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Forum: Babywearing   11-10-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,498
Posted By Hesperia
I became a babywearer out of need while minding...

I became a babywearer out of need while minding children. I noticed a sharp increase of anxiety if not held consistently while there parents were away during the day, this led me to turning to...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-23-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By Hesperia
Pink life brand here in Canada. Think they are a...

Pink life brand here in Canada. Think they are a bit more expensive at $19 for some unknown reason.

Works well. Broke one having sex (under pillow and it got crushed!).


Ease exhaust any...
Forum: Fertility   08-20-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By Hesperia
Nomally I am 32(ish) days. Added vitex...

Nomally I am 32(ish) days. Added vitex consistently and FUR and had a 10 week long cycle and then 7 week long cycle with no BFP.

I'm going bareback for a bit...
Forum: Doulas   08-14-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hesperia
FYI: 5 hour energy contains taurine, which is...

FYI: 5 hour energy contains taurine, which is from the intestines of animals (believe it is bull for 5 hour energy). 
 
Just in case anyone is veg! I nearly bought one today - glad for the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-11-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Hesperia
Do you think you feel this way because of your...

Do you think you feel this way because of your previous pregnancy & the reaction you got? Deep seated worry about pleasing them even if just on a non-conscious level?


Ease exhaust any typos,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Hesperia
I get it every day two. Right now I DO have my...

I get it every day two. Right now I DO have my hands full with the kids I mind (10 & 14 months) and laugh or suggest they hold one http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Used to mind...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-11-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,663
Posted By Hesperia
Any follow up? Ease exhaust any typos,...

Any follow up?


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-10-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By Hesperia
Does your DH join you both for bedtime? This may...

Does your DH join you both for bedtime? This may help DS get used to being all together and soothed by both. Then eventually you can move away and have DH be more active in bedtime. Just a thought....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-10-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Hesperia
Would a potty in the bedroom help? Ease...

Would a potty in the bedroom help?


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By Hesperia
Yes. But I'd do a floor mattress big enough for...

Yes. But I'd do a floor mattress big enough for babe & 1 adult.


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-08-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Hesperia
Normally I have 32 day cycles. My last cycle was...

Normally I have 32 day cycles. My last cycle was 10 weeks (no pregnancy) and currently I am on CD46, lost count.

I added false unicorn root tincture in that 10 week cycle nothing else new and...
Forum: Women's Health   08-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Hesperia
Some days I poop more than normal. More food,...

Some days I poop more than normal. More food, different food? Body knows what to do.

Keep an eye out fior loose stools but otherwise it is very likely a non-issue.


Ease exhaust any typos,...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-08-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By Hesperia
Just a doula, not a preterm mama. But... ...

Just a doula, not a preterm mama. But...

How about you sit on the couch, legs up length wise. Nurse (and if you can pump on opposite side) and when baby is down prop slightly on your tights so...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hesperia
I'm going to try these now! I've seen them and...

I'm going to try these now! I've seen them and frown thinking EW but really good emergency for the birth bag without the coffee breath.

I thought they were filled with junk at first.

For me, I...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By Hesperia
Depending on the type of induction. If cervical...

Depending on the type of induction. If cervical jel or a foley we often stay in touch on the phone and/or I pop in. Staying close and clearing my schedule for the call.

If pit, I like to be there...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,308
Posted By Hesperia
Keep in mind, claiming a loss is only okay 2 out...

Keep in mind, claiming a loss is only okay 2 out of 5 years or similar. Just something to be aware of.

I haven't claimed up until now, as I have been doing only 1 birth a month and I couldn't be...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Hesperia
I like to drop the number 5. 5 hours is...

I like to drop the number 5. 5 hours is considered sleeping through the night. This helps frame reasonable expectations for infant sleep.

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

We...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,358
Posted By Hesperia
I've been a doula since I was 21, I'm 24 now. No...

I've been a doula since I was 21, I'm 24 now. No children. Love it.

My career is flourishing as we speak. I don't think age has ever been an issue. People rarely ask, and if they do it is at a...
Forum: Doulas   08-08-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hesperia
I posted online (craigslist/kijiji) for low cost...

I posted online (craigslist/kijiji) for low cost births ($100 to cover a cab ride if needed and food). Had a website. Then volunteered at the single parent center. I move a lot, so there is a bit of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Hesperia
Have you tried in your bed always instead of...

Have you tried in your bed always instead of half night? Have you tried solo nightime parenting to reduce demands?


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By Hesperia
I once quit my job and the woman lost it on me....

I once quit my job and the woman lost it on me. I proceeded to text my partner ranting about how big of a b*tch she is being to me and blah blah blah. Yeah. I sent it to my boss.

And then I...
Forum: Women's Health   08-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Hesperia
Keep it in way longer. Lie down with it in. Also...

Keep it in way longer. Lie down with it in. Also try a a garlic sliver, garlic oil, onion juice and regular warm oil. Pulling the outer ear can help it get deeper which helps me. Also lay on a warm...
Forum: Women's Health   08-03-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,807
Posted By Hesperia
I'd like to know also. Most of my doula clients...

I'd like to know also. Most of my doula clients have a micro so not an issue. Maybe in oven with a bowl of water beside it to avoid scorching?


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Hesperia
Can you try nursing in a tummy to tummy hold in...

Can you try nursing in a tummy to tummy hold in a carrier? If similar to the Ergo/Boba just let down the straps until she's at the right height. Moving and upright often helpful at this age and the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Hesperia
Any smell? Do you have a fever or are you...

Any smell? Do you have a fever or are you feeling unwell? Have you increased your activity greatly recently?

I think "they" say bleeding within the first 12 weeks is lochia not a period.

...
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