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I ate lots of pineapple, too.  It was summer, and the fresh pineapple from our local international farmers market was divine.
I got pregnant on our second IUI with frozen sperm.  That seems so short when you don't consider the fact that we spent almost a year working on my underlying health/hormone issues before we were given the clear to actually inseminate.  I was on a vegetarian, whole foods diet (kind of like the PCOS diet even though I don't have a PCOS dx) and wasn't eating any sugar substitutes, soda, highly processed foods, etc.  I was doing yoga and getting thai massage and...
Hi Rothdr!  Are you in Georgia?  We are also in GA.  There is actually a weird GA law against anyone other than a medical doctor performing inseminations in Georgia.  This mostly affects people who are purchasing sperm as it can't be mailed to a home address or people who are seeking medical support for DIY inseminations.  While it's unlikely that anyone would ever prosecute you for it, it's possible that at-home insemination would prevent you and your partner from doing...
I am from Rome, but I currently live in the Atlanta area.  There are a few OB practices with nurse midwives in Rome, but none of them or the hospitals really "specialize" in low-intervention birth.  It's possible, but you'll need to be an advocate for yourself.  I did not birth in Rome, but I know many people who have.   Let me know if you need any other info about the area.  It's a sweet little town.  
I saw Dr. Perloe at Geogia Reproductive Specialists.  I'm not sure if they have weight cut-offs for treating people, but he treated me when I was overweight. (I am 5'11" and was 230 lbs at the time.)  He did inform me that I'd have a better chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy at a lower weight, but he was nice about it and didn't delay my treatment at all.  I was already eating very cleanly and exercising when I started to see him, but I never got...
Flavorfull - Phoebe is a cutie!  And I am amazed at your ability to do all of those personals.  I can't keep up!
Saudade - Rowan is on the smaller side, too!  He's holding strong at about 75th percentile for height and 25th for weight.  At 10.5 weeks, he was 11 lbs, 1 oz and 24 inches.  Long and lean, despite his love for eating.           I love a chubby baby, but I'm secretly happy that he's still in his XS dipes and tiny clothes.  
We love, love, love our family doc.  It's nice to have a doc who knows our whole family well and trusts our decisions.  He's very pro breastfeeding and vegetarian diets and cloth diapers and intact boys.  He does suggest vaccinations but agreed with me that he delayed/alternative schedule might be easier for our baby.  There's no culture of surveillance, and the whole place is more laid back than the pediatrician offices we visited.  
Most breastfeeding laws are governed by the state, so what your specific rights are depends on where you are.  Here's an overview: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx
Rowan skips days all the time.  He once went FIVE days, and we were blowing up the doc's phone to make sure he was ok.  Doc said that as long as he was gaining weight, making wet diapers, and not having a distended belly, he was fine.  He's now an almost every other day pooper, usually in the early mornings.  I have to be honest and say that, as long as we have a healthy baby, I don't mind fewer blowouts!
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