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Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By mamachiquita
I had my first at 20 and my second, who is 7...

I had my first at 20 and my second, who is 7 weeks old, at 24. We are done having children now, as my DH had a vasectomy a couple of weeks ago. We started early because we like being young parents....
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By mamachiquita
Just wanted to add that you may think that he...

Just wanted to add that you may think that he doesn't enjoy the sling because he may fuss and fight it if he is really tired, but you need to just keep walking and bouncing and eventually he will...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By mamachiquita
Have you tried wearing him down in the sling? My...

Have you tried wearing him down in the sling? My now 4 week-old son was the same way. He wouldn't nurse to sleep, he would just scream and spit my nipple out, and when he did happen to fall asleep...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-11-2004, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,013
Posted By mamachiquita
Well, we didn't have the GBS test done - we were...

Well, we didn't have the GBS test done - we were having a homebirth, and I wouldn't have taken antibiotics even if the test was positive. We ended up having to transfer to the hospital for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-21-2004, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By mamachiquita
Well, I've always used 2 tsp. per cup, so my tea...

Well, I've always used 2 tsp. per cup, so my tea is a medium brown color. I have noticed that whitish dist stuff, too, and was shocked to buy some the other day that was pure green - it must have...
Forum: Homebirth   05-21-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,010
Posted By mamachiquita
Milk4two, it is perfectly safe to take...

Milk4two, it is perfectly safe to take chlorophyll and a prenatal with iron. Liquid chlorophyll actually doesn't contain a great amount of iron (if it has any even), but as a side note it does...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,010
Posted By mamachiquita
My midwife recommended liquid chlorophyll to me...

My midwife recommended liquid chlorophyll to me when my hemoglobin came up short around 28 weeks or so. I took it for awhile and felt fabulous, but then ran out and was lazy about getting more. I'm...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2004, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By mamachiquita
I can't see why a midwife would be hesitant to...

I can't see why a midwife would be hesitant to see you with your conditions. You are definitely smart to interview a midwife before getting pregnant, though, just to be sure. My midwife actually...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-20-2004, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By mamachiquita
My midwife just asked me to drink 14 oz. of my...

My midwife just asked me to drink 14 oz. of my choice of orange or apple juice an hour before my visit. I didn't have to fast beforehand or anything. I guess that this amount of juice is equivalent...
Forum: Homebirth   05-17-2004, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By mamachiquita
I don't know, I drink 2 cups a day (with two...

I don't know, I drink 2 cups a day (with two teaspoons RRL infused per cup) and I don't have any swelling. Actually, the only side effect that I have noticed is that if I drink it on an empty...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-14-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By mamachiquita
Just wondering if anyone has any personal...

Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience to share about this issue. I'm due in about two weeks and have been having alot of practice contractions for the past week or so. With my first...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-14-2004, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By mamachiquita
Another vote for Rainbow Light Once-a-day! I...

Another vote for Rainbow Light Once-a-day! I like these because a month's supply is very inexpensive, plus the forms of vitamins and minerals that they use seem to be the most absorbable and...
Forum: Homebirth   05-06-2004, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By mamachiquita
We are having a homebirth and DH is in the...

We are having a homebirth and DH is in the military. However, we do not live in base housing. We had our first baby in a military hospital in Alaska (we lived in base housing then). I guess there...
Forum: Homebirth   02-23-2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,407
Posted By mamachiquita
Hey, I'm Laurie, due on May 25. This will be our...

Hey, I'm Laurie, due on May 25. This will be our second baby but our first homebirth! Our son was born in a military hospital so I'm really excited to experience a peaceful birth at home. Good...
Forum: Homebirth   12-11-2003, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By mamachiquita
OK, we are sort of in the same situation here....

OK, we are sort of in the same situation here. My DH is active-duty Air Force, and we have hired an CNM to do our prenatals, post-partum, and homebirth. Early on, I talked to our local Tricare...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-21-2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By mamachiquita
We have several where we live and it used to be...

We have several where we live and it used to be our favorite restaurant. However, since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes we haven't been. Almost all of the food, excluding the salad...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-21-2003, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By mamachiquita
I had a strong aversion to flax oil during my...

I had a strong aversion to flax oil during my first trimester but am just starting to have a taste for it again. I've been putting a couple of teaspoons of it on toast when I have it. I thought that...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2003, 11:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,345
Posted By mamachiquita
We're counting on my husband's annual...

We're counting on my husband's annual re-enlistment bonus from the Air Force plus tax returns to cover the midwife/homebirth. We're also going to petition our insurance company to at least pay for...
Forum: Homebirth   11-06-2003, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By mamachiquita
EmmaJean, in response to your post, yes, I...

EmmaJean, in response to your post, yes, I probably could jump through a bunch of hoops to get my prenatal tests from my last pregnancy, but I'm more than certain that it would be more work than its...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By mamachiquita
Gardenmommy, I must say that since I printed out...

Gardenmommy, I must say that since I printed out your recipe for these last year they have become our favorite, too! We always use oatmeal to make them, and I usually add blueberries. They are the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2003, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By mamachiquita
I used to eat a ton of processed "fake" meats...

I used to eat a ton of processed "fake" meats and decided to stop using them altogether. I don't want to eat anything with soy protein isolate, and most of these products contain this ingredient. My...
Forum: Homebirth   11-05-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By mamachiquita
Wow, it's really interesting to see what you've...

Wow, it's really interesting to see what you've all gone through in relation to this issue. My midwife is a CNM and is completely legal. My husband "thinks" that she briefly mentioned that she could...
Forum: Homebirth   10-30-2003, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By mamachiquita
Geez, I didn't want any blood work done but that...

Geez, I didn't want any blood work done but that wasn't an option for me. My midwife wants to see proof of blood type, rh factor, rubella, hepatitis surface antigen, etc. Luckily, she does perform...
Forum: Homebirth   10-29-2003, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By mamachiquita
I am working with a midwife for our pre-natal...

I am working with a midwife for our pre-natal and post-partum care as well as our homebirth. However, she does not do any of the pre-natal blood work so I have had to see an OB to get that done. Is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-10-2003, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By mamachiquita
Thanks for the ray of hope, Christymama. I am...

Thanks for the ray of hope, Christymama. I am definitely looking forward to this getting better. The heat can definitely make it worse, but now that it's starting to cool off it shouldn't be as much...
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