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Forum: Intact Care   01-07-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By JenVose
The reason they gave was privacy/germ exposure....

The reason they gave was privacy/germ exposure. They may or may not have multiple babies in that section of the nursery at any given time (in fact, there were no babies there during the tour and we...
Forum: Intact Care   01-07-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By JenVose
I'll be 36 weeks with our little boy on...

I'll be 36 weeks with our little boy on Thursday. I did a tour of the hospital over the weekend, and now am extremely stressed over how we're going to advocate for our little boy in an area where...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By JenVose
Love the turkey timer comment Erigeron. I always...

Love the turkey timer comment Erigeron. I always thought of them that way, too. I guess mine really was a timer ... only popped out when I was truly "done"!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By JenVose
From your description, personally, I’d be...

From your description, personally, I’d be looking for a new pediatrician rather than a different birthing option.
What it sounds like to me is that you have practiced due diligence and have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By JenVose
Was there a change in care between the previous...

Was there a change in care between the previous US? I'm thinking that an issue with a clubbed foot should have been easily detected at the 16 or 20 week scans. It sounds to me like baby's just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By JenVose
I have always had a very deep belly button....

I have always had a very deep belly button. During my last pregnancy, it was totally still an innie throughout. My midwives even commented on how uncommonly deep it was, that it wasn't even "level"...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By JenVose
My first pregnancy was like this and everything...

My first pregnancy was like this and everything was fine (and somehow I still managed to gain around 30 to 35 pounds despite the fact that I never felt like I was eating enough - even for myself)....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,628
Posted By JenVose
CCarney - How much of an issue does your midwife...

CCarney - How much of an issue does your midwife see with this? Is she suggesting a hospital birth/risk out due to the GBS, or just letting you know that she does not have antibiotics as an option?...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,916
Posted By JenVose
Sphinxy - Yes, the digestive issues, in part, as...

Sphinxy - Yes, the digestive issues, in part, as well as the fact that with the baby taking up so much space in the abdomen it essentially reduces the amount of room for your stomach, so it's a...
Forum: Homebirth   09-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By JenVose
JamieCathryn, I think you have kind of hit the...

JamieCathryn, I think you have kind of hit the nail on the head. It all comes down to the question of if there is a difference of opinion for religious/moral/or any other reason, how that will be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,916
Posted By JenVose
Winter2013 - For someone who feels like they are...

Winter2013 - For someone who feels like they are eating all the time, this is about the only time I'd tell you to watch the scale - only because it may not be rising nearly as rapidly as you think....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-24-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By JenVose
JamieCathereryn - I don't recall there being a...

JamieCathereryn - I don't recall there being a separate answer for encouraging the mother or pushing on the belly itself to stimulate contractions after delivery of the placenta. I agree, allowing...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By JenVose
Very interesting, and an informative way for...

Very interesting, and an informative way for moms or support people to learn a little bit about the basics if a mother can't get to the hospital in time. I did disagree with the very first item -...
Forum: Homebirth   09-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By JenVose
If I’m understanding you correctly, the midwives...

If I’m understanding you correctly, the midwives want you to meet “their” doctor, who you absolutely would not be using, even in the event of an emergency. It sounds like your situation might be...
Forum: Baby Health   09-18-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By JenVose
I never stressed over "tummy time" per se....

I never stressed over "tummy time" per se. Personally, I think setting a "minimum" that each individual child should get isn't ideal - but more of a way of giving information to mothers who...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,916
Posted By JenVose
With the additional perspective, I'd say that if...

With the additional perspective, I'd say that if you do become concerned that your weight-gain is becoming excessive, I'd simply begin replacing some of the more "optional" items in your diet -...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-18-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By JenVose
Nia, my thoughts exactly on not fearing...

Nia, my thoughts exactly on not fearing chickenpox in childhood but in adulthood. Hence, I still would choose not to vax the children against chickenpox, though that might change once they hit...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-17-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By JenVose
On the notes from my most recent pre-natal...

On the notes from my most recent pre-natal visit, I noticed that it is being recommended that I receive a TDaP between 27 and 36 weeks. We have given selective immunizations for our daughter, and...
Forum: Homebirth   09-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By JenVose
As another mother in the “Bible belt,” I also...

As another mother in the “Bible belt,” I also found that all midwife services that were available to me were also Christian based. Like you, I felt that it was quite likely that I would be doing a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,916
Posted By JenVose
I feel this is an issue you definitely need to...

I feel this is an issue you definitely need to discuss with your health-care provider and possibly also with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.
 
I'd also work on considering what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By JenVose
From here, I'm not really certain what the best...

From here, I'm not really certain what the best course of action would be (other than being certain to have that talk with DD about not talking openly about "out of school" plans in front of school...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By JenVose
As she has already had pre-term delivery with...

As she has already had pre-term delivery with her first, and she has already had pre-term labor with this pregnancy, I would anticipate that the chances that she will have a pre-mature delivery with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By JenVose
Meemee – Thanks for mentioning your former...

Meemee – Thanks for mentioning your former college prof. FIL, it actually gave me a bit of a chuckle! Your description reminded me so much of a great-great-uncle of mine, who was a former music...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By JenVose
Many have mentioned possible "issues," and I...

Many have mentioned possible "issues," and I really do feel like that is part of the potential problem. GMIL has always been a very strong-willed, direct, outspoken and sometimes harsh lady. But...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By JenVose
I am in need of some solid advice for respecting...

I am in need of some solid advice for respecting elders and maintaining good family relationships without being run over.
 
My husband’s grandmother is a very strong-willed woman. I really do love...
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