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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-24-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By rachieface
I had the chicken pox when I was 13, after my...

I had the chicken pox when I was 13, after my mom had tried and failed to expose me multiple times in childhood. And honestly, it was so miserable. I wouldn't wish that bad of a case on anyone, and...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-16-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By rachieface
Holly, they are so precious! Thanks for sharing...

Holly, they are so precious! Thanks for sharing the story. I am so glad you all are home and together!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
Good to know!  I was sick through month 7 or so,...

Good to know!  I was sick through month 7 or so, puking and everything.  So, I'm hoping for better this time but preparing myself for a similar experience.  I think I learned some things last round...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
I feel a little fluffier, but it could be in my...

I feel a little fluffier, but it could be in my head since I haven't been working out as much since finding out.  I am such a hormonal mess though, and I'm not even quite four weeks pregnant.  Does...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
I went ahead and PM'd Cynthia.  So...now we wait!

I went ahead and PM'd Cynthia.  So...now we wait!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
I am willing to co host with you Catie if no one...

I am willing to co host with you Catie if no one else has offered yet. Want to PM her?

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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
So how do we go about getting a group started? ...

So how do we go about getting a group started?  I have no idea how this works.
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
Chloe's Mama, that's an interesting question. ...

Chloe's Mama, that's an interesting question.  I'm not really sure, but I haven't seen anything that would suggest an earlier BFP = earlier due date.  I guess we'll find out. ;)  I am shocked that I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By rachieface
Hi ladies!   I got a faint second line...

Hi ladies!
 
I got a faint second line yesterday at 8 DPO, and then got a faint-but-no-squinting-needed second line today, 9 DPO.  I didn't fully believe it until I used a digital test and saw the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,706
Posted By rachieface
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by IxIa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344285/filing-for-bankruptcy/20#post_16867230)



This is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,706
Posted By rachieface
OP, as a fellow Chicagoan, I'm just making sure...

OP, as a fellow Chicagoan, I'm just making sure you've thought about the repercussions of bankruptcy on your rental options.  Having rented several different apartments in different areas of the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-06-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By rachieface
According to studies I've read, mothers are...

According to studies I've read, mothers are happiest when they get to choose their lifestyle. This makes sense, as I can't imagine that a mom working a crappy job while desperately wanting to be...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,033
Posted By rachieface
Eeeek.  Sorry for the not-so-nice letter, OP,...

Eeeek.  Sorry for the not-so-nice letter, OP, and sorry that things can be hard as a single mom.  However, I agree with ErinYay.  This letter, though mean, could be a great impetus for determining...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-19-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By rachieface
I live in Chicago.  Part of the city are...

I live in Chicago.  Part of the city are crunchier than others, but the Midwest in general is not crunchy at all.  In cities this large, you can generally find a community of like-minded people. ...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By rachieface
Thanks everyone for your thoughts.    Autumn...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. 
 
Autumn Air - That post was interesting.  As a doula, I resonate with much of it.  I totally agree that women should have choices in childbirth (which they...
Forum: Homebirth   11-25-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By rachieface
A fascinating British study just came out that...

A fascinating British study just came out that is one of the most comprehensive homebirth studies yet to date.  64,538 women with no known risk factors were studied and their outcomes were recorded...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,442
Posted By rachieface
First of all, hugs momma.  That sounds...

First of all, hugs momma.  That sounds stressful!  It sounds like your husband is time and money short, and you feel trapped in the house too at times with no money and no car. That is hard. 
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,757
Posted By rachieface
A shirt (everyday clothes, nothing special): I...

A shirt (everyday clothes, nothing special): I rarely spend more than $10 on a shirt, but that's because I'm cheap.  I find shirts for $2-8 alllll the time on sales racks.
Pants: $20-40, if they...
Forum: Homebirth   11-10-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By rachieface
Actually, I think Dr. Amy makes a number of...

Actually, I think Dr. Amy makes a number of valid points. I can appreciate her passion for keeping moms and babes safe, even if I disagree with some of her methods. Though she is too vitriolic for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,936
Posted By rachieface
I have not personally used an opiate in labor,...

I have not personally used an opiate in labor, but have had doula clients do so.  I would say they definitely are not as effective as pain relief as epidurals.  They sort of "take the edge off" and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-03-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By rachieface
I know it has been posted before, but I need...

I know it has been posted before, but I need some ideas about individual health insurance.  Until recently, we were on my husband's BCBS group plan.   He then quit his union job, which was a great...
Forum: Doulas   11-03-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By rachieface
I'm similar.  I take 2-3 births a month...

I'm similar.  I take 2-3 births a month supposedly, but the way things work out it feels like I frequently will have a month with 5 or 6 and then a month with none.  I wish that I could space them...
Forum: Doulas   09-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By rachieface
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by saralm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330321/doulas-when-using-an-epidural#post_16665419)

Hi All,...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By rachieface
Alright, group made!  Like I said, if you send...

Alright, group made!  Like I said, if you send me your name I'll add you to the group.  But, you can also now search "Chicago Area MDC Mamas" on Facebook and request that I add you.  Yay! 
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-05-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By rachieface
Double post!

Double post!
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