Originally Posted by MsBlack
And in my own opinion, MDC has a great UA--aiming at a model of communication which I aspire to (and sometimes fall short of badly!).
My opinion also. And at the risk of getting this thread shut down for continually discussing the UA
I'll add that while nothing human-controlled is going to be perfect, and while I myself have not been happy in the past about mod decisions (including one very recent one,) MDC is by far the safest-feeling forum I've ever participated in, and that's precisely because of the work that the mods do. For me it's a good trade-off, but not something, obivously, that everyone is interested in.
Originally Posted by sewathomemama
this thread made me think of a very dear sister friend who was so sure she was pregnant, complete with expanding belly & flutters, but continued to test neg on home tests.
Yeah. I have no opinion on whether this should be relevant to the OP (she says it's not, fine by me to go with that) but just to respond to this post specifically, I've had that experience too. Never with the intuitive sense of pregnancy (that's always come without physical symptoms, strangely enough) but definitely felt like it physically. In fact, for a while I had myself half-convinced that I had some enormous parasite jumping around inside of me.
It was that freaky feeling. The doctor tried to reassure me that it was simply bloating and gas. And it did eventually go away.