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Forum: Women's Health   12-22-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lia_joy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Women's Health   12-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lia_joy
Quote:Originally Posted by periwinkle...

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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By lia_joy
my first 3 births were unassisted and my fourth...

my first 3 births were unassisted and my fourth was in the hospital (but basically unassisted) because of intuitive concerns... all were uneventful.
 
This is my guide for deciding if UC is right...
Forum: Women's Health   12-20-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lia_joy
Background:  I'm 30, I have 4 kids (10, 8, 5 &...

Background:  I'm 30, I have 4 kids (10, 8, 5 & 18mo)  My energy/moods have been pretty cyclical for as long as I can remember along with a history of clinical depression - i tend to take on a lot &...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-25-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By lia_joy
 I recently discovered that there are dozens of...

 I recently discovered that there are dozens of youtube pages (I suspect operated by the same individual or pseudo-business) re-uploading hundreds of childbirth videos that they do not have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-21-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By lia_joy
One thing to consider, if you are not married to...

One thing to consider, if you are not married to your partner but are living together (or for other reasons don't plan to ask for child support) being on medical assistance can interfere. The state...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By lia_joy
I worked long & hard on this story and was going...

I worked long & hard on this story and was going to keep in under wraps til my book came out... But the book still has a long way to go and I felt like the time was right to share... 10 years ago...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By lia_joy
Hi all, I'm coordinating Madison's Rally to...

Hi all,
I'm coordinating Madison's Rally to Improve Birth for ImprovingBirth.org  on Sept 2 (labor day) this year so I thought I'd put the word out here for any local mamas who are interested :)
 ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-29-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By lia_joy
Mt horeb area?  We are close to one another. I'm...

Mt horeb area?  We are close to one another. I'm in Mazomanie :)  I host a moms brunch every week and a women's circle (discussion group) once a month so if you are interested in connecting with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By lia_joy
I think you & your mom need to be clear on the...

I think you & your mom need to be clear on the differences between UC with her as a support person and a homebirth with her as an unlicensed midwife.  I recommend against the latter. The subtle...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By lia_joy
This is my answer to people's...

This is my answer to people's negativity: http://www.liajoy83.blogspot.com/2012/12/if-you-want-to-talk-me-out-of-birthing.html

 
Most of them won't hear it, but I always feel better just having...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By lia_joy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fernmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380758/any-mamas-uc-in-wisconsin#post_17315583)

Hi, I am in WI...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By lia_joy
I am writing a book on this subject, so if...

I am writing a book on this subject, so if nothing else, the whole experience was a lot of great material for my writing!! :)
 
Just finished editing the video, so thought I'd share:
 ...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By lia_joy
@Linnaea, I'm still processing/reflecting......

@Linnaea, I'm still processing/reflecting... despite how beautifully it went, I do have a bit of sadness that we probably could have had her at home & didn't, but I wouldn't say I wish anything...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By lia_joy
This is the story of my daughter, Zena's birth,...

This is the story of my daughter, Zena's birth, photographed by our Doula.  All 3 of Zena's brothers were born unassisted, but this time I was called in a different direction to birthing in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By lia_joy
Even though the OP seems to be resolved, I just...

Even though the OP seems to be resolved, I just happened by today so thought I'd share my experience.  I posted a very similar question last year (october if anyone is interested & wants to find the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By lia_joy
I want to take a moment to share my appreciation...

I want to take a moment to share my appreciation for the UW Midwives and Meriter Hospital.  My first 3 children were born unassisted, so when I felt (intuitively) that my fourth should be a hospital...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By lia_joy
Please look for one in your area and help spread...

Please look for one in your area and help spread the word!
 
http://www.facebook.com/messages/534348077#!/events/383968094995721/
 
I'll be attending in Milwaukee, coming from the madison area...
Forum: Women's Health   07-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
  mumps?
Views: 249
Posted By lia_joy
the second test came back negative for...

the second test came back negative for mumps, and the  swollen gland is clearing up with antibiotics so apparently it was caused by strep... strange that it would present that way (without even a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By lia_joy
Finished the birth story :) Here it is:     ...

Finished the birth story :) Here it is:
 
 
http://liajoy83.blogspot.com/2012/07/self-directed-birth-of-zena-joy.html
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,074
Posted By lia_joy
I recommend meditation/prayer or however you...

I recommend meditation/prayer or however you like to check in with your intuition.  I was pregnant with twins in October (confirmed by ultrasound, but only one survived past 8weeks) and the *twin...
Forum: Women's Health   07-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By lia_joy
i've had good results using a little tea tree...

i've had good results using a little tea tree oil mixed with olive oil
Forum: Women's Health   07-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,600
Posted By lia_joy
I get it sometimes, & it flares up much worse...

I get it sometimes, & it flares up much worse during pregnancy. during this last pregnancy (baby is just 2 weeks now) I noticed a few things: 1) I had a craving for lemon water & when I drank a lot...
Forum: Women's Health   07-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By lia_joy
I didn't see how old he is, but one of my boys...

I didn't see how old he is, but one of my boys had lots of issues with constipation & encopresis (backing up so much it leaks) when he was between 3&4,  It was quite an ordeal & we tried many...
Forum: Women's Health   07-06-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
  mumps?
Views: 249
Posted By lia_joy
my 7yo might have mumps... He showed me last...

my 7yo might have mumps... He showed me last weekend that one of his glands was severely swollen -- no other symptoms -- and monday we went to the family dr to get checked out.  While we were there...
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