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post #41 of 46
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I've been taking a bit of a board break. Hearing about so many having losses and feeling sad for those mamas was making me too worried, like things were too fragile. I met with my midwife on Tuesday. Last time, I had an OB, so I am loving the personal care. Many people in my AP group have used this gal, so I know her ideals are in line with mine. I spent over an hour talking with her! I had a sono on Wednesday, just to reassure myself (again with the feeling fragile). I saw the baby move, heartbeat is 172. I kind of wish I hadn't had it, though. I'm measuring a week ahead and I'm positive on my dates. I'll have to wait until my next appointment to see if we can go by my dates or not. If nothing else, I'll know and can resist any pressure to induce based on the actual dates. They checked my progesterone levels, since I had an early loss before DS. Levels are good. I go back in 2 weeks to have them checked again. I feel good that they are being proactive with my care.

 

I got out a bunch of maternity things and washed them. They're hanging up in the other closet, waiting. I can still fit my regular clothes, but I feel really conspicuous. Most people, including our familes don't know yet and I'm not sure if DH is going to tell his family before Thanksgiving. I don't want to go, them not know and them talk about my big fat gut when I leave. I'm wanting to get some leggings and loose tunic type things, but I'm not having a lot of luck finding anything. There seem to be lots of sweaters, just not lots of shirts. I'm hoping to get these in regular, non-maternity sizing and use them for transitional before and after wear. Any suggestions? I've been to Target, Old Navy and my local mall.


I love the Merona Ultimate long sleeve t's. They are on sale through today for $8. I can usually wear these kind of shirts until 20ish weeks over though I have a baby belly now.

post #42 of 46
BHappy, that's pretty much exactly what I want to do - be prepared for a UC just in case. Last time I started pushing at home and in retrospect should have just STAYED home but I did not have the knowledge or preparation. But the idea of UC is growing on me more all the time, even if things don't progress quickly. I've been looking at UC websites. There are a lot of resources in the UC forum here. I don't exactly mesh with a lot of the philosophy behind UC - like I read Laura Shanley's book and didn't like it at all. I was pretty apalled at a lot of parts actually. But I am looking for practical information, and I have found a good bit online. Also, you can download the book Emergency Childbirth. Check out the UC forum, anyway. thumb.gif The only practical part of a UC I can't figure out for me is what to do afterwards. Assuming I get prenatal care at the hospital (still don't have a caregiver at this point) I am not going to want to go in right away. But if I don't, I am afraid people will freak out or something. I dont' know.

I went on a little online shopping spree today and bought a prenatal workout video, Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering (book by Sarah Buckley I think is her name) and a few maternity shirts.
post #43 of 46
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BHappy, that's pretty much exactly what I want to do - be prepared for a UC just in case. Last time I started pushing at home and in retrospect should have just STAYED home but I did not have the knowledge or preparation. But the idea of UC is growing on me more all the time, even if things don't progress quickly. I've been looking at UC websites. There are a lot of resources in the UC forum here. I don't exactly mesh with a lot of the philosophy behind UC - like I read Laura Shanley's book and didn't like it at all. I was pretty apalled at a lot of parts actually. But I am looking for practical information, and I have found a good bit online. Also, you can download the book Emergency Childbirth. Check out the UC forum, anyway. thumb.gif The only practical part of a UC I can't figure out for me is what to do afterwards. Assuming I get prenatal care at the hospital (still don't have a caregiver at this point) I am not going to want to go in right away. But if I don't, I am afraid people will freak out or something. I dont' know.

I went on a little online shopping spree today and bought a prenatal workout video, Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering (book by Sarah Buckley I think is her name) and a few maternity shirts.


I don't mesh w/ Laura Shanley either actually and I feel not totally in tune w/ a lot of UCer's, but I have had 7 UC's myself. But if have any specific questions about UC I can try to answer any of them. 

post #44 of 46

Thanks, BarefootScientist and Mamatoabunch! I will do some online research and start forming educated questions. Today I went and had my one-hour glucose screen. I have such mixed feelings about the "gestational diabetes" condition. With my first, I took the test and passed. Never had any symptoms or signs. So with my second, I declined the test. I was against unnecessary testing and hated the thought of falsely raising my sugar in such a drastic way. I then went on to give birth at 35 weeks to an 8.8 pound girl, with mild shoulder dystocia, and her blood sugar dropped alarmingly after birth. She was determined to be "premature" even at her size, and I stayed in nicu with her for a week. In hindsight, my midwife and I suspect gestational diabetes. So this time, she wanted me to take the screening early. I did it, but I'm not really sure what good it will do. From doing a little reading, I understand that the body's inability to process sugars happens later in the pregnancy. I am wondering if she is trying to rule out whether I myself have risk of diabetes (?). Anyway, I am intrigued to see whether I passed this screening, and if not, I don't know whether I will do the 3-hour, which I've heard is awful. And, it seems the majority of women who don't pass the 1-hour, do pass the 3-hour. I guess, though, I may be at higher risk than average because I "may" have had gd last time (?). Sigh.

 

 

xo

post #45 of 46
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Thanks, BarefootScientist and Mamatoabunch! I will do some online research and start forming educated questions. Today I went and had my one-hour glucose screen. I have such mixed feelings about the "gestational diabetes" condition. With my first, I took the test and passed. Never had any symptoms or signs. So with my second, I declined the test. I was against unnecessary testing and hated the thought of falsely raising my sugar in such a drastic way. I then went on to give birth at 35 weeks to an 8.8 pound girl, with mild shoulder dystocia, and her blood sugar dropped alarmingly after birth. She was determined to be "premature" even at her size, and I stayed in nicu with her for a week. In hindsight, my midwife and I suspect gestational diabetes. So this time, she wanted me to take the screening early. I did it, but I'm not really sure what good it will do. From doing a little reading, I understand that the body's inability to process sugars happens later in the pregnancy. I am wondering if she is trying to rule out whether I myself have risk of diabetes (?). Anyway, I am intrigued to see whether I passed this screening, and if not, I don't know whether I will do the 3-hour, which I've heard is awful. And, it seems the majority of women who don't pass the 1-hour, do pass the 3-hour. I guess, though, I may be at higher risk than average because I "may" have had gd last time (?). Sigh.

 

 

xo



 Seems awfully early in the game for a Glucose test...weird. ETA: Duh should have read the WHOLE post lol Don't forget though you could pass now and still eventually have the same issue. If it were me I'd just take to testing my sugars as if I were diabetic just to keep an eye on it rather than going through the glucose test.

 

I've put in applications for a few legit WAH jobs...we'll see how they pan out. None pay as much as I'm making now, but we only need about half of what I make now to supplement DH income to keep us afloat.

post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by BHappy View Post

Thanks, BarefootScientist and Mamatoabunch! I will do some online research and start forming educated questions. Today I went and had my one-hour glucose screen. I have such mixed feelings about the "gestational diabetes" condition. With my first, I took the test and passed. Never had any symptoms or signs. So with my second, I declined the test. I was against unnecessary testing and hated the thought of falsely raising my sugar in such a drastic way. I then went on to give birth at 35 weeks to an 8.8 pound girl, with mild shoulder dystocia, and her blood sugar dropped alarmingly after birth. She was determined to be "premature" even at her size, and I stayed in nicu with her for a week. In hindsight, my midwife and I suspect gestational diabetes. So this time, she wanted me to take the screening early. I did it, but I'm not really sure what good it will do. From doing a little reading, I understand that the body's inability to process sugars happens later in the pregnancy. I am wondering if she is trying to rule out whether I myself have risk of diabetes (?). Anyway, I am intrigued to see whether I passed this screening, and if not, I don't know whether I will do the 3-hour, which I've heard is awful. And, it seems the majority of women who don't pass the 1-hour, do pass the 3-hour. I guess, though, I may be at higher risk than average because I "may" have had gd last time (?). Sigh.

 

 

xo



 Seems awfully early in the game for a Glucose test...weird. ETA: Duh should have read the WHOLE post lol Don't forget though you could pass now and still eventually have the same issue. If it were me I'd just take to testing my sugars as if I were diabetic just to keep an eye on it rather than going through the glucose test.

 

I've put in applications for a few legit WAH jobs...we'll see how they pan out. None pay as much as I'm making now, but we only need about half of what I make now to supplement DH income to keep us afloat.


yeah, i should add that i will be very cautious no matter the outcome of the screenings. once i get out of the morning sickness phase, where i don't want to really restrict my eating (i just want to eat when and how i need to in order to feel best), i will be seriously watching my sugar intake. it is already fairly low anyway.

 

hope a great job comes your way soon! :D

 

 

xo

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