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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By Chapsie
congrats, way to go!!! I am in awe of your...

congrats, way to go!!! I am in awe of your strength!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-07-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chapsie
I had a birth plan for my second baby-- I kept it...

I had a birth plan for my second baby-- I kept it clear and concise (bullet points, one page) and everything was well respected by the staff! As a newborn nurse, I like when parents bring in a birth...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chapsie
Ugh, I have seen so many episiotomies cut! Some...

Ugh, I have seen so many episiotomies cut! Some docs do it routinely on almost all their patients. :( Sorry Apeydef!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chapsie
LOTS of babies updated!!! Congrats mamas!!!

LOTS of babies updated!!! Congrats mamas!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 700
Posted By Chapsie
please send me a private message with your FB...

please send me a private message with your FB acct name and MDC user name so I know you are from the group when you request to join! :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By Chapsie
After ease from wish garden is AMAZING stuff!! I...

After ease from wish garden is AMAZING stuff!! I take two droppers under my tongue followed by a drink of water every 15 minutes for the first hour after birth and then one dropper every couple of...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 1,463
Posted By Chapsie
I posted on the chat thread, too... We had our...

I posted on the chat thread, too... We had our baby girl, Calah Joy, on 12/27 at 42+5!!!! (Looooooongest week of my life waiting for this little stinker!). When she did decide to come, it went fast...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
For anyone still waiting: ...

For anyone still waiting: http://www.mothering.com/articles/the-last-days-of-pregnancy-a-place-of-in-between/
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
Oh... And I tried EVERY natural labor induction...

Oh... And I tried EVERY natural labor induction technique and nothing worked!

Acupuncture, chiropractic, acupressure, EPO, prayer, self-hypnosis, clary sage, RRL tea, pineapples, dates, dancing,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
Well it was a very long wait for us, but I...

Well it was a very long wait for us, but I finally had my baby on 12/27 at 9:27pm (give or take a couple minutes). I was 42 +5!! An accidental unassisted homebirth! 8 lb 10 oz, 20.5"

I sent my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
We had a whole bunch of babies born the last few...

We had a whole bunch of babies born the last few days! Check our the Our Babies thread! Apeydef and Girlspn had theirs! Still waiting on mine... 41 +4 (with my FOURTH BABY!!!) and still waiting. ...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Chapsie
I agree with lilyTiger

I agree with lilyTiger
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Chapsie
I tested positive at 37 weeks as well... for the...

I tested positive at 37 weeks as well... for the first time ever (this is my 4th baby).

I also read through the evidence based birth article and was surprised to find out that hibiclens and garlic...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 592
Posted By Chapsie
Shared

Shared
Forum: Personal Growth   12-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 592
Posted By Chapsie
Liked

Liked
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By Chapsie
The Postpartum Thread!

For all of our mamas that have already met their babies face to face: Share about your recovery! How are you feeling? Any tips/advice you want to share?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
KatelynRose, your nesting sounds perfect! I...

KatelynRose, your nesting sounds perfect! I LOVE using cloth wipes and baby legs are amazing for babywearing, as their little pant legs lift up and this way their ankles are still covered. :) ...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By Chapsie
Tears!!! This is so beautiful!!!! I am also a...

Tears!!! This is so beautiful!!!! I am also a Christian and have so been praying for His supernatural peace and for Him to just ease my anxiety. I have been getting antsy about going through labor...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By Chapsie
well, pregnancy hormones and lactation hormones...

well, pregnancy hormones and lactation hormones don't mix very well. Progesterone inhibits lactation. Until your placenta is born and your progesterone levels decrease, you will not enter...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Chapsie
oh my, a bili of 20.6! All of the docs in our...

oh my, a bili of 20.6! All of the docs in our area would have readmitted him... His bili was probably exacerbated because of his bruising in addition to an ABO incompatibility? (are you O+ or rh- ?)...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By Chapsie
I also flagged the posts and tagged Cynthia......

I also flagged the posts and tagged Cynthia... she was on top of things and they are all removed now. Isn't it crazy how violated it makes you feel to have a troll in our sacred space like that?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,043
Posted By Chapsie
Oh, Clementine! Sweet baby who has overcome SO...

Oh, Clementine! Sweet baby who has overcome SO MUCH! Galatea, I certainly do not envy all of the difficult decisions you will need to make as her mom. Praying for wisdom and peace.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,676
Posted By Chapsie
You don't have to use lanolin unless your nipples...

You don't have to use lanolin unless your nipples are starting to get cracked (which can hopefully be avoided altogether!). I recommend to moms to express some colostrum and rub that into their...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By Chapsie
Most breastpumps (all medela for sure) and most...

Most breastpumps (all medela for sure) and most milk storage bags and bottles come pre-sterilized. We just open and go at the hospital with our moms.

Great advice above about not worrying about...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,562
Posted By Chapsie
Haha, yes. I am really trying to keep my labor...

Haha, yes. I am really trying to keep my labor anxiety at bay and just visualize how AMAZING and WONDERFUL it is to finally meet and hold your baby and the euphoria that comes immediately after...
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