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Forum: Birth Stories   01-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By odinsmama
Beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing your story.

Beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing your story.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By odinsmama
Everyone is different but yes, many...

Everyone is different but yes, many breastfeeding women go over a year postpartum without menstruating.  
But if you are feeling like something isn't "right", bring it up with your doctor again.
Forum: Homebirth   12-04-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By odinsmama
I'm sure my brother would be willing to help...

I'm sure my brother would be willing to help out, though his work schedule can be really busy. I'm kind of feeling like that's the best plan as well since he'd even give DH a spare key and maybe...
Forum: Homebirth   12-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By odinsmama
This is my 3rd birth, second at home. I'm not...

This is my 3rd birth, second at home.
I'm not really worried about a transfer at all, no reason to think I will need to, but want to have a plan just in case.

I am pretty sure we'll have someone...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By odinsmama
Hugs, mama. So sorry this is ongoing for you. ...

Hugs, mama. So sorry this is ongoing for you.

I reintroduced the gluten semi-slowly. Like a piece of toast and nothing else with gluten in it for the rest of the day. Did this for a few days...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By odinsmama
Hugs, mama. Sorry, so insight or experience to...

Hugs, mama.
Sorry, so insight or experience to share on the bleeding.
Just wanted to share my gluten experience regarding weight gain.
I have digestive issues which flared up several weeks into...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By odinsmama
Yeah, you definitely don't want to be battling...

Yeah, you definitely don't want to be battling yeast/thrush with a baby.  It can be so so tough to get rid of sometimes.
FWIW, I had great success using gentian violet plus coconut oil (cause the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By odinsmama
Sorry, no experience to share with you. What...

Sorry, no experience to share with you.
What have you tried so far to treat it?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By odinsmama
Oh gosh, that's right!  So sorry about that and...

Oh gosh, that's right!  So sorry about that and THANK YOU for correcting that misinformation!!  
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-31-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By odinsmama
I believe there is a simple blood test to find...

I believe there is a simple blood test to find out if you're producing antibodies.  No antibodies = no need for the shot.  
It was done for me in the hospital after my first birth and at home by my...
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By odinsmama
There are capsules you can buy, Cranactin I...

There are capsules you can buy, Cranactin I think, that have worked well for me.
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By odinsmama
How are you doing, mama? My ds had yeast...

How are you doing, mama?

My ds had yeast that wouldn't go away with various creams and we finally just did coconut oil on him and it worked great. Can use it for you, too!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Thanks, mamas! It does make me feel better to...

Thanks, mamas!
It does make me feel better to know that low weight gain doesn't guarantee problems.
I still have that nagging worry, but will work on not focusing on it.
 
I can't imagine only...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-04-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By odinsmama
Hey mamas, This is my 3rd baby and I'm having...

Hey mamas,
This is my 3rd baby and I'm having a hard time gaining weight this time.  I have an IBD that contributes to this as well as one of the meds I'm on (which happens to suppress appetite)....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Yeah, I'm trying not to worry too much and...

Yeah, I'm trying not to worry too much and realize that a lot of it is just making sure I'm getting enough nutrients/calories.
 
I think my main concern is the increased risk of preterm labor in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-03-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Hey there, familiar face!  :) Yeah, I just...

Hey there, familiar face!  :)
Yeah, I just recently quit wheat and I'm sure that's contributing to the slow weight gain.  I was a baker of breads and cookies all the time.  
So, between that and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Oh, and just yesterday I ran across a pizza...

Oh, and just yesterday I ran across a pizza recipe that uses cauliflower as the crust! It is mixed with one egg, but I could tolerate one egg every once in a while too I think. Will definitely try...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-03-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Thanks, ladies! I have to go easy on...

Thanks, ladies!

I have to go easy on coconut and avocado, too. Maybe too rich for me? But I could definitely have them in small doses.

I was thinking I could do my smoothies with a milk that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By odinsmama
(((Hugs))) mama! Are you feeling sick from...

(((Hugs))) mama!

Are you feeling sick from morning sickness (all day, I'm sure) or are you starting to feel depressed?

I'm 21 weeks now and have had some seriously emotionl/hormonal days with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By odinsmama
There is a really good, older, thread on this...

There is a really good, older, thread on this board but I can't do a search right now.
Try searching the pregnancy forum for preterm labor.
The thread had some great advice from some very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By odinsmama
Ask your OB or midwife to test you for...

Ask your OB or midwife to test you for antibodies.
I think it's a fairly simple test. I had it done after both of my births so I could decide about taking rhogam during pregnancy again. Results...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By odinsmama
Hi there mamas, The short story is I have an...

Hi there mamas,
The short story is I have an IBD (which keeps my weight low to begin with) and one of my meds (can't go off it) also happens to be an appetite suppressant.  I just don't have the...
Forum: Babywearing   09-30-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,446
Posted By odinsmama
Hey ladies, I'm looking to buy only one wrap....

Hey ladies,
I'm looking to buy only one wrap. I already have a ring sling and mei tai.

A friend has a didymos Indio 100% cotton dark blue/white that I think she's going to give me a great deal...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-08-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By odinsmama
Yes, I had many frustrating days like this with...

Yes, I had many frustrating days like this with my second, which was an intense 5 hour labor. First birth was a smooth (exhausting) 12 hour labor.

Anyway, the hardest part for me of the days of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,891
Posted By odinsmama
1. Ease tantrums 2. Calm hurts 3. Make new...

1. Ease tantrums
2. Calm hurts
3. Make new places less scary
4. Easy nap, anywhere
5. Easy bed time, especially when they're too old for a nap
6. Connect with growing little ones who are too...
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