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Forum: Homebirth   05-25-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By Voondrop
I don't know if anyone else was watching this,...

I don't know if anyone else was watching this, but if you were, season 3 is up on pbs.com!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Voondrop
Not sure about the cord off of the top of my...

Not sure about the cord off of the top of my head but labial tears are common. I've gotten them w/ all 4 of my births, never any near my bottom. There is such a wide variety of what looks acceptable...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Voondrop
You just might be the first in your area. HB...

You just might be the first in your area. HB doesn't really happen in my area, there are currently zero legal practicing midwives in our area. There is only 1 lady I know of at church who had a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Voondrop
We've always eaten every meal together. Before...

We've always eaten every meal together. Before children it was Husband & I in front of the tv, but now we're 6 & squeezing out of the sides of our too small formal dining room. If another one comes...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-27-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Voondrop
I can't say for sure in NJ, in NC my husband...

I can't say for sure in NJ, in NC my husband went to the county's Dept. of Health & asked for a birth certificate. They didn't ask to see me, much less proof of pregnancy or the baby herself. The...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Voondrop
Congratulations, she's beautiful! How wonderful...

Congratulations, she's beautiful! How wonderful to be surrounded w/ so much love!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Voondrop
There is a midwife in Asheville who agreed to...

There is a midwife in Asheville who agreed to help me on an as-needed basis when/ if I needed her prenatal services. I went to her at 20 weeks so she could get a baseline on baby's growth & to check...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Voondrop
I like it! I had to break out my measuring tape...

I like it! I had to break out my measuring tape to get a proper visual though. I don't know how tall you are, how you labor or when you get in the water, but will it be too high w/ the base?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Voondrop
W/ our 3rd baby I could not focus, having the...

W/ our 3rd baby I could not focus, having the children around. They'd been prepped before hand, (they were 2 & 4) & wanted me to read a story, come look at the picture they had made, make a snack,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Voondrop
Congratulations Rachie! I do drop in to look at...

Congratulations Rachie! I do drop in to look at the UC forum from time to time, but for me it's kind of like an alternate DDC, only better. I'm anti-FB so this is where I got a lot of information to...
Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 17,822
Posted By Voondrop
I guess I'm late in finding this thread; I've...

I guess I'm late in finding this thread; I've read several pages of it because I watched a 1 hour presentation on CC last week but I didn't see anyone else who posted it. We homeschool but the...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-22-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,272
Posted By Voondrop
I was also 12. I think it has to do a lot w/...

I was also 12. I think it has to do a lot w/ getting close to the 100 lb mark, you need a certain amount of body fat to sustain a pregnancy.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Voondrop
My first homebirth was assisted in an Aquadoula...

My first homebirth was assisted in an Aquadoula in my bedroom, but baby actually came on the bed. 2nd homebirth was UC & in a new house w/ larger bathroom & garden tub. I labored in the tub but also...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   02-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 68,460
Posted By Voondrop
When I have something that I love & it fits...

When I have something that I love & it fits great I generally wear it until it's not fit to be donated. I then break out the stitch ripper & deconstruct it for a permanent pattern. I started doing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,175
Posted By Voondrop
I played wetnurse for the lady I was babysitting...

I played wetnurse for the lady I was babysitting for. She was my dental hygenist & I offered to babysit when she was 5 months along during my cleaning as I had just found out I was expecting #2. She...
Forum: Homebirth   01-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Voondrop
 We started out natural w/ our first & went from...

 We started out natural w/ our first & went from there. As I announced our impending 4th, Husband announced our UC plans, lol.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Voondrop
I was honest about UP, but she was my 4th, you'd...

I was honest about UP, but she was my 4th, you'd probably get more flack for a first or w/ prior issues. I think most people are satisfied as long as everything from your own care falls w/in normal...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By Voondrop
I have a stack of brown washcloths I fold into...

I have a stack of brown washcloths I fold into 4ths & wear. They're comfortable, long, stay in place & raise no eyebrows on the clothesline.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By Voondrop
AP Parent, I wouldn't worry about it. My second...

AP Parent, I wouldn't worry about it. My second child did this in the car seat, but I had never noticed as I was the one driving. When my mom flew in we had a large party in the van & I sat across...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,315
Posted By Voondrop
I can't answer to your first; my husband does...

I can't answer to your first; my husband does great under pressure. Our UC was his idea but he was adamant about having a disinterested 3rd party present; he hired the doula for him so he could...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By Voondrop
Mine have all 4 been natural Sngorton; that...

Mine have all 4 been natural Sngorton; that happened w/ my 2nd & it was amazing. Nothing, then I could see my stomach getting bigger & bigger than I ever thought it could.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Voondrop
Husband caught our UC & though she was my 4th, I...

Husband caught our UC & though she was my 4th, I just didn't feel as if I could move from semi- reclined. I always fee cemented in place during the pushing phase. I did ask for a mirror, she was the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,292
Posted By Voondrop
Being a widow is my biggest fear as we decided...

Being a widow is my biggest fear as we decided to never get a divorce during our arrangement discussion pre-marriage. We've got enough acreage to camp out on during spats. When he was employed I had...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-22-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,890
Posted By Voondrop
I was just curious if you ever finished this...

I was just curious if you ever finished this project & if I missed the posted results?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Voondrop
We were less homey & used a more medical...

We were less homey & used a more medical approach than a lot of people on this board will/ did use, but for the type of birth we had I'm glad we had it all. We do most to all of our own medical...
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