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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 598
Posted By catholic74
I'm 40 and pregnant with #5...

I'm 40 and pregnant with #5 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) . I also have Gestational diabetes. I sure do worry more with this pregancy than I did with...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By catholic74
Thanks for the info. I am uncomfortable with the...

Thanks for the info. I am uncomfortable with the idea of the test essentially raising my blood sugar on purpose! That isn't good for my baby is it?

With my last pregnancy with GD it was very...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-15-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By catholic74
Anybody over 35 with gestational diabetes?

Hi everyone!


I had gestational diabetes with the last baby but I wasn't diagnosed this early before and I'm concerned. I took the 1hour test and my number was 179. I'm told it. shouldn't...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By catholic74
Pregnant with #5, over 40, with gestational diabetes

Hi everyone!


It's been a few years since I've posted anything. Been busy with babies and homeschooling but I could sure use some support now. I am over 40 and have gestational diabetes. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By catholic74
I am pregnant with #5...

I am pregnant with #5 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) and I'm 40 so I can only imagine the thoughts some people will have but you know what? I don't care!
Forum: Women's Health   08-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,892
Posted By catholic74
I'm interested!

I'm interested!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-07-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By catholic74
Well, I've finally had the conversation with my...

Well, I've finally had the conversation with my girls (ages 6 and 8) about circumcision.  They have a 4 year old intact brother and  his penis is the only penis they have ever seen and to them, that...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By catholic74
I read in one of my books that you can use gauze...

I read in one of my books that you can use gauze to tie off the cord, therefore avoiding those awkward plastic clamps. I instantly liked the idea, especially when I thought of how the gauze will be...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-09-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By catholic74
I am a military dependent and I got all my...

I am a military dependent and I got all my pre-natal care with my last baby with a midwife at the on-post hospital.  I did like her and she seemed very open to natural methods, but I knew that if I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,304
Posted By catholic74
You said it in your original post....just hold...

You said it in your original post....just hold on tight to your son and thank God you had the wisdom to keep him intact. He is a lucky little boy and you should be proud of yourself.  I sympathize...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-31-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By catholic74
I had small nagging doubts early on too...

I had small nagging doubts early on too sometimes....later in my pregnancy, they disappeared completely and after he was born and I saw how perfect he was, I was relieved that I had been wise enough...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-31-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,498
Posted By catholic74
I have been warned in the past about mentioning...

I have been warned in the past about mentioning abortion at all and was asked to erase/modify my statements and even my pro-life signature!!!!!  I wanted to talk about my pro-life position more in...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By catholic74
I had decided not to let my newborn be given the...

I had decided not to let my newborn be given the Hep B shot after birth.  I was even considering not letting him get it at all because everything I read said it was only for those who use drugs,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By catholic74
What oils do you use?  Olive Oil?   I was...

What oils do you use?  Olive Oil?   I was thinking of warming some wash cloths in a crock pot with a little bit of olive oil.  But if there isn't time, I might have someone just run a wash cloth...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,498
Posted By catholic74
I am a conservative Republican and 100%...

I am a conservative Republican and 100% pro-life. 
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-12-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,152
Posted By catholic74
Army wives come from a varied background so...

Army wives come from a varied background so there's all types around a military post, that's for sure and I often think there must be natural minded mamas out there, but they, like me, don't tend to...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,152
Posted By catholic74
Hi everyone. I've been an Army wife for 10...

Hi everyone. I've been an Army wife for 10 years. We're in Georgia now. I've got three little ones with another one on the way.   Just thought I'd stop in and meet with other Army wives who are more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By catholic74
It's hard. There's no way around it.  Things I...

It's hard. There's no way around it.  Things I do that feel perfectly natural/normal to me are so unfathomable to others and I understand that.  I really do.  There was a time I would have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-05-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By catholic74
I had an unintended UC.  My baby came so fast...

I had an unintended UC.  My baby came so fast that my midwife didn't make it!   I knew that I gave birth fast and that there was a chance my midwife wouldn't make it and I have to admit that near...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By catholic74
I just finished reading that book.  I really...

I just finished reading that book.  I really enjoyed it.  I could relate to a lot of what the author speaks about, but I kept laughing and cringing everytime she used the word "lover'.....don't know...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By catholic74
As a conservative feminist (and yes, there is...

As a conservative feminist (and yes, there is such a thing and there are a lot of us!), I am well aware that there are different types of feminists that believe different things.  Concerning the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By catholic74
I make these kind of decisions quietly in my...

I make these kind of decisions quietly in my heart.   My husband isn't against a UC, but I don't think it would be his first choice.  However he does follow my cues.   When I'm in labor he just does...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By catholic74
Your story about not being fed well or enough...

Your story about not being fed well or enough brought back memories of my first birth in a German hospital.  The food was very good, but just wasn't enough!  I politely ate the little bit they...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-09-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By catholic74
Elizabeth....thanks for the info!     And I...

Elizabeth....thanks for the info!  
 
And I suppose I'll have to sterilize those scissors!!!  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By catholic74
Thanks to all of you! I do feel much better...

Thanks to all of you! I do feel much better about the idea of cutting the cord!  I'm going to order the special scissors and clamps....I just prefer to have easy, ready made stuff available.  I...
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