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Forum: Homebirth   10-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By LeelasMama
I pushed seriously for 6 hours. I felt the urge...

I pushed seriously for 6 hours. I felt the urge to push at 9 with a swollen anterior lip.... and was at 9+ the lip for 8 hours before she was born. For 3-4 of those hours of being "complete"...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,616
Posted By LeelasMama
obviously being present is #1...

obviously being present is #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ... but I feel like an absolute wreck and failure if I don't get my basic needs met and do...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By LeelasMama
I work from home and have to have sessions with...

I work from home and have to have sessions with clients over the phone, usually not more than 5 a week, but when I do I always schedule them during my daughter's longest nap time- between 12-2pm, or...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,003
Posted By LeelasMama
just wanted to update. I had the surgery last...

just wanted to update. I had the surgery last friday and I'm one week post op today- so happy I finally got it done. The last 7 days were rough but I can already tell that things are together in...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By LeelasMama
I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have...

I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have been saying I need more "support" from day one, but I can't even say what that is- I don't need or want people bringing food over. I don't have any...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By LeelasMama
I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back)...

I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back) and vacuum crunches (they aren't crunches at all- they are engaging the transverse abdominals- which is what you want!). 
 
Once my separation was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By LeelasMama
You can bring it back together- how many fingers...

You can bring it back together- how many fingers width are they separated? I had my baby 7 months ago and I originally had a whole hand width post pregnancy which has closed to barely a fingertip...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-24-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By LeelasMama
My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched,...

My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched, horribly. I'm having surgery in 2 weeks to correct it. I had a second degree tear, and it healed badly- the perineum was not stitched up all the way (it's...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By LeelasMama
 Is it possible??   My placenta has been in...

 Is it possible??
 
My placenta has been in my freezer for 7 months. My daughter passed meconium (not a lot) and the placenta was eviscerated at birth due to manual removal. It also was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By LeelasMama
No real helpful advice other than I feel your...

No real helpful advice other than I feel your pain.... I had a second degree tear that healed horribly and I just don't have sex anymore. I'm having corrective surgery. I do think it would be easier...
Forum: Doulas   05-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By LeelasMama
the midwife wasn't checking heart tones- she had...

the midwife wasn't checking heart tones- she had her apprentice checking heart tones about every 45 minutes-hour though. They paid her 2500, which is a discounted rate from her usual rate.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By LeelasMama
I did talk to the OB, and she was lying. I have...

I did talk to the OB, and she was lying. I have part of it on video, and 2 accounts of what happened from a nurse and my midwife- and what they said compared to what she said (to cover her ass) do...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By LeelasMama
I'm curious what the norm is regarding how...

I'm curious what the norm is regarding how "hands-on" midwives are during labor. Both my midwife and the one at the birth I just went to were VERY hands off- literally just were in the room, taking...
Forum: Doulas   05-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By LeelasMama
^the midwife was on her laptop!!! she had some...

^the midwife was on her laptop!!! she had some type of charting software and was putting in data most of the time she was there.... who knows, she was VERY hands off! That's what my friend and her...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By LeelasMama
Just wondering. i'm starting MW school in a...

Just wondering. i'm starting MW school in a month and my graduation coincides with when we're planning on having our next baby (3 years), do (homebirth) midwives hire other midwives to attend their...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,261
Posted By LeelasMama
Alenushka- I think it sounds kind of...

Alenushka- I think it sounds kind of condescending that you're asking me if i've ever heard of gratitude practice. Of course I am grateful for the 3 lovely friends that stopped by and for my mother...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,261
Posted By LeelasMama
I re-wrote this at 27 weeks postpartum. My...

I re-wrote this at 27 weeks postpartum. My original birth story I asked to be deleted because it was so horrible, this is the new one. It's 4,000 words or so long, but I gained a lot of wisdom the...
Forum: Doulas   05-07-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By LeelasMama
I posted before about my friend who I am serving...

I posted before about my friend who I am serving as a doula for who was unsure on whether or not she wanted her partner there, because she wasn't sure that he would be supportive and they had had a...
Forum: Midwives   04-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By LeelasMama
This is the school I'm pretty much decided to go...

This is the school I'm pretty much decided to go to. I'm taking the heart and hands coursework in San Rafael this summer, and will probably sign up (the $ goes towards tuition) after that. I'm sure...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,003
Posted By LeelasMama
update again: we're not going with the GYN that...

update again: we're not going with the GYN that I thought we were going to.... issues with insurance and she won't do it any way but under general anesthesia and there's no need for general. 
 
so...
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By LeelasMama
I have Anthem BCBS California as well- and got...

I have Anthem BCBS California as well- and got back $2750 of a $5000 midwife bill. My midwife is not a CNM, and all the midwives in my area charge between 3500-5000. I spent many hours on the phone...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,003
Posted By LeelasMama
Just wanted to update. I finally found a...

Just wanted to update. I finally found a gynecologist who will do the surgery to repair the improperly healed tear repair. I went to SO MANY GYN appts in the town i live (saw 2 different ones) and...
Forum: Doulas   04-14-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By LeelasMama
It's not technically a dual relationship... of...

It's not technically a dual relationship... of course I am serving as the role of doula-- because I'm a trained labor assistant- but I've been her friend for years and she wants me to be there to...
Forum: Doulas   04-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By LeelasMama
thanks for the insight :)   I asked a very...

thanks for the insight :)
 
I asked a very experienced doula in town what she thought of starting to work uncertified and her words were that it doesn't matter and passion/self-motivation to...
Forum: Doulas   04-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By LeelasMama
I have a friend I am serving as a doula for her...

I have a friend I am serving as a doula for her birth in one month- and she is having difficulties with her relationship. Mostly, she is feeling completely unsupported, and the guy is giving her...
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