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Forum: Homebirth   08-11-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,061
Posted By rad
My first (and the next 5) were all born at home....

My first (and the next 5) were all born at home. We're planning our 7th homebirth for November. I think your first birth can dictate alot of how your next pregnancies/births go or how easy/hard it...
Forum: Homebirth   03-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,941
Posted By rad
Yes, women should be able to use any midwife...

Yes, women should be able to use any midwife they want
 
I would prefer if they were licensed so I had some idea of what I'm getting, so to speak. But here in IL, CPM aren't licensed. There are...
Forum: Homebirth   11-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By rad
All 6 of mine were homeborn and I was pretty...

All 6 of mine were homeborn and I was pretty much nude the whole time. Occasionally I'd slip on a robe or sarong, but usually it'd come off quickly.
Forum: Homebirth   10-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,809
Posted By rad
Runa's Birth is one of our favorites.

Runa's Birth is one of our favorites.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,560
Posted By rad
Never had any issues at all. I've got 5 boys,...

Never had any issues at all. I've got 5 boys, ages 9.5, 6.5, 4, 3 and 2 months. All intact.
Forum: Homebirth   01-30-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By rad
I would probably want someone to watch them if I...

I would probably want someone to watch them if I was laboring while they were awake. We had a friend watch our 3 older kids when my 4th baby was born. It was a quick labor 2.5 hour labor but I...
Forum: December 2010   01-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,360
Posted By rad
Never heard of it. But it sounds scary. I'm...

Never heard of it. But it sounds scary. I'm really glad they caught it in time and you're ok. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,375
Posted By rad
I've had 6 incredible and very positive...

I've had 6 incredible and very positive homebirths. I wouldn't do it any other way. There was nothing scary about them. Even with my 5th baby when we transferred him for breathing issues, it still...
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By rad
My CPM, who we used for baby 5 and 6, is $1500...

My CPM, who we used for baby 5 and 6, is $1500 if paid by week 36. I think with out the early discount it's more like $2200. The homebirth dr that we used for the first 4 births, was about $3800...
Forum: Homebirth   01-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,207
Posted By rad
I usually take then in at about 1 week.

I usually take then in at about 1 week.
Forum: Homebirth   01-11-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,515
Posted By rad
First 4 babies were born on my bed. The 5th I...

First 4 babies were born on my bed. The 5th I was kneeling next to the bed. The 6th came so much quicker than expected that he was born on the bathroom floor. I actually found I spent most of my...
Forum: December 2010   01-11-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By rad
I was wondering the same thing. Facebook is good...

I was wondering the same thing. Facebook is good for me. http://facebook.com/rdreyer78
Forum: December 2010   01-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,415
Posted By rad
All my labors have been fast so I was pretty...

All my labors have been fast so I was pretty much expecting a quick birth this time too. My first baby came after a 4 hour labor from water breaking to finish. If I counted from first contraction to...
Forum: Homebirth   12-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By rad
I'd definitely chose the HB with no doula. I've...

I'd definitely chose the HB with no doula. I've had 6 homebirths and never had a doula. I found I really don't need one and honestly my labors have always gone so smoothly and quickly I didn't see...
Forum: December 2010   12-18-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By rad
Yay!!! SO glad Daniel came. Congrats!!

Yay!!! SO glad Daniel came. Congrats!!
Forum: December 2010   12-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,796
Posted By rad
Riordan is almost 4 days old. Hard to believe....

Riordan is almost 4 days old. Hard to believe. Everything is going very well. My milk came in yesterday. So he seems much more content with a full belly now. He's nursing great. I'm feeling good...
Forum: Homebirth   12-15-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By rad
The vote got pushed back until after the...

The vote got pushed back until after the holidays. Sometime in January. Just keep contacting those reps and asking them to support the bill once it comes up for a vote.
Forum: December 2010   12-15-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By rad
Good luck! I've been thinking of you everyday....

Good luck! I've been thinking of you everyday. Hoping this works for you.
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By rad
Wouldn't change my mind at all. Infact, it just...

Wouldn't change my mind at all. Infact, it just makes me glad I don't have to go anywhere. I know with my birth this Sunday and the near blizzard going on, I was so happy I was at home. Plus, it was...
Forum: December 2010   12-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By rad
I was actually driving alot that last month...

I was actually driving alot that last month between my weekly midwife and chiro visits. Plus getting the kids to school and just usual errands.
Forum: December 2010   12-14-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By rad
Congrats! Welcome Avonlea!   I had the same...

Congrats! Welcome Avonlea!
 
I had the same thing happen with my 5th baby. His lungs just needed some more time and so we transferred him to the hospital after about 2 hours. It was tough for...
Forum: December 2010   12-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By rad
You can do it! You'll be holding your baby in no...

You can do it! You'll be holding your baby in no time!
Forum: December 2010   12-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By rad
Yay!!! I was really hoping you'd go soon! I'm...

Yay!!! I was really hoping you'd go soon! I'm glad you had such a wonderful birth. Congrats! Welcome Little Alasdair!
Forum: December 2010   12-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By rad
Riordan Quinn is finally here!   Saturday...

Riordan Quinn is finally here!
 
Saturday had been a rough day for me. I was 40w5d and that was the longest I had ever been pregnant. I was tired, sore and just feeling done. Very emotional. DH...
Forum: December 2010   12-11-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,886
Posted By rad
Still here and slightly depressed today. This is...

Still here and slightly depressed today. This is the longest I've ever gone and for some reason my body feels faulty because of that. I know it's silly but I can't help it. I got into a fight with...
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