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post #21 of 41

Do any of you all deal with varicose veins??  I got some with my second pregnancy, on my left shin, and have just gotten more with each pregnancy since.  Now they are all over my lower left leg, and bulge on the inside of my thigh to my vulva.  I wear a knee-high compression hose and that helps a lot- no throbbing or pain when I wear the hose- but I wonder if there's anything else that helps?  Mostly they'll fade after the pregnancy, but right now my lower leg looks very colorful.

post #22 of 41
Celestial, welcome! I had a miscarriage in Feb. I was the same way about not getting excited this time until around 20 wks when the movements got strong.
post #23 of 41
Mataji4, I don't have varicose veins, just lots of spider veins.
post #24 of 41

Hi everyone!  I belong here.  I'm newly expecting #5.

 

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Do any of you all deal with varicose veins??  I got some with my second pregnancy, on my left shin, and have just gotten more with each pregnancy since.  Now they are all over my lower left leg, and bulge on the inside of my thigh to my vulva.  I wear a knee-high compression hose and that helps a lot- no throbbing or pain when I wear the hose- but I wonder if there's anything else that helps?  Mostly they'll fade after the pregnancy, but right now my lower leg looks very colorful.

 

I do.  My midwife recommended this to me:  

http://www.mountainmeadowherbs.com/Vari_Plex_p/v2180.htm

 

She spent some time last summer with Amish midwives in Iowa, and apparently they have used it with great success.  I just started taking it yesterday.  Here's hoping!

post #25 of 41
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Hi Ladies! I haven't checked in for a while. I just haven't been very interested in my pregnancy this go round. I take care of myself but I guess it just feels 'old hat' to me shrug.gif I have also had some pregnancy losses so it could be denial too I suppose. I'm tired of being sick and am bored by the changes happening to my body in the first trimester. During my first few pregnancies I loved reading pregnancy books and got all excited about what was happening this week or that week.
 

I totally feel this way.  Also really feeling bummed by the lack of enthusiasm/negativity about a new pregnancy from friends and family.  Not surprised.  Just...you know. 

post #26 of 41

Thank you Erin, I'll give that tincture a try- looks like the main ingredients are bilberries.  I've never even heard of a bilberry : )

post #27 of 41

I just joined! I am due with our 6th in Nov. I have three teenagers and with this baby will have three little ones 5 and under. All boys! Its challenging to have kids all over the place sometimes, though I joke that teens and toddlers have a lot in common. Both are prone to temper tantrums and moodiness and need lots of redirection and supervision. :lol

 

I told DH I am done after this one. I have also said that before but like a PP I really feel it this time. I just turned 39 and I just feel so worn out. I have so many more aches and pains this time and its really hard to sleep because I have hip issues (dysplasia) and I need to sleep on my back but I can't. Standing too long or walking too far triggers it too. I will eventually need a hip replacement. Between that and feeling so stretched mentally/emotionally I honestly don't think my body or mind can handle another. (I will admit here that this baby wasn't planned and we were TTA but I am super fertile despite my age!) I am happy to be having a baby but I am having a bit of a hard time getting really excited about the birth just because I don't feel like I have a handle on things at all yet at home and really worried about how I will cope with a newborn in addition to everything else! I am working on it and hoping in the next month or so things settle down a bit. Getting the kids back into school and a routine is helping. This summer was rough

post #28 of 41

Welcome, earthmama...I hear ya!  Hang in there; those boys are going to help you and you'll have a nice time loving up that baby : )

post #29 of 41

I'll join! I just posted about being kind of done with the regular DDC's because it feels very BTDT, although I am excited about this baby. Being my first pregnancy with multiple children to look after I am actually having a hard time keeping track of which week I am, which is kinda nice. Sometimes it feels like the first couple months go by so slow. This is the least sick I have been ever in pregnancy, too, so that is nice. I am just sick enough and have just enough of my usual food aversions and light headedness and exhaustion to feel safe in this pregnancy but it is such a blessing to not have debilitating couch-ridden ms this time.

post #30 of 41
Welcome Bailey.

Afm, buying a bigger vehicle today to fit baby! smile.gif
post #31 of 41
Welcome, Bailey! I think I mentioned it upthread, but I also had much less ms this pregnancy! It was SO AWESOME! Unfortunately now I'm having my usual third trimester heartburn. I woke up choking on bile several times last night and the night before. :/ Looks like I'm going to be sleeping sitting up soon.
post #32 of 41

So how do you all handle going to prenatal appts when you are responsible for watching multiple children? I thought I was going to be all responsible last week and make my first appt, which at our clinic is an hour long consultation with a family health nurse and some lab work. I then realized this evening that my calendar says that that appt is on Monday, and DH is out of town until Monday evening, meaning I would have to show up to this hour long appt with my toddler and 5 month old, with stroller, diaper bag, suction bag since little DD has a tracheotomy, and try and get through the appt without big DD tearing apart the nurse's stages of pregnancy models. And then try and go get my blood drawn with them in tow. LOL. That is so not happening and I am not far along enough that I am wanting to ask anybody to watch them while I go to a prenatal appt. I am not even sure I want to go through an OB this time since after my last pregnancy and delivery I swore never to use one again. But in general, if you use a midwife or OB how do you make time to go while being in charge of multiple children?

post #33 of 41
Lucky for me, I have teenagers. I assign someone to keep an eye on the youngest, and tell the rest that they get to watch TV and play video games while I'm gone, and they're thrilled! smile.gif

When I only had two or three littles and no built-in babysitters, I took them with me, but my DH went, too. He never misses a prenatal appointment if he can. Then I had three pregnancies where I did UP, so no appointments.

Taking little kids along to an appointment for you is really hard. Maybe ask someone to babysit but only say it's a doctor appointment? Or a "check up"?
post #34 of 41
I've had to bring kids with. If possible I have had someone come with to watch the kids. This #6 is actually my 1st pg where I've mostly left them with a babysitter or my husband. I just had to bring 3 with to my last prenatal. Tips to make it easier are food, books, laptop for them to watch something.
post #35 of 41
Oh man, the early pragnancy exhaustion has def hit! I keep tying to clean the house today and I have to plop down on the couch every 10-15 minutes because I feel over heated and dizzy. Lastnight I had a majorly tender abdomen and uterus, even when I coughed it felt more like I had just given birth than being 8 weeks pregnant. I think this will be the pregnancy where I feel "old", haha.
post #36 of 41
I have always tried to schedule my appts for first thing in the morning, usually 8 am, then hubby stays with kids til I get back. I have also gotten a mothers helper to come with me when hubby couldn't be home. I have also canceled early-in-pregnancy appts when I was too sick in the early morning!! I figure if I'm feeling really yucky, then baby must be doing fine smile.gif
post #37 of 41
I think this was already talked about in a thread, but I cant remember. haha. We were at a family gathering today and it wouldve been a great time to announce but I just didnt because part of me didnt know the best way to bring it up and part of me was not wanting to hear any non-congratulatory responses.

Do you still announce your pregnancies everytime or do you just tell certain people and let word get around?
post #38 of 41
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I think this was already talked about in a thread, but I cant remember. haha. We were at a family gathering today and it wouldve been a great time to announce but I just didnt because part of me didnt know the best way to bring it up and part of me was not wanting to hear any non-congratulatory responses.

Do you still announce your pregnancies everytime or do you just tell certain people and let word get around?


We did. We got comments with 34 and #5. With this one, not a single one. I guess people expect it now?

 

As far as babysitting, my parents live across the street. My mom watches the kids, if she can't, I have a few friends that will keep them.

post #39 of 41
This time we just kind of announced as we saw ppl. Our mom's for sure were told by us. Others, some we told and others found out and asked. Didn't even start telling until 20 wks though.
post #40 of 41
I got sick of the negative comments, so two pregnancies ago I announced by posting a photo on Facebook, with a caption that specifically said how happy we were, and no negative comments. I was very frank about it. I don't know if it was just my posting, or partly that I then lost that baby, but I haven't had any problems since then.

This time we told a few people right away, and posted to Facebook for everyone else after the first ultrasound.
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