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Forum: Birth Stories   11-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By cathicog
Congrats, Mama! Sounds like you knew just where...

Congrats, Mama! Sounds like you knew just where you needed to be! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif They sound like a fine set of twins...I am sure they will grow fast. I...
Forum: VBAC   11-05-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by marquess78...

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Originally Posted by marquess78 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16010789)
im having alot of pressure in my pelvis....
Forum: Midwives   11-05-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 31,465
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by busybusymomma...

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Originally Posted by busybusymomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16021349)
Yes, I did! I heard them call your name...
Forum: Midwives   11-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 31,465
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by WildNettle...

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Originally Posted by WildNettle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15709129)
I would love to work towards completing...
Forum: Midwives   11-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 31,465
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by busybusymomma...

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I've been busy with births etc... and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-10-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By cathicog
Awesome, mama! you did great, and so did she!...

Awesome, mama! you did great, and so did she! She looks wonderful! Good for you for knowing what your options really were! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif enjoy your...
Forum: Homebirth   08-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,918
Posted By cathicog
Most mws maintain some sort of office, cuz it's...

Most mws maintain some sort of office, cuz it's simply too expensive to go all over the countryside each week. We are able to practice better, because we have the clients come to us,other than the...
Forum: VBAC   08-17-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By cathicog
You probably won't find it in any mainstream...

You probably won't find it in any mainstream articles, but one of the best sources I have found for accurate information is "Obstetric Myths and Research Realities" by Henci Goer...she does the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-17-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 70,777
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by HokieGirl...

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Hi all,

OK - i saw on one of the lists...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By cathicog
at 42 weeks, I would start doing kick counts,...

at 42 weeks, I would start doing kick counts, check the baby's heart rate w/fetoscope once a day(your hubby can do this), and keep drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration(which is what low...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by lilikoi...

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Originally Posted by lilikoi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15718915)
Thanks again for all the replies and great...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By cathicog
First thing I would do is look under Finding...

First thing I would do is look under Finding your Tribe forums here on MDC...I have relatives in your area, and when they homebirth, I will probably travel there to help them, assuming there are no...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-08-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By cathicog
Also, Edie Wells,CPM, originally from...

Also, Edie Wells,CPM, originally from Wisconsin(?) is relocating to Wilmington. I believe she may be there already...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By cathicog
Generally, if you wait til the...

Generally, if you wait til the contractions(waves, rushes) are 2-3 min apart, lasting 60-90 seconds long, and you can't talk thru them, then you are about 6-7 cm, usually.If you wait til they are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-30-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,868
Posted By cathicog
Evergreen, for the record, it is not illegal...

Evergreen, for the record, it is not illegal anywhere in the 50 states of America to have a homebirth. What is challenged in some states is the attendance of a midwife. And if Aslanawake steps foot...
Forum: VBAC   07-26-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,128
Posted By cathicog
You might also want to read Silent Knife, and...

You might also want to read Silent Knife, and the sequel, Open Season by Nancy Wainer Cohen. Also, A good birth, a Safe Birth, by Diana Korte...both excellent references for helping decide which way...
Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By cathicog
Shepherds purse, Lady's Mantle, Hemhalt, small...

Shepherds purse, Lady's Mantle, Hemhalt, small piece of placenta swallowed, pit, methergine(for longer acting use),Wombstringe, those are the things I can think of right off hand to stop hemorrhage....
Forum: Homebirth   07-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By cathicog
You could also use a Rubbermaid cattle trough,...

You could also use a Rubbermaid cattle trough, bought from a farm supply store. If you didn't need it after the birth, you could sell it on Craigslist, or maybe to a local midwife?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-23-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,082
Posted By cathicog
I think I would stay very far away from bf's...

I think I would stay very far away from bf's family from now on...http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-23-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,082
Posted By cathicog
Quote: Originally Posted by hempandhoney...

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Originally Posted by hempandhoney http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15655434)
We were forced into having our son last...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-22-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By cathicog
I've done it, but mainly because they were also...

I've done it, but mainly because they were also friends. I took care of the 2 and 4 year olds, while mom was birthing across the hall in a hospital. It wasn't busy, so the hospital(who knew us as a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-22-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By cathicog
Is there a hb midwife nearby where you can get...

Is there a hb midwife nearby where you can get position confirmed? I would not want to be at home with a truly transverse baby. But I wouldn't want to go the the hospital, only to find out that he's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-22-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By cathicog
I don't want to get your hopes up, but it might...

I don't want to get your hopes up, but it might just be baby sitting posterior, with the forehead in your sacrum. It hurts. moving around, hula hooping(without the hoop...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By cathicog
if the baby is fine, and you are fine, they need...

if the baby is fine, and you are fine, they need to keep thier hands outta there! Sounds like your body is working just fine. Convenience shouldn't even be an issue here. We sometimes go to 43 here,...
Forum: VBAC   07-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By cathicog
Congratulations! Wow- fast work! enjoy your...

Congratulations! Wow- fast work! enjoy your babymoon! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif
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