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Forum: Birth and Beyond   Today, 12:50 AM
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Posted By katelove
Without knowing her Apgars and cord gasses, I...

Without knowing her Apgars and cord gasses, I can't say for sure but it sounds like she was stunned from birth experience and maybe a very short-lived oxygen deprivation.

Those babies do tend to...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By katelove
Yes. It's call conscious sedation. You won't be...

Yes. It's call conscious sedation. You won't be aware of anything but you won't be paralysed and won't need ventilation as you do with a GA.

It is not such an assault on the body as a GA but you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By katelove
It probably was from one of the households with...

It probably was from one of the households with small children but cleanliness is neither here not there really. Threadworm eggs are everywhere and are impossible to get rid of from the environment....
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-29-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By katelove
I would not start a 4mo on solids. Have you tried...

I would not start a 4mo on solids. Have you tried hand expressing? It can often be more effective for people who have trouble letting down with a pump. You could also try hand expressing one side...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-28-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By katelove
Do you feel comfortable elaborating on the...

Do you feel comfortable elaborating on the comment that you feel your marriage is in jeopardy if you continue to co-sleep? Is there something specific you are not getting from the current...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,355
Posted By katelove
I would also strongly advise against giving a...

I would also strongly advise against giving a prescription-only medication to a person for whom it was not prescribed in order for them to give it to *another* person for whom it wasn't prescribed....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,355
Posted By katelove
Correct use also includes holding the base of the...

Correct use also includes holding the base of the condom when withdrawing and withdrawing immediately after ejaculation *before* loss of erection begins.



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Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-23-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 988
Posted By katelove
28-29/52 - fleece mittens for each of the girls....

28-29/52 - fleece mittens for each of the girls. Yes, we do live in the tropics. Why do you ask? :-P

30/52 - little handbag for 5yo friend's birthday this weekend.

31/52 - "doily skirt" for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By katelove
I like all the Pinky McKay books. 100 Ways to...

I like all the Pinky McKay books. 100 Ways to Calm the Crying is a general parenting one and she also does some breastfeeding one.

Robin Grille 'Heart to Heart Parenting' is lovely.

'Raising...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By katelove
I can't see the poll (Tapatalk issue??) but I...

I can't see the poll (Tapatalk issue??) but I know where the girl's records are.

Australia has a national register of vaccinations too so I could get a copy from them if I lost DD1's (DD2 is not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By katelove
Do you sew? Dana Made It has a great pattern for...

Do you sew? Dana Made It has a great pattern for elastic waisted pants with lots of variations. The flat-front version in a chino fabric would be dressier.


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Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By katelove
This is the VBAC forum so it may be worth asking...

This is the VBAC forum so it may be worth asking one of the mods to move your thread to another forum. You may get more responses that way :-)

I am a little bit confused by your original post but...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By katelove
In addition to the other suggestions - ask...

In addition to the other suggestions

- ask for a butterfly needle to be used. They are shorter and have a length of tubing between the needle and the vacutainer so you can't feel the tubes being...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By katelove
VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean. Is...

VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean. Is this what you're asking about?


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Forum: Family Planning   07-17-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By katelove
Would you have another if you were me?

I would consider a few things:

- what sort of age gap would you have between the children? Or, in other words, how long would you have to recover?

- what was your weight pre-pregnancy? We're...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-12-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 988
Posted By katelove
Thanks, that would be great :-) Sent from...

Thanks, that would be great :-)


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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By katelove
I think if it's working for you then there's no...

I think if it's working for you then there's no need to change it :-)


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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-11-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By katelove
Watermelon is a mild diuretic so it may just be...

Watermelon is a mild diuretic so it may just be that.


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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-09-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By katelove
No, that isn't a sign. Babies around 4-6mo will...

No, that isn't a sign. Babies around 4-6mo will grab at just about anything within reach and try to put it in their mouths. It is one of the ways they discover the world. It doesn't mean their gut is...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-08-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By katelove
We would not automatically give antibiotics...

We would not automatically give antibiotics following a miscarriage. If you have any symptoms of infection - unpleasant smelling or yellow/green discharge, increasing pain of chills/fevers/aches you...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-07-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By katelove
I'm sorry for your loss. The sac which you saw...

I'm sorry for your loss. The sac which you saw was possibly the gestational sac. If it had opened during the process of the miscarriage it is possible that the baby was separated from it. The...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-07-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By katelove
How long will you be away for? If it is more than...

How long will you be away for? If it is more than a couple of days, you will need to express about as often as she feeds to maintain your supply.

You could start expressing now to leave milk for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By katelove
I had a profound feeding aversion and wasn't able...

I had a profound feeding aversion and wasn't able to do much to overcome it. However, after DD1 had weaned, I read an article written by a woman who was, at least to a degree which was acceptable for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By katelove
It may have been the first time but I don't see...

It may have been the first time but I don't see how it could possibly have been innocent. 13yo is plenty old enough to know that that wasn't ok. Add to that, he videoed it and, possibly, uploaded it....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By katelove
It's certainly possible. It generally depends on...

It's certainly possible. It generally depends on the technique which was used to insert the implants. The older way, where the implants were placed more superficially was more likely to disrupt milk...
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