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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-26-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Lactofairy
I agree that every birth is different.  Also,...

I agree that every birth is different.  Also, more often than not second and subsequent births tend to have very short pushing stages.
 
I had a home birth with all 3 kids.  The first I pushed for...
Forum: Homebirth   11-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Lactofairy
With my first (a home birth) my first comment...

With my first (a home birth) my first comment was "He's got cat hair on him already!"  We had a long haired cat and no amount of dusting and vacuuming could make our bedroom cat hair free.
 
With...
Forum: Lactivism   09-25-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,951
Posted By Lactofairy
I have never had a negative encounter in public....

I have never had a negative encounter in public.  I nursed my first for 18 months, my second for over 3 years and my third is currently almost 2.  I have nursed everywhere from a mall, restaurants,...
Forum: Family Planning   09-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Lactofairy
I had 2 boys who were 10 and 7 when our third...

I had 2 boys who were 10 and 7 when our third baby was born.  She wasn't exactly planned but is very much loved.  I was 36 when she was born.  It was by far my easiest pregnancy (no morning...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Lactofairy
Sleep is such a tricky thing.  I have 3 kids and...

Sleep is such a tricky thing.  I have 3 kids and we partially coslept.  In general this is what we found worked for us.
 
I nursed my kids to sleep well into toddlerhood.  I enjoyed it and it...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Lactofairy
 Birth Story of Jackson  (2001)   On...


Birth Story of Jackson  (2001)
 
On Monday I had a midwife appointment with Karin.  I told her I had been having cramping for 2 days and asked her to check the baby’s position.  She felt that...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-19-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Lactofairy
 Birth Story of Thomas (2004)    My 2 year...


Birth Story of Thomas (2004)
 
 My 2 year old had woken me up at 3:30am because he was sick with a high fever.  As I was lying down with him I realized I was starting to have mild, but regular...
Forum: Homebirth   09-19-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lactofairy
Planned homebirth with a trained competent...

Planned homebirth with a trained competent caregiver is as safe as or safer than a hospital birth.  There have been many studies that have proved this.  The last link below in one study showing...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-19-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Lactofairy
 Birth Story of Jennifer Born November 28,...


Birth Story of Jennifer
Born November 28, 2011
 
My pregnancy with Jennifer had been by far the easiest of the three pregnancies I had.  I had no morning sickness at all with her.  Half the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Lactofairy
Just checking to see if this works.   I am a...

Just checking to see if this works.
 
I am a mother to 3 kids (11, 9, 22 months) and and IBCLC.
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