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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-06-2011, 02:32 PM
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-06-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,378
Posted By purplestraws
At my 19 week ultrasound they suspected a...

At my 19 week ultrasound they suspected a marginal previa on the abdominal scan and then after emptying my bladder we found a complete previa on the transvaginal scan.  My OB seems fairly optimistic...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By purplestraws
I just wanted to add that it probably has...

I just wanted to add that it probably has nothing to do with the fact that he's intact.  One of my best friends' sons had an awful awful awful yeast/rash situation on his circumcised penis.  He had...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By purplestraws
I had GD with my last pregnancy and my blood...

I had GD with my last pregnancy and my blood sugar could change quite a bit in 30 minutes.  A full 30 points for sure sometimes...especially after something pretty sugary.  And I've know women who...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By purplestraws
First...like somebody mentioned PE/BP problems...

First...like somebody mentioned PE/BP problems are much more common in first pregnancies.  There is a chance that you'll be fine this time.
 
However, I would make a suggestion...just from my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,750
Posted By purplestraws
One of my best reasons for advocating for...

One of my best reasons for advocating for testing for GD (not necessarily the way that it is currently done in an office setting) is because out of control blood sugar can cause high blood pressure....
Forum: May 2011   11-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 77,955
Posted By purplestraws
I came across a link (legitimate medical site)...

I came across a link (legitimate medical site) the other day that said that if you see a healthy baby with a good heartbeat on ultrasound after ten weeks your risk of miscarriage drops to near zero....
Forum: May 2011   11-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By purplestraws
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaChef...

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Originally Posted by MamaChef http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16012862)
This is a little odd of a suggestion but.....
Forum: May 2011   11-03-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By purplestraws
OK, I don't know if anyone knows about this,...

OK, I don't know if anyone knows about this, because it seems really strange to me.

With my 2nd I could feel my fundus halfway between my pubic bone and belly button at about 9-10 weeks....
Forum: May 2011   11-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By purplestraws
I'm 10w1d today and over the last couple of days...

I'm 10w1d today and over the last couple of days my morning sickness has really faded. It was really mild for me anyway...just mild nausea here and there throughout the day. But now...almost...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-29-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,701
Posted By purplestraws
Quote: Originally Posted by hollytheteacher...

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Originally Posted by hollytheteacher http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15997584)
My son just had it. His ped said it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By purplestraws
8 oz of unfiltered apple juice with 1 T of apple...

8 oz of unfiltered apple juice with 1 T of apple cider vinegar. For me, it stops the pain almost immediately.

I've never seen that stuff about beans before. That's interesting!

And I know this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,701
Posted By purplestraws
My littlest one had a couple of random blisters...

My littlest one had a couple of random blisters on his hands at the beginning of the week. No fever, no fussiness, just 2 or 3 weird blisters. I contacted my dad (a family NP) and he said he...
Forum: June 2011   10-15-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By purplestraws
Third for me too and I look right now (7 weeks)...

Third for me too and I look right now (7 weeks) like I did at 18-20 weeks with my first. There will be no keeping this one a secret until the end of the first trimester. I already have people...
Forum: June 2011   10-10-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,171
Posted By purplestraws
At about 18 DPO my progesterone was 8.8 so my...

At about 18 DPO my progesterone was 8.8 so my doctor put me on 200 mg of Prometrium at night. I kind of wish I was on more, but I'm thankful for what he put me on. I go in next Friday to hopefully...
Forum: June 2011   10-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By purplestraws
Well, all I can tell you is that is that yes,...

Well, all I can tell you is that is that yes, it's happening to me right now. The day I tested - 12 DPO (and several days afterwards) I was already feeling pretty darn nauseous for a good part of...
Forum: June 2011   10-06-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By purplestraws
This is my 3rd and it seems totally different...

This is my 3rd and it seems totally different than my 2nd, but somewhat similar to my 1st.

I was never really sick with #1...just some occasional gagging. I was pretty sick by now with #2, but...
Forum: June 2011   09-29-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,779
Posted By purplestraws
Quote: Originally Posted by sara125...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sara125 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15896871)
I'm also 5 weeks today (due June 1st too...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-20-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By purplestraws
I'm looking for information on this, as well....

I'm looking for information on this, as well. I've had two kiddos and a low supply with both. Looking for info for the next time around!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,565
Posted By purplestraws
The few times that somebody has asked if we were...

The few times that somebody has asked if we were going to circ or made reference to us needing to do it I've said, "Why would we?" I'm all about discussing it with people and making sure they have...
Forum: Allergies   04-24-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By purplestraws
Just a simple suggestion...but make sure they're...

Just a simple suggestion...but make sure they're in 100% cotton jammies...my little guy used to sweat buckets at night and I then I finally realized it was the polyester jammies. When we switched to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-15-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By purplestraws
Quote: Originally Posted by ElliesMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElliesMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15296472)
OK, what about when they take the penis...
Forum: Women's Health   04-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By purplestraws
From personal experience...getting your BG under...

From personal experience...getting your BG under control should help your BP too. I think the inflammation that's caused by poorly controlled blood sugar can create hypertension.

And as far as...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By purplestraws
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...22827#3382...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...22827#33822827 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/33822827#33822827)

Just saw this video on MSNBC...it's not horrible.
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