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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Chapsie
Birth Bead Exchange!!!

One of my favorite things that my past DDC did was a birth bead exchange. Everyone picked out a set of beads (or a couple sets) and did a little write up about why they picked that bead. What did...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Chapsie
I agree. You should have a totally open...

I agree. You should have a totally open relationship with your midwife. She will be with you during your most vulnerable-- you need to be able to trust her. If it were me, I'd mention it to her. ...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,005
Posted By Chapsie
::Hug:: I am so glad for your updates! I think...

::Hug:: I am so glad for your updates! I think about you all the time.

Keep just wiggling your feet-- point those toes to your nose! keep that blood in your legs flowing!


You have come so...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
Oh my, Alison, I just checked my "sent" messages...

Oh my, Alison, I just checked my "sent" messages and I guess my message never did send! Sorry about that! (I'm usually pretty tech-savvy, so I am shocked I oopsied that up! I probably got...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Chapsie
Weekly Chat 8/25 - 9/1

Holy cow, next week is september!!! Is this second trimester flying by to anyone else?

All of a sudden, I feel HUGE. I am starting to get nosy questions in public like "When are you due??" ...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,005
Posted By Chapsie
Happy "Viability Day!" I am so happy for you! I...

Happy "Viability Day!" I am so happy for you! I agree that it is a great sign that you haven't had any contractions. Things are looking so much more hopeful. Have you come up with a name for this...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
Ladies, I would like to remind all of you that...

Ladies, I would like to remind all of you that this is a safe place for us to share and to support each other and I will not tolerate negative posts.

CrunchyMama, I sent you a PM. This is a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
MamaNicole, have you tried Traditional...

MamaNicole, have you tried Traditional Medicinal's Pregnancy tea? I have a cup a day and I have grown to really love it. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
[QUOTE=3surfboys;17945482]so when in the GD test...

[QUOTE=3surfboys;17945482]so when in the GD test done? my midwife has always given me the sugar drink on the visit before with instructions, so I know its not going to happen on my next appt at 24...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Jessiebird~*~*

JessieBird

What did you want to be when you grew up?

What are your thoughts for this upcoming birth?

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chapsie
Thank you for updating. I am so glad you could...

Thank you for updating. I am so glad you could advocate for yourself and tell that resident not to come in anymore. (We have a resident like that at our hospital-- I can totally picture it). You...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
I'm also a coffee drinker. I have had at least...

I'm also a coffee drinker. I have had at least one "cup" (a mug of about 8 oz) a day in all my pregnancies and throughout nursing. Regular (not decaf) coffee.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chapsie
continuing to pray. Thanks for the updates! I...

continuing to pray. Thanks for the updates! I check back here frequently to see how you and baby are doing!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
Battledore placenta (marginal cord insertion) is...

Battledore placenta (marginal cord insertion) is of little clinical significance if you rule out velamentous cord insertion / vasa previa. If it were me, I would want to know... I would have the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chapsie
WOW! That's a great theory. And it totally fits...

WOW! That's a great theory. And it totally fits and makes sense. And... the doc sounds confident that you can continue a somewhat normal pregnancy. An AFI of 14 is awesome!!! This baby girl is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chapsie
At 23 weeks, the neonatologists will have an in...

At 23 weeks, the neonatologists will have an in depth consult with the mother (when there is preterm labor or PPROM) and tell them the suspected outcome and the prognosis for a baby surviving such a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Maranapanda~*~*

maranapanda


What is your favorite movie? Tell us a favorite childhood memory. If you had to move to another US state to live, which one would you pick? What are your plans for this birth?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
I had a midwife appt today and am measuring 27...

I had a midwife appt today and am measuring 27 cm! (I am 24 weeks). Whoa, that's a growth spurt! (a month ago at 20 weeks, my fundal height was level with my naval, about 20 cm).
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chapsie
weekly chat 8/18-8/25

Hi Ladies!

This has been the craziest month ever for births in our area. Our hospital has been totally swamped and my friend who works for another area hospital said the same. We had 19 births...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Chapsie
::HUG:: Since it is minimal leaking that...

::HUG::

Since it is minimal leaking that seems to come more when you are in bed (reclined), it sounds like a very high leak. Sometimes, the membranes can re-seal. I have seen moms at our...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on MamaNicole~*~*

Sorry for the delay-- I've been so busy working that I haven't had a chance to get to the laptop since last week!

But... here we are! MamaNicole, please tell us about yourself? What is the one...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By Chapsie
My poor little toddler will latch and after 30...

My poor little toddler will latch and after 30 seconds, pop off, give me a look of disappointment and say: "mama, cup!" to mean she is thirsty and wants a drink. It is so sad. Poor baby. I wish I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Chapsie
They feel like a strong tightening. Not painful...

They feel like a strong tightening. Not painful at all, but they can be uncomfortable / crampy at times. I always feel all kinds of contractions (BH and labor ctx) all up front in my abdomen. This...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Sweetface~*~*

sweetface
I'm stealing zjande's question: How did you meet your significant other?

What are your hopes for this birth?

What was your childhood like?

What is your favorite hobby?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,749
Posted By Chapsie
beautiful baby bellies! I'll try to post one of...

beautiful baby bellies! I'll try to post one of mine tomorrow. :)
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