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Forum: Babywearing   11-21-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Mamabeakley
I adapted this brown cloth GAP coat for...

I adapted this brown cloth GAP coat for maternity and front-carry baby wearing last winter. It's a size M and fit me perfectly - I'm about 140 lbs and 5'6" non-pregnant. The adaptation is a panel of...
Forum: Clothing for Adults and Maternity   11-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am selling my maternity clothes -- nothing...

I am selling my maternity clothes -- nothing fancy, mostly cotton, all in good but not perfect condition. I'm about 140 lbs not pregnant and 5' 6". We are non-smokers and use free & clear detergent,...
Forum: Clothing for Adults and Maternity   11-21-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am selling my maternity clothes -- nothing...

I am selling my maternity clothes -- nothing fancy, mostly cotton, all in good but not perfect condition. I'm about 140 lbs not pregnant and 5' 6". We are non-smokers and use free & clear detergent,...
Forum: Clothing for Adults and Maternity   11-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Mamabeakley
I adapted this brown cloth GAP coat for...

I adapted this brown cloth GAP coat for maternity and front-carry baby wearing last winter. It's a size M and fit me perfectly - I'm about 140 lbs and 5'6" non-pregnant. The adaptation is a panel of...
Forum: Diapers & Diapering Supplies   11-21-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am selling a batch of well-used diaper covers....

I am selling a batch of well-used diaper covers. They are all (afaik) waterproof BUT the Velcro is not in great shape and there is some staining. If you have a snap setter or would like to invest a...
Forum: Diapers & Diapering Supplies   11-21-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am selling a batch of well-used diaper covers....

I am selling a batch of well-used diaper covers. They are all (afaik) waterproof BUT the Velcro is not in great shape and there is some staining. If you have a snap setter or would like to invest a...
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,459
Posted By Mamabeakley
Shared it on FB, liked Boba, and already liked...

Shared it on FB, liked Boba, and already liked Mothering!
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,459
Posted By Mamabeakley
I love being close to my baby - and having two...

I love being close to my baby - and having two hands available for my older kids!
Forum: Birth Stories   01-02-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Mamabeakley
The story is here:...

The story is here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371350/long-story-of-a-short-birth
 
It's the very long story of a very short birth - and the journey to the birth.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-17-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Mamabeakley
I had 1st degree tears (so very minor) with both...

I had 1st degree tears (so very minor) with both of my first two births.  I did have stitches the first time, but they were supposed to dissolve and didn't, so the midwife had to remove them at my 6...
Forum: Homebirth   08-18-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,245
Posted By Mamabeakley
Quote:Originally Posted by Heather...

Quote:Originally Posted by Heather Lyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   08-17-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By Mamabeakley
I had my first at home - and I WAS a first born...

I had my first at home - and I WAS a first born at home.  I'm 90% sure I would have had a c/s for FTP if I had simply gone to the nearest hospital with an OB who practiced there for my first birth. ...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-01-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By Mamabeakley
Great story, sounds like it was a great birth. ...

Great story, sounds like it was a great birth.  I'm a doula and have worked with Kathy & Allison so it was a treat to hear a story including them!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 298,751
Posted By Mamabeakley
I had DH take a picture of my kids (there are 3...

I had DH take a picture of my kids (there are 3 of them) lined up next to my belly.  They were wearing plain colored t-shirts.  Then I wrote "2004 Model", "2006 Model", and "2009 Model" on their...
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Mamabeakley
Our midwife's fee is on a credit card.  We don't...

Our midwife's fee is on a credit card.  We don't have any other 'bad' debt (we do owe for our car and house) and other than about $75 initial balance transfer fee, we figured out how to do it...
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mamabeakley
I had heard about this, although just in a...

I had heard about this, although just in a general 'this is going to be how it is in the future' kind of way rather than first hand experience like you are having.  It's interesting to me that what...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,540
Posted By Mamabeakley
Have you discussed with your midwife WHY you may...

Have you discussed with your midwife WHY you may have had such a severe hemorrhage?
 
I had one PPH, after a 22 hour labor and with retained membranes.  I was also anemic at the start of labor....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am a doula and frequently tell my clients...

I am a doula and frequently tell my clients (prenatally or during an induction or during labor) about the benefits to the baby of going through the labor process vs. having a scheduled cesarean....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By Mamabeakley
I don't think it would hurt to see a medical...

I don't think it would hurt to see a medical care provider, but it is pretty normal for your cycle to change throughout your life and especially after major reproductive events.
 
For example:  I...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mamabeakley
I am not a BTDT mama, and I hope I won't be,...

I am not a BTDT mama, and I hope I won't be, either (currently pg with my 4th!)
 
But I am a BFW childbirth teacher and have some experience helping mamas process birth trauma. 
 
I think what I...
Forum: Homebirth   06-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,307
Posted By Mamabeakley
I attended a birth as a doula with 6 hours of...

I attended a birth as a doula with 6 hours of pushing.  But mama was freaked out by pushing and didn't really get into it until about 2 hours before baby was born.  So I don't think it really...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Mamabeakley
I have been told (though I don't have references...

I have been told (though I don't have references for it) that consuming the placenta, either fresh or encapsulated, is not a problem because when it passes through your digestive system the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mamabeakley
Allergies can have emotional aspects to them,...

Allergies can have emotional aspects to them, too.  I haven't worn earrings since my oldest was born for similar physical reasons - but I think there are emotional ones, too.  I wrote a blog post...
Forum: Homebirth   05-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mamabeakley
I have two relevant experiences to share.    ...

I have two relevant experiences to share. 
 
1)  There are awesome pictures of my brother's home birth when I was 16 months old.  At least one of the midwives had a baby with her.  I think that...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Mamabeakley
Hi!  We are new to the Germantown/Mt. Airy area...

Hi!  We are new to the Germantown/Mt. Airy area and I am looking for recommendations for a family doctor.  We do vax but on a VERY delayed schedule.  And homebirth.  And generally would prefer a...
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