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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,017
Posted By Jefinner
I think this has gone supremely well for an...

I think this has gone supremely well for an abortion topic. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nod.gif
 
I have never terminated, nor could I ever. I was 18 and got pregnant after a one...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,310
Posted By Jefinner
I can only speak of my experiences. When I was a...

I can only speak of my experiences. When I was a working, single mom, it was work, but being a SAHM to 3 is way more work. I could run an errand or two, bg myself during a lunch break. We weren't...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-08-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Jefinner
I think it could happen to just about anyone....

I think it could happen to just about anyone. When my 8 year old was a few months old (and my next oldest was not quite a year and a half), I was heading into the grocery store. I got my young...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,140
Posted By Jefinner
I don't even know if I'd consider myself AP,...

I don't even know if I'd consider myself AP, though I try to be.
 
My kids play WAY too many video games (mostly Minecraft)
I don't watch what they're eating when we go out to eat. (I do at home,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By Jefinner
I hadn't heard that, either. Mine did get bigger...

I hadn't heard that, either. Mine did get bigger each time, but I never had problems with SD (last one was a true macrosomia baby at 11lb 7oz - the other two were just a bit over 9lbs). But I...
Forum: Lactivism   07-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Jefinner
I read that article a while ago, and it's a good...

I read that article a while ago, and it's a good one.
 
One thing that gives me comfort is that I've known a couple women who've openly breastfed in church (though I'm not paying attention to that...
Forum: Lactivism   07-06-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Jefinner
Breastfeeding should be the norm. That said, it...

Breastfeeding should be the norm. That said, it is none of my business if someone formula feeds, and I don't make a judgment call. When I had my oldest, I was 19, had only known one person to...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-03-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Jefinner
A simple "Congrats!" is good. If she wants to...

A simple "Congrats!" is good. If she wants to talk about it, she will. That's how I was. I had three healthy pregnancies, then two miscarriages, and now I'm 39 weeks with another. I did hold off on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Jefinner
I have a hitch in my plans. Well, my comfort...

I have a hitch in my plans. Well, my comfort level, anyway.
 
My midwife is leaving her practice... NEXT WEEK. My EDD is July 7. :( :( :(
 
The good news is that I like the other midwife in the...
Forum: Diapering   06-19-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Jefinner
This is all awesome information. I do have a lot...

This is all awesome information. I do have a lot of pocket dipes, but also TONS of Green Mountain prefolds I got second hand (along with some covers). I have three other kids, but never ventured...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-18-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Jefinner
I believe, wholeheartedly, in breastfeeding....

I believe, wholeheartedly, in breastfeeding. That it is better for baby. It's what our boobs were intended to do.
 
That said, I don't believe it should be forced. Or that other options should be...
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,139
Posted By Jefinner
My two girls were early walkers, but they never...

My two girls were early walkers, but they never bolted. I thought the tethers were terrible. Like a dog leash. Just a horrible thing to do to a child. Then, like so many things that have humbled me,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-14-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,063
Posted By Jefinner
I was 19 with my first. 27 and 28 with my second...

I was 19 with my first. 27 and 28 with my second and third. I was 32 and 33 with my miscarriages. Now, I will have my 4th at 36 (he's due in 3.5 weeks, just a month and a half before I turn 37).
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Jefinner
Thanks ladies. Your stories are good ones.   ...

Thanks ladies. Your stories are good ones.
 
The only thing I've found that I liked better about my previous midwives (through moves, etc... I have had 3 different CPMs for 4 pregnancies), is that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Jefinner
I haven't heard that, but (at least in TX), it's...

I haven't heard that, but (at least in TX), it's supposed to be mandatory. Hospital, birth center, or homebirth. I had one midwife tell me that she can't take my baby away to do it, but can record...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-13-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Jefinner
Hello fellow big baby mama! :)   My son was...

Hello fellow big baby mama! :)
 
My son was 11lb 7oz at birth, and I had no tearing. This is different than the large amount of tearing (along with an episiotomy) with my first (also pushing on my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Jefinner
Sorry, that ended up being A LOT of background....

Sorry, that ended up being A LOT of background. Whoops.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Jefinner
A little background.   I had my first baby...

A little background.
 
I had my first baby 17 years ago. I was induced because of size. It always bothered me that she didn't come when she was supposed to, but I didn't know enough (I was 19) to...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   09-19-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By Jefinner
I second Family Birth Services in Grand Prairie....

I second Family Birth Services in Grand Prairie. I used Molly Germash for my second birth (first was an induction due to size. *sigh*), and was more than pleased. I had a 9lb 4oz girl. I realize...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-31-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Jefinner
LOL Chrystal... I just replied to your PM from...

LOL Chrystal... I just replied to your PM from the other day... Sorry, I haven't been here in a few days.

I can say that Sorani is AS good as Molly. She just doesn't have the experience yet. But...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-29-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Jefinner
I've never had a c-section, so I can't tell you...

I've never had a c-section, so I can't tell you what kind of care she gives to vbac clients, but I know some people who have used her for their vbac/hbac, and have had nothing but good to say about...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-29-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jefinner
I used Molly with my second daughter, and had a...

I used Molly with my second daughter, and had a WONDERFUL experience. So much that I was disappointed when I found that she would be on vacation the whole month I was due with my son...

I ended...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-05-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Jefinner
Quote: Originally Posted by juliema...

Quote:
Originally Posted by juliema http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7027264)
I used Molly Germash and Cori Lively and loved...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-15-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 488
Posted By Jefinner
#1 - Don't worry about a big baby. My biggest...

#1 - Don't worry about a big baby. My biggest was my easiest. (Easiest deliver... Possibly the hardest pregnancy.)

#1/DD - 9lb 2.75oz (but she was induced at 38 weeks, because she was "getting...
Forum: Homebirth   09-26-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By Jefinner
Wow... That sounds odd. The only extra costs I...

Wow... That sounds odd. The only extra costs I had when my son was past his due date (by nearly 3 weeks no less) was the cost of the Biophysical Profile Ultrasounds, and she even gave me a free one....
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