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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,680
Posted By Shell_Ell
I like Dr Bull and Dr Vohmann- both family...

I like Dr Bull and Dr Vohmann- both family practice docs at Capitol clinic.
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By Shell_Ell
Is home birth out of the question for you? It is...

Is home birth out of the question for you? It is much less expensive- around $2500 for the local practices here.

I went through this with my first child- we paid out of pocket for MBC but ended...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Shell_Ell
Ingrid Andersson www.gentlehomebirth.org...

Ingrid Andersson www.gentlehomebirth.org (http://www.gentlehomebirth.org) was my midwife with my second and third child. She was a good fit for me.

Debbie Healy and Britt Wanta have a practice...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By Shell_Ell
I was due last November in the midst of a ton of...

I was due last November in the midst of a ton of H1N1 fear mongering. I completely understand how hard this decision is. I'm going to second the person above who said focus on Vitamin D... you...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Shell_Ell
Debbie and Britt are both wonderful. I would...

Debbie and Britt are both wonderful. I would absolutely recommend them.

As far as personality and practice styles, I think that really depends on the person. There are a number of options for...
Forum: November 2009   02-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,615
Posted By Shell_Ell
I joined too.

I joined too.
Forum: November 2009   02-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By Shell_Ell
Not vaccinating. I was a little nervous about...

Not vaccinating. I was a little nervous about getting him into the "system" but found a lovely Dr who actually did a home visit for our two month appt. Vaccine injury is a real risk in our family,...
Forum: November 2009   12-31-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By Shell_Ell
Oliver is 7 weeks. Nursing is going pretty well....

Oliver is 7 weeks. Nursing is going pretty well. He's a little over 11 pounds now. Starting to creep his way up to 3-6 month clothes. Smiling lots, cooing, and really responding to all of us. He's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Shell_Ell
I wish I could leave a positive reply. I knew to...

I wish I could leave a positive reply. I knew to expect them with this last baby (my third) and had afterease, arnica, cal/mag and ibuprofen on hand... nothing worked. I had a huge rice sock, I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Shell_Ell
Hard to say. Every birth is different. My...

Hard to say. Every birth is different. My experience with my first was sort of masked by lots of medication. I only threw up with him in early labor. I had nausea/heartburn during active labor, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Shell_Ell
All three of mine had a chunk left in their...

All three of mine had a chunk left in their belly button after the bigger piece came off.
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Shell_Ell
I've been out with him twice in 3 1/2 weeks...

I've been out with him twice in 3 1/2 weeks (once wasn't really "out" but just to the midwife's house) on purpose. My milk supply was not stellar in the beginning, and I felt my place was at home...
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,748
Posted By Shell_Ell
Vit D- I take 6,000 IU of D3 per day. My levels...

Vit D- I take 6,000 IU of D3 per day. My levels are getting there... slowly rising. They were at 47 when I was 38 weeks. An "ideal" level is supposed to be between 50-80, with level between 80-100...
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,748
Posted By Shell_Ell
C-Momma, that sounds pretty normal to me. In...

C-Momma, that sounds pretty normal to me. In fact, in working as a PP doula I most often work with families during the period of time I call the "witching hour" (or hours, really) Almost all babies...
Forum: November 2009   11-28-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,748
Posted By Shell_Ell
Quote: Originally Posted by EmilyVorpe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EmilyVorpe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14727605)
oooooh......anyone thinking...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-14-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By Shell_Ell
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Forum: November 2009   11-13-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By Shell_Ell
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Forum: November 2009   11-13-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,748
Posted By Shell_Ell
I rarely have two hands! All I'm doing is...

I rarely have two hands! All I'm doing is nursing. Oliver's latch is a little rough due to a recessed chin, but we're doing okay. My milk was in the next day. I've literally been in bed a week...
Forum: November 2009   11-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By Shell_Ell
Our third son, Oliver, was born at 3:11 AM...

Our third son, Oliver, was born at 3:11 AM 11-10-09. He is 8 lb 7 oz, 20 in with a 37 cm (!!!) head.

Latent labor began Sunday night around 5 pm and hung on until last night around 10:45, when my...
Forum: November 2009   11-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Shell_Ell
Sloooooow going. Being patient. I'm still having...

Sloooooow going. Being patient. I'm still having contractions, but pretty far spaced. They are brutal when I have them, though. DH and I just had some uh, alone time, and dinner and are going for a...
Forum: November 2009   11-09-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Shell_Ell
I'm thinking I'm in early labor. Contractions...

I'm thinking I'm in early labor. Contractions started last night around 5-6 pm and forced myself to go to bed like usual. I had them overnight, waking up a bit with each one, but mostly got rest. I...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Shell_Ell
Way to go, mama! And yay for doulas...

Way to go, mama!

And yay for doulas...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Shell_Ell
Ohhhh I can't wait to hear more...

Ohhhh I can't wait to hear more...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Shell_Ell
Yea, you know what's so annoying? My DS was sick...

Yea, you know what's so annoying? My DS was sick the week before, so I had been taking Elderberry, gargling with salt water, and drinking what I call "garlic lemon" tea (a few cloves of garlic+lemon...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,152
Posted By Shell_Ell
Quote: Originally Posted by ExuberantDaffodil...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExuberantDaffodil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14640870)

I think the longer I go, the more...
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