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Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   06-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,192
Posted By redeyedvireo
Congratulations, Mandy! What a lovely family!...

Congratulations, Mandy! What a lovely family! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 27
Posted By redeyedvireo
Elektra, here's an article about the risks of...

Elektra, here's an article about the risks of premature births, with lots of statistics on how many babies needed help at what gestation (22% chance of respiratory distress at 33-34 weeks, 8.3% at...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-17-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 31
Posted By redeyedvireo
Earthylady, I feel the same way about having...

Earthylady, I feel the same way about having extra people at my births, so when our photographer friend offered to do birth pics for free to grow her portfolio, we said no thanks, but we'll call you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,846
Posted By redeyedvireo
Many of my menstrual periods have been far, far...

Many of my menstrual periods have been far, far worse than labor. I had two home waterbirths, and while they were very intense, they never had me rocking on the floor for several days wishing for...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Yikes! Have you tried Nymbler? Their first page...

Yikes! Have you tried Nymbler? Their first page of suggestions, if I put in your DH's three names, is:
Owen
Doran
Liam
Keaton
Evan
Cullen
Gavin
Dylan
Logan
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 59
Posted By redeyedvireo
Oh, and I second what Sihaya said about keeping...

Oh, and I second what Sihaya said about keeping essential oils on cotton balls or towels that can be removed quickly. I loved smelling clary sage oil during labor for about five seconds, and then it...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 59
Posted By redeyedvireo
Wow. I've thrown up shortly before starting to...

Wow. I've thrown up shortly before starting to push both times, but it was just once each birth. I normally really, really hate to vomit, but during labor it was no big deal. I felt nauseous for...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by Michelle...

Quote:Originally Posted by Michelle Murphy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 45
Posted By redeyedvireo
I have had chronic illness...

I have had chronic illness (eczema and interstitial cystitis, later joined by multiple chemical sensitivites) since I got my MMR booster before college. I really, really wish I had refused to do it....
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 70
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by clearlycrazy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394706/where-will-you-give-birth/40#post_17597827)...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12
Posted By redeyedvireo
A birthing class would have been a total waste...

A birthing class would have been a total waste of time for me, but I really got a lot out of reading books (Gentle Birthing, Gentle Mothering is my absolute favorite) and talking with my midwife. Oh...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17
Posted By redeyedvireo
Yep. Hurt like CRAZY for the first six weeks...

Yep. Hurt like CRAZY for the first six weeks with number one, and then it was fine. We nursed until he was six, with a three month break when I was pregnant. It hurt for the first few weeks with...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22
Posted By redeyedvireo
So, I don't know about fibroadenomas...

So, I don't know about fibroadenomas specifically, but I've heard great things about nattokinase for dissolving fibrocystic breast tissue and endometrial fibroids. I was using it myself for a few...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-15-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25
Posted By redeyedvireo
FlyLady has helped me a lot this past year....

FlyLady has helped me a lot this past year. Would write more but it's bedtime. Just: our house feels bigger and cleaner now, even though we still have a long way to go.
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-13-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 45
Posted By redeyedvireo
Ugh! I'm sorry you're having to move again so...

Ugh! I'm sorry you're having to move again so soon, Riverbliss. We moved from England to Canada at around six months with my first pregnancy, a week after we got there moved back to the US into my...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-12-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396654/names-names-and-more-names/80#post_17588005)

Our...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-12-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by clearlycrazy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396654/names-names-and-more-names/60#post_17587354)
 I have...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-10-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 42
Posted By redeyedvireo
Oh, that's so interesting about the otoscope not...

Oh, that's so interesting about the otoscope not being useful. We only use it to see if we need to float a bunch of earwax out with hydrogen peroxide. It does work well for spotting ear wax. :)
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-08-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 63
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Activia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396153/have-you-bought-anything-yet/100#post_17585377)
 I really...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-08-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 42
Posted By redeyedvireo
What a great thread! Lots of interesting...

What a great thread! Lots of interesting replies. 
 
I've adapted your list to show what we've used with our first two babies:
 
-a book of herbal remedies for babies and children, plus internet...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-08-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14
Posted By redeyedvireo
Oh, I looked up my never-used herbal remedies...

Oh, I looked up my never-used herbal remedies again, and angelica tincture is to help bring the placenta out, not to stop bleeding. Sorry for the misinformation there.
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dawncayden http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396654/names-names-and-more-names/60#post_17584913)
 We have...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shenanegans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396654/names-names-and-more-names/60#post_17584388)
 There...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 345
Posted By redeyedvireo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ElektraofMars http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396654/names-names-and-more-names/60#post_17584312)
  
I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14
Posted By redeyedvireo
I've heard that eating a little bit of the...

I've heard that eating a little bit of the placenta will stop hemorrhage.
 
I keep shepherd's purse tincture on hand for bleeding after the placenta comes out - if you take it before that it can...
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