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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By woodensandals
I would choose the birth center but I live in...

I would choose the birth center but I live in csection central so I'm really concerned about hospital births. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 723
Posted By woodensandals
When my little one was tiny I was just bitchy...

When my little one was tiny I was just bitchy and instructed people to wash when they came into the house and specified to use the soap next to the sink and sing the happy birthday song. 
My...
Forum: Homebirth   09-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By woodensandals
You've got it covered with media so my only...

You've got it covered with media so my only advice is not exactly in relation to your question:
Start on finding your midwife that you feel good about. You can have lots of knowledge but the people...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By woodensandals
The only thing that works well for us is for...

The only thing that works well for us is for Daddy to go into tickle monster mode, then I get a fully open mouth with easy access to all those teeth. She loves to be tickled so everyone is happy....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By woodensandals
I have a problem during pregnancy where I feel...

I have a problem during pregnancy where I feel like I am not getting enough air and I get dizzy and fall over... When the plane landed it all of a sudden got very hot and stuffy and I freaked out....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,340
Posted By woodensandals
I took fish oil during my last pregnancy and was...

I took fish oil during my last pregnancy and was 10 days early
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By woodensandals
I used hibicleanse before my test because I am...

I used hibicleanse before my test because I am very against unnecessary antibiotics and the thought of having an IV in my arm during labor is not acceptable to me. The hospital that does water birth...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-18-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 60,579
Posted By woodensandals
I had both the feelings you described after the...

I had both the feelings you described after the birth of my first baby. The weird feeling like something is rubbing me the wrong way and the air getting trapped. The air thing went away after about...
Forum: Homebirth   09-17-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By woodensandals
I don't know the answer to your question...

I don't know the answer to your question exactly, but perhaps you could use your regular doctor for this ( general practitioner) so there would be some sort of referral and just make sure you get...
Forum: Homebirth   09-16-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By woodensandals
I didn't move, but I did change providers at 7...

I didn't move, but I did change providers at 7 months pregnant, from OB to midwife. The OB's office gave me a hard time about getting my records, but it was no problem at all getting set up with my...
Forum: Homebirth   09-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By woodensandals
I wouldn't do it - there are always more natural...

I wouldn't do it - there are always more natural ways to "Induce" as you get closer to 40 weeks.
 
In my general life experience I have realized that any time I try to do something just a little...
Forum: Homebirth   09-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By woodensandals
i am considering homebirth for baby number two...

i am considering homebirth for baby number two and I am trying to figure out the logistics of everything involved. My first baby was a natural birth with a midwife in the hospital. One of my...
Forum: Homebirth   07-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,240
Posted By woodensandals
I wore a black tankini top (in the largest size...

I wore a black tankini top (in the largest size they sold) I had planned to wear the matching coverup skirt, but by the time I was in active labor I did not care about the skirt or a bare backside...
Forum: Waldorf   04-12-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By woodensandals
Hi everyone, I'm putting together a...

Hi everyone,

I'm putting together a birthday ring for my daughter and I may make the whole ring and buy cute critters to put in or buy the ring and make my own critters. Those adorable little...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-07-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By woodensandals
I have a different pump, but i know with all of...

I have a different pump, but i know with all of them you have to make sure the valves are just right. otherwise no suction.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By woodensandals
everything Katico said. I've only been able...

everything Katico said.

I've only been able to handle it by reducing my workload, no matter what the consequences. I've prioritized:

1) baby needs
2) me needs

and since I really don't have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By woodensandals
oooh that sounds delicious.

oooh that sounds delicious.
Forum: Women's Health   09-07-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By woodensandals
What is your opinion on teething tablets? ...

What is your opinion on teething tablets?

The popular brand contains chamomile, calcium phosphate, coffee, belladonna, and sugar.

So except for the chamomile and calcium, I'm not really sure...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By woodensandals
I have the same problem. Mostly I try to do...

I have the same problem. Mostly I try to do these:

1) Milk - when I put her on my lap to nurse
2) Diaper - because she's down on the changing shelf
3) Tree - when she's in her stroller or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By woodensandals
does anyone have a link to a good article about...

does anyone have a link to a good article about how babies do or don't digest grains? I want to be informed when I tell the cereal pushers NO.
Forum: Lactivism   09-07-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By woodensandals
My "breastfeeding" bag from the hospital also...

My "breastfeeding" bag from the hospital also came with formula samples. It did have other good stuff in there, but I was confused at why they'd include formula for someone who doesn't want it.
...
Forum: Lactivism   09-07-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,322
Posted By woodensandals
Why didn't Ms. Allen just work out a suitable...

Why didn't Ms. Allen just work out a suitable break arrangement with her employer BEFORE taking those "unauthorized" breaks?

Because when you work for employers who do not value their employees...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By woodensandals
use Consumer Reports to research. They are a...

use Consumer Reports to research. They are a great resource when it comes to major purchases. Many car brands have an image they present in their advertising, but CR's ten years of stats on each...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By woodensandals
It depends... If your current car isn't...

It depends...

If your current car isn't very family friendly and you're starting a family then maybe it is time to trade it in. Not ridiculous at all to trade in a sporty 2 door for a bigger 4...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By woodensandals
We have a Chicco Keyfit and it does feel very...

We have a Chicco Keyfit and it does feel very secure and well cushioned. Very easy to install with LATCH and clicks in and out of the base easily.

Cons: the straps can get twisted when daddy puts...
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