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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By RobynHeud
And this just showed up in my email today. Full...

And this just showed up in my email today. Full of great info regarding gbs and treatment options.

www.mommypotamus.com/group-b-strep/?mc_cid=bb9f06c3ae&mc_eid=0e8b5cc150
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By RobynHeud
Just to add my two bits, but if you look up the...

Just to add my two bits, but if you look up the hibiclens regimen it might give you more insight into what you can do instead of antibiotics during the birth. Things to avoid, especially once your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By RobynHeud
Random question, but did you notice movement...

Random question, but did you notice movement pretty early as well? DH and I are not as far along but also don't want any ultrasounds and due to the crazy difference in this pregnancy from my first...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By RobynHeud
Just as a note, this article doesn't mention the...

Just as a note, this article doesn't mention the fact that San Diego County is different from the rest of the state.  For one, Vital Records won't touch it.  You have to file a petition with the...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By RobynHeud
I was four when I was old enough to read the...

I was four when I was old enough to read the tags on the presents and I realized that Santa's handwriting was exactly like my mother's.  I didn't say anything though, probably because I was nervous...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,149
Posted By RobynHeud
My husband was really reluctant to do the whole...

My husband was really reluctant to do the whole Santa Claus thing.  I think a big part of it was that he wanted the children to be aware that we were doing this for them, not some mystical being.  I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By RobynHeud
Once your petition is granted, it needs to be...

Once your petition is granted, it needs to be filed with the probate court and they'll give you a court order establishing fact of birth.  Once you have this, you mail it in to Sacramento.  Here's...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By RobynHeud
That's great about the steroid infections. the...

That's great about the steroid infections. the friend who's babies came at 37 weeks all had breathing issues except the ones who had the injections. She asked for them with number 7 and was denied...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-31-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By RobynHeud
i think a big part of it is that you're had...

i think a big part of it is that you're had previous pre-term births with few, if any, complications. My second was was a UC at 36 weeks, the first having been born just shy of 37. I was a little...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By RobynHeud
I was diagnosed with GDM with my first (still...

I was diagnosed with GDM with my first (still bothers me a bit because I found that the place I got tested had thresholds set 10 points lower than ACOG's standards, so...) who I gave birth to in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By RobynHeud
I'm guessing you live in San Diego?  She is...

I'm guessing you live in San Diego?  She is wrong, at least about waiting two years.  You will have to go to the courts though.  We just went through this about a year and a half ago.  Here's the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By RobynHeud
My last birth was a UC and happened one day shy...

My last birth was a UC and happened one day shy of 36 weeks.  My first was an induction (pre-e) at 36w4d with contractions (that I couldn't actually feel) having already started and a ripe cervix. ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-15-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By RobynHeud
My last birth, which was also a UC, I did tear,...

My last birth, which was also a UC, I did tear, but not on my episiotomy scar.  It was at the top, next to my clitoris. which may sound worse, but it healed so much faster and easier than the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By RobynHeud
You may want to read "Exercising Through Your...

You may want to read "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy".  It goes over a study they did following women who were sedentary vs. women who were very active (think marathoners).  If I recall...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,411
Posted By RobynHeud
I've always felt that there is too much focus on...

I've always felt that there is too much focus on reading and math in schools.  I didn't learn fractions because some teacher explained what the numbers and lines on the paper meant, but because I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By RobynHeud
I do my best to keep myself in complete denial...

I do my best to keep myself in complete denial as to when the baby is coming.  My due date with the last one was early December and I was telling everyone mid-December.  On the other hand, I am a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,350
Posted By RobynHeud
Oh, can we please do away with the growth...

Oh, can we please do away with the growth charts?  My first went from 6 lbs at birth to 18 lbs at 4 months, just on breast milk, and the docs were freaking out that he was gaining too fast and he...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By RobynHeud
yeah, it should be pretty straightforward then....

yeah, it should be pretty straightforward then. Like I said, you can google it for the form you'll need to send in. I was excited when I found it because it was so simple, but then I found out that...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-06-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By RobynHeud
What part of Southern CA are you in?  I had a UC...

What part of Southern CA are you in?  I had a UC in San Diego, which is apparently wildly different from the rest of the state as to how they treat out-of-hospital births.  If you're outside of San...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-13-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By RobynHeud
Including the court costs to file for the birth...

Including the court costs to file for the birth certificate?  Less than $300.  Without?  About $75 for herbs, chux, urine strips and a new blood pressure cuff.  Best item we got was a $15 plastic...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-05-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By RobynHeud
So I'm not pregnant, but plan on becoming so...

So I'm not pregnant, but plan on becoming so within a few years.  We're changing insurance providers at work so I'll be using Kaiser Permanente starting next year.  I want to find a doctor in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By RobynHeud
To be clear, your pelvic bones do not change...

To be clear, your pelvic bones do not change size, but the ligaments and muscles that connect them have already gone through the stretch of childbirth.  This makes them easier to stretch with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By RobynHeud
I had pre-e with my first so when we did a UP/UC...

I had pre-e with my first so when we did a UP/UC with the second, I was understandably paranoid about it, but I only took it once a week, no more. I have white coats syndrome too, so it was nice...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
  Poll: breaking water
Views: 3,228
Posted By RobynHeud
I think it was in Ina May's Guide to Childbirth...

I think it was in Ina May's Guide to Childbirth where with one woman, labor was stalled, so she poked a pinhole (I think with a needle) into the amniotic sac.  Not a true AROM like they do in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By RobynHeud
I tore with my UC but it was up by my clitoris,...

I tore with my UC but it was up by my clitoris, rather than on the perineum.  I also had a lot of skid marks (short labor, very fast pushing stage) but I just did like amberskyfire and rinsed every...
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