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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-29-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By pigirl
What a pain!  I'm glad you were finally able to...

What a pain!  I'm glad you were finally able to talk to the doc.  May you have a long, boring third trimester and a healthy full term baby!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-24-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By pigirl
FWIW my earthy-crunchy midwife recommended them,...

FWIW my earthy-crunchy midwife recommended them, and said they're just the same progesterone your body should make be making naturally. Definitely talk to your doctor, but for me taking shots of a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-22-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By pigirl
Congratulations!  I second the thought that all...

Congratulations!  I second the thought that all her days be good days from now on.  What an introduction to parenthood!  I hope things get easier and she's home and thriving before you know it. 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-17-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By pigirl
Go get 'em!  Let us know how it turns out?

Go get 'em!  Let us know how it turns out?
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-14-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By pigirl
Totally talk with the doctor.  The official ACOG...

Totally talk with the doctor.  The official ACOG guideline is "progesterone supplementation for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth should be offered to women with a singleton pregnancy and a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-29-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By pigirl
HA!  I kept using PubMed to bring my midwife...

HA!  I kept using PubMed to bring my midwife (and my doula, and the labor nurses....) relevant articles.  I'm sure you'll do fine.  Just look into those shots, there's a lot of good evidence behind...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-28-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By pigirl
I worked with a midwife practice that I love for...

I worked with a midwife practice that I love for both pregnancies.  They're not homebirth midwives-- that route has never been for me-- but they're an awesome midwife practice that delivers at the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-20-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By pigirl
Can you help her family get a nursery set up? ...

Can you help her family get a nursery set up?  We hadn't gotten one ready before our baby came and that was a big thing for me-- it really added to the chaos of being in the hospital before I was...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-20-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By pigirl
I had a full term pregnancy after PPROM at 34...

I had a full term pregnancy after PPROM at 34 weeks, yes!  Like you my water broke out of the blue, no warning signs, and they never figured out why.  For my second (and last) pregnancy I did the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-07-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By pigirl
If it helps at all, I think every one of us who...

If it helps at all, I think every one of us who delivered preterm has felt the same guilt.  I know I did and it was wracking at first, especially in the days after birth when my hormones were all...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-30-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By pigirl
Oh, hon, that sounds so incredibly difficult.  I...

Oh, hon, that sounds so incredibly difficult.  I haven't been in that situation and I don't have any wise words of advice, but I couldn't read this and not send a hug your way.  I'll keep you and...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-23-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By pigirl
Oh, hon, that's a really crappy position to be...

Oh, hon, that's a really crappy position to be in.  My best advice is to try to be gentle with yourself.  Of course you're worried sick about your new baby, and of course you're having a hard time...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,826
Posted By pigirl
Popping in to say, Sara, make sure they rule out...

Popping in to say, Sara, make sure they rule out HELLP:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001892/.  And may you have another 9ish weeks of a nice, boring pregnancy.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By pigirl
My son was born at 34w5d, but he was a singleton...

My son was born at 34w5d, but he was a singleton and huge for his age (5lbs10.5oz).  At the same time, he was a very sleepy baby and we struggled with nursing.  Find a good LC, and keep asking for...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-08-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By pigirl
That's great!  Keep us posted, eh?  :)

That's great!  Keep us posted, eh?  :)
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-02-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By pigirl
I think it's just that no one knows (doctors or...

I think it's just that no one knows (doctors or the rest of us).  Some women are told to avoid DTD and/or orgasm as a precaution, but I don't know if there's any evidence that it helps.  Best of...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-21-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By pigirl
I'm so glad to hear it!  It is scary at first,...

I'm so glad to hear it!  It is scary at first, especially when you're used to having a team of nurses and round-the-clock monitors.  I hope the transition is smooth.  Is he coming home "cordless" or...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-27-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,804
Posted By pigirl
They were VERY long-- and they were during a...

They were VERY long-- and they were during a heat wave in July, to boot!  Plus I'd made my mother come up to stay with us in our tiny little house starting at 37 weeks (when I thought the baby would...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-25-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By pigirl
I don't know anything natural to prevent/stop...

I don't know anything natural to prevent/stop preterm labor, but as someone who very unexpectedly had a preterm baby I can say I was grateful beyond measure to have a doula there with us for the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,804
Posted By pigirl
Me?  I went to 40 weeks and 3 freakin' days!  My...

Me?  I went to 40 weeks and 3 freakin' days!  My last shot was at 36w3d.  I had a healthy baby boy (8 lbs, 3 oz), and he's perfect.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif  I am so...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-17-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By pigirl
I sympathize, and I've been there too.  My son...

I sympathize, and I've been there too.  My son was a 34 weeker, so I didn't have it quite as hard, but I had to pump every 3 hours round the clock for at least the first month of his life (the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By pigirl
My son was also born at 34w5d, and spent a week...

My son was also born at 34w5d, and spent a week in the NICU (with time in the photo tank).  It took some effort, but we were able to exclusively breastfeed after he got home, and we happily nursed...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 21,567
Posted By pigirl
Starling, I peeked back in here to check on you...

Starling, I peeked back in here to check on you and I'm thrilled you have your baby in your arms!  My son also turned posterior at the very last minute-- I was in the tub pushing on my back, my...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-19-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,576
Posted By pigirl
Samhope,...

Samhope, congratulations!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif  And it's funny-- I delivered at 40 weeks + 3 days also.  Huh.  Those shots are incredible.  I hope all is going well...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 17,839
Posted By pigirl
Just stopping in to (very belatedly) say WAHOOO...

Just stopping in to (very belatedly) say WAHOOO Ahope, for your non-induction, full term birth.  I read your birth story and cheered aloud.  I knew we could do it!
 
My postpartum has been very...
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