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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2013, 04:45 PM
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 9,164
Posted By Jen286
We already do many of these, but could certainly...

We already do many of these, but could certainly stand to add a sanctuary spot to our home.
Forum: July 2011   04-04-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,661
Posted By Jen286
26 weeks now and still 3lbs. over pre-pregnancy...

26 weeks now and still 3lbs. over pre-pregnancy weight. I had definitely put on 20+ lbs. by this point in my last pregnancy.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jen286
I second the Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin. It...

I second the Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin. It is, hands down, my favorite book for labor positions and comfort measures.
Forum: July 2011   03-12-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,661
Posted By Jen286
Had a prenatal visit this week. I'm roughly 24...

Had a prenatal visit this week. I'm roughly 24 weeks now and have gained 8 pounds since my last visit (a couple of months ago) and am now 3 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight by the scale at the...
Forum: Homebirth   03-04-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Jen286
Not a midwife, but I attend quite a few...

Not a midwife, but I attend quite a few homebirths on a regular basis. The most common transfer I see is mom deciding she wants anesthesia. Second most common involves really poor fetal heart tones...
Forum: Homebirth   03-04-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Jen286
Looks like the small birth pool in a box to me!

Looks like the small birth pool in a box to me!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jen286
None of the close female biological relatives I...

None of the close female biological relatives I know of had anything resembling a fast labor. I don't have many to ask though, and both grandmothers delivered under twilight anesthesia, so that...
Forum: Homebirth   03-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Jen286
I've never used a chlorine solution in our tub,...

I've never used a chlorine solution in our tub, so that's not a problem for us. I'm much more concerned about the heat and having to clean out or replace the pump after. I'm also not worried about...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-03-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,355
Posted By Jen286
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Forum: Homebirth   03-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By Jen286
Two hour labors are definitely the exception,...

Two hour labors are definitely the exception, not the rule, but you never know for certain if that will be you or not until you're there. I think 38 weeks would be a good time to get set up,...
Forum: Gardening   03-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Jen286
I used a mei tai carrier (I've got a Sugar Tai...

I used a mei tai carrier (I've got a Sugar Tai from Sugar Sprouts that I LOVE) for back carry when gardening. If she was asleep on my back, sometimes I'd use an overturned bucket to sit on and weed,...
Forum: Doulas   03-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By Jen286
I'll admit, sometimes I have trouble sleeping...

I'll admit, sometimes I have trouble sleeping after using these, but the bottles are so small I just keep some in my bag and save them for when I'm starting to drag at a birth, rather than using...
Forum: Doulas   03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,672
Posted By Jen286
I'm a certified doula (via DONA), childbirth...

I'm a certified doula (via DONA), childbirth educator, and midwife's assistant. I have one toddler and a second child on the way. To answer an above question, I didn't even know what a doula was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-01-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,355
Posted By Jen286
Nope, don't follow those. Our rules are baby...

Nope, don't follow those. Our rules are baby doesn't go under the covers, minimal fluffy stuff on the bed (but we both still have a pillow and sleep under a blanket or quilt), baby between us so she...
Forum: Gardening   02-28-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,228
Posted By Jen286
I've got radishes and beets in already, broccoli...

I've got radishes and beets in already, broccoli and cabbage started inside for transfer later, and a bunch of onions and potatoes that I need to plant, but haven't yet. Maybe next week. Trying to...
Forum: Gardening   02-28-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Jen286
A back carry has worked out pretty well for us....

A back carry has worked out pretty well for us. My daughter was about that age when I start the first garden I had postpartum. By later in the year she normally wanted to get down and run around...
Forum: Homebirth   02-28-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Jen286
I'm planning a homebirth for my second child,...

I'm planning a homebirth for my second child, expected in July. I'm not 100% sure I will want to be in the water for labor and/or delivery, but want the option available. My home is kind of (very)...
Forum: Doulas   02-28-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,462
Posted By Jen286
I made a lot more than I expected to last year,...

I made a lot more than I expected to last year, but, even with classes, placenta encapsulation, photography and belly art clients rounding out my income, after expenses I don't think it would be a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-28-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jen286
I'm not sure why it happens sometimes, but it...

I'm not sure why it happens sometimes, but it certainly does. Stress seemed to speed my labor, once I passed into active labor. The more stressed out with the very hectic situation, the more intense...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-27-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,245
Posted By Jen286
I'm not going to touch the dairy vs. no dairy...

I'm not going to touch the dairy vs. no dairy vs. meat thing, but I would imagine the easiest way to deal with this when out is to just tell people you don't consume dairy. If you aren't comfortable...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 98
Posted By Jen286
I participated on the forums a couple of years...

I participated on the forums a couple of years ago while pregnant with my first child, but now I'm back and excited to be! I'm a breastfeeding, (most of the time) babywearing mama to one with a...
Forum: Homebirth   02-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jen286
 I was considering a lotus birth for baby #2,...

 I was considering a lotus birth for baby #2, but am leaning towards just doing a highly delayed cord cutting instead now. I am leaning towards encapsulating the placenta and wouldn't be comfortable...
Forum: July 2011   02-27-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jen286
7/10

7/10
Forum: July 2011   02-27-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Jen286
I wanted more people than I got to have with me...

I wanted more people than I got to have with me during my first child's birth, but I've found the easiest way for me to deal with the crowd at the birth is to wait until I'm in labor to decide who I...
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