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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Gena 22
This is a very important point. That seems to be...

This is a very important point. That seems to be true across everything I've read. So, all of the studies that fail to consider di-di and mono-di twins in separate groups will get a false number of...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Gena 22
Oh, and also look for your local Moms of...

Oh, and also look for your local Moms of Multiples club. Ask around and see who liked their doctor, and anyone that had a natural twin birth. Those groups can be a great source of local info about...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Gena 22
My twins were just like yours, and we decided to...

My twins were just like yours, and we decided to have parallel care all throughout the pregnancy, and try for a homebirth if we got to full term. For us, a natural twin birth in the hospital was NOT...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Gena 22
What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but...

What a cool idea. Can't pull the trigger, but it's a wonderful mental vacation! Hope someone here goes for it! :thumb
Forum: Homebirth   06-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Gena 22
Just my experience, not science: I was 38w5d...

Just my experience, not science:

I was 38w5d pregnant with twins and my midwife was going out of town. Already had some stirrings. First time mom.

Long walks (5 miles) were fantastic, but no...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Gena 22
Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're...

Anyone here know about Nova Scotia? We're thinking of relocating to Canada for our dream homestead. Looks gorgeous, but we're in the beginning of planning. Lots to consider.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Gena 22
Don't know how old your twins are, but as they...

Don't know how old your twins are, but as they get a little bigger, tandem BF out and about gets a lot easier.  We used a car and the pillow as our most reliable method, but I did see some brave...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Gena 22
You sound like you handled things very gently! ...

You sound like you handled things very gently!
 
There are going to be meltdowns and hurt feelings, but I think another baby will ibe positive for your boys.  My girls are also 6 and in some ways...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Gena 22
I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the...

I'm in a similar stage, here are some of the ones on my nightstand right now:
 
5 acres and independence (old but classic)
This ain't normal, folks by Joel Salatin (loud and light)
The...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Gena 22
Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!   Just...

Thanks for responding, Graham's Mom!
 
Just the process of writing my post cleared a few things up.  Sometime soon I hope my DH and I can visit the OP; neither of us have ever been.  I've only...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Gena 22
One thing lead to another, and a little while...

One thing lead to another, and a little while ago my husband and I "snapped" and are now hoping / planning to find a spot to homestead and go as off-the-grid and self-sufficient as possible.
 ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Gena 22
Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to...

Durham is a fantastic University!  Hope I get to visit again soon.  Completed the survey, good luck!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Gena 22
Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few...

Not ideal, but I remember a lot of the first few weeks with my little ones was spent on our couch.  I had a twin breastfeeding pillow (get one!  I found I needed two, one for my house, one for my...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,627
Posted By Gena 22
Turquesa: "...

Turquesa: " (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/83497/turquesa)I've honestly stopped frequenting this forum because of its shift over the years."
 
Me too.  Just stumbled back here after a long...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Gena 22
Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a...

Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a co-sleeper, then shared a crib for a few weeks after that.  My girls weren't picky - they shared a room very close to ours.  We were close but seemed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By Gena 22
Sounds like you're doing well.  Stay positive! ...

Sounds like you're doing well.  Stay positive!  Your twins are in the best possible set up for a vaginal birth.
 
Here's a now very old blog post, but it'll get you feeling good about the chance...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-05-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Gena 22
I was almost exactly like you, except a little...

I was almost exactly like you, except a little more delayed.  Natural birth, exclusive breastfeeding.  Got my period at 14 months (which seems pretty close to norm for my family.)  But when I did,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Gena 22
My girls have been Prius babes since they were...

My girls have been Prius babes since they were very little.  We did have bucket seats in the prius, then britax marathons, and now britax boosters.  It certainly can be done.  Not with an adult...
Forum: Site Help   05-15-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Gena 22
It is with regret that I make this my last...

It is with regret that I make this my last post.  I found MDC when my twins were little, and was excited to find a large community of thoughtful, crunchy moms.
 
It's been a long time since I've...
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   05-13-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Gena, your argument amounts to, "my right...

Quote:Gena, your argument amounts to, "my right to choose outweighs other women's need to be assured that their providers are well trained and safe." It places the onus on patients to investigate...
Forum: Homebirth   05-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Gena 22
The care my children and I received at home from...

The care my children and I received at home from my CPM and her crowd of assistants was better than I would have gotten in any other setting in the time and place I found myself.  We are healthier...
Forum: Homebirth   05-08-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Gena 22
I'm sure there are great CNMs.  Don't mean to...

I'm sure there are great CNMs.  Don't mean to put them down as a group.  I only know the ones I've come across, and where I live, CNMs have their hands tied by licensing and insurance.  This thread...
Forum: Homebirth   05-07-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Gena 22
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by eabbmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382637/new-policy-statement-on-hb-from-the-aap#post_17347551)
I...
Forum: Homebirth   05-07-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Gena 22
This may be the AAP's stance, but it doesn't...

This may be the AAP's stance, but it doesn't mean it's universal among pediatricians.  When I was interviewing pediatricians for my twins, the one we choose (at a major university hospital) was the...
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