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Forum: Fertility   05-04-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By pokeyac
OPK=Ovulation Predictor Kit I'm not sure what...

OPK=Ovulation Predictor Kit
I'm not sure what AFP is but AF is your period.
I also use Fertility Friend to chart and the book Crimson8 recommended is a great way to learn about it all. Temping is...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By pokeyac
Hello Fae Michele! :w to Mothering and...

Hello Fae Michele! :w to Mothering and congratulations on your pregnancy! Studies show having a doula at your birth increases the rates of natural unmedicated birth and decreases the rates of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By pokeyac
:yeah :moon :Rainbow We need a...

:yeah

:moon :Rainbow

We need a rainbow-pooping unicorn emoticon right away!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-30-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By pokeyac
Doulas only provide physical and emotional...

Doulas only provide physical and emotional support. They don't provide any medical care. You would need a midwife as well to do any prenatal care and to attend the birth and look out for any...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-30-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations suzywan! As we see more members...

Congratulations suzywan! As we see more members ready to join, our Administrator will start the Due Date Club and let you know it is open. Happy and healthy 9 months!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering and congratulations on your...

:w to Mothering and congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm so sorry you are having such a rough time. Sometimes pregnancy can be just awful and it's ok to say so. It will definitely end when the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By pokeyac
TTC can be very frustrating! Hang in there!

TTC can be very frustrating! Hang in there!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By pokeyac
I don't remember but that sounds totally normal...

I don't remember but that sounds totally normal to me. Size estimates from ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate at that date so I wouldn't put too much stock in it. At one of my last prenatal...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-28-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By pokeyac
15 DPO does seem late for implantation. I think...

15 DPO does seem late for implantation. I think it needs to happen before that. However, cramping and spotting can be totally normal for early pregnancy. A lot of women have some cramping as the...
Forum: Children's Clothing   04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By pokeyac
responded

responded
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-24-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By pokeyac
I don't really worry about the lack of a dad but...

I don't really worry about the lack of a dad but my son isn't 2 yet. He seems to like men and I hope that in the future he will get to spend more time around them as we get to know other families. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By pokeyac
In terms of determining the position of your...

In terms of determining the position of your cervix, it can help to use a speculum and have someone else look. With practice, it's easy to tell the difference between open and closed and high and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry you are struggling with such anxiety. ...

I'm sorry you are struggling with such anxiety. If it would make you feel better, it couldn't hurt to go see your midwife. If it gives you a little reassurance, it would be worth it. It's normal...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By pokeyac
In most cases it's probably not a big deal. Do a...

In most cases it's probably not a big deal. Do a search for in the caul and you can see some cool pictures. Good luck with your birth!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By pokeyac
The Baby Merlin is thick but things like the...

The Baby Merlin is thick but things like the zipadeezip are light cotton and the baby may get less hot if he is able to move his arms away from his body. My son got sweaty too. They just seem to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By pokeyac
The answer is maybe. Sometimes it doesn't break...

The answer is maybe. Sometimes it doesn't break at all and the baby is born in the caul, as they call it. I don't think it's necessary for the sac to break. They sometimes break it to speed things...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry you are stuggling so much. The first 4...

I'm sorry you are stuggling so much. The first 4 months can be rough. Newborns can't really organize their sleep this early and it's actually good for them to wake up frequently because it keeps...
Forum: Fertility   04-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By pokeyac
:dust

:dust
Forum: Fertility   04-20-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By pokeyac
Many people aim for every other day when TTC. ...

Many people aim for every other day when TTC. Fresh sperm can live for up to 5 days in a good environment. The day before ovulation should be plenty of time to catch the egg. Good luck!
Forum: Fertility   04-20-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By pokeyac
:bump: Bumping up for more attention! Any...

:bump: Bumping up for more attention! Any experience to share?
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations onemommyonemama! :joy :joy :joy...

Congratulations onemommyonemama! :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy He's beautiful! I'm very sorry you have had such a tough time with being sick and healing and that Sage is...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By pokeyac
I did a quick google search and nothing popped up...

I did a quick google search and nothing popped up but you may want to contact the Fairfax Cryobank (http://www.fairfaxcryobank.com/contactus.shtml). They are in Fairfax and they may have a referral...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By pokeyac
You encounter poop in all kinds of weird places...

You encounter poop in all kinds of weird places that are not the toilet.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By pokeyac
You can also see updates at the top of the page...

You can also see updates at the top of the page when you click on the Thread Subscriptions button.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-15-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations SanDiego78! :broc :banana...

Congratulations SanDiego78!
:broc :banana :carrot :broc :banana :carrot :broc :banana :carrot :broc :banana :carrot :broc :banana :carrot
It's so great to see you again! I'm sorry...
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