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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By tabitha
We just had a baby girl UC 11 days ago in...

We just had a baby girl UC 11 days ago in California, got her birth certificate on the 9th day.

You need:

Proof of pregnancy, which can be a health department pregnancy test or an exam after...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By tabitha
I have posted this elsewhere but wanted to share...

I have posted this elsewhere but wanted to share specifically here. I know how hard it is to find UC stories! 
 
warning: great outcome but I talk briefly about my fears surrounding stillbirth.
Forum: Birth Stories   03-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By tabitha
warning: this birth has a great outcome but i...

warning: this birth has a great outcome but i talk about my fears surrounding stillbirth
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,480
Posted By tabitha
My daughter is 9 now, and I have given this much...

My daughter is 9 now, and I have given this much more thought recently. I use a menstrual cup and have for years, but recently I broke out the cloth pad stash because I am about to give birth and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By tabitha
Not the way you describe, but the other way...

Not the way you describe, but the other way round: I haven't had an anterior placenta in 4 pregnancies but have one now, with my 5th. I still felt early movement (before 16 weeks). There is less...
Forum: Diapering   01-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By tabitha
My washer uses 14 gallons of water. It's a front...

My washer uses 14 gallons of water. It's a front loader. This is really very little water per diaper per use. I think putting it in that perspective helps.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,632
Posted By tabitha
Also shared on Pinterest and Facebook. 

Also shared on Pinterest and Facebook. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,632
Posted By tabitha
Wow, I "re-learned" that hemp is more absorbent....

Wow, I "re-learned" that hemp is more absorbent. I haven't diapered a baby in awhile but am expecting my 5th. I will have to try hemp side-by-side with my old cotton standbys. I have used it in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-15-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By tabitha
Where are you putting the gloves? How will...

Where are you putting the gloves? How will gloves protect vaginal tears from fecal matter? Gloves are for people to wear on their hands, and this thread is about gloves. If you transfer to a medical...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-15-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By tabitha
Open wounds are also not a normal part of birth....

Open wounds are also not a normal part of birth. Tears and injuries cannot be protects from germs by sterile gloves. The bacteria is all around and in you. Good self care and staying away from...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-15-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By tabitha
Unbelievable, have you ever given spontaneous...

Unbelievable, have you ever given spontaneous birth? Fecal matter is very much a part of it. Baby needs to be exposed to mommy flora. No one is sticking their hands inside you in a normal home...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-27-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By tabitha
No. There really isn't anything sterile about...

No. There really isn't anything sterile about birth.
 
If I had strangers touching in there or the baby/ cord after birth, I would want them to wear gloves because their flora is not mine....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By tabitha
You know your child best, but I would not shy...

You know your child best, but I would not shy away from real craft supplies at that age. My daughter, who is now 9, was sewing with a needle and thread at 3. Of course she was just making a mess...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-27-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By tabitha
All of my kids are getting these this year. #...

All of my kids are getting these this year. # boys and 1 girl, ages 5, 7, 9, 11.

DIY Totoro hoodies! You'd have to know if he is a Studio Ghibli fan. I picked the grey hoodies up at Target for $9...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-26-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,917
Posted By tabitha
What dalia said.   Except that that the...

What dalia said.
 
Except that that the 'friend' has an opinion/ comfort level or whatever you want to call it that is insidious and contagious. And yes, I know the definition of the word...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,821
Posted By tabitha
I really enjoyed "Can I really homeschool my...

I really enjoyed "Can I really homeschool my teenager?". We use Oak Meadow (new to it this year) for four students and are very happy with it. My oldest is 11- teen years coming soon!
 
Tabitha
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,917
Posted By tabitha
Quote:Originally Posted by Good Enough...

Quote:Originally Posted by Good Enough Mum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-15-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,557
Posted By tabitha
We ended up finding out the gender. It's a girl!...

We ended up finding out the gender. It's a girl!
 
We have 5 babies. We have used a modified shettles twice. Both of those times resulted in the conception of girls while the others, conceived...
Forum: Parenting   09-29-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By tabitha
Finances have always been an issue for us, I...

Finances have always been an issue for us, I mean, aren't they for most families?

And I will say our choice to keep me at home these past 11 years has contributed to financial hardship.

That...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By tabitha
The Bay Area in Northern California has several...

The Bay Area in Northern California has several big communities. We're only active in the east bay groups but there are lots of activities, several park days a week. We don't have coops probably...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-28-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,236
Posted By tabitha
I joined right after my first was born in 2002.

I joined right after my first was born in 2002.
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,488
Posted By tabitha
911 traces all calls and goes there. Has done...

911 traces all calls and goes there. Has done for decades.
Forum: Family Safety   09-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By tabitha
If you can, try IKEA. I don't know about sizing...

If you can, try IKEA. I don't know about sizing but I think they are standard. They are cheaper, too, and less awful. 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-20-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By tabitha
Congratulations! Enjoy your sweet little one. 

Congratulations! Enjoy your sweet little one. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-19-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,353
Posted By tabitha
What criteria makes someone "need" a...

What criteria makes someone "need" a bra?
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