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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
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I keep thinking that things are happening. I'll...

I keep thinking that things are happening. I'll have some pretty intense Braxton Hicks contractions that feel like what I remember from early labor but then they putter out. I am reminding myself...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
The zoo was a lot of fun. I am still friends with...

The zoo was a lot of fun. I am still friends with my main groups of friends from childhood, and the only one who lives out of town, about a 6 hour drive away, was up visiting, so we all took our kids...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
For me, a major part of it would be for a...

For me, a major part of it would be for a distraction doing something fun, but not complicated. Also, I'm planning to be hungry after labor, and after the last 2, it was chocolatey baked goods that...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By MnMtm
Oh, how beautiful! What a beautiful birth story!...

Oh, how beautiful! What a beautiful birth story! Good job, Mama!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,741
Posted By MnMtm
Had an appointment with my midwife today. I love...

Had an appointment with my midwife today. I love how chill she is about everything. Everything still looks great. She said it looks like I'm about ready to drop that baby right out of me. I told her...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
I like the idea of a birth day cake, too. I've...

I like the idea of a birth day cake, too. I've read about women doing that is a few books. I actually think it would be a neat little project for labor, at least the earlier part. However, I'm...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-26-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By MnMtm
Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! I can't wait...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! I can't wait to read the birthing story, whenever you're up to posting it!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-25-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
NaturallyKait, I remember reading some study when...

NaturallyKait, I remember reading some study when I was pregnant with DD about how when a pregnant woman's body is in distress, such as with pre-eclampsia or cholestasis, it triggers sooner lung...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
It's so nice to come here and know that' I'm...

It's so nice to come here and know that' I'm among women to whom I don't have to explain why those comments I got at church were irritating, and wrong! One thing that bothered me was all this talk...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
Here are some of the many comments I got a church...

Here are some of the many comments I got a church today- "I can't believe they're letting you go this long." "So when are they starting you?" "A lot of times if they let a woman get all the way to...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
Rachel- That is really stressful; so sorry! With...

Rachel- That is really stressful; so sorry! With DD, I lost my job at 4 months pregnant. The director of nursing transcribed a medication order onto the medication administration record incorrectly....
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-23-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By MnMtm
My contractions occasionally come frequently and...

My contractions occasionally come frequently and get fairly strong. There have been a few times that I've started to wonder it "this is it." I think I've been thinking that more this pregnancy...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
krickets- I have to say, I am so jealous of your...

krickets- I have to say, I am so jealous of your year of maternity leave! One of the reasons that I'll be working right up until I go into labor is because I only get 12 weeks (8 of which are unpaid)...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,741
Posted By MnMtm
Had our 38 week appointment today. GBS was...

Had our 38 week appointment today. GBS was negative, which is good, of course. Baby was LOP, so it looks like I'll be doing some more with spinning babies and hands and knees positions. It's weird,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
Glad I'm not the only one whose kids drive them...

Glad I'm not the only one whose kids drive them crazy!

I ended up getting a burst of nesting energy right when I was trying to go to bed. It's weird because I was tired, but antsy, and couldn't...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
My kiddos were driving me nuts this evening. They...

My kiddos were driving me nuts this evening. They had a few nice intervals of playing well together, but the whining, and yelling, and purposely bugging each other was driving me nuts! I am off work...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
Smokering- Wow, I'm impressed with your burst of...

Smokering- Wow, I'm impressed with your burst of energy. I hope I get another one to clean my house again. I have really been trying to engage my children and husband to help with the cleaning more...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,741
Posted By MnMtm
Summerstorm- So sorry to hear that you and your...

Summerstorm- So sorry to hear that you and your midwife aren't clicking; that can be a rough situation. Of course, in the hospital, she won't even be there until the very end to catch the baby. It's...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,000
Posted By MnMtm
I liked flavored honey sticks from the health...

I liked flavored honey sticks from the health food store when I have been in labor. It doesn't upset my stomach, and gives me an quick energy boost. My problem has been that there's not much I can...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By MnMtm
I find it interesting to watch the different...

I find it interesting to watch the different birthing videos because of the different ways different moms cope. For me I tend to be very quiet throughout labor, but for many mothers, they say the low...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By MnMtm
Fyerfly- Just remember the quote from Birthing...

Fyerfly- Just remember the quote from Birthing From Within- "It will be hard. It will hurt. You can do it."
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By MnMtm
One thing that I hadn't planned on for our last...

One thing that I hadn't planned on for our last labor, but turned out to be really helpful was religious music. I am devout in my faith, and my faith really emphasizes the importance of family and...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By MnMtm
Labor music; what do you have?

So, I have put together/ am putting together music for labor, and am curious if anyone else is doing this, and what songs and types of music you are drawn to for labor, and why?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By MnMtm
That was beautiful! So many of the homebirth...

That was beautiful! So many of the homebirth videos on youtube make me cry at this point! Actually, a lot of things make me cry, recently, but the happy cry. I've been putting together music for...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-15-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By MnMtm
Fyerfly- Dr Christopher's Birth Prep is supposed...

Fyerfly- Dr Christopher's Birth Prep is supposed to help prepare your body, and tone your uterus to make labor faster, easier, and more efficient. It got tons of very positive reviews on Amazon. I...
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