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Forum: Parenting   04-02-2014, 12:52 PM
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Forum: Parenting   04-02-2014, 12:50 PM
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Forum: Parenting   04-02-2014, 12:32 PM
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Forum: Parenting   04-02-2014, 12:31 PM
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Forum: Homebirth   02-24-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,399
Posted By mamabens
my first 2 wereboth hospital births with every...

my first 2 wereboth hospital births with every intervention you could imagine short of a section. They were both a little more than 8 lbs. My 3rd was a homebirth with no interventions & it was...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,411
Posted By mamabens
When we got pregnant the first time 2 times I...

When we got pregnant the first time 2 times I had planned to have it done just becaues I thought I had to. Thank God they were both girls! THen I happened up on this board & researched it & thought,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-23-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By mamabens
He is a week old today. I can't tell you how...

He is a week old today. I can't tell you how happy I am. I couldn't imagine purposefully hurting him & am so glad we decided against circ'ing. Plus I learned that my parents are anti circ too, never...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-24-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By mamabens
I am very strongly thinking of printing out in...

I am very strongly thinking of printing out in bold lettering a little sheet that says something along the lines of..."When changing diapers DO NOT retract foreskin. Simply wipe clean like you would...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,884
Posted By mamabens
No we didn't have the discussion beforehand....

No we didn't have the discussion beforehand. HOnestly we had 2 kids before I ever researched it enough to know I wouldn't do that to my child. Before, I jsut thought it was what you did. I discussed...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-18-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mamabens
That is wonderful!! I brought it up with my DH &...

That is wonderful!! I brought it up with my DH & told him all the reserach I'd done. FOund a video on youtube for him to watch but he wouldn't watch it. He jsut said that we wouldn't get it done. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,077
Posted By mamabens
With our first we TTC for 2 yrs before I finally...

With our first we TTC for 2 yrs before I finally got pg. Witht he second we never really TTC, but never prevented either. Our oldest was 22 months old when she was born. Roughly 15 months later I...
Forum: February 2009   08-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By mamabens
I'm not sick & nauseous liek I was but I'm still...

I'm not sick & nauseous liek I was but I'm still soooo tired. It doesn't help that eveyr night & early morning I wake up for 2-3 hrs & cannot for the life of me get back to sleep.When I finally do...
Forum: February 2009   08-15-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 398
Posted By mamabens
WE're planning a MW attended MB but our MW is...

WE're planning a MW attended MB but our MW is very hands off. She said she'll basically be there if we need her but she'll be in the 'background' so to speak.
Forum: February 2009   08-15-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By mamabens
I'm sorry you're going through this. We too are...

I'm sorry you're going through this. We too are having a tough time affording ours but I refuse to have a hospital birth unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary so we're figuring it out. She's said that as...
Forum: February 2009   08-15-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By mamabens
I agree with pp to a point. Our girls wereboth...

I agree with pp to a point. Our girls wereboth exposed to pets, & etc from early on(have always had cats, grandma has a dog). Our oldest has lot's of allergies including dogs. Oddly she's not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 650
Posted By mamabens
WIth the first two we stayed 48 hrs so he did...

WIth the first two we stayed 48 hrs so he did bring extra clothes & stuff to sleep in. This time we'll be at home so it won't matter.
Forum: Homebirth   08-01-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By mamabens
That's awesome. I haven't even told my family...

That's awesome. I haven't even told my family yet(jsut 12 weeks pg), but I can already tell they're gonna be fun to deal with. I mentioned I wsa usinga midwife & mom got all horrified looking & said...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-29-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 113,238
Posted By mamabens
Quite boring actually. lol I am a mama & my last...

Quite boring actually. lol I am a mama & my last name is Benson, so I made it mamabens.
Forum: Homebirth   07-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By mamabens
My midwife comes to my home. Did you try calling...

My midwife comes to my home. Did you try calling first? maybe it was her home. I would maybe call first & ask several questions that you have in mind then set up a meeting.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By mamabens
Welcome from another Ky mama! THis is a...

Welcome from another Ky mama! THis is a wonderful site!!
Forum: Homebirth   07-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By mamabens
That does seem like a long time. My midwife said...

That does seem like a long time. My midwife said she waits about an hour or until it stops pulsing.
Forum: February 2009   07-16-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By mamabens
I'm 10 weeks with my 3rd & I'm sure I have been...

I'm 10 weeks with my 3rd & I'm sure I have been feeling rolling type movements for a week or so. I kinda brushed it off & haven't really said anything to anyone but DH but I am sure that it was the...
Forum: February 2009   07-16-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By mamabens
You know, this is our 3rd & we've never had...

You know, this is our 3rd & we've never had anyone stay to help out. We did/do live close to family so we just called them if/when we needed anything. We did fine & didn't need much help but it was...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-30-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,270
Posted By mamabens
That is wonderful!! I have already told my DH...

That is wonderful!! I have already told my DH that if we have a boy thta there is no way he'd be circ'd. I think he secretly thought he could change my mind until we talked more about it one night &...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,393
Posted By mamabens
AF was due Mon, Tue, or Wed & I tested on Tues...

AF was due Mon, Tue, or Wed & I tested on Tues morning & got a faint line. It is hard to explain but it was faint but still very visible. I didnt have to squint or tilt it but it was not dark...
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