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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Thparkly
I have only one child.  I gave birth to my son...

I have only one child.  I gave birth to my son at Henry Ford WB last year and saw the midwives for the last few months of my pregnancy (moved from out of state).  There were about 3 seperate...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,075
Posted By Thparkly
This is absolutely devastating and makes me...

This is absolutely devastating and makes me cry.  Makes me appreciate my son despite a difficult labor.  Thank you for sharing your story.  You are so brave.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-15-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Thparkly
I have generally not had to deal with people...

I have generally not had to deal with people making stupid comments in public.  I didn't mind (very much) being asked things when I am due (until I reached my due date!).
 
Did I overreact to the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Thparkly
Depending on what else I eat later in the day, I...

Depending on what else I eat later in the day, I will focus on protein and fiber in the morning.  A skim milk protein smoothie with berries and milled flax seed is a personal favorite, extremely...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-12-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By Thparkly
Might I suggest you consider learning a variety...

Might I suggest you consider learning a variety of ethnic dishes (Chinese, Indian, Japanese) in which fruits and vegetables are the main component and not just a garnish? 
 
I guess after trying...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Thparkly
I always enhance my own speghetti sauce; very...

I always enhance my own speghetti sauce; very few are decent out of the can. 
 
You can saute 2 or 3 onions with some cumin and coriander and chili, then dump in a few cans of chick peas and the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Thparkly
I know food is used by people to create a sense...

I know food is used by people to create a sense of community...and in my family it has often been a point of conflict and alienation because of our eating differences. 
 
Personally, I think there...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,453
Posted By Thparkly
How do you know sunflower oil non-GMO?  I am...

How do you know sunflower oil non-GMO?  I am asking because I use canola oil and would prefer a non-GMO option as well...but not too expensive
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By Thparkly
Why are you trying to go sugar free?  If it's...

Why are you trying to go sugar free?  If it's for actual health reasons, then I would avoid honey too, it is just as bad for you.
 
Maple syrup isn't much better, even though it's loaded with...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
I am pretty much overwhelmed by the thread at...

I am pretty much overwhelmed by the thread at this point. I can't tell who is talking to me or to somebody else. 
 
I have already decided where I am giving birth and do not need to second guess...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Thparkly
Well thanks you guyds, I talked to the chiro and...

Well thanks you guyds, I talked to the chiro and she said to see my midwife before I do another appt with her; it sounds like she herself isn't sure what's going on so I am thinking I might stop...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Thparkly
My baby has been mostly low and head down since...

My baby has been mostly low and head down since I was around 24 weeks.  But after seeing a chiro recommended by a few doulas who is certified in webster, the baby started to be sideways.  It has now...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By Thparkly
Any oil  will work exactly the same, just buff...

Any oil  will work exactly the same, just buff off the excess with a soft cloth. I use canola oil.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 766
Posted By Thparkly
Does anybody recall getting a promotional or...

Does anybody recall getting a promotional or sale email recently from Janie and jack ?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
well i updated it again already   Before...

well i updated it again already
 
Before Birth:

I may be involved in deep hypnosis; for this reason, please talk to Dad (Vik) privately regarding any special concerns out in the hall so as to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
Thanks everyone, Here is my updated plan. ...

Thanks everyone, Here is my updated plan.  Please let me know what you think:
 
                                              Birth Preferences                 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
Sarah, great tips, and this helps me with...

Sarah, great tips, and this helps me with wording. I'll post something updated in a minute anfter I incorporate some of your suggestions.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
banana,   Good points.  I am delivering with...

banana,
 
Good points.  I am delivering with a midwife and want them to know I am open to non-medical forms of help because they are very good at that where I'm delivering and I want the nurses to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
phathui7, thanks for the tips. Ill post my...

phathui7, thanks for the tips. Ill post my updated birth plan in a sec
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
Hi Mom29, I will post the updated version.  It...

Hi Mom29, I will post the updated version.  It has one main page and one page only in case of urgent care; this isn't clear from what I pasted.  I don't want these two things on the same page...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
Hi Liz,   I really appreciate your feedback,...

Hi Liz,
 
I really appreciate your feedback, but I am not birthing in a standard LDR.  My care will be overseen in by midwives who are in the hospital and don't work under OBs, and they are from...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Thparkly
No Nub eh? LOL

No Nub eh? LOL
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Thparkly
Sudonk, Thank you SO much for this info! Yes, I...

Sudonk, Thank you SO much for this info! Yes, I am in itchy and twichy stage really really bad and it's driving me crazy. I literally have to turn my switch on every 10-15 seconds. It's doesn't help...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By Thparkly
Hi everyone,   I am expecting my first...

Hi everyone,
 
I am expecting my first noodle in April and have started making a birth plan.  I am pasting it below and would also appreciate feedback on how to make a baby's chart in case I get...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Thparkly
Thanks! I did join waiting for approval:-)

Thanks! I did join waiting for approval:-)
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