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Forum: September 2005   04-27-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By redsonya
is anyone else being killed by horrid sciatic...

is anyone else being killed by horrid sciatic nerve pain? This is the 2nd time I've been hit with this, I feel immobilized.

anyone else want to complain?
Forum: September 2005   04-04-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,557
Posted By redsonya
this is my fifth pregnancy and usually by this...

this is my fifth pregnancy and usually by this point I've gained 5-10 pounds. Is it a big deal that I haven't gained weight? I actually lost 2 pounds at the start and haven't regained that.

I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-18-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,243
Posted By redsonya
Jen, I'm so terribly sorry. ...

Jen, I'm so terribly sorry.

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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-11-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,505
Posted By redsonya
one thing you have to keep in mind is that if...

one thing you have to keep in mind is that if you "just say no" to the wrong thing, you could have the nurses call social workers on you and try to take your baby away......
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-11-2005, 01:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,756
Posted By redsonya
I just don't buy the "some women have a higher...

I just don't buy the "some women have a higher threshold for pain than others." This doesn't explain why the same woman will have multiple births, get through some of them no problem, and then is...
Forum: September 2005   02-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By redsonya
While I plan on having the most medicated birth...

While I plan on having the most medicated birth possible :LOL I am an ardent supporter of midwives, and you'd have to kill me first before I were cared for during pregnancy by anyone other than a...
Forum: Spirituality   02-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By redsonya
thanks to all who replied. I'm reluctant to try...

thanks to all who replied. I'm reluctant to try the "suferthrough it" approach because I want them to be able to walk into any Orthodox church later in their adult life and feel peace and comfort--...
Forum: Spirituality   02-06-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By redsonya
Orthodox mamas: I am having a problem with...

Orthodox mamas:

I am having a problem with attending liturgy conflicting with our AP parenting style. Herre is the typical situation.

I go to church on my own with one or two children. As we...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-03-2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By redsonya
I know 2 women who've gotten pregnant while...

I know 2 women who've gotten pregnant while using a condom (1 woman it happened twice). they fell off during the act, and one broke.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-03-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,756
Posted By redsonya
I think you're being over sensitive. You...

I think you're being over sensitive. You shouldn't be judgemental of women who choose pain meds (notice I used the word "choose--" pain meds should never be pushed or forced on a woman). I also...
Forum: September 2005   02-02-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By redsonya
You might not have had a "period," but rather...

You might not have had a "period," but rather implantation spotting or just some uterine bleeding. The lines should be getting lighter, IMO. I don't want to get your hopes up (assuming you want to...
Forum: September 2005   02-02-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By redsonya
omg, I have been doing so much of this!! I feel...

omg, I have been doing so much of this!! I feel like one of those fat mother pigs who just eats and lies around nursing the piglets.

my house is a pit due to this & I am weeks behind in laundry....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By redsonya
how about Eve Lucrece it shouldn't be...

how about

Eve Lucrece

it shouldn't be hard to change it, as long as DH agrees, but there will always be a note on her birth certificate indicating the change (I believe-- could be wrong)
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   01-31-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 722
Posted By redsonya
I'm also in a platonic marriage-- not my choice....

I'm also in a platonic marriage-- not my choice. DH has no libido. People think we're always banging each other because we have a lot of kids (and I'm pregnant). But the number of kids we have...
Forum: September 2005   01-31-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By redsonya
how am I gonna take care of FIVE KIDS??????????...

how am I gonna take care of FIVE KIDS?????????? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif

I http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif them all but oh God I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-31-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By redsonya
I have found maternity clothes to either be way...

I have found maternity clothes to either be way to HUGE or way to SKIMPY. It's so hard to find clothes that fit nicely http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

they must...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-31-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By redsonya
hi! The only multi vitamins I have been...

hi!

The only multi vitamins I have been able to take this pregnancy without throwing up have 5000 IU of vitamin A. I can't take prenatals b/c they make me throw up. These are a regular daily...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   01-25-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By redsonya
at the very least your mom should let you use...

at the very least your mom should let you use the car, OR offer to take the kids herself.

this really sucks

sorry gwh!!!!

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Forum: September 2005   01-25-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By redsonya
I hear you! I'm planning on my first medicated...

I hear you! I'm planning on my first medicated birth after four natural births, and ohhhh am I getting an earful. It really separates the goats from the sheep among your friends....
Forum: September 2005   01-25-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By redsonya
galatea, there's not much to tell other...

galatea,

there's not much to tell other than that it was very, very, very, very painful, worse than all my other births combined. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: September 2005   01-25-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By redsonya
hospital, nurse midwife, epidural and anything...

hospital, nurse midwife, epidural and anything else they can use to knock me out http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

this due to a very traumatic homebirth experience...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2005, 10:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,405
Posted By redsonya
You need to buy a book called How to be...

You need to buy a book called How to be Invisible if you're worried about your privacy! It teaches you how to never have your name associated with your address and things like that.

never, NEVER,...
Forum: September 2005   01-23-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 284
Posted By redsonya
hi! mostly just empathy here. I also was hit...

hi! mostly just empathy here. I also was hit with the flu more than a week ago and am still reeling... also dealing with all my sick kids, including two babies, and I feel helpless, exhausted, and...
Forum: September 2005   01-23-2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By redsonya
hi! I personally believe that protein...

hi! I personally believe that protein "requirements" are way, way too high in our society, for pregnant or non pregnant mothers and people in general. Some of the healthiest societies on earth are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,763
Posted By redsonya
I've had 4 unmedicated births that were very...

I've had 4 unmedicated births that were very painful and awful-- my main reasons for not wanted meds was 1) faster recovery 2) fear of needles in my back 3) wanting freedom of movement (no IV) 4)...
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