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Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I liked this piece as well. It's very easy to...

I liked this piece as well. It's very easy to lose yourself in your choices and advocacy when the ultimate goal should be safe and satisfying outcomes for everyone, in every setting.
Forum: Homebirth   02-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 96,842
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I'm the opposite of bobandjess, the pain was...

I'm the opposite of bobandjess, the pain was more manageable than I expected, I just took it one contraction at a time. Pain from previous knee surgeries were worse. Every person is different, just...
Forum: Homebirth   12-23-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,673
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Homebirth   11-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,673
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
i was watching that show last night and Eve is...

i was watching that show last night and Eve is pregnant.  i'm curious if those women that live in such an extremely rural area plan home births, or travel to a town with a hospital at the end of...
Forum: VBAC   09-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
*birth tub

*birth tub
Forum: VBAC   09-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I could have never achieved my vbac at a...

I could have never achieved my vbac at a hospital. The freedom of no EFM or IV and using the birth were paramount in my success. On top of that, I pushed for 5 hours, something that never would have...
Forum: Homebirth   08-29-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,605
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
Coconut water, can't say enough good about it....

Coconut water, can't say enough good about it. Nirvana is my favorite brand
Forum: VBAC   08-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
Not sure if your hospital has one, but my birth...

Not sure if your hospital has one, but my birth pool was absolutely crucial for me achieving my vbac. It was incredibly relaxing and I was able to stay so focused and remain calm (even through 5...
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I had a pretty significant tear with the birth...

I had a pretty significant tear with the birth of my daughter in June and lost a lot of blood. On top of that, my placenta just wasn't coming out on its own. Thank god we had pitocin with us because...
Forum: VBAC   07-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I had a HBAC 7 weeks ago and my little girl was...

I had a HBAC 7 weeks ago and my little girl was 9 lb 9oz! AND I was told by my c/s OB that my pelvis was too narrow to ever have a vaginal delivery. :-).
Forum: Homebirth   07-19-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,638
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I just recently had a HBAC 6 weeks ago, and as a...

I just recently had a HBAC 6 weeks ago, and as a mama that had a baby in both a hospital and home setting, I can whole heartedly say I would never have achieved my vbac in the hospital. Home was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
Thanks, I definitely agree that we should stick...

Thanks, I definitely agree that we should stick with their routine even if I'm home. However, when I referred to my husband as mr mom I simply meant that he is awesome at doing all the nightly tasks...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-08-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
so i work 3-8 every night of the week which...

so i work 3-8 every night of the week which means i am with my 2.5 year old daughter all morning until i put her down for her nap.  my mom then watches her from time i go to work until my husband...
Forum: Homebirth   11-01-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I'm planning a HBAC for #2 in May and I'm...

I'm planning a HBAC for #2 in May and I'm looking for a doula with experience attending homebirths.  As a certified prenatal massage therapist, I attend births and do labor support and after...
Forum: VBAC   09-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
no, don't do a revision!!  cutting out old scar...

no, don't do a revision!!  cutting out old scar tissue just creates new scar tissue, which can spread and make the same mess.  i see this all the time.  surgeons need to start paying attention to...
Forum: VBAC   09-26-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
Hey there, I'm a massage therapist that does...

Hey there, I'm a massage therapist that does scar tissue release work. My best advise to you is to find a therapist in your area that is specifically trained in that modality because the scar can be...
Forum: VBAC   05-27-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
honestly, i can't believe there are still dr.'s...

honestly, i can't believe there are still dr.'s out there that will induce a vbac, even with low levels of pitocin.  my suggestion is let this baby come when it's a good and ready.  recovering from...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
everyone raves about the $35 fishy kiddie pool...

everyone raves about the $35 fishy kiddie pool on amazon.  there are some moms that dished out the money to rent the expensive ones the first time and used a kiddie pool the second time and actually...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
sift through everything in your house and find...

sift through everything in your house and find items that you don't need/want and sell on ebay or tag sale.  you might have some things that are worth some good money, but are important to you. ...
Forum: Homebirth   04-30-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,108
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
i'm a labor assistance massage therapist and i...

i'm a labor assistance massage therapist and i always pack my own food, such as dried fruit, several packets of oatmeal, granola bars, and 2 bottles of gatorade.  if someone provides hot food, well...
Forum: Homebirth   04-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
oh boy, i could go on for hours about this. ...

oh boy, i could go on for hours about this.  that "scenario" is me!  i was told i had to be induced for preeclampsia but after looking at my records and educating myself better months after the...
Forum: VBAC   03-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
laying on your left side take pressure off the...

laying on your left side take pressure off the main artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the placenta, and therefore to the baby.  i'm not sure whats causing you the squishing sensation, but try...
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
thank you so much for your responses.  we have a...

thank you so much for your responses.  we have a PPO.  my husband is a city employee so it's really great insurance.  i guess my next step will be to talk to the two midwives i'm considering and...
Forum: Homebirth   03-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
I'm wondering if anyone with anthem blue cross...

I'm wondering if anyone with anthem blue cross insurance was successful in getting them to pay for any or all of their homebirth, or even partial reimbursement?  i am hopefully going to begin ttc...
Forum: VBAC   11-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By lisafalknerlmt
hey i'm in ct as well and would love to know who...

hey i'm in ct as well and would love to know who you choose as a care provider for your vbac.  i had a crazy first birth experience as well that resulted in a c/s and we're planning on getting...
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