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I have a body pillow and I take up a lot of room because I roll over a lot. So I really take up as much space as if I had two!

 

I'm having more fun numbness. Mostly in my right arm, but both while I sleep.  Becoming an increasing problem as it's disturbing my sleep and I often cannot get my right arm to resume normal circulation while in bed.

It's also going to sleep randomly throughout the day. Very fun in massage! I now have my arm go numb every massage. It's odd. "I feel tingling, good release...! Oh, wait, no.. my arm's just going numb again." eyesroll.gif

 

If this increases, I don't know how much longer I'm going to be able to work. I go to the chiropractor every week and I'm a very good massage therapist and dig in to massage myself all the time. But with my whiplash damage and the added weight of Boobs Of Doom and shifting posture.. I don't know. It's a problem.

 

And the baby is being a dork lately. Keeps wedging himself in my pelvis. I swear sometimes he has his hands on one side, feet on the other and is pushing :P He has plenty of room in there, my uterus is above my belly button, so I continue to insist that he stop that.

post #42 of 181
I just have a body pillow from Ikea. My Hubby steals it half the time because of his back. It takes up some room, but we only have a full.
post #43 of 181
I've been sleeping on a couch for the last 6 months. I have about 3 pillows I wedged various places right now to get comfortable, but I know that isn't going to work much longer.

I just emailed my midwife to let her know that we can no longer afford her services. This really sucks. DF just got a better job with full time hours and slightly better pay, BUT we were also working the same place before and the new job is much further from our apartment. So in the long run with the extra cost in gas, we have less money than before. He is willing to let me UP/UC but I have A LOT of reading and studying to do.
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I agree with CCL that it is going by way too quick. 18 weeks here and I'm already thinking that I'm about halfway there. So NOT ready, baby can just stay inside and hang out for a while, right? I've had babies anywhere from 38-41 weeks, if my hips weren't already killing me, way to early to be waddling IMO. irked.gif

 

I entertained (for about 5 minutes anyway) calling a MW friend and seeing who she refers her clients to for an u/s, I UP so no provider there. Then the moment passed and I'm back to be fine about waiting till August to see what baby is, I've never known with my other kids so to actually know just seems too strange. 

post #45 of 181

This is terrible mamas.  So many babies are going to die if this doesn't get changed...possibly mine included!  I'm desperately calling my insurance company to ask that they cover three months' instead of one month so I can rush to the city this weekend to fill the rest of what I need.  It would certainly be cheaper that way for the insurance company.  :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41994697/ns/health-pregnancy/

post #46 of 181
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This is terrible mamas.  So many babies are going to die if this doesn't get changed...possibly mine included!  I'm desperately calling my insurance company to ask that they cover three months' instead of one month so I can rush to the city this weekend to fill the rest of what I need.  It would certainly be cheaper that way for the insurance company.  :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41994697/ns/health-pregnancy/

Has your insurance co. said they will no longer cover it?  So many things are SO wrong and corrupt with pharma companies, insurance companies - you name it.  It's obviously MEDICALLY NECESSARY though I cannot wrap my head around the price hike...at all!  That cost is totally insane and obviously it's not costing them that.  What a load of crap. :(
 

 

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This is terrible mamas.  So many babies are going to die if this doesn't get changed...possibly mine included!  I'm desperately calling my insurance company to ask that they cover three months' instead of one month so I can rush to the city this weekend to fill the rest of what I need.  It would certainly be cheaper that way for the insurance company.  :(

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41994697/ns/health-pregnancy/


Government approval to exclusively sell a drug that has been on the market for years?!  WTF!  I am beginning to despise big business and politics more and more.  I really can't even say anymore, or I'll certainly violate the user agreement. 

 

*hugs*  I hope everything works out Jill!  My heart is breaking at the thought of the stress you're experiencing right now, stress that certainly cannot be good for a woman with premature labor risks! 
 

 

post #48 of 181

Beckily, do you have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?  I've had some problems with my wrists in the past when I was doing a lot of chair massage.  I thought I was starting to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome so I cut back.  These days I'm trying not to do more than 4 hours of massage in a day.

post #49 of 181

Ah we moved in November from Kentucky to San Diego when my husband got out of the military. The movers damaged a lot of our furniture and I've been working on a claim for reimbursement since December. The girl that was handling it had a real attitude the last few weeks, so last night I tried to kill her with kindness and I said "Okay sorry if I was short with you. I'm pregnant and I get ahead of myself sometimes." Turns out, she's pregnant too! Now she has done a total 180 and started helping me and we have emailed back/forth over 25 times talking about pregnancy. Finally it came in handy!

post #50 of 181

I am so so sad for the mamas that won't be able to get the drug they need to keep their babies cooking.  How many senseless deaths before this gets wrapped up in courts?  Shame.  Luckily I got my insurance company to cover a 90 day supply...the rest of what I need.  Saved them a pretty penny because right now they pay nothing...a month supply falls at $45 and the insurance only covers over $50.  If I had not ordered them all now...it would have cost them almost 18 thousand dollars for three months.

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Beckily, do you have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?  I've had some problems with my wrists in the past when I was doing a lot of chair massage.  I thought I was starting to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome so I cut back.  These days I'm trying not to do more than 4 hours of massage in a day.


That's the symptoms! And lately I'm mostly just doing 2 or three a day. I have four today, so we'll see.

I'm always on the edge - I've had whiplash twice, so this is just adding swelling to damage. I know it's common for us, but it's annoying and messing up my plans!

 

post #52 of 181
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I am so so sad for the mamas that won't be able to get the drug they need to keep their babies cooking.  How many senseless deaths before this gets wrapped up in courts?  Shame.  Luckily I got my insurance company to cover a 90 day supply...the rest of what I need.  Saved them a pretty penny because right now they pay nothing...a month supply falls at $45 and the insurance only covers over $50.  If I had not ordered them all now...it would have cost them almost 18 thousand dollars for three months.



Good catch there! I can't believe that this is going to be allowed to stand. I put it on facebook and many more will - there will be an outcry. And insurance companies aren't going to like it either.

 

Hopefully it'll get fixed.

 

... Now I'm back to cursing under my breath :)

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Good catch there! I can't believe that this is going to be allowed to stand. I put it on facebook and many more will - there will be an outcry. And insurance companies aren't going to like it either.

 

Hopefully it'll get fixed.

 

... Now I'm back to cursing under my breath :)




I just heard about this when my sister posted it on Facebook.  I'm supposed to start the injections in 3 weeks.  I tried my ob's office this morning to see if she could order the script now before the price goes up.  Unfortunately she is out of town until Monday and her nurse knew nothing about the price increase. 

 

I find it to be, perhaps, too much of a coincidence that the FDA just banned the other well-used preterm labor drug a couple weeks ago and now there is a monopoly and a HUGE price increase on the only other drug available to help these babies stay in.  I've had many preterm babies and the last two had RDS and had to be in the NICU.  It's a shame that the drugs that helped me even get to 34 weeks are being taken away. I'd be so happy to make it to 36 weeks this time, but that chance seems to be getting slimmer every week.

 

Leslie

(haven't figured out yet how to do a really neat sig like everyone else has)

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These days I'm trying not to do more than 4 hours of massage in a day.


I don't have this at all but I don't like don't more than 3-4 facials in a work day.  Though the pay is nice, it's EXHAUSTING.  They've been better about giving me a better break after 3 in a row though.

 

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 Now she has done a total 180 and started helping me and we have emailed back/forth over 25 times talking about pregnancy. Finally it came in handy!


Ha!  Funny how that happens!!

 

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I find it to be, perhaps, too much of a coincidence that the FDA just banned the other well-used preterm labor drug a couple weeks ago and now there is a monopoly and a HUGE price increase on the only other drug available to help these babies stay in.  I've had many preterm babies and the last two had RDS and had to be in the NICU.  It's a shame that the drugs that helped me even get to 34 weeks are being taken away. I'd be so happy to make it to 36 weeks this time, but that chance seems to be getting slimmer every week.

 

It's too much of a coincidence, you're totally right.  It's not cool whats going on.  And I really hope your insurance approves it or that you can get your hands on your full supply early like Jill did.  My little niece or nephew needs to bake as long as possible!  hug.gif
 

 

post #55 of 181

Jillybean, so glad you managed to get your supply sorted before the price hike. The health care system here in the USA is sooooo messed up right now.

 

I've been trying to get precertification to use an out of network provider (my home birth midwife) because according to Florida law the health insurance company has to agree to an out of network provider if there are no in network providers within 30 miles. I got my approval letter today, for 1 visit. So they have recognised that there are no in network home birth providers in my area, but how can they possibly only approve 1 office visit and cover it for 1 month. Haven't they heard it takes about 9 months and multiple office visits to provide maternity care, not to mention the postpartum care too. So I called the precertification department again only to be told they have to transfer me to voicemail so that I can request a call back. Why not just let me speak to real person? By home birthing I'm actually saving the health insurance company money, so you'd think they would want to help me do this.

 

I'm not a fan of socialised health care in general, but it does provide much better, and simpler prenatal/postpartum maternity care.

 

Now I have to wait all afternoon for the health insurance to not call me back, so that I can get back on the phone again tomorrow and go back through the stupid 10 minutes of automated menus before I get to speak to a real person who can't help me and transfers me back to another voicemail service. Why can't it be easier?

 

OK rant over, and I'm calming down again. nut.gif

post #56 of 181

Ugh That is SO annoying Lyn!  I hope you get it sorted out soon!

 

So i THOUGHT i was getting my whole supply...I have three-4 more doses here,that gets me to 19 weeks.  Then I'm getting 90 more days, or I *think* between 12 and 15 doses...not sure if they give 4 or 5 doses per month.  So at the least it gets me to 31 weeks, at the most to 35.  HOPEFULLY to 35. :)  If not insurance will have to cover the last vial.

post #57 of 181

I hope with all the negative publicity the price increase has gotten, it changes soon.

 

My Midwife told me today that she's deploying and will have to switch me to someone else! greensad.gif I'm so sad, I loved her! I really wish she would have warned me earlier to not get attached. She said she'll talk to the new Midwife about me and that she swears she'll be just as supportive about everything I want. I feel like all the talking we did about the birth I want and previous complications was for nothing. I don't feel like repeating myself again!

post #58 of 181

Good heavens!

I got up to fix dinner and the baby had somehow gotten really low in my uterus and it was really unpleasant! I am either in the middle of or the end of another growth spurt so my ligaments have been rather fussy and I wasn't thinking much about the light cramping but man! Pain plus pressure is not fun!

Usually just the belly massage will make everything calm down, but I actually had to work to move the baby up an then tie a really tight faja on to keep the little sucker from going down again.

If I didn't know how to fix it I'd be really upset. And in pain.

post #59 of 181

Oooh Becky that doesn't sound nice at all.  Like I said on your status, I'm still impatiently waiting to feel more than a random poke from this little one, though he (still guessing on gender here) makes himself known in plenty of other ways.  (i.e. craving crazy things, making me pee 100 times a day, and of course, the huge belly.)  I'm glad you know how to remedy your issues b/c I'd be lost that's for sure!!

I wonder if my placenta is anterior.  Hmm.  Will remember to ask at my big u/s.  SPEAKING OF WHICH -- 8 days!!  Only 8 more days!! joy.gif  I'm going a little batty waiting.  This feels worse than the 2ww, for real.  I'm just really hoping I don't have to return or give away the adorable clothes I bought!  I'm hoping my hunch was right.  But -- that said, whatever!  If it's a girl I'll be just as stoked!!  I just want to know!!

 

DH is flying out to Michigan on Thursday to pick up our new car.  He's more excited about it than I am, I think, though I am pretty excited to be getting a new (bigger) car.  I just can't get my head around things until they're real.  

 

How does everyone eles week look? 

post #60 of 181

I think I must have an anterior placenta, too.  It is very odd for me to not be feeling much movement by this point.  I'll feel an occasional flutter when I'm falling asleep, but that's it.  I'm not too worried, I know it won't be long until I'm uncomfortably being kicked in the ribs!

 

Exciting news about the new car, Carrie!  Although your other one was really, really cute.  Not very practical now though.  Someday I'm going to get a little car and have fun driving it.  For now, I pretend I'm Large Marge in my 15 passenger van.  :)

 

 

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