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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Arete
ooh, bad memories. i broke my own ankle when ds...

ooh, bad memories. i broke my own ankle when ds was 6 months old and it was HORRIBLE. trying to achieve any level of comfort in that miserable cast, scrambling up to nurse multiple times a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-30-2013, 02:27 AM
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Posted By Arete
i know this sounds like the same old story, but...

i know this sounds like the same old story, but maybe with a variation someone can shed light on. dd was an excellent sleeper first 4 months, hit regression, and has never recovered. she will be 1...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-26-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Arete
Thanks to all, and particularly the PMs (which I...

Thanks to all, and particularly the PMs (which I didn't respond to, but read with great appreciation) for all your kind thoughts.  My little girl was born 8/16, very healthy and with a gorgeous head...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Arete
Update #2:   Thanks for the kind thoughts to...

Update #2:
 
Thanks for the kind thoughts to all.  I had the version on Tues., and it did not work.  My heart tells me the baby is not going to turn, probably because of some physical impediment....
Forum: C-section Birth   07-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Arete
Update: 36.5 weeks and despite wearing myself to...

Update: 36.5 weeks and despite wearing myself to nothing with appts. w/ chiros, acupucture, cranio-sacral, and hypnosis, plus constant exercises at home (I even scrubbed all the floors on my hands...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Arete
I'm not sure why I'm writing this as I have such...

I'm not sure why I'm writing this as I have such a good support network, but I am alone with my son during a lot of each day and the fear is killing me.  Two years ago the natural, birth center...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-22-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
I've gone back over this many times now, but I...

I've gone back over this many times now, but I will do it once more.  When I spoke my fears about moms, dads, or caretakers using a crib as a vehicle for neglect, I was responding to the accounts on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
Once again, APToddlermama, you are ignoring the...

Once again, APToddlermama, you are ignoring the fact that I was responding only to the second topic on this thread, the one about the neglectful parents, and not the third, the one about the parents...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
When I got to this thread yesterday, I had just...

When I got to this thread yesterday, I had just finished reading two others (one in Homebirth, one in Health), neither of which I was part of, where various people were claiming to be extremely...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
Maybe it's the lack of sleep from last night,...

Maybe it's the lack of sleep from last night, but it does seem to me these days people are coming to this site for the sole purpose of being offended.  I was NOT the one who recounted any of the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
Very good link.  Substance abuse is, to no one's...

Very good link.  Substance abuse is, to no one's surprise, the main culprit and has been all along.  I don't suppose the city would consider handing out co-sleepers instead of pack and plays?  There...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,725
Posted By Arete
I haven't been a member as long as some, but,...

I haven't been a member as long as some, but, for the record, I haven't seen much (almost nothing, really) in the way of people refusing to admit anything can go wrong with a midwife.  The almost...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-18-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
Facebook "friends."  Ugh.  But I wholeheartedly...

Facebook "friends."  Ugh.  But I wholeheartedly agree with Partaria: drunk driving billboards need to start a new campaign.  "Driving anywhere, ever, under any circumstances, is exactly the same as...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-15-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,730
Posted By Arete
SO counterintuitive: Milwaukee has higher infant...

SO counterintuitive: Milwaukee has higher infant death rates than third world countries.  Well OF COURSE!  People co-sleep in third world countries.  Hence, they have lower infant death rates.  Next...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-13-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Arete
I just thought I'd check in as tonight was a...

I just thought I'd check in as tonight was a real, true zombification night.  I actually stayed up to watch a movie.  DS woke up just as I went to bed at 11, then again at 1:30, and stayed awake til...
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Arete
After DS was born, I had pretty severe PTSD....

After DS was born, I had pretty severe PTSD.  Flashbacks, uncontrollable shaking, chills, and nightmares every night.  And anger, so much anger.  I kept fantasizing about going and blowing up the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-11-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By Arete
I was just wondering if anyone could give a tip...

I was just wondering if anyone could give a tip as to where I might find a good raw milk source in south central Wisconsin.  Thanks in advance!
Forum: Homebirth   11-10-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Arete
There's no question it is the 800 pound gorilla...

There's no question it is the 800 pound gorilla is the room.  (Or was it 500 pounds?  I can never remember how big that gorilla is supposed to be.)  I was sexually assaulted by a male pediatrician,...
Forum: VBAC   11-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Arete
Yes to waluso's point about the hospital being a...

Yes to waluso's point about the hospital being a stress in and of itself.  I found the hospital to be such a cruel and uncaring place (and I'd be back at the same one again), that even with the...
Forum: Homebirth   11-02-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,021
Posted By Arete
To go back to the books, one that has meant a...

To go back to the books, one that has meant a lot to me is the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedoff.  She goes a little too far with a theory meant to cover EVERY facet of human behavior, but it...
Forum: VBAC   10-19-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Arete
Ah, the old malpractice!  I did just talk to...

Ah, the old malpractice!  I did just talk to Kate, and she said her best secondary recommendation is Michiana Obstetrics & Gyn., with Dr. Neville (who is a woman).  She said she knows they are...
Forum: VBAC   10-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Arete
Just wanted to let you know I wrote to my...

Just wanted to let you know I wrote to my friend, but haven't heard back yet.  I'll let you know as soon as I do!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-14-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Arete
I am not always a Z.M. (zombie mama) these days,...

I am not always a Z.M. (zombie mama) these days, but man, I sure am today.  DS (15 months) was up every 2 hours and then up for good at 4:30.  (he is not co-sleeping anymore, but still in our room.)...
Forum: VBAC   10-13-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Arete
Happy to have a chance to help.  I wish you much...

Happy to have a chance to help.  I wish you much good fortune for your VBAC (I'm hoping for one myself sometime soon), and if you are lucky enough to get my friend as a nurse (her name is Kate...
Forum: VBAC   10-12-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Arete
Okay, here is my friend's reply: (she mentions...

Okay, here is my friend's reply: (she mentions the gender thing a couple of times because it is a big deal for me!)
 
 
 I would recommend Dr. DeStefano or my mid-wives which are in his practice....
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