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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
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Thanks for these responses. You guys are...

Thanks for these responses. You guys are hilarious. And comforting. Okay so since asking this and reading the first couple of responses, I had forgotten about the thread and hadn't been on MDC...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
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Hmm...if only there was a way to determine the...

Hmm...if only there was a way to determine the state of my gut. I eat fairly healthy foods, I juice, I eat fermented food. However, I've been on Zofran (which causes terrible constipation no matter...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
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I actually HAVE a sprout tower where you can grow...

I actually HAVE a sprout tower where you can grow them on the counter. The problem is I have zero counter space and you have to change the water every day and it's just "one more thing" that I can't...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
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Raw sprouts? Yay or Nay?

I drink raw milk from a trusted source that is tested regularly. I also eat cantaloupe, spinach, etc. All things that have been recalled in the last year due to salmonella. But I thought I...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Thank you dentonmidwife!

Thank you dentonmidwife!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Whoops! I see that someone just asked this! But...

Whoops! I see that someone just asked this! But I don't see any websites listed and I don't have any herbal books on hand. Still wondering about fennel if anyone knows...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Safe herbal teas?

Can anyone direct me toward a reliable list of safe herbal teas while pregnant?


I specifically want fennel tea. I am still so sick and everything leaves a horrible taste on my tongue and my...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
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My dreams have been really wacky. And,...

My dreams have been really wacky. And, embarrassing. Like, I can't even believe my mind would go there and I can't even tell people about them. I wake up disturbed! This is my third pregnancy and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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Chapter books for very young reader?

I have a 4 year old who reads anything and everything. She would love to sit on her bed and just read for an hour but she devours her age appropriate books in no time flat and becomes bored.

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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
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Thanks for the input ladies. I hadn't thought to...

Thanks for the input ladies. I hadn't thought to water it down. I think I'll try that. I forgot that my mom had offered me some at her house several weeks ago and she watered it down with tonic...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
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Kombucha safety

I am 9 w 5 days and all I want to drink is cold, fizzy kombucha. I've heard that pregnant women should limit their kombucha or avoid it altogether because of the detox it causes. What are your...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
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Moses basket/Stand recommendation?

I am still sick as a dog and just trying to take my mind off how crappy I feel...so I'm looking at baby stuff.


In the past I have had terrible sleepers no matter if we co-sleep, crib sleep,...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
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We told the kids

I have been so terribly sick that I felt like we needed to tell the kids why finally. So tonight I snuggled them up to me (as they bounced and bonked into my stomach and jiggled the bed...oy, so, so...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Dot-to-Dot
Regarding moving little one into a big bed. We...

Regarding moving little one into a big bed. We recently did this with out 2.5 year old (now just turned 3). She moved in with her big sis. They each got an owl whose face glows yellow when you...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Have been taking the mag oil from a good company...

Have been taking the mag oil from a good company for a long, long time. It used to itch horribly but now it's fine. Still do it most days in addition to Epsom salt baths and taking magnesium orally...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Dot-to-Dot
Looks like you're getting some good support here....

Looks like you're getting some good support here. I agree with the others. Don't beat yourself up about this at all. I have a similar issue only it's related to the first trimester. I have been...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Thank you luckiest, that makes sense now. I do...

Thank you luckiest, that makes sense now. I do really like their brand and even though I currently can't swallow them, I use their prenatal vitamin. I'll go ahead and get the L-5 MTHR capsules. I...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Thanks Luckiest. I'm always thrown off the L-5...

Thanks Luckiest. I'm always thrown off the L-5 MTHF stuff. So is that actually 1000 mg of folate then?
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Dot-to-Dot
Another thing that helped us tremendously was to...

Another thing that helped us tremendously was to avoid the long drawn out potty training scenario that can last kids months and months on end. We used the 3 day potty training program and e-book. ...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
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I had 2 under two and that whole "the days are...

I had 2 under two and that whole "the days are long but the years are short" thing really applied. Babywearing was very helpful so I'd recommend a good wrap (I love the Sleepy Wrap) and the ergo was...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Folate (which brand?)

I can no longer stomach my prenatal or my B complex which were my sources for folate. Can anyone recommend a really good brand for a single dose folate? I like Seeking Health but they have a few...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Dot-to-Dot
Thank you. I am actually using the spray (have...

Thank you. I am actually using the spray (have been for over a year), soaking in Epsom salts when I can and have been taking magnesium glycinate for almost a year and continuing to take as many as I...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
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Stool softeners and hemorrhoids

I am taking Zofran for my constant nausea (VERY constipating) and before I started that my digestion had already slowed way down. After two days of not going at all followed by 2 days of straining,...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
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Oh Chalupas! Mmmmm. Haven't had that since...

Oh Chalupas! Mmmmm. Haven't had that since college. I live in a small town and we have an abysmal selection of restaurant food so Taco Bell would be my only choice. I suppose that might be the...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,837
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I told my best friend first and then my husband...

I told my best friend first and then my husband on Father's Day. Then revealed it to my other best friend and all family on my side since we had a family reunion and I am so ill. Couldn't have kept...
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