times a year. Keeps them out of the way and they are mostly supervised though we are busy. I'm not entirely comfortable with it but it...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I've been there, when the phases they go through...

I've been there, when the phases they go through are so bothersome it almost seems aimed at bugging you or testing your boundaries. Sometimes they even are doing that, moreso as toddlers and up...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By JamieCatheryn
How far from PA are you, have you checked...

How far from PA are you, have you checked homebirth midwives over here? They aren't licensed but their out of pocket fees are far lower than you are facing there. Besides having limited choices how...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By JamieCatheryn
For me it always meant I was beginning to dilate...

For me it always meant I was beginning to dilate slightly, hence the plug was let loose. With my first that happened 2 days before labor began at 41w, with my others it was a longer wait while I lost...
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