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Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Jlse
I'll be traveling to Virginia for a homebirth -...

I'll be traveling to Virginia for a homebirth - have had 3 homebirths here in Raleigh/Durham but many of the MW I know are not an option now.  I am in the triangle and the place I'm going is 1 1/2...
Forum: July 2010   06-24-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By Jlse
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: July 2010   06-24-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Jlse
Thought I'd chime in - this is my third hbac and...

Thought I'd chime in - this is my third hbac and is definately easier going into then the first time. My babies have been posterior and I found getting into a near squatting position was the easiest...
Forum: Homebirth   06-19-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By Jlse
For my first homebirth also a vbac due in...

For my first homebirth also a vbac due in January my midwife was given a vacation as a Christmas gift. The trip was something she would not have been able to do otherwise and asked how I felt about...
Forum: July 2010   06-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Jlse
This is interesting to read, here is mine: ...

This is interesting to read, here is mine:

#1 6-7 hours face presentation
#2 6 - 6 1/2 hours posterior birth
#3 6 - 6 1/2 hours posterior birth
#4 - so far is posterior trying everything to...
Forum: July 2010   06-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jlse
We haven't gotten ours yet - we've had 2 water...

We haven't gotten ours yet - we've had 2 water births and the inflatable pool didn't survive for this one (icky meconium w/ last babe as she was born - nearly impossible to clean). Dh is getting on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jlse
Very similar - 4th pregnancy and due almost...

Very similar - 4th pregnancy and due almost exactly the same time. I have planned lots of activities for this month and next, hoping I can't make them all!
Some ideas (we live in a medium/large...
Forum: July 2010   05-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Jlse
Has anyone tried vitamin C to help with labor?...

Has anyone tried vitamin C to help with labor? This is the first pregnancy I've heard of it and went and got some and hope it helps. I searched and found this:...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Jlse
New here - just found this part of MDC! I...

New here - just found this part of MDC!

I have a child, 2 in a few weeks, that was born with hearing loss. Deafness is in our family and I grew up in a deaf household though I am hearing. My dd...
Forum: July 2010   05-26-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Jlse
We have had 2 semi-lotus births in that we...

We have had 2 semi-lotus births in that we waited til the second day or so. The first birth the cord fell off within that two days so was very quick. The second it took much longer and we clamped...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Jlse
I agree with upstairs as well for most of same...

I agree with upstairs as well for most of same reasons. I find I like to 'cocoon' and stay in the safety of my bedroom so we set up the pool there each time. We've discussed setting up downstairs...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Jlse
I had purchased one at a Targe and another one...

I had purchased one at a Targe and another one (the first became kids' property!) for another birth at a grocery store. It was around $20 each time and was that same round 'fishy pool' you see...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-10-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Jlse
Well I'll go against the norm a bit - I was...

Well I'll go against the norm a bit - I was extremly anemic and it didn't cause me to be overly tired. It did take a slight toll on my 3rd child as she was anemic (the first two were not even though...
Forum: July 2010   04-27-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By Jlse
I've used it in two of my labors - but not once...

I've used it in two of my labors - but not once 'real' labor actually started. I have LOTS of contractions the last several months and have many false starts the last few weeks. For me I'll have it...
Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Jlse
Thanks ladies - I've been reading positive...

Thanks ladies - I've been reading positive stories and am pretty confident this will go well. I'm most hoping there is no reason to change plans for a homebirth - that is something I would need to...
Forum: Homebirth   02-17-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Jlse
I've had 2 homebirths so this will be my 3rd and...

I've had 2 homebirths so this will be my 3rd and my 4th child. Due to 1st birth ending in c-sec. I go in to check placenta placement and the dr. is homebirth friendly so works with my midwife. This...
Forum: Homebirth   02-16-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Jlse
I'm also in NC - I've had luck previously with...

I'm also in NC - I've had luck previously with grocery stores, specifically our local Krogers occasionally has them. May be too early yet but that might be another place to try as well as toys r us....
Forum: Homebirth   01-02-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Jlse
may sound odd - but if you have a pool nearby...

may sound odd - but if you have a pool nearby take a dive down to the bottom from treading - not off the side. I've done this after reading it several years back and I could feel the baby turn. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Jlse
my 4th preg. as well and I have found the most...

my 4th preg. as well and I have found the most helpful is to eliminate all refined sugar - and I have a sweet tooth - and extra sleep. 3rd pregnancy morning sickness would wake me in the middle of...
Forum: Homebirth   12-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,734
Posted By Jlse
my 2 cents; I would labor in the larger pool and...

my 2 cents; I would labor in the larger pool and then have a blow-up swimming pool with fresh water nearby to give birth. My reason is that I've had 2 water births and the first birth was clean and...
Forum: June 2008   06-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Jlse
I'm not a regular poster but am due with a June...

I'm not a regular poster but am due with a June baby and been lurking the last few days as I'm 40+ weeks. Anyway I had a c-sec about 4 years ago so I'm not positive on my times with everything but...
Forum: June 2008   10-17-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By Jlse
Mine seems to dip without going away completely....

Mine seems to dip without going away completely. I was able to nurse ds up until the month before dd was born. I think he would have continued if I offered more but he was 2 1/2 and though I thought...
Forum: June 2008   10-17-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Jlse
Admittedly I already have a bit of trouble with...

Admittedly I already have a bit of trouble with this but I woke up quite sick and now can only seem to focus on the hard part of this whole 'nother baby thing. Like I'm going to be sick for a few...
Forum: June 2008   10-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jlse
I've been doing a bit of research about these as...

I've been doing a bit of research about these as well - I've come across about 4 different brands - one is only sold on ebay and have so far read that is the best. I was lucky last 2 preg. as I...
Forum: June 2008   10-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 9,684
Posted By Jlse
Hi all was looking around for the June club -...

Hi all was looking around for the June club - think I'll be here - a little unsure of dates but probably early June. I was having soo much cramping that I didn't test thinking I would bet my cycle...
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