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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By RobynHeud
Also, I'd like to point out that midwifery is not...

Also, I'd like to point out that midwifery is not illegal in NC. It is only direct-entry midwives who are not allowed to practice. At this point I would be wary of anything your family tells you,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By RobynHeud
Hugs to you, mama. I've done two UCs now, my last...

Hugs to you, mama. I've done two UCs now, my last being just four weeks ago. I too have a pretty deep fear of hospitals and doctors and that loss of autonomy that seems to go with having a baby. I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-21-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By RobynHeud
The UC of Henrietta Rose

Cliff Notes: Born 3/18/2015 @ 5pm, 40+1, 8 lbs 1 oz, 19" long, 3rd child, 2nd UC

This was child #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) for us and since both of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By RobynHeud
Have you tried calling the vital records office...

Have you tried calling the vital records office and asking? That thirty days might not be a hard and fast rule.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By RobynHeud
I recognized transition when I recognized the...

I recognized transition when I recognized the crazy, irrational thoughts I was having (or at least irrational for me :smile:). I was also telling my husband that I couldn't do it and didn't want to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By RobynHeud
Thanks for all your advice. katealicia, what...

Thanks for all your advice. katealicia, what dose did you take and for how long? Did you continue taking it through the pregnancy? And was there a specific brand that you used? Thanks nedurak for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-23-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By RobynHeud
Thanks for all the responses. The bacteria is...

Thanks for all the responses. The bacteria is enterococcus, which I know is one of the less common ones and may not respond as well to the normal cranberry/d-mannose routine. I am also getting...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By RobynHeud
Bladder Infection

This is more of a rant than anything, but I know a lot of you have done UP as well as UC and am curious to know how this was handled. I went in last week for a prenatal appointment, the only one of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By RobynHeud
And this just showed up in my email today. Full...

And this just showed up in my email today. Full of great info regarding gbs and treatment options.

www.mommypotamus.com/group-b-strep/?mc_cid=bb9f06c3ae&mc_eid=0e8b5cc150
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By RobynHeud
Just to add my two bits, but if you look up the...

Just to add my two bits, but if you look up the hibiclens regimen it might give you more insight into what you can do instead of antibiotics during the birth. Things to avoid, especially once your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By RobynHeud
Random question, but did you notice movement...

Random question, but did you notice movement pretty early as well? DH and I are not as far along but also don't want any ultrasounds and due to the crazy difference in this pregnancy from my first...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By RobynHeud
Just as a note, this article doesn't mention the...

Just as a note, this article doesn't mention the fact that San Diego County is different from the rest of the state.  For one, Vital Records won't touch it.  You have to file a petition with the...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By RobynHeud
I was four when I was old enough to read the...

I was four when I was old enough to read the tags on the presents and I realized that Santa's handwriting was exactly like my mother's.  I didn't say anything though, probably because I was nervous...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,359
Posted By RobynHeud
My husband was really reluctant to do the whole...

My husband was really reluctant to do the whole Santa Claus thing.  I think a big part of it was that he wanted the children to be aware that we were doing this for them, not some mystical being.  I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By RobynHeud
Once your petition is granted, it needs to be...

Once your petition is granted, it needs to be filed with the probate court and they'll give you a court order establishing fact of birth.  Once you have this, you mail it in to Sacramento.  Here's...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,368
Posted By RobynHeud
That's great about the steroid infections. the...

That's great about the steroid infections. the friend who's babies came at 37 weeks all had breathing issues except the ones who had the injections. She asked for them with number 7 and was denied...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-31-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,368
Posted By RobynHeud
i think a big part of it is that you're had...

i think a big part of it is that you're had previous pre-term births with few, if any, complications. My second was was a UC at 36 weeks, the first having been born just shy of 37. I was a little...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By RobynHeud
I was diagnosed with GDM with my first (still...

I was diagnosed with GDM with my first (still bothers me a bit because I found that the place I got tested had thresholds set 10 points lower than ACOG's standards, so...) who I gave birth to in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By RobynHeud
I'm guessing you live in San Diego?  She is...

I'm guessing you live in San Diego?  She is wrong, at least about waiting two years.  You will have to go to the courts though.  We just went through this about a year and a half ago.  Here's the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By RobynHeud
My last birth was a UC and happened one day shy...

My last birth was a UC and happened one day shy of 36 weeks.  My first was an induction (pre-e) at 36w4d with contractions (that I couldn't actually feel) having already started and a ripe cervix. ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-15-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By RobynHeud
My last birth, which was also a UC, I did tear,...

My last birth, which was also a UC, I did tear, but not on my episiotomy scar.  It was at the top, next to my clitoris. which may sound worse, but it healed so much faster and easier than the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By RobynHeud
You may want to read "Exercising Through Your...

You may want to read "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy".  It goes over a study they did following women who were sedentary vs. women who were very active (think marathoners).  If I recall...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,894
Posted By RobynHeud
I've always felt that there is too much focus on...

I've always felt that there is too much focus on reading and math in schools.  I didn't learn fractions because some teacher explained what the numbers and lines on the paper meant, but because I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By RobynHeud
I do my best to keep myself in complete denial...

I do my best to keep myself in complete denial as to when the baby is coming.  My due date with the last one was early December and I was telling everyone mid-December.  On the other hand, I am a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,489
Posted By RobynHeud
Oh, can we please do away with the growth...

Oh, can we please do away with the growth charts?  My first went from 6 lbs at birth to 18 lbs at 4 months, just on breast milk, and the docs were freaking out that he was gaining too fast and he...
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