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Forum: VBAC   01-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By jesbentink
Your story sounds so familiar to mine, and so...

Your story sounds so familiar to mine, and so many others I am sure! I had a c-section with my son april 07 due to a forced induction at 41 weeks, pushed for 4 hours(I was complete) and then had a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-21-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,314
Posted By jesbentink
I have a 10 month old after reading all of your...

I have a 10 month old after reading all of your posts I'm starting to dread weaning! My DS stopped wanting to nurse after only 2 months old so I was pretty determined to nurse for the first year...
Forum: March 2009   03-12-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By jesbentink
me too! Loose, frequent bowel movents, low...

me too! Loose, frequent bowel movents, low appetite. I was having regular contractions for about 5 hours last night 6-8 min apart and 30-45 seconds long. I had an appt yesterday and was 3 cm, 50%...
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By jesbentink
I really think you should listen to your gut on...

I really think you should listen to your gut on this one. It sounds as though you have done your research and know what you are doing. Don't let all the "baby's dying" stories scare you. Babies can...
Forum: VBAC   02-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By jesbentink
I'm 34 weeks and planning an HBAC. I decided...

I'm 34 weeks and planning an HBAC. I decided this early on in my pregnancy as I had the famous unnecessary induction ending in emergency c-section story. I cannot wait to have this baby at home...
Forum: VBAC   01-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By jesbentink
I am due March 18 and planning an HBAC. I too...

I am due March 18 and planning an HBAC. I too worry about being stressed out as the due date gets closer. Mostly because my son was late and after being induced, fully dilated and pushing for 4...
Forum: Homebirth   01-07-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By jesbentink
I am 30 weeks pregnant(planning an HBAC) and my...

I am 30 weeks pregnant(planning an HBAC) and my husband and I are starting our 12 week Bradley course tonight. I'm really excited and was wondering if anyone had any success stories from using...
Forum: Homebirth   01-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By jesbentink
I'd give her a chance. I recently had an issue...

I'd give her a chance. I recently had an issue where I was trying to get ahold of my midwife for a check up and I got frustrated and thought I decided to switch. Then once I talked with her and we...
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By jesbentink
I just met with my midwife and feel much more...

I just met with my midwife and feel much more comfortable. You never know what is going on in someones life so I should have waited to be skeptical before I saw her again. Anyway, thanks to all of...
Forum: Women's Health   12-15-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By jesbentink
Echinacea tinture 3 times per day and garlic ear...

Echinacea tinture 3 times per day and garlic ear oil 2 times a day works wonders for my son. I would triple the recommended dosage of probiotics when on any antibiotic(it has done wonders for my son...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By jesbentink
We have to limit/hide bananas in our house. Our...

We have to limit/hide bananas in our house. Our son craves them but he breaks out with eczema if he's going through a period where he has too many. He will also get sick more frequently when he's on...
Forum: Homebirth   12-10-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By jesbentink
The MW with less experience has done over 100...

The MW with less experience has done over 100 births with either a Nurse MW in a hospital or a MW in home. So she has done lots...just not on her own. I'm really leaning towards her right now but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By jesbentink
We do this with our son(20 months). Every once...

We do this with our son(20 months). Every once in a while he fights it but most days he will just go right to sleep. He has never been good at having anyone "put him to sleep" he gets too stimulated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By jesbentink
nalgene also has a BPA free sippy cup that is...

nalgene also has a BPA free sippy cup that is very easy to clean! They have them at Dicks.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,730
Posted By jesbentink
My son gets this same rash! I need to find the...

My son gets this same rash! I need to find the time to make some on my own because he loves it but I'm thinking its the sasame oil or tahini. I like the idea of making it with yogurt though. I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,836
Posted By jesbentink
Maybe your friend has some other problems...

Maybe your friend has some other problems bothering her or she is insecure with her body...
We let our son(20 months) shower with us on a regular basis. He knows what boobies are and he knows what...
Forum: Homebirth   12-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By jesbentink
12-19-08 Thanks to everyone who replied. You...

12-19-08 Thanks to everyone who replied. You never know what is going on in someones life! I am glad that I met with her again because now I have complete confidence in her!

I am having some...
Forum: Homebirth   12-02-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,376
Posted By jesbentink
I am planning a home birth in Ohio and I'm due...

I am planning a home birth in Ohio and I'm due in March. I had a terrible experience in the hospital with my first and I am so comforted by the fact that I will have my baby at home this time...
Forum: Homebirth   11-26-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By jesbentink
I remember being in the hospital in labor with...

I remember being in the hospital in labor with my son and wanting nothing more than to take my damn bra and gown off! I am looking forward to having the privacy of my own home to feel comfortable...
Forum: March 2009   10-31-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,918
Posted By jesbentink
Due date: March 18th(but will probably go 2...

Due date: March 18th(but will probably go 2 weeks late)

Birth plans (home, hospital, UC, etc): Home in water or where I'm most comfortable

Other kids and their ages: I have a son who was born...
Forum: March 2009   10-31-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By jesbentink
I've been having them since about 14...

I've been having them since about 14 weeks(started at 18 weeks with first pg). They are pretty normal and usually come on when I have to pee or if I'm up and running around a lot. From what I know,...
Forum: Homebirth   10-30-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By jesbentink
We don't go to ped, just a family doc and he...

We don't go to ped, just a family doc and he actually offered to do a home visit to check the baby out. We haven't had her yet but I'm thankful that he's willing to come to us so we can limit the...
Forum: Homebirth   10-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By jesbentink
I actually started going to my CNM first. She is...

I actually started going to my CNM first. She is really into water birth at her hospital so that's why I decided to meet with her. Unfortunately because I am a VBAC Mom she is unable to allow me to...
Forum: VBAC   10-06-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By jesbentink
I think I started researching VBAC about 2...

I think I started researching VBAC about 2 months after I had a c-section with my son. We knew we wanted our kids to be around 2 years apart and were planning accordingly but I was pretty depressed...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By jesbentink
Devon, you make some wonderful points. I feel...

Devon, you make some wonderful points. I feel that if this doctor gets to experience this in our small hometown that maybe, just maybe he will persuade other patients and even doctors that is is a...
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