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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-16-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Bendemolena
Hi! I'm planning my first UC (second homebirth),...

Hi! I'm planning my first UC (second homebirth), and due 3/10!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bendemolena
FYI, this is the one I...

FYI, this is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/MABIS-Healthcare-Fetal-Stethoscope-Black/dp/B001CCGY64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294943581&sr=8-1...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-13-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bendemolena
I bought a basic one from Amazon for around $18...

I bought a basic one from Amazon for around $18 I think. No need for bells and whistles! It works great, and I've been hearing the heartbeat with it since around 17 weeks.
 
FYI, regular doppler...
Forum: Fertility   01-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,563
Posted By Bendemolena
  I have 2 possible ovulation dates, 10 days...


I have 2 possible ovulation dates, 10 days apart, and both are confusing me. Are any of these scenarios possible?
 
Is it possible to:

get a (very faint) positive pregnancy test only 4 days...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Bendemolena
I'm UP/UCing, so it doesn't matter in that...

I'm UP/UCing, so it doesn't matter in that sense. I'm really only concerned because I'm trying to plan when to have a doula friend fly in, and I'd like to have contingency plans for where to send my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Bendemolena
  I'm trying to determine gestation. I've been...


I'm trying to determine gestation. I've been mulling it over, confused, this whole pregnancy, and I'm either 31 or 32.5 weeks pregnant! There are two likely ovulation dates, about 10 days apart,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-07-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bendemolena
It's possible there is an unlicensed/underground...

It's possible there is an unlicensed/underground midwife with twin experience who would attend your birth at home. I didn't believe they existed in my area, but when interviewing a midwife, she told...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-31-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Bendemolena
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16002999)
Who is teaching the class? If it's Karen...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-31-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Bendemolena
I signed up for an NRP class because my only...

I signed up for an NRP class because my only hangup with UC is worry about the baby needing resuscitation. But, the class is tomorrow and I'm sick, and would be away from DS (21 months) for over 12...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-27-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Bendemolena
Hi mamas! I'm 16 weeks pregnant and am UPing...

Hi mamas!
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and am UPing for now. I haven't found a midwife I like and am considering UC.

I remember being told by someone that if I transferred to the hospital without a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Bendemolena
Why do they want to cut at 37 weeks?! That's...

Why do they want to cut at 37 weeks?! That's incredibly early, and risky to the baby. If I were in your situation, I would refuse a cesarean until I went into labor naturally, or at least wait until...
Forum: March 2011   09-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bendemolena
Answering again - yesterday (16 weeks), I...

Answering again - yesterday (16 weeks), I noticed when I was measuring in the morning that it was 20cm with a full bladder and during & after a Braxton Hicks, then it was down to 17cm in the evening...
Forum: March 2011   09-27-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 321
Posted By Bendemolena
I get that too, even when I'm not pregnant. It's...

I get that too, even when I'm not pregnant. It's just from having low blood pressure. Orthostatic hypotension is the term I believe. For what it's worth, I think blood pressure in pregnancy tends to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Bendemolena
I had a homebirth with a midwife with my first....

I had a homebirth with a midwife with my first. I'm now 15 weeks pregnant with #2 and I'm considering UP/UC.
As of now, I don't have a midwife. I've met with three and spoken to my old midwife, and...
Forum: March 2011   09-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bendemolena
I'm planning homebirth #2 and don't have a...

I'm planning homebirth #2 and don't have a midwife yet. I'm 15 weeks and the only test I've taken is a pregnancy test! Well, and Intelligender, but that doesn't count, LOL.

I plan to have no...
Forum: March 2011   09-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bendemolena
Mine is right at my belly button at 15 weeks,...

Mine is right at my belly button at 15 weeks, and measures about 16 or 17.
Forum: March 2011   08-18-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,902
Posted By Bendemolena
I did it yesterday and it showed girl. I had a...

I did it yesterday and it showed girl. I had a little feeling I was having a girl, and was given a girl name while falling asleep a month or so ago, but really doubted it because my DH's family is...
Forum: March 2011   08-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Bendemolena
I'm 10 weeks today and don't know how many...

I'm 10 weeks today and don't know how many babies I'm growing. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif There are no twins in my family but I've had twin thoughts and...
Forum: March 2011   08-15-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,902
Posted By Bendemolena
It's actually supposed to be 80-90% accurate,...

It's actually supposed to be 80-90% accurate, which means it's far better than chance but still not totally reliable. I know someone whose group of 8 moms did it and it was right for all of them, 4...
Forum: Homebirth   08-09-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,854
Posted By Bendemolena
No, you shouldn't worry about this at all. Water...

No, you shouldn't worry about this at all. Water weighs 8 pounds per gallon, so around 800 pounds for the pool if it's full. The weight is spread over a large surface area, though, around 80 square...
Forum: March 2011   07-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Bendemolena
Quote: Originally Posted by dislocator3972...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dislocator3972 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15587713)
No, the only people who work with...
Forum: March 2011   07-02-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bendemolena
I just turned 27, and i have a 1.5yo.

I just turned 27, and i have a 1.5yo.
Forum: March 2011   07-02-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Bendemolena
I'm nursing my almost-18 month old, and he...

I'm nursing my almost-18 month old, and he nurses ALL THE TIME. It's not an issue for me except in the middle of the night. He likes to stay latched on from about 4-8am, and it drives me crazy. This...
Forum: March 2011   07-02-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Bendemolena
According to Toni Wechsler's Taking Charge of...

According to Toni Wechsler's Taking Charge of Your Fertility, EWCM dries up almost immediately after ovulation because of the drop in estrogen. So I would say that you probably O'd the last or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Bendemolena
I swear I'm pregnant right now. I would have...

I swear I'm pregnant right now. I would have conceived 5 days ago, so I can't confirm yet, and have been searching all over the interwebs for other mamas' early pregnancy symptoms too!

1-3 DPO,...
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