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    Default The Lodge List & Lodges FAQ

    Welcome to the Birthing Naturally Lodge List!

    What is a Lodge?

    A lodge documents a woman’s journey as she prepares for the life-changing experience of giving birth. It is also a place for her to share her experiences adjusting to a new baby. The tradition of birth lodges dates back several years to when the birthing naturally board only had one pregnant mama. The ladies wanted to keep all her updates in one place so they would know where to look to find out how she was doing. Today, lodges are a source of support for many ladies for their births of their babies, and are full of wonderful memories of a very special time.

    Why Lodges?

    The idea of women coming together to support each other in a tent or building set apart is ancient and common to many cultures. A lodge is an online version of a sacred place where women can come together to support a mama both as she prepares for birth and in the postpartum period. The word "lodge" draws up images of a peaceful, cozy cabin, rustic and close to nature--the ideal place for a woman planning a natural birth to be showered with support from other women. Therefore, a lodge is more than a journal, as the voices of the supporters play a significant role in the lodge experience.

    When are Lodges Started?

    Lodges are started when the mother-to-be is 36 weeks along and they continue until she is approximately 1 month postpartum. Occasionally, if we think a mama is very likely to give birth early, we may start it early for her.

    How do I get a Lodge?

    Anyone can start a lodge, so if you notice a member is in need of one, please feel free to open her lodge for her! If you are new to the board and want to be sure you’ll get a lodge, request to have your info added to the TTC/EDD/New Arrivals List.

    Will Old Lodges be Destroyed by the Board Pruner?

    Admin understands that our lodges are very important to our members and they have taken great care to provide a way to allow us to keep lodges. However it is a good idea to save a copy of your lodge to your own computer (see below). About one month after your baby is born, the board hosts will move your lodge to the Birth Stories and "Lodges" board, which will not be pruned, allowing these threads to be permanently archived. Beginning on post #3 of this thread, we have links to archived lodges, dating back to the 2007 switch to the v-bulletin system. This thread helps us keep track of the lodges and make sure they get moved to the archive board. If your lodge is not on the list and should be, please pm one of your hosts (Brittany/mrsmangobabe, Christy/Mom2ThreeKiddos, or Mindie/TyrantOfTheWeek) with a link to the thread, and we'll be sure it gets added.

    How do I Save a Copy of My Lodge?

    We strongly encourage everyone to save their own copy of their lodge. Here is how you can save it to your computer: Open the thread. At the top, use the thread tools and select "show printable version". Next choose "Save As" under the File link at the top left of the browser window -- naming the file whatever you wish - such as "Lodgeforbabyx" and saving in a safe spot on your computer (or backup hard drive.) You can also print it out in a hard copy if you prefer. The formatting doesn't all copy over perfectly, but it a good idea to have it saved so you'll always have it, no matter what happens on the site.
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    Default 2008 Lodge Archive

    *Note: This list is incomplete. There was a period of time in 2008 were there were no mods on the board and no one was updating the lodge list, but we think we still managed to move all 2008 lodges to the archive board, thanks to the forum search feature. If your 2008 lodge is not listed here, please search for it on the Birth Stories and "Lodges" board and PM me (MrsMangoBabe) with a link so I can add it!
    MrsMangoBabe's (Brittany) Birth Lodge
    CJWilkes' (Cindy) Birth Lodge
    Sandicarr's (Sandi) Birth Lodge
    Aveyronaise's (Stephanee) Birth Lodge
    chimmy's (Julia) Birth Lodge
    photogalv's (Birth Lodge)
    Amber_Daisy's (Amber) Birth Lodge
    EssBee's (Sara) Birth Lodge
    novafan's (Megan) Birth Lodge
    24me's (Lara) Birth Lodge
    Mumelove's (Vennittah) Birth Lodge
    MonkeyMoo's (Vicki) Birth Lodge
    Montys_Mom's (Nadine) Birth Lodge
    Lizzie1234's (Lizzie) Birth Lodge
    lconrad's (Lydia) Birth Lodge
    Viiloet's (Nancy) Birth Lodge
    Kamico's (Kami) Birth Lodge
    Dese's (Amy) Birth Lodge
    HappiLeigh's (Leigh) Birth Lodge
    Conch06's (Conni) Birth Lodge
    luangwa's (Melissa) Birth Lodge
    Cedailey's (Elizabeth) Birth Lodge
    Elliekat's Birth Lodge
    JorgieGirl's (Jordan) Birth Lodge
    rainymama's (Elizabeth) Birth Lodge
    MaxiMamma's (Karina) Birth Lodge
    thatmakes5's (Jen) Birth Lodge
    pollo_la's (Laurie) Birth Lodge
    MamaArty_RMT's (Ariana) Birth Lodge
    ladybee's (Amy) Birth Lodge
    Loriloo's (Lori) Birth Lodge
    ~*runnergirl's*~ (Laura) Birth Lodge
    jooniper's (Jennifer) Birth Lodge
    lotuspixie's (Maria) Birth Lodge
    elshells' (Laura) Birth Lodge
    Baby_Vol's (Julya) Birth Lodge
    mmshellys' (Michelle) Birth Lodge
    HopelessPoet's (Marjorie) Birth Lodge
    KisterBaby's (Danielle) Birth Lodge
    legocat's (Bennet) Birth Lodge
    nmpiche's (Nicole) Birth Lodge
    stercry's (Crystal) Birth Lodge
    helivt's (Helina) Birth Lodge
    MamacitaErin's Birth Lodge
    hope_357's (Jessica) Birth Lodge
    skat130's Birth Lodge
    Kaseye's (Kasey) Birth Lodge
    Umpqua's (Laura) Birth Lodge
    starflyr's Birth Lodge
    newtomom's Birth Lodge
    mrsc05's (Beth) Birth Lodge
    Holly’s (LawyerHolly07) Birth Lodge
    Jennifer (Mommas159) Birth Lodge
    Mandy’s Birth Lodge (MandyMommy)
    MeesterMama (Katie’s) Birth Lodge
    Joy’s (joysiloo’s) Birth Lodge
    Fuchsia’s (Fuchiasky) Birth Lodge
    Amie (redmachick)’s Birth Lodge
    Elizabeth’s (Purple Fungi) Birth Lodge
    Christine’s (chrissy77g) Birth Lodge
    Melynda’s (Melychang) Birthing Lodge
    Cece’s Birth Lodge (trying18 )
    Magali’s (keops) Birth Lodge
    Dede’s (DNesbitt) Birth Lodge
    Juliana’s (mujul79) Birth Lodge
    Kristen's (Ourfirstblessings) Birth Lodge
    Jenn0113's (Jenn) Birth Lodge
    connorsmum (Kerry) Birth Lodge
    Krystal's (ktothrystal) Birth Lodge
    Amy's (amy1673) Birth Lodge
    Janae's (mommy.nae) Birth Lodge
    Alicia's Birth Lodge! (alicia715)
    Melissa's (newbeginnings) Birth Lodge
    Sarah Jean's (Sarah-Jean) Birth Lodge
    Julianas Mom's (Lexi) Lodge
    Helen's (MRSDJ1234) Birth Lodge
    Kristin's (mrskris10) Birth Lodge
    Clare's (MrsHolmes83) Birth Lodge
    Shella (shella5478 ) Birth Lodge
    Rebecca's (rmacburn) Birth and Postpartum Lodge
    Lifeisgood's Birthing Lodge
    awini8's (Alicia) Birth Lodge
    Emily/Emilys2Guppies Lodge!
    Last edited by MrsMangoBabe; 08-17-2010 at 07:58 PM.

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    Default 2009 Lodge Archive

    Carolyn's (monkeycat) Birth Lodge
    Karrie's (Karrie5) Birth Lodge
    Rachel's (lomelindi) Birth Lodge
    Jessica's (OperaDiva) Birth Lodge
    Beth's (countrygirl83) Birth Lodge
    Katherine's (kaype) Birth Lodge
    Kelly’s (kellyr2) Birth Lodge
    Maggie’s (acqualin21) Birth Lodge
    Monica (Monarn’s) Birth Lodge
    Janelle’s (nell4him) Birth Lodge
    Amber’s (ASIHER) Birth Lodge
    Jen’s (smoochietigger)Birth Lodge
    Beth’s (sweetmonkey) Birth Lodge
    Alicia’s (AliciaD) Birth Lodge
    Elaine’s (laney83) Birth Lodge
    Vanessa’s (graysonsmom) Birth Lodge
    Robin's (nibor_55) Birth Lodge
    Christa's (ChristaM) Birthing Lodge
    rikkiac (Ericka's) Birthing Lodge
    Chevylfan's Birth Lodge (Jenn)
    Mel02 (Melissa's) Birthing Lodge
    Suprena's (suprena) Birth Lodge
    Sarahsunshine (Sarah's) Birthing Lodge
    Miss_Yvi (Rachelle's) Birthing Lodge
    kiwi_babe's (Jules) birthing lodge
    Shannon's (singlemomoftwo) birth lodge
    Jenn's (VTAlum01) Birthing Lodge
    Audra's (boilermaker) Birthing Lodge
    Harmony's (harmonybear) Birthing Lodge
    molly_4711's (Molly) Birth Lodge
    Delia's (babyJtime) lodge
    Beverly's (JJO_Mommy7412) Birth Lodge
    Shannon's (MySweetAGL) Birth Lodge
    Darci's (perkyblue) Birth Lodge
    Renee's (renee24) Birth Lodge
    Brittany's (brakkywakky) Birth Lodge
    Kat's (batgirlandrobin's) Birth Lodge
    Ayelet's (tanismom) Birth Lodge
    Aurora's (strawberryshortk86) Birth Lodge
    Jessi's (jessi faye) Birth Lodge
    Stacey's (Spacer) Birth Lodge
    Stephanie's (sr1d3r) Birth Lodge
    Rachael's (ShiningLight) Birth Lodge
    Kimia's (Meemers) Birth Lodge
    Julia's *AKA Chimmy*(Watermelon_Gypsy)Birth Lodge
    Kristina's (~Kristina~) Birth Lodge
    Kim's (Spacewoman) Birth Lodge
    Mindie's (TyrantOfTheWeek) Birth Lodge
    Cynthia's (MaybeGracie) Birth Lodge
    Megan's (MrsRiggert) Birth Lodge
    Angela's (Angela1MV) Birth Lodge
    Mandi's (mandi04) Birth Lodge
    Connie's (cmljll) Birth Lodge
    Jennie's (selkiemom) Birth Lodge
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    Default 2010 Lodge Archive

    Beth's (Bethmcd_22) Birth Lodge
    Christine's (Jestine04) Birth Lodge
    Amy's (Dese) Birth Lodge
    Nancy's (viiolet) Birth Lodge
    Megan's (iamelated) Birth Lodge
    Marcia's (emansmom) Birth Lodge
    Amanda's (Caiomhe) Birth Lodge
    Eileen's (Bellablu81) Birth Lodge
    Brittany's (MrsMangoBabe) Birth Lodge
    Vicki's (tori729) Birth Lodge
    Krista's (kridda_88 ) Birth Lodge
    Kristen's (klmj) Birth Lodge
    Susan's (RedRoses) Birth Lodge

    Jordan's Lodge (JorgieGirl)
    Mara's (Marite13) Birth Lodge
    Jodi's (Barefoot~Mama) Birth Lodge
    Stacie's (SalemMomma) Birth Lodge
    Drake's (drakew) Birth Lodge
    Melissa's (Potter75) Birth Lodge
    Elizabeth's (rainymama) Birth Lodge
    CamelNoodle's Birth Lodge
    Shannon's (AJsmommy) Birth Lodge
    Lissy's (LissyT) Birth Lodge
    Maggie's (Amaggiepie) Birth Lodge

    Conni's (Conch060 Birth Lodge
    Melane's (ian's mom) Birth Lodge
    Leigh's (cactuswren) Birth Lodge
    Tamra's (ModernMother) Birth Lodge
    Alicia's (awini8 ) Birth Lodge
    Amie's (redmachchick) Birth Lodge

    Kristen's (kvo) Birth Lodge

    Allison's (OneLuckyScoop) Birth Lodge
    Deidre's(blueyesongod) Birth Lodge

    Mia's (MissMia) Birth Lodge

    Melissa's (mjones612) Birth Lodge
    Erin's (Preggo_in_Tuscon) Lodge
    Jade(Illiana)'s Birth Lodge
    Alison's Birth Lodge (Azin_may)

    Emily's Birth Lodge (Emilys3Guppies-soon to be 4 Guppies!)

    Ariel's (krazykat) Birth Lodge
    Ecoberry1's Lodge
    Erin's (Ibff) Birth Lodge

    Sarah's (sarahsunshine) Birth Lodge

    Erica's (faeriecurls) Birth Lodge
    Lorna's (LornaRose) Birth Lodge
    Amber's (AmberC727) Birth Lodge
    Taryl's (SaucyVidel) Lodge
    Melynda's (Melychang) Birth Lodge
    Joy's (jolly11sd) Birth Lodge
    Alexandria's (CaBlondie918 ) Birth Lodge
    Jenn (Jooniper) Birth Lodge
    Mel's (tink9702) Birth Lodge

    Jana's (MommyJannah) Birth Lodge
    Mindie (TyrantOfTheWeek) Birth Lodge
    Kendra's(Lil Momma 1991) Birth Lodge
    Anne's (abkinsey) Birth Lodge
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