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Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2012, 06:12 PM
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Posted By reillys_mom
Definitely get "Welcome with Love". We read that...

Definitely get "Welcome with Love". We read that a lot before each homebirth. It helped my boys understand the upcoming birth. I liked how the book handled the labor and that I would be in pain and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-18-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By reillys_mom
I just found out that I have gallstones and have...

I just found out that I have gallstones and have been having attacks every couple of days. The pain is totally incapacitating and sometimes worse that labor. To minimize that I have had to change my...
Forum: December 2011   12-18-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By reillys_mom
Well, my water just broke. No contractions...

Well, my water just broke. No contractions though. I'm now trying to relax and get a good night's rest before I call the midwife and family. Part of me wants to tell EVERYONE! and yet I know it can...
Forum: December 2011   12-18-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By reillys_mom
Today is my due date (and my birthday). I'm...

Today is my due date (and my birthday). I'm actually feeling better than I did a week ago, but I'm also tired of everyone asking when it is coming. If I could predict that I'd be a very rich woman....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By reillys_mom
I'm 38 weeks with #3 and was quite anxious...

I'm 38 weeks with #3 and was quite anxious during my first trimester. What I realized was that this was the last time I was going to be pregnant. If I lost the baby we wouldn't try again, especially...
Forum: December 2011   12-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By reillys_mom
With my first 2, they had dropped by 34 weeks....

With my first 2, they had dropped by 34 weeks. #3 is just starting to drop and I'm beginning to feel mild early labor signs. Each is different yet, we are "supposed to know what to do", which...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By reillys_mom
DH did the encapsulation of the placenta after...

DH did the encapsulation of the placenta after DS#2. We researched how to do it and it was easy enough for him that he's going to do it again for #3. The tincture option is intriguing, though. I'm...
Forum: December 2011   11-08-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By reillys_mom
My midwife recommends taking probiotics. In her...

My midwife recommends taking probiotics. In her practice the moms who take probiotics leading up to the test have all tested negative for GBS. It's a good thing for us and much easier than...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-16-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By reillys_mom
Keep us posted.

Keep us posted.
Forum: December 2011   06-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,081
Posted By reillys_mom
I didn't get added it seems.   Due December...

I didn't get added it seems.
 
Due December 18, age:38, #3, homebirth
 
Thanks.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By reillys_mom
I had the same experience as L&K'smommie with...

I had the same experience as L&K'smommie with both of my homebirths with the baby on my chest or belly as we waited for me to deliver the placenta. That being said, a friend who delivered in the...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By reillys_mom
I go to Dr. Pockrass in Berkeley, near the...

I go to Dr. Pockrass in Berkeley, near the Claremont. He is a great dentist and he has a green practice. He has a great balance between treating proactively and cautiously observing to see what...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-20-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By reillys_mom
There seem to be more openings recently in El...

There seem to be more openings recently in El Cerrito. Albany is generally pretty tight because of the schools. I think that if you get into the communities there are lots of people who are...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-20-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By reillys_mom
Look at El Cerrito too. It's got 2 BART...

Look at El Cerrito too. It's got 2 BART stations, there are lots of houses in the hills with space for chickens, creeks, etc. It doesn't have the downtown of Berkeley or Albany but it's much...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-20-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By reillys_mom
Thanks. I'm going to fill out the paperwork and...

Thanks. I'm going to fill out the paperwork and hope for the best. I'll include the letter. I knew I couldn't be the only one dealing with this.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By reillys_mom
My son is going to visit my parents this summer...

My son is going to visit my parents this summer and they have found a day camp for him to attend. On the medical form it says that no child will be excepted without a complete immunization form. We...
Forum: December 2011   05-09-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,286
Posted By reillys_mom
So this pregnancy was a surprise, but I wouldn't...

So this pregnancy was a surprise, but I wouldn't choose mid December for a birthday. Actually my due date is my birthday so I know the ups and downs of December birthdays. I've barely ever had a...
Forum: December 2011   05-09-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,081
Posted By reillys_mom
I'd like to be added. I am 38, pregnant with #3...

I'd like to be added. I am 38, pregnant with #3 and due on December 18, which is also my birthday. We are planning on our 3rd homebirth with a midwife.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-08-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By reillys_mom
I'm pregnant with #3 and am wondering how and...

I'm pregnant with #3 and am wondering how and when you told your kids. My boys are 6 and 4. I'm just about 10wks and we've only told close family, not even my grandmothers. Still, we're worried...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By reillys_mom
It's takes a while for kids to learn how to play...

It's takes a while for kids to learn how to play and fill the time on their own. TV has such powerful imagery that can dominate their imagination and play. My boys have spent a lot of time either...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By reillys_mom
I'm in the same boat. Just found out we're...

I'm in the same boat. Just found out we're expecting #3. I just lost a good amount of the weight I gained with the first 2, got rid of my plantar facitis, and was beginning to feel like I could do...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By reillys_mom
I suffered with SPD during both pregnancies. In...

I suffered with SPD during both pregnancies. In the first I didn't know what it was and it took months after delivery to recover. With #2 I saw my chiropractor throughout the pregnancy but I still...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 186
Posted By reillys_mom
DH did all the work for me. In retrospect we...

DH did all the work for me. In retrospect we should have gotten the encapulator since using a funnel took more time. The hardest part was the strong smell in the house postpartum since I was still...
Forum: Women's Health   05-21-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By reillys_mom
I drank A LOT of nettles tea during pregnancy...

I drank A LOT of nettles tea during pregnancy and nursing and by the end could barely stmach the taste. Then I discovered that you can do a cold infusion -- put your nettles in a jar with cold water...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-12-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By reillys_mom
I just saw this new website posted...

I just saw this new website posted www.betterbirthbayarea.com (http://www.betterbirthbayarea.com). Here's the description:
"Please look at this new birthing information website for the Bay Area! It...
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