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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,385
Posted By pomegranate79
First: Lying on my side in a bed. I pushed...

First:
Lying on my side in a bed. I pushed hard (45 mins), did tear and had a small hemorrhage.
 
Second:
I started out hands and knees, then when my midwives reminded me that I wanted to catch...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi sassylashes,    As others have said, the...

Hi sassylashes, 
 
As others have said, the concern is related to risk of infection. The baby also needs that fluid to have a nice cushion during the stress of labor and to be able to spin around...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi Catwmandu,    Wishing you lots of good...

Hi Catwmandu, 
 
Wishing you lots of good birth luck! It is nervewracking being on the verge of labor during these storms. Please let us know how it goes for you. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By pomegranate79
I don't think it's CIO because you're going to...

I don't think it's CIO because you're going to her when she escalates. She needs you and you come. The message to her is that you'll be there for her. 
 
I think sleeping alone all the time isn't...
Forum: Babywearing   12-29-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi Catwmandu, yes, just got one used online. I...

Hi Catwmandu, yes, just got one used online. I couldn't really find enough info about the alternatives out there, other than the Baby K'Tan carrier but I really want an actual shirt. 
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-29-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi Catwmandu, don't know why I didn't think of...

Hi Catwmandu, don't know why I didn't think of Craigslist - although it doesn't show up in my local search. Thanks for the idea. I ended up just ordering it new as the time is short. We'll have the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi,    I'd like to labor in a Birth Pool In...

Hi, 
 
I'd like to labor in a Birth Pool In A Box (regular size). It costs about $200. Does anyone know any place on the East Coast that rents these for cheaper? Every place I find is out West.
 ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,885
Posted By pomegranate79
Just wanted to share the positive experience I...

Just wanted to share the positive experience I had recently. I went to the dentist (8 mos pregnant) and the hygienist said, "Wooow, you have really healthy gums for a pregnant woman!" I didn't have...
Forum: Babywearing   11-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi everyone,    I'm due in January and want...

Hi everyone, 
 
I'm due in January and want to buy/receive one of those pocket shirts for skin-to-skin. I know how to do it DIY but I want it easy and storebought so I can focus on other things....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By pomegranate79
I love the name Barack - it has a great meaning...

I love the name Barack - it has a great meaning and people in a lot of cultures have it - and I think it's fair to name the baby after someone you admire. If Obama does something crazy someday, your...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi,    What a yucky situation - I'm so...

Hi, 
 
What a yucky situation - I'm so sorry! I haven't had this happen but I really sympathize. I've been chronically anemic for years and no one has ever been able to figure out the reason. The...
Forum: Homebirth   10-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pomegranate79
PS - Have a great birth Irielyn!

PS - Have a great birth Irielyn!
Forum: Homebirth   10-13-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pomegranate79
Irielyn, that made me feel so much better....

Irielyn, that made me feel so much better. Thanks for all that well-thought-out information so I can see getting out as having an upside. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-13-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,541
Posted By pomegranate79
Ladies,    I could really use some guidance....

Ladies, 
 
I could really use some guidance. I have had two +3 urine screens now and my homebirth midwife is giving me the 1-hr test in 2 weeks. The hospitals here suck. I don't want to risk...
Forum: Homebirth   10-13-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi all, I haven't found a great solution to how...

Hi all, I haven't found a great solution to how to have a waterbirth in non-chlorAMinated water. I don't want to birth my baby in chloramine and destroy the flora that baby got from a vaginal birth,...
Forum: Homebirth   10-13-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By pomegranate79
I'm still looking for more help with this one....

I'm still looking for more help with this one. Our city uses chloramine, not chlorine, and apparently it's almost impossible to filter out chloramine from water - none of the filters I've seen on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-25-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By pomegranate79
Sahmmie, how is your friend doing?    About...

Sahmmie, how is your friend doing? 
 
About steroids for lung development, I learned at some point (can't remember where unfortunately) that administration of these steroids can trigger a mother's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By pomegranate79
Porcelina, what a great rule! I love it! (And, I...

Porcelina, what a great rule! I love it! (And, I trust it coming from a woman who knows what it's like to give birth posterior!!)
 
JustJenny, nice to see you! I share the small space-ball...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By pomegranate79
Just an update:   After my weeks of slow...

Just an update:
 
After my weeks of slow weight gain on my traditional diet with lots of coconut oil, I gave up on coconut oil. I've been using grassfed cultured butter instead (along with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi all,    I would love to have an ongoing...

Hi all, 
 
I would love to have an ongoing thread for people interested in doing the Spinning Babies positions for optimal fetal positioning. I am about 23 weeks and would like to use Spinning...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By pomegranate79
Congratulations Frostalina!   I don't think...

Congratulations Frostalina!
 
I don't think breastfeeding is what makes a luteal phase short (although that may be what your practitioner believes, even if it's mistaken). A luteal phase can be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By pomegranate79
I agree with switching practitioners. As long as...

I agree with switching practitioners. As long as you are calm about it there's no reason it should look "suspicious," and you have good reason to do so because your current practitioner is handling...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,472
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi Mountain Mama! Congratulations on your...

Hi Mountain Mama! Congratulations on your pregnancy. 
 
Just to throw a wrench in the works here, we had sex immediately before ovulation and are now having a girl (opposite of what the Shettles...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By pomegranate79
Yes, I got it done through a regular doctor's...

Yes, I got it done through a regular doctor's office on advice from a holistic health counselor. I can't remember what made her think I might have it, but lo and behold I was homozygous for it. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-07-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By pomegranate79
Hi everyone,    I'm 21 weeks pregnant and...

Hi everyone, 
 
I'm 21 weeks pregnant and painfully hungry 24 hours a day - it keeps me up at night. I was underweight when I conceived, despite my best efforts. I have many food intolerances...
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