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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-09-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,872
Posted By MissMia
I had a successful UC on September 15th, 2011 :-)

I had a successful UC on September 15th, 2011 :-)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 41,087
Posted By MissMia
Springfield, Illinois:     call the county...

Springfield, Illinois:  
 
call the county clerks office (in the building where you can pay your CWLP bill by the library) and speak with Dottie.  They won't give you the paperwork until after the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-26-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By MissMia
Sounds like you are taking great care of...

Sounds like you are taking great care of yourself and your baby!  I drank tea throughout my pregnancy:   mix of red raspberry leaf, nettles, oatstraw, & rooibos.  It helps tone your uterus to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-14-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By MissMia
wow, I looked up birth in France quickly and it...

wow, I looked up birth in France quickly and it seems horrible :-(  Is there a chance you could go visit supportive relatives or friends in another country to give birth?  Are you American?  Do you...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-13-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By MissMia
I am having an unassisted birth any day now, and...

I am having an unassisted birth any day now, and I decided to get prenatal care from hospital-based CNMs.  I decided not to tell them (or many other people for that matter) that I am planning a UC...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By MissMia
http://www.cafemom.com/group/2212/forums/read/128...

http://www.cafemom.com/group/2212/forums/read/12886898/Preparing_for_an_Unassisted_Birth
 
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/index.html
 
I agree with Heart and Hands too.
Good luck on your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By MissMia
If the baby continues to be breech, water birth...

If the baby continues to be breech, water birth is a great option.  When the baby comes out butt/feet first, there is a risk of the baby taking its first breath while its butt and umbilical cord are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By MissMia
Congratulations!  I am not ready to tell my...

Congratulations!  I am not ready to tell my family so I am impressed by your bravery :-)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By MissMia
Oh and I feel like I am pretty in tune with...

Oh and I feel like I am pretty in tune with myself and my body.  But sometimes I totally miss things, that's when my husband steps in and supports me :-)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By MissMia
I too am planning a UC for my first birth :-)  I...

I too am planning a UC for my first birth :-)  I am due in mid September.
 
I am not an experienced meditator.  I do meditate sometimes but it is very difficult for me.  What works best for me is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,804
Posted By MissMia
I rarely post here because it is too public for...

I rarely post here because it is too public for my taste.  I prefer closed forums where a simple internet search won't bring up posts I have written.  
 
I would love for this forum to be similar...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By MissMia
I am scared of CPS too.  But you don't have to...

I am scared of CPS too.  But you don't have to let that fear stop you from UC if you really want to have one.  I am planning a UC and to help myself feel "safe" I am getting mainstream prenatal care...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By MissMia
In Illinois medicaid will pay for a hospital...

In Illinois medicaid will pay for a hospital based CNM.  You might look into that.  But not all the CNMs are "midwives" some are just as into interventions as OBs so interview them well.  I am...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-21-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MissMia
Well, mainly its been stress so far lol.  I did...

Well, mainly its been stress so far lol.  I did find out that my iron levels are great, something I couldn't have checked myself.  But the #1 reason I'm going is to cover my butt just in case I need...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By MissMia
I am looking for a prenatal caregiver who can...

I am looking for a prenatal caregiver who can continue to be our pediatrician after birth and who is supportive of delayed/selective vaccines, natural birth, and attachment parenting.  I am looking...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
  up/uc
Views: 1,271
Posted By MissMia
yes, I tested. This is my first pregnancy and I...

yes, I tested. This is my first pregnancy and I had been trying to get pregnant for 6 months, so I had already been testing every month. Because its my first time, I didn't know what the signs or...
Forum: Homebirth   03-18-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,520
Posted By MissMia
I think doucheing with a mild solution of...

I think doucheing with a mild solution of hibiclense at home might be a good precaution, esp if the baby is early http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif This is my first pregnancy so I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,032
Posted By MissMia
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am pregnant for...

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am pregnant for the first time! I'm due in late September. I'm on medicaid so I am getting prenatal care from my family doctor. We are pretending to her that I'm...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By MissMia
yay private forums are so much better!

yay private forums are so much better!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
  WWYD
Views: 1,268
Posted By MissMia
I actually have a similar issue to you,...

I actually have a similar issue to you, happynaturalmama. I feel like I have a very mild yeast infection. Before pregnancy I always treated my mild yeast infections with a bulb of garlic up there....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By MissMia
I am looking to interview some area homebirth...

I am looking to interview some area homebirth midwives to find one who I click with to assist with my homebirth in mid September. Anyone else in Central Illinois that can help me out please. Thank...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By MissMia
TabithaB, Are you willing to share the phone...

TabithaB, Are you willing to share the phone number of the midwife in town with me? Why did you decide not to use her services?

Do the midwives from Bloomington drive down here?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By MissMia
Hi!  I live in Springfield, IL and want a...

Hi!  I live in Springfield, IL and want a homebirth.  How does one find homebirth attendants here? 
 
It seems like no one in Springfield is active at all in these sorts of things at least not on...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By MissMia
TabithaB, I live in Springfield, il and am...

TabithaB, I live in Springfield, il and am trying to find a homebirth midwife too!  It's very difficult, isn't it!  Did you manage to find anyone to help you?
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