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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Amy May
Have you ever tried taking plant enzymes?  I...

Have you ever tried taking plant enzymes?  I took those for digestive issues I had over the summer, and I should probably take again soon
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 29
Posted By Amy May
I did a half marathon last pregnancy @ 19 weeks,...

I did a half marathon last pregnancy @ 19 weeks, and it was so much fun.  I didn't wear a support belt during the race, but did often wear it.  For me personally, it did not have any impact on...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22
Posted By Amy May
I make it a point to have a protein source at...

I make it a point to have a protein source at every meal.  My midwives are big protein pushers, but I also eat meat (we buy meat from a farm), so it is pretty easy to get 80+ grams protein a day, IF...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 978
Posted By Amy May
General Chat

I've been having some BH too, which is a strange sensation for me to feel this early (I'm 11 weeks).  Nice to know exactly where my uterus is, but also slightly freaky that it feels SO HIGH!  Also,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 29
Posted By Amy May
I tried a friend's homemade batch and loved it....

I tried a friend's homemade batch and loved it.  We have been wanting to brew some.  Is the concern during pregnancy the potential alcohol content?
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 29
Posted By Amy May
I am a runner too, and ran up until 30 weeks,...

I am a runner too, and ran up until 30 weeks, and then switched to spin classes. I would have loved to swim first pregnancy, but our pool was under renovations.  With running, I finally stopped at...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19
Posted By Amy May
My MS got noticeably better around 9.5 weeks....

My MS got noticeably better around 9.5 weeks.  I'm 11 weeks and for the most part feel human again.  It is a nice feeling!  Still have my moments and sometimes just get hit by these waves of...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 64
Posted By Amy May
Hugs to you- that is such a tough situation....

Hugs to you- that is such a tough situation.  For our first pregnancy, the circumcision issue was probably my biggest stress for the entire pregnancy.  It is really rough.  He was open to reading...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 978
Posted By Amy May
General Chat

Quote:Originally Posted by lea2012 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398731/general-chat/40#post_17591787)

Amy May- I think we went...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 978
Posted By Amy May
General Chat

We have one wedding in July, but I also have a college reunion in May.  We have this old tradition of alumnae marching in this Ivy Day Parade and wearing white dresses.  I have no idea where to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,567
Posted By Amy May
~~~The Belly Thread~~~

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/327035/width/200/height/400 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/327035/)
This is 8 weeks
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 42
Posted By Amy May
Oops- wrong thread!  Sorry!

Oops- wrong thread!  Sorry!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 37
Posted By Amy May
Hi and thanks for the update! That is good...

Hi and thanks for the update! That is good you're working on increasing your fertility through nutrition- it can make a big difference.  Another great resource is Nourishing Traditions book of baby...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17
Posted By Amy May
I'm 8w4d and have gained 7 lbs so far, which is...

I'm 8w4d and have gained 7 lbs so far, which is "extremely excessive" according to all the stupid pregnancy aps.  With my first, I gained 9 lbs by 11 weeks, and 29 lbs total, so I know it isn't...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 40
Posted By Amy May
I need to strip all my dipes!  I've been...

I need to strip all my dipes!  I've been unsuccessful so far in getting out the ammonia smell.  My daughter is still wearing dipes at night, but we switched to disposables because they were so...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-15-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 42
Posted By Amy May
MonkeyScience- yes, DH is RH+.  We knew that...

MonkeyScience- yes, DH is RH+.  We knew that ahead of time, and I declined the antepartum rhogam.  We did a heel prick at birth and since DD was also RH+, I got the rhogam.  I expect to do the same...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 978
Posted By Amy May
General Chat

Right of Passage- what a courageous, strong mama you are!  
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 42
Posted By Amy May
I'm RH- as well.  Did you have rhogam after your...

I'm RH- as well.  Did you have rhogam after your first birth?  One of the reasons I personally did opt for blood test was to ensure that I didn't have any RH antibodies, because that would be a huge...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
  New!
Views: 65
Posted By Amy May
I'm also due on October 24th. This will be my...

I'm also due on October 24th. This will be my 2nd baby, BUT, my daughter was born on Oct 24, 2011.  It is a great day, though maybe I'm a little biased?!?!
 
1) When did/will you tell your...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
  Nausea
Views: 27
Posted By Amy May
I just have this kind of constant low-grade...

I just have this kind of constant low-grade queaziness.  I assumed it was blood sugar related, but I feel it after eating too.  Oop- got to go- little one just woke up!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16
Posted By Amy May
Oh, that is stressful, but I agree that it is...

Oh, that is stressful, but I agree that it is likely connected to an internal exam.  Pregnancy hormones make the cervix really friable, and even sex can cause bleeding.  I hope you get the...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 978
Posted By Amy May
General Chat

I'm also 7w4d, but my belly is as big as it was around 17/18 weeks last time.  I'm wondering if it is also showing more because I weighed about 6 lbs less before conception this time versus last...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17
Posted By Amy May
Biofarmer- where do you find fermented cod liver...

Biofarmer- where do you find fermented cod liver oil??  What is the difference between that and normal cod-liver oil (probably the single thing I'm currently most proud of adding to my routine......
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17
Posted By Amy May
Copper.kettle- Red raspberry leaf tea is great...

Copper.kettle- Red raspberry leaf tea is great for uterus toning.  If you just want to make tea from a bag, any of the pregnancy teas will have that as well.  If you have nausea, ginger can make a...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24
Posted By Amy May
We have our first appt today with homebirth...

We have our first appt today with homebirth midwife.  I'm 7w1d.  This is my first time meeting her, so I don't know what to expect yet.  My midwives with my daughter (in Boston) did do routine...
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