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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 03:45 PM
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Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How...

Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How are you doing now?

Cloth diapers: I've found that sometimes some of the new ones need to be boiled several times in order to produce absorbency. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2015, 08:05 PM
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Views: 15,009
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mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB...

mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB that you like. I am curious though, in my area, OBs seem to work in teams so that you rarely if ever have your own OB for your birth. How does it work...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 10:47 PM
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Views: 192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am finding that I am sleeping better in this...

I am finding that I am sleeping better in this pregnancy than my last two, mainly because I am only waking up to go to the bathroom once/night (which is less than previous pregnancies). I also wake...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-06-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 15,009
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One of my strategies for getting through...

One of my strategies for getting through sleepless nights is repeating simple chants over and over. I remember my youngest as a newborn screaming for hours and hours through the night, and I just...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Moonwomb: Our boys also have two sacs and two...

Moonwomb: Our boys also have two sacs and two placentas. I read that means that there is a 70-80% chance that they are fraternal and a 20-30% chance that they are identical.

How often are you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-04-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 15,009
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I'm just wondering how others have made the...

I'm just wondering how others have made the decision whether to continue to store genetic material (embryos/sperm etc)?

Each year we pay annual storage fees. We only have two not-so-great...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-03-2015, 12:39 PM
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Views: 15,009
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Books to prepare siblings/ Littlekind: one of...

Books to prepare siblings/ Littlekind: one of the things we did to prepare our oldest daughter for our youngest daughter's birth was to avoid most books about expecting babies. We were highly...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 519
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I have also never been on Facebook and have no...

I have also never been on Facebook and have no intention to ever join. However, it has crossed my mind that it might be helpful to join when I have teenagers just to understand that culture a bit...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 567
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We just got baby chicks and goats this past week,...

We just got baby chicks and goats this past week, which is lovely timing for Easter. We will celebrate with both sides of our families.

I am so large and getting frequent braxton hicks,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By SplashingPuddle
For me, it might depend on how supportive the...

For me, it might depend on how supportive the practitioner I was going to see was. Are you likely to get a lecture about UC? Or is it someone you already have a decent relationship with?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Congratulations =) I am also expecting twin boys....

Congratulations =) I am also expecting twin boys. Have you been told how many placentas and sacs for the babies?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-01-2015, 06:41 PM
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Views: 15,009
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Congratulations chuord - what wonderful news and...

Congratulations chuord - what wonderful news and photos!!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By SplashingPuddle
So mommy08, what did you end up deciding to do? ...

So mommy08, what did you end up deciding to do?

=)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I think its very hard to judge whether an...

I think its very hard to judge whether an apprehension was warranted on the limited information available. These situations are so complex, and I believe it is impossible to know the various factors...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 15,009
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adiejan - I don't have Facebook but I'm hoping...

adiejan - I don't have Facebook but I'm hoping that posting photos on Facebook is a sign of good news!

Well, our goats escaped shortly after acquiring them. So I got to chase goats down the road...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By SplashingPuddle
joyfammama: We found out we are having two boys. ...

joyfammama: We found out we are having two boys. We have two girls now, so we'll have two of each.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I hardly have any milk left, but in my last...

I hardly have any milk left, but in my last pregnancy my milk returned at 6 months. I am really hoping that happens again. My midwife says that it might be different with twins though, since my body...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 15,009
Posted By SplashingPuddle
chuord: I have never noticed breast changes in...

chuord: I have never noticed breast changes in the last week, but my vaginal discharge has always distinctly changed in the few days before birth. I also checked my own dilation daily leading up to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-21-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am 21 weeks with a low anterior placenta as...

I am 21 weeks with a low anterior placenta as well. No one has mentioned to me that I am at increased risk for c-section. I've assumed that the placentas shift a bit as well. This is my third...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Congratulations joyfam and sraplayas!

Congratulations joyfam and sraplayas!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I wonder about taking a break from the exciting...

I wonder about taking a break from the exciting trips (like the zoo) for a while, but not as a punishment. I wonder if its too much stimulation. Perhaps a routine around home might be more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am considering unassisted at the moment. I...

I am considering unassisted at the moment. I went to one OB appointment, with the best/supportive OB I had heard of. I nodded and went along with it although I have no intention of using her. ...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I'm not sure if my memory has ever fully...

I'm not sure if my memory has ever fully recovered between children. I feel there was a fundamental shift with my first pregnancy. I'm expected #3...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,562
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I heard that its necessary to drink water before...

I heard that its necessary to drink water before really early ultrasounds, but not now. I didn't drink any water before my 13 week and 18 week ones, and the ultrasound tech didn't comment on it at...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-17-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 201
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Natalia: I am expecting twins and I'm really...

Natalia: I am expecting twins and I'm really interested in your experiences of unassisted twins. Have you posted your birth story anywhere? =)
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