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Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-28-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I wasn't sure where to post. I just needed to...

I wasn't sure where to post. I just needed to 'talk' to someone.

I have a newborn that was born a month ago. He is my 8th. All of my dc are under 10 years old. My dh has been deployed since...
Forum: April 2010   03-19-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I am so ready to be done. I was ready two weeks...

I am so ready to be done. I was ready two weeks ago and I am only 37 weeks now. I guess I am feeling a lot of pressure to get him out early because of my dh's military deployment times and such. If...
Forum: April 2010   12-30-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,672
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I get a lot of comments. The most common one is...

I get a lot of comments. The most common one is having my hands full. I just respond by telling them, 'yes, but we have a lot of fun'. My dh was always asked by his SFIL when he was getting 'fixed.'...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 39,635
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Hello again ladies. Sorry I have been mia for so...

Hello again ladies. Sorry I have been mia for so long. I can't get on here much because it takes time away from the dc. Dh is leaving next Tuesday for Camp Shelby. We moved about 3 weeks ago and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-01-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
My dh hates to read stuff too. So, I read all...

My dh hates to read stuff too. So, I read all the information and let him know what to do in case something happened~a very condensed version. Ie: if I am gushing blood, do this; if I am screaming,...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-18-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 39,635
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Thanks for all the encouragement. We weren't...

Thanks for all the encouragement. We weren't really planning to have so many, it just happened that way. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif It has been pretty stressful...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 39,635
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I just found this board and wanted to join. My...

I just found this board and wanted to join. My name is Julie and my dh is getting ready for his first deployment. He has been in the military for 11 years now. He started out in the Air Force...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I will be going the the ob to discuss getting a...

I will be going the the ob to discuss getting a cerclage on monday. I am 19 weeks along and I was 2 cm dilated on Friday. However, it is closing back up today. So, if my cervix keeps opening and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Everyone reacts differently to it. Some it will...

Everyone reacts differently to it. Some it will cause more contractions/BH and some it doesn't have much outward effect. My suggestion would be to try it and see. I like to take it as soon as I find...
Forum: April 2010   11-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif That is great! One of my boys peed on me right after being delivered. The dr held him up and he peed right on me. LOL
Forum: April 2010   11-13-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Quote: Originally Posted by lynsage...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lynsage http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14668883)
Not in the club but peeking in to say:
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Forum: April 2010   11-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Some aches and pains, but mostly great! I...

Some aches and pains, but mostly great!

I feel great! But I am struggling keeping this baby in. My body just doesn't want to do this anymore. Hence the bedrest. bleh.
Forum: Vaccinations   11-12-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Dh just got the flu and swine flu vaccine a few...

Dh just got the flu and swine flu vaccine a few days ago. Yesterday he was sick. Is it possible for him to give it to anyone? I heard that the swine flu cannot be spread if it is given in shot form,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Thank you for your input. I haven't called her...

Thank you for your input. I haven't called her yet-I'm not even sure if she is around this week. But I am watching to see if it happens again. I am just not too sure if it is a bladder infection or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I am not sure if I am leaking fluid or not. I...

I am not sure if I am leaking fluid or not. I think I emptied my bladder, but stuff kept comming out when I would lean forward or waited a second or so. This continued for a minute or so before I...
Forum: April 2010   10-31-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I was just wondering how many of us are on...

I was just wondering how many of us are on bedrest or partial bedrest. You can come here and commiserate or give each other pointers on how to get through this.

I have been put on partial bedrest...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-31-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Time wise, they were similar depending on...

Time wise, they were similar depending on gender. However, they are all different children and each labor was unique to each child.

My opinion is that you prepare for what ever might come and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Thank you. I am feeling better as time goes on...

Thank you. I am feeling better as time goes on and things start falling into place. I am still viewing my birth as an Unhindered birth and plan to treat things the same as with my other UCs. I like...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-30-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
He is supposed to be gone for 12 months. I cried...

He is supposed to be gone for 12 months. I cried the first few weeks after finding out that he was going to be gone when this baby is due. But I am glad that I now have two wonderful ladies helping...
Forum: April 2010   10-30-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif That is scary. I went through something similar with this pg. I am still dealing with cramping and have been put on partial bedrest. I know it...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Well, I had been planning another UC (#3), but I...

Well, I had been planning another UC (#3), but I had to change my plan. Dh was suddenly notified that he is getting deployed and I am not comfortable birthing with no support person. So, the midwife...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
There is another factor that no one has...

There is another factor that no one has mentioned that I know of, and it is the ABO sensitization. Yes, it does factor in with your chances of becoming sensitized with the Anti-D. If the mother is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I'm a little confused. You were planning a hb...

I'm a little confused. You were planning a hb with a midwife before you found out that she couldn't 'catch' your baby. Right? So the midwife is/was fine about the bleeding disorder and was ready to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,041
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
I was just thinking about this very topic today...

I was just thinking about this very topic today because I was seriously considering sending my dc to ps. My dh just found out that he is getting deployed and I was looking to minimize the stress in...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By EmmaWoodhouse
Thank you for your comments on this. And even...

Thank you for your comments on this. And even though my last two births were UC and I did everything possible to prevent mixing infant blood with mine, the placenta would not detach properly and...
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