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Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By primipara
I'm on them prophylactically. Switched from...

I'm on them prophylactically. Switched from Lovenox to shorter acting Heparin last week.
Risk runs in my family. Specifically I have tested high for lipoprotein (a) which is not part of the...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By primipara
Thanks for your responses! Yes, MW does carry...

Thanks for your responses! Yes, MW does carry both pitocin and oxygen and is experienced with resuscitation as well. At the overseas clinic where she has been working they haven't been able to...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By primipara
and one more: ...

and one more:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22102641
Conclusion Therapeutic doses of LMWH in pregnancy were observed not to be associated with a clinically meaningful increase in the...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By primipara
Not according to these studies, as long as it...

Not according to these studies, as long as it has been 12 hours between your last dose and delivery:
 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18007136
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17443203
 ...
Forum: Homebirth   11-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By primipara
Hello ladies! I am 37 weeks pregnant with my...

Hello ladies!
I am 37 weeks pregnant with my first. She was conceived through IVF after two years of infertility treatments. I was tested for everything under the sun and ended up on blood...
Forum: December 2011   09-20-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,752
Posted By primipara
It is really great to hear how everyone has...

It is really great to hear how everyone has their own patterns for weight gain and it is all in healthy ranges.
My normal weight is typically quite stable: 5' 9.5'', 160 which gives me about a 23.5...
Forum: December 2011   08-30-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 28,020
Posted By primipara
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/36173/width/340/height/604 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/737740/width/350/height/700/flags/)
 
25 weeks...1st belly...
Forum: December 2011   08-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,245
Posted By primipara
I love this thread!  Recommend you all read...

I love this thread! 
Recommend you all read this book called The Panic-Free Pregnancy. It's by an MD and goes into all the scientific reasoning behind various prohibitions, so you can make...
Forum: December 2011   08-18-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 747
Posted By primipara
Thanks for all this info, it is super helpful to...

Thanks for all this info, it is super helpful to hear how different families are tackling this co-sleeping thing.
 
We are expecting our first and live in a wonderful 1 bedroom apartment, which we...
Forum: December 2011   06-17-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By primipara
thanks ladies. I have laid in a supply of...

thanks ladies. I have laid in a supply of chamomile tea and ordered some herbal tincture for mamas.
Forum: December 2011   06-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,393
Posted By primipara
I'm using Workflowy for my to-do lists and i...

I'm using Workflowy for my to-do lists and i really like it, btw.
Repaint bathroom & new cabinets X 
Clean out storage room X 
 
Get an exercise/birthing ballX 
Get maternity clothes from my...
Forum: December 2011   06-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By primipara
My usual weight is 160, but thanks to IVF and...

My usual weight is 160, but thanks to IVF and months of hormones i started this pregnancy at 165. at 13 weeks I was 168 according to the scale at the gym. I am eating like I always do--whole grains,...
Forum: December 2011   06-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By primipara
I'm at my wit's end. Fall asleep fine, around...

I'm at my wit's end. Fall asleep fine, around 11pm, then get up to pee 2 or 3 times a night and end up awake for anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours afterwards.
 
What have you ladies tried? What...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-23-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By primipara
Thanks rareimer ! your story is inspiring! The...

Thanks rareimer ! your story is inspiring!
The perinatologist didn't agree to take me off the Lovenox (grr) but he did agree to serve as a consult IF I can get one of the midwives to agree to take...
Forum: Infertility   05-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 19,998
Posted By primipara
Yay Kewpie! Congrats!  Just stopped in to...

Yay Kewpie! Congrats! 

Just stopped in to stalk... my best wishes to all you ladies.
Forum: December 2011   05-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,622
Posted By primipara
yogimum--yes, very simple things like grilled...

yogimum--yes, very simple things like grilled cheese sandwiches make me happy right now! 
 
I was really missing my weekly yoga class and finally went to a prenatal class at 9 weeks, but many of...
Forum: Women's Health   05-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 54,209
Posted By primipara
Thanks, that is really helpful. Stopping the...

Thanks, that is really helpful. Stopping the Lovenox early seems like a good solution. 
Forum: Women's Health   05-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 54,209
Posted By primipara
Hi ladies! I am hoping to get some advice on a...

Hi ladies! I am hoping to get some advice on a homebirth plan for those on blood thinners.

I am 9.5 weeks pregnant after 1 round of IVF, 2 FETs and 2 years total TTC. Naturally through...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By primipara
Hi, I'm in a similar situation seeking...

Hi, I'm in a similar situation seeking information...I conceived through IVF, which meant a huge battery of testing. I had a cousin who died from a heart attack at age 31; her twin was subsequently...
Forum: Infertility   05-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 19,998
Posted By primipara
Hey Ladies, just want to stay I'm stalking and...

Hey Ladies, just want to stay I'm stalking and wishing you all well...baby dust to you rcr and kewpie!
 
Kewpie, i love my acupuncturist. I got acupuncture the day of my 2nd FET, the one that...
Forum: December 2011   04-27-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By primipara
Hi Ladies, I am looking for some reassurance or...

Hi Ladies, I am looking for some reassurance or similar experiences.
 
So I had a frozen embryo transfer. The embryos, when transferred, were slow-growing: morulas when they should have been...
Forum: December 2011   04-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,842
Posted By primipara
My belly definitely looks a little rounder, but...

My belly definitely looks a little rounder, but it's in the high end of its normal range of what it normally might look like given a big meal/ gas/ etc. On the top you can still see my ab muscles,...
Forum: December 2011   04-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By primipara
  Mine is kind of a funny story. I made a vow...


Mine is kind of a funny story. I made a vow to start exercising daily when we started TTC. Turns out that was a very good idea. I had PCOS and exercise, I believe, helped keep my blood sugar low...
Forum: December 2011   04-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,622
Posted By primipara
I was never a daily coffee drinker, but I...

I was never a daily coffee drinker, but I switched to decaf 3 months ago (including decaffeinated teas, not including chocolate). I had a Diet Coke on a special night out on Saturday, that's my new...
Forum: December 2011   04-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By primipara
Thanks so much for all of your feedback! This is...

Thanks so much for all of your feedback! This is really helpful...I'm inspired by your cross country plans Azadehhast  (http://www.mothering.com/community/user/azadehhast)!
 
As of now we are...
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