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Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Plummeting
I wouldn't worry too much about the midwife not...

I wouldn't worry too much about the midwife not arriving on time for your first baby. It's possible, but it's really unlikely for a first baby. Heck, it's actually pretty unlikely for any baby, but...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By Plummeting
Sort of. :) It's not that the nausea causes a...

Sort of. :) It's not that the nausea causes a reduction in your likelihood of miscarrying, but the nausea does signal that you are less likely to miscarry. It's not a cause and effect relationship,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Plummeting
Yes, you eat a meal. You wait an hour after your...

Yes, you eat a meal. You wait an hour after your first bite. Then you test. Then you can test again two hours later, but if your one hour number was normal, that's not really necessary. You need to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-18-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Plummeting
Congratulations!  

Congratulations!
 
Forum: Homebirth   06-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,556
Posted By Plummeting
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Buzzbuzz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355356/lots-of-questions-please-help#post_17013293)

With all...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,353
Posted By Plummeting
Mine broke 7 or 8 hours before contractions with...

Mine broke 7 or 8 hours before contractions with my first. It broke a little over an hour before contractions with my second. It broke right at the start of contractions (that I wasn't even sure...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Plummeting
OP, I don't know how I would recover from the...

OP, I don't know how I would recover from the hurt of my husband saying the things he's saying to you. IMO, how you got pregnant doesn't matter so much, as long as you didn't trick him into, which...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Plummeting
It's probably nothing to worry about. :) Just...

It's probably nothing to worry about. :) Just eat when you are hungry and try to make healthy food choices. As long as you are gaining weight and your baby is growing, it's fine.
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Plummeting
So you were originally looking for a curriculum...

So you were originally looking for a curriculum of some sort, right? Something to help you teach spelling and possibly grammar? I think All About Spelling would be great for teaching English...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,962
Posted By Plummeting
They don't tend to be underweight, lol, just...

They don't tend to be underweight, lol, just smaller. This is pretty well-studied, and it is significant enough that research has shown providers need to be sure they're using appropriate growth...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,556
Posted By Plummeting
Personally, I always do the GBS test, even for...

Personally, I always do the GBS test, even for both of my home births. Testing at 36 or 37 weeks will usually tell you whether you're positive when you give birth. Yes, it's true that you might not...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Plummeting
There is also a chance that the placenta could...

There is also a chance that the placenta could fail before 40 weeks, making it unable to sustain the baby through labor and delivery. If your blood sugar is well-controlled (regularly hitting 140 at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 72,152
Posted By Plummeting
Bootsvalentine, personally, if I already knew I...

Bootsvalentine, personally, if I already knew I had insulin resistance and then I got a borderline reading on either of the tests, I would move straight to home monitoring. It is NOT true that you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-04-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Plummeting
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Plummeting
I just had my baby, and I figured I'd update in...

I just had my baby, and I figured I'd update in case there is anyone else who stumbles across this thread and is worried about a repeat precipitous labor, like I was. This baby's birth took a little...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Plummeting
There has been a study showing that maximum...

There has been a study showing that maximum antibiotic levels are reached in the fetus only ONE hour after they're given, and the levels fall every hour after that, so four hours really isn't...
Forum: Homebirth   06-02-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,577
Posted By Plummeting
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by motherhendoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   06-02-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,209
Posted By Plummeting
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Plummeting
I'm glad to hear a few stories of faster births...

I'm glad to hear a few stories of faster births that were MORE comfortable or LESS uncomfortable, however you want to say it. :) Those make me feel a bit more relaxed.
 
I think that it is a...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,577
Posted By Plummeting
I almost did on accident last time, since the...

I almost did on accident last time, since the midwife barely made it, but I wouldn't do it on purpose. I'm pregnant now and the midwife has plans to leave IMMEDIATELY if I even think I'm in labor....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Plummeting
No, there are multiple studies showing that...

No, there are multiple studies showing that normal glucose levels during pregnancy are significantly lower than they are in non-pregnant individuals. The one study you're referring to, AmandaMamma,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-30-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,804
Posted By Plummeting
I, probably annoyingly, chose a few options. I...

I, probably annoyingly, chose a few options. I was concerned about side effects for myself and the baby, not just over an epidural, but over the possibility that an epidural might lead to all sorts...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Plummeting
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by homebirthing http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Plummeting
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LitMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Plummeting
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