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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By mama naturale
Always open to the idea but my daughter wanted...

Always open to the idea but my daughter wanted to go to school. I wanted to homeschool with my son who was unwell but husband didn't agree. My next child didn't like the idea of going to school so...
Forum: Unschooling   04-21-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By mama naturale
Accepting Minecraft and gaming as something...

Accepting Minecraft and gaming as something worthile wasn't easy for me since I never got into games but I am trying to see it from my children's view. Saying that, my children don't have problems...
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,427
Posted By mama naturale
I strew activities more than things. I have...

I strew activities more than things. I have plans to get some books and have some ideas of activities that i hope they will join me in (eg. gardening, juicing, crochet etc). Just things I think they...
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By mama naturale
For unschooling to work imo, trust is the most...

For unschooling to work imo, trust is the most important thing. I am unschooling for the relationships. WE don't limit or have rules and this has been key for us. I am absolutely amazed by what my...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,943
Posted By mama naturale
With my first UC I was very happy that I birthed...

With my first UC I was very happy that I birthed as my big kids slept
This time I wanted the same just did not go to plan
My husband was at work and my 4 kids were in the house (two in their room...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By mama naturale
Yes can be very frustrating. I had my first...

Yes can be very frustrating. I had my first three in hospital, thought I had natural births but it wasn't anything like what birth should be. Made very obvious when I had an UC totally unhindered,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By mama naturale
Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering (Sarah J Buckley)...

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering (Sarah J Buckley) was a great book I just read in this pregnancy - great info from a Dr who freebirthed her last baby and had her first 3 at home.
I read a lot online...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,925
Posted By mama naturale
I really struggle when my babies are small. Now...

I really struggle when my babies are small. Now my house is clean but my youngest is 2.5 and its so much easier because he is out of nappies, not feeding all night, etc. He doesn't make as much mess...
Forum: Homebirth   04-04-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,462
Posted By mama naturale
Its interesting that its somehow fine for the...

Its interesting that its somehow fine for the medical profession to say whatever they like and practice non evidence based care but to go against it we have to defend it the ends of the earth. No...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-31-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By mama naturale
My 4th child was very difficult at this age. I...

My 4th child was very difficult at this age. I was okay with night feeding (he still slept okay) but all day constant feeding was very hard. I couldn't do much else. It got the point where I had to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,943
Posted By mama naturale
Hello! Its Autumn here in Australia. :) I...

Hello!
Its Autumn here in Australia. :)
I had my forth child at home unassisted after a wonderful unassisted pregnancy. That was in September 2008. I am due with my fifth baby and I am getting...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,855
Posted By mama naturale
I think my last hosp birth made me realise I...

I think my last hosp birth made me realise I could do it on my own so I was determined to do it on my own with #4. I really had no worries and it all really went well. This time I seem to have more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By mama naturale
I avoiding talking about it last time but did...

I avoiding talking about it last time but did have a very eager friend who kept asking "So did the hospital set you up with a midwife yet?" She hadn't a clue it doesn't really work like that in Aus...
Forum: Homebirth   03-31-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,462
Posted By mama naturale
I am 35w and have been having pre labour on and...

I am 35w and have been having pre labour on and off since 30w so I have read the site. I found it helpful as I have read from other people's experiences that hospital care for prems can be quite...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-31-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By mama naturale
I think its totally up the individual woman and...

I think its totally up the individual woman and what she is comfortable with. For me I am happy to have hubby assisting (pool filling etc) but anyone else would make me feel crowded and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-31-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By mama naturale
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Forum: May 2011   03-31-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By mama naturale
My first 4 came after their EDD, 2 came after...

My first 4 came after their EDD, 2 came after 42w so it seems normal to me. Early for me would be 40w but I guess its possible for bub to come in the next few weeks and that would be very early to...
Forum: June 2011   03-31-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By mama naturale
Oh yes using cloth (not atm but did with my last...

Oh yes using cloth (not atm but did with my last 2 bubs and have it all set for next bub), breastfeeding beyond 1year (2.5years now), homebirthing and without attendant (gasp), not vaccinating,...
Forum: Parenting   03-31-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 15,194
Posted By mama naturale
Its cruel. :( My husband has heard much worse...

Its cruel. :(
My husband has heard much worse than I. Mates at his work say things like "Don't you know you and your children are wasting the earth's resources?" I guess its easy for people to...
Forum: May 2011   02-16-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By mama naturale
I homebirthed my last bub so I don't have to say...

I homebirthed my last bub so I don't have to say much. They know what I will be doing and most are supportive.
Forum: May 2011   02-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 561
Posted By mama naturale
Very active bub. Almost 29w and I think its not...

Very active bub. Almost 29w and I think its not too long til bub will be here.
Forum: May 2011   02-16-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,605
Posted By mama naturale
Get seat for toddler so bub can have convertible...

Get seat for toddler so bub can have convertible seat.
Dry and wet run of birth pool.
Lots of cleaning and decluttering.
Organise talllboy for bub's clothing and nappies.
Not much really. :)
Forum: May 2011   02-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,433
Posted By mama naturale
My 2yr old is loving suckles throughout the day....

My 2yr old is loving suckles throughout the day. Colostrum has really come in now and I think he is happy about that. I am almost 29w. He has been a little slack with using his teeth to latch on...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-20-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By mama naturale
We are told we are brave for going for #5! IDK I...

We are told we are brave for going for #5! IDK I think having the first is brave really!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By mama naturale
Laura Shanley (BornFree) Dr Sarah J Buckley

Laura Shanley (BornFree)
Dr Sarah J Buckley
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