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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Romana
You might like Oak Meadow.  I know a friend who...

You might like Oak Meadow.  I know a friend who is using it and likes it. 
 
http://www.oakmeadow.com/
 
I'm not sure how much, if any, formal math/reading instruction there is.  It sounds light...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,311
Posted By Romana
N/A   and quite annoyed I don't seem to be...

N/A
 
and quite annoyed I don't seem to be able to change the thread title.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,931
Posted By Romana
You are not a father of three, you are a father...

You are not a father of three, you are a father of four.  You have a son.  If you withdraw from your son's life and pretend he doesn't exist, he will feel abandoned by you and grow up without any...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By Romana
The "sodaconstructor" link goes to a bad link...

The "sodaconstructor" link goes to a bad link (ad site).  Does it no longer exist or is there a different link that does work?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By Romana
www.poissonrouge.com...

www.poissonrouge.com (http://www.poissonrouge.com)
 
No drills, fun stuff like optical illusions.  The child can explore the different pages.  Clicking on things makes interesting things happen. ...
Forum: Homebirth   04-26-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,617
Posted By Romana
I would unquestionably have a c-section with a...

I would unquestionably have a c-section with a footling breech.  I've had three uncomplicated vertex vaginal births with good-sized babies, two at home.
 
I would need to think carefully about...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,574
Posted By Romana
One more thing - MANA needs to man up and...

One more thing - MANA needs to man up and PUBLISH ITS DATA (both of my homebirths being a part of it), whether that data is good for MANA or not.  Women have a right to know.  We're talking about...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,574
Posted By Romana
I think the CNM credential is superior.  They...

I think the CNM credential is superior.  They see more complications due to required clinical experience.  And transport is terrible in this country, especially in states where homebirth with a CPM...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Romana
I have endometriosis adhesions, so labor is...

I have endometriosis adhesions, so labor is absolutely awful for me. The uterine pain isn't so bad - it's manageable, gets very intense, but the hard part there is pretty brief. It's the adhesion...
Forum: July 2010   08-05-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Romana
I'm so happy to hear that it went well. I had my...

I'm so happy to hear that it went well. I had my girl on 7/26, also a very fast birth, uncomplicated. I was well supported by my doula; due to how fast it was, my midwife and her assistant arrived...
Forum: July 2010   07-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Romana
Sending warm thoughts for an uncomplicated and...

Sending warm thoughts for an uncomplicated and peaceful birth.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,408
Posted By Romana
Every time I've brought a baby to a funeral,...

Every time I've brought a baby to a funeral, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response. People are generally very reassured to see a baby, and also it is a welcome distraction from the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Romana
I wouldn't put any effort into weaning. If she...

I wouldn't put any effort into weaning. If she wants to nurse while you're gone and doesn't consider solids or bottle as a substitute, she'll just wait for you. Otherwise she'll have whatever sort...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-12-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Romana
Mm hm. My 4 year old started this habit in...

Mm hm. My 4 year old started this habit in earnest shortly after she turned 3. The main difference between her questions and the questions you normally hear from a 3 year old is that a simplistic...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Romana
I would definitely hire a doula (and have) for...

I would definitely hire a doula (and have) for homebirth. I also feel the birth might be a bit crowded, but have discussed that with everyone and how I can get some more space.

I also will not...
Forum: July 2010   07-12-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Romana
Congratulations!!...

Congratulations!!...
Forum: July 2010   07-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By Romana
Congratulations!!...

Congratulations!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif:
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,145
Posted By Romana
Quote: Originally Posted by Kesi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15598241)
So my question is, were any of you (or are you)...
Forum: Homebirth   07-04-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Romana
Go ask in the Finding Your Tribe area of MDC....

Go ask in the Finding Your Tribe area of MDC. Also, www.birthlink.com (http://www.birthlink.com) is a good resource and lists homebirth providers (legal ones, anyway), at least in the Chicago area...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Romana
You can get a mattress pad that is waterproof...

You can get a mattress pad that is waterproof (but not vinyl and yucky) for a bit more money at someplace like Target. I also dislike the vinyl very much - I use it only for labor/birth and then...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Romana
I think putting it in your son's room would be...

I think putting it in your son's room would be best. We put ours in the kitchen.

I agree with the prudence of having the bed properly prepped. I don't think it's very likely at all that I'll give...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Romana
We got a liner (the one that goes with it) for...

We got a liner (the one that goes with it) for our BPIAB and it was wonderful. Fit on perfectly and after the birth, after emptying the pool was actually completely dry inside. It was easy to put...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Romana
Not in the U.S., as far as I am aware. The...

Not in the U.S., as far as I am aware. The closest I've seen is some work of people using the raw CDC numbers to try to draw a few conclusions about CPM or DEM vs. CNM, since that data...
Forum: July 2010   06-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 611
Posted By Romana
Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful birth.

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful birth.
Forum: July 2010   06-29-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Romana
I just fall asleep during all of the hypnosis...

I just fall asleep during all of the hypnosis tracks. It's interesting, because I usually have insomnia and need to coax myself to sleep. However, the hypnosis/deep relaxation really works for me -...
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