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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By christyc
For me, the thing that helped the most was...

For me, the thing that helped the most was staying away from local MoM groups and online groups in which routine cesarean, scheduling, expecting breastfeeding failure, and anti-cosleeping sentiment...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By christyc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghkA3WEq2E ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghkA3WEq2E

It's up! I hope it encourages many more moms to be less fearful about their multiple pregnancies and births!
Forum: Birth Stories   01-28-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 85,268
Posted By christyc
I am so sorry for your loss! That must be ao...

I am so sorry for your loss! That must be ao hard!

It sounds like it could have been a vasa previa. VI in and of itself is not necessarily bad unless the VI is right over the cervix (like in...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-27-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,998
Posted By christyc
What a beautiful story. Good job trusting (and...

What a beautiful story. Good job trusting (and listening to) your body!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-14-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By christyc
Thank you to those who sent in pics! I had 7...

Thank you to those who sent in pics! I had 7 moms send in info in the past 2 weeks, and once I get to 20ish moms, I'll start editing! If any of you were inspired by the original video during your...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-31-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By christyc
So..... I'm ready to make another multiple...

So..... I'm ready to make another multiple natural birth video. I made my personal birth video on youtube when my twins were 6 months old, and the montage one when they were a year old, and that's...
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,906
Posted By christyc
Amazing! Congratulations on your twin HBAC!...

Amazing! Congratulations on your twin HBAC! Super-exciting!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-01-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,752
Posted By christyc
QUIT F-ING HITTING EACH OTHER AND SHRIEKING LIKE...

QUIT F-ING HITTING EACH OTHER AND SHRIEKING LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE WHEN YOU DON'T GET YOUR WAY!!!
 
Slow down and listen every now and then.
 
Don't shout "NO" at me when I'm giving you a consequence...
Forum: Gardening   09-20-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By christyc
So, we found what we think is Omphalotus...

So, we found what we think is Omphalotus olearius in our backyard ("jack o lantern mushrooms," which are poisonous), but they might also be something else. 
 
Anyone here an amateur (or...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-27-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By christyc
I had a homebirth in WNC, but was near Mission...

I had a homebirth in WNC, but was near Mission because I heard they were VBAC friendly.  Ended up not needing to transfer, but if I were choosing a hospital, that's where I'd go.
Forum: Homebirth   07-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By christyc
I used the ocean reef pool to labor for my...

I used the ocean reef pool to labor for my homebirth.  Didn't get to have the babies in it (got out to go potty and ended up needing to push right after), but loved it for the labor.
Forum: Homebirth   07-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By christyc
I gave birth to my twins in a temporary rental...

I gave birth to my twins in a temporary rental home we had rented just for the birth (since I traveled to another state to have a twin hbac).  Honestly, I was more attached to the idea of giving my...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,759
Posted By christyc
This is what I was getting at.  It's the same as...

This is what I was getting at.  It's the same as chiropractic in many ways.  Chiropractors are trained as chiropractors, and part of that training (should) involve knowing when to refer someone out...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-24-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,759
Posted By christyc
 I could be reading this wrong, but this...


I could be reading this wrong, but this implies that a trained midwife is not capable of knowing when a patient needs to be risked out, which would be a statement I would respectfully disagree...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-24-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,339
Posted By christyc
Last I heard, Carolina Waterbirth was not...

Last I heard, Carolina Waterbirth was not offering VBACs.  But it's been a year or two since I moved from SC.
 
I hope you find something.  This is the reason I traveled from SC, which has midwife...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-24-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,759
Posted By christyc
I actually traveled from a state with midwife...

I actually traveled from a state with midwife licensing to a non-licensed state to have my homebirth.  Once midwives in my old state (in which I no longer live anyway) were licensed, the gov't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,997
Posted By christyc
2 hours and 3 minutes.  I'm glad there's not a...

2 hours and 3 minutes.  I'm glad there's not a law against it, too, because I was so thrilled that they were allowed to come at their own pace as long as there were no signs of distress!  It was so...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By christyc
I grew up there, but am not there any more.   ...

I grew up there, but am not there any more.
 
This is not an ad, promise.  But check out http://sacredyogaspace.com/ .  The owner, Jessica, was a good friend of mine in high school, and is a...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By christyc
Apparently they're having a big, fun party this...

Apparently they're having a big, fun party this Saturday.  Delicious food, and lots of fun activities for the kids.
 
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137372679652959
 
Tentative schedule:...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By christyc
Count me in, if someone can tell me when an...

Count me in, if someone can tell me when an upcoming meeting is.  My husband and some of my kids accidentally happened upon a playdate at Umstead park today!  Does that count?

If not, we'll try...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-18-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By christyc
It's on a side hall on the Dillards end of the...

It's on a side hall on the Dillards end of the mall, across from the DMV and Alfredo's Pizza.  The owners are wonderful, and the store has so much to offer (I actually got some Christmas presents...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-14-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,058
Posted By christyc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50   ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50
 
I made that video a few years back to provide some inspiration for a variety of twin birth situations, including gestation.
 
And, I had my babies...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-14-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By christyc
I had my twins as a vbac.   Search twin vbac...

I had my twins as a vbac.
 
Search twin vbac on youtube for some birth stories (mine included).
 
http://www.naturallyparentingtwins.com/drupal/node/4 has some tips for twin birth planning,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-15-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,609
Posted By christyc
Replying from my phone. Pardon brevity and...

Replying from my phone. Pardon brevity and typos!

My twins never had bottles until they were older and we introduced diluted juices. I definitely think that's possible and that many twin moms...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-29-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By christyc
Ummmm... Did you SEE me when we met up the other...

Ummmm... Did you SEE me when we met up the other week? LOL

Seriously, I don't have a success story there, or know of any non-surgical ones, but knowing other twin moms deal with this too makes me...
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