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Forum: Queer Parenting   03-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,991
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I ate lots of pineapple, too.  It was summer,...

I ate lots of pineapple, too.  It was summer, and the fresh pineapple from our local international farmers market was divine.
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,991
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I got pregnant on our second IUI with frozen...

I got pregnant on our second IUI with frozen sperm.  That seems so short when you don't consider the fact that we spent almost a year working on my underlying health/hormone issues before we were...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-18-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,209
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Hi Rothdr!  Are you in Georgia?  We are also in...

Hi Rothdr!  Are you in Georgia?  We are also in GA.  There is actually a weird GA law against anyone other than a medical doctor performing inseminations in Georgia.  This mostly affects people who...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-18-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I am from Rome, but I currently live in the...

I am from Rome, but I currently live in the Atlanta area.  There are a few OB practices with nurse midwives in Rome, but none of them or the hospitals really "specialize" in low-intervention birth....
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-18-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I saw Dr. Perloe at Geogia Reproductive...

I saw Dr. Perloe at Geogia Reproductive Specialists.  I'm not sure if they have weight cut-offs for treating people, but he treated me when I was overweight. (I am 5'11" and was 230 lbs at the...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-03-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Bumping this in case anyone has ideas.  We're...

Bumping this in case anyone has ideas.  We're expecting baby any day now and are still waitlisted at 7 (!!!) daycares.  We will need care starting the week of or after Memorial Day and are willing...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-07-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-01-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I think the projected date is March 2013.  

I think the projected date is March 2013.  
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and planning a homebirth...

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and planning a homebirth in a few weeks.  I'm planning to breastfeed exclusively and would like to have the name and number of a good lactation consultant on hand should I need...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,038
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Our first babe isn't here yet (5 weeks to go!...

Our first babe isn't here yet (5 weeks to go!  Eeep!), but DP will go by Daddy.  He is medically and legally transitioned now, but we are very out as queer and he's quite open about being trans.  We...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,278
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Our NW sperm came with a fairly impressive...

Our NW sperm came with a fairly impressive battery of genetic testing, but that may not be the norm.  We were also told that they would refund/replace vials with low counts, but that was never an...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-27-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,883
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We're expecting our first baby in about 5 weeks...

We're expecting our first baby in about 5 weeks and used a NW donor.  I had very good experiences with them, including a fast turn around time on paperwork and shipping.  It did take a few days to...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-24-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We're paying about $3,000 for our homebirth in a...

We're paying about $3,000 for our homebirth in a few weeks. That seems to be pretty average in Atlanta.  This does not cover ultrasounds/labwork if you need or want those services; thankfully, we...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-16-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We're seeing Kay and Debbie and Whitney in...

We're seeing Kay and Debbie and Whitney in preparation for our homebirth in about 7 weeks (give or take) and have been very happy with them.  
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We only have two vials in storage.  Our donor is...

We only have two vials in storage.  Our donor is retired and there is no option to get more, so we hope it works quickly in a couple of years.  I've also scanned the DSR and our bank's message...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We hired an accountant because DP is a...

We hired an accountant because DP is a contractor and can deduct any number of random things, but our accountant said yes to sperm shipping for the purpose of insemination (not shipping if you were...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-10-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I am planning a homebirth but would be affected...

I am planning a homebirth but would be affected by this decision if I had chosen to birth at AMC (which I almost did).  I will call, too.  Any chance they'd let you keep your original arrangement...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-09-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I know people who have labored in the shower at...

I know people who have labored in the shower at both Northside and Piedmont, though I have not heard of a tub being allowed at either.  
 
I'm very sorry for your loss and negative experience with...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 21,538
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Yikes!  I completely fell out of posting in...

Yikes!  I completely fell out of posting in Queer and Pregnant in the second trimester and have missed so much stuff!  I figure that a new year and a new thread is a good time to jump back in.  I'll...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I'm 27 weeks pregnant with our first baby via a...

I'm 27 weeks pregnant with our first baby via a NW donor.  We had very good experiences with them, and our doc was quite happy with the quality of the specimens.  
Forum: April 2012   12-13-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Anna - The range of "healthy weight gain" varies...

Anna - The range of "healthy weight gain" varies widely, and the numbers most OBs use are just average.  While you probably don't want to gain wildly because it increases the risk of some...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,066
Posted By southernfriedkarma
We are going on vacation to a resort next week...

We are going on vacation to a resort next week where pregnant women are not allowed to do any number of things - including rent paddleboats and ride the lazy river!...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I am 24 weeks pregnant with our first baby, and...

I am 24 weeks pregnant with our first baby, and we're planning a midwife attended homebirth.  We are, however, seeing an OB for back-up in case we need to be transferred to the hospital for the...
Forum: April 2012   12-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By southernfriedkarma
Rubyjune - I completely understand!  I was 5'10"...

Rubyjune - I completely understand!  I was 5'10" and 230lbs pre-pregnancy.  Very healthy and active but just bigger than "average".  I've gained about 11 pounds at 23 weeks and am worried about...
Forum: April 2012   12-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By southernfriedkarma
I'm 23 weeks now and had crazy round ligament...

I'm 23 weeks now and had crazy round ligament pain from about 18-22 weeks.  It seems to have settled down for the moment, but it was scary for me when it started.  
 
 
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