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Forum: Homebirth   11-15-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ola_
I think there are multiple layers to this. The...

I think there are multiple layers to this. The fact is that a lot of the interventions that are pushed in hospitals can increase the risk of an emergency occurring there. And yes, the staff would...
Forum: May 2017 Due Date Club   09-21-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Ola_
No, but I've been wondering if I should! No...

No, but I've been wondering if I should! No symptoms yet so it doesn't feel real, all I've got so far is a single positive test and no period. Doesn't seem like quite enough for such a big event, you...
Forum: May 2017 Due Date Club   09-21-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Ola_
Sending lots of positive thoughts your way! I...

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way! I would ask for a blood draw if they didn't do one, at least so you can have a bit of reassurance while you wait. We've never done an early US so no...
Forum: May 2017 Due Date Club   09-19-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ola_
I don't really do anything to prepare for a...

I don't really do anything to prepare for a homebirth. Maybe I'm missing something? :eek: My midwives have a homebirth kit you can get which has everything: chux pads, menstrual pads, peri bottle,...
Forum: May 2017 Due Date Club   09-18-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 612
Posted By Ola_
We just found out we're expecting #3...

We just found out we're expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) ! Our oldest is 5 and our second is 2 so this will probably complete our family. :grin:
Forum: May 2017 Due Date Club   09-18-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ola_
We are using the same midwife group as with the...

We are using the same midwife group as with the first two kiddos. And fortunately the same midwife that was there for their births is available for my due month, yay! They have us scheduled for the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-14-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ola_
That sounds awfully stressful. I had a lot of...

That sounds awfully stressful. I had a lot of contractions when pregnant with my two kids, I don't remember when they started with my first but with my second they began in the first trimester. That...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-14-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ola_
Congratulations mamas! We just found out we're...

Congratulations mamas! We just found out we're expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , I haven't been on here in a while so just getting my bearings...
Forum: Family Safety   09-14-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ola_
It is more about size than age in general as...

It is more about size than age in general as being big enough does make for a better belt fit - a height of 4'9" is the general guideline but it does vary by vehicle. With some kids (and adults)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Ola_
I'm Polish and the chamomile tea thing sounds...

I'm Polish and the chamomile tea thing sounds familiar - it seems to be recommended for a whole variety of things. Some of the other stuff, if it's not harmful I'd just let it slide (especially if...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Ola_
We used the Foogo stainless sippy. It does have...

We used the Foogo stainless sippy. It does have some plastic parts though.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Ola_
I agree on the cleaning. I noticed especially...

I agree on the cleaning. I noticed especially with this pregnancy that my gums are more sensitive and more likely to bleed while brushing/flossing so I would not skip your usual cleanings. In...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Ola_
I agree, likely just a phase. My DD did that...

I agree, likely just a phase. My DD did that around 18 months old. We ended up doing lots of sponge-type baths in the bathroom sink, also bringing her in the shower with me. The shower thing seemed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Ola_
I can totally see how that wait would seem like...

I can totally see how that wait would seem like forever. I think I would stick to the 7-10 day timeframe just because I think you're right that 2 days is not likely to change the result and then...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ola_
So just to start, we're planning a homebirth...

So just to start, we're planning a homebirth with midwives and not a UC but here is how my thought process on this went. I was also debating on whether to test or not, fortunately our midwives are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Ola_
DH got some tinker-toys type blocks for DD when...

DH got some tinker-toys type blocks for DD when she was around 2. At first she would just do basic things with them like put one stick into one block and do that until she ran out of either...
Forum: Diapering   03-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Ola_
Yes, you can definitely just lay the prefold...

Yes, you can definitely just lay the prefold into the pocket, basically using the pocket as a cover. The only thing your MIL will need to make sure of is that she tucks in the prefold into the cover...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Ola_
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by middlemamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399179/stop-coddling-that-baby#post_17594110)

How dare they...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ola_
I found that even in my first pregnancy (baby #2...

I found that even in my first pregnancy (baby #2 is due very soon) I had a very low tolerance for things that put pressure on my belly. I don't know if it was psychological or my body structure or...
Forum: Diapering   03-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Ola_
Are you okay with used diapers? If so I would...

Are you okay with used diapers? If so I would consider getting the MEOS as that way you have a lower price but still the absorbency. I got mine on local Kijiji or craigslist, though you can buy used...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ola_
I've only had one baby so far but she was badly...

I've only had one baby so far but she was badly positioned (tilted her head up, making the head circumference much large and giving her a big forehead bruise as a result) and I think I pushed for 2...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Ola_
I've read so much online about trying to improve...

I've read so much online about trying to improve platelet counts during pregnancy and it's been a bit confusing so I thought I'd share my experience. In my first pregnancy my platelets kept going...
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Ola_
I agree, it's best to rear-face as long as the...

I agree, it's best to rear-face as long as the seat will allow. Personally I wouldn't listen to a pediatrician's advice because I don't think they have any training or certification in car seat...
Forum: Family Safety   02-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Ola_
We got the Evenflo SureRide for an...

We got the Evenflo SureRide for an occasional/travel seat when my DD outgrew her Scenera. It is very lightweight, easy to install (in our car at least) and a lot more cushy than the Scenera which I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ola_
I don't really have brand recommendations, we...

I don't really have brand recommendations, we did use the Costco Kirkland brand for DD and she didn't have any problems with it (no spitting up, constipation, or issues with bowel movements). It can...
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