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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-05-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By kat726
Look up Carlene Allen, CNM.  I think she may be...

Look up Carlene Allen, CNM.  I think she may be practicing in Warner Robins now - she was with an OB practice for a while.  She did my first homebirth and was wonderful.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By kat726
At 2 my DS#3 was not talking AT ALL.  Not bye...

At 2 my DS#3 was not talking AT ALL.  Not bye bye or mama or dada.  We knew he could hear because he loved to be read to.  Would sit and listen to books as long as you would read.  But I had him...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By kat726
I'm glad to know that he's feeling better. ...

I'm glad to know that he's feeling better.

Right off, let me just say that this is just advice based on what you are telling me. Without seeing him and listening to him, there's no way to know...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By kat726
I'm also an ER nurse and I would ask...what's...

I'm also an ER nurse and I would ask...what's really fast?

Fast to one person is not fast to another and children's heart rates tend to be higher than adults. Fever will also cause a spike in...
Forum: March 2009   03-10-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By kat726
After water breaking on Sunday at 4:30 am, and...

After water breaking on Sunday at 4:30 am, and hardly any contractions for 15 hours, labor finally picked up Sunday night about 11pm with real labor getting going at 6:30 am yesterday. No tears....
Forum: March 2009   03-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By kat726
So I'm due today. This morning about 4:30 I woke...

So I'm due today. This morning about 4:30 I woke up to semi-wet pajama bottoms (definitely not urine) and some pink-tinged show. Then my 6 year old came into the room complaining of diarrhea, which...
Forum: March 2009   03-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By kat726
I'm going with 6 or 7 as well and although I am...

I'm going with 6 or 7 as well and although I am due tomorrow, I don't expect anything for another 10-12 days. DS #2 was 12 days post due date.
Forum: Birth Stories   03-06-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,198
Posted By kat726
1: 41 + 5 2: My one previous pregnancy was...

1: 41 + 5

2: My one previous pregnancy was SROM at 37 +5 with baby not born until 36 hours later. With #2 we were expecting an early delivery which made those extra 4 weeks interminable.

3:...
Forum: March 2009   03-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By kat726
My constipation has been really awful this last...

My constipation has been really awful this last week. I was going to do an enema with my only goal to relieve some of the "pressure." Should I call my midwife first and give her a heads up? With my...
Forum: March 2009   03-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By kat726
My 3 year old (who just quit nursing this past...

My 3 year old (who just quit nursing this past summer when I got pregnant), was watching a baby nurse a few weeks ago. (a new born) Later that night we were getting ready for bed.

DS: Mommy, when...
Forum: March 2009   03-05-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By kat726
I'm almost at 40 weeks and feel pretty good. For...

I'm almost at 40 weeks and feel pretty good. For awhile I was miserable - my pulse was consistently above 110 - I was having wicked sciatica pain which made moving at all unpleasant. But for the...
Forum: March 2009   03-03-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By kat726
Yes - with my last I had NO signs of labor, no...

Yes - with my last I had NO signs of labor, no mucus plug, no braxton hicks, no water breaking, no dilation - then 10 days after my due date labor started without me even realizing it. Took 2 hours...
Forum: March 2009   03-03-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By kat726
I'm right there too!! I'm not due until March...

I'm right there too!! I'm not due until March 8th, but one of my sons was 2 weeks early - the other almost 2 weeks "late" so who knows when this guys will show up?? I haven't told anyone my due...
Forum: March 2009   03-03-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,610
Posted By kat726
EDD:3/8/09 I predict the baby will be...

EDD:3/8/09
I predict the baby will be born:03/17/09
Actual birth date: 3/9/09

I predict my labor will last: 7-8 total
It actually lasted: 29 total (2.5 hard)

U/S showed a (if you had...
Forum: Homebirth   02-22-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,843
Posted By kat726
Two people who've had them and one who's getting...

Two people who've had them and one who's getting ready to have her first. I like to think I had a little to do with her and her husband's decision (paving the way in our family so to speak).

And...
Forum: Fertility   05-23-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By kat726
Beppie, I think that's what I should do - the...

Beppie,
I think that's what I should do - the charting I mean. I've been checking my CM and I definitely have fertile type CM at appropriate times, but I haven't really been charting except just to...
Forum: Infertility   05-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,408
Posted By kat726
It's nice to read your posts. I am 31, DH...

It's nice to read your posts.

I am 31, DH is 32. We have two DSs who were concieved naturally without any help. I have never been on any type of BCP and have had regularly irregular periods all...
Forum: Fertility   05-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By kat726
I'm in the same boat as you. AF came back with...

I'm in the same boat as you. AF came back with DS#2 at 3 months PP. He's now almost 3 and we have being TTC #3 since Jan. 07 (basically because it took 9 and 5 months respectivly to get preggers...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-15-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By kat726
I'm not sure why you think that homebirth is...

I'm not sure why you think that homebirth is illegal in GA - I had one with a CNM in Southeast GA. Perfectly legal. The problem comes with lay midwives. It's the whole "practicing medicine without a...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-06-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By kat726
The thing about the Rotavirus is that you get...

The thing about the Rotavirus is that you get diarrhea...that's it. Now it's nasty diarrhea and can be lifethreatening in the event that the baby gets dehydrated...but there's a treatment for...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-06-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By kat726
As a nurse I hear this A LOT. I usually say, "No...

As a nurse I hear this A LOT. I usually say, "No I won't!" P***es me off every time.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-06-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By kat726
Most of us here would say... Do not let...

Most of us here would say...

Do not let your children get ANY MORE vaccinations until you are ready. Research it, talk to your doctor, research some more. You may find you will never be ready -...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-06-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,777
Posted By kat726
DS #1 was vaccinated up to 6 months. I don't...

DS #1 was vaccinated up to 6 months. I don't even remember what triggered the idea of not vaccinating, but once I started looking and realized how many more shots my baby boy was going to have to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-06-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By kat726
I had a conversation in the ER (I work as an RN...

I had a conversation in the ER (I work as an RN part time) with a doc who's early 30s (like me) and we got on the subject. His son was involved in the study with the new rotavirus - and he felt that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-06-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By kat726
From what I've seen in hospitals in GA - they...

From what I've seen in hospitals in GA - they have a form that they have you sign ALLOWING them to give the shot. They SHOULD NOT give the shot without your written permission.

That being said -...
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