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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-07-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ks3885
Anyone out there have experience co sleeping...

Anyone out there have experience co sleeping with a newborn and a toddler in a QUEEN bed?? we just bought a new frame and our bedroom isn't very big so there is NO way our bed size or frame status...
Forum: Homebirth   12-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By ks3885
wohooooooo you go girl! home birth rocks!!...

wohooooooo you go girl! home birth rocks!! wishing you an amazing experience. you deserve it!
Forum: Homebirth   12-08-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By ks3885
Can I also add that CP is VERY rarely due to...

Can I also add that CP is VERY rarely due to actions during L&D? Of course I can't speak to this case bc I don't know the details, but just as an FYI: CP in an infant must meet 4 very stringent...
Forum: Homebirth   12-08-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By ks3885
I was never asked, but I'm sure if I had SAID "I...

I was never asked, but I'm sure if I had SAID "I only want you and one other person there" it probably would have been fine. She would have probably just brought her most senior student and her...
Forum: Homebirth   12-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By ks3885
Also, it's really important for student midwives...

Also, it's really important for student midwives to get experience so future generations of women can go on to have awesome homebirths too! :-)
Forum: Homebirth   12-06-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By ks3885
I had a homebirth with 2 midwives (my midwife...

I had a homebirth with 2 midwives (my midwife and her partner) and THREE student midwives, plus our birth photographer. And it was AMAZING. Each of them helped out in their own ways and they all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By ks3885
anyone else feel like when they pump they dont...

anyone else feel like when they pump they dont get as much as when the baby breastfeeds?? i only get about 1-1.5 oz per breast (i pump one boob while feeding him on the othger), and so it takes...
Forum: March 2010   04-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By ks3885
Haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to...

Haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to update:

We had a beautiful and amazing home birth at 40 weeks and 2 days and 13 hours from start to finish of intense OP back labor. he mustve turned...
Forum: Homebirth   03-08-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,295
Posted By ks3885
Paying over $5k here in the Boston area to have...

Paying over $5k here in the Boston area to have a C-section risk of about 10% compared to 30-40% in the local hospitals, to not be pressured to induce, to eat real food snacks with my midwife at our...
Forum: April 2010   02-22-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 494
Posted By ks3885
For those of you who are first-timers (and those...

For those of you who are first-timers (and those not too!), what feelings do you get when you think about the labor and birth that's coming up? I'm super EXCITED but also quite nervous, almost like...
Forum: April 2010   02-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By ks3885
WOW that's a long list. I thought we were pretty...

WOW that's a long list. I thought we were pretty much set, and we have mmm like, 1/18th of that list! haha.

But we have a teeny tiny 500 sq foot apartment and will be here for another year, so...
Forum: April 2010   02-17-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By ks3885
It was only our first go-round trying, and I...

It was only our first go-round trying, and I wasn't even sure I'd ovulated (I tested for ovulation a couple of times during the cycle, but I ovulate late in my cycle, so I never got a positive...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-23-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By ks3885
Hey all, did anyone rent a tub for their home...

Hey all, did anyone rent a tub for their home labor/birth in the Boston area? How much did it cost you? I've just started becoming interested but it will be a no-go if it's crazy expensive. In the...
Forum: March 2010   12-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By ks3885
We're planning a homebirth with our first this...

We're planning a homebirth with our first this March/April and loving it. I think the most important things are the 'protocols' your midwife is comfortable with/encourages/her philosophy...like,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-30-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By ks3885
I think it sounds like a uterine infection...

I think it sounds like a uterine infection (endometritis) and I would definitely go to the ER if you have no insurance and no other option. You need antibiotics immediately. Possibly IV, but maybe...
Forum: March 2010   11-11-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By ks3885
Are any of you having your hubbies/partners read...

Are any of you having your hubbies/partners read any labor preparation books? My husband is very supportive but totally ignorant of all things childbirth-related and basically just goes with...
Forum: March 2010   11-07-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By ks3885
Our midwife teaches a class which I'm really...

Our midwife teaches a class which I'm really excited about bc she's awesome. So that's what we're doing. Her class focuses on the Hypnobirthing method of pain management.

I've been slacking on...
Forum: Homebirth   11-05-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,929
Posted By ks3885
I am so frustrated because BCBS (in MA, our...

I am so frustrated because BCBS (in MA, our state) which is what we have always USED to cover HB but THIS YEAR as of OCTOBER 2009 (we are due in April of 2010) HB is no longer covered unless it is...
Forum: March 2010   11-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By ks3885
I think after much deliberation, we have decided...

I think after much deliberation, we have decided to NOT have an US.

The only reason I was wanting one was sort of selfish, to see the baby which I thought would be fun, and its such a 'norm' that...
Forum: Homebirth   10-31-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By ks3885
Hi all. I am an L&D nurse so I never even...

Hi all. I am an L&D nurse so I never even considered NOT getting tested for GBS since I have seen babies infected, and have heard of at least one death from late-onset GBS infection at my job....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,849
Posted By ks3885
Things like this can and do happen on occasion,...

Things like this can and do happen on occasion, maybe it was the AROM but I strongly doubt it. It doesn't sound like her birth had much in terms of intervention. I've seen second stages of 1-5...
Forum: VBAC   10-24-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By ks3885
Nina Planck, a writer about baby...

Nina Planck, a writer about baby nutrition/pregnancy, had a twin VBAC this past summer (August 2009) in NYC!! you can try checking her web site (though it was under construction a little while ago),...
Forum: March 2010   10-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By ks3885
Anyone else getting super excited for the...

Anyone else getting super excited for the holidays? I can't wait to put up our Christmas tree...even though I'll be working 3-11 p on Christmas eve which is my absolute favoritest night of the year...
Forum: March 2010   10-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By ks3885
that is very cool! i have to talk money with my...

that is very cool! i have to talk money with my midwife at our next prenatal bc homebirth is quite pricey here and ours is not covered at all, and we're making due (do? haha I am blanking on which...
Forum: March 2010   10-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,260
Posted By ks3885
i have gained 10 lbs and this is my first and i...

i have gained 10 lbs and this is my first and i am 16 weeks! and bugging out! i just feel like that is such a huge weight gain before ive even hit the 20 week mark! i really havent been eating all...
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