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post #81 of 99
Trekkinggirl, when I had to be on an iron supplement, I had the pharmacist help me pick one out. She was able to point me to one that was easy on the stomach/guts and I never had an issue with it. I don't remember the brand, but your pharmacist should be happy to help you find something.

Heather, I'm sorry about your grandfather.

As for your SIL, how is her diet? If she's eating a well balanced diet, I don't know that I would be too concerned. 22lbs in a month does seem a little high, but if she's not gained a lot so far, she could just be making up for lost time. It could also just be the way her body works during pregnancy. Does she have GD? That might be part of it as well. Weight gain is a tough issue to deal with. Some drs are crazy anal about it and others don't put much behind it. I guess if it was really an issue her dr would've spent more time discussing her diet, exercise and overall health as opposed to just being cranky. At least, I certainly hope he would've!!
post #82 of 99
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trekkinggirl, can you find Floradix? I was really anemic and started taking it. It has helped so much and doesn't make me constipated or sick. It is amazing! I also am able to take my prenatal now which has iron in it. It is nice to be able to take it now without puking!
I plan on going to whole foods to see if they have it there. I didn't want to wait till payday though, so I grabbed a $2 bottle of pills at the discount grocery store. My OB actually suggested the floridex. I assumed it was at least $10?
post #83 of 99
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I plan on going to whole foods to see if they have it there. I didn't want to wait till payday though, so I grabbed a $2 bottle of pills at the discount grocery store. My OB actually suggested the floridex. I assumed it was at least $10?
I just ordered the floridix online and it's expensive. It's around $30.
post #84 of 99
Her diet sucks actually, which I think is why the doctor was giving her a hard time about the weight gain. She eats nothing but fast food because her and her boyfriend can't agree to eat the same thing so they go out. The doctor was telling her to cut back on the fast food and used the weight gain as one of the reasons. She thinks its normal to gain that much in a month and wanted to know if I had heard of anything going wrong because of that much weight gain. Im not in the mood right now to research so I figured Id ask here.
post #85 of 99
Yikes! I've never really heard of anything going wrong from weight gain but there are problems associated with it. Like the excess weight causing my back pain and hip pain, that kind of thing. I'd also be concerned with the amount of salt intake and PIH. I'd also be concerned about an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Since the pregnant body digests differently and increases insulin production, with all the carbs in fast food that could be a big issue. And then all the basic problems with fast food in general and all that going to her baby. Sure, baby will get the best nutrients from whatever food given, but if your given nothing but junk, the best isn't going to be great. I think excess weight gain can also lead to bigger babies and whatever problems associated with that, but I could be wrong about that. I will say I'm not an expert, these are all things I can remember coming across in various things I've read. So you may want to take a grain of salt with what all I've said.
post #86 of 99
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I plan on going to whole foods to see if they have it there. I didn't want to wait till payday though, so I grabbed a $2 bottle of pills at the discount grocery store. My OB actually suggested the floridex. I assumed it was at least $10?
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I just ordered the floridix online and it's expensive. It's around $30.
Holy crap. Trekkingirl- PM me your address if you want and I'll send you mine. And the coupon in case you need more. I'm not using it, and I assume my midwife will give me more if I need it. I think they are just sample sizes but it's much better than nothing!
post #87 of 99
I just got over the flu the other day. Chaise got it, then the kids got it... So inevitably I got it. I had to pop into the hospital for fluids after an entire day of not being able to keep even the tiniest sip of water down. But I feel lots better now. Of course I couldn't get out and shop for a long sleeved leotard for K's halloween costume because the whole family was in recovery. And everywhere we looked online they were kind of ridiculously priced.
post #88 of 99
Yeah it isn't cheap. A friend just picked some up for me on sale for $18, regular $25.
post #89 of 99

How is Floradix's taste? My parents bought it for me in case I get anemic while I was in Germany cause they knew it is a lot more expensive here... I don't dare to touch it yet... I'm so nauseous still I can't stomach yuckiness yet.
 


Edited by nia82 - 1/30/14 at 7:37pm
post #90 of 99
hello- we have been without internet for a bit, but we are back on now.
in the mean time, i found out that we will be having.....
another girl! that makes three! I was thinking all of the time that it would be a boy, so it was a bit of a surprise, but a good one. and now, we have even found a name- i finally feel ready for her! not knowing was really bothering me.
i went to the u/s alone b/c dh had to work at that time and so i was trying to think of a fun way to tell him. he didn't want me to tell him over the phone, but to wait until we were together. so, the night before the u/s i had a dream of what i could make-
i drew a simple sketch of a pregnant mama from profile and over the belly made a raised and round paper pocket- it had a little hole in the middle and i tied together wool strings of green, then blue, and last pink with a tiny baby made from a q-tip and more pink wool tied on the end. and then under, you could open the whole belly to see a cut out of the sonogram picture showing the sex. my funny dh didn't catch onto the color scheme at all, and didn't understand till he saw the picuture, but still it was a success. and my daughters loved it.

nia82- are you in germany? with the military? i am near Lorrach with my dh who is german. we moved here 1 1/2 years ago.
i have a tendancy to be annoyed with my dh when he gets sick too- it is a part of myself that i always think i will do better with, but then,,,,he gets sick and,,,,i feel annoyed.
last spring, he had a tick bite that looked suspicious, they caught it before he had all of the problems associated with lyme disease, but the antibiotics he had to take totally wiped him out. he was in a fog, with headaches and all sorts of complaints for the whole 6 weeks. and since then, his immune system is just not strong. last week he had a weird virus associated with a low immune system.... it seems that every week is something new. next week, we will drive to my ILs so that a friend of my FIL, who was a dr. before retirement, can remove a strange bump from his back.....i hope he is going to be ok- i feel worried about it. but, it is exhausting sometimes to think of him all of the time, at a time when i feel like i need a little more help. and then, i complain to him which feels even worse b/c i don't think he needs more stress......

i forget what else for now- but i think i usually write too much anyway....
happy to be back though.
post #91 of 99
nia82 at least the weather in the bay today is worlds better than it has been in the last few days. The sun is shining and it finally stopped raining. A great day to fly, but by now you're probably already here!

MrsMusic I would love your sample and coupon for the floridex. I'll PM you if I can remember how, it's been awhile since I've used that function. Thanks, that is really sweet.

Anybody getting hot flashes lately? I notice on days that I work (5am shift) by the afternoon I am all rosy cheeked. I wish I had a cure, it's embarrasing. Any ideas what causes this?
post #92 of 99
I've had a few hot flashes. There have been a couple nights that once the kids get into bed, I sit around in my undies next to a window. I'm just too hot otherwise!! I'm glad that's not been a constant thing, it normally happens when I do a lot during the day and get my body temp up. I think it has to do with growing a little heater, at least that's what I've always heard from my mom/aunts/grandmas!!

nia-Sorry to hear about your flight problems. That's a bummer. I hope it all went through ok in the end!
post #93 of 99

Yeah, I made it in one piece! But it was very exhausting. Apparently Monday morning is the worst time to fly out of Denver - security was crazy! I avoided the body scanner and waited a tad longer in the line for the normal metal detectors... The body scanner uses low dose x-ray, I'd like to avoid that now...
 


Edited by nia82 - 1/30/14 at 7:36pm
post #94 of 99
yes, this area is filled with ticks! i was never afraid of the little buggers before, but it seems everyone here has a lyme disease story and this spring, we had to check (and usually found) everyone every day.

oh california.... oh sunshine.... i wish we had a little more.

we went to a meeting/tour of our hospital last night and i am feeling a lot better about everything. the birthing rooms and the over night rooms are beautiful, they have "manditory" 24 hr rooming in (no nursery at all, but if you are really too worn out then one of the midwives will carry your baby in a sling,) they don't do the vitamin k eye drops- for anyone, it is standard to not wash the baby and to let you lift it yourself from the exit to the breast, and on and on. the chief dr, who worked in africa for a long time, even said that they deliver breech births all of the time!

i am feeling more ready everyday now...
post #95 of 99
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yes, this area is filled with ticks! i was never afraid of the little buggers before, but it seems everyone here has a lyme disease story and this spring, we had to check (and usually found) everyone every day.

oh california.... oh sunshine.... i wish we had a little more.

we went to a meeting/tour of our hospital last night and i am feeling a lot better about everything. the birthing rooms and the over night rooms are beautiful, they have "manditory" 24 hr rooming in (no nursery at all, but if you are really too worn out then one of the midwives will carry your baby in a sling,) they don't do the vitamin k eye drops- for anyone, it is standard to not wash the baby and to let you lift it yourself from the exit to the breast, and on and on. the chief dr, who worked in africa for a long time, even said that they deliver breech births all of the time!

i am feeling more ready everyday now...
That sounds like a dream hospital
post #96 of 99
If I got to choose a hospital to deliver at, I'd choose one like that!
post #97 of 99
mcs-- that does sound like the best hospital i've heard about...glad you are feeling better about it all!
post #98 of 99
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, even said that they deliver breech births all of the time!
Nice. Even my midwife doesn't do them at home if she knows ahead of time. But a lot of her patients skip the optional 36 week position checking u/s that you're allowed, and then there's really no reason for her to say she can't.
post #99 of 99
it does sound really great- it is hard, having birthed my other two in america, to imagine that some of it is not just talk or that i don't need to have a hard-set face when talking to them about "choices". but, they have some draw backs too- while they have mostly midwives on duty (also a dr, but no nurses,) b/c of insurance issues, you can no longer bring your own as a support person. the "doula" concept is not very well known here, they said they only know of one. and, they require intermittent fetal monitoring. they have the nice kind that you can walk around with, but i was hoping to skip it altogether. we will have a meeting with one of the midwives beforehand to talk more about everything and draw up a birth plan- i will ask more about it then.

in other news....i can't find the halloween costumes!! the girls were going to wear the same costumes that i made last year, but i can. not. find. them.
i am sure that i had a "brilliant idea" about where we would store costumes one day- to be forgotten forever after. i need to do an all out-empty-everything-search in the attic, but the thought is daunting. it is a huge mess up there.
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