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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,250
Posted By Shell_Ell
I like Dr Bull and Dr Vohmann- both family...

I like Dr Bull and Dr Vohmann- both family practice docs at Capitol clinic.
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Shell_Ell
Is home birth out of the question for you? It is...

Is home birth out of the question for you? It is much less expensive- around $2500 for the local practices here.

I went through this with my first child- we paid out of pocket for MBC but ended...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Shell_Ell
Ingrid Andersson www.gentlehomebirth.org...

Ingrid Andersson www.gentlehomebirth.org (http://www.gentlehomebirth.org) was my midwife with my second and third child. She was a good fit for me.

Debbie Healy and Britt Wanta have a practice...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By Shell_Ell
I was due last November in the midst of a ton of...

I was due last November in the midst of a ton of H1N1 fear mongering. I completely understand how hard this decision is. I'm going to second the person above who said focus on Vitamin D... you...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-19-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Shell_Ell
Debbie and Britt are both wonderful. I would...

Debbie and Britt are both wonderful. I would absolutely recommend them.

As far as personality and practice styles, I think that really depends on the person. There are a number of options for...
Forum: November 2009   02-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,486
Posted By Shell_Ell
I joined too.

I joined too.
Forum: November 2009   02-02-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,100
Posted By Shell_Ell
Not vaccinating. I was a little nervous about...

Not vaccinating. I was a little nervous about getting him into the "system" but found a lovely Dr who actually did a home visit for our two month appt. Vaccine injury is a real risk in our family,...
Forum: November 2009   12-31-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Shell_Ell
Oliver is 7 weeks. Nursing is going pretty well....

Oliver is 7 weeks. Nursing is going pretty well. He's a little over 11 pounds now. Starting to creep his way up to 3-6 month clothes. Smiling lots, cooing, and really responding to all of us. He's...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Shell_Ell
I wish I could leave a positive reply. I knew to...

I wish I could leave a positive reply. I knew to expect them with this last baby (my third) and had afterease, arnica, cal/mag and ibuprofen on hand... nothing worked. I had a huge rice sock, I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Shell_Ell
Hard to say. Every birth is different. My...

Hard to say. Every birth is different. My experience with my first was sort of masked by lots of medication. I only threw up with him in early labor. I had nausea/heartburn during active labor, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Shell_Ell
All three of mine had a chunk left in their...

All three of mine had a chunk left in their belly button after the bigger piece came off.
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Shell_Ell
I've been out with him twice in 3 1/2 weeks...

I've been out with him twice in 3 1/2 weeks (once wasn't really "out" but just to the midwife's house) on purpose. My milk supply was not stellar in the beginning, and I felt my place was at home...
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,567
Posted By Shell_Ell
Vit D- I take 6,000 IU of D3 per day. My levels...

Vit D- I take 6,000 IU of D3 per day. My levels are getting there... slowly rising. They were at 47 when I was 38 weeks. An "ideal" level is supposed to be between 50-80, with level between 80-100...
Forum: November 2009   12-04-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,567
Posted By Shell_Ell
C-Momma, that sounds pretty normal to me. In...

C-Momma, that sounds pretty normal to me. In fact, in working as a PP doula I most often work with families during the period of time I call the "witching hour" (or hours, really) Almost all babies...
Forum: November 2009   11-28-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,567
Posted By Shell_Ell
Quote: Originally Posted by EmilyVorpe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EmilyVorpe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14727605)
oooooh......anyone thinking...
Forum: November 2009   11-13-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,567
Posted By Shell_Ell
I rarely have two hands! All I'm doing is...

I rarely have two hands! All I'm doing is nursing. Oliver's latch is a little rough due to a recessed chin, but we're doing okay. My milk was in the next day. I've literally been in bed a week...
Forum: November 2009   11-10-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Shell_Ell
Our third son, Oliver, was born at 3:11 AM...

Our third son, Oliver, was born at 3:11 AM 11-10-09. He is 8 lb 7 oz, 20 in with a 37 cm (!!!) head.

Latent labor began Sunday night around 5 pm and hung on until last night around 10:45, when my...
Forum: November 2009   11-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Shell_Ell
Sloooooow going. Being patient. I'm still having...

Sloooooow going. Being patient. I'm still having contractions, but pretty far spaced. They are brutal when I have them, though. DH and I just had some uh, alone time, and dinner and are going for a...
Forum: November 2009   11-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Shell_Ell
I'm thinking I'm in early labor. Contractions...

I'm thinking I'm in early labor. Contractions started last night around 5-6 pm and forced myself to go to bed like usual. I had them overnight, waking up a bit with each one, but mostly got rest. I...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Shell_Ell
Way to go, mama! And yay for doulas...

Way to go, mama!

And yay for doulas...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 284
Posted By Shell_Ell
Ohhhh I can't wait to hear more...

Ohhhh I can't wait to hear more...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Shell_Ell
Yea, you know what's so annoying? My DS was sick...

Yea, you know what's so annoying? My DS was sick the week before, so I had been taking Elderberry, gargling with salt water, and drinking what I call "garlic lemon" tea (a few cloves of garlic+lemon...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,052
Posted By Shell_Ell
Quote: Originally Posted by ExuberantDaffodil...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExuberantDaffodil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14640870)

I think the longer I go, the more...
Forum: November 2009   11-08-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Shell_Ell
Ugh, I have had a cold since Tuesday. It got...

Ugh, I have had a cold since Tuesday. It got much, much worse by Thursday. The past few nights I've been coughing constantly. My back is sore. My nose is stuffy. I'm just miserable.

This on top...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Shell_Ell
This is a personal question as well as a...

This is a personal question as well as a professional one.

In your experience, what happens when a woman goes into labor while ill? And, do you think that the body will wait to begin labor until...
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