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Forum: Homebirth   12-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm *almost* ready to just give up and try and...

I'm *almost* ready to just give up and try and birth at The Farm, but I also don't want to drive four hours there to have a baby and drive four hours back, even with staying in their cabins for a...
Forum: Homebirth   10-23-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,017
Posted By veryhappydog
I've been eating it on gluten free Subway...

I've been eating it on gluten free Subway sandwiches all week. I kept getting sicker and sicker after week 5, am 11w6d today, and I am now eating anything that sounds good that makes it into my...
Forum: Homebirth   10-23-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By veryhappydog
Wow, THANK YOU!!!!!!! My husband is being...

Wow, THANK YOU!!!!!!! My husband is being medically discharged, not retired. We are moving to a Prime area, but we will be too far from the MTF for them to require services there. I want a homebirth...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm interested too, I would consider that a...

I'm interested too, I would consider that a dream birth :) Any updates?
 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By veryhappydog
Soo..... I lurk here quite a lot and love you...

Soo..... I lurk here quite a lot and love you ladies, so figured I should start posting sometime :) 
 
I miscarried in March, had another two weeks in August/September when I felt very very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By veryhappydog
I haven't birthed myself, but have been a doula...

I haven't birthed myself, but have been a doula three times now for girlfriends, so take my advice for what it's worth. Reading your post sounds to me like you're going to try to manage your husband...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,804
Posted By veryhappydog
which brand do you recommend? I'm a short luteal...

which brand do you recommend? I'm a short luteal phase-er too, and have tried one brand of cream, but didn't notice a huge difference.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm in a similar position to you. I got eggwhite...

I'm in a similar position to you. I got eggwhite mucus on August 31, DTD that night and again on Sept 3, and have felt pregnant ever since. I've been cramping the whole entire time, sore breasts,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-05-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,311
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm trying to get my hormone and menstrual...

I'm trying to get my hormone and menstrual issues cleared up as much as I can now, but it's still bugging me in the back of my mind that if my uterus causes this much pain over a little bit of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-29-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,217
Posted By veryhappydog
Quote: Originally Posted by CI Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CI Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15340438)
This is a good point. I want to add that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-23-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,217
Posted By veryhappydog
I don't understand why so many women will give...

I don't understand why so many women will give advice to "show up pushing" at the hospital, yet are not willing to UC. I keep getting the impression that a lot of fetal distress or problems are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-23-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By veryhappydog
Please forgive me for being a little off-topic...

Please forgive me for being a little off-topic in this section, but I thought this would be the best place to find others who have used hypnobabies. Have you ever used the program for non-childbirth...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-02-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By veryhappydog
I recently moved to Kenmore from downtown...

I recently moved to Kenmore from downtown Seattle, and I LOVE IT. The area is very low-key, nice people, low stress, family friendly, and I feel safe there. It's easy (as easy as commuting in/near...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By veryhappydog
With a patient in recovery, it's usually not the...

With a patient in recovery, it's usually not the most calming thing to do to tell the patient "Oh no, I can't tell you what's going on now because you won't remember it". You probably asked the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By veryhappydog
The only problem I see with declaring exactly...

The only problem I see with declaring exactly what you want right off the bat is that even if you DO get exactly what you want, it will probably be peppered with sneaky snarky comments from MIL...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-11-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm a semi- healthy young woman with hormone...

I'm a semi- healthy young woman with hormone problems looking for a MW to do annuals/well woman care. I've had two OB's misdiagnose me with an STD and give me horrible, derogatory care and I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By veryhappydog
My friend called me up with basically this very...

My friend called me up with basically this very same problem during her pregnancy and this is the advice I gave, FWIW. First of all, it's the thought that counts. You can't control what gifts people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,325
Posted By veryhappydog
FWIW on the fact sheet that I got, it stated...

FWIW on the fact sheet that I got, it stated that while pregnant women should not receive the flumist vaccination, as a health care worker I can safely work and care for pregnant women immediately...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-10-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By veryhappydog
If you are pregnant, there are still many...

If you are pregnant, there are still many different paths to different careers. For example in nursing, if you're able to get a job as a nursing assistant (six week course I believe), some hospitals...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By veryhappydog
I'm not pregnant but saw this in new posts and...

I'm not pregnant but saw this in new posts and wanted to throw in my experience. I take natural progesterone that I have a compounding pharmacy compound for me because i have low progesterone levels...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By veryhappydog
Could you call a therapist who does EMDR and see...

Could you call a therapist who does EMDR and see if they would be willing to do a few sessions with you before the birth? Maybe another thing would be to ask them to tell you EVERYTHING they do...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-27-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,929
Posted By veryhappydog
I just wanted to point out that freecycle and...

I just wanted to point out that freecycle and craigslist are some great resources for really cheap baby stuff. I just finished helping my best friend plan for her baby, and we found some amazing...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By veryhappydog
The Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah gets me...

The Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah gets me jazzed up to do just about anything
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By veryhappydog
I'd also recommend that you find a therapist who...

I'd also recommend that you find a therapist who uses EMDR, which is when the therapist leads you through a really easy set of eye movements while you concentrate on different thoughts. It can help...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By veryhappydog
I am NOT a mom, so take my advice for what it's...

I am NOT a mom, so take my advice for what it's worth, but in this economy I think you're doing yourself a great favor by keeping the awesome job you've got. Can you get more creative about seeing...
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