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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2013, 08:20 AM
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Views: 1,132
Posted By HeatherB
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/243386/width/500/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/243386/)

What a great idea! This is one of my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By HeatherB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HeatherB http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382138/question-for-moms-of-3-or-more#post_17345903)

My first was 40+6,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By HeatherB
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By HeatherB
I was finally dx'd with hypothyroidism about a...

I was finally dx'd with hypothyroidism about a year ago and began treatment that was very helpful. So helpful, in fact, that my body completely surprised me in returning to fertility with no warning...
Forum: Homebirth   06-30-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By HeatherB
The only reason I see for shadow care is if you...

The only reason I see for shadow care is if you think you might need the backup at the time of birth. So I would figure severing ties would defeat that purpose. However, if you don't feel like you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-21-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,803
Posted By HeatherB
I considered not announcing at all this time!...

I considered not announcing at all this time! But my kids were so excited and begged me to share. I still waited until 14 weeks, and people are continuously shocked now when they find out I'm nearly...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By HeatherB
Care providers in Texas are required to OFFER...

Care providers in Texas are required to OFFER it. There is not even a mandate that they actually administer it. Parents do, absolutely, have full right of refusal, thought have absolutely seen...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By HeatherB
You may get more answers in the Texas area of...

You may get more answers in the Texas area of Finding Your Tribe. I'm in that Houston area and don't know anyone out there. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,803
Posted By HeatherB
Hi, mamas! I'm 33 weeks with my fifth, due early...

Hi, mamas! I'm 33 weeks with my fifth, due early August. I started this (unexpected) pregnancy at my heaviest but very quickly lost 25-30 lbs. I've been maintaining since then, even here in the 3rd...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By HeatherB
I have really loved the show, though it is...

I have really loved the show, though it is certainly not all uplifting and not a reflection of homebirth at its best. Still, one of the first episodes I saw was of a new MW singly attending a breech...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By HeatherB
Congrats! Thanks for sharing! Awaiting my 5th in...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing! Awaiting my 5th in a few weeks, as well. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-10-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By HeatherB
Some names come from words or phrases in other...

Some names come from words or phrases in other languages, so the "meaning" is more of a translation than anything. For instance, two of my children have Hebrew names with the syllable "El," which is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-02-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By HeatherB
Now that's interesting! I've thought about...

Now that's interesting! I've thought about adult/workplace appropriateness but never business cards, specifically.

I'm also chuckling because I've never been 100% sure how to pronounce your...
Forum: Doulas   05-02-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By HeatherB
My current rate is $450, including free...

My current rate is $450, including free consultation, 2 prenatal visits, on-call for 2 weeks prior to EDD through birth, entire birth plus about 2 hours PP, and a postnatal visit (where I generally...
Forum: Doulas   05-02-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By HeatherB
Aiyiyi. Realize this is an old thread, but, ugh!...

Aiyiyi. Realize this is an old thread, but, ugh! I would definitely have wanted to ask them about barring nurses and OBs from presentations, as well. There is so much that can be said without being...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-02-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By HeatherB
My first was 40+6, but my other three all came...

My first was 40+6, but my other three all came right about 39wks. That is to say, I was in labor at 39+0 with each of those, though my long labors mean they were born within a day or two or three of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-02-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 450
Posted By HeatherB
When I was 7, my stepmother was pregnant with my...

When I was 7, my stepmother was pregnant with my half-brother. They lived across the country from us, so we only saw them twice a year, but we were there the summer she was pregnant. She was very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,169
Posted By HeatherB
I'm considering names for our 5th child (so,...

I'm considering names for our 5th child (so, yes, I've done this once or twice!) and am considering a name that I'm pretty certain would tend to be misspelled when heard (it sounds like a more...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-25-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By HeatherB
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif Michelle!

Anyone else have comparisons? So interesting how it works for each of us. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By HeatherB
Symptoms obviously vary a lot from baby to baby,...

Symptoms obviously vary a lot from baby to baby, regardless of gender. I'm curious, though, if any symptoms stood out consistently for a certain gender over another. I'm not trying to ascertain...
Forum: Homebirth   03-25-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By HeatherB
Loved both of those!

Loved both of those!
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By HeatherB
I've labored in the fishy pool and birthed twice...

I've labored in the fishy pool and birthed twice in the BPIAB. I *love* the BPIAB and am hoping mine holds up for one more birth this summer! (I've loaned it to friends and it's now had 7 babies...
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By HeatherB
My 2yo DD and I watched a few the other day. I...

My 2yo DD and I watched a few the other day. I specifically wanted ones with noisy moms because I want to prepare her for the various sounds she'll hear at our upcoming birth. I don't remember now...
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By HeatherB
Ouch! I'm sorry, mama! I broke my tailbone...

Ouch! I'm sorry, mama! I broke my tailbone during my second birth/first homebirth/first VBAC. I didn't realize it had broken until in my next pregnancy when a massage therapist discovered it out of...
Forum: Homebirth   03-06-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By HeatherB
I love the BPIAB. My first HB was before...

I love the BPIAB. My first HB was before inflatable birth pools were readily available, so I used the fishy pool (which I think is no longer available?). The BPIAB is vastly superior and has now...
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