The Lodge List & Lodges FAQ

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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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2007 Lodge Archive
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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!

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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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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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