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Forum: Queer Parenting   04-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By pokeyac
I believe it is because assumed parentage is...

I believe it is because assumed parentage is determined by state law not federal law and some states may not assume that same-sex parents are the legal parents because their names are on the birth...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By pokeyac
Getting the sperm from a bank works the same as...

Getting the sperm from a bank works the same as being medically assisted in terms of the donor giving up their rights. When the donor goes to the bank, they give up their rights to any offspring. You...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-02-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By pokeyac
The average number of cycles it takes to get...

The average number of cycles it takes to get pregnant with frozen sperm is 4. So it's totally normal for it not to work the first time. You may have had a chemical pregnancy which would explain why...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-21-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By pokeyac
May I ask why you say to avoid fluoride? I have...

May I ask why you say to avoid fluoride? I have read about it being toxic but dentists are always pushing it.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By pokeyac
Do you eat meat? There is a dental forum on here...

Do you eat meat? There is a dental forum on here and I've read info there that eating grass-fed meat, grass-fed butter and cod liver oil can help strengthen your teeth. It's interesting. I was a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By pokeyac
The question doesn't make a lot of sense. If you...

The question doesn't make a lot of sense. If you get milk from a milk bank, it would be screened for diseases and such and you would have to pay for it. Otherwise, you would be getting milk through...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-08-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
  Iui
Views: 909
Posted By pokeyac
Ok. That makes sense. Ultrasound is a great way...

Ok. That makes sense. Ultrasound is a great way to see if you are getting ready to ovulate or if you already have. Blood tests should be more accurate than a home test. I always had trouble with the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By pokeyac
I responded to your question in another forum....

I responded to your question in another forum. Good luck! :w:dust
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-07-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
  Iui
Views: 909
Posted By pokeyac
I got pregnant through IUI. I don't understand...

I got pregnant through IUI. I don't understand why you are doing IUI after IVF. Usually it goes the other way around. If you are not sure how to track your ovulation, you may want to read Taking...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-07-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,393
Posted By pokeyac
Which bank are you using? Not everyone uses those...

Which bank are you using? Not everyone uses those designations. You need IUI ready sperm, the more motile sperm the better. If you are doing it all yourself, I would recommend doing 2 inseminations...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-31-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By pokeyac
I would look on kellymom.com. They have great...

I would look on kellymom.com. They have great info and a community where you can ask questions. There is also a Facebook group where you can ask questions and the moderators are experienced and can...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-30-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By pokeyac
I would suggest consulting an IBCLC if you are...

I would suggest consulting an IBCLC if you are concerned. They are the experts! They can weight the baby, have you feed him and then weigh him again to see how much milk he is getting. If baby seems...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-27-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By pokeyac
:w and good luck with your transfer! :dust

:w and good luck with your transfer! :dust
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-26-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By pokeyac
I have a boy but I know a lot of people who had...

I have a boy but I know a lot of people who had girls. I thought it had something to do with the freezing technique and the older way damaged X chromosome sperm more than Y ones. I thought I had read...
Forum: Homebirth   01-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By pokeyac
Have you tried contacting the Ohio Midwives...

Have you tried contacting the Ohio Midwives Alliance? They should be able to recommend someone.
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-05-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,065
Posted By pokeyac
:w iliketodisco Good luck on your journey!

:w iliketodisco Good luck on your journey!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-18-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By pokeyac
Here is some info...

Here is some info (https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2) from LactMed. And here is some info from Kellymom (http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/ttc-while-bf/).
Forum: California, Nevada   10-28-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By pokeyac
The Bay Area in general is very liberal and you...

The Bay Area in general is very liberal and you will not have to look too hard to find other people into homeschooling and Waldorf education. Waldorf of the Peninsula is a school I found through a...
Forum: Infertility   10-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By pokeyac
I'm glad it went so smoothly and you felt...

I'm glad it went so smoothly and you felt comfortable! I hope you come up with a plan that works for you! Good luck! :dust
Forum: Infertility   10-04-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By pokeyac
You're welcome! Xanax sounds lovely too. She...

You're welcome! Xanax sounds lovely too. She sounds like a good doctor. I hope the test goes well and you see good results!
Forum: Infertility   10-03-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By pokeyac
I would ask your doctor a few more questions like...

I would ask your doctor a few more questions like how might you feel during that time in between insertion and the test. If she is offering to help it might be really worth it. I took a valium and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-28-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By pokeyac
I used both depending on the situation. There are...

I used both depending on the situation. There are many strollers that are easy to fold and unfold and there are ones that take up less space if that is what you need. You may be able to find a place...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,680
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I wouldn't...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I wouldn't pump because that will increase your supply because your body will think your baby needs more food. Your body will regulate. I would hand express to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-20-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,901
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations kbfs! What a journey! That must...

Congratulations kbfs! What a journey! That must have been tough. I hope all continues to go well with your pregnancy. That first ultrasound is very exciting!
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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-15-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,901
Posted By pokeyac
:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy ...

:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy

Congratulations Smella! I'm glad things are going so well with the baby and your partner. I hope you are healing and adjusting well.
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