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Forum: February 2011   10-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Kitten
If it were me I would follow alegna's advice....

If it were me I would follow alegna's advice. Get wishy-washy, don't show, whatever. I'd get passive-aggressive and have car trouble, or not find child care, etc. If you give up and do what they...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,054
Posted By Kitten
I measured small for my first pregnancy and got...

I measured small for my first pregnancy and got bullied into a late ultrasound, which showed a "small baby" and ended with an unnecessary and painful induction, by hospital midwives. He was 7 lb 2...
Forum: Homebirth   10-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Kitten
I have asthma for which I take a daily...

I have asthma for which I take a daily preventive inhaler and I carry a rescue inhaler. I am having my second homebirth in the spring. It has never been a concern or even been brought up by a...
Forum: Homebirth   09-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By Kitten
I didn't have time to read al the responses, but...

I didn't have time to read al the responses, but was the question whether to take money from your father when he's trying to use that money as a bribe? I'd refuse the money. Money with strings...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,578
Posted By Kitten
Let's remember that ultrasounds can also find...

Let's remember that ultrasounds can also find "problems" that aren't really problems at all. I've heard many stories of women spending their pregnancies worried about something detected on an...
Forum: February 2011   08-11-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Kitten
How bout Gaga? Then you could call her Lady as a...

How bout Gaga? Then you could call her Lady as a nickname. Lolz
Forum: February 2011   08-11-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By Kitten
oh yeah, I finally felt the urge to push and...

oh yeah, I finally felt the urge to push and pushed it out on my own. It was ginormous, lol. Then the dh cut the cord (ds chickened out).
Forum: February 2011   08-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By Kitten
My first was a heavily-managed hospital 4th...

My first was a heavily-managed hospital 4th stage. I did not like it but wasn't very informed at the time.

my second was a very hands-off homebirth. I had a very fast birth. My placenta was VERY...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-11-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By Kitten
The whole "insurance won't pay if you AMA" is a...

The whole "insurance won't pay if you AMA" is a myth. Someone posted a link a while back to a medical journal -!ournal of Emergency Medicine perhaps- that published a study which concluded that it...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,908
Posted By Kitten
I had a terrible senior year of high school...

I had a terrible senior year of high school where all the people I *thought* were my friends sold me out to get in the graces of a queen bee who decided she didn't like me. It was horribly scarring...
Forum: Homebirth   07-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kitten
I don't bother with shadow care. I don't want...

I don't bother with shadow care. I don't want the stress and pressure of anyone trying to bully me into tests I don't want.

if I need a consultation during pregnancy or risk out of homebirth, my...
Forum: February 2011   07-07-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Kitten
This is my fourth pregnancy, third child. Is it...

This is my fourth pregnancy, third child. Is it normal to feel the top of your fundus this early, after multiple pregnancies? I am tall and slender so my abdomen is easy to palpate.
Forum: February 2011   07-03-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By Kitten
I've never had a "natural" miscarriage so have...

I've never had a "natural" miscarriage so have no comparison, but I had a D&E at 13.5 weeks for a missed miscarriage. It was pretty awful. Even with twilight anaesthesia I remember the agonizing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-02-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Kitten
St. Mary's in Madison WI has delivery rooms and...

St. Mary's in Madison WI has delivery rooms and recovery/post-partum rooms. I have no idea how soon you get moved. We had a homebirth.
Forum: February 2011   06-26-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By Kitten
The only acceptable response EVER to someone...

The only acceptable response EVER to someone telling you they are pregnant, no matter how you feel about it personally, is "congratulations." that is just good old-fashioned etiquette and good...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-14-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Kitten
I should think midwives, esp homebirth ones,...

I should think midwives, esp homebirth ones, should be very accustomed to people bringing children to appointments. All the homebirth midwives around here have great toys in-office for little kids...
Forum: February 2011   06-14-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By Kitten
I'm not missing the f'n condoms. I guess that's...

I'm not missing the f'n condoms. I guess that's a bonus of an oops pregnancy. Lol

I love homemade mayonnaise and homemade hollandaise. If I gave those up my family would have to do without due to...
Forum: February 2011   06-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Kitten
Good for you! Biking is great exercise for...

Good for you! Biking is great exercise for pregnant women and will help you have a fast and easy labor. You should keep biking for as long as you want to, as much as you want to.
Forum: February 2011   06-14-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By Kitten
First time moms I see (some of you anyway)...

First time moms I see (some of you anyway) http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

I've eaten all of the above during pregnancy without any qualms or second thoughts. Except...
Forum: February 2011   06-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,202
Posted By Kitten
I am 33 and pregnant with our third child. This...

I am 33 and pregnant with our third child. This was very much a surprise and totally unplanned. My husband and I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old, both boys. This feels really unreal to me. We...
Forum: Family Safety   12-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,685
Posted By Kitten
I went and talked to car seat techs at the local...

I went and talked to car seat techs at the local childrens hosp....large regional university hospital.

they told me rear-facing babies should not wear puffy coats due to risk of ejection.
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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,684
Posted By Kitten
nope, we just have plain old vanilla ghc hmo...

nope, we just have plain old vanilla ghc hmo coverage. To join a different "network" you just choose "wingra clinic" (or whatever UW family med clinic you want to go to) as your primary care...
Forum: Allergies   12-16-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Kitten
I was super careful with my first son. Waited...

I was super careful with my first son. Waited six months, no allergrnic foods, waited before adding another food. I was mercileslly mocked and bullied by family. I was more relaxed with my second....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,684
Posted By Kitten
Wingra clinic is a UW family medicine clinic....

Wingra clinic is a UW family medicine clinic. GHC covers a couple of UW family practice clinics. We don't go to GHC clinics, I feel it is a conflict of interest to see a doctor directly under the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,684
Posted By Kitten
I have GHC. You can use a family practice...

I have GHC.

You can use a family practice doc at Wingra clinic for both birth and instead of a pediatrician.

I chose to have a homebirth. I don't do well in hospital settings.

I think I...
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