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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By RuthieJ
My sweet gentle almost 4 yo son loves everything...

My sweet gentle almost 4 yo son loves everything "girly".  He loves princesses and fairies (but also trucks and tractors), wears his favourite pyjamas (a pink nightgown) every night (crisis if it is...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Over a year has passed since I posted, but I...

Over a year has passed since I posted, but I wanted to share the update.  I ended up connecting with a very supportive doula friend who helped me immensely.  As the months went on I changed my mind...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By RuthieJ
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and suffering from...

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and suffering from insomnia almost every night.  I go to sleep no problem, but then wake up at 3 or 4 am and can't get back to sleep, usually for at least an hour, and...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-13-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By RuthieJ
Thanks so much, I will definitely check out...

Thanks so much, I will definitely check out Birthing from Within.  I haven't heard of The Pink Kit, I'll look into that too.  I do actually find it very healing to read other women's birth stories,...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By RuthieJ
I'm about 2 months away from birthing my third...

I'm about 2 months away from birthing my third child, after a traumatic experience with my second child's birth. (Described in a previous thread.)  At first I was completely determined to have a...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-14-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By RuthieJ
Thanks so much for the great advice.  I feel a...

Thanks so much for the great advice.  I feel a lot better about it now having some tips to get ready.  I was anxious about having to use the football hold - the nurse tried to make me use that hold...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By RuthieJ
My first two children were born vaginally and...

My first two children were born vaginally and both breastfed.  Now I'm expecting my third child, but this birth will be a cesarean. Even though I'm an experienced breastfeeder (69 months in total!),...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Just a quick update.  I did eventually tell my...

Just a quick update.  I did eventually tell my mother, and while it was pretty horrible initially, she has had time to process it now and seems to be doing much better.  And I am extremely relieved...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Thanks phathui5.  A good friend of mine is a...

Thanks phathui5.  A good friend of mine is a doula and I asked her to be with me.  I think it will be reassuring to have her there for both me and my dh, even just to have someone to hold my hand if...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-02-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
HappyHappyMommy, that is a really good idea, and...

HappyHappyMommy, that is a really good idea, and I hadn't thought of it before..  Thank you!  I will ask my sister if she will be there with me.  I am starting to show now and I'm not sure how much...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-01-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Thank you, everyone!  I'm so happy to read about...

Thank you, everyone!  I'm so happy to read about peaceful c-section experiences.  Snapdragon, I don't have a choice of which hospital to attend in my area, but I did get a recommendation from a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By RuthieJ
Thanks everyone!  I'm happy to say that at...

Thanks everyone!  I'm happy to say that at 12wks, it's starting to ease off now.  I still get nauseous with some cooking smells, but overall I'm feeling much better.  Good luck to those still...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By RuthieJ
Partaria, you are most definitely not alone. I'm...

Partaria, you are most definitely not alone. I'm so sorry you had to go through those ordeals. I think that for those of us who have survived SA, it is definitely not uncommon for birth trauma to...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-19-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Just a little update.  I saw my family doctor...

Just a little update.  I saw my family doctor yesterday (and got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time!), and we talked about which OB/GYN to go to and what I wanted for the birth.  I told...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By RuthieJ
Oh dear, no one else has a noisy sleeper driving...

Oh dear, no one else has a noisy sleeper driving them crazy?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By RuthieJ
Thanks, everyone.  I'm keeping my fingers...

Thanks, everyone.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it to end with the first trimester, but we'll see.  I haven't told anyone yet, so when my parents serve up sausages at suppertime it's all I can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By RuthieJ
Hi everyone,   My 2-year-old son has always...

Hi everyone,
 
My 2-year-old son has always been a 'noisy' sleeper, ever since he was a newborn.  I remember waking every 15-20 minutes in the beginning, because he would 'call out', but was still...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RuthieJ
My heart goes out to you, jasprann.  It sounds...

My heart goes out to you, jasprann.  It sounds like a really tough situation to be in. The only advice I can give you is time and talking.  Time for the news to settle in for him, and talking...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By RuthieJ
I'm 9 weeks pregnant with my third child and...

I'm 9 weeks pregnant with my third child and suffering with morning sickness (all day).  I didn't have it at all with my first two pregnancies, but this time I can hardly eat anything and diclectin...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-21-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Thank you for your thoughtful words,...

Thank you for your thoughtful words, HappyHappyMommy.
 
Thank you so much for sharing, blackeyesusan.  I have so much admiration for you - it takes a lot of strength to know yourself well enough...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By RuthieJ
Oh, sooo familiar!  My 4 yo DD reacts the exact...

Oh, sooo familiar!  My 4 yo DD reacts the exact same way to screen time.  She had never watched a movie before, but last Christmas we decided to watch one together for a special treat.  She got so...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-19-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Thank you so much to all for your kindness,...

Thank you so much to all for your kindness, helpful advice and links, and for sharing your own stories. The blog mentioned by loveneverfails was inspiring, I'd definitely recommend it to others. The...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,462
Posted By RuthieJ
Hi hippymama25.   I'm a university health...

Hi hippymama25.   I'm a university health researcher and have done a lot of work on obesity.  We all get distressed with the scale from time to time, and it is only encouraged by our fat-focused...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-17-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,421
Posted By RuthieJ
Wondering if there are any mamas out there who...

Wondering if there are any mamas out there who have experienced a peaceful birth with planned c-section? 
 
I just found out that I am pregnant with my third child (very unplanned, but already...
Forum: Family Safety   07-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,815
Posted By RuthieJ
Ultimately, when it comes to car seats or any...

Ultimately, when it comes to car seats or any other parenting issue, I think each of us has to make the best judgement that we can, weighing out the benefits and disadvantages to decide what is...
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