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Forum: Vaccinations   04-27-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bcgartley
Once again, looking for people with experiences...

Once again, looking for people with experiences refusing vaccinations, not people with comments on my medical, religious, and philosophical choices. Thanks for playing.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bcgartley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chicharronita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bcgartley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ModerateMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bcgartley
I don't feel the word "forced" is wrong. Force...

I don't feel the word "forced" is wrong. Force can be defined 2 different ways: "strength or physical actions" and "coercion." You can't say fear of losing your job, which has happened to many...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bcgartley
My reasons for refusing vaccinations are...

My reasons for refusing vaccinations are irrelevant.
 
Turquesa, (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/83497/turquesa) that probably would have been more appropriate. Thanks.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bcgartley
I intend to start a post-secondary nursing...

I intend to start a post-secondary nursing program in the fall at a public university. One of the requirements for admission is to be up-to-date on vaccinations. From what I understand of Florida...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By bcgartley
Awesome article! Just wanted to share. Go...

Awesome article! Just wanted to share. Go Canada!
 
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/pregnancy/delivery/c-section-not-best-option-for-breech-birth/article1186104/?service=mobile
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By bcgartley
No; not unreasonable at all. If you google "DIY...

No; not unreasonable at all. If you google "DIY placenta encapsulation" you can find a few guides on how to do it.
This is one that I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By bcgartley
Ultrasounds are inaccurate, and a big belly...

Ultrasounds are inaccurate, and a big belly doesn't necessarily indicate a big baby. No one really knows how big a baby is until it is out.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By bcgartley
I used Clary Sage essential oil on my feet when...

I used Clary Sage essential oil on my feet when my labor was well established. DD was out within 20 minutes of application.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By bcgartley
Something I found on a website:   "All...

Something I found on a website:
 
"All hemorrhage mixtures should be made ahead of time.

Prepare a hemorrhage extract from:

1 part yarrow flower extract (Achillea millefolium)
1 part...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By bcgartley
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DFiona90 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1245691/fetal-doppler#post_17585496)
 Considering that the...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   02-22-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By bcgartley
For homebirth, the two practices below are the...

For homebirth, the two practices below are the only in the area, I believe.

http://www.riversidemidwifery.com/

http://www.sacredmidwifery.com/

Zaina from Sacred midwifery is such a...
Forum: Doulas   02-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By bcgartley
I am trying to decide what organization I want...

I am trying to decide what organization I want to train with and possibly certify with. It is very important to me that I am not limited to doctor or midwife attended births. What organizations are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-22-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By bcgartley
I think you're right. I will update the thread...

I think you're right. I will update the thread after I have contacted them. =)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By bcgartley
There are different kinds of test strips. I got...

There are different kinds of test strips. I got the ones from the below listing. They test for Glucose, Protein, pH, Blood, and Ketone.
 ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By bcgartley
My last pregnancy and unassisted birth have...

My last pregnancy and unassisted birth have gotten me so excited! While I am not yet ready to have another of my own, I think it would be awesome to support other women through their journey,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-05-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By bcgartley
While I know nothing of New York specifically,...

While I know nothing of New York specifically, I'm fairly positive they cannot make you pay for a service. Unassisted birth is not illegal - some women naturally have precipitous labors and can't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By bcgartley
Weused a bathroom scale to get the weight the...

Weused a bathroom scale to get the weight the day she was born, although, it really only got us to the closest half pound. She was formally weighed at the doctor's office at a week and a half old...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By bcgartley
Quote:Did you consult midwife/ or dr about the...

Quote:Did you consult midwife/ or dr about the procedure regarding the umbil. cord? When you have birthed your child, what are the next steps? I am choosing to keep the cord intact for about 14/15...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By bcgartley
I don't know this from experience, but I don't...

I don't know this from experience, but I don't think you have to be a resident. I just had my UC in December, and I didn't have to provide proof of residence. I did however have to provide an...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-02-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By bcgartley
Something to check fundal height. I used my...

Something to check fundal height. I used my measure from my sewing kit.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-31-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By bcgartley
My first childbirth was wrought with...

My first childbirth was wrought with interventions, partly because I didn't know any better, partly because of hospital policy. As soon as I arrived in L&D, I was cathetered because I had...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-18-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,052
Posted By bcgartley
Baby girl, born 0730. Placenta birthed 30...

Baby girl, born 0730. Placenta birthed 30 minutes later. :-)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-18-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,052
Posted By bcgartley
Well, ladies. This is it. Labor started a little...

Well, ladies. This is it. Labor started a little less than an hour ago, and I am 1.5 minutes between contractions, giving me little time to rest. Wish me luck and send your prayers!
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