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Forum: December 2011   11-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 100
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Posted By sowega
Just got my beads in the mail! Gorgeous!! Thanks...

Just got my beads in the mail! Gorgeous!! Thanks again for all you've done :)
Forum: December 2011   11-15-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,514
Posted By sowega
I sent glass butterfly beads because butterflies...

I sent glass butterfly beads because butterflies are a sign of transformation and new life. And I really like them! :)
Forum: December 2011   11-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,514
Posted By sowega
I'm almost 37 weeks now and usually deliver...

I'm almost 37 weeks now and usually deliver around 38-39 weeks. Been having prodromal labor for days..lol...  I would be seriously surprised if I made it to my Dec 3rd due date. No pressure, but I...
Forum: December 2011   10-12-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By sowega
I've taken four of them home! I just talked to...

I've taken four of them home! I just talked to my doc or midwife beforehand and they told me to bring a couple of large freezer bags :)  They packaged it discreetly and asked me to put it in my...
Forum: December 2011   10-12-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,514
Posted By sowega
Mine just came in!  They were supposed to have...

Mine just came in!  They were supposed to have been here last week. I'm gonna head to the post office in a bit and will send them priority mail. So sorry! I hope I'm not too late!
 
Forum: December 2011   09-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By sowega
I probably should! I'm due on Dec. 3rd, but have...

I probably should! I'm due on Dec. 3rd, but have only once made it past my due date - with my 3rd who has a genetic condition that often causes a longer pregnancy. My sixth was born at 38 weeks, so...
Forum: Homebirth   09-07-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By sowega
I have the octagonal (ocean reef) fishy pool...

I have the octagonal (ocean reef) fishy pool that I paid $36 for after shipping, but it's gonna be too big for our bedroom so I ended up buying a smaller one. If you can't find one anywhere else,...
Forum: December 2011   09-05-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,093
Posted By sowega
I think I first read about breathing the baby...

I think I first read about breathing the baby down in a hypnobirthing book. Basically, it mother-directed pushing while NOT holding your breath. When you hold your breath, you tend to tense up your...
Forum: December 2011   09-02-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,093
Posted By sowega
My first two were c-sections and my last 4 have...

My first two were c-sections and my last 4 have been VBA2Cs. With my first VBAC, I pushed gently while lying on my side and had 3 stitches, but with my 2nd I was on my back and being coached into...
Forum: December 2011   08-31-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,091
Posted By sowega
  I'm fairly new as well:   EDD: 12/3 ...


I'm fairly new as well:
 
EDD: 12/3
Age at conception/delivery: 45
What "number" child this is for you: #7 (5th girl!)
birth plans: Homebirth with a midwife - first hb after 4 hospital...
Forum: December 2011   08-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 661
Posted By sowega
I find that with every pregnancy they start...

I find that with every pregnancy they start earlier and are stronger. So, with #7 on the way, I've been having them for weeks! Annoying sometimes, but I feel like it's a good sign that my body is...
Forum: December 2011   08-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By sowega
I had breastfeeding struggles with my epi babies...

I had breastfeeding struggles with my epi babies and then later found out there can be a link between the use of fentanyl (commonly used in epidural cocktails) and breastfeeding. I also agree with...
Forum: December 2011   08-16-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By sowega
That's miserable! I've had it with a few of mine...

That's miserable! I've had it with a few of mine and chiro has been a lifesaver. Now I make a point of going every week once I hit the third trimester. Lots of other great suggestions here. I hope...
Forum: December 2011   08-15-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 554
Posted By sowega
This is my 7th, so we're not taking a class, but...

This is my 7th, so we're not taking a class, but I am doing the Hypnobabies home course and really enjoying it! We did take a class before the birth of our 3rd (my first VBAC) and the info was very...
Forum: December 2011   08-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By sowega
I definitely agree with Erin...you don't need -...

I definitely agree with Erin...you don't need - or deserve - a doctor like that! If she's that way now, I can't imagine how she would act during your birth. I assume you're planning a hospital...
Forum: December 2011   08-13-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By sowega
and thought I should introduce myself! I am due...

and thought I should introduce myself! I am due on December 3rd with #7. My first two were c-sections then I had 4 hospital VBA2Cs. Due to the increasingly hostile environment surrounding VBACs, I...
Forum: Homebirth   08-07-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By sowega
My husband has requested that I get a liner,...

My husband has requested that I get a liner, which it does seem would make cleanup easier. I think we're gonna use the bigger, hexagonal fishy pool. Can anyone recommend a liner for that size? Seems...
Forum: Homebirth   07-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By sowega
I'm new here and just wanted to introduce...

I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I've had 2 c-sections, then 4 hospital vbacs. I've driven over the state line (about an hour) for my vbacs, but since the last one (and the...
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