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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-02-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By LBBmom
I have no idea! Doesn't it figure the...

I have no idea!

Doesn't it figure the doctor's office is closed until Monday?

When I had the "false" pregnancy, my temps were all over the place, they weren't consitently high.

When I had a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-01-2004, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By LBBmom
I wanted to add that a few months later when I...

I wanted to add that a few months later when I really was pregnant, I got +++ tests right away like I had with my other pregnancies.

About the blue veins...do you think maybe it's because Olivia...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-01-2004, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By LBBmom
Just wanted to give you my experience. It's very...

Just wanted to give you my experience. It's very similar to Sparklin's.

Last year, I started having TONS of prengnacy symptoms. I was breastfeeding and hadn't had AF yet. I even had some spotting...
Forum: Homebirth   09-13-2003, 01:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,114
Posted By LBBmom
I'm very sorry that you had a bad experience,...

I'm very sorry that you had a bad experience, but I have to ask....wasn't the reason for the tests and procedures to determine WHY your daughter turned limp and blue? A healthy newborn should NOT be...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-09-2003, 03:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Bec, I agree with all you've said. I know the...

Bec, I agree with all you've said. I know the NICU isn't perfect, but we do promote breastfeeding 100%. The fact is that most babies in our unit will get bottles at some point because the moms...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-09-2003, 02:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Quote: Originally posted by Greaseball I...

Quote:
Originally posted by Greaseball
I still don't understand the formula. I was under the impression that a mom produced milk when the baby needed to drink it, and that if she does not make...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-09-2003, 02:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Quote: Originally posted by candiland Also,...

Quote:
Originally posted by candiland
Also, about the hypoglecemia thing... I'm really glad I delivered at home, as both my kids were larger than average and would have been tested for that if...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2003, 05:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Quote: Originally posted by candiland Um, it...

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Originally posted by candiland
Um, it seems you are getting a bit defensive. I would hope to assume that most NICUs aren't like that. No, I was looking around, and the nurses weren't doing...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
I really don't have much more to add at this...

I really don't have much more to add at this point. The last 2 posts before mine summed up some good points.

I am a mom of 3, soon to be 4. I am as attached to my kids as a mom can be. If my...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2003, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Quote: Originally posted by Greaseball I was...

Quote:
Originally posted by Greaseball
I was seeing a licensed midwife who said she would be OK delivering a 34-weeks gestation baby at home. She would not routinely transfer; only as necessary....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-07-2003, 09:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Bec...I don't understand why they wouldn't let...

Bec...I don't understand why they wouldn't let you breastfeed. If we have a baby who really needs the calories/sugar, we let mom nurse, then either wait and check a blood sugar or follow the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-07-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Mamabeard...I would almost bet your infant's...

Mamabeard...I would almost bet your infant's hypoglycemia was caused by post dates and placental insufficiency. If your placental was in really bad shape, there had to have been placental...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-07-2003, 06:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Quote: Originally posted by georgiamilk ...

Quote:
Originally posted by georgiamilk


I believe that many short-term NICU stays are iatrogenically induced during labor and birth. [/B]
I actually agree with you on this. But once the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-07-2003, 06:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
A baby born at 34 weeks gestation should most...

A baby born at 34 weeks gestation should most definitely be admitted to the NICU, especially if you are accurate on your dates. I have never seen a hospital allow an infant under 35 weeks to go to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-06-2003, 08:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Just one more thing I wanted to address...I have...

Just one more thing I wanted to address...I have never heard of C/S babies being sent to the NICU for no reason, although I don't doubt that it has happened. Where I work, a NICU bed is one of the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-06-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
Mamasquared...I totally agree with your mom. I...

Mamasquared...I totally agree with your mom. I think the BEST thing that any of these moms who had bad experiences can do is complain and see that things do get changed in the NICU where their...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-05-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
As far as the parents not visiting much, I think...

As far as the parents not visiting much, I think it really depends on the hospital and the clientele. I do think it is sad when parents don't visit much, but there are many many reasons why that...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-05-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,081
Posted By LBBmom
I am an RN in a NICU. I read all of your replies...

I am an RN in a NICU. I read all of your replies with great interest.

First of all, I want to say, that the primary reason an infant is in the NICU is to keep it from dying. Infants who are...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2003, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By LBBmom
Thanks for all of your replies. I really...

Thanks for all of your replies. I really appreciate it.

Actually miriam, I have never known anyone IRL who has homebirthed. I do understand your concern about everyone in my life going berzerk...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2003, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By LBBmom
I'm hardly deciding this on a whim, but thank...

I'm hardly deciding this on a whim, but thank you for your input anyway, I think...

My first choice would be a birth center, but since that's NOT a choice, then my next choice is a homebirth.
...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By LBBmom
Hey Jean! I see you're in Dallas! I'm right...

Hey Jean!

I see you're in Dallas! I'm right outside of Fort Worth. Could you recommend a midwife to me?
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By LBBmom
Hi ladies! My name is Amy. I found out last...

Hi ladies!

My name is Amy. I found out last week that I am pregnant with my 4th (and final) baby.

I have had 3 hospital births that have been huge disappointments for me.

The first one was...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-17-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 29,472
Posted By LBBmom
I think I have seen the worst packaged food...

I think I have seen the worst packaged food yet...

Eggo waffles with Fruit Loops in them.


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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-02-2002, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By LBBmom
Have you tried Amy's brand frozen meals? We LOVE...

Have you tried Amy's brand frozen meals? We LOVE them at our house. They are all vegetarian and mostly organic and they taste great. We especially love the pizzas.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-31-2002, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By LBBmom
Does anyone know if a natural "Quick" for milk...

Does anyone know if a natural "Quick" for milk exists?

We switched to organic milk recently. My kids don't care for plain milk, so I am trying to find an all natural alternative to strawberry...
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