My midwife came over today,it was one of the nicest visits we've had. My uterus is measuring perfectly and the babe is doing well. We talked about rhogam since i am rh-. I am planning to just do the after birth shot, if the baby is poisitve rh. Now if I could just get rid of this yeast! erg. : I bought some more expensive acidophilus, and I'm planning to take it religously. Hope everyone has a lovely week. take care, melissa
ok I'm back and getting settled in... seems like there were a TON of posts in the week I was gone and I'm still trying to play catch up!
We're all moved in to our new place but there are still a few things left at the old apartment that DP PROMISED he would get tomorrow. Namely and MOST importantly my Harp is still there because it takes two people to move it and since I really cant help carry it down the stairs pregnant I asked the guys to wait (didn't really trust them to move it). So fingers crossed dp will get a reliable friend and it will fit in our hatchback if the seats get put down.
Other than that I'm surrounded by boxes!!!! I started back to work (wokring from home a few nights a week) and I must say I'm enjoying having a little extra income that is my own. Although I'm not relishing staying up later than usual!
My old boss (who had fired me 4 months ago) called out of the blue and was crying and crying and apologizing for firing me. It turned out that some other woman had told her that I was building a buisness of my own with all the information she had taught me. My boss thought it was me stabbing her in the back when really it some other cold hearted woman out to ruin me. Isn't that insane! My boss begged me to come back to work for her and I'm considering it, which would be really nice too. I'm in a much different situation now and working for her again would be alot easier than it was before so thats exciting.
For those of you who remember how much trouble I was having with DP (I'm the one who he wanted me to go home and change my outfit that one night) well he has been SUPER stressed from work but has still managed to be SUPER sweet and thoughtful to me!!!! Opening my car door, making sure to walk with me when it's icey, calling my mid day to "check in" and make sure I'm feeling ok. It's been really nice to have a "nice" guy back so I'm trying to be extra nice to him too!!!
Still nothing on the name side of things.... I love "Imogene" and people look at me like I want to name my child "Baby Hitler"... oh well we'll come up with something.
i had chronic yeast nastiness for years off and on, but always bad in pregnancy. THEN...i went to an acupuncturist who specializes in women's care, and i was CURED!! i don't think it was the treatment as much as the specialized herb formula she gave me that did it. that was right before i got pregnant this time, and i have had NO hint of the itchies since then, which i consider a real miracle!
mataji4, Do you know what's in the formula? I'm pretty yeast free now (I think largely due to massive probiotic use and a homeopathic gel I bought on a whim at the drugstore) but have had fabulous success with acupuncture for migraines.
Opening my car door, making sure to walk with me when it's icey, calling my mid day to "check in" and make sure I'm feeling ok. It's been really nice to have a "nice" guy back so I'm trying to be extra nice to him too!!!
That's great to hear, WhiteWax! I was wondering how things were going with you! I hope that this trend continues
Since the topic of yeast infections came up...I have an odd coincidence!
I was reading an old copy of Midwifery Today (2002) and found an article of GBS. The citation is "FACING THE CHALLENGE OF GROUP B STREP"
Murry, Kathy. Midwifery Today with International Midwife. Eugene: Autumn 2002., Iss. 63; pg. 38
Anyway, since another thread here at mdc was talking about GBS I read the article. Very technical, very "midwife", but the one thing that stood out is that GBS infections during pregnancy can mimic yeast infections (the "clue" being the infection either does not respond to the yeast infection treatment, or comes back immediately after treatment stops).
The author give a number of alternative treatment options for GBS so I thought I'd share the article (though be warned...it is pretty medical, and not exactly soothing in terms of a frank discussion of risks associated with GBS).