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Forum: Homebirth   02-13-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By bird_verde
To add protein to the snacks maybe add some...

To add protein to the snacks maybe add some cheese/cheese sticks, almonds/mixed nuts, some sliced meat and bread so that they can make their own sandwiches?  I would really keep it simple (and...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-16-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By bird_verde
Well, I am about to go down this route and see...

Well, I am about to go down this route and see if my Harvard Pilgrim PPO will cover a homebirth in Maine.  Nothing in my plan documents specifically says that they don't.  We didn't have insurance...
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By bird_verde
Congrats!  It sounds like you had a great and...

Congrats!  It sounds like you had a great and experienced midwife! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif Midwives rock!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,966
Posted By bird_verde
missmelancholy - Although you don't agree with...

missmelancholy - Although you don't agree with the doc (and it sounded like she was pretty condescending), she did you a favor by suggesting that you may not be a good fit for her or her practice. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By bird_verde
*opps -duplicate post*

*opps -duplicate post*
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By bird_verde
congrats on your pregnancy and it is great that...

congrats on your pregnancy and it is great that you have more choices in your prenatal care and birth.  I had a hospital birth with a family doctor with #1 and a home birth with a midwife with #2. ...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   03-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By bird_verde
There are lots more events coming up at The...

There are lots more events coming up at The Birth House in Bridgton, Maine.  I will try to post them here if I know about them.  Check out their facebook page for more information.
 
There is a...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   03-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By bird_verde
Hi All.   The Birth House (Maine only free...

Hi All.
 
The Birth House (Maine only free standing birth center) in Bridgton, Maine has a few events going on and I just saw this on facebook and thought I would pass it along to mamas that might...
Forum: Homebirth   01-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By bird_verde
Sorry that I am coming in late to this thread...

Sorry that I am coming in late to this thread but I have been off the computer lately.
 
I had a homebirth last year with Heidi Filmore-Patrick from Brithwise Midwifery out of Bridgton. Love her! ...
Forum: Homebirth   08-03-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By bird_verde
I was GBS+ with my homebirth and GBS was in my...

I was GBS+ with my homebirth and GBS was in my urine at 36 weeks - which indicates a higher level of colonization.  I did shadow care with my family doc who highly recommended abx which would mean a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-28-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By bird_verde
Thanks for the ideas ladies.  I really like the...

Thanks for the ideas ladies.  I really like the stackable bins idea.  I am going to look for something like that around here.  I'll have to try and post and before and after pic if I can get this...
Forum: Homebirth   07-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By bird_verde
An easy quick fix is to bring in some green...

An easy quick fix is to bring in some green plants and/or flowers (especially since you want to birth outdoors as your first choice).  I brought into my rooom (and birth space) a large peace lily...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-10-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,273
Posted By bird_verde
With dd1, I never felt my letdown either.  I...

With dd1, I never felt my letdown either.  I didn't even know that you could feel it until I went to a mom's group and they were talking about it.
 
However,  with dd2, I had this strange tingling...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By bird_verde
The memory foam type sofa bed sounds like a good...

The memory foam type sofa bed sounds like a good option but I have never tried one.
 
I have slept on several sofa beds and I would not want to do it for more than a few nights in a row.  However,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By bird_verde
How do you all organize and put away kids...

How do you all organize and put away kids clothes? any good recommendations to make it easy and simple so that a six year old can put most things away herself (and find things on her own)? 
 
I...
Forum: Homebirth   07-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By bird_verde
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Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By bird_verde
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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By bird_verde
Truthfully, I pretty much give up nearly all...

Truthfully, I pretty much give up nearly all necklaces and earrings during the baby phase when I know that I am going to be with my little one (which is nearly all the time).  Heck, I even avoid...
Forum: Homebirth   06-24-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By bird_verde
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Forum: Homebirth   06-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By bird_verde
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Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By bird_verde
  I had a positive experience - but I also had...


I had a positive experience - but I also had a family physician instead of an OB which I think makes things a little different.  A few of his own kids were delivered at home - so I knew he was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,666
Posted By bird_verde
done!!

done!!
Forum: Homebirth   06-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By bird_verde
with your first birth, how did you birth (it was...

with your first birth, how did you birth (it was in a hospital but was it in bed, on a stool, in a tub)? did you like it or would you have preferred something else?  this may give you some insight...
Forum: Homebirth   06-19-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By bird_verde
Read more positive stories - talk about all your...

Read more positive stories - talk about all your fears and possible scenarios with your midwife and husband.  Your midwife is probably very used to this and will (and should) go through them with...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By bird_verde
Here is a link to my post that answered a...

Here is a link to my post that answered a similar question:
http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1257390/moving-to-maine#post_15785535
 
I live in Western Maine about an hour from...
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