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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By samuel1:8
I'd probably use goldenseal on it, all you need...

I'd probably use goldenseal on it, all you need is a capsule or two, that'll last you the whole time. Pull the folds back, pour a little in there, really get it in there where its oozy and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By samuel1:8
I don't b/c with my last two labors they never...

I don't b/c with my last two labors they never increased in length or became closer together. All over the map. And then I hit transition! I know by feel not by time.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-02-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By samuel1:8
Eeks. Brings back memories of my own prodromal...

Eeks. Brings back memories of my own prodromal labors. Lifting you up in prayer, I know how physically and emotionally draining that gets. And boy inconvenient! Make sure you're drinking lots and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-17-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By samuel1:8
Bath is nice for a sore bottom and soaking those...

Bath is nice for a sore bottom and soaking those tissues. And you can bring baby in with you if you want. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I resisted at first, it is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-15-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By samuel1:8
I made my own with loose herbs from Mountain...

I made my own with loose herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs--I did uva ursi, comfrey, shepherds purse, lavender and myrrh? i think. some people throw in garlic and sea salt. have also heard rosemary.
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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-03-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By samuel1:8
We cut it about 4 hours after ds was born. His...

We cut it about 4 hours after ds was born. His cord didn't stop pulsating forever! Finally it did, and we cut it w/o a tie or clamp. It bled a lot! Kept coming. So then there's us, trying to tie off...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By samuel1:8
Quote: In my humble opinion, this is your...

Quote:
In my humble opinion, this is your child we're talking about (and mine). There is no way I'd take the chance of relying strictly on intuition, as strong as I feel mine is. It's the life of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-13-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By samuel1:8
I didn't have a Doppler and won't in the future....

I didn't have a Doppler and won't in the future. I wouldn't know what to do with one, how to read heartrate signs, etc. When things like that get introduced (doppler, U/S, and for me, midwives) my...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By samuel1:8
yes, it did my baby! it is loud!

yes, it did my baby! it is loud!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By samuel1:8
Yep, my fourth baby was born with his hand on...

Yep, my fourth baby was born with his hand on his face. I could tell when I was pushing him out that something was a little different, ouch! ha But all in all I don't believe it slowed my labor...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By samuel1:8
I said 35...While I may prefer closer to 37...

I said 35...While I may prefer closer to 37 weeks, I tend to have my babies "early." Perhaps that is why I would be more comfortable than some with the thought of birthing at 35. One of mine was...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-31-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By samuel1:8
sure, have them ready. esp if it will make you...

sure, have them ready. esp if it will make you feel more prepared. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif we planned a lotus but i just couldn't deal with how short the cord...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By samuel1:8
Absolutely, positively. You could do it. Am...

Absolutely, positively. You could do it.

Am in a hurry so this is short, but tears shouldn't be an issue, I tore, it healed just fine, herbal baths and keeping your legs together will help. Have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-23-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By samuel1:8
Uva Ursi. Colloidal siver (love that stuff!)...

Uva Ursi. Colloidal siver (love that stuff!) Probiotics (oral and topically). Nipped it in the bud for me. FWIW, I had an asymptomatic UTI when I was pregnant, no pain just frequency, so be aware...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-30-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By samuel1:8
There is no need to hurry to cut the cord. Its...

There is no need to hurry to cut the cord. Its not like you'll be sitting there watching the time waiting for the placenta to deliver. You will be busy loving your baby and breastfeeding. You will...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-20-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By samuel1:8
I loved this OP, so funny and sweet....

I loved this OP, so funny and sweet. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-30-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By samuel1:8
amazing. she is fabulous!

amazing. she is fabulous!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-23-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By samuel1:8
my baby was transverse for a while...up until...

my baby was transverse for a while...up until the mid thirties weeks...probably around 35 wks. i did a lot of inversions, he'd move for a while and then go back....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-11-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,217
Posted By samuel1:8
have a good meal on hand for right after! i...

have a good meal on hand for right after! i didn't think i'd be famished at 2 am but oh yes, i downed a great meal!

that i would feel like a watched pot by my hubby (hard to get around that...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-11-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By samuel1:8
our uc happened in the wee hours of the am, so...

our uc happened in the wee hours of the am, so we waited to call them late morning. my hubby told them that we would be glad to see them on such and such day (2 days after baby was born). i know...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By samuel1:8
the aquadoula i rented had a cover....

the aquadoula i rented had a cover. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif we set it up 3 days in advance.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-26-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By samuel1:8
We are also considering a relo to Bozeman, just...

We are also considering a relo to Bozeman, just returned from there yesterday! (It rained the entire time we were there, we were so bummed!) I am curious about what there is to do there that you...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-30-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By samuel1:8
We cut the cord with no clamping,etc., about 6...

We cut the cord with no clamping,etc., about 6 hours after birth, not pulsating, very bloody! It kept bleeding so we tied it (which is much harder after you cut it! hee hee) All was fine, just were...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By samuel1:8
Only thing I would add is vit c and also...

Only thing I would add is vit c and also probiotics...also I applied the probiotics topically as well, not sure what worked or if it was a combo of things, but I was able to kick it. Praying that...
Forum: January 2008   01-03-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By samuel1:8
lurker here...apple cider vinegar is my latest...

lurker here...apple cider vinegar is my latest discovery and new best friend for heartburn. HORRIBLE going down but clears it up pretty fast. i just dilute it as much as i have to to stand it and...
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