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Forum: Vaccinations   07-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,655
Posted By bthuntamerc
Why I vaccinate

http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/partner/herd-thinking_2.jpg

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/herd-thinking/
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-25-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By bthuntamerc
Basic question: How do you turn a night-waker...

Basic question: How do you turn a night-waker into a day-waker? My daughter is 12 days old, loves to stay awake from evening to early morning. What can I do?
Forum: Childbirth Educators   10-24-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By bthuntamerc
I like your perspective.   I was planning to...

I like your perspective.
 
I was planning to have a natural birth. I was risked out of homebirth because I was very anemic (which turned out to be a good thing). Certain factors contributed to the...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   10-24-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By bthuntamerc
I am in the middle of certifying as a childbirth...

I am in the middle of certifying as a childbirth educator through CAPPA. However, I recently gave birth, and it was an AWFUL experience. No epidural, screaming and thrashing the entire time. This...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-19-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By bthuntamerc
Just moved to Shoreline, WA. Looking for a...

Just moved to Shoreline, WA. Looking for a pediatrician for my newborn and 2 1/2-year-old. Want someone supportive of giving our baby donor milk and delayed/selective vax. Recommendations?
Forum: Diapering   08-17-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By bthuntamerc
Expecting a baby in 8 weeks. We have a few...

Expecting a baby in 8 weeks. We have a few Charlie Banana pocket diapers, but we plan on mostly using prefolds and wool covers. I have a few questions:
 
1. We do not have a washer/dryer in our...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,485
Posted By bthuntamerc
Well, every family is different. I am not...

Well, every family is different. I am not qualified to speak on what will work for everyone. As a side note, if my children are legal adults and still living at home, they can have a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,485
Posted By bthuntamerc
I feel like some responses are getting a little...

I feel like some responses are getting a little judgmental.

First of all, I would never listen in on calls, and my children's TV use wouldn't be monitored, it would just need to be in a room...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-06-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,485
Posted By bthuntamerc
I never said I would invade their privacy or...

I never said I would invade their privacy or check their call logs, I meant that their phone literally would only be capable of calling a few emergency contacts (these plans exist). I also do not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,485
Posted By bthuntamerc
My daughter is only 2, so I could change my...

My daughter is only 2, so I could change my perspective, but this is my policy:
 
No cell phone until age 16, and they must have a job and pay for a portion of the cost. Also, no texting if they...
Forum: Homebirth   07-17-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By bthuntamerc
Demeter, my first birth was an elective...

Demeter, my first birth was an elective c-section, and I justified it using the same studies you cite. Factors I would consider with your decision are these:
1. How many children do you want to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-13-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By bthuntamerc
I live in Redmond, WA. Expecting my second baby...

I live in Redmond, WA. Expecting my second baby in October.
 
We are looking for a pediatrician that will support milk-sharing, will not try to push formula on us. Also looking for someone who...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-13-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By bthuntamerc
I am a full-time student. I have 2-year-old...

I am a full-time student. I have 2-year-old daughter, and we are expecting our second in October.
 
Should I sign up for Fall Quarter classes (Sept-Dec) part-time, or should I take that quarter...
Forum: VBAC   07-04-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By bthuntamerc
A midwife I spoke to recently said that out of...

A midwife I spoke to recently said that out of about 150 VBAC homebirths she attended, only 7 transferred, none for uterine rupture.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-27-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By bthuntamerc
Well, I've been shuffled around once again. I...

Well, I've been shuffled around once again. I met with Suzanne, but she's unavailable in October when I'm due. Good news is, she recommended me to another midwife who has had a VBAC herself, so I'm...
Forum: VBAC   06-25-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By bthuntamerc
To be honest, I had an elective c-section. I was...

To be honest, I had an elective c-section. I was just worried about giving birth, and I was going through a lot of stress in my life. My doc didn't bother to tell me all the complications that can...
Forum: VBAC   06-24-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By bthuntamerc
Why might you need a c-section?

Why might you need a c-section?
Forum: VBAC   06-23-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By bthuntamerc
My doctor actually told me I'm a great VBAC...

My doctor actually told me I'm a great VBAC candidate. I'm young and healthy, my scar has healed very well, and its been 2.5 years since my first. I'm going to meet with a homebirth midwife next...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-23-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By bthuntamerc
My daughter is 2y 3m, and for the last month or...

My daughter is 2y 3m, and for the last month or so, she has been suddenly having sleep problems. She has been consistently sleeping through the night since 15m. She has suddenly been refusing to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By bthuntamerc
I tried PSBC, but they do not do any VBACs. It's...

I tried PSBC, but they do not do any VBACs. It's becoming much more difficult to find midwives who do in WA state.
 
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-19-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By bthuntamerc
I had a hard time finding a midwife who would do...

I had a hard time finding a midwife who would do a VBAC. Finally was recommended to Suzanne Thompson in Seattle. I have a consultation next week.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-18-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By bthuntamerc
I'm 23w, and I am hot all the time! Very...

I'm 23w, and I am hot all the time! Very uncomfortable, and makes it hard to sleep. Anyone have suggestions that might help?
Forum: Homebirth   06-17-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By bthuntamerc
Those are the reasons I'm going to try for a...

Those are the reasons I'm going to try for a homebirth. Made an appointment for next week with Suzanne Thompson in Seattle. Wish me luck! Thanks for all the advice. Nice to know there are supportive...
Forum: Homebirth   06-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By bthuntamerc
I'm in Redmond. I was tools that no birth...

I'm in Redmond. I was tools that no birth centers in the area could take VBACs for insurance reasons.
Forum: Homebirth   06-15-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 71,241
Posted By bthuntamerc
http://m.target.com/p/munchkin-baby-care-cart/-/A...

http://m.target.com/p/munchkin-baby-care-cart/-/A-10426131

Just bought this storage cart at Target for $25. Think it will be great for keeping all my homebirth supplies organized, and it can be...
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