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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By Lizbiz
I've had two homebirths - one midwife assisted...

I've had two homebirths - one midwife assisted and one unassisted.  Loved both of them.  This third is planned as an unassisted birth as well.  Will proceed this way unless there's a problem. None...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-18-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
  Poll: breaking water
Views: 3,591
Posted By Lizbiz
I voted yes because during our UC - we tried to...

I voted yes because during our UC - we tried to break my water because I felt stalled - but it didn't work - apparently my amniotic sac was pretty Glad-Bag Tough :).  I wasn't really stalled and my...
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,718
Posted By Lizbiz
I'm on my almost 3rd homebirth now - and as they...

I'm on my almost 3rd homebirth now - and as they go by - I only grow in confidence, knowledge, etc.  You will too.  And yes, you are a momma bear!  
 
 
 
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,305
Posted By Lizbiz
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,305
Posted By Lizbiz
This is a really interesting thread - I've read...

This is a really interesting thread - I've read the whole thing in a few dif't sittings and it's brought out a whole range of emotions/thoughts in me personally.  Maybe I can contribute something to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,652
Posted By Lizbiz
I've had two homebirths and have never had this...

I've had two homebirths and have never had this done.  And no one ever pulled my placenta out either; I just pushed it out all on my own.  Afterward, I almost immediately started nursing my baby,...
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By Lizbiz
I had a homebirth with my 2 1/2 year old son in...

I had a homebirth with my 2 1/2 year old son in the house.  We weren't uncomfortable with him being there - we just wanted to be prepared to care for his needs and respond to his reactions to the...
Forum: Homebirth   02-29-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,930
Posted By Lizbiz
If a midwife can become licensed in a given...

If a midwife can become licensed in a given state to practice, then they should.  But if they can't, as is the case for CPMs in some states, and they can't just move to another state or go to school...
Forum: Homebirth   11-18-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By Lizbiz
Naked!  For both of them - I started off...

Naked!  For both of them - I started off clothed, but the clothes came off somewhere along the line.  Oh, thinking back - I did actually have a pair of smartwool socks on at the end of my 2nd birth...
Forum: Homebirth   08-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,351
Posted By Lizbiz
Hey All,    Usually don't pipe in on these...

Hey All, 
 
Usually don't pipe in on these sorts of things... but... here we go.  I think the tone of this conversation has gotten really out of hand.  It seems like a few folks who are not into...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Lizbiz
So... I've had one midwife assisted homebirth...

So... I've had one midwife assisted homebirth and one UC - both very normal births.  I did a lot of homework prior to both of them.  They were wonderful, empowering experiences.  But, if my baby...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lizbiz
I eat a lot of peanut butter/bananas on pita...

I eat a lot of peanut butter/bananas on pita when I'm in a rush.  PB is the quickest, healthiest thing ever and it fills me up and packs to go quite easily.  And it's cheap.  I drink tea so I stash...
Forum: November 2011   08-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By Lizbiz
Piping in from China here - lived here for 3 1/2...

Piping in from China here - lived here for 3 1/2 years thus far and actually work for a major university here.  I think you'll be fine.  That said - You should be FREAKY careful about food - even in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-31-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lizbiz
Hi - I love this conversation... a couple of...

Hi - I love this conversation... a couple of points... 
 
I disagree that there is no sisterhood. It's just broken a bit in places - just like everything else in this world.  That's life.  But to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By Lizbiz
Hey - Sounds like you're getting all kinds of...

Hey - Sounds like you're getting all kinds of good advice... I just wanted to chime in - I agree that gentleness with animals probably should be pretty well intact by 5 years old if enough...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,367
Posted By Lizbiz
I can really relate to this... I have an...

I can really relate to this... I have an (almost) 4 year old who was (and still is to some extent) quite a picky eater.  We were deliberate and methodical about helping him expand his diet and learn...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-05-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,187
Posted By Lizbiz
Hi - I agree - there is no dilemma here - that...

Hi - I agree - there is no dilemma here - that baby clearly needs more food. I would confront both parents together - directly, and compassionately explain that 2 oz of breastmilk every 3-4 hours is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-13-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Lizbiz
When I am working in an office - I have to work...

When I am working in an office - I have to work out regularly and watch my food intake. It's as simple (and as complicated!) as that. When I'm at home with my kids (on mat leave, or I had a stint...
Forum: Family Planning   05-09-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By Lizbiz
Dear Mama,    Hugs to you during such a...

Dear Mama, 
 
Hugs to you during such a difficult time.  Is there ANY way you could move home (back to the States) to receive more support while your husband is deployed and that way you could...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-09-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,402
Posted By Lizbiz
I think it will be hard to find a job without...

I think it will be hard to find a job without much people interaction.  But maybe try to find a quiet environment to work in - maybe something you can do from home to minimize contact with others....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-09-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,824
Posted By Lizbiz
Yes, I have help.  Our nanny does breakfast...

Yes, I have help.  Our nanny does breakfast dishes, folds our laundry, makes our bed in the am, and does light straightening during the day.  I also have people come twice a week to do the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-08-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Lizbiz
I've had one homebirth and then one unassisted...

I've had one homebirth and then one unassisted birth - I am RH negative and had a similar situation for back up, etc - as for the tearing - please keep in mind that if you think you've torn enough...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-27-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By Lizbiz
I do!  I have two small kiddos and a full-time...

I do!  I have two small kiddos and a full-time job and I'm a bit overwhelmed to be honest (I'm still figuring out how to balance it all after a year at full time work as a mother) - but I just...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,576
Posted By Lizbiz
I haven't read all of the replies - but here's...

I haven't read all of the replies - but here's me: I have had pre-natal (28 weeks) and post-natal Rhogam with both of my babies.  After researching, I just felt safer doing so (we also want many...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-24-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Lizbiz
HI Starry Octopus,    Thanks for your...

HI Starry Octopus, 
 
Thanks for your support and commiseration.  I totally get how you're feeling... 
 
I know for me it is helping me to remember that I am truly doing my best for each of my...
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