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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-26-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By snugglebug14
Thanks Basje, I was an apprentice home birth...

Thanks Basje, I was an apprentice home birth midwife for a few years before needing to take time off due to family stuff. So most of the standard prenatal care stuff I'm already doing on my own...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By snugglebug14
We're planning a UP/UC (with back up and support...

We're planning a UP/UC (with back up and support from three very dear midwife/doula/birthy friends) I am a VBAC (First was a c/s for "fetal distress" - but I don't actually know how much I believe...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-12-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By snugglebug14
Hey ladies...so i've had this book brewing in me...

Hey ladies...so i've had this book brewing in me for a long time and i'm finally feeling the push to actually write it. The book will be geared towards UCer's but I want it to also feel accessible...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By snugglebug14
That was the exact age spread between my older...

That was the exact age spread between my older boys and my younger daughter and I can tell you, their bond is absolutely the sweetest and most amazing thing I have ever witnessed. Sure, their bond...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 157
Posted By snugglebug14
The problem with things like peppermint is that...

The problem with things like peppermint is that they contain a lot of essential oils. In moderation they are totally fine, but like anything can cause problems in excess. 

I also agree that...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 68
Posted By snugglebug14
First was a c-section, second two were...

First was a c-section, second two were homebirths. This time I'm planning a quasi-UC lol i am a midwifery assistant and two of my very close friends are midwives so they will be there, technically...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 510
Posted By snugglebug14
Hey ladies...my name is Kristen. I'll be 28 in a...

Hey ladies...my name is Kristen. I'll be 28 in a couple of weeks. This will be my fourth baby, second with my current partner. Technically due at the end of april (4/27) but all of my babies have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-28-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By snugglebug14
Homeopathics are extremely dilute (so much so...

Homeopathics are extremely dilute (so much so they don't contain any molecules of the original plant) they are an energetic medicine. The beneifit being that they are no side effects. If you use the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By snugglebug14
I'll probably be floating between here and the...

I'll probably be floating between here and the April DDC. Due April 27 but all my babies have come between 41 and 42 weeks so I'm expecting a May baby. This is my 4th and will be my 3rd HBAC. I'm a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-23-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By snugglebug14
Oh we just found out we were pregnant a week...

Oh we just found out we were pregnant a week ago! Not due until the end of April, but I usually birth at 41-42 weeks so I'm expecting early to mid may
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-22-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By snugglebug14
This started out as a discussion based on the...

This started out as a discussion based on the fact that our midwife (the one I assist at births) is unavailable for most of our pregnancy, although she may be around for the birth. But we got...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-18-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By snugglebug14
So DP and I are trying to conceive. I am fairly...

So DP and I are trying to conceive. I am fairly certain I felt ovulation happen on 6/30. We dtd several times in the days surrounding that. I am nauseas, exhausted, dull cramps since 5 dpo,...
Forum: Fertility   05-24-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By snugglebug14
4 days at this point, but i definitely don't...

4 days at this point, but i definitely don't feel like i'm going to menstruate anytime soon
Forum: Fertility   05-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By snugglebug14
So things happen and dp and I decided we needed...

So things happen and dp and I decided we needed to take plan b. it's now a few weeks later, my period is late (which i know can happen with plan b) but i have so many symptoms of pregnancy. my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-22-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By snugglebug14
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bmorefarmgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-21-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By snugglebug14
okay ladies I want to pick your brain....i went...

okay ladies I want to pick your brain....i went in to the ob's office today with the following symptoms. they ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound both of which were normal so they brushed off all of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By snugglebug14
I had already started on antibiotics and...

I had already started on antibiotics and symptoms started to improve after passing the pieces of membranes. But come Monday the pain and tenderness had increased again. Went in to see the OB on Tues...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By snugglebug14
I haven't transferred during either of my...

I haven't transferred during either of my homebirths, but I have had two babies at home in MA (after one traumatic hospital c-section). I used a different midwife for each birth, but with both of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By snugglebug14
It was actually two large pieces of the amniotic...

It was actually two large pieces of the amniotic sac.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By snugglebug14
My baby girl was born last tuesday (6/19) I'm...

My baby girl was born last tuesday (6/19) I'm now 5 days pp. Yesterday I had a fever and a lot of abdominal tenderness on one side. Midwife came over, we agreed it was probably a uterine infection...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By snugglebug14
I agree with what the previous posters have said...

I agree with what the previous posters have said about the fact that if you are transferring it is due to a complication (at least that is the assumption if you are planning a home birth) and that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-31-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By snugglebug14
I want to second the pp's comment that they may...

I want to second the pp's comment that they may not be able to tell you if the placenta is over your scar. I had two scans done this pregnancy...the anatomy scan at 20 weeks and a scan to check...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-08-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By snugglebug14
You really want to let it infuse as long as...

You really want to let it infuse as long as possible (minimum 4 hours) in order to actually extract the medicinal and nutritional properties of the herbs. If it is too strong for your taste after 4...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-07-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By snugglebug14
I make mine in a glass 1/2 gallon jar. 2-3 large...

I make mine in a glass 1/2 gallon jar. 2-3 large handfuls of rrl and nettles. cover with boiling water, put a lid on it and let it steep for 4 hours. strain, refrigerate and drink :)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By snugglebug14
I've drank up to 4 or 5 cups daily (of very...

I've drank up to 4 or 5 cups daily (of very strong infusions, not just tea) throughout my entire pregnancy without any problems. It will only cause a problem if you have a particularly irritable...
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