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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-23-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mattie426
To give you some hope- my baby was born 4 days...

To give you some hope- my baby was born 4 days ago, and I am feeling sooo much better.  I still get a little pain, but it is going away, and already I can move in ways that were unthinkable last...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-17-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By mattie426
Earlier in pregnancy, I was angry a LOT.  My...

Earlier in pregnancy, I was angry a LOT.  My co-worker did the most stuff that I got angry about, but a lot of the time I was just angry for no reason at all.  DH was really great.  I would just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mattie426
Acupuncture plus chiropractic care have been a...

Acupuncture plus chiropractic care have been a really good combo.  The only thing that went wrong was I felt great after my first acupuncture treatment and totally over did it.  I could not walk the...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,044
Posted By mattie426
If you go back and read the entire thread, you...

If you go back and read the entire thread, you will see that there is a theme of hypnobabies proponents who have already said that the OP must have done it wrong.  This idea has been addressed. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,597
Posted By mattie426
I recently had to make a cost/benefit analysis...

I recently had to make a cost/benefit analysis about a drug, and I don't think it is fair for us to judge anyone who is doing that.  If the person is an addict, and using "medicinal use" as an...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By mattie426
I got one at a resale store.  Japanese Weekend...

I got one at a resale store.  Japanese Weekend Mamacoat.  They are super expensive new though.  Mine seems to be an older model, and maybe missing the intermediate panel, but it has been great!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By mattie426
Agreed. The shot probably doesn't cause MC, but...

Agreed. The shot probably doesn't cause MC, but I MC after getting it, and even though I am sure it wasn't the shot that caused it, I couldn't do it this time around. I also freaked out when my boss...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,597
Posted By mattie426
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By mattie426
I have not heard of a midwife being unable to...

I have not heard of a midwife being unable to order tests. Mine have ordered whatever blood work I wanted, ultrasound, etc. They also have a hospital backup that they work with regularly.

I would...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,597
Posted By mattie426
Viola never said that OP's friend should drink...

Viola never said that OP's friend should drink and smoke as much as she wants, or that a mother's whims are more important than her baby.  Nor did she advocate for everyone to drink a bottle of wine...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,597
Posted By mattie426
@erinmattsmom88...

@erinmattsmom88 (http://www.mothering.com/u/159797/erinmattsmom88) I think what people are objecting to is the message they are hearing in your posts that anyone who makes a different choice from...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,597
Posted By mattie426
This has become quite the debate! My...

This has become quite the debate!

My thoughts are:

1. OP asked about her friend self medicating stress with drugs and alcohol. That is never a good idea, pregnant or not. Self medicating is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By mattie426
If it was me, I would test. I founf that after...

If it was me, I would test. I founf that after my MC, my emotions were totally different though, so expect that. instead of happy and excited, I spent the entire first trimester being hopeful and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-29-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By mattie426
Pretty sure it's this one....

Pretty sure it's this one.  http://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Lingerie-That-Fits-Loungewear/dp/156158309X/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388335483&sr=8-1&keywords=sewing+lingerie+that+fits...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-27-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By mattie426
I usually sleep on my side, but my midwife said...

I usually sleep on my side, but my midwife said not to worry too much about sleeping on my back.  We asked her after our Bradley instructor said not to lie on your back for ANYTHING!!!!  The midwife...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By mattie426
I bought a book once about making your own...

I bought a book once about making your own undies.  It included a section on copying existing items.  It is actually pretty easy, and you don't have to cut up the item.  You need something to trace...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-07-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By mattie426
Thank you all very much for your honest replies....

Thank you all very much for your honest replies.
 
I actually have a friend who was in a situation similar to the one I described.  She made the choice she needed to for her baby, but I was...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-06-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,044
Posted By mattie426
Demeter- THANK YOU for posting this!!!  Reading...

Demeter- THANK YOU for posting this!!!  Reading through this thread has helped me decide that hypno-babies is not for me.  I have heard such great things about it, and was leaning toward using it...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By mattie426
By "keep away" I meant not go to each other's...

By "keep away" I meant not go to each other's houses, hold/kiss/cuddle baby, etc. Not "stay out of my shopping aisle!"

Would your reaction be different at all if there was a measles/pertussis/etc...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By mattie426
How would you react if a...

How would you react if a vaccinating/delayed/selectively vaccinating mom asked you to keep your unvaccinated children away from her baby until he had completed whatever vaccine schedule she had...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-14-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By mattie426
My BFF: "The miscarriage rate is supposed to be...

My BFF: "The miscarriage rate is supposed to be 20%. I wish this meant you were now guaranteed up to four healthy babies."

My mom: Encouraged me to take a picture, and wanted to see it.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-11-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 104
Posted By mattie426
I'm so sorry.  Big hugs to you.

I'm so sorry.  Big hugs to you.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-11-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By mattie426
I can tell that you will do just fine!

I can tell that you will do just fine!
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-08-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By mattie426
I think it's fine to explain now. Both my...

I think it's fine to explain now. Both my parents fathers died when they were very young, and I just always knew. Kids that age are putting together family relationships, and not telling them the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-08-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 104
Posted By mattie426
That is great! I am so glad you called back, and...

That is great! I am so glad you called back, and got taken seriously. Fingers crossed for you. I waited over a weekend too, and it was so hard. Letus know what happens.
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