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Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-29-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,243
Posted By Chavelamomela
My ds1 was 40w5d and castor oil worked for us. ...

My ds1 was 40w5d and castor oil worked for us.  (2 doses, 1 tbsp each, 4 hours apart).  The side affects were not pleasant, but my body was ready and started contracting shortly after the 2nd wave...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Chavelamomela
OP, this expression has nothing to do with...

OP, this expression has nothing to do with having an interventionist or noninterventionist birth, just that, as others have said, if you try to "assume" that you'll have a relatively quick labor for...
Forum: Lactivism   03-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By Chavelamomela
I have a recipe for Peanut-Butter-Chocolate Rice...

I have a recipe for Peanut-Butter-Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats that may fulfill your butterfinger craving.
 
It's super easy and super-yummy:
 
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cut corn syrup...
Forum: Religious Studies   03-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,851
Posted By Chavelamomela
Elisheva - the  other culture I know about that...

Elisheva - the  other culture I know about that has menstruation-related restrictions is the ancient Zoroastrian one, where they abstained during menses.  Zoroastrian culture has a strong tradition...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-11-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Chavelamomela
If you're looking for hospital birth, I will...

If you're looking for hospital birth, I will also recommend Lucy Milne, who works in a practice with OB's (White Plans OBGYN) and delivers in White Plains Hospital Center. (she delivered my first)...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By Chavelamomela
I can tell you that there is a strong history in...

I can tell you that there is a strong history in the Jewish tradition of Jewish people who have risked their lives to circumcise their baby boys even when it was against the law.  This is also...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-29-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,624
Posted By Chavelamomela
My pediatrician is not "supportive" per se of...

My pediatrician is not "supportive" per se of delayed vax, but she is tolerant of my difference of opinion, and she respects my intelligence.   I chose her because she came highly recommended as...
Forum: Lactivism   12-09-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,748
Posted By Chavelamomela
What do you think of this?   Similac has...

What do you think of this?
 
Similac has introduced a new product called 'Similac Mom'
http://similac.ca/en/products/similac_mom/
 
I have many thoughts on this:
 
1) My first knee-jerk...
Forum: Religious Studies   12-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,243
Posted By Chavelamomela
Another Jewish mama here.  Just wanted to reply...

Another Jewish mama here.  Just wanted to reply that Merpk's explanation is a good one, and I also echo her feelings/PSA, as my feelings are similar!  Us Jewish mamas probably won't be able to...
Forum: Spirituality   11-30-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By Chavelamomela
(The quoting function is messing up and I can't...

(The quoting function is messing up and I can't seem to put my words as comments after the quote...)
 
Actually, it's not a strictly "fundamentalist" or "chasidic" view.  It's actually quite...
Forum: Lactivism   11-30-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Chavelamomela
Also, your poster of breastfeeding positions is...

Also, your poster of breastfeeding positions is limiting...there's a new school of thought that is teaching a more biological based nursing position that has helped many babies and moms who had...
Forum: Lactivism   11-30-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Chavelamomela
I have a number of comments:   First of all,...

I have a number of comments:
 
First of all, kudos to you for trying to promote breastfeeding.
 
I think that using words like "breast is best" is actually the wrong message "Breastfeeding is...
Forum: Homebirth   11-30-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Chavelamomela
I had a homebirth recently and I had my MW, her...

I had a homebirth recently and I had my MW, her assistant, and the doula all as active participants in the birth.  The doula arrived a few hours earlier than the MW's, so her role was more in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-30-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chavelamomela
You have to follow some common sense here.   ...

You have to follow some common sense here.
 
When I had ds1, I lived in a 2nd story walk-up.  We had 1 flight into the building, and 1 flight inside the house to get to our apt.
 
I had a PPH,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-23-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By Chavelamomela
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Lactivism   11-18-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Chavelamomela
I think its great that you're trying to come up...

I think its great that you're trying to come up with a way to express support for women to feed their babies in any way they choose, and to also show that as lactivists, we DON'T BLAME THE WOMAN...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By Chavelamomela
Dr. Michel Odent has spoken out against...

Dr. Michel Odent has spoken out against men/husbands being in the delivery room FOR MOST CASES.
 
Now, this is not referring to our DH's who are awesome birth partners.
 
But I can tell you,...
Forum: Homebirth   11-12-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By Chavelamomela
DH and I prepared our (then) 4.5yo ds for the...

DH and I prepared our (then) 4.5yo ds for the homebirth of his sibling.  We watched videos from our MW, read books, looked at anatomy books, talked about labor.
 
You can feel free to watch our...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-12-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,106
Posted By Chavelamomela
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by LambQueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Chavelamomela
I think the tension you are getting from your DH...

I think the tension you are getting from your DH is not helpful for a HB and it sounds like you can have an excellent birth experience in the BC - and your DH can just get out of your way, and since...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-05-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Chavelamomela
I'm in the N. Bronx, but used to be in...

I'm in the N. Bronx, but used to be in Westchester.

There used to be a thread for Westchester moms - look back a few pages.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,419
Posted By Chavelamomela
Quote: Originally Posted by goldingoddess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldingoddess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16012838)
I would too hire a doula if I was in...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-02-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Chavelamomela
Frankie and Johnie's is a classic italian place...

Frankie and Johnie's is a classic italian place in the neighborhood... (I can't vouch personally if their food is tasty, as I am kosher and only was there for an office party with my own food...but...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   10-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,106
Posted By Chavelamomela
Aphel, mazel tov and welcome!

Aphel, mazel tov and welcome!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-05-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Chavelamomela
Another recommendation for Fredda! She's awesome!

Another recommendation for Fredda! She's awesome!
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