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Forum: VBAC   11-04-2003, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By pbk
I've had two HBACs. Both were wonderful, though...

I've had two HBACs. Both were wonderful, though quite different. Simply put, they were the most empowering experiences of my life.

I'd suggest reading anything by Henci Goer, Thinking Woman's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2003, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By pbk
I've put Cuisinairre Rods on her wish list for...

I've put Cuisinairre Rods on her wish list for the grandparents, along with some clothes, puzzles and books. One thing we are suggesting is a really cheap digital camera. She constantly wants to...
Forum: VBAC   03-10-2003, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By pbk
One thing that really helped me was reading...

One thing that really helped me was reading about the risks of rupture in comparison to other things we never give a second thought about. You can read that at the midwife archives...
Forum: VBAC   02-13-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By pbk
The single best thing I did was insist that DH...

The single best thing I did was insist that DH come with me to the intital meet and chat interview appointment with my DEMs. After talking with them for an hour and discussing any and all fears that...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2003, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,667
Posted By pbk
I voted country. I've lived in the country and I...

I voted country. I've lived in the country and I know it's my ideal. However, where we are now will be very hard to leave. It's a smaller town (10K people) with a real downtown. We live 2 blocks off...
Forum: VBAC   02-02-2003, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By pbk
I was attending LLL meetings, and I asked at one...

I was attending LLL meetings, and I asked at one if anyone had the name of a homebirth midwife, could they please talk to me afterwards. I got three names and called them. None had a problem with...
Forum: VBAC   01-05-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By pbk
Safe womb, small world! Gabi is so nice. She...

Safe womb, small world! Gabi is so nice. She gave me a tip on doing the eyes that really improved the dolls I make my own kids. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Seeing...
Forum: VBAC   01-03-2003, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By pbk
I have to agree with stafl about having not...

I have to agree with stafl about having not emotional reaction right afterwards. It took me a little while to allow myself to grieve. Right after the birth, I was in a state of denial. I was telling...
Forum: VBAC   01-03-2003, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,227
Posted By pbk
I can only vote once, but both VBACs were at...

I can only vote once, but both VBACs were at home. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Brenda, mama to Abigail (section due to breech), Isabella (HBAC) and Vincent...
Forum: VBAC   10-31-2002, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By pbk
Congratulations, Verushka!...

Congratulations, Verushka! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Brenda

mama to...
Abigail (3-98, c-section due to breech)
Isabella (12-99, HBAC)
and
Vincent (9-02,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-29-2002, 06:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,024
Posted By pbk
Quote: Originally posted by Cindi We visit...

Quote:
Originally posted by Cindi
We visit grandma (MIL) in Lake Geneva every summer, usually August. I don't know the geography so don't know who's close by, but would love to get to know someone...
Forum: Homebirth   10-22-2002, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By pbk
*stepping out of lurkdom on this board to reply*...

*stepping out of lurkdom on this board to reply*

With my first homebirth, we did not tell my ILs that I would not be going to a hospital. They knew I was having a midwife, but not a dr. When they...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-09-2002, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,024
Posted By pbk
Another WI mama here. We are in Monroe, southern...

Another WI mama here. We are in Monroe, southern Wisconsin very close to the IL border.

Brenda, mama to Abigail, Isabella and Vincent

http://www.peanutbutterkisses.com
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-01-2002, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,485
Posted By pbk
I have a company along the lines of your first...

I have a company along the lines of your first idea. I've had Peanut Butter Kisses in one form or another for 3.5 years now. It's been great, but if you need extra money right away, don't count on...
Forum: Homebirth   07-18-2002, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By pbk
Yes, our insurance covered homebirth last time....

Yes, our insurance covered homebirth last time. We had a PPO, so the midwife was an out of network provider with a slightly higher co pay, but there was no problem with them covering it. We have...
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