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Forum: Birth and Beyond   Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By pokeyac
philomom - The questions you raise can be tough...

philomom - The questions you raise can be tough to answer because as you said earlier, there are "two lives at stake." I don't believe that you need to agree with every choice a mom makes. I think...
Forum: Women's Health   Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By pokeyac
I have had Kaiser for several years and I really...

I have had Kaiser for several years and I really like it. Everything is in 1 place, all the offices, labs, pharmacies, etc. It's easy and convenient. I can email my doctors whenever I want. I can...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By pokeyac
I think it's less about supporting someone's...

I think it's less about supporting someone's choice than supporting her right to make a choice (making a choice can mean making the wrong choice). I may not agree with someone's choice, but I believe...
Forum: Family Planning   Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 11,666
Posted By pokeyac
Catching up!

Hi everyone!
Forum: Queer Parenting   Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,480
Posted By pokeyac
You will need a tomcat catheter. There was a...

You will need a tomcat catheter. There was a website on page 1 of this thread that sells them. I think it's call inseminationsupplies.com. I don't know if they sell the wash medium though. I've...
Forum: Family Planning   Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 11,666
Posted By pokeyac
Thanks for doing these sidrajedi ! n I'm so...

Thanks for doing these sidrajedi ! n I'm so behind!
Forum: Family Planning   Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 11,666
Posted By pokeyac
sillysapling I like pockets too and the pockets...

sillysapling I like pockets too and the pockets in maternity pants are even worse than regular women's pants. We had a thread once in Queer Parenting about maternity clothes but it didn't yield much...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By pokeyac
It sounds like you are doing everything right so...

It sounds like you are doing everything right so don't beat yourself up! You're awesome! Can you see an IBCLC for another opinion? Can they have you go back for a weight check? Different scales will...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By pokeyac
Hello! I moved your post to the Birth...

Hello! I moved your post to the Birth Professionals Forum as this is a better fit. You may want to check out the rest of the forum for older threads on this topic. Good luck!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By pokeyac
You can have a decreased milk supply after...

You can have a decreased milk supply after ovulation until your cycle starts again. Kellymom recommends taking a calcium/magnesium supplement to help counteract this. I started taking it when I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By pokeyac
Hello fireflies! Congratulations on your...

Hello fireflies! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I don't think there is an active group of 40 something pregnant folks. There is a 40+ trying to conceive group but I don't see that they have a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,522
Posted By pokeyac
This thread has been closed for review. Instead...

This thread has been closed for review. Instead of discussing the topic introduced by the OP, we have resorted to namecalling and personal attacks.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By pokeyac
First Response always seems to be the favorite....

First Response always seems to be the favorite. It may be different from the Answer. I like the digital ClearBlue ones. They have a version that is available in the states now that they only had in...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,522
Posted By pokeyac
I'm working on it. Please be patient. I don't...

I'm working on it. Please be patient. I don't normally mod Vaccinations and I prefer to consult with Cynthia.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-15-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,522
Posted By pokeyac
Profanity and namecalling are never allowed in...

Profanity and namecalling are never allowed in these forums. If you can't be respectful, do not post. The link in my signature to our User Agreement will show you that our rules include no...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By pokeyac
Prenatal depression is a real illness like...

Prenatal depression is a real illness like postpartum depression and it is very serious. You should definitely talk to your doctor. Maybe you can find someone who specializes in prenatal...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By pokeyac
:w Lauren! Congratulations on your pregnancy! My...

:w Lauren! Congratulations on your pregnancy! My son was born in June and he is pretty cool. Have you joined your Due Date Club yet? Please let us know if we can help you with anything in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By pokeyac
I think just about any music is good if you like...

I think just about any music is good if you like it, but if you're looking for toddler music, I really like the Barenaked Ladies Snack Time CD. They Might be Giants also have kids albums. I have a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By pokeyac
He's out of line. He has no reason to talk to you...

He's out of line. He has no reason to talk to you about breastfeeding. Maybe he thinks he is being supportive or helpful, but there's no way he can know everything about it unless he has done it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By pokeyac
I have blocked people because they said something...

I have blocked people because they said something I found very offensive. I don't know what kind of churches these are but perhaps you said or posted something that went against their beliefs. My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By pokeyac
Have you tried asking Facebook customer service?...

Have you tried asking Facebook customer service? I'm not familiar with their security check.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By pokeyac
I didn't like my Arm's Reach either. I bought it...

I didn't like my Arm's Reach either. I bought it used and sold it again through craigslist. I couldn't lift my baby out of it without getting out of bed and I found it very awkward to get out of bed...
Forum: Family Planning   10-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 11,666
Posted By pokeyac
For those of you who have already gone from 1 to...

For those of you who have already gone from 1 to 2 children, how was the transition? Was it twice as much work? Are you twice as busy? What changes did you make in your life to prepare for adding a...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering Debbie! We are so glad you are...

:w to Mothering Debbie! We are so glad you are here. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with in the community.
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-09-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By pokeyac
When are you due? If you are looking for a nanny...

When are you due? If you are looking for a nanny share, you will want to do it closer to when you go back to work. My nanny said August and January are the 2 best months to look for nannies. Anyway,...
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