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<p>Hello to all, hope everyone is having a baby dust full weekend! I found out that I was pregnant earlier this week, and have since started feeling a variety of symptoms: headaches, breast pain, lower back ache, tiredness and morning (aka all day) sickness. Even with all of this, plus school and work, we are thrilled!</p>
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<p>We are due around September 10-13 and plan to birth in a local birthing center with a midwife; I would love to have a natural childbirth. I plan to breastfeed and we also plan to co-sleep with our wee one.</p>
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<p>My sister is also currently pregnant and is due in May 2011 with a baby girl :)</p>
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<p>Congrats to all!<br><br>
Kelly C</p>
 

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<p>I am guessing you are from Portland, OR, not Portland, ME?</p>
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<p>Have fun with your first pregnancy!</p>
 

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<p>Im a Portland (OR ) momma to be too! Im going to be interviewing a few ND midwives and see a few birthing centers this week. Great place to be pregnant.</p>
 

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<p>Another Portland mama here!  Little one is due around the 12th and we have an eight-month-old at home.  I am feeling more empowered, I know I can do this, I just gave birth last May.  This is much sooner than we planned but I am getting a little more excited for number two every day.</p>
 

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<p>I am meeting with Melissa at Alma this week and plan to meet with another midwife at Andaluz next week. I really enjoyed my consult appointment awhile back with Alma, but want to see other centers so I know what to compare to. Any specific ones you are checking out? Good Luck :)</p>
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<p>Does anyone know of a expecting /new mom meet up in the Portland area or where I would find information on one? I feel very alone being pregnant and working from home and feel it would be good to connect with some other new/expecting mommies. Im in the Happy Valley/ Clackamas area but willing to travel.</p>
 

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<p>Here are a few helpful websites I have found:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.pdxkidscalendar.com/" target="_blank">http://www.pdxkidscalendar.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://aroundthesunblog.com/" target="_blank">http://aroundthesunblog.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.swapmamas.com/group/oregonmamas" target="_blank">http://www.swapmamas.com/group/oregonmamas</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.urbanmamas.com/" target="_blank">http://www.urbanmamas.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://oregonmom.com/" target="_blank">http://oregonmom.com/</a></p>
 

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<p>I don't live in Portland but I have heard good things about an organization called A Mama Like Me, from a friend.  Have you heard of it?</p>
 

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<p>You can check out Millagros in NE for some parenting/meetup stuff- they also have used clothes and cloth diapers :) </p>
<p>(I'm from Portland but moved a year and a half ago)</p>
 

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<p>This is my first post in the Sept DDC. <span><img alt="stillheart.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif" style="width:17px;height:15px;"></span></p>
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<p>I'm a Portland-ish mama, too! We live just west of Portland, actually. How fun that there are several of us!</p>
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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kakers</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290311/portland-momma#post_16177193"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I am meeting with Melissa at Alma this week and plan to meet with another midwife at Andaluz next week. I really enjoyed my consult appointment awhile back with Alma, but want to see other centers so I know what to compare to. Any specific ones you are checking out? Good Luck :)</p>
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What were your impressions of Alma and Andaluz?  I'm curious about both.  We are looking at having a home birth but a birthing center is still an option.   </p>
 

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<p> I forgot, I wanted to mention that we went with Vivante Midwifery for our last homebirth, and am very much looking forward to using them again! I lovelovelove the midwives at Vivante. Or, at least I did 2 years ago. I assume they are still awesome. :p</p>
 
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