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Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,500
Posted By colomomma
Vaginal Exams during labor!!! Hurt way more than...

Vaginal Exams during labor!!! Hurt way more than labor itself. If there is a next time for me, I am refusing.
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By colomomma
We are closing on a house soon, and will be...

We are closing on a house soon, and will be moving from a single bedroom to a large house. My daughter will be 12 months at the time of the move, but I plan on nursing until at least age two. We are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By colomomma
My little peanut is almost 6 months, and I feel...

My little peanut is almost 6 months, and I feel like she is nowhere near being ready for solids. I plan to wait  a little, possible 9-12 months and see how it goes. If we get to 12 months with no...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By colomomma
I have a two month old, so I have some time yet....

I have a two month old, so I have some time yet. I am curious what would be a suitable alternative to cows milk. My husband and I both have digestive (bedroom smells like a feed-lot) issues with...
Forum: Diapering   07-23-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By colomomma
I use Imagine all in one's from Nikki's Diapers....

I use Imagine all in one's from Nikki's Diapers. Don't really have an issue with leaks.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By colomomma
I hear so much that breastfeeding just melts the...

I hear so much that breastfeeding just melts the pounds away. I really don't find this to be the case, as I have been stuck at 15 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight for a few weeks now, despite a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-22-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
Wound up having an induction by a hospital...

Wound up having an induction by a hospital midwifery practice, instead of my birth center. The midwives were awesome, and didn't push the pit too much, or try and blast my baby out. I wound up...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
I had a biophysical profile, and it was totally...

I had a biophysical profile, and it was totally fine.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
UPDATE: I just had a non-reactive non-stress...

UPDATE: I just had a non-reactive non-stress test, at 41 weeks, one day. The midwifery practice will try again tomorrow, and if it is non-reactive again, they will recommend a medical induction. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By colomomma
I took the tour for the hospital I would...

I took the tour for the hospital I would transfer to. It helped put my mind at ease, so that I would not be seeing the hospital for the first time in labor, or even prepping for a c-section. I was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
My midwifery practice advised against Castor...

My midwifery practice advised against Castor oil. It sometimes has disastrous results, as others have mentioned. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-16-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
Since someone asked, I am mostly Caucasian, with...

Since someone asked, I am mostly Caucasian, with just a small bit of Native American.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
I tried EPO vaginally, and got this burning...

I tried EPO vaginally, and got this burning sensation, so I switched to orally only. Not sure if that is concerning. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By colomomma
I am 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced, very soft, -1...

I am 1 cm dilated and 70% effaced, very soft, -1 station, with a posterior cervix. I would really not worry about when my little darling wants to make her appearance, as I don't have that "sick of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-12-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By colomomma
A biophysical profile is an ultrasound which...

A biophysical profile is an ultrasound which measures the function of the placenta, the level of amniotic fluid, fetal movement/ muscle tone, and "breathing movements". I guess fetuses are supposed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By colomomma
Today is my due date, and I am birthing at a...

Today is my due date, and I am birthing at a birth center, with Certified Nurse Midwives. It is protocol at this center to schedule a biophysical profile and non-stress test at 41 weeks. I am just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By colomomma
I am doing the Hypnobabies home study course,...

I am doing the Hypnobabies home study course, and I am very happy with how relaxed it has made me thus far. I am birthing at a birth center, and plan on laboring in a pool.  I have been listening to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By colomomma
My MW practice is required by their acceditation...

My MW practice is required by their acceditation agency, and by the state to risk out mommas who have gestational diabetes. The legality of all these things really varies from state to state. If I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By colomomma
Actually I threw up literally everything but...

Actually I threw up literally everything but soda, so no. I did not have any orange juice, because I was so sick I couldn't drink even water. I was malnourished, I was malnourished my entire...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By colomomma
Just found out I am carrying a healthy baby...

Just found out I am carrying a healthy baby girl! Thanks for the advice, mommas! I feel so relieved now.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By colomomma
I am 28 weeks pregnant with a little girl, and I...

I am 28 weeks pregnant with a little girl, and I was wondering why my MW is not doing this. My blood pressure is always very low, so maybe she isn't worried about pre-eclampsia? I'll ask her at my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-03-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By colomomma
Thanks ladies. I decided to have the ultrasound,...

Thanks ladies. I decided to have the ultrasound, scheduled at 28 weeks. It was not worth the worry to me, and I think it is pretty unlikely that they would miss something like anencephaly on the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By colomomma
I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks to determine my...

I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks to determine my exact due date, since I have very long cycles. I was worried about going over 42 weeks, when I wasn't really overdue and risking out of my...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-06-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By colomomma
Which Pediatric Pathways Pediatrician is more...

Which Pediatric Pathways Pediatrician is more non-vax friendly?
 
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-06-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By colomomma
We chose MM because it was in-network, only to...

We chose MM because it was in-network, only to find out that our deductible was greater that the cost of the birth center.  I am still happy with the care and education that I have received thus...
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