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Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By javilu
my husband is my only real-life support person,...

my husband is my only real-life support person, so of course he has been and will be my birth partner as well. we have lived far from family and friends for every birth, and he has been incredible...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By javilu
Also, as a woman who will never have daughters, I...

Also, as a woman who will never have daughters, I feel really sad that I likely won't be involved in my grandchildren's births. Maybe I can become a doula, too, and my daughters-in-law will want me...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By javilu
With my first two, my husband was the only one...

With my first two, my husband was the only one who came with me to the birth center. The midwife and nurse were there for the births, and maybe a few hallway-recruits with my second, as he was born...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By javilu
something that helped me was to use the...

something that helped me was to use the contractions as a starting point for visualization. with each one, i imagned my cervix opening, and the baby moving down, bit by bit. i sat and rocked on the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By javilu
Your husband isn't going to be the one consuming...

Your husband isn't going to be the one consuming the placenta, so I wouldn't let his qualms hold you back. I have also had PPD with both of my kids, and did not treat it and it was horrible. I am...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 805
Posted By javilu
we settled on hb yesterday. yes, at 25+ weeks. my...

we settled on hb yesterday. yes, at 25+ weeks. my first two sons were born with midwives at a great birth center, but we've since moved and the hospitals here don't even have tubs. my second son was...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,274
Posted By javilu
to the OP: are you well hydrated? i know that i...

to the OP: are you well hydrated? i know that i haven't been drinking enough water, and dehydration can affect blood glucose.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,325
Posted By javilu
we weren't going to buy new stuff anyway. we keep...

we weren't going to buy new stuff anyway. we keep clothing pretty gender neutral. i have two boys, so i know they can play together, etc., but longer term i cannot imagine my life without an adult...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,325
Posted By javilu
ultrasound yesterday. boy #3...

ultrasound yesterday. boy #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . really, really, really disappointed and sad. and then, of course, sad about being sad about that.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   05-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By javilu
I rented one with my second son. I had two...

I rented one with my second son. I had two miscarriages between my sons, and I feel very nervous in pregnancy in general. I tried to use it minimally, but if I had a day when I felt especially...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   05-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 1,391
Posted By javilu
I am joining this club pretty late. I am...

I am joining this club pretty late.

I am due in late-November (I am not sure I trust the ultrasound), and approximately 14 weeks along now. I have two sons already, ages 5 and almost 3.

I am...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-30-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By javilu
Just to clarify, you usually have an 18-day...

Just to clarify, you usually have an 18-day luteal phase (5dpo + 10 days + 3)?

If you are sure of when you ovulated and there was no other unprotected sex, you are not pregnant. The egg does not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-27-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By javilu
i am also taking milk thistle and semi-ttc. we...

i am also taking milk thistle and semi-ttc. we shall see! i had debilitating nausea and vomiting for several months with both of my sons.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By javilu
yes, you can get pregnant having sex 3-4 days...

yes, you can get pregnant having sex 3-4 days before O, if the conditions are right.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By javilu
i see it!

i see it!
Forum: Family Planning   03-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By javilu
I was on it for a couple years before TTC. LOVED...

I was on it for a couple years before TTC. LOVED it!
Forum: Family Planning   03-17-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By javilu
Ecological breastfeeding spaced my kids just...

Ecological breastfeeding spaced my kids just under 29 months apart.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-16-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By javilu
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By javilu
Ah, nevermind - I am not going through BAI after...

Ah, nevermind - I am not going through BAI after all. I cannot attend any births at this time in my life (no childcare besides my husband, so I can't do anything "on-call"), so I will be going...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By javilu
I am likely going to do doula & breastfeeding...

I am likely going to do doula & breastfeeding certs thru CBI, starting late summer or early fall. Right now, I'm signing up for PP doula & CBE courses through BAI. Hi!
Forum: California, Nevada   03-15-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By javilu
dr fields (yosemite pediatrics) hasn't batted an...

dr fields (yosemite pediatrics) hasn't batted an eye at our non-vaxing.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By javilu
hello! i am very interested in doing online...

hello!

i am very interested in doing online certifications in postpartum doula training, childbirth education (my highest priority), and potentially a breastfeeding educator program. i would like...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By javilu
Hi!! I know this thread is old, but I'm a...

Hi!! I know this thread is old, but I'm a new-to-Fresno SAHM with a toddler and a young baby. I would LOVE to meet-up for playdates for my toddler. I'm also interested in finding a friend to walk...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-07-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 2,416
Posted By javilu
Erica - what a beautiful baby! We're living...

Erica - what a beautiful baby!

We're living in Fresno now. When I have a chance, I will PM you, to get an insider's scoop on the area!

Congrats again!
Forum: July 2011   07-31-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,775
Posted By javilu
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by javilu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1287197/birth-predictions#post_16136507)

Baby's sex...
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