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Forum: Midwives   01-09-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By MamaRabbit
Good to know!  Yeah I've been reading and...

Good to know!  Yeah I've been reading and rereading H&H and reviewing my Varneys notes.  Skimming the others on the recommended list.
 
Hope I'm ready!  I've never done a birth in the USA, all...
Forum: Midwives   01-08-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By MamaRabbit
I will!  Flying in from Thailand to Orlando......

I will!  Flying in from Thailand to Orlando... big trip for one day test!
Forum: Midwives   01-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By MamaRabbit
I'm going to sit for the NARM in February and I...

I'm going to sit for the NARM in February and I have a question.
 
I've been told by those who took the NARM average of 10 years ago that it tended to lean more towards Varneys for the questions...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,708
Posted By MamaRabbit
We co-slept and still co-sleep some.  But...

We co-slept and still co-sleep some.  But they have always slept together from day 1.  And they are sharing now at almost 4 yr old.
 
In the early days we'd have to deal with the awake one poking...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By MamaRabbit
Sister-in-law #1 has had 1 fabulous birth with...

Sister-in-law #1 has had 1 fabulous birth with Amy.  Sister-in-law #2 drives in from Atlanta to see Amy and has had THREE births with her.  I've interviewed her in the past when I was first starting...
Forum: Midwives   04-26-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By MamaRabbit
Unbelieveable!  I made out a huge long...

Unbelieveable!  I made out a huge long explanation of how to make one, measurements and all, and it is GONE.   That SUCKS.  Why would MDC delete that old post and keep the stupid older posts???
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By MamaRabbit
For the first few weeks, I'd sit up in bed with...

For the first few weeks, I'd sit up in bed with the EZ2nurse pillow.  That was until my tinier twin had a really good latch.  After that we put a bedrail on the bed.  Then it was bedrail, baby, me,...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-22-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By MamaRabbit
It does address homebirth as an option, and you...

It does address homebirth as an option, and you can tailor your classes to be more specific to homebirth.  Confidence just comes from time teaching :)
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-03-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By MamaRabbit
there is also the Midwifery & More forum that's...

there is also the Midwifery & More forum that's a part of alldoulas.  I just follow a lot on Facebook.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-20-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By MamaRabbit
I just know that the research shows a  lot of...

I just know that the research shows a  lot of negatives to their longterm health (esp. allergies) if before 6 months.  Just because there were 2 babies in there doesn't mean that they're going to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-20-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,914
Posted By MamaRabbit
8 minutes.  Enough time for 2 contractions,...

8 minutes.  Enough time for 2 contractions, scraping back pain as she dropped down posterior, and one push.  :)
Forum: Doulas   02-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By MamaRabbit
Also, I have NEVER been asked (doula, PPdoula,...

Also, I have NEVER been asked (doula, PPdoula, breastfeeding, etc) who certifies me.  In general it doesn't seem to matter who I did the training with.  Most just asked how I got my training. And I...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By MamaRabbit
 I'm blessed to live in a country where having a...

 I'm blessed to live in a country where having a nanny or maid is the norm and not expensive.  We hired her when the twins were about 6 months old, and even though I'm a SAHM she's been wonderful...
Forum: Midwives   02-15-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By MamaRabbit
Fried egg and cheese sandwich.  Good for early...

Fried egg and cheese sandwich.  Good for early labor and definitely great for postpartum.  Good protein and carbs, not a huge meal.
Forum: Far East   02-12-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By MamaRabbit
You would have to come in on a tourist visa and...

You would have to come in on a tourist visa and do a border run every 14 days with only a few allowances for that.  It really is NOT easy to do at all without a year visa.  Also I know that a lot...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-08-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By MamaRabbit
Thank you for discussing this.  While I am all...

Thank you for discussing this.  While I am all for no U/S exposure at all, it's still something that needs to be brought up as some of the main midwifery texts are still stating this... maybe I...
Forum: Midwives   02-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,577
Posted By MamaRabbit
Hi Shelley, I usually buy most of my books on...

Hi Shelley, I usually buy most of my books on half.com and I've sold a few there and it's super easy to do.
 
Why'd you decide AAMI wasn't for you?
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-04-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By MamaRabbit
DD was 4.5 hr with 25 minutes of pushing. DS...

DD was 4.5 hr with 25 minutes of pushing.
DS was 2.5 hr with 3 or 4 pushes.
Twins were 5.5 hours with 2 pushes for the first and none for the second... they just slid out!  6lb8oz and 6lb14oz.  I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-04-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,569
Posted By MamaRabbit
37 weeks 5 days... I was so focused on keeping...

37 weeks 5 days... I was so focused on keeping them in until 36 weeks that once I got to 37, I was like, OK babies I'm miserable you can come out now LOL
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-04-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By MamaRabbit
I don't quite understand the math, but...

I don't quite understand the math, but regardless, exposure is exposure and we don't know how much is too much.

 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Far East   01-29-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By MamaRabbit
Quote: - Is Thailand single parent/queer...

Quote:
- Is Thailand single parent/queer friendly?
- I hear it's affordable. What does that mean? Affordable just compared to the States, or really affordable? Over here, we could survive...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-28-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By MamaRabbit
Doppler is U/S and even worse because it is...

Doppler is U/S and even worse because it is continuous.  1min of doppler = 30 of U/S.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,320
Posted By MamaRabbit
^^^  that's great news!   My twin A breech...

^^^  that's great news!
 
My twin A breech flipped at 36 weeks and moved to B position.  I had tried everything and finally gave up after a few weeks... then the morning after I gave up, I woke...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-28-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By MamaRabbit
about the leaking question:   I always...

about the leaking question:
 
I always leaked with my singletons.  With the twins I never leaked and never felt completely full as both sides were pretty much going all day long.  Sounds normal...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-28-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By MamaRabbit
It's not that it's not recommended for home...

It's not that it's not recommended for home use.  They have NOT been proven to be safe for the fetus.  Do some research on the safety of ultrasound... a good place to start is on Midwifery Today, or...
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