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Forum: Birth Stories   04-15-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,898
Posted By karenpl
What a wonderful and amazing birth story! I...

What a wonderful and amazing birth story!

I gave birth at home against medical advice and with my MILs refusing to leave the house, but nowhere as much drama as your mom managed to make.

I am...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-26-2004, 06:01 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,938
Posted By karenpl
I hope every one had a good christmas! I got a...

I hope every one had a good christmas! I got a machete as a present, very useful :-) How was your christmas? My kids had a blast and have been playing with all their new stuff the whole day today.
...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-24-2004, 04:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,938
Posted By karenpl
Woohoo, Amarasmom, congratulations! Wishing you...

Woohoo, Amarasmom, congratulations! Wishing you an easy pregnancy, and a healthy baby. Very happy for you!

I am still waiting for that elusive first egg, I had a tiny bit of ewcm a few days ago,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-20-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,938
Posted By karenpl
{{{{ Adrianne }}}} So sorry for your loss. I...

{{{{ Adrianne }}}} So sorry for your loss. I have been there too many times, it just totally sucks :-(

I do fully believe that your miscarriage was not caused by nursing. Usually people will...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-16-2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,938
Posted By karenpl
Thanks Lilli, and Amanda. Yes, please put me on...

Thanks Lilli, and Amanda. Yes, please put me on the list, I want to work seriously on TTC-ing now :-)

About the miscarriages, after a lot of them, my ob found a fibroid which was interfering, so...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-16-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,938
Posted By karenpl
Hi all, I am karen, and used to be active on...

Hi all, I am karen, and used to be active on this forum when we were trying to conceive Sylvia, who is 6mo now. I had a lot of losses before we finally had her, and the support in this forum was...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-20-2004, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By karenpl
Thanks Katje, for posting my baby news! Yes, she...

Thanks Katje, for posting my baby news! Yes, she is here, we have decided to name her Sylvia. She was born in our front yard, underneath a pine and a maple tree, a perfect birth! I am so glad I...
Forum: Homebirth   06-15-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By karenpl
Thanks all! Yes, we have officially named...

Thanks all!

Yes, we have officially named her now, her name is Sylvia. It means 'from the woods' which fits very well with her birth underneath the trees. It also fits with the strong nature and...
Forum: Homebirth   06-13-2004, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By karenpl
CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!!! And good...

CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!!! And good for you on deciding on homebirth, it is your birth, not your mom's!

Wishing you an easy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a wonderful birth!

Karen
Forum: Homebirth   06-13-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By karenpl
I haven't had a c-section, but I had a...

I haven't had a c-section, but I had a myomectomy last year and that basically meant that I suddenly got thrown into 'high risk' territory, and any ob I talked to said 'planned c-section'.

I did...
Forum: Homebirth   06-12-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By karenpl
She is here! And what an entrance she made. She...

She is here! And what an entrance she made. She was born last Friday, at 5:45pm, in our front yard. Under a pine and a maple tree, so perfect! She weighed 3680 grams on our scales, and a few hours...
Forum: May 2004   06-08-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,529
Posted By karenpl
She is here! And what an entrance she made. She...

She is here! And what an entrance she made. She was born at 5:45pm, in our front yard. Under a pine and a maple tree, so perfect! She weighed 3680 grams on our scales, and a few hours later the...
Forum: May 2004   06-02-2004, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By karenpl
Guess I am really overdue now, hit the 42 weeks...

Guess I am really overdue now, hit the 42 weeks milestone yesterday :-) This is late, even for me. My overdue sequence has been
- 22 days (but I think my ovulation was late, so not really that far...
Forum: Homebirth   06-02-2004, 01:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,190
Posted By karenpl
I haven't been posting much, although I have...

I haven't been posting much, although I have been reading. I am 'officially' overdue now, 42w1d. Late even for me :-) Feeling great though, and baby is moving a lot, so not worried about it at all....
Forum: May 2004   05-28-2004, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By karenpl
And I'm still here. 10 days overdue now, which...

And I'm still here. 10 days overdue now, which is not unusual for me. My mother and mil arrived tonight, I had soooooooooo hoped to have the baby before they were here, but baby did not cooperate....
Forum: May 2004   05-26-2004, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By karenpl
{{{{ berkeleyp }}}} I am so sorry for your...

{{{{ berkeleyp }}}}

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you are going through, this is one of those things that is not supposed to happen :-( So heartbreaking.

Karen
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-26-2004, 01:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By karenpl
{{{{{ Tina }}}}} I am so sorry for your...

{{{{{ Tina }}}}}

I am so sorry for your loss, how heartbreaking! I think it is totally normal to be sad and angry and not to cope well. I haven't had a stillbirth, but I have had way too many...
Forum: May 2004   05-26-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By karenpl
{{{ Molly }}} Hope you have had your baby by...

{{{ Molly }}} Hope you have had your baby by now!!!! Haven't checked all the threads yet.

I am 41w1d right now, which is pretty normal for me. Just panicking about the mother-in-laws arriving 2...
Forum: May 2004   05-26-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By karenpl
Hi Annika, thanks for asking!!!! I haven't been...

Hi Annika, thanks for asking!!!! I haven't been on line much, mostly just reading email and posting to my pg journal, but hadn't checked the boards.

I am 41 weeks now, but still no baby :-) Which...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-16-2004, 01:13 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,726
Posted By karenpl
{{{ Kim }}} How heartbreaking. I can totally...

{{{ Kim }}} How heartbreaking. I can totally understand your feelings of fear and worries, I think it's only natural to feel that way after the loss of your precious daughter. Sending healing vibes...
Forum: May 2004   05-12-2004, 12:35 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,608
Posted By karenpl
Hmmmm, i had some doughnuts with dinner, so...

Hmmmm, i had some doughnuts with dinner, so that's actually good for the baby's brain? Nice excuse :-)

39 weeks today and feeling great. Not ready at all yet though, hope I will go overdue as...
Forum: Homebirth   05-07-2004, 12:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,567
Posted By karenpl
welcome, Melissa!!!! I had similar issues to...

welcome, Melissa!!!! I had similar issues to yours, I had a myomectomy last year, and now I am suddenly 'high risk' and can explode any moment when I go into labor. So to avoid the planned c-section...
Forum: Homebirth   05-07-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,741
Posted By karenpl
Congratulations, Amanda!! Sounds like a...

Congratulations, Amanda!! Sounds like a wonderful birth! Glad everything went so well!

I am 38 weeks now, how did that happen???? Luckily I always go overdue, so I feel that I still have some...
Forum: May 2004   04-25-2004, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By karenpl
I am Karen, due May 21st with kiddo #7. We had...

I am Karen, due May 21st with kiddo #7. We had all the others at home, and thought this was one going to be born in the hospital because of a recent myomectomy. But lots of research and soul...
Forum: May 2004   04-24-2004, 11:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,851
Posted By karenpl
Wow, you all sound way more prepared than I am....

Wow, you all sound way more prepared than I am. I am still trying to empty the freezer from all the 'old' stuff, so I can start filling it with new stuff. Maybe I should just accept that that is not...
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