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Forum: Birth Stories   02-24-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
This baby really wanted to be born, he snuck in...

This baby really wanted to be born, he snuck in right under the radar, only days after Ian and I agreed completely we were only having two children, I suddenly realised my period was late, and when...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Thanks so much, I'm just about to post up the...

Thanks so much, I'm just about to post up the birth story... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-07-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
He's here!! We don't have a name as yet,...

He's here!!

We don't have a name as yet, seeing as we were kinda focussing on girls names, haha cosmic joke on us I think... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Our...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-03-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Well i went to the chiro yesterday, and she did...

Well i went to the chiro yesterday, and she did quite a lot of work on me, released my ribs, neck, shoulders, mucked around in my pelvis I was quite a mess! I felt better after, i could breathe more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-01-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Thanks for the suggestions, I might look into a...

Thanks for the suggestions, I might look into a chiro for tomorrow (Monday) I must admit I'm very scared of having anyone touch me, the pain is not good. But I guess they know what they are doing....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Quote: Originally Posted by Lazy Gardens...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazy Gardens http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13102722)
Just from the symptoms and description,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,230
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I've had a chesty cough for a couple of weeks...

I've had a chesty cough for a couple of weeks now, and yesterday morning I coughed and felt a 'pop' in my ribcage, and the MOST excrutiating pain I have ever felt in my life...

So, I'm 41 weeks,...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,812
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I have a question about delayed cord clamping....

I have a question about delayed cord clamping. Is it possible that when you allow the full complement of blood to flow into the babies body from the placenta, and this causes the temporary condition...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-31-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I'm going to have Arnica for shock and to help...

I'm going to have Arnica for shock and to help minimise bleeding, and Bellis Perennis to help minimise bleeding.
Forum: Homebirth   02-11-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,333
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
My first birth was a planned hb, ended up...

My first birth was a planned hb, ended up transferring for a very prolonged second stage and maternal exhaustion (which I think could easily have been avoided, but hindsight is a wonderful thing)...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-05-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I TOTALLY ecologically breastfed, and I STILL...

I TOTALLY ecologically breastfed, and I STILL got my periods back at 4 months pp, it really does depend on the individual, and LAM will still only work for a PERCENTAGE of women, if they are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,698
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
There is the most lovely book "Three in a bed"...

There is the most lovely book "Three in a bed" By Deborah Jackson, it makes youfeel SO good about your decision to co-sleep! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

At 18...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-05-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Absolutely right! It just does not matter,...

Absolutely right! It just does not matter, simply continue to feed until bub does not want any more, or if he is fussy at the boob, and has been feeding for a while, it may because he is still...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-02-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
There is me, DH, our 3 year old, our 18 month...

There is me, DH, our 3 year old, our 18 month old, and the dog http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I just love it for so many reasons...I can 'check' on my boys just by...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-02-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I don't feel strong, pretty boringly normal in...

I don't feel strong, pretty boringly normal in fact!! I wish you the very best on your journey to homebirth...no super human powers needed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,738
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
If you decide to hire an independant midwife...

If you decide to hire an independant midwife next time having your notes would be a really good thing, as she can dispel a lot of myths we are handed out, and would be able to tell without a doubt...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-02-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Liquid chlorophyll! I drank gallons of it.

Liquid chlorophyll! I drank gallons of it.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,738
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
As a homebirther, I have heard sotries where the...

As a homebirther, I have heard sotries where the placenta can stay in for MANY hours. And the mum is quite fine with this as long as she is feeling fine

So it really does sound like failure to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,738
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Can I ask how long the hospital staff waited to...

Can I ask how long the hospital staff waited to allow the placenta to come naturally? Were there complications which necessitated active management, or did they simply decide it had been in 'too...
Forum: Homebirth   08-31-2007, 03:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I'm currently reading a fabulous book "Lotus...

I'm currently reading a fabulous book "Lotus Birth" By Shivam Rachana, as part of my research on Lotus Birth, I'm totally hooked!!

I'm just wondering about other peoples experiences of Lotus...
Forum: Homebirth   08-31-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,193
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Yes, i also wonder why cord length varies so...

Yes, i also wonder why cord length varies so much! My first was very short, and my second was quite long, well, long enough to breastfeed no problems with placenta still to be birthed.

Regarding...
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,193
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Yes, you are absolutely right, it shows Lotus...

Yes, you are absolutely right, it shows Lotus Birth as not only a physically smart thing to do, it is also spiritually a very caring and foward thinking act.

You know, I'd love to somehow complie...
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,193
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
RRR - I don't recall there being much mention of...

RRR - I don't recall there being much mention of short cords, apart from it making it a little trickier with breastfeeding to begin with http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Homebirth   08-30-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,193
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
I'm reading a wonderful book at the moment...

I'm reading a wonderful book at the moment called 'Lotus Birth' By Shivan Rachana, it is just amazing, I find myself a little sad I did not lotus Birth my other two sons.....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-14-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,191
Posted By ApprenticeMomma
Well it is not as if they could call security...

Well it is not as if they could call security and barr you from leaving if you really wanted to. I would treat a 'policy' like that with the contempt it deserves.
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