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Forum: VBAC   01-05-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By MsBlack
Yes, ICAN is a great idea--   ...

Yes, ICAN is a great idea--
 
www.ican-online.org (http://www.ican-online.org)
 
There you can find MUCH info about VBAC and repeat csec.  Also, there will be links to local support.  Get...
Forum: Homebirth   01-05-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By MsBlack
I'm really glad you started this thread,...

I'm really glad you started this thread, Meg...for lots of reasons! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-05-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 454
Posted By MsBlack
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamato3cherubs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1288267/advice#post_16159817)

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Forum: Homebirth   01-04-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,492
Posted By MsBlack
Aaahhh, I see--makes more sense now.  Just so...

Aaahhh, I see--makes more sense now.  Just so you know, it would be perfectly ok to ask people not to eat around you while you're laboring...mostly people don't, IME, but if someone does you can ask...
Forum: Homebirth   01-04-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,492
Posted By MsBlack
I've never put food in the contract--but it is...

I've never put food in the contract--but it is on the supply list.  So it gets discussed along with all the other supplies (and birthing day prep activities) near the end of pregnancy. 
 
Just...
Forum: Homebirth   01-04-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,492
Posted By MsBlack
    As I see it, there are 2 reasons that...


 
As I see it, there are 2 reasons that mws put 'food' on the supply list:
 
1.  So the family has some put by, for their own convenience and nourishment during and in the hours/days following...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-03-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By MsBlack
Not sure what the question is...have you tried...

Not sure what the question is...have you tried just talking in depth with the caseworkers assigned to your case?  Surely they will provide straight info about anything you are required to do, or...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-03-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By MsBlack
I can totally relate!   It can take some time to...

I can totally relate!   It can take some time to move past this, as you work longer and with more families.  One thing that helps me is frequent self-reminders that while my work and words are...
Forum: Midwives   01-01-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,847
Posted By MsBlack
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Quote:Originally Posted by scottishmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-01-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By MsBlack
To me, planning--and having--a UC is 'kinda...

To me, planning--and having--a UC is 'kinda lonely', as you put it Anaconda...although I wouldn't say lonely for myself anymore.  It definitely takes you out of the mainstream talk about pregnancy...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-01-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By MsBlack
Sweet!  Congrats...

Sweet!  Congrats http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-31-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By MsBlack
peckedbyducks--   Thanks for posting that...

peckedbyducks--
 
Thanks for posting that article--it was great.  And I'm sure that you reached some mamas who read here, but don't necessarily post.  Some mamas, families, and their supporters...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By MsBlack
I agree, too much on her plate.  You deserve...

I agree, too much on her plate.  You deserve better than that!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By MsBlack
Even without the tear, you should really not be...

Even without the tear, you should really not be climbing stairs with laundry if you can avoid it.  Have dh do the carrying up and down.  You can go down there to wash, dry, sort, whatever, but do...
Forum: VBAC   12-31-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By MsBlack
So beautifully said, asprague!  Yes, the mom is...

So beautifully said, asprague!  Yes, the mom is definitely the center of the miracle making...so happy for you that you arranged to be able to know that in body and soul at your homebirth.
 
And...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-31-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By MsBlack
Not to mention that my nearly-13yr-old totally...

Not to mention that my nearly-13yr-old totally enjoys playing with the younguns while the women talk!  He is a pretty big fave among some of the little...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-31-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
  Advice
Views: 454
Posted By MsBlack
Hi protein diets help some mamas but not all to...

Hi protein diets help some mamas but not all to avoid/cure pre-e.  I've done research on various dietary theories of pre-e--and various studies have shown that calcium, omega 3 fatty acids and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By MsBlack
The biggest issues are whether or not you can...

The biggest issues are whether or not you can maintain safe levels of blood glucose, and thyroid hormones.  Both diabetes and hypothyroidism do have risks--but it's all about control of these...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By MsBlack
Not to mention that among the...

Not to mention that among the toddler/preschoolers, are some babies, including one born very recently--so don't think you must have a toddler or older to be welcome.  We love babies, too--and their...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-30-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By MsBlack
fairejour--welcome here!  Find your way to...

fairejour--welcome here!  Find your way to Kangaroo Kids sometime, on Tuesdays.
 
Dar--your post made me smile--also a single unschooling mom here...my 'baby' is 12, but I too have one born in Jan...
Forum: Homebirth   12-30-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By MsBlack
Personally, for many reasons I believe hbac is...

Personally, for many reasons I believe hbac is safest for healthy women who can get competent care.  See the reasons why on my website essay about vbac/hbac. 
 ...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-30-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By MsBlack
Troy IL, or Troy MO?  Seems there are a lot of...

Troy IL, or Troy MO?  Seems there are a lot of towns with the same name on both sides of the river...and many seem to be in the Greater St L area. 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-30-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By MsBlack
You will probably find more input on lotus birth...

You will probably find more input on lotus birth in the Homebirth forum.  As for doing it in the hospital, I'd say your chances are slim to none--it can be difficult to even bring your placenta home...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-29-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By MsBlack
Dr Proffitt is a family doc who provides birth...

Dr Proffitt is a family doc who provides birth care.  She has a great reputation for supporting natural birth, and works out of St John's hospital.  There are other OBs who seem somewhat supportive...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,801
Posted By MsBlack
Oh mama....   Have you tried contacting La...

Oh mama....
 
Have you tried contacting La Leche League?  Or a lactation consultant?  Maybe you just need some support, and a little tweaking to bring things 'round. 
 
sending warm hugs and...
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