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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By merebella
Hi ladies, So my 22 week old DS is healthily...

Hi ladies,
So my 22 week old DS is healthily on the growth chart (16 pounds) but has lost some and has given up sleeping a 5-6 hour stretch for feeding every 1-2 hours around the clock.  I used to...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-17-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,851
Posted By merebella
Hi there! Congratulations!   I can't speak...

Hi there!
Congratulations!   I can't speak much to UM, but I can give you a little info on the ABC.  We went through the midwives at Metro Partners In Womens Health for our first birth.  I really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By merebella
So, my ds is only 2.5, so this is not a pressing...

So, my ds is only 2.5, so this is not a pressing concern, but people keep asking me about if I'm putting him in preschool this year, and if not, assuming I will do so next year, and my only response...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By merebella
Here's the number to her Troy office, follow the...

Here's the number to her Troy office, follow the prompts to Women's Health.  :)
 
1-248-680-6088
 
 
Forum: VBAC   07-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By merebella
Hi there! I'm in Metro Detroit, too, and am...

Hi there!
I'm in Metro Detroit, too, and am hopefully having a vbac in October.  Where are you planning on delivering?  I'm seeing midwives out of Henry Ford West Bloomfield, which is a hike for...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-29-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By merebella
I'm on the east side. Grosse Pointe, but I'm...

I'm on the east side. Grosse Pointe, but I'm willing to drive 20 minutes or so. 
 
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By merebella
Looking for a good chiro in SE MI for...

Looking for a good chiro in SE MI for pelvic/alignment issues.  I'm 5 months pg right now and I'm pretty sure my pelvis played a role in my cs the first time around.
 
Anyone have a good...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By merebella
Forgot to add: when I did take his temp a little...

Forgot to add: when I did take his temp a little while ago, it was 104.1 rectally.  He's been very upset, crying about his leg hurting, and generally just a dishrag on my lap....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By merebella
I took my 2 yr old ds to his well baby today and...

I took my 2 yr old ds to his well baby today and planned on getting his first dose of hib.  He did a delayed schedule of dtap and delayed of pc.  We only do one vax at a time, spread far apart.
 ...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-10-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By merebella
Mama, check out Henry Ford West Bloomfield...

Mama, check out Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The midwives there do vbacs, but have some different rules than a lot of the other hospitals around. They do not require continuous fetal...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By merebella
Hey gals, I'm writing for my cousin, who isn't...

Hey gals,
I'm writing for my cousin, who isn't a member.  She has a 6mo dd who just came from her well-baby and has gone from 15lb2oz at her three month to 14lb6oz at her 6month. The doc is pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By merebella
I have an almost two DS who still nurses a...

I have an almost two DS who still nurses a couple times a day.  We're ttc, so I'm prepared for weaning to be around the corner, if DS decides, or if I can't continue while pg.  So, I started...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-05-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By merebella
Hi gals, We just moved to the Grosse Pointe...

Hi gals,
We just moved to the Grosse Pointe area, and are looking for a pediatrician.  I've had Dr. Alexis Balomenos and Dr. Vesna Roi recommended as "will tolerate" or "semi-supportive" of vaxing...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-17-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By merebella
Moms who've gotten pg while nursing, this is for...

Moms who've gotten pg while nursing, this is for you especially...

DS is almost 21 months. He is an avid nurser, and lately has become even more affectionate towards "nursies," snuggling into...
Forum: Family Safety   09-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By merebella
Obviously, it would be ideal for my mom to get a...

Obviously, it would be ideal for my mom to get a top of the line carseat for her car. But, since she's buying it, and we can't, I have to go with what she's willing to pay for. She's willing to do a...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-14-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By merebella
Wondering if any of you in the metro detroit...

Wondering if any of you in the metro detroit area have had good experiences with your doula for a vbac....I'll be birthing at Henry Ford Bloomfield.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-14-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By merebella
I actually have bcbs, but it's an individual...

I actually have bcbs, but it's an individual plan. We'll be switching to my husband's employer-based bcbs, but not for a couple months. I can't imagine it would be a problem, right?
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-11-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By merebella
Was wondering if anyone knows if pregnancy is...

Was wondering if anyone knows if pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition on bcbs community blue?
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-24-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By merebella
St. John's Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI...

St. John's Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI has an Alternative Birthing Center within the hospital, on the same floor as the regular labor and delivery. Midwives and doctors deliver there, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 64,432
Posted By merebella
Hey gals, I used to post and read here once in...

Hey gals,
I used to post and read here once in a while when we were a ddc. Wondering if I can pop back in and share some life with you all!

First of all, happy 18 month birthdays to everyone!...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-03-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By merebella
Not having a doula at our ABC-transfer to LD...

Not having a doula at our ABC-transfer to LD birth was our biggest regret. The sweet nurse on duty at the ABC came over to the LD to help us out when she could, but mostly we were on our own in the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,006
Posted By merebella
Agreed on not using polyvisol. You don't need...

Agreed on not using polyvisol. You don't need all that extra stuff if it's just D's you're after. Carlson makes baby D's, as do a couple other brands. As it's summer time, you could make sure baby...
Forum: Family Safety   05-14-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By merebella
My car has to go into the shop for a couple...

My car has to go into the shop for a couple days. We only have my husband's 95 accord, with no LATCH. Can you install a radian xt without it? I have my manual somewhere, but wasn't going to bother...
Forum: Women's Health   04-19-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By merebella
We're thinking about getting a serious water...

We're thinking about getting a serious water filter for our condo. Does anyone know about the different ones available or have one they like? If we get one installed, can we take it with us when we...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By merebella
Hey mamas, Just started Zoloft at 25 mg (a low...

Hey mamas,
Just started Zoloft at 25 mg (a low dose) to build to 50 mg. My doc said it peaks in bm around 7-9 hours, but it was unnecessary to pump and dump. She said it would be an extra-careful...
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