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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Go see a MW or OB for the shots. Many will see...

Go see a MW or OB for the shots. Many will see you just for this, as it is super important.

There is no downside to getting the shots as scheduled, but serious upsides, as you know. True, trauma...
Forum: VBAC   10-08-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I would go for 39W, personally, unless your...

I would go for 39W, personally, unless your Bishop score is very low. If he really supports your VBAC, I am sure he will not induce on a totally unripe cervix. I think you have a better shot at VBAC...
Forum: VBAC   10-08-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,347
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Of course it is possible to never dilate/labor,...

Of course it is possible to never dilate/labor, and it does happen.

I had SROM at 42W, but was not dilating one bit, even w contractions that were strong and regular. Turns out, DS head was stuck...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-08-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Going overdue, and what to do about it, if...

Going overdue, and what to do about it, if anything, is a personal thing. This post is about how I came to my own decisions ONLY.
Please, take what is useful, leave the rest.

*Personally*, I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-08-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Congrats on your new sweetie! I would love a...

Congrats on your new sweetie! I would love a newbie to snuggle.

You can take either, both should work fine in normal doses and not be a problem for baby. I take ibuprofen or aleve before Tylenol,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,689
Posted By newsolarmomma2
One more I forgot, but that is critical: ...

One more I forgot, but that is critical:

Find other parents that share your values, and have them around a lot. I don't like looking like a bad mom in front of people, so I use this peer pressure...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,689
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I have had these same issues, and have always...

I have had these same issues, and have always struggled with them. I became a gentle parent because I needed a new way to relate to my kids. It does not come naturally to me, it is a constant...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I was this kid! There are some things that can...

I was this kid! There are some things that can help, but you are probably fighting his biological clock, so keep that in mind. I was always running for the bus, I don't think I was there when it got...
Forum: Unschooling   05-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By newsolarmomma2
We are riding bikes, all the time. Ds 2.5 is...

We are riding bikes, all the time.
Ds 2.5 is looking for hills to jump and racing on the dirt track. We are looking for a better BMX bike for him, he needs bigger wheels but a shorter frame (he is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I was looking through this page this morning,...

I was looking through this page this morning, and thought it would be helpful to other UCers. It shows all types of things about newborns, and describes what they are. Also has recordings of sounds...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I was looking through this page this morning,...

I was looking through this page this morning, and thought it would be helpful to other UCers. It shows all types of things about newborns, and describes what they are. Very helpful jumping point for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I would say you shouldn't UC before 39 weeks. UC...

I would say you shouldn't UC before 39 weeks. UC and HB is best suited for low risk moms and low risk babies. A baby earlier than 39 weeks is no longer considered full term, which is why there is a...
Forum: Dental   03-16-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By newsolarmomma2
If you really want to know what dental needs...

If you really want to know what dental needs your kids have - needs, not cosmetic, not unnecessary, not extra profit making procedures- go to a *good* dentist that takes Mediciad. These dentists...
Forum: Dental   03-16-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By newsolarmomma2
If you really want to know what dental needs...

If you really want to know what dental needs your kids have - needs, not cosmetic, not unnecessary, not extra profit making procedures- go to a *good* dentist that takes Mediciad. These dentists...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-07-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,440
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I am so happy you got the birth you wanted, and...

I am so happy you got the birth you wanted, and needed! I watched your pregnancy, and hoped you would make your CS date right along with you. It is really great how it was so healing, and the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-23-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,355
Posted By newsolarmomma2
As an adoptee, all I can think about if what it...

As an adoptee, all I can think about if what it was like to meet (and get to know) my first mom, and my four siblings, who are all still together and happy. Talk about tough! After the excitement of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Thanks for posting, I like them too.

Thanks for posting, I like them too.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-17-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By newsolarmomma2
He never learned how, but he is interested now...

He never learned how, but he is interested now that he sees his sister doing it. He's got such sharp little teeth though, so if its not likely, Im not taking the chance.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,815
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Please, please, please be very careful. I also...

Please, please, please be very careful. I also wanted a UC badly, but didn't get one, so I understand the desire. Both my kids were born on Methadone (pain management), and I personally know others...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-15-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By newsolarmomma2
I have a 2yr old and a 6mo old. My 2yr old was...

I have a 2yr old and a 6mo old. My 2yr old was FF after a few months of EP, but the baby is EBF. The toddler is a little jealous.

Can you BF a toddler if they haven't Bf before?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-13-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By newsolarmomma2
MWs are expensive to have as only a babysitter-...

MWs are expensive to have as only a babysitter- you could send the kids off to camp and birth at a luxury hotel for what some charge in my area (4-6k). However, if you want to have one there to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-13-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,148
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Thats a great survey! I hope you get many...

Thats a great survey! I hope you get many replies, I would love to see the data.
The only confusing parts were:
Asking about the complication being due to UC- which complication, to me or to baby?...
Forum: Homebirth   06-07-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,412
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Here is a link for Home stillbirth (unexpected...

Here is a link for Home stillbirth (unexpected or not)/ deaths due to HB, it's part of a series.

"http://stillbirthday.com/2012/05/29/support-for-home-stillbirth/"

Please contact Heidi, the...
Forum: Homebirth   06-07-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,412
Posted By newsolarmomma2
There's a group called stillbirthdays on FB and...

There's a group called stillbirthdays on FB and the web. I think the URL is www.stillbirthday.com (http://www.stillbirthday.com)
They have many different loss moms and mentors to help, including...
Forum: VBAC   06-02-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By newsolarmomma2
Best luck! I had a great hospital VBAC at OHSU...

Best luck!
I had a great hospital VBAC at OHSU in Portland Oregon. It was very high tech (Dd was a preemie, and failed BPP and NST so extra monitoring was helpful), but was also the most wonderful...
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