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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-14-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By effulgent7
I was induced @2 days shy of 42 weeks at Sinai,...

I was induced @2 days shy of 42 weeks at Sinai, so my experience is a bit different than typical- but once I started actual labor, they monitored me about every 30-40 mins for about 20 mins at a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,000
Posted By effulgent7
I'm a bit late to this, but what surprised me...

I'm a bit late to this, but what surprised me the most was that (with a hospital birth) people are constantly reaching inside you to "check" whatever, and rooting around, and it HURTS!  Of course, I...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By effulgent7
Yes I used 2 Sinai doulas (my 1st was unable to...

Yes I used 2 Sinai doulas (my 1st was unable to come to birth due to family emergency). We met twice before the birth. She offered to come to my house if I wanted (I didn't) and even offered to let...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-02-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By effulgent7
I should probably add that I went into Sinai to...

I should probably add that I went into Sinai to be induced at 1 day shy of 42 weeks. They were more than willing to do "the least" as far as the induction- one round of cervical pills then I walked...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By effulgent7
I had a fabulous natural birth at Sinai in Nov...

I had a fabulous natural birth at Sinai in Nov 2012, under the care of my OB. I can't speak to the midwives but the nurses and hospital in general were fabulous and supportive (esp. compared to my...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,461
Posted By effulgent7
My kids have not had any issues with...

My kids have not had any issues with vaccinations but I am really interested in trying this product.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,422
Posted By effulgent7
Hands down, biggest issue was milk protein...

Hands down, biggest issue was milk protein allergy with my first child.  I was a serious dairy drinker/eater and it was really hard to adjust at first, and then exhausting to maintain the label...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By effulgent7
I agree with checking consignment first! My...

I agree with checking consignment first! My local kid's consignment store has a suprisingly decent maternity section. 
 
My 2nd choices are Target and Kohl's.  I stay away from Motherhood and the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,086
Posted By effulgent7
I had a lovely natural hospital birth with my...

I had a lovely natural hospital birth with my 2nd child 3 months ago.  I was induced (as with my first) at 42 weeks so my experience was a little different than some.
 
My #1 thing is to have a...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   12-20-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By effulgent7
It's not South Baltimore, but I had a wonderful...

It's not South Baltimore, but I had a wonderful natural birth (my 2nd baby) at Sinai 3 weeks ago, with a fantastic doula from their free volunteer doula program. In my opinion my OB practice was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-19-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,493
Posted By effulgent7
Have any of you returned a pillow and gotten a...

Have any of you returned a pillow and gotten a refund?  I sent mine back in March and still no $ back.  Jeanne keeps replying to my emails saying "you will get it in 1-2 days", nothing so far and...
Forum: Parenting   07-19-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,568
Posted By effulgent7
I know I'm late to the party, but I just wanted...

I know I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to reply to the OP and say I have a car hater too. I wish I had known that she wasn't the only one back when it was at it's worst and I was at my...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-10-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By effulgent7
I like to camp at Deep Creek Lake state park...

I like to camp at Deep Creek Lake state park (though it's not the only place to camp in Western MD)- I have not gone with kids (my DD is only a year old and we are planning to go there for Labor Day...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-25-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By effulgent7
We are moving back to Baltimore this summer and...

We are moving back to Baltimore this summer and have a 1 year old.  Looking for an AP-friendly pediatrician, but we are trying to keep my husband's military insurance which is Tricare. Rather than...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,493
Posted By effulgent7
Ah!  I have had the same problem- glad it was...

Ah!  I have had the same problem- glad it was not just me.  I ordered January 6 and it FINALLY showed up today out of the blue.  I emailed her in early Feb. and she said the same thing about the...
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