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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By rachie
I plan to do what I did last time with my 4th...

I plan to do what I did last time with my 4th birth: when contractions get intense - like REALLY intense - I'll get into the pool for relief. I try to wait quite a bit because the pool stalled...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rachie
Sorry for your loss. I've done all the "norm"...

Sorry for your loss. I've done all the "norm" stuff with my other babies and each pregnancy I've declined more and more and finally just decided enough is enough and I shouldn't have to be...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By rachie
Sorry, I just kept forgetting to look up my old...

Sorry, I just kept forgetting to look up my old password and login to the new forum. That, and I found a really great UC support group on another site.

We were in Ukraine several years ago...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By rachie
I tried for over a year now to teach my...

I tried for over a year now to teach my elementary school age children U.S. History with the simple use of historical literature but I'm finding that it's lacking and I'm slacking so I think I may...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Asiago http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By rachie
My 4.5yo ds lacks cause and affect reasoning...

My 4.5yo ds lacks cause and affect reasoning skills, self-help skills, cognitive reasoning skills.  He knows some names for colors but doesn't know his colors, despite us going over colors with him...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By rachie
I'm nowhere near you but I did want to say that...

I'm nowhere near you but I did want to say that my most supportive and trusting friends haven't themselves UC'd or UP'd but have homebirthed so maybe even finding some homebirthing mamas in your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RobynHeud http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By rachie
I came across this - boy, what a headache this...

I came across this - boy, what a headache this can be for UCers!  We already have a plan for how to wade through this process but it still won't be as simple as I'd like.
 ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-27-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By rachie
Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rachie
Okay - I just wanted to update here.  My...

Okay - I just wanted to update here.  My Sonoline B came in the mail yesterday and we decided to go ahead and try to find a hb.  I went over my concerns with my husband that I wanted it to be as...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By rachie
During my last birth when the baby's head was...

During my last birth when the baby's head was coming out I felt more like the baby's head was putting more pressure upwards and was afraid of tearing.  I was leaning forward on my knees in my birth...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rachie
I would rather avoid ultra-sound waves and...

I would rather avoid ultra-sound waves and doppler use (this is my first pregnancy I am not planning to get any sonograms/ultrasounds) BUT I ordered a doppler for about $50 on ebay.  In my case I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tabitha http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398856/birth-certificate-and-proof-of-pregnancy#post_17589490)
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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By rachie
My prior midwife and friend said she'd do the...

My prior midwife and friend said she'd do the proof of pregnancy for me!  She also told me a new CA law says the baby will have to be seen by a pediatrician before I can get the birth cert.  Anyone...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By rachie
The state/county I'm in won't accept it from a...

The state/county I'm in won't accept it from a chiropractor.  We just switched insurance/care providers so I don't have a prior patient relationship with any family doctors.  They don't even allow...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By rachie
I'm wondering if it will be easy or difficult to...

I'm wondering if it will be easy or difficult to get in and out of.  I just have a hard enough time stumbling in and out of an inflated tub.  Looks spacious!  It might make it easier to at least...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lisasparks http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397701/tub-experiences#post_17587281)

Hey there. I attempted...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By rachie
For those of you going unassisted in pregnancy...

For those of you going unassisted in pregnancy but planning to get a birth certificate:  what do you do to get a proof of pregnancy?  It looks like my state requires a letter from a clinic, midwife...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By rachie
I know this topic has come up from time to time...

I know this topic has come up from time to time and I came across this idea from my cousin, who is an artist.  Everything from a greeting card to small or large prints of her painting of a pregnant...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sgnorton123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398709/finally-decided#post_17586146)

Wow Rory! You're very...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By rachie
Due to so many people who do not really support...

Due to so many people who do not really support UC I can say I'd really, really rather be posting in the private forum but despite my PM requests over the last 2-3 months I still don't have access...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 45
Posted By rachie
I'm 13 weeks and I'm pretty certain I've felt at...

I'm 13 weeks and I'm pretty certain I've felt at least a few movements.  Then again, I've had plenty of bubbles too that feel similar.  I usually begin to feel hiccups sometime between 15-17 weeks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By rachie
A friend of mine brought up a good point...

A friend of mine brought up a good point regarding how my nausea has lasted longer with each pregnancy (about two weeks longer each time) possibly related to diminished gallbladder function.  I...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   03-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 215
Posted By rachie
Quote:Originally Posted by Ambivalent...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ambivalent Dreams http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396070/morning-sickness-thread/160#post_17580826)

I...
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