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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,330
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Gena...sounds like you had the perfect birth -...

Gena...sounds like you had the perfect birth - good for you!  I wrestled with a hb for my didi twins and ran into problems finding a good provider (actually, I felt I needed two providers - one for...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,330
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Yep, the MBON document states Pitocin was given...

Yep, the MBON document states Pitocin was given 3 times to stimulate contractions.  While plenty of meds are used "off label", Pitocin is not a med I would use outside of the hospital to augment...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
I second Jenga's rec for Bay Area Midwifery....

I second Jenga's rec for Bay Area Midwifery.  Have you also checked out Special Beginnings?  They may do VBAC at AAMC.  Lastly, Md. General has a low c/s rate as does University of Maryland Medical...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-22-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,330
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Not saying anything for or against this case,...

Not saying anything for or against this case, but I just wanted to point out a baby can survive for hours (yes, hours) while becoming acidemic in utero.  Although outcomes have not been shown to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,416
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
FWIW, Novella, I think the length of time...

FWIW, Novella, I think the length of time someone is on Mothering.com says little to nothing about their education level or expertise/interest in birth-related issues.  I joined when I got pregnant...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,416
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Thanks for your feedback, lilmonkey's.  I am...

Thanks for your feedback, lilmonkey's.  I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with didi twins and also a primip.  I have been agonizing hospital vs. home birth for the delivery.  There are some options...
Forum: November 2011   09-11-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Thanks, JBK.  My mama friends were telling the...

Thanks, JBK.  My mama friends were telling the other group of friends to wait until they talked to me.  These other (non-mamas) went ahead and bought the item in excitement of the price....
Forum: November 2011   09-08-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
I registered for an expensive item that I was...

I registered for an expensive item that I was unsure I would get as a gift.  Turns out my friends wanted to get said gift for me - except they bought a rival brand (equally as good, perhaps better),...
Forum: November 2011   05-08-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
I'm almost 11.5 weeks and I've had 3 official...

I'm almost 11.5 weeks and I've had 3 official U/S.  One at 5.5 weeks (twins were diagnosed) and a second at 7.5 weeks for the early dating scan.  My OB also checked during my first prenatal visit...
Forum: November 2011   04-26-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Hi PAL ladies...   Is there a time when we...

Hi PAL ladies...
 
Is there a time when we can start to feel less anxious about a m/c?  I know that 12 weeks is a general rule of thumb, but I found out about my last loss right around this time...
Forum: November 2011   04-16-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,483
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
My due date is now one day later (11/26/11),...

My due date is now one day later (11/26/11), thanks!
Forum: November 2011   04-15-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Marnica and Pickleopolous -...

Marnica and Pickleopolous - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifI am soo sorry for both of your losses.  I can only imagine the tremendous pain you are both going through.  Take time...
Forum: November 2011   04-12-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
I've told a few people at work (they are OBs,...

I've told a few people at work (they are OBs, midwives and one close nurse friend).  I haven't told any of my close family or friends.  I just had a loss in the fall and found that the people who...
Forum: November 2011   04-09-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Thanks Xakana.   You are totally right. ...

Thanks Xakana.
 
You are totally right.  Everyone says nausea comes and goes, but in the case of us PAL mommas, the nausea, feeling the fundus, the boob tenderness (whatever your preferred...
Forum: November 2011   04-08-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,483
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Can I please be added?  Thanks   * EDD:...

Can I please be added?  Thanks
 
* EDD: 11/25
* Name: Maria
* Age at conception / Age at delivery:  35/36
* Location: Baltimore, MD
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 4 months after my...
Forum: November 2011   04-08-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Thanks, artsmama.   Yes, I am still stressed...

Thanks, artsmama.
 
Yes, I am still stressed and while I don't know how you are feeling, I can certainly empathize with it.  I have never had a viable pregnancy so I don't have anything to gauge...
Forum: November 2011   04-07-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Ugh.  I'm trying not to stress.  I felt horrible...

Ugh.  I'm trying not to stress.  I felt horrible on Tuesday (fatigue, nausea, etc) and woke up Wednesday feeling great.  No nausea, but my breasts were still sore.  I ate voraciously yesterday and...
Forum: November 2011   04-03-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
@ Tank-   I'm just curious why they'd be...

@ Tank-
 
I'm just curious why they'd be treating you for GBS so early in the pregnancy?  Do they think GBS might increase your r/o m/c?  I've never heard of someone being treated in the first...
Forum: November 2011   04-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Hi Pickle,   I wish I knew how to ease your...

Hi Pickle,
 
I wish I knew how to ease your stress.  I have only had losses so I don't know what a "normal" pregnancy feels like.  With this pregnancy, I went from having only occasional lower...
Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Hi TTC Chloe or Connor...could you please add me...

Hi TTC Chloe or Connor...could you please add me to the list.
 
Maria, 35, due date 11/25/11 with TWINS! after two losses (2/06 and 9/10) and 4 months of TTC in between our last loss and this...
Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Congrats, Nina!  You must be breathing a sigh of...

Congrats, Nina!  You must be breathing a sigh of relief.  Glad to hear things are looking good for you!  Definitely keep us posted.
@Megan...thanks for the...
Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,173
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Today would have been my due date.  I lost my...

Today would have been my due date.  I lost my baby in September at 10 weeks.  Luckily, I found out I was pregnant a few weeks ago (due 11/25).  I guess I should say I was also lucky (although...
Forum: November 2011   04-01-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
Hi...congratulations to you!  I also found out...

Hi...congratulations to you!  I also found out this week that I am pregnant with twins.  Needless to say, I also was not expecting this news.  These would be my first babies (I've had losses in the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-28-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,635
Posted By baltimoremomtobe
It seems like everyone has had a great birth...

It seems like everyone has had a great birth experience with Kathy's practice, but I'm wondering if and what your experiences have been regarding prenatal care?

As a GYN patient of the office, I...
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