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Forum: Birth Stories   09-12-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,777
Posted By emthom
I should add that reading other women talk about...

I should add that reading other women talk about how they feel like a failure because all the previous generations of women in their family had natural births but they didn't (when they've been the...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,777
Posted By emthom
My mother's experience definitely shaped mine! I...

My mother's experience definitely shaped mine! I was a brow presentation baby so my mom had a c/s for me and then had considered a vbac for my brother but ended up being (easily) persuaded into RCS...
Forum: Allergies   06-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,078
Posted By emthom
I have read that tea tree oil can cause hormonal...

I have read that tea tree oil can cause hormonal issues in young boys so I have been hesitant to use it, but it sounds like a lot of people use it without issue. What dilution do you use for...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 450
Posted By emthom
Hi, I'm going to be 30 this year :/ (having a...

Hi, I'm going to be 30 this year :/ (having a harder time with that than I thought I would). I am pregnant with baby #3. I have two boys who are 2.5 and 1 yr and am due Sept 25th with the next one....
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-04-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By emthom
I could really use a chiro at least. Any recs in...

I could really use a chiro at least. Any recs in the jackson/lansing area for a good chiro who uses webster method?
Thanks!
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By emthom
Moving to the Stockbridge area and willing to...

Moving to the Stockbridge area and willing to travel to Jackson or Lansing if needed for a family doc who is okay with selective/delayed vax. Also need a family dentist and chiropractor, preferably...
Forum: VBAC   11-26-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By emthom
"Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two" is...

"Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two" is fairly recent if you are looking for more up-to-date info.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By emthom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by linnea27 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346447/sadness-after-natural-birth#post_16896434)

...recovery...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-21-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By emthom
I realize this is probably too late to help, but...

I realize this is probably too late to help, but I didn't really have any symptoms with #1.  Normally I would have brown discharge and then the next day start my AF which would bring on the cramps. ...
Forum: Family Planning   06-06-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By emthom
That is the tricky part for us. We don't live...

That is the tricky part for us. We don't live near any family so we won't have much outside support. My dh is AMAZING though and we make such a great team. We do everything together and that has...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   06-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By emthom
Does anyone have any experience (positive or...

Does anyone have any experience (positive or negative) with Misty and/or the Brookhaven Birth Center in Harrisonburg, VA? I know they haven't been open for very long, but I'm hoping someone out...
Forum: Family Planning   05-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By emthom
This is great! This is exactly what I was...

This is great! This is exactly what I was looking for...the good and the bad and everything in between. My grandma is one of 11 children and we have Thanksgiving and 4th of July with her whole...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-16-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,462
Posted By emthom
I found the katysays blog during my recent...

I found the katysays blog during my recent pregnancy and had tried to start squatting more but if I try to do it for any length of time my feet start to fall asleep. And once I get up out of the...
Forum: Family Planning   05-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By emthom
Thank you so much ladies! I will check out that...

Thank you so much ladies! I will check out that book, and I really appreciate all the advice and your sharing of your experiences! It helps me believe it's not impossible :)
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   05-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By emthom
I had heard great things about Peggy and Kim...

I had heard great things about Peggy and Kim too, but I got screwed out of my homebirth with them when they started transitioning their practice to the birth center (I live in Fredericksburg).  I...
Forum: Family Planning   05-08-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By emthom
We have an 8 month old ds who has been such an...

We have an 8 month old ds who has been such an easy baby. My husband and I have always wanted a bigger family. We always agreed at least 3 but I was leaning toward 4. I finally talked him into 4,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By emthom
Thank you! That is what I thought, but I wanted...

Thank you! That is what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. Regarding my low supply... I guess I thought fenugreek and pumping more would get my breasts to make more and once I got back up to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By emthom
I had a recent issue of severely decreased...

I had a recent issue of severely decreased supply for my 7.5 month old, which I think I may have corrected (fingers crossed) with fenugreek and more pumping during the day. But this got me...
Forum: VBAC   02-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By emthom
So I just had my c/s 5 months ago. Recovery was...

So I just had my c/s 5 months ago. Recovery was amazing compared to what I've heard a lot of other women say, and it has generally not been all that tough. I never really had pain at the incision or...
Forum: VBAC   01-18-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,721
Posted By emthom
Some women just take a long time to dilate. I...

Some women just take a long time to dilate. I was in labor for 69 hours before they pressured me into a c-section. Labor started Sunday at 11am. After only 6 hours of labor my contractions were...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-09-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By emthom
It was in my birth plan that I wanted to keep it...

It was in my birth plan that I wanted to keep it and I made sure every nurse, the Dr, and everyone else in the OR knew that was what I wanted. They were happy to oblige. I got asked a lot of...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By emthom
We started our journey into parenthood expecting...

We started our journey into parenthood expecting to have a home water birth with CPMs.  Very uneventful pregnancy, but I started feeling dizzy every now and then at 36 weeks, but my bp wasn’t high. ...
Forum: August 2011   08-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 5,913
Posted By emthom
I really had been trying to maintain a zen-like...

I really had been trying to maintain a zen-like patience with myself, my body and this baby.  I really felt that things will happen when they happen and I wasn't even really going to consider myself...
Forum: Homebirth   07-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By emthom
Thank you XanaduMama!  After some soul...

Thank you XanaduMama!  After some soul searching, we decided to stick with a home birth.  I ordered my birth kit today, now I just need to figure out which birth pool to get...  Getting so excited!...
Forum: Homebirth   07-14-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By emthom
So I'm going for home water birth.  My jetted...

So I'm going for home water birth.  My jetted tub is too shallow (17" to brim so can probably only fill it to 13" or so), so I want to buy/rent a birth pool.  I want to do this for as cheap as...
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