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Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-22-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By MamaEssie
With my first I was determined that I would not...

With my first I was determined that I would not be one of those women who walks around all naked during labor. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif When the time came, I could...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,203
Posted By MamaEssie
If I was a far bolder person than I am, I'd say...

If I was a far bolder person than I am, I'd say "Obviously you've never done it!"
Forum: Homebirth   09-21-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By MamaEssie
My birth with insurance at the hospital...

My birth with insurance at the hospital (assuming a normal vag birth w/o complications) would cost $3000. My homebirth will be around $2500 with no insurance. Of course that's assuming that DH's...
Forum: January 2008   09-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,480
Posted By MamaEssie
I did the glucola the first time around and...

I did the glucola the first time around and passed. Second time we would have skipped it, but my midwife found sugar in my urine so we just did the high protein breakfast and finger prick and hour...
Forum: Homebirth   09-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,010
Posted By MamaEssie
We did give the injection to my dd and she ended...

We did give the injection to my dd and she ended up with terrible jaundice. I read later that vit k can cause jaundice. With ds, our mw recommended waiting to decide until after the birth. There was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-16-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By MamaEssie
Start taking Vit C now...it strengthens your...

Start taking Vit C now...it strengthens your water bag so it won't break so early. My water broke before labor started with my first. With my second I took Vit C all the way through and my water...
Forum: January 2008   09-16-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By MamaEssie
I second the Gymboree socks. Those are the only...

I second the Gymboree socks. Those are the only ones that stayed on DD when she was little.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-15-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By MamaEssie
I loved the ones my midwife made for me! We just...

I loved the ones my midwife made for me! We just used whatever regular pads I had in the house....the ones w/o wings work best...and witch hazel. She knew the right amt to use so they wouldn't get...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By MamaEssie
With both of mine I've eaten graham crackers...

With both of mine I've eaten graham crackers with peanut butter...mmm...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By MamaEssie
I had my first two at home w/ midwives in OC....

I had my first two at home w/ midwives in OC. I've used Candice Leach and Susan Gill. Susan was fabulous at the prenatals...especially good about including my dd in everything. When it came to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-12-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By MamaEssie
Both of mine took about 15-20 minutes and just...

Both of mine took about 15-20 minutes and just one push - no meds, no help.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By MamaEssie
I was on aspirin throughout my pg w/ ds and...

I was on aspirin throughout my pg w/ ds and declined the Vit K with my midwife's approval and w/o any complications.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-06-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By MamaEssie
Last I heard the appeal has been filed with the...

Last I heard the appeal has been filed with the state supreme court and a decision is expected sometime after the first of the year. Too bad that will be too late for me.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-02-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By MamaEssie
I highly recommend Candy Leach. She is also a...

I highly recommend Candy Leach. She is also a homebirth midwife, but started as a doula and still attends hospital births as a doula. She attended my dd's birth and I adore her! She seemed to know...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-01-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By MamaEssie
I found it...interestingly enought it does say...

I found it...interestingly enought it does say "based on my religious beliefs and practices..." I guess we didn't read it too well. We said we weren't planning to do it and they said "sign here" so...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-01-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By MamaEssie
We had to sign a waiver for the screening for...

We had to sign a waiver for the screening for our first (we were in CA then)when we completed the paperwork for the birth cert. I don't remember it having anything to do with religious reasons. I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-01-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By MamaEssie
I will be coming to Wichita to have my baby...

I will be coming to Wichita to have my baby since CPMs are illegal in my state...I would love any midwife recommendations. Thanks!
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By MamaEssie
Quote: Originally Posted by thomlynn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thomlynn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9039881)
Very encouraging, thanks for sharing.

So...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By MamaEssie
I second the support belt...I used one with my...

I second the support belt...I used one with my first pregnancy when I had that pelvic achiness and it worked wonders!
Forum: Homebirth   08-28-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By MamaEssie
My midwife required us to use a new hose...when...

My midwife required us to use a new hose...when I asked her about the hot water thing she said it doesn't matter...the idea is that if you use the hose for hot water all the time it will break down...
Forum: Homebirth   08-28-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By MamaEssie
Increase your intake of Vitamin C...it will help...

Increase your intake of Vitamin C...it will help your body to absorb the iron.
Forum: January 2008   08-28-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By MamaEssie
I'm not puking, but the nausea still comes and...

I'm not puking, but the nausea still comes and goes frequently. When do you take your prenatal? I've found if I take mine before breakfast or before I have enough food in my stomach I feel a lot...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By MamaEssie
My first was 2 weeks early and my second was 1...

My first was 2 weeks early and my second was 1 week early based on conception not based on the dr's due dates.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-27-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By MamaEssie
I was diagnosed just before my 4th pregnancy (2...

I was diagnosed just before my 4th pregnancy (2 m/cs and one lc). I just did aspirin for my pregnancy with my ds and had no complications and a beautiful homebirth with a midwife! When I found out I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-27-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By MamaEssie
My first was terrible...from 6-14 weeks I...

My first was terrible...from 6-14 weeks I couldn't do anything but lay on the couch and throw up all day long. The second was mild nausea all the time with occational vomiting - maybe 10 times...
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