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post #121 of 382

I used the Lansinoh washable pads with DD and had no problems with them. They were absorbent enough and I was pretty darn leaky! I doubled them up sometimes in the beginning. I don't know what they were made out of. They're the only brand I've used. I don't have them any more (it was 6 years ago) but if I see them again, I plan to pick up a box or 2! I've also heard good reviews about Bamboobies and it seems they're made to not show through clothes, as well. I am extremely sensitive to the disposables, so they aren't an option for me.

post #122 of 382

I have several pairs of nice bamboo nursing pads but have rarely ever used them.  Mostly because I hated how they were always at least somewhat visible under my clothing (I never had that issue with Lansinoh sposies), and I leak enough early on that I have to change them a lot (even reusable ones), so sposies were just easier than having to stock up on reusables.  THEN...with thrush being an issue, I didn't even want to bother wearing my cloth ones because in the end I had to toss most anything I wore on my breasts so it would have just been silly to use anything other than sposies.

post #123 of 382
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Has anyone used Hypnobabies? I'm on the fence on using it or not. With Sylas the only time I felt a lot of pain was transition, so mostly would be using it to hopefully ease transition pain..the price tag is steep so...lol
post #124 of 382
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I think I'm going to pass on reusable pads, I know sposie ones work well for me, and dh would be pissed if I sunk money into reusables and they didn't work for me lol
post #125 of 382
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Has anyone used Hypnobabies? I'm on the fence on using it or not. With Sylas the only time I felt a lot of pain was transition, so mostly would be using it to hopefully ease transition pain..the price tag is steep so...lol

I'm using it this time. My home study course just arrived yesterday. I'm a big believer that, if you want it to, and will let it, hypnosis can be incredibly helpful. After all, some people use it for surgery because of deadly anathesia allergies!

Have you checked eBay for a used course? Maybe if you're not sure you want to she'll out the money, that'd be a better option.
post #126 of 382
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I'm using it this time. My home study course just arrived yesterday. I'm a big believer that, if you want it to, and will let it, hypnosis can be incredibly helpful. After all, some people use it for surgery because of deadly anathesia allergies!

Have you checked eBay for a used course? Maybe if you're not sure you want to she'll out the money, that'd be a better option.

I sure hope it works lol, especially any hypnosis during transition, that alone makes me want to go to the hospital at the first contraction and get an epidural. I forgot the contraction pain, the pushing pain, the after birth pain, but transition is still stuck on the front of my mind and makes me want to die just thinking of it(thankfully with Sy it only lasted 10 minutes max.)

The courses on eBay are about as much as the ones on Amazon, someone locally was selling for $100, but sold it last night greensad.gif

post #127 of 382
Can anyone reccomend a good pregnancy pillow that I can buy online? I desperatly need one. I should be getting my taxes soon, and I would LOVE to buy one. The firmness of something against my back would be helpful. I can't use the wall next to my bed as there is a 2-3 inch gap and that isn't good greensad.gif

Is there anybody here besides me that is having a scheduled CSection? I feel like the odd man out with all the labour talk. I mever got the chance to experience that with DD#1.
post #128 of 382
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Can anyone reccomend a good pregnancy pillow that I can buy online? I desperatly need one. I should be getting my taxes soon, and I would LOVE to buy one. The firmness of something against my back would be helpful. I can't use the wall next to my bed as there is a 2-3 inch gap and that isn't good greensad.gif

Is there anybody here besides me that is having a scheduled CSection? I feel like the odd man out with all the labour talk. I mever got the chance to experience that with DD#1.


I really, really love my Snoogle.  You can get one on Amazon and I believe it ships free.

post #129 of 382

JenJen.... I am.... It's scheduled in two weeks... I of course didnt get an option having triplets... I feel anxious re the c section .... But know its safest for the babies .... Ill never get to exp labour either ... But in the end our babies will be here safe and sound :) 

post #130 of 382
Went to the hospital with ctx today. I started getting them at my doula training workshop and no matter what we did I couldnt get the pain to lesson. I told my doula trainer about how I felt I had a kidney infection so we used one of those dip stick thingies and sure enough I have an infection.

I opted to go to the ER instead of just having my midwife call in a script because Ive been having pains since Tuesday. Got IV fluids to help with ctx & some antibiotics, but was sent home as I had no other signs of pre-term labor. I had seen my midwife Thurs but she said pain was just due to this being my 3rd baby.

Im trying to rest but cant sleep as I am still having horrible pains, probably until the meds kick in.
post #131 of 382
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Went to the hospital with ctx today. I started getting them at my doula training workshop and no matter what we did I couldnt get the pain to lesson. I told my doula trainer about how I felt I had a kidney infection so we used one of those dip stick thingies and sure enough I have an infection.

I opted to go to the ER instead of just having my midwife call in a script because Ive been having pains since Tuesday. Got IV fluids to help with ctx & some antibiotics, but was sent home as I had no other signs of pre-term labor. I had seen my midwife Thurs but she said pain was just due to this being my 3rd baby.

Im trying to rest but cant sleep as I am still having horrible pains, probably until the meds kick in.


ugh!  I am so sorry.  I hope those abx kick in soon!  Kidney infections normally suck  but they are especially scary during pregnancy.  :hugs

post #132 of 382

Can anyone recommend a good nursing/maternity gown/PJ (to wear in the hospital)? I realize I only have a pants set that is not maternity - only for nursing after wards.

 

Also - we had a baby shower (first of two) yesterday and I am feeling very loved. ALthough we still need some "big ticket items" I am feeling less stressed about needing to get a lot of "stuff" for LO. 

post #133 of 382
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Can anyone recommend a good nursing/maternity gown/PJ (to wear in the hospital)? I realize I only have a pants set that is not maternity - only for nursing after wards.

 

Also - we had a baby shower (first of two) yesterday and I am feeling very loved. ALthough we still need some "big ticket items" I am feeling less stressed about needing to get a lot of "stuff" for LO. 

I just use a basic jersey knit v-neck sundress. Super comfy as a PJ gown, but also easy to throw a standard robe/hoodie over or yoga pants under when I need extra coverage. the stretchy v neck makes pull-aside nursing easy.  I wore one like this while in labor at the hospital, and for my postpartum stay (though I spared it during the actual birth!)

something like this:

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=91340&vid=1&pid=374135012

while it's not maternity, I just size up and it works fine and can be worn longer postpartum.

post #134 of 382

I'm feeling like 30 weeks is SOOO far from the end. LOL  I am definitely dilating (I've been 1cm for a few weeks, an actual cm not just normal multipara funneling) and I could feel it some more today (yeah, I know, weird, but I can totally feeling it...it feels just like it is...like tissue splitting and separating as it stretches.  Kinda creepy...).  So my body is on it's normal track at this point.  I am sort of giving up on the weight gain thing...which isn't "relieving" at all, but I just feel very defeated because I've worked my butt off this pregnancy and I've gained more at this point than ever before (which says a lot for someone who nears 50lbs every time LOL).  Amazingly, by some miracle, we've been able to keep my SPD somewhat under control this time though, so I've been able to function so much more!!!  It's been wonderful.  Last time had me thinking that if each subsequent pregnancy was going to be like that, it was going to be awful (not enough to keep me from wanting to be pg again, but horrible nonetheless!).  I've also been nesting like a mad woman, but I gabbed about that in the other thread.

post #135 of 382
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I'm feeling like 30 weeks is SOOO far from the end. LOL  I am definitely dilating (I've been 1cm for a few weeks, an actual cm not just normal multipara funneling) and I could feel it some more today (yeah, I know, weird, but I can totally feeling it...it feels just like it is...like tissue splitting and separating as it stretches.  Kinda creepy...).  So my body is on it's normal track at this point.  I am sort of giving up on the weight gain thing...which isn't "relieving" at all, but I just feel very defeated because I've worked my butt off this pregnancy and I've gained more at this point than ever before (which says a lot for someone who nears 50lbs every time LOL).  Amazingly, by some miracle, we've been able to keep my SPD somewhat under control this time though, so I've been able to function so much more!!!  It's been wonderful.  Last time had me thinking that if each subsequent pregnancy was going to be like that, it was going to be awful (not enough to keep me from wanting to be pg again, but horrible nonetheless!).  I've also been nesting like a mad woman, but I gabbed about that in the other thread.

 

I've been feeling that same way, but at the same time, I just realized we could have our baby here in less than two months, and everything be okay. It's weird, but it feels like it's going so fast, *and* so slow. I'm not sure where I'm at, with regards to my body preparing for labor/birth, but I'm *really* hoping that I can go into labor naturally this time. Even though I've had a VBAC, so I've had the feeling of "real" birth, I still feel a little sad that I haven't had the experience of "Oh my gosh, I'm (spontaneously) going into labor! Yay-rah!" kind of thing. I'm planning on starting natural induction stuff sometime between 37 and 38 weeks, because even that would feel more natural than going into the hospital and getting induced. (If that will/would even be an option. I have no idea policy and stuff with this new OB.)

 

I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with weight. I had that with DD *so* much, I gained 60-ish pounds. With DS, it wasn't as bad, but I felt just as bad about it. (Mostly because at one of my appointments, the nurse who was doing my vitals was like, "Oh my gawd!" and the person she was on her cell phone with was like, "What?" and she said, "Nothing. I'll tell you later." which made me feel a lot like crap.)

 

I wish I was having more nesting urges. Right now, I just want to get to getting the stuff we need. I have a shopping cart full of cloth goodies, ready and waiting for me to be able to order them (or go to the store so I can check the different styles out in person, which I'd rather do.) and excited to get some wraps. I'm just excited! (Except about cleaning house. Excited to do it, absolutely no energy to succeed...)

post #136 of 382
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I've been feeling that same way, but at the same time, I just realized we could have our baby here in less than two months, and everything be okay. It's weird, but it feels like it's going so fast, *and* so slow. I'm not sure where I'm at, with regards to my body preparing for labor/birth, but I'm *really* hoping that I can go into labor naturally this time. Even though I've had a VBAC, so I've had the feeling of "real" birth, I still feel a little sad that I haven't had the experience of "Oh my gosh, I'm (spontaneously) going into labor! Yay-rah!" kind of thing. I'm planning on starting natural induction stuff sometime between 37 and 38 weeks, because even that would feel more natural than going into the hospital and getting induced. (If that will/would even be an option. I have no idea policy and stuff with this new OB.)

 

I've actually never had that either!  My first was with AROM, and my 2nd and 3rd were castor oil babies...which I'd do again, but I'm SO praying that I'll go on my own a little before dates this time.  Not that I don't want baby to stay in as long as s/he needs, but I'm just hoping s/he is ready a little sooner this time because things are very different for me this time around and I'd prefer to avoid the CO and definitely avoid dealing with "post-dates."  So we'll see....

 

I can't believe the nurse said that!  That's horrible.

post #137 of 382
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I've actually never had that either!  My first was with AROM, and my 2nd and 3rd were castor oil babies...which I'd do again, but I'm SO praying that I'll go on my own a little before dates this time.  Not that I don't want baby to stay in as long as s/he needs, but I'm just hoping s/he is ready a little sooner this time because things are very different for me this time around and I'd prefer to avoid the CO and definitely avoid dealing with "post-dates."  So we'll see....

 

I can't believe the nurse said that!  That's horrible.

 

Were there any negative "side effects" (for lack of a better word) to the castor oil for you? While I *really* want to go on my own, same as you, I would much prefer a "natural" induction than a medical/hospital one, if I had to go that route. (Which may or may not even be an option for me, as some hospitals won't induce VBAC.)

post #138 of 382
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Were there any negative "side effects" (for lack of a better word) to the castor oil for you? While I *really* want to go on my own, same as you, I would much prefer a "natural" induction than a medical/hospital one, if I had to go that route. (Which may or may not even be an option for me, as some hospitals won't induce VBAC.)

My experience with castor oil was I pooped... a lot lol. It didn't bring on contractions at all, but at least I got a clean colon out of it? 

post #139 of 382
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If you're not a planned c-section/there doesn't become a need for an emergency c, are you going to do any natural labor inducers or wait it out until things happen naturally? I think with DS being almost 43w, I've kinda put in my time with the overdue things lol, I'm planning on doing the EPO, long walks, walking up and down my stairs, chiropractor, etc. starting at 38 weeks(I really don't want her here at 37w, too much crap going on that week for us hahah). My midwife is all on board with doing natural induction methods at 37w+!

Also, been fighting DH with this, if the baby is born say... between 11pm-8am is it awful to just go to bed and call family/close friends/update FB/whatever after you wake up? Quite frankly, I really want this baby to be born late at night and just going to bed for a few hours before ANYONE comes over or talks our ears off on the phone. While I'm not thrilled about people bombarding us after the birth at all, if it's morning-early evening, I wouldn't have the same feelings as I do about the middle of the night birth. Do you think I'm being unreasonable with this? It's always nice to hear some outside prospective on these matters :). The only person who would physically come after the birth in the middle of the night is MIL, and she's NOT someone we could call with the news and tell her not to come right now, she wouldn't listen. I also don't want our dads, relatives, far away friends, etc. asking us to get on Skype or to text pictures, etc. *right* after I have a baby come out of me lol. 


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post #140 of 382
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If you're not a planned c-section/there doesn't become a need for an emergency c, are you going to do any natural labor inducers or wait it out until things happen naturally? I think with DS being almost 43w, I've kinda put in my time with the overdue things lol, I'm planning on doing the EPO, long walks, walking up and down my stairs, chiropractor, etc. starting at 38 weeks(I really don't want her here at 37w, too much crap going on that week for us hahah). My midwife is all on board with doing natural induction methods at 37w+!
 

Definitely doing EPO, walks and stairs AND cutting down my fish oil at 35 or 36 weeks. DS went to 42 wks and it was really stressful for a lot of reasons. Lots of pressure to induce (even though I knew I wouldn't give in until after 42 wks), my mom took a 17 hr flight to be here 5 days before my EDD and ended up having to leave just a week after I had  DS, and that really sucked. And I was just so huge and uncomfortable.

I read all this stuff about how vets give lots of fish oil to make sure that farm animals go full term or more and I'm sure that's one of the reasons DS was "late" (later than most babes). I take a lot of it when pregnant and not because it really regulates my mood and I feel awful without it. So hopefully that will make a difference.

I did CO last time too- I dunno if it did anything. I did end up going into labour a couple of days after. But yeah. It just gave me the poops. 

I really don't want to go so far overdue this time!

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