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Forum: November 2011   09-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By mcacat
Is anyone having a midwife and doula at their...

Is anyone having a midwife and doula at their birth?  If so, what are the reasons for your choice?  We were not considering having a doula but really connected with our birthing class facilitator...
Forum: December 2011   08-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,013
Posted By mcacat
Me too.  I have found the most wonderful...

Me too.  I have found the most wonderful reusable ones from www.lunapads.com (http://www.lunapads.com) .  Highly recommend their undies with the built in liners as well.  Very comfortable.
Forum: November 2011   08-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By mcacat
Hmmm..seems like I am the odd one out here.  I...

Hmmm..seems like I am the odd one out here.  I am pregnant with my second baby.  I'm a lawyer so have a pretty stressful job and there are lots of things to transition, hopefully smoothly so that I...
Forum: November 2011   08-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 695
Posted By mcacat
Can someone share their bean/rice veggie burrito...

Can someone share their bean/rice veggie burrito recipe with me?  That sounds wonderful. 
Forum: November 2011   07-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By mcacat
I loved swimming with my first pregnancy but...

I loved swimming with my first pregnancy but have yet to venture into the pool with this one.  Perhaps because I've been able to keep biking and running for longer this time.  I'm sure I will get...
Forum: November 2011   07-22-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By mcacat
I just went through what I think was a growth...

I just went through what I think was a growth spurt and my skin felt like it was going to explode and my organs felt like they were being crushed for about two days.  Then things seem to settle down...
Forum: November 2011   07-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,520
Posted By mcacat
Originally with our daughter, my husband and I...

Originally with our daughter, my husband and I felt very strongly that we wanted it to be just the two of us and our midwives.  However, as the day grew nearer, I realized that I really...
Forum: November 2011   07-22-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By mcacat
I have been looking into excersise and pregnancy...

I have been looking into excersise and pregnancy quite a bit with this pregnancy because I also biked during the first 18 weeks or so.  I find with biking, it is much easier for your heart rate to...
Forum: November 2011   07-18-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By mcacat
It's great to find some other brave running...

It's great to find some other brave running souls.  I have been running through this pregnancy as well although I too took a break during the first trimester.  I was so sick and tired I couldn't...
Forum: October 2011   06-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By mcacat
I love fish normally especially salmon and its...

I love fish normally especially salmon and its been a no go for me as well this pregnancy.  I haven't been forcing myself because I feel that my diet is otherwise very balanced and healthy.    But,...
Forum: November 2011   06-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By mcacat
Julia was born in water on August 22, 2008 in...

Julia was born in water on August 22, 2008 in her very own room in our home.
 
When I was about 38 weeks' I began to leak amniotic fluid (a hindwater leak), which I did not realize was fluid for a...
Forum: November 2011   05-30-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By mcacat
It is amazing where you find inspiring stories...

It is amazing where you find inspiring stories when you start talking about birth.  When we told my husband's grandmother we were planning to have the baby at home, she told us she thought it was...
Forum: November 2011   05-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By mcacat
A great read for your partner is The Birth...

A great read for your partner is The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin.
 
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth was hands down the best book that I read prior to having my daughter.  The birth stories at the...
Forum: September 2011   05-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By mcacat
I read the birth announcements in the paper...

I read the birth announcements in the paper every Saturday.  This gives me a sense of which names are really popular as well.  This sounds a bit morbid but I also really enjoy the obituaries (though...
Forum: November 2011   05-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,866
Posted By mcacat
While on the topic of breastfeeding, I recommend...

While on the topic of breastfeeding, I recommend Dr. Jack Newman's book on breastfeeding and his website:  http://www.drjacknewman.com/   There are excellent video clips and as I recall, he will...
Forum: November 2011   05-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,765
Posted By mcacat
I am due with my second baby on November 22,...

I am due with my second baby on November 22, 2011 so please add me as well.  I have a 2.5 year old daughter.
 
I just had my 12 week midwife appointment and heard the heartbeat for the first...
Forum: December 2011   05-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,430
Posted By mcacat
Ha - I realized I posted this in the wrong DDC. ...

Ha - I realized I posted this in the wrong DDC.  I'm actually due in November.  Sorry guys!
Forum: December 2011   05-10-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,430
Posted By mcacat
I noticed that some of the other DDCs have a...

I noticed that some of the other DDCs have a general chat thread every week where people can post about their latest appointments, moves, new jobs, whatever is going on in their very busy lives. 
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Forum: October 2011   04-27-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By mcacat
I love the Motherease Sandy's fitteds especially...

I love the Motherease Sandy's fitteds especially for the newborn phase.  Haven't tried the other ones that you mentioned.  You would probably need two sizes XS and S to get you through to when you...
Forum: October 2011   04-25-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By mcacat
I carried low and all in front.  Everyone said...

I carried low and all in front.  Everyone said boy but I had a little girl.  I do not put much stock in this particular old wives tale.  I think its generally just how you carry and how much...
Forum: November 2011   04-25-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By mcacat
I bike to work every day and plan to continue...

I bike to work every day and plan to continue doing so until it gets uncomfortable.  I will be careful and likely stay off the roads as much as I can but I do that anyway.   I downhill skiied during...
Forum: October 2011   04-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,554
Posted By mcacat
Do you do prenatal yoga?  I found that was a...

Do you do prenatal yoga?  I found that was a great way to stay in touch with my changing body, focus on the baby and feel good about how strong and able I could be through the pregnancy weight gain....
Forum: November 2011   04-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mcacat
Mine have also stopped coming.  I only got one...

Mine have also stopped coming.  I only got one and then nothing.  I even tried signing up with a different email address. 
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,282
Posted By mcacat
I birthed my first daugher semi reclined and...

I birthed my first daugher semi reclined and agree it was not the most efficient position but I tried all of them and this one ended up being the best.  I would recommend the Made In Water La...
Forum: November 2011   04-19-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By mcacat
Hurray!  Me too.  I am 9 weeks and am starting...

Hurray!  Me too.  I am 9 weeks and am starting to feel less nauseous and food is more appetizing.  I too was having a heck of a time finding anything that I felt like eating, but was hungry and...
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