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Forum: Homebirth   09-13-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By srlpenny
My EDD was yesterday, and I too am done. I'm...

My EDD was yesterday, and I too am done. I'm just exhausted and ready to not be pregnant anymore ( i do newborns MUCH better believe it or not ) it is taking every bit of will power I have to not...
Forum: Homebirth   08-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By srlpenny
It is my understanding that they have to cover...

It is my understanding that they have to cover HB as in-network as long as they don't have any in-network options. My last birth was covered as in-network with a CM. Now if you don't have a CM or...
Forum: Homebirth   08-23-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By srlpenny
We had a "childcare doula" for our last birth...

We had a "childcare doula" for our last birth and she had a sliding scale, we paid her $300 I'm pretty sure.
That included being on call for ONLY us the 2 weeks before and after my EDD, 2 prenantal...
Forum: Homebirth   08-23-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,175
Posted By srlpenny
I had a bikini top and little bathing suit cover...

I had a bikini top and little bathing suit cover up skirt (I wouldn't shell out for the binsi) all laid out and ready to go ... I am very modest so I wanted to be covered.
Ended up completely naked...
Forum: Homebirth   08-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By srlpenny
Call and talk to midwives about your questions,...

Call and talk to midwives about your questions, so much varies from state to state. what they allowed legally, etc. But I am in NY and using a CPM and she has everything in case of a hemorrage etc....
Forum: Homebirth   08-21-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By srlpenny
I asked my midwife and she recommended someone...

I asked my midwife and she recommended someone studying to be a MW who had found her niche as a "childcare doula" she took care of siblings during labor, that was her entire gig and she was amazing!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By srlpenny
This is how my husband convinced me to stop...

This is how my husband convinced me to stop copying/printing and using more "workbooks" for that kind of activity, it's most often cheaper, even if you have to buy new for each child.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By srlpenny
After being told for several years, and by every...

After being told for several years, and by every teacher that she has ever had that our oldest has "attention problems" we are now reaching the point where we feel it might actually be ADD, which my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By srlpenny
After being told for several years, and by every...

After being told for several years, and by every teacher that she has ever had that our oldest has "attention problems" we are now reaching the point where we feel it might actually be ADD, which my...
Forum: Homebirth   08-15-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By srlpenny
I have had coordinating care for the bulk of...

I have had coordinating care for the bulk of this pregnancy with hospital CNMs, first because I was TERRIBLY sick in the beginning and needed to have the option of being admitted, and then for the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-15-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By srlpenny
My MWs and I just had a LONG discussion about...

My MWs and I just had a LONG discussion about GBS this week in which we discussed everything from IV antibiotics, to hibicleanse (sp???). Garlic actually came up as one of the things that all 3,...
Forum: Homebirth   08-09-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By srlpenny
I have never successfully gotten music on while...

I have never successfully gotten music on while I am in labor, but it helps me so much in life that I REALLY want to make sure I do this time, and that I have some great songs on my playlist.
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By srlpenny
I started Hsing with Sonlight and just found...

I started Hsing with Sonlight and just found that by the time i adapted it to work for my kids and my family, plus planned and scheduled the things that were not scheduled for me (math, handwriting,...
Forum: Homebirth   07-04-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By srlpenny
My DS was posterior, and my midwife did mention...

My DS was posterior, and my midwife did mention it at my visits, suggested spinning babies, etc. But it was more just to help and inform me, not because she was afraid or thought I should be.
I saw...
Forum: Homebirth   06-11-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,666
Posted By srlpenny
We put "born at home and settling in with his...

We put "born at home and settling in with his big brother and sisters" He was DS5, so it made it a little more special. I'll do it again. And I love that it said that hanging up in the ped's office...
Forum: Homebirth   06-10-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By srlpenny
I did everything (labor and birth) in my...

I did everything (labor and birth) in my bedroom, it's the only place I could keep the floors free of toys in the weeks leading up to the birth...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By srlpenny
Yeah I have the home educators guides I follow...

Yeah I have the home educators guides I follow it completely, and trying to follow their scope and sequence (for what should be done in a week for example) doesn't seem to leave much time for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By srlpenny
We just started Singapore Math a few weeks ago,...

We just started Singapore Math a few weeks ago, and I can't help but feeling I am doing something terribly wrong. I have a first and second grader (that is teh grade they are starting, not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By srlpenny
Just letting you know I'm watching your thread...

Just letting you know I'm watching your thread because our daughters are obviously long-lost twins http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Homebirth   06-02-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By srlpenny
Thank you for letting us know, and thank you for...

Thank you for letting us know, and thank you for all that your husband AND YOU do for our country!
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By srlpenny
JW - I don't know where the OP lives, but in a...

JW - I don't know where the OP lives, but in a lot of places, like where I live in NY, having a CNM for a home birth is not an option, there are none in the area. Mostly due to OBs being unwilling...
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By srlpenny
I actually hit Target in August and got 3 fishy...

I actually hit Target in August and got 3 fishy pools to keep around for only $5 each. BUT knowing you need it, I'd buy it now so you don't have to pay Amazon's price and shipping.
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By srlpenny
We used the Python Hose and sink adapter with...

We used the Python Hose and sink adapter with our fishy pool, it was great for filling the pool and for siphoning out the water easily after the birth, and through the many trial run fillings we...
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By srlpenny
I switched to HB at 35 weeks and still paid the...

I switched to HB at 35 weeks and still paid the full fee last time. This time I am doing complimentary prenatal care with a CNM at a hospital the whole time and insurance is covering that, but I am...
Forum: Homebirth   05-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By srlpenny
My kids also really liked Welcome with Love, and...

My kids also really liked Welcome with Love, and we've currently gotten Angel in the Waters which talks about the baby growing inside the mother and it asks it's angel questions about life, goes...
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