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Forum: Birth and Baby Supplies   10-08-2014, 06:48 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By Caledvwlch
Hypnobabies 6th Ed.

Hypnobabies 6th Edition in good working order. Books and handouts are unmarked. Please PM with interest.

Mailing: Priority with DC/Tracking within the United States.
Cost: Asking $110ppd.
Will...
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By Caledvwlch
My first birth was much easier than my second...

My first birth was much easier than my second (last month) - shorter labor, faster pushing phase, and no tearing. I screamed my head off with my second. Incidentally, my recovery has been MUCH better...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Caledvwlch
With enough planning, depending on the laws of...

With enough planning, depending on the laws of wherever you live, you could likely arrange for them to be shipped to you (or to a contact who could then ship them to you).

I used goldenseal root...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-17-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Caledvwlch
Not medical advice, but my experience - I...

Not medical advice, but my experience -

I can't speak to outside the bathtub, but I brought baby to breast ASAP (nipple stimulation was the alternative). We expected placenta to detach easily....
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Caledvwlch
Older child wavers between "I want to kiss and...

Older child wavers between "I want to kiss and hug the baby all the time" and ignoring the baby. I'm not concerned, really. He does like to overshare on details, though, and he's not as content to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
Thank you all so much. You've been incredibly...

Thank you all so much. You've been incredibly reassuring. :)

I did see this article (http://www.anairhoads.org/?p=899) and thought that it was very interesting and raises good points - in that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
Wow. Yes, that is why I posted here - I...

Wow.

Yes, that is why I posted here - I could have sworn I saw information or topics regarding forms that individuals were asked to sign as part of their physician's practice, and important...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
It really was an honest oops, yes. But if time...

It really was an honest oops, yes. But if time wasn't a factor, we still wouldn't have the (invasive) screenings done. I am not opposed to a hearing screening, although I am not concerned.

I...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,911
Posted By Caledvwlch
I'm not sure that midwife even realized that it...

I'm not sure that midwife even realized that it was required by law. We weren't going to have any intrusive testing done anyway, so I guess it works out. She said that she'll go over the paperwork...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
I believe that it is the law where we live to...

I believe that it is the law where we live to either have the screening test (and have the results on file with the Department of Health) or to submit the opt-out waiver (and have a copy on file with...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,911
Posted By Caledvwlch
Question - did anyone opt out of the newborn...

Question - did anyone opt out of the newborn screening?

There's an opt-out form that we apparently have to sign and submit, and I'm just hesitant to just sign it - as I know that there are...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
Thank you for at least responding! I didn't...

Thank you for at least responding!

I didn't post this in General Health because I suspected that I'd be raked over the coals for wanting to opt-out. I might post in Unassisted Birth, though, as we...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Caledvwlch
My recent birth was a UC, although unplanned. My...

My recent birth was a UC, although unplanned. My first birth was extremely precipitous, though, so I had joked from the beginning about doing the "baby juggle" and had mentally prepared for the...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,911
Posted By Caledvwlch
Yuck, LiLStar! Feel better. I think someone else...

Yuck, LiLStar! Feel better. I think someone else in this group (blessed?) had posted about soy lecithin helping to prevent mastitis and plugged ducts. I promptly had my husband order some for me.
...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-08-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Caledvwlch
Newborn Screenings and Opt-Out Forms?

I did a search for this topic in the forums, and came up empty, so please pardon me if this is redundant.

Our family recently moved to a new area, and we had an out-of-hospital birth. After asking...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By Caledvwlch
Economic - (2.50) Social - (-0.46) I have...

Economic - (2.50)
Social - (-0.46)

I have very complex ideas and found myself being very nitpicky with the questions asked.

I agree completely with what beckybird said above - outside of...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,465
Posted By Caledvwlch
YAY! So so so happy for you. Rest and enjoy this...

YAY! So so so happy for you. Rest and enjoy this time with your family. <3
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   08-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Caledvwlch
Oh, no! Congratulations on Sullivan's birth...

Oh, no!

Congratulations on Sullivan's birth - even if it wasn't what you planned. I'm glad that you are both safe! I hope that you continue to recover and have plenty of help so you can just focus...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Caledvwlch
blessed - You can either substitute bananas (I...

blessed - You can either substitute bananas (I use them when they're overripe and very squishy) or ground flax seed mixed with water (you might need to double check, but I think it's 4 Tbsp flax...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,465
Posted By Caledvwlch
Wow! Congratulations! sortanerdy is still...

Wow! Congratulations!

sortanerdy is still pregnant as well. :) She's not on here as frequently as I am, but I'm DYING for her to finally have her boy. We've been friends since high school and it...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Caledvwlch
That is so cool. So many thirteenth babies! My...

That is so cool. So many thirteenth babies! My husband and I have the same number-date but different months and not the thirteenth.

I joked about us just having a UC for our next one. The look of...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Caledvwlch
My first had a milk protein (beta-lactaglobulin)...

My first had a milk protein (beta-lactaglobulin) allergy from birth. I was quite young and no one else I knew had experienced anything similar, so it did take me a bit to realize it. He was extremely...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Caledvwlch
It took us 7-8 days after the birth to decide on...

It took us 7-8 days after the birth to decide on a name (which wasn't suggested until the very last minute!). I don't want to post it here because this site is publicly accessible and I like to have...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By Caledvwlch
Wow! Kudos to you for handling it as well as...

Wow!

Kudos to you for handling it as well as you did. Mama tiger for sure! I hope that both she and you recover quickly and well, and that any issues are minimal and easily overcome. Keep us...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Caledvwlch
That is SO cool! I'm so happy for you. And in...

That is SO cool! I'm so happy for you. And in caul, too - how amazing.

E-fistbump across the distance - we both had UCs with our boys on July 13th! (I'd also been joking that the 13th would be a...
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