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Forum: VBAC   07-29-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,141
Posted By jen6
Hi- I am on the fly, typing quick, so...

Hi-

I am on the fly, typing quick, so hopefully this makes sense. I agree that this is a very individual decision, there is no right or wrong. I also agree that the goal is to have a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-28-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By jen6
I think it is very normal, but by no means easy,...

I think it is very normal, but by no means easy, what you are experiencing. Both my birth experiences were traumatic, and I do go through conflicted feelings around both birthdays each year. e.g.,...
Forum: VBAC   07-26-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,143
Posted By jen6
Hi Ms. B. Sprout- I sympathize with what...

Hi Ms. B. Sprout-

I sympathize with what you are feeling and am trying to break my own self-imposed silence. I disappeared from the board after my VBAC to a large degree because rightly or...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-26-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By jen6
Hello Everyone- Not sure I am in the right...

Hello Everyone-

Not sure I am in the right place, but I'm jumpin' in with both feet. If this is too far afield, I would welcome some thoughts on where best to take my questions.

I am currently...
Forum: VBAC   02-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By jen6
Quote: Originally Posted by mellowyellowmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mellowyellowmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13163046)
Why do you say this? Why would it be...
Forum: Job Opportunities   02-10-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By jen6
I have a lot of experience working with people...

I have a lot of experience working with people on developing their resumes, as well as, reviewing resumes to fill various positions. If you want to forward a copy of your resume, I will take a look...
Forum: VBAC   02-10-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By jen6
I think you need to go with your instinct. If...

I think you need to go with your instinct. If you switch, it is unlikely to bother you long-term, but if you don't and things don't go as you would like, you will probably second guess yourself. One...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   12-30-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By jen6
I just wanted to add that perhaps, for lack of a...

I just wanted to add that perhaps, for lack of a better word, that superstition may play a roll for some people. Sort of like akin to setting up the crib before the baby comes. I know this sounds...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-30-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By jen6
My son is almost 6 months old and is nursing...

My son is almost 6 months old and is nursing constantly. He seems really interested in the food we are eating, and is getting a lot more fussy. Any thoughts? I have been breastfeeding him on demand,...
Forum: VBAC   09-11-2006, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By jen6
Just wondering if anyone's risk analysis was...

Just wondering if anyone's risk analysis was significantly altered by the fact that they had a child already. Let me explain. I can honestly say going into my first birth that I wasn't afraid of...
Forum: VBAC   08-14-2006, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By jen6
I just recently attempted a VBAC with my second...

I just recently attempted a VBAC with my second son at a hospital in London, UK. For me, my DH's feelings and a "worse case scenario" mind set, led me to make this choice. Towards the end I was...
Forum: VBAC   07-14-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,035
Posted By jen6
I have posted in other threads about the issue...

I have posted in other threads about the issue of passing judgement on people who have had c-sections, by those those who haven't, and don't feel like rehashing it, but I would like to say that in...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-09-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By jen6
I am from the US, but am delivering in the UK...

I am from the US, but am delivering in the UK (EDD July 15, 2006). I find the atmosphere here MUCH more homebirth friendly than in the States. In fact, the NHS came out with a statement saying that...
Forum: VBAC   07-08-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By jen6
I think the issue that is emerging is where and...

I think the issue that is emerging is where and when you want to fight your battles. Having had a very interventionist birth the 1st time, and planning a VBAC this time around (EDD July 15, 2006), I...
Forum: VBAC   07-08-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By jen6
Has anyone used a TENS machine? Did you find it...

Has anyone used a TENS machine? Did you find it helpful? I am worried it would get in the way of massage and other pain management options. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Forum: VBAC   07-07-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By jen6
Has anyone used a TENS machine in labor? Did you...

Has anyone used a TENS machine in labor? Did you find it effective? Were you able to use it with other pain relieving techniques like massage? Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: VBAC   07-07-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By jen6
For what it is worth, my experience in...

For what it is worth, my experience in discussing my wishes for a VBAC with hospital staff is that if you throw them a bone, they will leave you alone. Pardon the rhyme. What I mean is that a...
Forum: VBAC   06-30-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By jen6
HURRAY, an actual research based VBAC...

HURRAY, an actual research based VBAC position!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: VBAC   06-30-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By jen6
After my emergency c-section, they took my son...

After my emergency c-section, they took my son away for "observation", I think it was the worst part of the whole thing. He was fine, but besides having him held above my head like a little wrapped...
Forum: VBAC   06-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By jen6
All I can say is I am so sorry that insult has...

All I can say is I am so sorry that insult has been added to injury in how your birth experience was depicted. My personal experience was that the written notes and reality were a far cry from one...
Forum: VBAC   06-25-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By jen6
[QUOTE=Lkg4dmcrc]This is a very helpful thread....

[QUOTE=Lkg4dmcrc]This is a very helpful thread. I have been reading and writing tons and it surprises me how much I haven't thought about yet and still need to work on. These are especially helpful...
Forum: VBAC   06-23-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By jen6
Quote: Originally Posted by warrior mama ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by warrior mama
namjaball - Such conflicting emotions can be so hard to deal with. I truely believe giving up the idea of control can help

Namjaball, I think this is an...
Forum: VBAC   06-22-2006, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By jen6
I say be honest. It's a relationship like any...

I say be honest. It's a relationship like any other one, and if you feel like you have to hold back important information to make it work, "it ain't really workin'." KWIM?

Congratulations and...
Forum: VBAC   06-22-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By jen6
In my experience, Beansmommy is right,...

In my experience, Beansmommy is right, unfortunately. I am on my third attempt to get COMPLETE medical records and am still waiting for the package to come, fully expecting it will be partial. I am...
Forum: VBAC   06-21-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,753
Posted By jen6
My vagina may be "intact", but that is about it!...

My vagina may be "intact", but that is about it!

I have to say that a c-section aside from the emotional trauma is the singularly worst physical experience of my life! 26 hours of labor, tetonic...
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