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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By vtamanda
I keep checking in, hoping for an update! Best...

I keep checking in, hoping for an update! Best of luck
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By vtamanda
Cat! It will happen. Still supporting you.

Cat! It will happen. Still supporting you.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,892
Posted By vtamanda
It requires no chemicals to help it grow! Great.

It requires no chemicals to help it grow! Great.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By vtamanda
Great info! Thanks for the responses.

Great info! Thanks for the responses.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-18-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By vtamanda
I know this is an older post, but didnt want to...

I know this is an older post, but didnt want to start a new one if possible. We are relocating from raleigh to harlotte in a few weeks. I want a neighborhood with a swim team and a gym with...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-20-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,794
Posted By vtamanda
Ami Goldstein is a nurse practioner at unc...

Ami Goldstein is a nurse practioner at unc family medicine. She is alt schedule friendly and very supportive of extended breastfeeding and nonjudgemental of alternative decisions in general. I think...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By vtamanda
the birth art idea was taken from "Birthing from...

the birth art idea was taken from "Birthing from within"  it is supposed to help Mom and Dad work thru stuff, but honestly it was a great exercise for my 3 yr old.  We will do it again next time for...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By vtamanda
Maren’s Birth Story 1/11/11 At 4:45am I woke...

Maren’s Birth Story
1/11/11
At 4:45am I woke up having mild contractions.  In the next 30 minutes I had about 4 and decided it was time to get on Contraction Master and start timing my waves.  I...
Forum: Homebirth   01-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By vtamanda
I think I'd almost rather NOT birth in my own...

I think I'd almost rather NOT birth in my own home if I had a nice comfortable safe place to do it that was NEAR to my home.  I kinda feel stressed to keep my house super clean since I dont know...
Forum: Homebirth   01-05-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By vtamanda
that makes sense for you to do.  United is much...

that makes sense for you to do.  United is much better to work with than Aetna.  I give them high marks for customer service and response time.  Considering especially that I had an answer within a...
Forum: Homebirth   01-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,498
Posted By vtamanda
I just wanted to add that I couldn't stand the...

I just wanted to add that I couldn't stand the smell of food while I was in labor.  My husband left to heat up some beed stew and I puked when he brought it in the room.  I had to ask him to leave...
Forum: Homebirth   01-01-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By vtamanda
Woohooo!  Just in time since we are due Jan...

Woohooo!  Just in time since we are due Jan 9th!  SO excited!
 
The story:  DH's work decided to switch from Aetna to United effective Jan 1, 2011.  We were kinda worried about how this would...
Forum: Family Safety   12-21-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By vtamanda
My kiddo is 3 and has never once complained...

My kiddo is 3 and has never once complained about riding rear facing. I'd just ignore her comment  She's not ignorant, and you educated her.  She just feels guilty for her poor choices!  It's a...
Forum: Homebirth   12-16-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By vtamanda
I just experienced the same thing with a very...

I just experienced the same thing with a very close friend.  Her first ended up induced and c-section.  She researched and picked my brain for 2 years before the birth of #2.  Well then her water...
Forum: Homebirth   12-16-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By vtamanda
 This is how we handled the in-laws too.  They...


This is how we handled the in-laws too.  They assumed we were doing another birth center birth, but we said "no, we hired a private midwife.  SHe will come to the house when I am in labor and...
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By vtamanda
I read somewhere to use a pool noodle under your...

I read somewhere to use a pool noodle under your armpits and an inflatable neck pillow (like for travel).  This will allow you to stay afloat.  I don't know if it works, but I have these on hand to...
Forum: January 2011   12-13-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By vtamanda
You may want to ask your midwife what she...

You may want to ask your midwife what she thinks.  I figured I should go and pre-register and take the tour, but my MW said she wouldn't bother with it.  That pretty much made the decision for me...
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By vtamanda
I am due in about 5 weeks and am currently...

I am due in about 5 weeks and am currently seeing Deb.  It's been a great experience so far.  Good luck to you.  I know Deb's prectice is pretty active, so you may want to set up your initial...
Forum: Homebirth   12-05-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By vtamanda
Are you in Greensboro, NC?  If you are there are...

Are you in Greensboro, NC?  If you are there are 2 CNMs within an hour of you.  Nancy Harman with Birthwise of Central North Carolina and Deb OConnell of Carrboro Midwifery.  Either of these ladies...
Forum: Homebirth   12-03-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By vtamanda
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by NortheastSuperstar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1281917/transfer-clothing#post_16089822)...
Forum: Homebirth   12-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By vtamanda
My MW totally involves my daughter in our...

My MW totally involves my daughter in our appointments.  DD is 3 and she has her own notepad where she "records" my weight and whatever else she thinks is noteworthy.  She does the blood pressure...
Forum: Homebirth   11-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By vtamanda
FWIW, I dripped a fair amount of blood during my...

FWIW, I dripped a fair amount of blood during my labor.  But it was long.  like 20 hours active labor.  I am a little concerned about dripping all over my house, but we have wooden floors, so I am...
Forum: Homebirth   11-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By vtamanda
I've been thinking about this too and had just...

I've been thinking about this too and had just decided that the bathrobe will work for me just fine!  I only hope it still closes around my belly in 6 weeks. . .
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By vtamanda
Ask you midwife what her thoughts are.  I was...

Ask you midwife what her thoughts are.  I was considering a DOula, but I talked to my midwife and she really didn't feel like it was needed.  She brings herslef an apprentice and an assistant out to...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By vtamanda
Dr Sears has a good one called What Baby...

Dr Sears has a good one called What Baby Needs".  It isn't about the birth at all, but it does cover breastfeeding, skin to skin contact, co-sleeping and things of that nature.  It also goes into...
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