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    I had inverted nipples. It was challenging...

    I had inverted nipples. It was challenging breastfeeding my first baby, but we got through it and I breastfed her for 13 months.

    I wore a special nipple shield between feedings, which pushed...
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    You've received some great information from...

    You've received some great information from HomebirthMum and LJ :)I found that my leg cramps (and back pain) during pregnancy and lactation were due to a lack of calcium and/or magnesium. When I...
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    I had 5 homebirths and my last two were water...

    I had 5 homebirths and my last two were water births. They were the best, easiest and fastest births.

    I would highly recommend talking to at least one midwife. I actually had an hour...
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    Hello alc, I would suggest talking with many...

    Hello alc,

    I would suggest talking with many different eye doctors and many different midwives until you have peace about birthing naturally. Opinions and experiences differ among health care...
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    Hi amsanchez, Evening Primrose Oil taken...

    Hi amsanchez,

    Evening Primrose Oil taken orally and also inserted vaginally can help if your husband isn't around or isn't interested. Be sure he knows he will not hurt the baby. Explain that...
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    Amsanchez, Another thing I'd highly recommend...

    Amsanchez,

    Another thing I'd highly recommend is that you make love every other day, if possible. The semen acts as a prostaglandin on the cervix, which can help soften the cervix and start...
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    Hello amsanchez, I had a friend who used black...

    Hello amsanchez,

    I had a friend who used black cohosh and blue cohosh to get labor going. Her midwife gave her direction in how much to use and how often. Is your midwife familiar with these...
  8. Hi Marifego, I've been reading some of your...

    Hi Marifego,

    I've been reading some of your other posts, and I noticed that when you had pre-eclampsia with your first pregnancy, that you not only had a very traumatic experience and almost lost...
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    I had 5 home births, and every birth was faster...

    I had 5 home births, and every birth was faster than the last. In fact my last births were water births, and they were my easiest and fastest! The water is so relaxing!

    Having another child is...
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    Play Dough Recipe

    Here's a quick and easy play dough recipe. We used this every week at the preschool where I worked. The Kool-Aid gives a wonderful color and smell!

    1 c. flour
    1/2 c. salt
    1 tbsp. cooking oil...
  11. Hi OWalker, I needed time to myself when my...

    Hi OWalker,

    I needed time to myself when my children were little, so I took advantage of nap time. I had my children lay down for "nap time" even if they didn't sleep. They needed the rest time,...
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    Hello Aisha's Mom, Are you still interested in...

    Hello Aisha's Mom,

    Are you still interested in getting your baby to breastfeed? I just wanted to follow-up on this and see how you're doing.

    Warm Regards,

    Kate
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    Hi Aisha's Mom, Women who have PCOS have a...

    Hi Aisha's Mom,

    Women who have PCOS have a 45%-50% chance of having a miscarriage. This is about double the rate of women who do not have PCOS. A woman without PCOS has a 15%-30% chance of...
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    Hi Jean, Welcome to the forums! 5 years is...

    Hi Jean,

    Welcome to the forums! 5 years is such a wonderful age! I look forward to getting to know you.

    Warm Regards,

    Kate
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    Hello Olivia, Welcome to the forums! I...

    Hello Olivia,

    Welcome to the forums! I remember when I moved to a new area and I was pretty much home alone all day with just my little ones, and I didn't have the support of local friends.
    ...
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    Success Rate for Transposition of the Great Arteries

    Hi Via23,

    I just watched this video which was published by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (below). Our son had his corrective surgery at Children's Hospital, Oakland.

    I want you to be...
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    Hi via23, My baby was born with a congenital...

    Hi via23,

    My baby was born with a congenital heart condition and he had open heart surgery at 2 1/2 months of age. He did great and is 16 years old now.

    Taking the life of your precious child...
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    Hi WorryWurta, Worry no more! Eating lots of...

    Hi WorryWurta,

    Worry no more! Eating lots of fruits and vegetables (including raw ones) is super important during pregnancy. Not only does it give you and your baby lots of nutrients that you...
  19. Hi Kristincybulski, First of all,...

    Hi Kristincybulski,

    First of all, congratulations on choosing homebirth. If you've done your research, you've likely learned that home births have way fewer interventions resulting in lower...
  20. Hi Mariegill898, Giving birth to a child at...

    Hi Mariegill898,

    Giving birth to a child at the age of 35 or 36 does not pose a huge risk for you. However, I will say that fertility declines dramatically in the mid 30's, and you may find that...
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    Hi Krissi, There are ways to sway the gender...

    Hi Krissi,

    There are ways to sway the gender of your baby to increase your odds of conceiving a boy. My husband really wanted a girl, so I read a book called How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby in...
  22. Hi Tsvetanka, You can get rid of a yeast...

    Hi Tsvetanka,

    You can get rid of a yeast infection for good. Antibiotics actually promote yeast, because they kill off the good bacteria that keep yeast in check (we always have some yeast in our...
  23. Hello Tsvetanka, One of the most effective...

    Hello Tsvetanka,

    One of the most effective ways to stimulate the ovary is with Traditional Chinese Medicine, both acupuncture and herbs. I would highly recommend that you find a Traditional...
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    Hello Tsvetanka, I'm sorry it took so long for...

    Hello Tsvetanka,

    I'm sorry it took so long for me to get to your question, but hopefully I'll be able to help a bit.

    You definitely have many things going on right now, and I understand the...
  25. Hi Cris, If you are ovulating around day 9,...

    Hi Cris,

    If you are ovulating around day 9, and experiencing some hair on your upper lip and acne, it sounds like you need to balance your hormones. The first thing I would suggest is to remove...
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