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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,912
Posted By augustashley
I've had five natural labors.  My third labor...

I've had five natural labors.  My third labor was the most painful (age 27), my fourth was almost pain free (age 30) and in my fifth (age 32) I was the most intimidated at the very end and felt I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,047
Posted By augustashley
I think it is better to wait, personally, but...

I think it is better to wait, personally, but each person would need to make that decision for their own situation.  I had a son felt very strongly about wanting a daughter during my second...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By augustashley
^^^what she said!  Probiotics are always good,...

^^^what she said!  Probiotics are always good, and in that situation, the more the better!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By augustashley
D-mannose for UTI!

D-mannose for UTI!
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By augustashley
My youngest had pretty bad eczema and California...

My youngest had pretty bad eczema and California baby super sensitive didn't bother it, nor did Weleda. 
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By augustashley
I wish I had the progressive, spa like options...

I wish I had the progressive, spa like options in a hospital that so many are mentioning!
 
To be honest, my laboring experiences weren't traumatic, but very frustrating, aggravating, and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-04-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By augustashley
I had a unplanned, unassisted homebirth when my...

I had a unplanned, unassisted homebirth when my 2nd son decided to start crowning barely an hour and 45 minutes after my very first contraction-we simply didn't think we were anywhere near to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By augustashley
Yes-if you are getting the shot at 28 weeks and...

Yes-if you are getting the shot at 28 weeks and had trauma, I would get it early.  You need to get it within 72 hrs of the incident, *if* it caused blood mixing, in order to prevent sensitization.
 
Forum: Homebirth   11-04-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,963
Posted By augustashley
I don't freak out about it if there is another...

I don't freak out about it if there is another option-if I go to subway I get a roasted chicken or a hot sub instead, if I want deli meat at home (very rarely do we buy it) I will microwave or heat...
Forum: Homebirth   11-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By augustashley
This is what I have on our bed and love it.  It...

This is what I have on our bed and love it.  It is under a mattress pad.  My husband hated and complained about a EVA shower curtain because he claimed it made him sweat, even through the mattress...
Forum: Homebirth   11-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By augustashley
I have a dust mite/allergen/waterproof mattress...

I have a dust mite/allergen/waterproof mattress protector with no PVC.  I would NOT use a regular PVC shower curtain-they offgas for ages, and they stink!  However, I think the EVA shower curtains...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By augustashley
I researched and was convinced that amount of...

I researched and was convinced that amount of echinacea was okay, just not for super ptolongrd periods. I certainly felt that it was better than the likelihood of extended hospitalization, testing,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By augustashley
In your instance I would get the shot rather...

In your instance I would get the shot rather than worry for the remaining 4 wks if things were okay.
 
I am (-), my husband is (+).  I got the shot at 28 wks during both of my first two...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-19-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By augustashley
I quit all caffeine for my first 3 pregnancies,...

I quit all caffeine for my first 3 pregnancies, except for a little tea on occasion. For my fourth I drank 2 and sometimes 3 big cups a day, telling myself studies showed it was okay, and then...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By augustashley
I have declined it every pregnancy.  This time...

I have declined it every pregnancy.  This time my OB strongly pushed it at my initial 7 wk visit, and asked me to review the "new research" before deciding, and handed me a paper stating that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By augustashley
I was GBS(-) for my first and then GBS(+) for my...

I was GBS(-) for my first and then GBS(+) for my second and third babies.  For my third I tried boosting vitamin C, garlic, and probiotics.  I was still (+) after several weeks of trying, but I...
Forum: Homebirth   10-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,616
Posted By augustashley
Just saw your update, I'm really glad that...

Just saw your update, I'm really glad that everything turned out fine for you.
 
Forum: Homebirth   10-17-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,616
Posted By augustashley
I have had 3 hospital births and one unassisted...

I have had 3 hospital births and one unassisted (unplanned and super fast) homebirth.  In a nutshell, my first labor was 46 hrs long, I went in and out of transition 3 times when the nurses would...
Forum: Family Safety   07-03-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,053
Posted By augustashley
I just saw an LA baby organic crib mattress on...

I just saw an LA baby organic crib mattress on Overstock.com for $42 plus shipping-I don't know how organic it is, the details say that it is flame retardant.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By augustashley
For me, it's easy to say that because I have...

For me, it's easy to say that because I have three friends with vaccine-injured children, and had an auto-immune problem when I was a teen that was linked to vaccines, it is more likely that my...
Forum: Diapering   07-02-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By augustashley
Any direction would be greatly appreciated. I CD...

Any direction would be greatly appreciated. I CD my first son (over 8 years ago) because he got horrible blistering rashes from disposables. I used a mix of fuzzibunz (which I liked but didn't fit...
Forum: Diapering   07-02-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By augustashley
I had babies that were big at birth (8-9.5 lbs)...

I had babies that were big at birth (8-9.5 lbs) but had skinny legs. Fitteds and elastic covers were a lifesaver to stop leaking around the legs until they filled out a bit.
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   07-02-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By augustashley
Are you still looking? The only midwife I know...

Are you still looking? The only midwife I know in lake charles only delivers in hospitals, but there are others who I believe may travel. Have you tried contacting the birth center in Lafayette to...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-02-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By augustashley
I have three children, and one received a very...

I have three children, and one received a very delayed DTaP at the age of 5 (He had gotten a nail embedded in his heel and his pedi thought it really necessary to prevent tetanus).

I did not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-22-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,852
Posted By augustashley
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif Thanks for all the suggestions!

I hadn't heard about soy also being problematic, and I do frequently consume soy products-I'm going to...
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