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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By MnMtm
For in frequent easy pumping, I really like the...

For in frequent easy pumping, I really like the Avent manual pump I had. However, for more frequent and effective pumping, such as if you're going back top work, I liked my Medela Pump In Style. DH...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,316
Posted By MnMtm
Smokering; that sounds awesome! You are such a...

Smokering; that sounds awesome! You are such a good mom and wife! My DH isn't usually huge on birthdays, so we usually just do something small for the grown-up birthdays, but I do tend to go all out...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 566
Posted By MnMtm
Trying to keep it cheap and healthy. I am really...

Trying to keep it cheap and healthy. I am really trying to buckle down to save for maternity leave, but also, of course, want to be healthy for the baby. I would say that rice and beans, prepared...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By MnMtm
Preventing constipation will be key in preventing...

Preventing constipation will be key in preventing any worsening, and allowing them to heal. Things that help prevent or treat constipation include staying adequately hydrated, and eating plenty of...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By MnMtm
I do agree with there's a lot less judgments now...

I do agree with there's a lot less judgments now that it's my third. When I was planning a natural homebirth with my first, so many people tried to talk to me like I was some naive kid who was taking...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By MnMtm
FyerFly; I love that you're feeling a new...

FyerFly; I love that you're feeling a new appreciation for your body! I remember that about a year or so after Cindy Crawford had given birth, some pics surfaced of her in a bikini, and her belly was...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By MnMtm
Actually, the second trimester has always been...

Actually, the second trimester has always been the easiest for me. I'm not puking as much, and I'm not so huge and uncomfortable yet. However, I'm still glad to be getting to the third trimester...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By MnMtm
My DH is the opposite. He was still mentally...

My DH is the opposite. He was still mentally feeling like we had 4 or 5 months until the other day, when I told him that we have less than 3 months. He was a little panicked. Mostly about finances to...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 239
Posted By MnMtm
I sleep with 4 pillows. (Poor DH.) One for my...

I sleep with 4 pillows. (Poor DH.) One for my head, one between my knees, one along my back, and one along my front, slightly tucked under my belly to give it more support. I've found that this seems...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 80
Posted By MnMtm
Typically, it is encapsulated, and taken in pill...

Typically, it is encapsulated, and taken in pill form. http://www.placentawise.com/research-studies-supporting-placenta-encapsulation/
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,316
Posted By MnMtm
I think that a lot of us are getting busier and...

I think that a lot of us are getting busier and busier lately. I know that for me, I'm trying to plan big birthday partied for both my other kiddos for before the baby comes. DD's is a little over 2...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By MnMtm
Welcome to the third trimester!

I'm a little late getting this one there. Sorry I've been so MIA. As I get my list of things I want to do before the baby comes, and try to take on more work to save up for maternity leave, I just...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 138
Posted By MnMtm
So, how is everyone liking section 3?

So, how is everyone liking section 3?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-06-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By MnMtm
I decline the tests, and have them run an A1C on...

I decline the tests, and have them run an A1C on my with my regular prenatal blood work instead. I don't trust the reliability of the glucose tests.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,210
Posted By MnMtm
You'll be surprised how fast 9 months plus comes!...

You'll be surprised how fast 9 months plus comes! My son was in 9-12 month clothes at 4-5 months. My daughter actually fit into the clothes at the "right" ages. Though, I always did appreciate soft...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 1,899
Posted By MnMtm
I had been having hip discomfort, which I have...

I had been having hip discomfort, which I have mostly been able to keep under control with yoga and chiropractic care. Then I started having mid-lower pubic pain. I found the exercises in these...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 138
Posted By MnMtm
Birthing From Within has been my favorite...

Birthing From Within has been my favorite birthing book. I took the whole hypnobirthing course, read the book, and still have my stuff from the classes. There were things in the course that helped...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By MnMtm
I'm on the fence, too. It will be nice to not be...

I'm on the fence, too. It will be nice to not be pregnant anymore, and to have my baby in my arms. However, my babies have always been ultra-demanding for the first several months, and I have a big...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 764
Posted By MnMtm
I love my chiro! Regular chiropractic care,...

I love my chiro! Regular chiropractic care, especially in the 3rd trimester is said to help with baby positioning, and to make your labor easier, because the pelvis, tail bone, lower back and hips...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 329
Posted By MnMtm
Me, too! I had been thinking this baby was more...

Me, too! I had been thinking this baby was more likely to be a girl because the heartrates have been higher, like DD's was, but now I'm getting more energetic, ninja-like kicks and jabs, like DS was...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 136
Posted By MnMtm
You never know, the one in my family who...

You never know, the one in my family who originally gave me the most grief over homebirth, NIP, and vaccinations, has now had a baby at home, nursed anywhere and everywhere, and follows a delayed and...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-27-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 1,899
Posted By MnMtm
I am still gaggy at times, and nauseous at times,...

I am still gaggy at times, and nauseous at times, though I have to say, it's better then my previous pregnancies. I am no longer throwing up everyday, but just 2-3 times per week, and pretty much...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 83
Posted By MnMtm
Welcome! Feel free to jump in and post anywhere,...

Welcome! Feel free to jump in and post anywhere, that's usually the best way to get to know everyone, and to let us get to know you!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By MnMtm
Those are of the same reasons I've been thinking...

Those are of the same reasons I've been thinking regarding both sides of it. This will be our 3rd homebirth, so I feel pretty confident in the birthing plans. However, I don't typically like extra...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By MnMtm
Would you allow an MD to observe your homebirth?

So, at my last prenatal appointment, there was another woman there. She introduced herself as Dr. Something-or-other. She works at a local clinic, and delivers babies at a local hospital. She has had...
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