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post #81 of 322

Well I went back to see the chiro again today. I still don't 100% know the strength of the machine he was using. After querying around elsewhere it seems TENS is ok, but some other e-stim is not. He said this was "basically" a TENS machine, but I still felt uncomfortable about it. In the end he didn't use it because I was clearly going to be uncomfortable with it. He still did a manual manipulation, but I really didn't like his attitude after we discussed the machine, so I don't think I'll see him again. I hate to be such a baby when I see doctors, but it always gets me stressed out, and if I start to get upset about something I either cry, or have to clam up entirely to avoid crying. There were a couple times when I would have liked to give him a piece of my mind but I couldn't because I would have cried, and that wasn't going to do me any good. I am a very assertive person generally. I dunno why I can't get it together with doctors. 

 

DH and I are going to an info session at a midwifery practice tomorrow night.  biggrinbounce.gif This whole difficulty-dealing-with-doctors thing is a large part of what makes me want to go with midwives. I was present at one of my sister's births and the way she was treated was so forceful that I KNOW if I had to deal with that I would just be a useless crying mess. I'm going to need more gentle handling when it comes the emotional experience of pregnancy and birth!

 

Anyway, I hope the info session is good and that I can move forward with the midwives as my care providers. I will be 5 weeks on Weds and I haven't called anywhere for an appointment. duck.gif

 

I still don't have much in the way of symptoms. Mostly just a lot of pent up gas! UGH! On Saturday night I had to lie in bed with my face in the pillow and my butt in the air to get some relief, lol. And I think my boobs are finally starting to get a bit sore. Nothing else really at this point.  

post #82 of 322

Nausea. Exhaustion. Rinse. Repeat. Sigh. Hurry up second trimester!!

post #83 of 322

Slammerkin, it sounds like you're making the right choice in finding a new chiropractor. No doctor should make you feel uncomfortable or guilty, especially with something like this!! Mine took me off stim without any questions asked, and just had me do the roller bed/manual adjustment. I'm sorry it has been such a stressful upsetting experience for you so far! I hope you can find a good chiro soon that you can feel comfortable with :)

 

Gray, ditto! My nausea is manageable, not too bad. But I'm constantly exhausted! How many weeks are you?

 

How's everyone else out there in prego land?

post #84 of 322
slammerkin would you consider physiotherapy with a side of acupuncture? It's the only thing I have during pregnancy, it feels great, it's basically like getting a massage and a nap.

AFM - dong well here today, have managed to keep on top of the housework which is great and still lay down for s few hours with my son. Exactly 1 week until my first antenatal appointment which I'm looking forward too.
post #85 of 322

Oh man, I totally spoke too soon.  I spent pretty much the entire day nauseated.  The only times I didn't feel like throwing up was when I was actively eating.  Also when I was splitting wood.  I remember this from last time around.  Gosh.

 

Thanks Lisa.  I've been taking prenatals and vitamin D and E for a while now but now I wonder if I have been taking enough D to make a difference. 

 

Also, has everyone here already made prenatal appointments?  I was kind of planning to give it a week or so before I did but now I'm wondering.  Last time I met had my info session with my midwife at maybe 8 or 9 weeks and then didn't have an actual exam/appointment until 12 weeks and no ultrsound until 18weeks.  What are the benefits of early ultrasounds?
 

post #86 of 322
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Also, has everyone here already made prenatal appointments?  I was kind of planning to give it a week or so before I did but now I'm wondering.  Last time I met had my info session with my midwife at maybe 8 or 9 weeks and then didn't have an actual exam/appointment until 12 weeks and no ultrsound until 18weeks.  What are the benefits of early ultrasounds?

 

I made an appointment ASAP just because of my history. The only benefit of the ultrasound is peace of mind, really, and I guess pinpointing a due date, although I'm pretty sure of my dates. My first loss, the baby had died quite a while before I actually had any bleeding or anything, and it ended up being a disaster - hemorrhaging, emergency surgery at 3 am, etc. So I'll either see a baby with a heartbeat that's measuring on track and know that everything is ok and all this misery is worth it, or I will be able to schedule a D&C and get it overwith before everything falls apart. I'm thinking things will be ok, as crappy as I feel, but I can't trust my body, going by what's happened before.

post #87 of 322
Slammerkin having a midwife is great! I'm not sure what its like in the states but here in BC all my appts were mandatory an hour long with a midwife when I had my first. It was very detailed and I felt she was part therapist too as I could tell her all my fears. I also got a doula too. Midwives here also do six weeks of after care after the labor to come to your house once a week for six weeks to check on the baby as well as you so I really liked that because in the end I ended up having a csection and could not imagine having to tote around a newborn for checkups so soon after a csection. It's definitely a more personal feeling of being taken cared of which is wonderful.

I haven't made any prenatal appts yet, I know I will prob have a 10 week ultrasound because this is a clomid baby so need to ensure there's only ONE lol. I know ill have another csection with this one because I had it with my first after two and a half days of horrendous labor so I'm not sure if ill have a midwife again as it will be my fertility specialist performing the surgery. I like the care up to and afterwards so will have to talk to my specialist and see what kind of care she provides up to the surgery.

Symptoms.......feeling so tired!!!!! But so far so good with the nausea. I'm trying not to eat too much. I'm a runner and I love going to the gym. I quit the gym the first time I got pregnant the second I found out so that took its toll on me to lose all the weight after I had my daughter so this time I'm determined to keep going to the gym moderately to stay fit for this baby. I'm just praying I don't have the nausea that I had before!!

I can't believe it'll be five weeks on Wednesday!!! I'm a teacher so I'm looking forward to spending my third trimester over the summer relaxing!
post #88 of 322

Thanks Deli, that's the kind of care I'm hoping for!

 

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I can't believe it'll be five weeks on Wednesday!!! I'm a teacher so I'm looking forward to spending my third trimester over the summer relaxing!

 

Oooh, we're due date buddies! I will be 5 weeks then too. :)

post #89 of 322
Hooray 6 weeks today! And like clockwork, my nausea has amped itself up. Usually eating something bland like a bagel or toast in the morning makes me feel better, but I feel like it's tossing around in my stomach today. That's ok though smile.gif having these symptoms makes me feel good that my hormones are hard at work, growing my sweet little one smile.gif I'm excited to be halfway through the first trimester!
post #90 of 322
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Also, has everyone here already made prenatal appointments?  I was kind of planning to give it a week or so before I did but now I'm wondering.  Last time I met had my info session with my midwife at maybe 8 or 9 weeks and then didn't have an actual exam/appointment until 12 weeks and no ultrsound until 18weeks.  What are the benefits of early ultrasounds?
 

I don't think there are any medical benefits, really. With my first I let well enough alone and went in around 12 weeks. With my son, however, I just couldn't mentally cope with the terrible, awful, unrelenting, all-day sickness without knowing it was a viable pregnancy. Not that a healthy 6-week ultrasound makes any guarantees, but at least seeing the heartbeat on the ultrasound reassured me that things were on target to that point. My sis had a blighted ovum and I guess that was my fear.

 

Ciga, I'm also right there with you with baby size. I didn't gain a huge amount of weight with either pregnancy--24 lbs with my daughter, 34 lbs with my son--but my son was fully 2 lbs bigger than my daughter, at 9 lbs 5oz. Yikes! I'm also hoping to go a little easier on the sweets this time and hope that I don't grow some giant baby; although I'm not really sure if it's related or not, it can't hurt.

 

I'm sending happy, healthy, sticky baby vibes to everyone, especially those of you with prior losses. dust.gifThis is an anxious time, isn't it? I just want to be totally happy and daydream about babies and baby yarn and babies in wee, tiny little Halloween costumes, but it is a fragile month or so to get through.

 

My children are downstairs loose with art supplies making Valentines. I should probably go see what they've managed to glue to the ceiling. :) Hope everyone feels okay today! I'm still hanging in there, not feeling great in the evenings but never feeling terrible, which is great.

post #91 of 322

My breakfast upset my stomach this morning, but after a few burps and some pickles I'm feeling okay. I guess this is probably the start of morning sickness. I don't usually get it until after the 6 week mark. I'll be six weeks on Friday. I found out yesterday that a close friend of mine is also expecting #4, so I'm really excited to be pregnant with her. smile.gif She's getting her prenatal care done at a midwifery clinic that takes her insurance and I'm totally jealous. I can't justify spending extra $$ going to a midwife for prenatal care when I can get it at an OB office for free. 

post #92 of 322

I'm just exhausted to the nth degree.  Ever since I was dehydrated and empty for a couple days over the weekend, I can't seem to replenish any sense of feeling upright and normal.  I just want to sleep/lay down & rest.  That is IT.  

 

I guess I'm the only one here who is totally not stressed out about the pregnancy ending or whatnot.  I guess I'm a little naive and don't think it can happen to me, since I've been blessed with lucky sticky healthy pg/babies.  Knock on wood.....

 

I had one prenatal appointment so far where they just did a Q&A 'get to know you' and handed me a few pamphlets.  My partner read them and started complaining when I sprinkled salt on my scrambled eggs, quoting the pamphlet that it said low sodium was a good idea (along with a roster of general good nutrition/health guidelines).   Sheesh, if messing up my baby were as easy as a sprinkle of salt, then we would most certainly not have an overpopulated planet with as high a percentage of robust healthy humans as we do.  My mother tells me to just appreciate that he read the pamphlet.

 

I'm 7 weeks now and am being so good at resisting the urge to rush to a private clinic and shell out the bucks for a lovely ultrasound.  I'll get one in four weeks through the regular prenatal system and at that point maybe my partner will actually really 'believe' in the reality of this!

post #93 of 322
Serafina, more power to you! I wish I had that sense of calm lol. Every so often I have a really nice Zen, happy feeling, but other times it's the total opposite! I fully plan to beg and plead shamelessly for an ultrasound at my appt next Thursday, when I'll be 7 and a half weeks or so.
post #94 of 322

Anyone else have a feeling dizzy symptom? Almost like a drunken feeling, im trying to make sure I eat frequently and drink fluids so oh well! Its been hitting me alot the last couple of days with the dizziness.....still no nausea yet and having no problems with eating foods (yay) so id rather be dizzy than puking!!! Otherwise feeling great so far at 5 weeks tomorrow. Still tired at the end of the day with early bedtimes and peeing frequently but thats to be expected and I dont mind that.

post #95 of 322
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I guess I'm the only one here who is totally not stressed out about the pregnancy ending or whatnot.  I guess I'm a little naive and don't think it can happen to me, since I've been blessed with lucky sticky healthy pg/babies.  Knock on wood.....

 

I could be worrying - I have had a few losses in the past.. but I'm not.  I can't explain it, I just know this baby is fine.  joy.gif

 

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I had one prenatal appointment so far where they just did a Q&A 'get to know you' and handed me a few pamphlets.  My partner read them and started complaining when I sprinkled salt on my scrambled eggs, quoting the pamphlet that it said low sodium was a good idea (along with a roster of general good nutrition/health guidelines).   Sheesh, if messing up my baby were as easy as a sprinkle of salt, then we would most certainly not have an overpopulated planet with as high a percentage of robust healthy humans as we do.  My mother tells me to just appreciate that he read the pamphlet.

 

 I'm lucky I guess. I have the excuse of low blood pressure, so it's recommended for me to eat salt!  But seriously, its so not going to do any harm.  eyesroll.gif


 

post #96 of 322

6w3d today, and sooo sick. I drank two bottles of chocolate milk this morning, which tasted great! I never usually like chocolate milk. Now it's lunchtime and I have been dry heaving around the kitchen trying to do some dishes. Uhhh, why was I complaining about no symptoms last week???

post #97 of 322
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6w3d today, and sooo sick. I drank two bottles of chocolate milk this morning, which tasted great! I never usually like chocolate milk. Now it's lunchtime and I have been dry heaving around the kitchen trying to do some dishes. Uhhh, why was I complaining about no symptoms last week???

Chocolate milk seems to be settling my stomach today as well. I am feeling a lot of extra stomach acid rolling around in there, which seems to be a precursor to full-on all-day sickness! Right now as long as I keep something on my stomach I'm good. Trying to make good food choices. Last time sushi (not the raw stuff) really seemed to settle my stomach, I think it might be the rice. Also sweet and sour soup. Mmm. 

post #98 of 322
Seems we are all battling with nausea to some degree :-( I am hoping like anything it doesn't stick around for too long. It's getting hard to function. Feeling a little sad today, my husband is working 18hrs today so we won't see him until tomorrow night, and for some reason my boys are insanely tired and grouchy, and have been such hard work all day, i took them to my parents house thinking it would help, nope it was worse, and left my mother making comments like " and your pregnant with another one " which was pretty upsetting. Also feeling cramps and sore today, which probably means I completely over did it today pretending to be fine, which I'm not I'm exhausted.
Sorry to the poor me post I hope you all had much better days
post #99 of 322

First trimester just blows. I feel like someone drugged me and I'm struggling to maintain consciousness. No exercise in 15 days and I used to do so four times a week. Heavily. Blaaaaaahhhhhhh!

I'm so weak I can't muster up any enthusiasm for a baby actually cooking. I can't remember why I wanted another. Or why it's a good idea. Not that I can think of reasons why it's a bad idea. It's just that I'm so weak and exhausted that I can't think of why anything would be a good idea other than a nap.

im zen about no problems happening but also ambivalent about it. I can't wait to get excited. It just seems far away.  I feel more like I have a stomach flu plus mono than a pregnancy.

anyone feel this out of it?

God ....job interview in 2 days and I need to bring my A game, it would be an amazing blessing if I got it. Wait, I left my A game in 2012 along with non-pregnant me. Darn it.

 

Danielle, your mom needs to remember the golden rule-if you don't have something nice to say..... -goes double when talking to stretched-thin pregnant mommies!

 

when are ya'll telling your kids? Mine are none the wiser.....

post #100 of 322
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 I can't wait to get excited. It just seems far away.  I feel more like I have a stomach flu plus mono than a pregnancy.

anyone feel this out of it?

 

 

when are ya'll telling your kids? Mine are none the wiser.....

 

I feel the same way right now. I'm about 6 weeks and all I can think about is that I have probably another 6 weeks of feeling like total crap before I'll feel slightly normal again.  Gosh, I can't wait for the 2nd trimester. I remember feeling so good last time around. It also helps that by the time the 2nd trimester rolls around the weather will be a whole lot nicer and I'll actually be able to get my son outside for our daily walks again. I hate being cooped up and he hates the cold. It is usually a fight and then wrestling match just to get him dressed to go outside.

 

My son is almost 3 and I don't think we'll start talking about the baby until I'm really showing and he can see that something is happening in my belly. I think it will be less confusing and abstract then. We're pretty vague about it now in our conversations around him. We talk about it more like an idea now.   I think I might try to find some books at the library with pregnant mama's in the meantime to get him used to the idea. He saw a picture of a pregnant woman last week and was like "what's wrong with her belly!"

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