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Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By MissMuffet
I read once (was it Michel Odent?) that men also...

I read once (was it Michel Odent?) that men also go through some amount of hormonal fluctuations when their partners are pregnant and during the postpartum period. I'm acutely aware of it after every...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 6,120
Posted By MissMuffet
SPD? My pelvic girdle pain is starting to...

SPD?

My pelvic girdle pain is starting to cripple me but only early mornings and when I've done too much during the day
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,069
Posted By MissMuffet
@meta, honestly, they do sound like great kids....

@meta, honestly, they do sound like great kids. <3
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By MissMuffet
My dh was present at the births of our last two....

My dh was present at the births of our last two. I was super annoyed at him in the first one, totally needed him in the second. My thoughts are just that u can't know what u want until you're there....
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By MissMuffet
Thanks for the heads up. I had a niggling thought...

Thanks for the heads up. I had a niggling thought that I might be doing something wrong. I deleted it and left just a small excerpt but I'm gonna hunt around for the policy and if that's still...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By MissMuffet
Url:...

Url: http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/fatherpart.asp
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 734
Posted By MissMuffet
Fathers at Birth

Opinions/experiences??

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Is the Participation of the Father at Birth Dangerous?
by Michel Odent, MD

"First question: Does the participation of the father aid or hinder the birth? Those...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By MissMuffet
I like lanolin for just about everything skin...

I like lanolin for just about everything skin related. Makes a nice barrier also. You kinda need to get used to the goaty smell though.
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,074
Posted By MissMuffet
Lucky you! I get such obvious hormonal mood...

Lucky you! I get such obvious hormonal mood shifts while cycling. In pregnancy I'm all stable and zen. Shortly postpartum the mood monster starts to unleash again.
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,074
Posted By MissMuffet
I have less than half that many kids but can...

I have less than half that many kids but can relate to that feeling. But it would be nice to get to that point where you just "know". Have your pregnancies become more difficult as you've gotten...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By MissMuffet
I always do lots of side lying nursing in those...

I always do lots of side lying nursing in those first few months postpartum simply because I feel like I need that time to rest, so I was pleasantly surprised to read once that just lying down...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,074
Posted By MissMuffet
I'm curious what is that time period like? Are...

I'm curious what is that time period like? Are your moods stable without all those hormonal ups and downs every month?
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,074
Posted By MissMuffet
for those mamas who are sure that they're done -...

for those mamas who are sure that they're done - how do u know? How do u really and truly know? for those of you for whom baby fever is so deeply embedded in her nature and psyche, how do u just...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 601
Posted By MissMuffet
It was the dried dates (and even date...

It was the dried dates (and even date paste/pureed dates that I'd rolled into balls and stuffed with various goodies) that gave me those intense waves and contractions during labor. (Didn't exactly...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 601
Posted By MissMuffet
Catlady those fresh barhi dates are delicious imo...

Catlady those fresh barhi dates are delicious imo but only when they're less ripe, still yellow and hard, same level of firmness as the red fresh dates that mandamama posted. Then they're tangy with...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 601
Posted By MissMuffet
I make bars out of date paste, toasted and ground...

I make bars out of date paste, toasted and ground coconut flakes, toasted and ground nuts (whatever kind works - if u tolerate peanuts, they go really well in this mix), dried, ground cranberries...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 601
Posted By MissMuffet
Long before any study came out about how helpful...

Long before any study came out about how helpful they are during labor, it was tradition in the middle east to eat them due to the verse in the quran about mary mother of jesus peace be upon them...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,030
Posted By MissMuffet
😁😁😁😁😁

😁😁😁😁😁
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 601
Posted By MissMuffet
As in all things, moderation is key. I drank...

As in all things, moderation is key.

I drank it in past pregnancies but more so for the iron than for anything else.

Now what did help in efficiently getting that baby out - dates! Ate them...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 222
Posted By MissMuffet
Congratulations what an exciting feeling

Congratulations what an exciting feeling
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 6,120
Posted By MissMuffet
How's your blood pressure Metasequoia? I'm sure...

How's your blood pressure Metasequoia? I'm sure that swelling isn't pre-eclampsia, but better to get it checked imo
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-16-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 161
Posted By MissMuffet
Have an of you had deep intuition about the sex...

Have an of you had deep intuition about the sex and you were right??
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 372
Posted By MissMuffet
This is a very entertaining ddc for sure. I'm not...

This is a very entertaining ddc for sure. I'm not at all chatty but am enjoying listening to you all ;)
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 114
Posted By MissMuffet
I hear of a lot of c sections and inductions here...

I hear of a lot of c sections and inductions here taking place due to "calcified placentas". Or maybe the more correct phrase would be placenta calcification? I don't live in the US.
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 6,120
Posted By MissMuffet
I have varicosities which ache after standing up...

I have varicosities which ache after standing up too long and after sex. Witch hazel pads are amazing and even coconut oil is cooling.

As for pelvic heaviness etc I do a lot of forehead to the...
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