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Forum: Queer Parenting   01-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 756
Posted By pokeyac
hopeful22 I hope everything starts naturally. ...

hopeful22 I hope everything starts naturally. My son was born at 40+6. I had emailed my doctor about an induction date and then I went into labor the next morning. Maybe get a pedicure or some...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 81
Posted By pokeyac
I don't think it's true that she would have zero...

I don't think it's true that she would have zero choices about her birth. You always have choices. She may have no choice who attends her birth, but that may or may not be a problem. Some OB's are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 81
Posted By pokeyac
I don't know if they would give you trouble...

I don't know if they would give you trouble because of not having prenatal care, but they would probably want to know who your doctor or midwife was. If you were in their system, they might be able...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 756
Posted By pokeyac
I couldn't find a law for CA on when boosters are...

I couldn't find a law for CA on when boosters are ok but the guideline seems to be when they reach the max limits on the car seat, you can move to a booster. My son is the same size as Cohen. He is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-20-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 62
Posted By pokeyac
In early labor, contractions can be more than 5...

In early labor, contractions can be more than 5 minutes apart and last from 30 seconds to a minute. In active labor, contractions are usually 5 minutes apart or closer and last about a minute. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 127
Posted By pokeyac
I think it's fine if your husband's not there. ...

I think it's fine if your husband's not there. If he won't be able to function, that's not much help to you. That link I gave you above goes to the DONA website. They train doulas. You could find...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By pokeyac
We didn't buy an actual changing table, but a...

We didn't buy an actual changing table, but a table that was about size of the changing pad like the picture below. It has drawers and then a shelf below with lots of space for 2 big baskets that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,185
Posted By pokeyac
There's an app called Skin Deep that you can use...

There's an app called Skin Deep that you can use to get ratings on body care products. You can scan the bar code from your phone or look up products by name. It's pretty handy.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By pokeyac
His behavior is unacceptable. It is not normal...

His behavior is unacceptable. It is not normal to shout at toddlers. It is certainly normal to get frustrated with toddlers, but as adults, we are more mature and should have learned how to control...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By pokeyac
Hello jelaine! Welcome to Mothering! You may...

Hello jelaine! Welcome to Mothering! You may also want to post your question in our Special Needs Parenting forum (http://www.mothering.com/forum/157-special-needs-parenting/)for a better response.
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By pokeyac
Hello! Here is a link to our Resources...

Hello! Here is a link to our Resources (http://www.mothering.com/forum/235-queer-parenting/1305778-queer-parenting-resources.html#post16354970) page. It can be found at the top of the main forum...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 756
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations @DarcySD...

Congratulations @DarcySD (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=208560) ! Maybe the fresh swimmers did the trick? How are you feeling now that your wife is carrying? I hope the pregnancy is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 127
Posted By pokeyac
I have to agree with wanderinblues and...

I have to agree with wanderinblues and dhsredhead. Having a support person there is key! I have worked as a volunteer doula myself. The nurses will be there but not the whole time. They have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 62
Posted By pokeyac
I had an epidural, no IV meds. The IV meds are...

I had an epidural, no IV meds. The IV meds are usually narcotics, and they take the edge off but don't take all the pain away. They last about an hour. They usually give these in early labor but...
Forum: Fertility   01-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations! I hope all goes well the next 9...

Congratulations! I hope all goes well the next 9 months!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-18-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 127
Posted By pokeyac
I agree that it is a good idea to put in your...

I agree that it is a good idea to put in your birth plan that you plan on using other methods to manage your pain and if you want medicine, you will ask for it and you don't want them to offer it or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By pokeyac
Here is a relevant article from Mothering ...

Here is a relevant article from Mothering (http://www.mothering.com/articles/medical-marijuana-a-surprising-solution-to-severe-morning-sickness/)on medical marijuana use for morning sickness.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By pokeyac
The article you posted doesn't say anything about...

The article you posted doesn't say anything about marijuana use during pregnancy. Do you have something to back up your feelings that is is damaging?
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-16-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 62
Posted By pokeyac
I have no comparison but I did have an epidural...

I have no comparison but I did have an epidural and my son did have some trouble latching on the first couple days. He would cry anytime I started to move him toward my breast. The LC told me to...
Forum: Fertility   01-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By pokeyac
I would take a test if I were you. You should...

I would take a test if I were you. You should get good results at 16dpo.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By pokeyac
Have you talked to them about throwing them a...

Have you talked to them about throwing them a shower? I'm assuming they are open to having a shower but no one has offered yet. Perhaps if they knew you wanted to throw a shower, they would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By pokeyac
:w Thabo! We are so glad you have joined us. ...

:w Thabo! We are so glad you have joined us. Congratulations on your new baby! A 9 day old should be going poo frequently. I would call your pediatrician or advice nurse and ask. They are a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-16-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By pokeyac
:w Transmom! There's a great book called What...

:w Transmom!
There's a great book called What Makes a Baby (http://www.what-makes-a-baby.com/)by Cory Silverberg. It talks about the different ways babies are made/come into the world without...
Forum: Family Planning   01-15-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 166
Posted By pokeyac
:w efd123! I'm glad you found where you belong. ...

:w efd123! I'm glad you found where you belong. Good luck with all your preparations!
typebug That sounds very sweet! I hope you have a great time. What month was your son born?
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Forum: Queer Parenting   01-15-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 756
Posted By pokeyac
prettyisa Our little guy is doing well. He's...

prettyisa Our little guy is doing well. He's getting taller and he finally gained some weight after staying steady for a few months. Unfortunately, I think he caught a cold when I took him in for...
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