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Forum: Breastfeeding   09-22-2009, 03:11 AM
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Posted By mama_in_PA
I've been tandem nursing DD who is 3 months...

I've been tandem nursing DD who is 3 months along with DS who is 18 months. I've done it as long as I can but it hurts, I'm stressed and I can't get any sleep (we co-sleep with both babies) because...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By mama_in_PA
This is the first pregnancy I've had where the...

This is the first pregnancy I've had where the placenta was anterior so this is new. I don't know if I'd be so attentive to it if I didn't feel so good everywhere else. I can't believe how good I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By mama_in_PA
The bleeding is normal, kind of watery now and...

The bleeding is normal, kind of watery now and the cramping has subsided a lot. It only hurts when I palpate to find my fundus and the area that hurts is a hard ball about the size of a lemon. I had...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By mama_in_PA
As of today I'm 5 days PP. Although the after...

As of today I'm 5 days PP. Although the after pains have significantly subsided, I'm still experiencing sensitivity at the placenta site when I palpate my abdomen (the placenta was anterior but set...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-29-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By mama_in_PA
Just as Josh and I were beginning to sweat that...

Just as Josh and I were beginning to sweat that our beloved babe would wait for the weekend to make his or her appearance we were sadistically giddy when intense contractions began at around 4:00 on...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By mama_in_PA
Just as Josh and I were beginning to sweat that...

Just as Josh and I were beginning to sweat that our beloved babe would wait for the weekend to make his or her appearance we were sadistically giddy when intense contractions began at around 4:00 on...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-17-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By mama_in_PA
Wow, thanks, that's a lot of really interesting...

Wow, thanks, that's a lot of really interesting information.

hummingmom: I'm very sorry that you had to go through such a heart-wrenching experience with your last baby but it's wonderful that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-17-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,237
Posted By mama_in_PA
Thanks a lot. That really does help. I was 4-5cm...

Thanks a lot. That really does help. I was 4-5cm dilated but it was the outer part and the inner part was only a finger-tip. Things seem to have progressed quite a bit further now so while the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,237
Posted By mama_in_PA
I've been told there's an "inner" and an "outer"...

I've been told there's an "inner" and an "outer" cervix and that a woman can experience dilation of the "outer" cervix while the "inner" cervix is still closed. Which do you go by? If a woman's...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By mama_in_PA
I'm measuring right on target. I'm a moderator...

I'm measuring right on target. I'm a moderator on another birth board and noticed there were a LOT of women who were being diagnosed with IUGR so I didn't know if this was an over-diagnosis or if...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By mama_in_PA
This is kind of a random question since I don't...

This is kind of a random question since I don't have this problem. I'd like to hear perspectives on Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Is this a real problem or just another scare tactic the medical...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By mama_in_PA
Quote: Originally Posted by brendaziz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by brendaziz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13883611)
I cried.....

So not helpful i know...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-04-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By mama_in_PA
This is great info. I was reading around on...

This is great info. I was reading around on purebirth-australia.com and found some good stuff too. I'll be making a visit to my local health food store to see what I can find that might do the trick.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-04-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By mama_in_PA
With my last baby I had after-pains that were...

With my last baby I had after-pains that were absolutely intolerable and had me literally in tears each time my baby would nurse. I'd never had them before so I didn't think I needed anything to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-22-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mama_in_PA
Thanks! I can't use the same midwife because we...

Thanks! I can't use the same midwife because we have moved across the country from her. Part of the reason we decided to do UC this time is because we're already so far along in this pregnancy (36...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-22-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mama_in_PA
I'm O neg and DH is O pos so we are buying a...

I'm O neg and DH is O pos so we are buying a blood typing kit. What if the baby turns out positive? What are you doing or have done in the past to get your rhogam within the 36 hour window? Our last...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By mama_in_PA
Thank you, everyone, for your advice. I put in a...

Thank you, everyone, for your advice. I put in a call to my attorney but he was in court all day and I was going nuts trying to figure out what to do. Finally his secretary called me back and told...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By mama_in_PA
Late last night I got a call from my XH who is...

Late last night I got a call from my XH who is the primary parent for our DD. He explained to me that he is living in Phoenix, AZ now after suddenly leaving his previous residence in South Dakota...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By mama_in_PA
Late last night I got a call from my XH who is...

Late last night I got a call from my XH who is the primary parent for our DD. He explained to me that he is living in Phoenix, AZ now after suddenly leaving his previous residence in South Dakota...
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By mama_in_PA
Thanks, mama4fun. What you've said makes a lot...

Thanks, mama4fun. What you've said makes a lot of sense. We knew our approach wasn't working but were at a loss as to how to deal with it. Knowing that it's common and a phase really does help. I'd...
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,562
Posted By mama_in_PA
I'm pg with my 4th and have two step-kids so I...

I'm pg with my 4th and have two step-kids so I get a lot of comments as well. I'm pretty mouthy too when people step out of line. I've run out of patience trying to come up with witty comebacks so I...
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By mama_in_PA
Wow, thank you everyone for your responses. I...

Wow, thank you everyone for your responses. I really do feel a little better now. I thought it was something we were doing. We have three other DC who are older and they didn't go through this at...
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,225
Posted By mama_in_PA
I agree that they have an obligation to inform...

I agree that they have an obligation to inform you if their child was ill.

As far as them claiming their child couldn't possibly be ill because she's on antibiotics, that's not accurate....
Forum: Parenting   12-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By mama_in_PA
DSS is 3, will be 4 at the end of February. In...

DSS is 3, will be 4 at the end of February. In the past few months he's started lying. He will ask me or DH if he can have something or do something and when we say "no" he will go to the other...
Forum: June 2009   10-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By mama_in_PA
Did you see this? OMG, it's so beautiful! I had...

Did you see this? OMG, it's so beautiful! I had to read it later b/c I was crying and the tears made it all blurry.

Sebastian's Scent (http://mothering.com/sections/poems/sebastians-scent.html)
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