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Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-04-2009, 03:58 PM
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Posted By mommy2madison03
I had a leep done back in 02 and haven't had any...

I had a leep done back in 02 and haven't had any problems since. My recovery was a breeze. All paps ever since have came back fine as well. I was told to wait at least 6 months to conceive but got...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,670
Posted By mommy2madison03
Thanks so much to both of you for replying. This...

Thanks so much to both of you for replying. This makes perfect sense. I know my dd never did get enough of me in her mouth. I am so determined to successfully bf my next babe and I'm not even...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-22-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,670
Posted By mommy2madison03
I only bf my 2nd dd for about a week. It was so...

I only bf my 2nd dd for about a week. It was so very painful and I couldn't latch her on without crying. I gave up. I was told in the hospital by an LC that I had compression stripes on both...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By mommy2madison03
I think most will agree that when in labor you...

I think most will agree that when in labor you have a much higher chance of tearing after having an episotomy. I'm not refering to tearing easier with children later in life but mean during the same...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-07-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By mommy2madison03
I switched from my OB to a midwife at about 23...

I switched from my OB to a midwife at about 23 weeks. It was a hard decision because my Mom and sister's both go to the OB as well. She's the only doctor I had ever been to and she was my OB for my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By mommy2madison03
I was induced with my first and that labor and...

I was induced with my first and that labor and delivery was pretty bad. With my second delivery, this past July, I avoided an induction. Everyone said, "the baby's just going to pack more fat on and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By mommy2madison03
Okay, I just read your other thread. You poor...

Okay, I just read your other thread. You poor thing! What about calling one of the OB's and telling them you will sign a waiver or something if they are worried about malpractice.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By mommy2madison03
Maybe you have to be referred? Do you have...

Maybe you have to be referred? Do you have health insurance? If so, do you have a primary care physician? He/She might be able to refer you to a specialist and then they can't turn you down.

I'm...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-24-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,436
Posted By mommy2madison03
Well, like others said it's different for...

Well, like others said it's different for everyone but pushing for me was easy. I had an all natural labor and delivery with a midwife in a hospital. No one told me when to push. I just started...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-10-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By mommy2madison03
Welcome! I don't post very much, I mostly lurk...

Welcome! I don't post very much, I mostly lurk and read! There is so much info on this board, alot of smart mama's here! I just wanted to tell you that you are not crazy, lol. Like you, with my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-21-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By mommy2madison03
I totally agree with the pp about visualizing...

I totally agree with the pp about visualizing your labor/birth. I did that for two plus years. I think I thought about it so much in my head that it almost came real to me. Kinda like it was deja vu...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-20-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,202
Posted By mommy2madison03
Here's a couple of pictures I wanted to share. I...

Here's a couple of pictures I wanted to share. I did have a hospital birth with a midwife. No directed pushing, I started pushing when I wanted to or I guess I should say when my body did. My bag of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-20-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,202
Posted By mommy2madison03
Ditto to what you said, Full Heart. I'd have to...

Ditto to what you said, Full Heart. I'd have to say that I sound like I'm orgasming while laboring only because I had an orgasm before I ever gave birth.

Joyce in the mts.: I'm not a great writer...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-19-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,808
Posted By mommy2madison03
Mine smelled something awful too. I wouldn't say...

Mine smelled something awful too. I wouldn't say it smelled like marigolds. I couldn't even hardly stand it myself. It was the same after both of my births. I ended up taking 2-3 showers/baths a day...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-19-2006, 01:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,202
Posted By mommy2madison03
I really do love sharing the video. I usually...

I really do love sharing the video. I usually share it with my girlfriends but a couple of times their dh's walked into the living room in the middle of watching it. lol The actual birth isn't on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-19-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,202
Posted By mommy2madison03
Sometimes I think twice about showing certain...

Sometimes I think twice about showing certain people the video of my daughter's birth because the sounds/noises I made during labor sound the exact same as when I'm having an orgasm, lmao. If I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-18-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By mommy2madison03
It was only about a cup/cup and a half of Orange...

It was only about a cup/cup and a half of Orange Juice. They filled up one of those small styrofoam cups full and put a couple packs of sugar in it.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By mommy2madison03
lol Yes pp is correct! You only get five minutes...

lol Yes pp is correct! You only get five minutes to drink it down. Then you have 15 minutes to release your bladder. This worked after trying the running water trick, peri bottle, deep concentration...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-15-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By mommy2madison03
I had trouble urinating after both of my...

I had trouble urinating after both of my deliveries too. After my first delivery I was trying everything to go because I didn't want a cath. There was a shift change and my new nurse had me to drink...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-28-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,945
Posted By mommy2madison03
I gave birth to my second daughter on July 16 of...

I gave birth to my second daughter on July 16 of this year completely natural. I felt so great after delivery EXCEPT my tailbone. I told my midwife that it felt like someone took a sledgehammer to...
Forum: Babywearing   09-27-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By mommy2madison03
I have a slingset and my dd loves it! I'm...

I have a slingset and my dd loves it! I'm assuming she's comfortable because she's not complaining. When I put her in the pouch I fold her legs over in Indian style and pop her in. After she's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 942
Posted By mommy2madison03
1st labor- 11 hours induced (didn't know any...

1st labor- 11 hours induced (didn't know any better) had an epidural 45 minutes of pushing ending in vacume extraction with a 4th degree tear 7lbs 13 oz

2nd labor- 4 1/2 hours, went into labor on...
Forum: Homebirth   09-21-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By mommy2madison03
I had a 4th degree with my first due to...

I had a 4th degree with my first due to episiotomy and then tearing the rest after a fast delivery of the head with vacume extraction. I too was terrified of tearing with my last delivery but I only...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-21-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 983
Posted By mommy2madison03
I have labored with and without pitocin. My...

I have labored with and without pitocin. My first labor was pitocin induced and I did get an epideral right at 6cm. With my second pregnancy I wanted to go into labor on my own and did at 8 days...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-23-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By mommy2madison03
I just birthed my 2nd daughter naturally about 5...

I just birthed my 2nd daughter naturally about 5 1/2 weeks ago and my afterpains were as bad or maybe even worse than the transition contractions. But, I'm thinking that they seem worse because...
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