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Forum: August 2011   09-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 853
Posted By mommajam
I would love it if you would describe what the...

I would love it if you would describe what the infection looked like and send us a picture here... just for my own knowledge so that if I ever see anything like it on my own babies I might know...
Forum: Homebirth   08-16-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By mommajam
It may be too late at this point, judging from...

It may be too late at this point, judging from the date of your post, but in case other people are reading and wondering, I am about 6 feet tall.  I've had a water birth in a nice big tub at the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-15-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By mommajam
LOL! I just realized your post is from May!...

LOL! I just realized your post is from May! Well, my post certainly won't have helped you in any way. :) I would like to find out what happened in the end, so I do hope I can find a post that...
Forum: Homebirth   08-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By mommajam
Unless you can work out something with your old...

Unless you can work out something with your old midwife, or find another midwife, then I 'second' the idea of keeping your current midwife just in case and for the postpartum care.  I was in a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-15-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By mommajam
I am a mother of six, currently expecting my...

I am a mother of six, currently expecting my seventh child.  I have been nursing non-stop since my first child was born 11 years ago.  I have tandem nursed for most of that time.  Typically, soon...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mommajam
I get this comment a lot, and have gotten it...

I get this comment a lot, and have gotten it ever since around my third or fourth child. Not being a particularly witty person, I just reply with my honest point of view.  They say "My, you have...
Forum: August 2011   08-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 395
Posted By mommajam
Out of curiosity, I was wondering what was so...

Out of curiosity, I was wondering what was so horrible about your unplanned unassisted homebirth?  I am interested in hearing the story.  I had one, but it was wonderful, but would like to hear what...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-01-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,751
Posted By mommajam
I am not a frequent visitor to this forum.  I...

I am not a frequent visitor to this forum.  I have had one UC.  For the sake of privacy and protection, IRL I tend to play it off as a totally unplanned UC, but in reality it was planned UC with the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-31-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By mommajam
I have found that all of my six children went...

I have found that all of my six children went through something around 15 to 16 months where their night waking was frequent and they wanted to nurse for extended periods of time.  I usually can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-31-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By mommajam
I am seriously interested in you're project and...

I am seriously interested in you're project and would LOVE to have the info you want to share. I am about to start nursing school inJanuary at which time my youngest will be only 5 months old....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,329
Posted By mommajam
Hello everyone, It is so nice to find this...

Hello everyone,
It is so nice to find this thread!  This last spring, I just finished my last pre-requisite for the community colleges around here, and I am looking at starting actual nursing...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-30-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By mommajam
I bought a sheepskin from Ikea to for my newborn...

I bought a sheepskin from Ikea to for my newborn (due in April). I admit that when I bought it, it didn't smell all that great, but I figured maybe it just needed a wash. I took it home, washed it...
Forum: Homebirth   03-27-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By mommajam
So, my 2cents is, if you are tall, go for the...

So, my 2cents is, if you are tall, go for the deeper one!

I have not tried a La Bassine. I have tried an installed birthing tub in the birth center, and then a fishy pool for the last birth which...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,609
Posted By mommajam
Anyone use this? What did you think? Anyone have...

Anyone use this? What did you think? Anyone have good or bad knowledge or experiences about this program?
Thanks!
M.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-22-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By mommajam
I'm looking into training for both of these...

I'm looking into training for both of these professions, and was wondering what your experiences were with the available training programs in this area. What did you use, what would you recommend,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-18-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By mommajam
this is my sixth baby, but the first time I am...

this is my sixth baby, but the first time I am seriously thinking of EC. I heard about it a little bit when my 3rd was born, but finally got to the point where I have enough information and the...
Forum: April 2009   03-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,661
Posted By mommajam
Quote: Originally Posted by Lindsay1234...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay1234 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13276107)
Haha!!! Great thread!



...when your...
Forum: Homebirth   03-05-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,573
Posted By mommajam
Another way to put what some previous posters...

Another way to put what some previous posters have said might be to say that there are such things as unjust laws. You are not (necessarily) morally obligated to have your child at home with an...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-25-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By mommajam
Is it possible to get financial aid for a lay...

Is it possible to get financial aid for a lay midwifery school? Where does one go about finding out?
Thanks!
M.
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-07-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By mommajam
Hello! I just saw that there is an alternative...

Hello! I just saw that there is an alternative to that bulky, awkward, plastic clamp that is usually put on my baby's bellies after birth. I LOVE the idea of not using one of those, and wondered if...
Forum: Homebirth   02-07-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By mommajam
Hello ladies! I was looking at the homebirth kit...

Hello ladies! I was looking at the homebirth kit and other offerings on YourWaterBirth.com and I saw that they offer an alternative to the cord clamp that is a rubber ring. I LOVE the idea of not...
Forum: April 2009   02-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By mommajam
Although I have tried the garlic (I sewed the...

Although I have tried the garlic (I sewed the string through and it worked perfectly), it didn't actually work to rid me of the GBS. What did work was homemade goldenseal suppositories. I got...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-02-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By mommajam
My SIL had a very traumatic birth. I figure the...

My SIL had a very traumatic birth. I figure the circumstances were all against her in the first place. As a first time mom, I know she didn't understand how much she would have to fight to try to...
Forum: Homebirth   02-01-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By mommajam
I pretty much always crave steak and potatoes. ...

I pretty much always crave steak and potatoes.
All my other babies were born at the Birth Center so I had to prep the meal and bring it. I usually made meatloaf and mashed potatoes and froze it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By mommajam
I am pregnant with my sixth. I have tandemed...

I am pregnant with my sixth. I have tandemed since my second was born. Usually I am not done nursing the last two before i get pregnant with the next. Sometime over the pregnancy I wean the older...
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