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Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,609
Posted By kungfumoose
My first two children were both planned...

My first two children were both planned homebirths that ended in transfer and c-sections. There is a chance with both births that hospital care and early intervention could have prevented the need...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kungfumoose
We made it through the storm without baby...

We made it through the storm without baby showing up. We had a great kit all ready.
She's here now. It's a good thing I was prepared though. She was born after only 4 1/2 hours of labor!
Thanks...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kungfumoose
We will be traveling about 2.5 hours to the...

We will be traveling about 2.5 hours to the hospital where I plan to have the baby. It's the only one that will do a VBA2C. I had a successful VBA2C there two years ago, and they were completely...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By kungfumoose
I am currently at the end of my fourth HG...

I am currently at the end of my fourth HG pregnancy. (I was due yesterday)
The beginning is always the worst. If you're at 14 weeks, it will likely ease at least a little, soon. Are you taking any...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,835
Posted By kungfumoose
My first 2 children were born by emergency...

My first 2 children were born by emergency c-section, and I never got to the pushing stage (or even past 6cm) but my third was a VBAC, and my first vaginal birth. I pushed for less than 9 minutes....
Forum: Intact Care   01-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 279
Posted By kungfumoose
He's totally cleared up now. No more problems....

He's totally cleared up now. No more problems. It was gone that day. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I really think it was from not changing underwear.
Forum: Intact Care   01-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 279
Posted By kungfumoose
I deleted this post on the request of my son. ...

I deleted this post on the request of my son.
We no longer need advice, and he'd rather not have info about his personal areas out on the web. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-15-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By kungfumoose
I get a lot of yeast infections, and I was told...

I get a lot of yeast infections, and I was told that although it's fairly safe in pregnancy (I never checked that because it wasn't prescribed) it is not effective. I was told that it just doesn't...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-05-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By kungfumoose
When I decided to start vaccinating my children,...

When I decided to start vaccinating my children, they were 3 and almost 5. What I did was go to the CD page where the official USA schedule is....
Forum: VBAC   10-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By kungfumoose
Actually, I'm not in Washington anymore. We're...

Actually, I'm not in Washington anymore. We're in Kansas. I guess I should update my profile. DH is military, so we move a lot. I couldn't find ANY doctors to do a VBAC when we lived there, but that...
Forum: VBAC   09-19-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By kungfumoose
I had a successful VBAC after 2 c-sections 18...

I had a successful VBAC after 2 c-sections 18 months ago. I had my baby in the hospital, because I felt more comfortable with the OB I chose than any of the home birth midwives I had met.
I'm of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By kungfumoose
I actually came here to ask for info on safety...

I actually came here to ask for info on safety during pregnancy too.
I never saw a reason for the flu vaccine until 2 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I got the flu. It was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By kungfumoose
I've never heard of milk thistle. I'll have to...

I've never heard of milk thistle. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By kungfumoose
Thank you for trying to give me hope....

Thank you for trying to give me hope. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I do hope for the best, but I must prepare for the worst. I have three children, and had Hyperemesis all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-10-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By kungfumoose
I need to night wean my 14 mo old. I just found...

I need to night wean my 14 mo old. I just found out I am pregnant. I get Hyperemesis gravidarum and will need to take medication that makes me very drowsy, and is not safe for breast feeding (L4...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By kungfumoose
I'm feeling overwhelmed. I think I mostly just...

I'm feeling overwhelmed. I think I mostly just need to get all these thoughts out of my head.
I was homeschooled from Kindergarten until I went to college. I thought this was going to be way...
Forum: VBAC   09-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By kungfumoose
I just had a VBA2C. I chose it mainly because I...

I just had a VBA2C. I chose it mainly because I want to have the option of having more children. Every c- section you have gets riskier, and from what I've read, after the 5th section, the danger...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By kungfumoose
Okay, wow. I had no idea it was so common....

Okay, wow. I had no idea it was so common. That's very good to hear!
Threw me for a loop, but I guess I'll come to grips with it. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Thank you so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By kungfumoose
My daughter just barely turned 6. She is very...

My daughter just barely turned 6. She is very bright, and I suspect may be gifted. She is extremely advanced in social interactions, and acts more like 9 or 10 years old, not 6. She also gets along...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-30-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,372
Posted By kungfumoose
I've done it before. When my kids had the infant...

I've done it before. When my kids had the infant seats, I just leaned to the left, and forward slightly. (yes, I have very large boobs!)
I can't do it with our newest addition, because she's in a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-29-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By kungfumoose
My first birth with my daughter, she was...

My first birth with my daughter, she was posterior. We were trying a UC, and I'll never really know what was going on, because I had a funny feeling, and we went to the hospital. A ton of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By kungfumoose
If you haven't already found it, helpher.org is...

If you haven't already found it, helpher.org is a great resource for HG info, and the wonderfully supportive forums even have a board for HG recovery.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-16-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By kungfumoose
Yeah, it's generally 2 months of recovery for...

Yeah, it's generally 2 months of recovery for every month of HG.
If your meds were working, you had regular IV fluids, and mild-moderate HG, 1 month for every month of HG is usually enough though....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-12-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By kungfumoose
I would get your levels checked. I had...

I would get your levels checked. I had Hyperemesis too, and lost a lot of blood during delivery (600ml) the day I left the hospital, my hemoglobin levels were below 7. They are still pretty low, but...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By kungfumoose
My doctor wants me to repeat my GBS test because...

My doctor wants me to repeat my GBS test because I had been on antibiotics the week before mine. Yours may want to do that, or have you wait to take the test. I'd ask them.
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