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Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By ChristaM
I would say that a lot has to do with...

I would say that a lot has to do with positioning. After having four weeks of on again off again contractions I finally went into labor after getting more than just a regular chiropractic...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By ChristaM
I was just talking about a forceps delivery with...

I was just talking about a forceps delivery with my mom this morning.  Her 5th baby (my sister) decided to never descend or engage and, after waiting two weeks past her due date, it was finally time...
Forum: Homebirth   01-18-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By ChristaM
I think some of it takes practice. I pushed and...

I think some of it takes practice. I pushed and pushed with my first but intentionally chose not to with my second. I basically had to meditate my way through laboring dd2 down. I kicked everyone...
Forum: Homebirth   01-16-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ChristaM
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aradia88 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   01-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ChristaM
Mine is a CPM, but the birth center she is at...

Mine is a CPM, but the birth center she is at has a CNM as well, so that is irelevant. My UHC covers midwives and birth centers both in network and out (80% in 60% out), but since there are none in...
Forum: Homebirth   01-15-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ChristaM
Have you requested a gap exception with United...

Have you requested a gap exception with United Healthcare? They are also my insurance company, although I have a consumer driven plan, not HMO. There are no midwives or birth centers in network, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By ChristaM
So, for reasons mostly financial, we are having...

So, for reasons mostly financial, we are having #4 at a hospital (in theory) after having #3 at home with a MW.  The cost for both was the same b/c of the MW's increased rates.  Our insurance...
Forum: Homebirth   11-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By ChristaM
I typically birth big babies (#3 was was...

I typically birth big babies (#3 was was 9lbs15oz, others have been right around there), and have never had GD.  This time around (#4) I've lost 50 pounds (since last baby), eat much healthier,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By ChristaM
I really like Gaelic names, in fact, my...

I really like Gaelic names, in fact, my daughter's name is Saoirse. It fits her and I'm glad we chose the right name, but spelling it is a pain in the rear. Even I have to say the letters out loud....
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-11-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By ChristaM
Have you looked at Central Texas Birth Center?...

Have you looked at Central Texas Birth Center? It's based out of Georgetown, but Heather will travel for homebirths as well! I had a wonderful homebirth with her about a year ago :)
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-18-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By ChristaM
My five year old needs to start seeing an OT,...

My five year old needs to start seeing an OT, and I have no idea where to start the search.  Our pediatrician (whom we are about to replace) gave me the name of one person, but she is not on our...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   01-31-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By ChristaM
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by puddle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   01-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By ChristaM
Well, now I just feel like I SHOULD be worried!...

Well, now I just feel like I SHOULD be worried! haha
I am planning my first HB, third delivery, and am totally confident about it.  I have visualized how it's going to go, I am okay with delivering...
Forum: Homebirth   01-08-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By ChristaM
I've been wondering the same thing.  I like the...

I've been wondering the same thing.  I like the idea of privacy during delivery, but I'm pretty sure that if we put the birthing tub in my bedroom people would have to climb on my bed to get...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   01-02-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By ChristaM
I'm so sorry :(   And, yes, I know several...

I'm so sorry :(
 
And, yes, I know several within the 5 mile radius of Cedar Park Regional...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   01-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By ChristaM
Hi! I delivered my 2nd child at CPRMC, and had...

Hi!
I delivered my 2nd child at CPRMC, and had a great experience.  The nurses were helpful, loved helping me figure out how to deliver naturally (I was a bit of a phenomenon, but that's besides...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-19-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By ChristaM
Nice to meet you! I'm in TX too and have a 3...

Nice to meet you! I'm in TX too and have a 3 year old daughter and an almost-baked daughter...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By ChristaM
Quote: Originally Posted by *MamaJen*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *MamaJen* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13498747)
If you want a natural minded OB, I'd say...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-05-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,706
Posted By ChristaM
That made me cry! Poor baby! This is why we...

That made me cry! Poor baby! This is why we either bathe our own babies or have them do it in the room. I was too tired from a 20+ hour labor to bathe DD1, but my nurse was great, she filled up a...
Forum: May 2009   04-05-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,450
Posted By ChristaM
Hopefully it means you'll have baby soon! I...

Hopefully it means you'll have baby soon!
I had bloody show with my first from about 36 weeks on (apparently the mucus plug can grow back) and she didn't come until 41 weeks 1 day. So, it might...
Forum: May 2009   04-05-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By ChristaM
Eh, if I had the extra money, and had to have a...

Eh, if I had the extra money, and had to have a C-section (and knew I wasn't going to have any more kids), I might undergo the additional procedure.
It seems, though, that C-section openings are...
Forum: May 2009   04-05-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By ChristaM
Yup, you're doing okay. I'm 36 weeks, and have...

Yup, you're doing okay. I'm 36 weeks, and have four names picked out..maybe..They still are clicking either. I'm hoping that I'll know when I meet her!
Forum: May 2009   03-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By ChristaM
Hardly ever post, but am due in May too. Just...

Hardly ever post, but am due in May too.
Just wanted to say 'good luck' and I hope that you have a great delivery!
Forum: May 2009   03-26-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 602
Posted By ChristaM
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13365451)
I am going to write "leave me the hell alone"...
Forum: May 2009   03-25-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By ChristaM
Quote: Originally Posted by Limabean1975...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Limabean1975 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13434645)
What are the risk factors? I was under...
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