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Forum: Unschooling   05-28-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By jenninjapan
I think perhaps some of kids annoyance to a...

I think perhaps some of kids annoyance to a parent using a different language is if they know it is not their first. Is French your first language? I truly believe it is called a mother tongue for a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By jenninjapan
My midwife came out twice to japan and travels...

My midwife came out twice to japan and travels all over the world. She is American trained but holds dual (Canadian /American) citizenship. She is based in Belize, but generally you need to book her...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By jenninjapan
I am writing this for anyone who is going for...

I am writing this for anyone who is going for their own VBAC - it IS possible!
 
My first baby was a csection at 38 weeks for breech.  Before the section I asked about VBAC and was told I could...
Forum: VBAC   09-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By jenninjapan
I had my HBA2C!   My 9lb 6oz baby boy was born...

I had my HBA2C!   My 9lb 6oz baby boy was born at home after 4 hours of intense labour.  Def Def the hypnobabies visualization, affirmations and relaxation made it all possible.  When active labour...
Forum: VBAC   05-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By jenninjapan
Going for a HBA2C this fall and was wondering...

Going for a HBA2C this fall and was wondering how anyone else did with the hypnobabies self-study course  - esp the VBAC tracks.  Did you find it helpful?   With my last one I went over 42 weeks and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-19-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By jenninjapan
I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks ago...

I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks ago and that was the motivation I needed to finally night wean my 19 mo old daughter.  Night weaning my son was actually quite easy and though he cried...
Forum: VBAC   09-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By jenninjapan
I am sure you know all about the stats and...

I am sure you know all about the stats and safety of vbacs after multiple sections.  That said, there are worse things than a repeat section. I spent 2 years doing everything possible and spent a...
Forum: VBAC   09-01-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By jenninjapan
Do it past 39 weeks or when you are at least 1cm...

Do it past 39 weeks or when you are at least 1cm or so.  It is uncomfortable and wont do anything unless your body and baby are ready.  So it could be the push your body needs or it could just be an...
Forum: Bob Sears   08-10-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By jenninjapan
  At DDs 4 week check up they did an...


At DDs 4 week check up they did an ultrasound on her and found that her right ureter at her kidney was enlarged and narrow at her bladder.  (at a 32 week ultrasound in utero they found the same...
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By jenninjapan
Not sure where to post this so will x post for...

Not sure where to post this so will x post for as much advice as possible.
 
 
At DDs 4 week check up they did an ultrasound on her and found that her right ureter at her kidney was enlarged and...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,895
Posted By jenninjapan
since she is only three months along you have...

since she is only three months along you have plenty of time to get a great library going for the new little one.  You can pick up all sorts of great kids books for 25 cents or so at most goodwill...
Forum: VBAC   07-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By jenninjapan
41+6 now. still waiting.....

41+6 now. still waiting.....
Forum: June 2011   06-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By jenninjapan
41+3 here and desperate for baby to come...

41+3 here and desperate for baby to come out.....so many factors are working against me I just cannot believe I am waking up every morning still pregnant.  I have fought tooth and nail throughout...
Forum: VBAC   06-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By jenninjapan
Has anyone had a successful VBAC after 42...

Has anyone had a successful VBAC after 42 weeks? 
 
I am 41w3d and still waiting for this little one to make her appearance.  She is in no hurry.  So now I have my midwife, dr, family all telling...
Forum: Homebirth   06-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By jenninjapan
we found a great doc and had a scan to check on...

we found a great doc and had a scan to check on placenta, amniotic fluid etc and everything was great.  We had a listen to the baby and heart rate was just fine and spent most of the time listening...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By jenninjapan
did castor oil after the bloody show on Friday...

did castor oil after the bloody show on Friday and all I got was a sore bum!  But since things are a bit more favourable today (baby at -1 now) might try again tonight.  Thanks for the suggestion! ...
Forum: Homebirth   06-27-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By jenninjapan
  I live in a place with a VBAC ban. So I...


I live in a place with a VBAC ban. So I hired a traveling midwife.  She arrived at 38w5d and I am now 41w0d.  Her plane to go home is on the 30th.  I thought I would have had my baby by now, but...
Forum: August 2011   06-14-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By jenninjapan
DS turned breech at 31 week-ish and stayed that...

DS turned breech at 31 week-ish and stayed that way.  Moxibustion and ECV did not work for us.  And if I could do everything over again, I def would go about it differently.  I went with the...
Forum: Homebirth   06-08-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By jenninjapan
I moved at around 30 weeks this past April.  It...

I moved at around 30 weeks this past April.  It was a bit frustrating not being able to do everything that I wanted straight away, but was fine. As for a midwife I have a traveling midwife and so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By jenninjapan
I just finished Nancy Aldort's book (you can...

I just finished Nancy Aldort's book (you can read about her in Ask the Experts section) and found it wonderful and illuminating.  Def AP  - her idea is when you have an autonomous and empowered...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By jenninjapan
My friend told me about the wonders of the paper...

My friend told me about the wonders of the paper cup.  She had a son though and not too sure how well it would work with a girl, but good if you are in a pinch.  You could also just have her pee ON...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-30-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,486
Posted By jenninjapan
This is def something I would keep to myself. ...

This is def something I would keep to myself.  No matter how much you like or trust an OB they are still bound by protocols and insurance - meaning generally their first and foremost thought is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 314
Posted By jenninjapan
I originally bought Evening primrose oil with...

I originally bought Evening primrose oil with the idea of starting it at 36 weeks, but almost 37 now and dont know whether to do it or not. (as in one capsule vaginally every night before bed). ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By jenninjapan
In the 2nd to 3rd month it was like this for us...

In the 2nd to 3rd month it was like this for us as well.  Generally I think most DHs just need to grow up.  'S/he hates me!' is such an unbelievable reaction for an adult to have to a BABY.  They...
Forum: VBAC   05-17-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By jenninjapan
This article was a great read.   ...

This article was a great read.
 
http://midwifethinking.com/2011/02/23/vbac-making-a-mountain-out-of-a-molehill/
 
Your risk for cord prolapse is greater than uterine rupture.
 
VBAC vs first...
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