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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By hbmomof5
If they are swabbing for STDs they have to swab...

If they are swabbing for STDs they have to swab the cervix because this is the only reliable place to swab...your cervix might have been low or they were gentle and you couldnt tell where they...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By hbmomof5
I found this...

I found this (http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0403a.asp) interesting also. It is an article entitled "How Hitler Became a Dictator". This quote discussed the day after a fire was set at a national...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-24-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By hbmomof5
I try not to get caught up in every "plot" that...

I try not to get caught up in every "plot" that someone puts up on the web, but when you look at the preponderance of evidence that this administration has NO respect for the constitution or the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-20-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,494
Posted By hbmomof5
I have two bi-racial kids. My DS is lighter and...

I have two bi-racial kids. My DS is lighter and no one ever questioned me about him. My DD on the other hand doesn't really look bi-racial except for her hair. I had three incidents that really...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By hbmomof5
Oops! The system kicked me out so I thought it...

Oops! The system kicked me out so I thought it didn't post. Sorryhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-20-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By hbmomof5
My DD is AA/white and has beautiful spiral curls...

My DD is AA/white and has beautiful spiral curls down to her butt. It wasn't always that way! I worked with a bi-racial woman who had gorgeous curls and I finally asked her what to do. Her advice:
...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-20-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By hbmomof5
My DD is AA/white and has beautiful spiral curls...

My DD is AA/white and has beautiful spiral curls down to her butt. It wasn't always that way! I worked with a bi-racial woman who had gorgeous curls and I finally asked her what to do. Her advice:
...
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By hbmomof5
Hadn't thought of that! But this Barbie had the...

Hadn't thought of that! But this Barbie had the momma dog and two puppies. But thanks for making me thinkhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By hbmomof5
My 8yo daughter is the youngest of my 5 and has...

My 8yo daughter is the youngest of my 5 and has rarely seen a breastfeeding child of any age. In the area we live, breastfeeding is rare and there is no NIP happening. Thoughout her life I have made...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-28-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,437
Posted By hbmomof5
Tears are much less likely when your listening...

Tears are much less likely when your listening to your body when to push and not being forced to push. Birthing in water also helps the tissue .

Slightly OT: I think super glue is a great idea...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-28-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By hbmomof5
Sounds like a migraine. PIH wouldn't be a...

Sounds like a migraine. PIH wouldn't be a problem this far from delivery, and they won't take you up on L&D (L&D RN in a past lifehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif). You...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By hbmomof5
The increased risk actually has more to do with...

The increased risk actually has more to do with the placenta starting to deteriorate. The placenta is a miraculous organ but is intended by nature to be temporary. In most cases a placenta can last...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-26-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,258
Posted By hbmomof5
It amazes me the number of people who have told...

It amazes me the number of people who have told her to move on "this isn't her problem" mentality. God I hope youre never a victim of crime and need a fellow human to help you. You are advocating...
Forum: Lactivism   07-23-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,736
Posted By hbmomof5
This had me laughing because my mother did once...

This had me laughing because my mother did once drink my bm! Taught her to drink out of a container when she didn't know what was in it!
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,033
Posted By hbmomof5
Hey guys, thinking of going with MW( have to...

Hey guys, thinking of going with MW( have to decide by tomorrow). The counts people report are the biggest reason. But Joanne is steering my away from my first choice, #188 and toward #44 or #09. I...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-16-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,755
Posted By hbmomof5
As an RN with an ex who is a Dr., I can promise...

As an RN with an ex who is a Dr., I can promise you the training they get on this issue is minimal to say the least, also there is no PROS/CONS back and forth discussion....its all PRO,PRO,PRO. So...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-03-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By hbmomof5
Ive been at about 2,ooo-3,000 deliverys and...

Ive been at about 2,ooo-3,000 deliverys and puking does tend to help(not that that makes it anymore pleasanthttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif) I had one preterm mom whos...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,481
Posted By hbmomof5
I havent seen a lot of it in my kids but I too...

I havent seen a lot of it in my kids but I too have had my grandpa come to me in a dream after he died to tell me he is ok...it was very sweet and comforting.

I also have been asked by some...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-29-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By hbmomof5
Hey...live in NE mo but used to live in...

Hey...live in NE mo but used to live in columbia....who is the doc in fulton that used to work at the birth center? I had my middle two with some of the people that work there.

Glad we didnt get...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-29-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,218
Posted By hbmomof5
I used to give vax at health dept and you can...

I used to give vax at health dept and you can google "vaccine cost" and you will see a price list from cdc. $30 was actually in the low end....some vax are $10...some are over $100 ea. Just getting...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-29-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By hbmomof5
Dont worry about it...babys will make their own...

Dont worry about it...babys will make their own scheduale.

When my third was born I started nursing school when he was 6wks old. They wouldnt let me pump so he had formula during the day and bf...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-29-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 891
Posted By hbmomof5
When my little brother was born I was 4.5yo and...

When my little brother was born I was 4.5yo and I remember trying to talk my mom into platex nursers cause of the commercial (the mom bfing first, then using the nurser). I even had a dream she...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,218
Posted By hbmomof5
One answer BIG MONEY. They dont outlaw tobacco...

One answer BIG MONEY. They dont outlaw tobacco because of the tobacco lobbiest(sp?). They dont encourage bfing because of the formula lobbiest (see MDC's falsie awards).They push vaccines because...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-28-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By hbmomof5
Those docs disgust me...I've seen moms rushed to...

Those docs disgust me...I've seen moms rushed to section because of bp dropping after and epidural. Also epis can artificially elevate WBC's in mom and baby causing a longer hospital stay and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By hbmomof5
Not trying to pressure you to keep going but...

Not trying to pressure you to keep going but from my own experience you will miss it tremendously if you quit now...I bfed 5 and had many of the same issues, I think bfing the first is always the...
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