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Forum: Family Planning   Today, 11:38 AM
Replies: 514
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Posted By pokeyac
To do IUI through our health plan, we need to go...

To do IUI through our health plan, we need to go through the fertility department. Before you can see the doctor, they run a bunch of diagnostic tests to see how you're doing before they come up with...
Forum: Dental   Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By pokeyac
:bump: Bumping up for more attention!

:bump: Bumping up for more attention!
Forum: Family Planning   Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 11,803
Posted By pokeyac
I had my blood tests for cycle day 3 taken...

I had my blood tests for cycle day 3 taken yesterday so I can get back in to see the RE. I have some of the results back and they seem fine so far. She will go over them when I see her. I'm a little...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By pokeyac
Can you wrap yourself so you look like you're in...

Can you wrap yourself so you look like you're in a Moby Wrap or something like that? You could also carry a lovey.
Happy Halloween!
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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering! We are so glad you have joined...

:w to Mothering! We are so glad you have joined us! Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with in the community.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By pokeyac
It's hard to say. Early pregnancy symptoms look a...

It's hard to say. Early pregnancy symptoms look a lot like PMS symptoms and some people don't have any early signs. It's definitely too early to take a test and get an accurate result. Wait a few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By pokeyac
Have you looked at our Gentle Discipline ...

Have you looked at our Gentle Discipline (http://www.mothering.com/forum/36-gentle-discipline/)forum? There will probably be some ideas there. Could you tell us more about what's happening? You...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By pokeyac
These seem unnecessary to me. Your blood alcohol...

These seem unnecessary to me. Your blood alcohol level and milk alcohol level are the same. If you are drunk, don't nurse. If you feel fine, your milk is fine.
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By pokeyac
I copied this to Family Safety for you as that is...

I copied this to Family Safety for you as that is where a lot of car seat configuration discussions happen.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By pokeyac
I think some coffe is fine if it tastes ok and...

I think some coffe is fine if it tastes ok and doesn't make you feel sick. I have a friend who had triplets and she never had morning sickness. Her mom didn't either. Some people just don't get...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,340
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations Lea! Glad all went well. I hope...

Congratulations Lea! Glad all went well. I hope you are healing well and breastfeeding is progressing. It does get better....
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-21-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By pokeyac
I have heard a mom who used an egg donor talk...

I have heard a mom who used an egg donor talk about epigenetics, how basically you have an effect on the development of the baby you carry even if the egg was not yours. Here is a little something...
Forum: Fertility   10-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By pokeyac
I answered this in another forum. Thanks.

I answered this in another forum. Thanks.
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By pokeyac
First, I think you should check with your...

First, I think you should check with your insurance company and see if they would provide you with a double electric pump at no cost to you and which models they offer. The Affordable Care Act says...
Forum: Toddler Health   10-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By pokeyac
Have you already tried cheese or a creamy...

Have you already tried cheese or a creamy dressing on the veggies? It's fun to dip broccoli in a creamy dressing because it's like snow on a tree. We make little corn cakes that are cornbread mix...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
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   10-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
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   10-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
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   10-20-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 11,803
Posted By pokeyac
Catching up!

Hi everyone!
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,553
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   10-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 11,803
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   10-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 11,803
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: 399
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: 3
Views: 183
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: 749
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...
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