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Forum: November 2011   05-04-2011, 07:10 PM
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Forum: November 2011   05-04-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rachelette
Granolamommy3, that is a horrible story!  I...

Granolamommy3, that is a horrible story!  I really am upset at the way medical professionals often treat us like our feelings are irrelevant.  So glad your daughter is okay!  
Forum: November 2011   05-04-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rachelette
We got the preliminary tests (FISH)  back and...

We got the preliminary tests (FISH)  back and all looks well.  Plus, we found out our little one is a girl <3 Final results next week.... 
Forum: November 2011   04-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rachelette
I had a rough time with the CVS, because it...

I had a rough time with the CVS, because it turns out that my fibroids were in the way every way they tried to get in, my uterus is retroverted and the placenta was hard to access. They called in 2...
Forum: November 2011   04-29-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By Rachelette
  I had my Maternal Serum Screening & Nuchal...


I had my Maternal Serum Screening & Nuchal Translucency/Nasal Bone Sonogram to assess risks for Down Syndrome, trisomy 13, and trisomy 18 yesterday, and my risk for Down Syndrome came back as 1...
Forum: November 2011   04-28-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rachelette
I had my Maternal Serum Screening & Nuchal...

I had my Maternal Serum Screening & Nuchal Translucency/Nasal Bone Sonogram to assess risks for Down Syndrome, trisomy 13, and trisomy 18, and my risk for Down Syndrome came back as 1 in 23.  
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Forum: November 2011   04-26-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,984
Posted By Rachelette
Hugs Baltimoremomtobe!  I wish there was a magic...

Hugs Baltimoremomtobe!  I wish there was a magic number, where you could just stop worrying and everything would turn out.  I've been trying to interrupt my worrying by imagining a supercute happy...
Forum: November 2011   04-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Rachelette
I knew I loved my midwife when I said "I'm going...

I knew I loved my midwife when I said "I'm going to be 40 when we deliver and this is our first child." And she laughed and said "So? People give birth at 40 all the time - its just a number." <3  
Forum: November 2011   04-11-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Rachelette
How do you cross post to the "I'm Pregnant"...

How do you cross post to the "I'm Pregnant" forum? 
 
Thanks everyone for the advice!
Forum: November 2011   04-02-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rachelette
Started today off with a green smoothie!  Now...

Started today off with a green smoothie!  Now lets see how the rest of the day goes..... 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Rachelette
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Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Rachelette
This will be my first baby, and every night I...

This will be my first baby, and every night I dream that I don't think I look pregnant, but end up somehow catching a glimpse of myself in a mirror and being shocked because I am ready to pop.  
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Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Rachelette
I have PCOS and was on metformin to restore my...

I have PCOS and was on metformin to restore my cycle until my MD confirmed the pregnancy.  Now I am no longer on it, and know that I am at an increased risk of gestational diabetes because of the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-01-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Rachelette
I'm vegan and really like McDougall.  I think...

I'm vegan and really like McDougall.  I think Sally Fallon and the Weston Price Foundation have been pretty thoroughly debunked.
 
My concerns are more about sugar.  I know I am at risk for GD and...
Forum: Site Help   03-31-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Rachelette
Thanks!  I thought there was some magicks to it...

Thanks!  I thought there was some magicks to it all! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wool.gif
Forum: November 2011   03-31-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Rachelette
So interesting!  I've read that for most women...

So interesting!  I've read that for most women it ends when the placenta comes on board around week 10.... 
 
I am managing mine with ginger, B-6 and grazing on fruit through the day.  I've had...
Forum: Site Help   03-31-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Rachelette
How do you get the awesome pregnancy tracker? 

How do you get the awesome pregnancy tracker? 
Forum: November 2011   03-31-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rachelette
I'm vegan and so inspired by your meals...

I'm vegan and so inspired by your meals Viriditas!  Also, which pregnancy tea are you using? 
 
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Forum: November 2011   03-31-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Rachelette
So interesting!  I'm excited to see this thread...

So interesting!  I'm excited to see this thread grow!
 
I use false unicorn root, because I have had progesterone issues in the past.   
Forum: November 2011   03-23-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,984
Posted By Rachelette
Congratulations Lisa!  And I love that you have...

Congratulations Lisa!  And I love that you have minions! 
 
Thanks Tank!  I definitely know what you mean about the anxiety.  I am trying to remember that the little one is sitting in a stew of...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,270
Posted By Rachelette
The advice I got was to use Vitex to conceive (I...

The advice I got was to use Vitex to conceive (I bought the tincture and then switched to FertiliTea, which has red raspberry leaf in it as well, when my acupuncturist said that herbs are absorbed...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,270
Posted By Rachelette
My acupuncturist, a doula friend and a...

My acupuncturist, a doula friend and a herbologist I consulted all suggested using False Unicorn Root instead of Vitex, as that is definitely proven safe in pregnancy and should have the same effect...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,270
Posted By Rachelette
I am actually only at 7 weeks now.  I am...

I am actually only at 7 weeks now.  I am speaking with an herbologist later today, but feel pretty good just adding a little back in and will also add false unicorn root.  I think I will taper off...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,270
Posted By Rachelette
My pregnancy seems to be having some issues...

My pregnancy seems to be having some issues right now, after I stopped the vitex cold turkey (embryo measuring small but still a heart beat).  Do you think I need to add it back in? 
 
Also, if...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-22-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,270
Posted By Rachelette
It is so interesting that your midwife...

It is so interesting that your midwife recommends tapering off gradually jrose lee.  Everything I've read indicates that you're supposed to stop once you get pregnant, but my pregnancy seems to be...
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