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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By SplashingPuddle
alivewithyou: Our midwife lends out copies of...

alivewithyou: Our midwife lends out copies of "Happiest Baby on the Block". It sounds sort of gymic-y but I highly recommend it for soothing crying/colic. I thought I had it all memorized, but with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Natalia - thank-you for sharing your story! I am...

Natalia - thank-you for sharing your story! I am so hoping our twin home birth does not turn into a hospital transfer, as I have heard we will likely not be well received.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,067
Posted By SplashingPuddle
forest: With twins I am currently measuring 8...

forest: With twins I am currently measuring 8 weeks ahead, so 32cm at 24 weeks. I've gained close to 40lbs.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
katelove: Thank-you for your reply. It is very...

katelove: Thank-you for your reply. It is very helpful and interesting. I am wondering...I am carrying twins, so I am trying to figure out the position of twin A. I suspect based on lots of really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-27-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Determining baby's "station" with breech baby?

I am wondering if anyone knows how to determine a breech baby's "station" as birth approaches? My first two babies were vertex (head-down) and I could always feel their heads getting lower and lower...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-27-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I don't think the 'hypnosis' part worked for me,...

I don't think the 'hypnosis' part worked for me, but hypnobabies really worked for me in terms of reducing fear and preparing mentally for a positive birth. Also, I felt more connected to my baby as...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,067
Posted By SplashingPuddle
zzzzzane: I don't think I could drive 5 hours...

zzzzzane: I don't think I could drive 5 hours now, let alone in a couple months, but I am sure that there are ways to accomplish it safely and hopefully comfortably. That said, I need to relocate...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,323
Posted By SplashingPuddle
funfunky: I enjoyed the article that you linked...

funfunky: I enjoyed the article that you linked too =)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Toothfairy: I am also doing hypnobabies, and it...

Toothfairy: I am also doing hypnobabies, and it was really helpful last time. I don't know if I ever really experienced "hypnosis" but then I was a bit sceptical. But hypnobabies helped...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,323
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I can't wait to be officially in the 3rd...

I can't wait to be officially in the 3rd trimester, since I've been measuring ahead by 8 weeks, so I am as large as I should be in the 3rd trimester already!

The other day someone said to me,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By SplashingPuddle
toothfairy: I am interested when you say that...

toothfairy: I am interested when you say that your body is changing...what sort of things are you noticing? I am really wanting to be aware of changes early on, since my community is too remote that...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,067
Posted By SplashingPuddle
ldserrano: I have found it a bit harder with...

ldserrano: I have found it a bit harder with this pregnancy in terms of connecting because I am expecting twins. I am often asked if I can tell the difference between them, and I cannot. They are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By SplashingPuddle
If you are considering a midwife, could it be...

If you are considering a midwife, could it be possible to have one present in the house, but not actually present for the labour/delivery? That way if you felt you needed someone, you could call her,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Sourire and Chuord: With your breech babies,...

Sourire and Chuord:
With your breech babies, do you mean that you could also feel your babies through the pelvic floor/ vagina? I have always been able to feel my baby's heads during cervix...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Newborn sleep positions: We co-slept with our...

Newborn sleep positions: We co-slept with our last baby swaddled for the first month. We also had a snuuza clip on her diaper which beeps if the baby stops breathing.

I am 25w2d now, and I have...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-21-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I only had one visit with an OB during this...

I only had one visit with an OB during this current pregnancy, because it is required to consult once in the case of twins. But is there shared care in your area, where a midwife and OB work...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My water consumption always suffers in pregnancy....

My water consumption always suffers in pregnancy. At first it is because water makes me more nauseous, but now I don't have that excuse anymore.

What usually happens to me is that I sort of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,067
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am so excited that we have just found midwives...

I am so excited that we have just found midwives that will support are twin home birth =) I am a bit in awe of this, since I have wanted it from the beginning, but midwifery is regulated here (and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Daisy - I have also gained 32lbs at 24 weeks, and...

Daisy - I have also gained 32lbs at 24 weeks, and I always gained a lot in my other pregnancies (60lbs with my first and 75lbs with my second).

I wish I was nesting because it might give me some...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 305
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Today at 24 weeks my milk returned to my breast...

Today at 24 weeks my milk returned to my breast that had dried up. I am constantly amazed by nursing in pregnancy!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mountain - that is great that the bleeding...

Mountain - that is great that the bleeding cleared up. Wow, $200 is a lot, is that transportation etc? Since the ultrasounds are free, right?

I just had amazing news. I have found registered...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-17-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How...

Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How are you doing now?

Cloth diapers: I've found that sometimes some of the new ones need to be boiled several times in order to produce absorbency. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB...

mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB that you like. I am curious though, in my area, OBs seem to work in teams so that you rarely if ever have your own OB for your birth. How does it work...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am finding that I am sleeping better in this...

I am finding that I am sleeping better in this pregnancy than my last two, mainly because I am only waking up to go to the bathroom once/night (which is less than previous pregnancies). I also wake...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-06-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 17,366
Posted By SplashingPuddle
One of my strategies for getting through...

One of my strategies for getting through sleepless nights is repeating simple chants over and over. I remember my youngest as a newborn screaming for hours and hours through the night, and I just...
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