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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
First - congrats!!!!! I had my mo/di twins...

First - congrats!!!!!

I had my mo/di twins at home - they were my HBAC.

My birth story is on the naturally parenting twins site, along with some others. There is a pretty good community of us...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   07-08-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
How is it going now? I've got 9 no ebf twins,...

How is it going now? I've got 9 no ebf twins, and I'm friends with a few mamas with twins the same age in the east valley. One is a LLL leader, and one has bf preemies (who are now bigger than my...
Forum: Homebirth   07-06-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,463
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I'd just like to ask... As with any study you...

I'd just like to ask... As with any study you have to question the integrity of the underlying data.

I do data analysis (technical data) and this makes me wonder - who reports these apgars? How...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-08-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I did... With my twins...

I did... With my twins http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Utah, Arizona   03-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I've heard good things about Argawal! We see Dr...

I've heard good things about Argawal! We see Dr Jensen in QC- he's awesome too, but very Far East http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I really liked this blog - thank goodness I had...

I really liked this blog - thank goodness I had a hb... There is a part where the mw talks about an interview with a couple where she is interested, and he is not.
Oh, and I've been there before -...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Wow... It happens! I had twins..diagnosed...

Wow... It happens!

I had twins..diagnosed at 16 weeks. Both heartbeats were detected by my midwife using a Doppler, and then it was confirmed with an ultrasound.

I gained close to 80lbs, so I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I measured 20 weeks at my 16 week appointment. I...

I measured 20 weeks at my 16 week appointment. I felt my fundus at my naval myself before my appointment, thought it was high, and then chalked it up to it being my second pregnancy... Wrong...
Forum: VBAC   01-03-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I had a similar situation with my first. I can...

I had a similar situation with my first. I can promise you that no matter what, this time will not be the same. Some people have big babies, Followed by small. Early, followed by late. First time...
Forum: VBAC   12-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Oh, mama - was just referencing the...

Oh, mama - was just referencing the prostaglandins because there is an increased rate of uterine rupture (main concern of vbac) when they are involved. They should not be used on a scarred uterus,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Since they are di/di they probably aren't...

Since they are di/di they probably aren't worried about TTTS. They might get concerned about iugr of the smaller twin, but if the smaller one is on track and the other is just large, I don't know...
Forum: VBAC   12-24-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I personally would not choose a practice that's...

I personally would not choose a practice that's afraid of big babies because I have big babies (my first dd was a cs for 'CPD' at 9.15, my vbac twins were over 8lbs each).

I'd look for someone...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Sorry if this is too long - My girls are about...

Sorry if this is too long - My girls are about 11 weeks old now, and I have a 3year old dd who goes to preschool 2 days a week.
The first month was chaos... We lived downstairs on the pullout couch...
Forum: VBAC   12-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I cannot believe that they would give you...

I cannot believe that they would give you prostaglandins even at that gestation. Scary.

Even if you had a successful full term vbac, you are still a vbac. That being said - you are only...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I had polyhydramnios - both twins (mo/di). My...

I had polyhydramnios - both twins (mo/di). My fluid measurements were usually in the 11-13 range. I had two 8+lb girls at 40+3. I was told because of the poly I was more likely to go into labor...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I posted my birth story in the VBAC forum, but...

I posted my birth story in the VBAC forum, but had promised it here as well:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367871/my-twin-hbac-at-40-weeks-with-8-lb-twins-long
Forum: VBAC   11-10-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,447
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I wasn't sure where to post this... In the...

I wasn't sure where to post this... In the Multiples Forum, the Homebirth forum... or the VBAC forum. I chose the VBAC forum because that is what this birth was most to me... it was my VBAC.
 
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Hello! Braxton hicks to me - sound like...

Hello!

Braxton hicks to me - sound like what you are describing. I think the easiest way to tell what they are is that your uterus gets hard/tight. With my second pregnancy (twins) I started...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 13,495
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
SortaCrunchy - yes! The fb group was started a...

SortaCrunchy - yes! The fb group was started a long time ago, it originated from these boards http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Search for a fb group called "naturally parenting...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 13,495
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Hi ladies!!! Sorry for going MIA, I've been...

Hi ladies!!!

Sorry for going MIA, I've been spending a lot of time on the Facebook twins group, oh! And nursing my two new baby GIRLS!!!

They are three weeks old now!

I had a successful...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-07-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Can anyone find and link the article on...

Can anyone find and link the article on mothering a month or so ago about the mother who vaccinated one child, until a vaccine reaction - and then didn't vaccinate anymore - any of her children? She...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-23-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I think it looks great - nice, polite, and...

I think it looks great - nice, polite, and concise. I'm going to 'borrow' some of this if you don't mind :D
 
The only thing I noticed was that I didn't read anything about delivering in a labor...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-05-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 13,495
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Name? Caitlyn   You and maybe your partners...

Name? Caitlyn
 
You and maybe your partners age at the birth? I'll be 27 & he will be 39
 
Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? Mono/Di - identical
 
What number of kids will is be...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-01-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
I just talked to my perinatologist about this,...

I just talked to my perinatologist about this, and they said it wasn't necessary for me to labor or deliver in the OR with my mono/di twins. 
 
They did *strongly recommend* that I have an...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-25-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By ~Caitlyn~
Thanks, mamas.    Mamlove3X - I think you...

Thanks, mamas. 
 
Mamlove3X - I think you may have been the one who told me about the Naturally Parenting Twins FB group in another thread! :) Thanks for sharing your story - I think I would be ok...
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