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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Babydoll1285
That's the down side to the home study. The live...

That's the down side to the home study. The live class is much more partner oriented. I did the home study twice and dh wasn't involved in my practice. He was supportive but didn't learn any of the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,020
Posted By Babydoll1285
I voted Other...I'm deathly afraid of (bladder)...

I voted Other...I'm deathly afraid of (bladder) catheters.  That was enough for me to forgo an epidural.  I also have a ton of hardware in my back that would make an epidural iffy but my main...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-18-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By Babydoll1285
I'm homozygous for MTHFR and I've had 3...

I'm homozygous for MTHFR and I've had 3 successful full term pregnancies and one unrelated mc (blighted ovum). I learned of the condition with my first pregnancy due to a family history of late...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,384
Posted By Babydoll1285
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Quote:Originally Posted by DoubleDouble http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   02-08-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By Babydoll1285
My hexagon pool was full enough to birth in in...

My hexagon pool was full enough to birth in in about 30 minutes.  That thing was awesome!  My mother in law was the one who figured out what I needed for the faucet but if you go to the hardware...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-07-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Babydoll1285
My twin vbac client delivered at 40+1 to two big...

My twin vbac client delivered at 40+1 to two big healthy singleton weight babies.  Her diet was great (tooons of protein) and she did her Hypnobabies religiously.  Hypnobabies has a delivering twin...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Babydoll1285
My mom and step dad just finished up their...

My mom and step dad just finished up their divorce proceedings and I'm at a loss as to what to tell my 3 and 4 year old.  They know their grandma and grandpa have been living separately for almost a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-09-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By Babydoll1285
With all three kids I was dilated and effaced...

With all three kids I was dilated and effaced for weeks.  3-4cm and 75% seems to be pretty normal for me to hang out at (and I was so proud that I correctly assessed my dilation and effacement...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-26-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,351
Posted By Babydoll1285
Originally Posted by...

Originally Posted by orvis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Babydoll1285
One of my dear friends had a baby in August and...

One of my dear friends had a baby in August and Monday was her first day back to work. After just one day with her (high needs) baby, her baby sitter told her I can't help you. Peace out. My friend...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-06-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,351
Posted By Babydoll1285
I tell all my doula clients and expecting...

I tell all my doula clients and expecting friends, if you want a medicated birth, get an epidural.  DO NOT use IV drugs.  They do not help with labor pains (with my ds, I couldn't stay awake between...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Babydoll1285
A doula is a great idea for a first time mom as...

A doula is a great idea for a first time mom as a resource (or any mom!) and labor support but no, there's not much a doula can do physically to prevent you from tearing.  And I agree with the pps,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-17-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,937
Posted By Babydoll1285
My 3rd definitely followed the wild card idea...

My 3rd definitely followed the wild card idea I'd heard about.  First was 11 hours, second was 4 hours, third was 11ish (longer if you count early labor, not quite active).  It was still pain free...
Forum: August 2011   08-11-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Babydoll1285
Awww, sorry to say that nope, there's nothing...

Awww, sorry to say that nope, there's nothing you can do to make your cervix more accessible, lol. Only baby and your body can do that! Any reason you're so anxious to have your membranes swept?...
Forum: August 2011   08-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Babydoll1285
DS  guess date: 5/28, born 6/5 (41 weeks +1 day,...

DS  guess date: 5/28, born 6/5 (41 weeks +1 day, avg for ftm)
DD guess date: 11/01 by u/s (not sure of conception) born 11/01. (what baby comes naturally on their due date?!)
 
This one, guess...
Forum: August 2011   07-25-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
  Nesting
Views: 491
Posted By Babydoll1285
I've been wondering this too! (And doulawho,...

I've been wondering this too! (And doulawho, I've got a 4 yr old, a 2 yr old, and this is my first homebirth too! lol)  I'm being a little neurotic about how clean the house is and I have...
Forum: August 2011   07-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Babydoll1285
Just wanted to offer some more encouragement and...

Just wanted to offer some more encouragement and hugs!  I had a doula client who had her twins at 40 weeks and 1 day and baby A was still flipping positions (usually breech and transverse) until...
Forum: August 2011   06-10-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
  Doula
Views: 779
Posted By Babydoll1285
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Quote:Originally Posted by MarilynMango http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1298685/doula/20#post_16495765)
 As a novice...
Forum: August 2011   06-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Babydoll1285
I had the same thing happen at my 28 week appt...

I had the same thing happen at my 28 week appt and my mw offered me a scan to check baby's development (I declined) but she said she was 90% certain it was how baby was lying.  My LO is in an...
Forum: August 2011   06-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,514
Posted By Babydoll1285
From a fellow cervix checker, yep, totally...

From a fellow cervix checker, yep, totally normal.  A pregnant cervix feels a lot different from a not pregnant cervix.  I checked mine at 38 weeks last pregnancy when I was about 4cm and 75% and I...
Forum: August 2011   06-02-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 779
Posted By Babydoll1285
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Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315737/how-does-your-baby-sit#post_16479161)
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Forum: August 2011   05-27-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Babydoll1285
Thanks gals!  I'm still over the moon about it! ...

Thanks gals!  I'm still over the moon about it!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by elevena true http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: August 2011   05-27-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Babydoll1285
I just found out today that my insurance will be...

I just found out today that my insurance will be covering 100% of my homebirth!!!!  (Ok I do have a 20 copay but that's nothing!) I thought it was likely it would all go through but actually seeing...
Forum: August 2011   05-26-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By Babydoll1285
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Quote:Originally Posted by Beckily http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Babydoll1285
I definitely agree toddler siblings need a...

I definitely agree toddler siblings need a support person all their own.  Just a thought...(and I'll warn you ahead of time, BOP) What if you have a change of plans and your birth goes differently...
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