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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2014, 08:14 PM
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By EllaS
I started over two years ago out pretty sold on...

I started over two years ago out pretty sold on cosleeping - my daughter would only sleep on my chest or in a sling from day one and I embraced it.

Well, for a while. But she nursed all night -...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By EllaS
Thanks, I am glad I'm not so terrible for trying...

Thanks, I am glad I'm not so terrible for trying to cut back on my own, even though my daughter would be happy to nurse for a lot longer. I would be happy to keep on nursing if it was a more...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By EllaS
Thanks, I have been trying to distract her...

Thanks, I have been trying to distract her during the day but as you say, that definitely doesn't work at night. I wish I could give her back rubs but she is really so upset at night that she will...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By EllaS
Hi there, my 18 month old daughter has always...

Hi there, my 18 month old daughter has always nursed on demand and slept in my bed. Around 4-6 months old, she started comfort nursing at night for an excessive amount of time but I put up with it...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,435
Posted By EllaS
This is great.   I feel so guilty sometimes...

This is great.
 
I feel so guilty sometimes - we are on a tight budget in a smallish town, so most of our food comes from Wal-Mart. I only buy the Canadian meat there and avoid the really...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-31-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By EllaS
Hi. I feel like my life is literally impossible...

Hi. I feel like my life is literally impossible sometimes - like I am amazed that my body still functions. About half the time, I get ZERO sleep. The other half, it's maybe two hours, broken up into...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By EllaS
Hello.   I really need some help. I feel...

Hello.
 
I really need some help. I feel like I've done everything wrong.
 
I have been co-sleeping and breastfeeding on demand since my 8 month old daughter was born. She and I sleep in her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By EllaS
Hi there, so I am probably thinking way too much...

Hi there, so I am probably thinking way too much into the future on this one, but I am really getting stressed about going back to school in September. My daughter will be 5.5 months old by then....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-05-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
Thanks for sharing your story, that sounds like...

Thanks for sharing your story, that sounds like it went really well. 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
Well I understand that everyone wants to protect...

Well I understand that everyone wants to protect children from danger, but it does seem a little extreme, doesn't it? That was one thing that kind of freaked me out - realizing how much control...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
By the way; I read a few other reviews of that...

By the way; I read a few other reviews of that book that were really positive and it seems like the kind of thing I've been looking for, so I went and picked up a copy. Thanks again!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-05-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
Thanks for sharing your experience, and for the...

Thanks for sharing your experience, and for the book recommendation too. I like the idea of doing something for the nurses, but I still wish I didn't have to look forward to a bunch of people that I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
I live in Ontario. As far as I know, there's...

I live in Ontario. As far as I know, there's only one hospital in my city that does deliveries.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By EllaS
Hello. I'm trying to find stories of people...

Hello. I'm trying to find stories of people who've had positive, natural birth experiences in hospital.
 
I am having a really hard time getting over the fact that I am being forced to give birth...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By EllaS
I am 28 weeks pregnant and getting so frustrated...

I am 28 weeks pregnant and getting so frustrated and beaten down. I feel like I have no control over this pregnancy and upcoming birth, and I'm afraid I won't be able to have any more control over...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-09-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,605
Posted By EllaS
Thanks for the replies and suggestions.    I...

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. 
 
I do take Omega-3s but I haven't had my iron levels checked, so that's a thought. Also the thing about eating the placenta. Weird, but the idea has...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,605
Posted By EllaS
Hello.    I'm trying to find anecdotal...

Hello. 
 
I'm trying to find anecdotal reports from people who have used St. John's Wort while pregnant. 
 
I am 24 weeks and have been getting more and more depressed over the past month or...
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