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post #61 of 102
Thread Starter 
Hi Amy-cool blog! I swear I've seen your writings before. Do you have another website or blog floating out there about birth?
Anyway- that staph thing is pretty heavy. Was that what I was supposed to read?
I'd hate to go into the hospital for just about anything now! Yikes!
And what took you so long to get on MDC????!?!?!
Thanks!
post #62 of 102
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Originally Posted by amyjeans
Anyway- that staph thing is pretty heavy. Was that what I was supposed to read?
I'd hate to go into the hospital for just about anything now! Yikes!
That staph information is just plain scary. When people ask why I don't have my babies in the hospital I always reply "Hospitals are for sick people." That just tells me how right my stance is *shudder*
post #63 of 102
Well, you could have some stones being caused by UTI from earlier or a low running one not detectable by them until now. I know I passed like 6 or 7 kidney stones in the beginning of this pregnancy and am feeling like I may have more again.

I think it puts at a slight risk for pre-term labor, but we're both fairly along now for that to not be such a huge problem, yeah? If it is stones, cutting back on caffeine and definitely avoiding sodas (the phosphate can make stones build up, if i remember right) will help some. Drink some extra water to flush the system out, ya know.. take good care ofyourself. I'm hanging in there until at least a month after baby is born before I make an appt to get my kidneys and bladder system checked out for more stones, etc.

Maybe get real quiet with some candle time and ask your body what she needs.. like do i need more water, more protein, less sugar, etc etc.. and see what resonates. RRL tea is good too (not just for the uterus but other organs as well).. maybe I think nettle or milk thistle or uva ursa? (please check to make sure okay for use in pregnancy, etc, foggy brain here in the morning, kwim). And there are those cranberry tablets you can get which are supposed to be great for UTIs...

Hope something there helped.. i am trying to multi-task, ha ha!
post #64 of 102
Thread Starter 
ugggh- if I sneeze one more time, this baby is coming out! I really havn't had a cold that made me sneeze so much.
Anyway, I bought uva ursi (sp?). I can't remember why. And it says on the bottle not to use while pregnant. So that's out the window.
dh is making me homemade french onion soup tonight- real beef broth and everything! (he's a chef)
Both Syd and I are miserable. but I must persevere.
The GP called today with prelim. results of my urine test. Trace amounts of bacteria in the urine but the culture will be in on Friday. Dr wants to get me on antibiotics...*shudder*
I have built up quite an immunity to those pretty pills over my lifetime- to the point if I get an infection- like brochitis- I'm up the creek.
I think the uva ursi is for UTI. But don't know if that is what my issue is- if I have one at all
tested my #s today- bp 120/83, bloodsuger 83 after fasting, urine has high specific gravity meaning NOT ENOUGH WATER!!!
So like you mamas said, I'll be chuggin away and testing in 24 hrs.
Any other advice?
post #65 of 102
amyjean...hope you feel better soon. :

Emily ....ask away!
post #66 of 102
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Originally Posted by amyjeans
The GP called today with prelim. results of my urine test. Trace amounts of bacteria in the urine but the culture will be in on Friday. Dr wants to get me on antibiotics...*shudder*
I have built up quite an immunity to those pretty pills over my lifetime- to the point if I get an infection- like brochitis- I'm up the creek.
Can you treat it without antibiotics? Would probiotics work for this? I definately wouldn't want to be on antibiotics so close to the birth.

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I think the uva ursi is for UTI. But don't know if that is what my issue is- if I have one at all
Any other advice?
Uva Ursi is for UTI Here is a page of information on treating UTIs naturally. The Uva Ursi is not for use by pregnant women.

Gentle Birth has more information on UTIs in pregnant women.
post #67 of 102
nak
amyjeans here are some get well wishes to you and Syd

Welcome Emily, COGRATULATIONS!! and like AngelBee said, ask away!

so yvonnemlv, got any big belly pics???

CryPixie83 (i'm with you on the POV of hospitals :Puke )



I'm on a smilie parade today : : : : :

all my favorite smilies... oh but Ive never used this one and I think it looks hilarious--------------> laughup
post #68 of 102
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Originally Posted by brown eyed girls
amyjean, look at my blog .
Hey! I think I know you - you visit CUC?
post #69 of 102
I'm Erin and planning an UP/UC. I'm only just starting my third month, making me due early September- though I've been telling most people I'm due "mid-September" so I don't have a group of frantic friends/family on my hands if I go past 40 weeks.

I'm not comfortable telling my family that I am planning to do this. My mother and Dh's parents all balked when I mentioned I'd like a midwife to handle my care- they all follow a medical model in their own lives and see nothing wrong with it.

I've been doing well so far- a touch of nausea when I don't intake enough protein or let my blood sugar dip too low. Its an adjustment to go from feeding just me to growing a fetus, but I am learning. I'll feel much better about the logevity of this pregnancy once I finish the first trimester. My mom and grandmother have histories of first trimester miscarrages and I miscarried on the cycle before this conception at about 5w.

My pregnancy hormones make me question whether I am doing the right thing by choosing this route. I recognize that even with a midwive's care- I'd feel a constant need to defend my choice to abstain from routine tests and have an extremely hands off pregnancy. It also takes me a very long time to warm up to people in my life, and I'm not sure that 7ish months of visiting a midwife would allow me to achieve the relationship I want for someone present at such an intimate event in my life. At this point, I'm fairly confident I'm not even going to interview potential birth attendants.

The perfectionist in me feels like I need to know everything "just in case." In reality, I recognize that I just need to relax and listen to my body and my child and trust that I will know what to do. I'm glad to be here,a nd am ready to soak up the wisdom of the women who have gone before me!
post #70 of 102
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22038170@N00/75627043/ Belly Pics

Amy, lots of Vit C? Echinaccea? Hope you both get better soon! Being sick sucks. Oh yeah, I've been inserting probiotics internally near the uretha in the hopes some will crawl up there. Sure it is helpful for the rest of the area too. I'd take it via mouth if I could afford it right now, but alas only had the vaginserts on hand.

Welcome ErinBird! ´

Someone send a cleaning person and a cook please and a masseuse? Oh what weird dream I had last night... ending in the death of 2 women... odd odd odd
post #71 of 102
Thread Starter 
Hey Welcome ErinBird! I'll put you on the list.
Nice shots Yvonne! you look a heck of a lot better than I do- I feel like I am being followed everytime I pass a mirror!

So its 444am and I have had a total of 3 hours sleep between Syd hacking up a lung, my blowing my brains out and Sara with a fever and runny nose. Poor dh Greg is getting it also.
Sooo
thankfully it will come and go with all of us at once, but his next week is going to s.u.c.k.!!!!
Sara and I are currently watching Bugs Bunny and laughing out tails off...thats a good thing!
Sweet Greg slept all night with Sydney in his arms in the recliner...what a good man. I couldn't sleep so I gave him a nice long foot massage to pass the time. (lucky duck!)

hope all is well with you all!

lots of love
aj
post #72 of 102
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Originally Posted by amyjeans
Hey Welcome ErinBird! I'll put you on the list.
Nice shots Yvonne! you look a heck of a lot better than I do- I feel like I am being followed everytime I pass a mirror!

Sweet Greg slept all night with Sydney in his arms in the recliner...what a good man. I couldn't sleep so I gave him a nice long foot massage to pass the time. (lucky duck!)
Thanks! Does that mean your bump is on your back instead of your tummy? And girl, I am heading over to your house! I want a footrub while I sleep, ooooh la la! Although, I was awake when Dh woke up for work this morning and he gave me a quick and nice lil lower back rub when I asked for it. We need to stop staying up so late so he feels better rested and gets home earlier from work. : It's just so nice to play games for an hour or so after DS is asleep.
post #73 of 102
yvonnemlv! love the pics....I looove big pregnant bellies!

Welcome Erin! You sound like a wise mama. It seems you know in your heart the path you want/need to take, hormones or no hormones. There are so many wonderful mamas here with lots of experience to share.
post #74 of 102
yvonnemlv....you are so beautiful!

Welcome ErinBird
post #75 of 102
Amy, I hope you and Sydney are recovering.

Erin, congrats! We have a Sept. due date club going on, I think there are 5 or 6 of us planning to UC as of now.

My best friend is a doula and she has invited me to her house to have the baby if I want to come. She is also pregnant and due sometime in June or July. I haven't actually ever seen a baby born, besides my oldest (a technical UC but there was a midwife there- I'll do a quick story in a minute!) so I should probably see if she'll let me help or observe just so I know what to do afterward.

My daughter was born in a shower 29 hours into labor. I was 2 cm the entire time until I decided I needed to be alone. I got in the shower to escape the passangers (mom, friend, dh, midwife, assistant...) In those 10 minutes I managed to dilate from 2-10, I guess. Then I screamed (this is embarrassing) "I have to CRAP!!!!" They all clapped, the assistant (who was wonderful) asked if I needed anything. I said I didn't and squatted the baby out in two pushes. That is why I want to do this unassisted. I think my body just works better without any managment.

My main concerns are not the birth, but afterward. Do you have to suction the baby's nose and/or mouth. I have heard both yes and no.
post #76 of 102
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Originally Posted by Evergreen
My main concerns are not the birth, but afterward. Do you have to suction the baby's nose and/or mouth. I have heard both yes and no.
Depends on the nose!
We tried to get out a little goo (a couple hours later) and DS smacked the bulb away w/ both hands and yelled at us! Might depend on baby's spirits too!
post #77 of 102
Okay, so the baby won't suffocate if you don't like they want you to beleive.
post #78 of 102
we didnt do any suctioning at all...just kinda let him "drain". he did seem a bit congested that night so then we sucked out some mucus. no biggie though.
post #79 of 102
Sendin love to you all

Just checking in...
post #80 of 102
Thanks for saying i am bee-autiful. I forget that now and then.. to me I am just me, lol.

Right now... baby dropped, still breech and having contractions daily (like right now).. for a couple hours, a couple times a day..so guess if this follows exactly like my son's birth, baby will be here in 2 weeks, lol. Only baby knows though.
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