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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-29-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By durafemina
Your home life was going to be in serious...

Your home life was going to be in serious disarray for 6 weeks?
This fall (in 2 weeks time actually - eek!) we are:
having baby #3, I have to travel to another city 3 hours away for up to 5 days a...
Forum: October 2011   08-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By durafemina
also if you like homeopathics, ferrous phosphate...

also if you like homeopathics, ferrous phosphate 6 taken 3x daily is a useful addition to iron supplementation
Forum: October 2011   08-20-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By durafemina
Just wanted to chime in and say I've used...

Just wanted to chime in and say I've used spatone in pregnancy and also for clients (see sig) and it is absolutely wonderful - effective, gentle, natural and so so easy to take. It's basically...
Forum: Midwives   08-18-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By durafemina
Neither of my two midwives so far have had a...

Neither of my two midwives so far have had a vaginal birth and they were both absolutely wonderful. Personally I don't think giving birth vaginally made me a better midwife. . . although I do feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-13-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By durafemina
I've been tandem nursing for 20 months now -...

I've been tandem nursing for 20 months now - though I never *intended* to. A surprise pregnancy meant a small age gap and a very attached nursling!
 
I think dd latched on the morning after ds was...
Forum: October 2011   03-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By durafemina
purplerose - I am totally milk intolerant except...

purplerose - I am totally milk intolerant except when pregnant. . . then I can drink it all day long and no intestinal issues ever. Strange!
Forum: October 2011   03-12-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,923
Posted By durafemina
emma - In my experience (ds was born when dd was...

emma - In my experience (ds was born when dd was 21 months and nursing regularly) I had colostrum - but it was pretty plentiful for the first 2 or so days, and then my milk definitely *came in*. The...
Forum: October 2011   03-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By durafemina
oh wow. I feel virtuous when I make my kids...

oh wow. I feel virtuous when I make my kids hummus (store bought when I usually make homemade) on a piece of bread and carrot sticks.
Dp has been doing alllll the cooking lately, although I have to...
Forum: October 2011   03-11-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,842
Posted By durafemina
For my first MW visit I went over to her house,...

For my first MW visit I went over to her house, we hung out and picked some veg from the garden, dd collected eggs from the chickens and said hello to the alpacas. I got some spun alpaca to knit...
Forum: October 2011   03-08-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 9,856
Posted By durafemina
Hello :) Due somewhere in the first half of...

Hello :)
Due somewhere in the first half of Oct with #3. Still breastfeeding dd age 3.5 and ds 20 months! Got pregnant on the 4th PP cycle with a copper IUD in. I think Dp's sperm are a little...
Forum: October 2011   03-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,700
Posted By durafemina
Oh, might as well delurk now . . . . :D   1....

Oh, might as well delurk now . . . . :D
 
1. What is your first name? M :)
2. How many kids do you have (including the new baby)? One girl, one boy and one more
3. Are you married, single,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By durafemina
With both my births I laboured for a time in...

With both my births I laboured for a time in water and then got out around transition. I just wanted the solid land feeling. I had ds in bed - there was just a plastic sheet under a towel and an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-19-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By durafemina
Dd is 3 and it's a long, drawn out event to get...

Dd is 3 and it's a long, drawn out event to get her to sleep at night (family bed) if she has napped at all during the day - even 30 min. Plus bedtime is getting later and later and wake time...
Forum: Fertility   01-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By durafemina
6 months with dd but 15 months with ds! Dd was...

6 months with dd but 15 months with ds!
Dd was a 4 hours between feeds from day 1. . .
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-18-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,647
Posted By durafemina
3 years, 1 month (16 months tandem). No end in...

3 years, 1 month (16 months tandem). No end in sight! :)
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-18-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By durafemina
I've *just* stopped pumping for ds now - he's 16...

I've *just* stopped pumping for ds now - he's 16 months and I work 32 hours a week (rotating shifts, so sometimes overnight). He happily drinks water and eats food during the day, but at...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-18-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By durafemina
I night-weaned dd when she was 15 months old -...

I night-weaned dd when she was 15 months old - something I never imagined I would do. At the time I was pregnant and she had gone from sleeping 3-4 hour stretches in the night to breastfeeding every...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-22-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By durafemina
also MsBlack (and others) do you change your...

also MsBlack (and others) do you change your tactic if you are getting big decels with poor recovery or such slow progress that transport/c-section seems imminent?
(sorry to get off topic)
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-22-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By durafemina
in my last year as a student I primaried 40+...

in my last year as a student I primaried 40+ births. Of those, I sutured one primip with a second degree (hands and knees on land), one primip waterbirth with a sticky shoulder had a straightforward...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-22-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By durafemina
yes, nuchal hand and cord around her neck quite...

yes, nuchal hand and cord around her neck quite tightly.

Quote:
As midwives I think we over analyze things
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Forum: Birth Professionals   10-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By durafemina
background: I've been a qualified mw for 6...

background: I've been a qualified mw for 6 months now and work at a very small midwifery-staffed rural maternity unit with medical backup available close by. We generally have little/no prenatal...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-23-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By durafemina
OP- I completely understand how bad it feels to...

OP- I completely understand how bad it feels to miss a birth. It's impossible to be a good birth worker and a human http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif and not run into...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-23-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By durafemina
yup, the latest evidence does overwhelmingly...

yup, the latest evidence does overwhelmingly support delayed cord clamping. Perhaps they are, sadly, just not up to date?
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By durafemina
yes! thank you - esp MsBlack & Charmie for your...

yes! thank you - esp MsBlack & Charmie for your wise words. Sometimes I just need things I *know* clarified back to me.
I think this issue stemmed from a birth where I was primary (but still a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By durafemina
floor plan...

floor plan (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v340/durafemina/house1.jpg)

does that help?

my scale is probably all wrong. . .

black lines are doors, orange are windows, purple washing...
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