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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-19-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By DancerMom
Laura, Thanks for your reply. I just...

Laura,

Thanks for your reply. I just e-mailed the woman, so we'll see. I think what you said about planting a seed is right on. I was talking about this with my mother and she said the same...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-18-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By DancerMom
Laura, what's it like being interviewed for this...

Laura, what's it like being interviewed for this type of article? How often do they get things wrong? What things are they likely to ask? And do you feel like articles in major papers really do any...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-11-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By DancerMom
I haven't posted much this pregnancy (last time...

I haven't posted much this pregnancy (last time there wasn't even a UC board yet!) but have been lurking quite a bit in my last trimester. This was my third baby, third homebirth, second UC.

I...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By DancerMom
On Friday, May 2, the cold I had been...

On Friday, May 2, the cold I had been successfully fighting off came over me full force, and I felt terrible. I had congestion, a cough, and a fever. I called DH to ask him to come home early from...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-23-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By DancerMom
I'm 45 minutes from the nearest hospital, maybe...

I'm 45 minutes from the nearest hospital, maybe 30 if there were no traffic, we made every green light, and sped. We live rurally, and my biggest issue with being far from a hospital is dealing with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By DancerMom
I was witness to my friend's UC last September,...

I was witness to my friend's UC last September, and the baby was transverse. She turned about 15 minutes before she was born.

One thing that may have helped her was when my friend got into a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-01-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By DancerMom
I was present at the UC of my best friend's baby...

I was present at the UC of my best friend's baby and she was transverse until about 20 minutes before she was born.

I believe my friend would second what someone said above: It wasn't a matter of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-28-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By DancerMom
Hi, I have never posted here before, and I'm not...

Hi, I have never posted here before, and I'm not even sure I'd identify as CLW, although I certainly support those who do.

I have two daughters, 3 years old and 9 1/2 months old, and am tandem...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-16-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By DancerMom
Check out this awesome shirt!!! Breastfeeding is...

Check out this awesome shirt!!! Breastfeeding is not a crime. (http://www.breastorbust.com/notacrime.htm) I was surfing around looking at breastfeeding t-shirts after all that Barbara Walters hoopla...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-23-2005, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By DancerMom
I'm a c'ville mama...I'm pm-ing you...

I'm a c'ville mama...I'm pm-ing you...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2005, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,062
Posted By DancerMom
Both my placentas came out within a half hour or...

Both my placentas came out within a half hour or so, but with my UC the membranes stayed attached and the placenta hung between my legs for over 24 hours. I had to call Pamamidwife for advice...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-14-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By DancerMom
I don't have an answer, but I am bumping this...

I don't have an answer, but I am bumping this because I have the same question for different reasons. It seems like so many of us work so hard to get chemicals out of our lives and then in the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-14-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By DancerMom
Hey, I missed this thread the first time...

Hey, I missed this thread the first time around...I'm so glad it's back! I have a question, too. TP is the last hold out for us as well. I have even quit using disposables for parties...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By DancerMom
I am a veggie mom raising two daughters to be...

I am a veggie mom raising two daughters to be veggie (until they can decide for themselves) with a not-totally-veggie dad. My biggest concern with them eating meat is the quality of the meat and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-18-2005, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By DancerMom
If you buy brown cow or stonyfield farms yogurt,...

If you buy brown cow or stonyfield farms yogurt, you can send the cups (#5)back to the company to be recycled into toothbrushes. Their website (http://www.stonyfield.com/index.cfm) has a lot of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By DancerMom
I have a friend whose baby was transverse and...

I have a friend whose baby was transverse and she didn't know and had planned a homebirth. She labored for something like three days before transferring. She did wind up with a c-section, but there...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-15-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By DancerMom
I had one once that had oven instructions, but I...

I had one once that had oven instructions, but I can't remember them. But I've sterilized cloth by putting it in the oven on 200 degrees, so I bet you could do it with the whole bag. PM me if you...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-05-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By DancerMom
Quote: Originally Posted by amarasmom The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amarasmom
The other problem is his pits become immune after a few months to the deoderant he uses and we have to get something new.

This happens to me. The best...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-05-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By DancerMom
We clean ours the same way--hot water only--but...

We clean ours the same way--hot water only--but after I dry it I put a little oil in it and use my fingers to spread it around (we also don't buy paper towels). It took almost a year for it to be...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-25-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,578
Posted By DancerMom
We have a diesel car we were running off...

We have a diesel car we were running off biodiesel. We just got it last summer, and my husband started trying to build our own processing system for the oil. W're trying to do it without spending a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-24-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By DancerMom
I really underestimated the amount of help I...

I really underestimated the amount of help I would want immediately post partum. Because everything happened so quickly, and a little earlier than we expected, we were not really as prepared with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By DancerMom
"I have adopted the term "fetus ejection reflex"...

"I have adopted the term "fetus ejection reflex" (which had previously been used to refer to non-human mammals) to refer to the very last contractions before the birth of humans when the birth...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,315
Posted By DancerMom
My placenta came out but stayed attached by the...

My placenta came out but stayed attached by the membranes for over 24 hours. I hope Pamamidwife sees this thread because I called her for advice and she told me a 30 hour story.

There's also a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-20-2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,578
Posted By DancerMom
Quote: Originally Posted by madrone Double...

Quote:
Originally Posted by madrone
Double pane windows are not good for the environment because they can not last more than 10 years or so.

Wow, see, this is why this thread is good. That was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-20-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,578
Posted By DancerMom
Hey, great idea for a thread...it's hard to find...

Hey, great idea for a thread...it's hard to find info/ideas/support that's both frugal and green, don't you think?

About the yogurt containers: both Stonyfield Farms and Brown Cow (which was...
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