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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2007, 01:17 AM
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Posted By doula and mom
Or this...

Or this (http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/594/img0430ya3.jpg) one.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 577
Posted By doula and mom
No clue what this look...

No clue what this look (http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9719/img0444rs6.jpg) was about.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-22-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By doula and mom
We've all done it and survived, it seems...

We've all done it and survived, it seems http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

It just takes a lot of planning, and bring wayyyyyyyyyyy more crap than you'll ever need on...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-22-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By doula and mom
The ALACE birth doula workshop I went to was...

The ALACE birth doula workshop I went to was $375, I think. DONA should be comparable.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-22-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By doula and mom
Sounds like you're taking a lot of iron! My...

Sounds like you're taking a lot of iron!

My iron was ALWAYS low during my pregnancies (and I ate/took tons of iron) and eventually a CNM realized that I was an Alpha Carrier for Thalassemia,...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-22-2006, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By doula and mom
I don't know, maybe I was too harsh before -- I...

I don't know, maybe I was too harsh before -- I didn't pump much with any of my kids, so I suppose it wouldn't really matter if it were only for 5 or 10 minutes. If I was interviewing doulas and I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-21-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,972
Posted By doula and mom
I have 3.5yo twin ds' and a 1.5yo dd. -I...

I have 3.5yo twin ds' and a 1.5yo dd.

-I take them everywhere with me, because everything can be made an interesting trip! Even just going to the grocery store, they are fascinated and we talk...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-21-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By doula and mom
For the love of all that is holy -- GO DIRECTLY...

For the love of all that is holy -- GO DIRECTLY THERE, DO NOT STOP!

I say this because once we had a connection. Kids slept BEAUTIFULLY -- for about an hour, during our first flight. We got to...
Forum: Diapering   08-21-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By doula and mom
Okay, I got into the cloth thing with FB, and I...

Okay, I got into the cloth thing with FB, and I like them, but now that my dd is getting closer to the L size, I'm thinking about switching to a different CD.

What I like about FB:
Easy to use...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-21-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By doula and mom
Thanks. I found a couple sites that were...

Thanks. I found a couple sites that were helpful, but a little vague.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-21-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By doula and mom
How high above your resting heart rate can you...

How high above your resting heart rate can you go safely during pregnancy? Is there a number or percentage, or is it just a "how you feel" thing?

My rhr is 75 and I do a lot of running and...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-21-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By doula and mom
Yeah, sounds like some miscommunication and...

Yeah, sounds like some miscommunication and maybe not a great personality match -- not your fault! Also, a first timer has no clue what labor is all about. And personally, I'm not a huge fan of BFW....
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-21-2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By doula and mom
If I hired you to be my doula, I would not want...

If I hired you to be my doula, I would not want you to leave and go pump.

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif:

I'm being blunt, and maybe the other moms on here would be...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-19-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By doula and mom
Well, I'm going to give it to you straight. We...

Well, I'm going to give it to you straight. We fly every year x-country with our twins (now 3.5yo) and the WORST experience was when they were nearly 2yo. Second worst when they were almost 1yo....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-19-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By doula and mom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:

Mine were born at 12:58AM and 1:07AM and in my post-labor-sleep-deprived brain I briefly thought that they were born on separate...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-19-2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By doula and mom
We don't have BRU. We are a SMALL town. I think...

We don't have BRU. We are a SMALL town. I think I'm going to do it. I played Bingo tonight and won $30. Woo hoo. But it's something.

ETA: I'm also going over my approach, and for this town, where...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-18-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By doula and mom
I feel ya...

I feel ya http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Same thing happened with my second and third kids. I was not pleased.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By doula and mom
And because of that we haven't left the house in...

And because of that we haven't left the house in 5 STRAIGHT DAYS. I seriously feel like I'm losing my mind. They're not so sick that they're sleeping all the time (slight fever, runny nose, etc) so...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-18-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By doula and mom
I had a booth at a Women's Expo a few months ago...

I had a booth at a Women's Expo a few months ago and got... zero clients from that. I had a beautiful table with a lot of info on pregnancy and gave out emery boards with all my info on it. I do get...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By doula and mom
Well my first pregnancy was twins, and I was...

Well my first pregnancy was twins, and I was induced at 34w2d, so let's consider my second pregnancy my first "real" one. And she was born on her due date, exactly 40w (by my ovulation, not my LMP).
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-17-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By doula and mom
I'm in Yuma, AZ, which is about 3 hours SW of...

I'm in Yuma, AZ, which is about 3 hours SW of Phoenix... go to the "finding your tribe" forum and ask there. I know there are a lot of Phoenix mamas here.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By doula and mom
Good luck! And congrats on getting through it!...

Good luck! And congrats on getting through it! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-17-2006, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By doula and mom
I've had 3 clients who all had mec, varying...

I've had 3 clients who all had mec, varying degrees of how thick, etc. One was post-dates (but who always goes long with her pregnancies), and 2 were before their edd.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-16-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By doula and mom
These are sort of like the electronic version of...

These are sort of like the electronic version of sea bands. They look like this (http://www.newlaunches.com/entry_images/1205/14/reliefband.jpg). They shoot a little electronic buzz down your arm,...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-16-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By doula and mom
Does anyone have experience or a client who used...

Does anyone have experience or a client who used ReliefBand during pregnancy? Thanks.
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