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Forum: Single Parenting   Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By LeelasMama
becoming a midwife is more important than my...

becoming a midwife is more important than my relationship happiness- sounds crazy but it's the ONLY Thing I want to do. My other passions- teaching yoga and fitness/health can be made into some sort...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By LeelasMama
thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of...

thanks for the advice.... I was thinking of consulting with lawyers just to see what they say.

I'm not worried about mutual friends- he only has one friend and has since I've known him--- all...
Forum: Dental   11-18-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9
Posted By LeelasMama
sealants contain BPA. I was just reading an...

sealants contain BPA. I was just reading an article on mommypotamus about how she reversed her daughter's tooth decay with a special diet in a matter of days.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By LeelasMama
What happened to you if you were a SAHM when you divorced?

I am so conflicted right now. I feel like the only reason I am hanging on right now is because of finances. If money wasn't an factor, I'd be single again. My husband is emotionally abusive, he is...
Forum: Women's Health   11-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By LeelasMama
Painful/Tender Uterus after cycle resumed postpartum

I don't know what is going on and it's driving me crazy. I am NOT pregnant, took a test and it's negative. I had a copper IUD taken out 3 months ago, and got my first period at 11 months postpartum....
Forum: Homebirth   11-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By LeelasMama
I agree~ this is the best way to ensure a low/no...

I agree~ this is the best way to ensure a low/no intervention birth if you have a healthy pregnancy.... although the atrocities that they do for third stage/postpartum care will be unavoidable.

If...
Forum: Homebirth   10-20-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
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   09-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,735
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   09-07-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
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   05-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
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, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
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...
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