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Drat, now I want another nanaimo bar. Although I didn't really enjoy it yesterday, so I definitely shouldn't eat it.

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:) Onemore. 

 

Probiotics...my midwife said to chose something refrigerated, and with as many strains as possible.  I've used PB8, and it seemed to be pretty good.

 



My Midwife said the exact same thing, refrigerated with as many strains as possible!



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Carbon monoxide- how scary! I wish there was something you could do about it :( Sucks that I"m sure you've been so careful the whole pregnancy about what you're putting into your body, and then have this dropped on you right at the end. The pack a day reference that you found would be scaring me, too. I don't know what "bad stuff" is even associated with smoking other than low birth weight, but I'd be livid/scared/resigned all at the same time.


That's exactly it!  Livid/scared/resigned!  I've been SO careful about what I put in my body.  Eating really well, taking a million supplements, avoiding everything "bad".  I wouldn't even have a glass of wine, even though most people consider a glass of wine OK.  I waffle back and forth between thinking everything is probably OK, to thinking, how could this possibly not have effected her in some way.  I've been worried for weeks that she was small.  I've only gained 12 pounds during the pregnancy, and only 2 pounds of that has been in the past 3 months.  Although I was 50 pounds overweight when I got pregnant, and the midwives told me I could easily have a healthy pregnancy and gain only 10-15lbs.  Also with the food allergies I've developed during the pregnancy it's made eating whole unprocessed foods a necessity, and I can't have much in the way of treats, so I would expect that to cause me to not gain a ton of weight. I gained 30 with my last but was not as overweight at the start.  Also she just feels smaller.  By this point in my pregnancy with my son he was way up in my ribs, and she is so so much smaller.  But he was 10lbs 9oz at birth, so maybe this is just how a normal sized baby feels.  Everyone keeps commenting on how tiny I am and can't believe my due date is in less than a month.  Now I just feel so depressed when anyone says that.  But I rationalize that since I am 6' tall, I have a lot more vertical room for baby, and even with my giant son I didn't really start getting big until the last month and a half or so.  I just go round and round with worry, even though I'm trying not to worry.  There's just too many variables to be sure whats really going on.  I'm sorry for rambling.  I'm feeling like a train wreck both mentally and physically today.

 

I do have a nice update, my work has offered to pay for the ultrasound.  They said just bring in the bill.  It's on Monday the 23rd and I will feel a million times better at that point, or at least I hope I will.  I'm just hoping they will tell me she is healthy and an average weight.  And of course I'm so wary of getting tests done because I don't want them to find a problem that really isn't there and worry me/cause unnecessary interventions.  I'm scared if there's a problem we might have to give up the homebirth, and next to there being a problem with the baby, that's the worst possible thing!

 

post #103 of 105

Broken fish I am HBing too and am ultrasound free, that being said it sounds like you need to listen to instincts here. You are nervous something may be up so I think it's worth it.

 

You can just do a quick scan it doesn't have to be an hour long one. It is easier for false positives at this stage b/c the baby is bigger and squished too so even if they "find something" it may be nothing.

 

Good luck!

 

 

So looks like I have SPD going on. I am in so much pain and it really stinks!

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My Midwife said the exact same thing, refrigerated with as many strains as possible!


That's exactly it!  Livid/scared/resigned!  I've been SO careful about what I put in my body.  Eating really well, taking a million supplements, avoiding everything "bad".  I wouldn't even have a glass of wine, even though most people consider a glass of wine OK.  I waffle back and forth between thinking everything is probably OK, to thinking, how could this possibly not have effected her in some way.  I've been worried for weeks that she was small.  I've only gained 12 pounds during the pregnancy, and only 2 pounds of that has been in the past 3 months.  Although I was 50 pounds overweight when I got pregnant, and the midwives told me I could easily have a healthy pregnancy and gain only 10-15lbs.  Also with the food allergies I've developed during the pregnancy it's made eating whole unprocessed foods a necessity, and I can't have much in the way of treats, so I would expect that to cause me to not gain a ton of weight. I gained 30 with my last but was not as overweight at the start.  Also she just feels smaller.  By this point in my pregnancy with my son he was way up in my ribs, and she is so so much smaller.  But he was 10lbs 9oz at birth, so maybe this is just how a normal sized baby feels.  Everyone keeps commenting on how tiny I am and can't believe my due date is in less than a month.  Now I just feel so depressed when anyone says that.  But I rationalize that since I am 6' tall, I have a lot more vertical room for baby, and even with my giant son I didn't really start getting big until the last month and a half or so.  I just go round and round with worry, even though I'm trying not to worry.  There's just too many variables to be sure whats really going on.  I'm sorry for rambling.  I'm feeling like a train wreck both mentally and physically today.

 

I do have a nice update, my work has offered to pay for the ultrasound.  They said just bring in the bill.  It's on Monday the 23rd and I will feel a million times better at that point, or at least I hope I will.  I'm just hoping they will tell me she is healthy and an average weight.  And of course I'm so wary of getting tests done because I don't want them to find a problem that really isn't there and worry me/cause unnecessary interventions.  I'm scared if there's a problem we might have to give up the homebirth, and next to there being a problem with the baby, that's the worst possible thing!

 


I'm glad they offered to pay for the u/s.  Hopefully nothing will come up and they'll tell you she's just fine. :) 

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Originally Posted by BrokenFish View Post

My Midwife said the exact same thing, refrigerated with as many strains as possible!


That's exactly it!  Livid/scared/resigned!  I've been SO careful about what I put in my body.  Eating really well, taking a million supplements, avoiding everything "bad".  I wouldn't even have a glass of wine, even though most people consider a glass of wine OK.  I waffle back and forth between thinking everything is probably OK, to thinking, how could this possibly not have effected her in some way.  I've been worried for weeks that she was small.  I've only gained 12 pounds during the pregnancy, and only 2 pounds of that has been in the past 3 months.  Although I was 50 pounds overweight when I got pregnant, and the midwives told me I could easily have a healthy pregnancy and gain only 10-15lbs.  Also with the food allergies I've developed during the pregnancy it's made eating whole unprocessed foods a necessity, and I can't have much in the way of treats, so I would expect that to cause me to not gain a ton of weight. I gained 30 with my last but was not as overweight at the start.  Also she just feels smaller.  By this point in my pregnancy with my son he was way up in my ribs, and she is so so much smaller.  But he was 10lbs 9oz at birth, so maybe this is just how a normal sized baby feels.  Everyone keeps commenting on how tiny I am and can't believe my due date is in less than a month.  Now I just feel so depressed when anyone says that.  But I rationalize that since I am 6' tall, I have a lot more vertical room for baby, and even with my giant son I didn't really start getting big until the last month and a half or so.  I just go round and round with worry, even though I'm trying not to worry.  There's just too many variables to be sure whats really going on.  I'm sorry for rambling.  I'm feeling like a train wreck both mentally and physically today.

 

I do have a nice update, my work has offered to pay for the ultrasound.  They said just bring in the bill.  It's on Monday the 23rd and I will feel a million times better at that point, or at least I hope I will.  I'm just hoping they will tell me she is healthy and an average weight.  And of course I'm so wary of getting tests done because I don't want them to find a problem that really isn't there and worry me/cause unnecessary interventions.  I'm scared if there's a problem we might have to give up the homebirth, and next to there being a problem with the baby, that's the worst possible thing!

 


Probiotics- apparently powdered (or capsules, I guess) with each strain kept separate is the best. Once they come into contact with each other the effectiveness decreases somewhat, or so I've been told. I'm taking a powdered 3-strain probiotic that comes in 3 separate bottles. Okay, I don't take it very often. It's disgusting. I'm not buying it again, even if it IS the best!

 

6' tall- yeah, you got lots of vertical room! Well, unless you're all legs I suppose. I have a long torso and carry a lot smaller than other people I know because I have more vertical room, even though I'm short. Lower weight gain also makes a big difference, and food allergies make pigging out on junk incredibly hard. My weight gain is quite low this time compared to the other two, and I think it's because I have a lot of trouble buying/eating junk. I have trouble even looking at it as food, whereas my last two pregnancies I had no problem buying packaged goodies and eating the whole thing. Now I can't even put it in my cart.

 

So another week until the ultrasound! At least it's soon. I hope it puts your mind at ease. I'd be worried, too.

 


 

 

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