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Forum: Home Birth August 15th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By CharmieCM
See, I KNEW there was a reason I wanted a girl...

See, I KNEW there was a reason I wanted a girl ;)!! How great to have a midwife with a daughter who is willing to help!! I know a lot of my clients struggle with the child care thing right up until...
Forum: Home Birth August 15th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By CharmieCM
So glad to hear you found yourself a midwife!! I...

So glad to hear you found yourself a midwife!! I realized after I posted yesterday that you were probably already at your appointment :(. I'm glad you found that older thread. Maybe I should...
Forum: Home Birth August 15th, 2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By CharmieCM
YAY! I'd love to get to the point where I can...

YAY! I'd love to get to the point where I can send a preassembled birth kit home with my clients. It seems a little easier than requiring them to order from a third party, KWIM?

I too am looking...
Forum: Home Birth August 14th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By CharmieCM
For various reasons, I've been an absent host...

For various reasons, I've been an absent host lately. Right now it mostly has to do with the fact that I'm waiting on my body to miscarry a pregnancy and its a lot more emotional than I expected it...
Forum: Home Birth August 14th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By CharmieCM
If you search the forum, there's a thread on this...

If you search the forum, there's a thread on this a while ago...I'll see if I can dig it up.

I'd ask her to share her all time favorite birth story, her scariest birth story and one to three...
Forum: Home Birth August 14th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By CharmieCM
WOOHOO!! I was going to say that I'm pretty sure...

WOOHOO!! I was going to say that I'm pretty sure midwives in WA are paid my Medicaid, but not 100% sure. I'm so glad you found someone :)
Forum: Home Birth August 14th, 2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By CharmieCM
Oh my Goodness!! I really hate when you're at...

Oh my Goodness!! I really hate when you're at the hospital for AN EMERGENCY and they still put you through all that paperwork crap...how frustrating!!

I know it isn't how you'd planned it, but...
Forum: Home Birth August 4th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By CharmieCM
I'm always willing to talk to my clients about...

I'm always willing to talk to my clients about any concerns they have about this part of my contract. If a mother is physically unable to breastfeed, I wouldn't choose not to take her at a client,...
Forum: Home Birth August 4th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By CharmieCM
I ask my clients to commit to breastfeeding for...

I ask my clients to commit to breastfeeding for two weeks. The reason behind this is not that I'm a breastfeeding nazi, but that breastfeeding releases oxytocin that allows your uterus contract, and...
Forum: Home Birth August 4th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By CharmieCM
hmmm...good question. I don't know the answer to...

hmmm...good question. I don't know the answer to that one. If I had to guess, I'd say that it's the prelabor toning that your uterus does, combined with the softening of the cervix and the...
Forum: Home Birth August 2nd, 2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By CharmieCM
Have you looked into CPMs? I don't know what...

Have you looked into CPMs? I don't know what area you're in, but my fee is high at $2800. A 4 bedroom, 2000 square foot house (not new development) runs around $180,000 here, to give you an idea of...
Forum: Home Birth August 2nd, 2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By CharmieCM
Alison, who is your midwife? Texas is so great...

Alison, who is your midwife? Texas is so great for midwifery rules...I love that midwives are allowed that freedom there :).

I totally agree that pregnancy gets shorter and shorter. In my...
Forum: Home Birth August 2nd, 2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By CharmieCM
Okay, first: there is no reason to be scared...

Okay, first: there is no reason to be scared that someone will do something to your baby w/o your consent in the hospital AS LONG AS YOU TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Don't ever, EVER, let your baby out of...
Forum: Home Birth August 2nd, 2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By CharmieCM
Well, I went for a sonogram and appointment...

Well, I went for a sonogram and appointment yesterday and I was measuring 1.5 weeks behind...only 4.5 weeks when I'm pretty sure I'm around 6 weeks. And of course, we could only see a sac. So that...
Forum: Home Birth August 1st, 2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By CharmieCM
Okay, so last Monday I talked to the nurse and...

Okay, so last Monday I talked to the nurse and she said everything was fine with my bloodwork and at that point I made the decision that I'd probably have a UC, supported by DH and a friend of mine. ...
Forum: Home Birth August 1st, 2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By CharmieCM
Unfortunately there are no hospital midwives in...

Unfortunately there are no hospital midwives in this area, AT ALL, even if I wanted to drive :(. It was looking good for homebirth for a week or so, but they got the rest of my bloodwork in...
Forum: Home Birth August 1st, 2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By CharmieCM
Updated to here. Congrats Stacey and Christine...

Updated to here. Congrats Stacey and Christine on your new little ones!!
Forum: 2008 Playroom July 30th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 282
Posted By CharmieCM
I have an appointment on Wednesday and they'll do...

I have an appointment on Wednesday and they'll do a sonogram them because of my history of losses. Not that a sonogram can prevent anything, but unfortunately, I feel like until I SEE what's going...
Forum: 2008 Playroom July 30th, 2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 144
Posted By CharmieCM
I've never really had morning sickness with any...

I've never really had morning sickness with any of my pregnancies. I threw up a lot with DS2, but it was always situational (being pregnant and changing diapers SUCKED). I've thrown up once this...
Forum: 2008 Playroom July 28th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 275
Posted By CharmieCM
:lol: :lol: :lol: I want a little bitty...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I want a little bitty baby, like 8 pounds!

My first was 9 pounds, 4 ounces. My second was 9 pounds, 12 ounces. If I continue that progression, this one will be 10...
Forum: Home Birth July 28th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By CharmieCM
Robin (MotherBird), expecting a surprise around...

Robin (MotherBird), expecting a surprise around September 8.

AnitaGupta, expecting Cyan around September 21, planning a midwife assisted birth.

Jennifer (JHMomofMany), expecting a suprise...
Forum: Home Birth July 28th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By CharmieCM
What a great birth story! It just goes to show...

What a great birth story! It just goes to show that a body doesn't need all that hi-tech stuff to give birth!!
Forum: Home Birth July 28th, 2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By CharmieCM
What a timely question...I keep asking myself...

What a timely question...I keep asking myself what I'll do if I find out on Wednesday that we're having twins. The answer is that I'll have to cross that bridge. I would have to have them at home...
Forum: 2008 Playroom July 27th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 111
Posted By CharmieCM
We honor my family with the middle names, since...

We honor my family with the middle names, since DH's family gives the last name. The one exception to this would be our choice for a boy's middle name with this pregnancy--it's FIL's middle name.
...
Forum: 2008 Playroom July 27th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By CharmieCM
Okay, first some basic conception ed: just...

Okay, first some basic conception ed: just because you had sex on July 4th doesn't mean you conceived on July 4th, but it does give you a better idea. See, sperm can live up to SIX DAYS, just...
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