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Forum: Homebirth   Today, 12:42 PM
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Posted By sraplayas
Gift for Midwives & Doula

Hi Mamas

I am planning a homebirth (I'm 35 weeks) and will have 1 Doula and 2 Midwives present. I would like to give them each a gift.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,504
Posted By sraplayas
Daisy, I am a big advocate of lying-in, too. :)...

Daisy, I am a big advocate of lying-in, too. :) It is a great practice and I owe my thanks to Mothering magazine's article all those years ago which introduced me to the concept.

I am fortunate...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you Daisy and splashingpuddle! I had...

Thank you Daisy and splashingpuddle!

I had back labor with DD and DS1 and then with DS2 no back labor. I went to a massage therapist (kind of) freqently with DS2 who helped keep my periformis...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By sraplayas
Wrap-Around BH's?

Hi Mamas,

I'm 35 weeks pregnant with #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) and the last day or so I've been getting these BH/contraction-like pains in my low...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,504
Posted By sraplayas
splashingpuddle and jojo I'm 35.1 today too. I...

splashingpuddle and jojo I'm 35.1 today too. I don't have twins but have had some serious BH's that make me wonder if I did have the baby early what would I have to do?

Things like this still on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you so much for the input and support,...

Thank you so much for the input and support, mamas!

I did talk with DH this morning. All things considered, he wants to be here and is talking to his boss about an earlier date.

Yes, week 36...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-22-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By sraplayas
DH travelling after term?

Hi Mamas,

DH just ran some business travel dates by me and they are one overnight (within 3 hours drive) during week 36 and a 3-day trip (2-hour flight) during week 39.

His boss proposed those...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,504
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas! It has been way too long since I...

Hi Mamas!

It has been way too long since I have chimed in. Life has been so full these past few weeks!

I'm 33 weeks today and yes, this 3rd trimester is just flying by.

Sorry to hear that...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By sraplayas
thanks daisy and lightheartedmom. :) I will...

thanks daisy and lightheartedmom. :)

I will keep using the magnesium spray and make sure not to miss my prenatals. I skipped a whole day the day before the cramp came on, and that day I also spent...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,329
Posted By sraplayas
You all look fabulous! I love those cute bellies....

You all look fabulous! I love those cute bellies. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By sraplayas
No real insomnia here, but last night I had a...

No real insomnia here, but last night I had a terrible cramp in my calf muscle that made me cry. :( I asked DH to get the magnesium spray and rubbed in it quickly! It did help but that muscle is...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas! Just wanted to pop in and say,...

Hi Mamas!

Just wanted to pop in and say, "Happy Mother's Day" to you all!

I hope that tomorrow is a wonderful day for you, whether you are expecting your first or your 8th!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas! I just wanted to check in and give you...

Hi Mamas! I just wanted to check in and give you an update re: the gd test.

I ended up calling the lab and clarifying which test it was, as it was unclear. They told me it was just the 1-hr so I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By sraplayas
Hi everyone. :) Thanks again for the...

Hi everyone. :)

Thanks again for the supportive messages.

I haven't spoken with my OB yet-that's another week or so, but I do have a related question.

My OB ordered a few labs for...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By sraplayas
May Chat

Happy May mamas! I hope it's OK that I jumped in started this one up. :)

I hope you all have a great weekend and each one of you gets some rest, too!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By sraplayas
I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk...

I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk (why my age and thyroid issue would classify), but the labs were just routine 2nd trimester labs. I think it's strange if she thinks I'm high risk why...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,329
Posted By sraplayas
quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually)...

quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually) a petite 5"2 and it seems like I'm almost out of room in the torso so the only way is out!

And yes, I've had the twins comment and even asked at...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,329
Posted By sraplayas
I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger...

I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger than the last three pregnancies. My OB keeps saying it is gastritis. I have not symptoms of this and suspect she just doesn't see many petite...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,329
Posted By sraplayas
What a cute profile jojo. :) The third...

What a cute profile jojo. :)

The third trimester is inching up on us!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby...

Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby shower theme ideas. It has been a lot of fun to read and has sparked a few ideas.

I love the quilting bee idea! My MIL has a small house and just...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By sraplayas
As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from...

As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs in bulk. I use primarily Red Raspberry Leaf, Oatstraw, Stinging Nettles and I hear Alfalfa is good too in the 3rd trimester. Depending...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By sraplayas
It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I...

It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I agree. :)

I've been drinking herbal infusions throughout this trimester. I have a big mason jar in the fridge everyday and along with keeping me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By sraplayas
Baby Shower Theme?

Hi Mamas,

My generous MIL is doing a baby shower for me, which is super sweet since it's my 4th baby.

She has asked me to give her a theme. Life is so crazy right now here that I'm having...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Daisy, I had my three babies at a...

Hi Daisy,

I had my three babies at a freestanding birth center, too. :)

I understand your frustration with OB appointments. I am in a unique situation and for a back-up in the country we live...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By sraplayas
The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did...

The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did that for one night at a B&B last time but this time around life is kind of a whirlwind.

I feel like we have our whole spring planned with house...
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