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Forum: January 2009   01-21-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By soybean6
Our daughter, Beatrice Iona Vera, was born on...

Our daughter, Beatrice Iona Vera, was born on Saturday January 17th at 8:02am weighing 8lbs 3oz and 21 inches in length. Healthy and beautiful!

Our birth story:
I had been having strong BH for 2...
Forum: January 2009   01-12-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By soybean6
for me the only reason i've been trying to...

for me the only reason i've been trying to induce is because my blood pressure was really high.

luckily i was able to get my BP back down, otherwise the midwives would have been required to...
Forum: January 2009   01-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By soybean6
it didn't work for me, although the castor oil...

it didn't work for me, although the castor oil did do a number on my gastro-intestinal tract http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

i've been having a long early labour, i...
Forum: January 2009   01-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
Posted By soybean6
thanks for all your responses. the castor...

thanks for all your responses.

the castor oil doesn't seem to have done anything.

i took it about 6 hours ago and within an hour of taking it had horrible diarrhea, but whatever BH...
Forum: January 2009   01-10-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
Posted By soybean6
my midwives have given me a natural induction...

my midwives have given me a natural induction cocktail of:

- almond butter
- castor oil
- verbena (homeopathic)
- peach juice and water

it looks as gross as it sounds but doesn't actually...
Forum: January 2009   12-09-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By soybean6
thanks everyone for your responses. it...

thanks everyone for your responses.

it seems to have calmed down a bit and i am now back to getting regular amounts and colour of CM. i think maybe i lost a bit of my MP last week but that it is...
Forum: January 2009   12-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By soybean6
so i know that we're supposed to get more...

so i know that we're supposed to get more discharge as the pregnancy progresses but my situation is getting ridiculous!

i use pantyliners but still change my underwear a couple of times a day. it...
Forum: January 2009   12-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By soybean6
this is happening to me too, and has been for at...

this is happening to me too, and has been for at least the past 2 weeks!
I think it's a combo of hormones and pressure on the large intestine.

whatever it is, i'm definitely NOT constipated!!
...
Forum: January 2009   12-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By soybean6
if it makes you feel any better i've lived my...

if it makes you feel any better i've lived my entire life with a name that is difficult to pronounce: Ione
(it's pronounced: eye-oh-knee)

tons of people get it wrong the first or second time but...
Forum: January 2009   11-18-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By soybean6
not me... i wasn't very big to start with...

not me...

i wasn't very big to start with (5'3" and 120lbs) but i have gained 35lbs now at 32 weeks. That means i'm up to 155lbs.
i have a feeling i will gain close to 10 more lbs!
i've been...
Forum: January 2009   11-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By soybean6
Many of you may have already connected to this...

Many of you may have already connected to this podcast.

For those of you who have not, I highly recommend it!

You can download the episodes for free. They cover at ton of different topics.
...
Forum: January 2009   08-14-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By soybean6
I am so with you! Not just Olympics though,...

I am so with you!
Not just Olympics though, cheesy commercials sometimes get to me too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: January 2009   08-14-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By soybean6
Congrats! So happy for you and your lil'one!

Congrats! So happy for you and your lil'one!
Forum: January 2009   08-12-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By soybean6
I'm asking because mine is scheduled for when...

I'm asking because mine is scheduled for when I'm going to be 20wks/6 days, which seems late to me. The clinic was pretty booked so it was hard to get an appointment.

I'm going to try to get in...
Forum: January 2009   08-11-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,893
Posted By soybean6
i started at 120 lbs (i'm 5'3") now at 18...

i started at 120 lbs (i'm 5'3")
now at 18 weeks i'm at 132 lbs and feel fine (actually great) about it!
it's amazing to see your body adjust and grow and change all in name of making another...
Forum: January 2009   08-11-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By soybean6
This weekend i experienced some bleeding...

This weekend i experienced some bleeding during/after intercourse.
Not spotting but real, red, menstrual-like blood (enough to stain the sheets...
Forum: January 2009   08-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,151
Posted By soybean6
the income tax in canada depends on how much you...

the income tax in canada depends on how much you make of course.
i make about $50k and have about 25% of my income taken off each paycheque, but this is not just income tax (my tax contribution is...
Forum: January 2009   08-06-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,151
Posted By soybean6
the US medical system seems so inhumane! in...

the US medical system seems so inhumane!

in the canadian provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec both OB/GYN and midwifery care is covered by our provincial public health insurance (as...
Forum: January 2009   08-06-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,034
Posted By soybean6
my name is Marie - i'm 30 and live in Vancouver,...

my name is Marie - i'm 30 and live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
i am pregnant with my first (a delivery surprise) and am 17 weeks along.

my partner and i have chosen a midwifery group for our...
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