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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-13-2012, 11:11 PM
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Views: 1,146
Posted By YvieRay
That was from my blood draw at 29 weeks I...

That was from my blood draw at 29 weeks I believe.  I'm 32 weeks now.  I'm getting really contradicting information regarding regular numbers.  The midwife at the practice I go to said she'd like my...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By YvieRay
I got my levels and they are 9.4 and 27.6  

I got my levels and they are 9.4 and 27.6
 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By YvieRay
I'm taking the liquid floradix now and it...

I'm taking the liquid floradix now and it doesn't taste nearly as bad as I remember.  Do you know is it normal for it to change the color of your urine? 
 
I was told there was no way I could gain...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By YvieRay
Midwife ruled out Gestational Diabetes thank...

Midwife ruled out Gestational Diabetes thank goodness.   I'm wondering how quickly can I get my iron up?  Any tips?  I'm really really awful and would like to get it up as soon as possible...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By YvieRay
I had been planning an unassisted birth but it...

I had been planning an unassisted birth but it seems that my iron is very low which increases my risk for hemorrhage, and now it seems I may also have gestational diabetes.   What do you ladies...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By YvieRay
It was a CNM at a hospital birth.   My cervix...

It was a CNM at a hospital birth.   My cervix was repaired by the on call OB after the midwife repaired my perineum.  At the time my uterus started to prolapse and my cervix was right at the opening...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-06-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By YvieRay
I am pretty set on having an unassisted birth...

I am pretty set on having an unassisted birth but I have one thing that is concerning me.  I have scarring on my cervix from a laceration during my first birth (midwife removed a lip of cervix) and...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 30,317
Posted By YvieRay
And finally my favorite picture of my daughter...

And finally my favorite picture of my daughter and her Daddy that is just from last week.  :)   Look at the differences in both of them between the first picture and this one, both of them grew...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 30,317
Posted By YvieRay
This is my favorite nursing photo because we are...

This is my favorite nursing photo because we are both completely asleep.   My daughter's hair didn't come in until she was three and half, so I think she's about two to two and half here. 
 ...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 30,317
Posted By YvieRay
This is two or three years old, but it's my...

This is two or three years old, but it's my absolute favorite family photo because is truly captures the essence of our family.  My daughter is now nearly four years old and I am almost 23 weeks...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-21-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By YvieRay
I've been wondering about this too, for me the...

I've been wondering about this too, for me the issue is that I have noticed that many of the doulas in the area are also midwives.   They do doula services or midwife, and I'm not sure if it would...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By YvieRay
Hello!   I haven't made a final decision for...

Hello!   I haven't made a final decision for sure if I will be having an unassisted birth but I am very heavily considering it.   This is my second pregnancy,  my first child was born in the...
Forum: Homebirth   01-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By YvieRay
What I'm saying is, if I am having labs done...

What I'm saying is, if I am having labs done elsewhere (which are covered by my insurance) the cost with my midwife should be less since labs are included in the cost.   Just the same as what...
Forum: Homebirth   01-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By YvieRay
I did speak with a midwife willing to discuss...

I did speak with a midwife willing to discuss sliding scale possibly, but I was also thinking of doing the same thing with lab work/tests in hopes of lowering the costs.  I'm hoping everyone would...
Forum: Homebirth   01-02-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By YvieRay
I've emailed a few midwives months ago and...

I've emailed a few midwives months ago and haven't gotten responses. I wonder if they don't check their email.  I guess I'll have to call.
Forum: Homebirth   01-01-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By YvieRay
I am hoping with every ounce of my being that I...

I am hoping with every ounce of my being that I can find a home birth midwife in Northern California ( I'm in Mendocino County ) that either accepts MediCal or can offer some kind of sliding scale...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By YvieRay
I live in Ukiah, I have a 19 month old daughter...

I live in Ukiah, I have a 19 month old daughter and I've been desperately trying to find like minded mom friends in the area. Most of the moms I know I don't feel like we would fit in with.

Is...
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