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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By MandyGail
Just thought I'd update for anyone else that has...

Just thought I'd update for anyone else that has this happen....I ended up going into labor on my own Friday night. I had a perfectly healthy baby boy 5 days after my water started leaking on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By MandyGail
Thank you so much for your thoughts ladies. My...

Thank you so much for your thoughts ladies. My intuition is telling me its time to do something. Going to get some rest tonight and call in the morning. I'm not opposed to interventions when...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By MandyGail
I have already tried many things to get labor...

I have already tried many things to get labor started to no avail, nipple stim, walking, etc. Its been 5 days already...Im getting nervous even though I've been monitoring and everything seems fine....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By MandyGail
How long would you feel comfortable waiting for labor with a slow leak?

I believe i have a small tear in my amniotic sac & have been leaking for a few days now. Im fairly sure its fluid and not urine or discharge. Has the smell, checked with PH papers, consistency...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By MandyGail
Raw milk source near Sheapshead Bay Brooklyn?

My Sister In Law is looking for a raw milk source within 30 mins of the Gerretsen Beach Area of Sheapshead Bay. Anyone know if this is a possibility? Thanks!

Mandy
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By MandyGail
My cousin just had a baby at Milton Hershey...

My cousin just had a baby at Milton Hershey Hosp. in Hershey PA - she ended up with a C/s - looking for good breastfeeding support- someone who will give her 'good' advice.  I know there is a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-16-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By MandyGail
Issues were resolved under the care of doctors...

Issues were resolved under the care of doctors both in and out of the hospital - our homebirth was wonderful & as an experienced mom of 4, I, along with my midwife, knew when medical intervention...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By MandyGail
X posted in preemie forum - but got no responses...

X posted in preemie forum - but got no responses yet
 
I had dd 8 days ago in a wonderful un-eventful homebirth. She had to go into the hospital for some breathing difficulties that were resolved...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By MandyGail
I had dd 8 days ago in a wonderful un-eventful...

I had dd 8 days ago in a wonderful un-eventful homebirth.  She  had to go into the hospital for some breathing difficulties that were resolved in the first 24 hours & she was released with a...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-23-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By MandyGail
This meeting is being held this Wed Oct. 25th -...

This meeting is being held this Wed Oct. 25th - given the recent events regarding homebirth midwives in MD these past few weeks, it is essential that Harford County citizens band together to tell...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-07-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By MandyGail
We are looking for new mamas to join our newly...

We are looking for new mamas to join our newly formed group, the Harford County Birthing Circle.  We have been meeting for almost a year, but would love some new faces.  Dads are welcomed and...
Forum: Homebirth   10-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By MandyGail
I had a very similar experience during my...

I had a very similar experience during my homebirth- although I also had problems peeing before I went into labor - into the last few weeks of my pregnancy.  I had a moderate pph, but when she...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By MandyGail
I have had a HB & am planning another in...

I have had a HB & am planning another in December - I live in Bel Air.  Please join us at the Harf. Co Birthing Circle - it meets in aberdeen on the last wed of the month - there are quite a few of...
Forum: December 2011   05-04-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By MandyGail
I am not seeing my mw until week 12 either -...

I am not seeing my mw until week 12 either - this is a first for me as I've always seen an OB & had an early u/s as well.  It feels weird...like i dont know what to do with myself!!  Trying to be...
Forum: December 2011   05-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By MandyGail
I am craving meat also - beef stew is all i...

I am craving meat also - beef stew is all i think i can stomach!  (i rarely eat red meat).  it is such a strange feeling to be so incredibly hungry, but too sick to eat.  I think im having twins...
Forum: December 2011   05-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By MandyGail
So this is my 5th pregnancy - i've never had...

So this is my 5th pregnancy - i've never had much of morning sickness luckiily with any pregnancy - just horrific food aversions.  This time is different - I am so rediculously famished all the time...
Forum: December 2011   04-19-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,210
Posted By MandyGail
hi all, im Mandy, pregnant with #5, Due December...

hi all, im Mandy, pregnant with #5, Due December 17th, 31 years young, wasnt trying yet (we were going to start next month) but nursing my toddler messed up my cycles!  so surprise!! :)  I'm...
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By MandyGail
we recently found out that we are newly pregnant...

we recently found out that we are newly pregnant with our 5th:)  My first 3 were hospital births full with interventions galore, but no pph.  My 4th was a beautiful homebirth, but i had a moderate...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By MandyGail
www.oschiropractic.com...

www.oschiropractic.com (http://www.oschiropractic.com) - Drs. Jen & Mark kordonski - they are wonderful!  Dr. Jen has had a homebirth herself.  She is very knowledgeable about children's issues.  I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By MandyGail
dd was diagnosed with her first UTI at 20 months...

dd was diagnosed with her first UTI at 20 months - but i feel that she has had 'issues' for some time now- she is being tested with a VCUG and renal ultrasound in 3 weeks (dr said we had to wait...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-04-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,952
Posted By MandyGail
Another fan of KW!  good luck in you search!

Another fan of KW!  good luck in you search!
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By MandyGail
have you called the new place Peace Yoga?  its...

have you called the new place Peace Yoga?  its right on main street next to charm city run?  http://peaceyogabelair.com/classdetails.html  looks to me like they have prenatal yoga:)
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By MandyGail
my 20mo dd weighs 20.5lbs - she weighed 8lbs...

my 20mo dd weighs 20.5lbs - she weighed 8lbs 14oz at birth, 16lbs at 6 months & has gained only 4.5lbs since then.  She never really liked babyfoods & up unitl a few months ago, ate finger foods...
Forum: Women's Health   01-10-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By MandyGail
Im so worried about dd - she is 6 years old & a...

Im so worried about dd - she is 6 years old & a few days ago began symptoms of a UTI - she will go to the bathroom & pee - then 30 seconds later need to go again & again about every minute or so for...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   12-27-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By MandyGail
my newly pregnant friend is searching for an ob...

my newly pregnant friend is searching for an ob practice - she lives in new market.  What hospital is best to deliver in that area?  She's willing to drive a good deal if it means finding a hosp....
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