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Forum: Family Planning   Yesterday, 08:41 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
Welcome (back) new members! I took metformin when...

Welcome (back) new members! I took metformin when I was ttc and it seemed to really help even though I don't have PCOS or IR.
You should start taking at least folic acid three months before ttc....
Forum: Family Planning   11-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 13,200
Posted By pokeyac
Welcome typebug! Congrats on landing the dream...

Welcome typebug! Congrats on landing the dream job!
Brown Lioness I hope you know something soon. That's annoying! I hope your pies turn out great. I have to roll out my crust and bake the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By pokeyac
:w Alexis! You may also want to join the Queer...

:w Alexis! You may also want to join the Queer Conceptions group when you are ready to start trying. It's a great group for suppor through the journey. Good luck!
Forum: Infertility   11-26-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By pokeyac
I know at least 2 people on here who have done...

I know at least 2 people on here who have done this but they may not be around much. @rcr (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=116753)
There have also been discussions about it but it may...
Forum: Women's Health   11-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14
Posted By pokeyac
Some people use cranberry juice and concentrates...

Some people use cranberry juice and concentrates for prevention. Here is some more info (http://www.mommypotamus.com/natural-remedies-for-urinary-tract-infection/) on natural treatments.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By pokeyac
Your husband is an adult and he is responsible...

Your husband is an adult and he is responsible for his own actions. If he can't control himself around a child, perhaps anger management/therapy is in order. You shouldn't have to referee a grown...
Forum: Fertility   11-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry you haven't gotten a response yet. I...

I'm sorry you haven't gotten a response yet. I am bumping this up for more attention!
:bump:
Forum: Doulas   11-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10
Posted By pokeyac
Which certification are you pursuing? They...

Which certification are you pursuing? They usually have a reading list of required books with options in different categories. One topic that is not usually covered is birth with survivors of...
Forum: Family Planning   11-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 13,200
Posted By pokeyac
Welcome grisandole! Good luck! I am getting...

Welcome grisandole! Good luck! I am getting close to 40 too. Aaackk!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 274
Posted By pokeyac
indiana I was given cytotec/misoprostol when I...

indiana I was given cytotec/misoprostol when I had PPH. Here is some info on it. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15380748) It says it's for patients unresponsive to pitocin. I assume I was...
Forum: Fertility   11-25-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By pokeyac
Hello LimbicV Here is the link to the Queer...

Hello LimbicV Here is the link to the Queer Parenting forum (http://www.mothering.com/forum/235-queer-parenting/1067620-home-iui-2.html) where the question was also discussed. This forum is for...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering Elizabeth! So glad you found us....

:w to Mothering Elizabeth! So glad you found us. That sounds like a great article. I will have to read it.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering plumpmomma! So glad you have...

:w to Mothering plumpmomma! So glad you have joined us!
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By pokeyac
Here's some info from La Leche League...

Here's some info from La Leche League (http://www.llli.org/faq/bm.html). It's normal for exclusively breastfed babies to go several days or a week without a bowel movement. 14 days does seem a bit...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By pokeyac
I didn't get my cycle back until about a year...

I didn't get my cycle back until about a year after my son was born. I also noticed a change in libido when my cycles returned. Everyone is different. Some people get it back after a few months,...
Forum: Family Planning   11-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 13,200
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations ultrafighter! Luckily, you have...

Congratulations ultrafighter! Luckily, you have 9 months + to prepare. I hope all goes well.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By pokeyac
Also, it's disappointing that doctors don't seem...

Also, it's disappointing that doctors don't seem to understand breastfeeding. You need to nurse to keep your supply up and the longer the baby nurses, the more fat she gets. It's definitely not for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By pokeyac
I'm so sorry this has become such an ordeal! ...

I'm so sorry this has become such an ordeal! Sending prayers and hugs for you and baby. I hope she keeps gaining weight and you can stop the checks soon.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By pokeyac
I think advice from co-workers should also be...

I think advice from co-workers should also be taken with a huge grain of salt. :grin:
Everyone my wife talked to said they taught their children to sleep by letting them cry. You're doing great...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 42
Posted By pokeyac
Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy...

Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy cup too.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By pokeyac
I have heard many bad things about it too. I...

I have heard many bad things about it too. I believe it was written by a minister, not a pediatrician or sometone you would expect to write a book on babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics came...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to...

Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family! I'm glad you were still able to labor as you had planned despite the last minute changes. I hope all continues to go well!
:joy:joy:joy
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 42
Posted By pokeyac
It takes babies many times of practice before...

It takes babies many times of practice before they get used to something. Be patient. It can take some time. It may not be the nipple. Don't go out and buy a bunch of different bottles yet. You...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 274
Posted By pokeyac
There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually...

There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually lower after birth than they would use for an induction. It is given to help the uterus contract and stop bleeding. If you are prone to hemorrhaging,...
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