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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By jenrose
The milestone passed unnoticed, another day of...

The milestone passed unnoticed, another day of nursing among many. 
 
My son turned 18 months old a few days ago, on July 2. And that day marked 10 years of breastfeeding in my lifetime.
 
When...
Forum: Babywearing   09-26-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By jenrose
I'm plus size, and I think the easiest, most...

I'm plus size, and I think the easiest, most affordable one my husband likes that fits me is the Kozy. 
Forum: Babywearing   09-26-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By jenrose
I think that if one CAN have multiple carriers,...

I think that if one CAN have multiple carriers, it is nice to be able to choose the best carrier for the situation, but I got through my daughter's babyhood with one stretchy wrap, and her...
Forum: Babywearing   09-26-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By jenrose
Most of this is excellent, but I do not consider...

Most of this is excellent, but I do not consider legs below bum in a carrier designed for that carry to be an absolute contraindication or safety issue. In a ring sling, YES, knees need to be up....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By jenrose
Does anyone know where they're made or tested?  ...

Does anyone know where they're made or tested? 
 
Forum: Diapering   05-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By jenrose
Baby wood would have freaked me out if I hadn't...

Baby wood would have freaked me out if I hadn't been warned... but hasn't been too much of of a problem. I've been peed on way more often by my girls than my son, the only place he seems to really...
Forum: Diapering   05-18-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By jenrose
I ended up getting Alva pocket diapers, and I'm...

I ended up getting Alva pocket diapers, and I'm pretty happy with them, have more on the way. The 4.0 dipes with color snaps and double gussets work not only for my 17 pound 4 1/2 month old, and my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-14-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By jenrose
I'm wondering if your babies have been checked...

I'm wondering if your babies have been checked for posterior (submucosal) tongue tie. That turned out to be our problem, Miles fed fine the first month or so, but I kept getting yeast infections,...
Forum: Diapering   04-25-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By jenrose
All right, cloth diaper people... talk to me....

All right, cloth diaper people... talk to me. I've had it with blowouts from disposables, we're doing enough laundry of clothes from diaper failures that I might as well be cloth diapering. I've...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-24-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By jenrose
I always preface things with doctors with, "I...

I always preface things with doctors with, "I don't mind doing tests and checks when there's something we can do with the information learned, but if there is no potential for treatment, I am not...
Forum: Homebirth   03-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,709
Posted By jenrose
Legal issues aside, women are best served when...

Legal issues aside, women are best served when midwifery is legal and flexible, and when hospitals maintain good relationships with the midwives in the community. Birth is safest when women have the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,362
Posted By jenrose
I second the suggestion of, for a baby 5 months...

I second the suggestion of, for a baby 5 months old, considering solids if it's filling in for only one missed feed per day, with the caveat that it is important to make sure those solids have some...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By jenrose
Holy moly! That's huge.   This is such a...

Holy moly! That's huge.
 
This is such a fear for me that I refuse to sleep with my husband until one of us gets a permanent fix. 
 
On the one hand, two close together is challenging early on....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-23-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 80,970
Posted By jenrose
Oh, and it's only $250 if you hire it done. My...

Oh, and it's only $250 if you hire it done. My midwife helped my sister prep the thing for me for free, and we already had a steamer and a food dehydrator and a blender. Midwife had an encapsulator,...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-23-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 80,970
Posted By jenrose
Such a study does not exist and is unlikely to,...

Such a study does not exist and is unlikely to, as there is no way to really do a blinded study on the matter. For me it is enough that I have seen far more people who have done it happy they did...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-22-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 80,970
Posted By jenrose
What we did:   Saved a piece of th placenta...

What we did:
 
Saved a piece of th placenta for smoothies
the rest was stripped of membranes, cut, steamed, and dried, then encapsulated
 
We used the smoothies for about 4 days postpartum....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,840
Posted By jenrose
Going on st. john's wort when my first child was...

Going on st. john's wort when my first child was small tanked my milk supply completely. It can inhibit prolactin. So if you do use it while pregnant (not something I'd recommend), be aware of the...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jenrose
It took me four years with each of my girls to...

It took me four years with each of my girls to really start climbing out of the pit. It can last that long.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-22-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By jenrose
Given that we transported from a planned...

Given that we transported from a planned homebirth to a hospital birth, and my relationship with my mom has gottened very strained since baby was born, you'd think that having had PPD twice before...
Forum: Homebirth   01-22-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,294
Posted By jenrose
congrats!

congrats!
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,515
Posted By jenrose
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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,821
Posted By jenrose
Mentally, avoiding the epidural would have been...

Mentally, avoiding the epidural would have been better for me, but physically... after 15 hours of pit contractions I could NOT face the three or more hours more it would have taken me to birth him....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,821
Posted By jenrose
My first.. natural hospital birth. Early labor...

My first.. natural hospital birth. Early labor excruciating back labor, transition and pushing were work, but not exceptionally painful.
 
# 2... natural homebirth of a child with a chromosome...
Forum: Homebirth   01-03-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By jenrose
The local hospital has a program, relatively...

The local hospital has a program, relatively new, called "Stork Doc". This is a specific group of doctors who are willing to work with homebirth transport cases, and they are supportive of midwifery...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-28-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By jenrose
Shiny loves music too, and sings far better than...

Shiny loves music too, and sings far better than she talks in most cases. 
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