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Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-06-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,876
Posted By Engineering_Mama
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,876
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Can I join? I probably shouldn't. I was CRAZY...

Can I join? I probably shouldn't. I was CRAZY when TTC #1. For DH's sake I shouldn't do anything to fuel the baby lust with #2. Really, the man deserves a break....
Forum: Midwives   06-29-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,114
Posted By Engineering_Mama
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-24-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I'll trade my 8 hours of pushing for your 2!...

I'll trade my 8 hours of pushing for your 2! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif  I know how you feel. I'm sooo jealous of these women who push for less than an hour. No tears though...
Forum: Homebirth   05-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,660
Posted By Engineering_Mama
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Forum: Family Planning   05-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,462
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Condoms Sponge Multiple forms of BCP ...

Condoms
Sponge
Multiple forms of BCP
Norplant
Depo
The patch
And currently, Mirena
Forum: Midwives   05-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,324
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Thanks for posting this! This looks like the...

Thanks for posting this! This looks like the perfect opportunity for me to get my feet wet and start learning. It may even push me off the fence I'm currently occupying....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-27-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Engineering_Mama
It shouldn't be the end of the world if you...

It shouldn't be the end of the world if you don't have a pediatrician before your LO is born. I dropped the ball before my DD was born and hadn't found a pediatrician. I wasn't very worried about it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-27-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,340
Posted By Engineering_Mama
My first (and only so far) was a home birth that...

My first (and only so far) was a home birth that ended in transfer. The only intervention I had was pitocin augmentation after I had already been pushing for 6 hours. I think most first time moms...
Forum: Homebirth   04-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,503
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I would definitely HB a frank breech. I was born...

I would definitely HB a frank breech. I was born vaginally, frank breech, in the hospital. My mom's 1st birth. Like Kythe said, if she could do that I'm sure I could manage it at home. I'd have to...
Forum: Homebirth   04-14-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Engineering_Mama
That is awesome! And good luck getting the bill...

That is awesome! And good luck getting the bill through the House. What a wonderful precedent that would be for other states struggling to get midwives legalized.
Forum: Homebirth   03-29-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I transferred to the hospital during my...

I transferred to the hospital during my daughter's birth. We're going to start TTC again in the next few months and I'm definitely planning another homebirth. Having said that, my homebirth wasn't...
Forum: Homebirth   02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Born in the USA by Marsden Wagner was the book...

Born in the USA by Marsden Wagner was the book that convinced my DH that birthing in the hospital was crazy talk http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif. Before he'd been OK with a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I was born frank breech way back in 1973. So I...

I was born frank breech way back in 1973. So I know its possible to be done safely. One of the birth videos my child birth educator showed had a women who delivered her second twin (who was breech)...
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,699
Posted By Engineering_Mama
When DD was born my MW's fee was $2500, that...

When DD was born my MW's fee was $2500, that included all prenatals, the birth, and postnatals. She also has two birth tubs that you could use if you wanted to that were included in the fee. The...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Hugs! I just wanted to let you know I'm in the...

Hugs! I just wanted to let you know I'm in the same boat. My DD is 2 and will only drink milk (hemp milk here) from a bottle. So yeah she gets a bottle at the sitter's while I'm at work. My one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,747
Posted By Engineering_Mama
DD is 27 months and still RFing. She'll stay RF...

DD is 27 months and still RFing. She'll stay RF until she reaches 35 lbs. I don't know anyone IRL who RF their kids after 20 lbs. But they all know mine needs to be RFing.
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,118
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I transferred for poor fetal heart tones with my...

I transferred for poor fetal heart tones with my first. If I can convince DH to TTC #2 I'll be planning another homebirth. The transfer wasn't awful. My MW's backup took us and she was really...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,147
Posted By Engineering_Mama
WOW, this is definitely my tribe. It seems like...

WOW, this is definitely my tribe. It seems like all of the parent-kid activities are during the day while I'm at work. I can't even take my kid to the zoo unless it's the weekend, they close a 4 pm....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-07-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Typically DD and I go to bed together and DP...

Typically DD and I go to bed together and DP stays up and putters. Sometimes when I'm really tired though I go to bed and DH brings DD to bed when he comes to bed. It's pretty sad that I go to bed...
Forum: Homebirth   01-06-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Engineering_Mama
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,731
Posted By Engineering_Mama
LOL! You ladies have made my day. My two year...

LOL! You ladies have made my day. My two year old usually melts down over I don't know what. Its crazy making.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-27-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,436
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Mine was 7#2 at 39 weeks. Honestly, as much as I...

Mine was 7#2 at 39 weeks. Honestly, as much as I was eating (Brewer diet + some sugar thrown in http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif) I was surprised she wasn't bigger.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Engineering_Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by confustication...

Quote:
Originally Posted by confustication http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15945193)
It would be nice to go to the bathroom...
Forum: Homebirth   10-06-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 61
  Poll: Ultrasounds
Views: 2,991
Posted By Engineering_Mama
I didn't with my first and don't plan to with...

I didn't with my first and don't plan to with any future pregnancies. I would get one if any problems arose, but not a routine 20 wk scan.
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