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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-03-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By electricalaskan
No problem! I hope that can help! I'm so glad...

No problem! I hope that can help! I'm so glad that you have a solid backup plan. Dr. Heather Bane with Alaska Women's Health performed my c-section. She was very kind, and even sealed up my incision...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By electricalaskan
Hey there! I've had friends who have given birth...

Hey there! I've had friends who have given birth at Geneva Woods and Heritage Birth Center, and had great experiences. My friend who recently gave birth at GW was home within hours and her baby is...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By electricalaskan
Hi there! I lived in FBX for seven years and...

Hi there! I lived in FBX for seven years and then moved to ANC to be with the guy I ended up marrying. We had our baby girl in November =) Long story made short, my birth didn't turn out as I had...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By electricalaskan
I didn't see your reply until just now—thank you...

I didn't see your reply until just now—thank you for taking the time!
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By electricalaskan
Cool! I'm not in town this year but maybe next...

Cool! I'm not in town this year but maybe next year! Bartlett is the main hospital there and I'm not aware of any birthing centers there. I bet you anything that if you did advertise locally on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By electricalaskan
Hey everyone! My girl is almost 11 weeks...

Hey everyone!

My girl is almost 11 weeks old. She sleeps pretty well—she'll do 6-8 hours each night, which makes for very happy parents and a bright-eyed baby in the morning! Our eat-wake-sleep...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-17-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By electricalaskan
Welcome! I think you'll like Mothering. I was in...

Welcome! I think you'll like Mothering. I was in the same boat as you and now I feel fairly confident... my baby girl is now 10.5 weeks and very healthy...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-17-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By electricalaskan
Congratulations and welcome! My husband and I...

Congratulations and welcome! My husband and I also had our first baby, also a girl!, in November http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By electricalaskan
Down the street from me there's a family of...

Down the street from me there's a family of nine! Then again, I live in Alaska, where there are plenty of folks (mostly religious) who have very large families so it is almost normal to me. I know...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By electricalaskan
Thank you! 99% of people seem to understand, if...

Thank you! 99% of people seem to understand, if I discuss it. The other 1% are just awful and it seems my brain remembers them more than most!

Thank you! She is starting to get better...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By electricalaskan
It's been wild. Did your baby also have a tough...

It's been wild. Did your baby also have a tough time napping during this period?

Sadly I can't nurse http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif Insufficient glandular tissue. I had...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By electricalaskan
I think what she meant to say is that their risk...

I think what she meant to say is that their risk level may be exponentially higher and is cause for great concern.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By electricalaskan
It is helpful in the way of being reassuring...

It is helpful in the way of being reassuring http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif You're right, this is definitely a period of very rapid development. All of this is coinciding with...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By electricalaskan
Hi everyone...

Hi everyone http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif My baby girl got her 2-month shots last week, the day before she turned 9 weeks old. Before the vaccines she was her normal, cheerful,...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By electricalaskan
I'm glad that you shared this.

I'm glad that you shared this.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   01-12-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By electricalaskan
I totally support parents' rights to choose...

I totally support parents' rights to choose what's best for their child... but it angers me to no end that people are out there promulgating bad information leading to avoidable infections and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 323,395
Posted By electricalaskan
@newlypregnant You'll do great...

@newlypregnant You'll do great http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Keep drinking the tea and thinking lots and lots of positive thoughts! Just know your rights in a hospital, be kind...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 323,395
Posted By electricalaskan
@yippiehippie, you are so right. The worst thing...

@yippiehippie, you are so right. The worst thing anyone can do to herself is set expectations for a certain type of birth. Now, having an *ideal* birth is one thing, but setting *expectations* is a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-19-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 323,395
Posted By electricalaskan
I started my RRL regimen around 20 weeks and...

I started my RRL regimen around 20 weeks and stuck to it religiously. I enjoyed it! However, it turned out that my water broke when I was at 1cm, I labored for 36 hours to get to ten and pushed for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 323,395
Posted By electricalaskan
I hear that you can continue it for up to a...

I hear that you can continue it for up to a couple of days after birth; it could interfere with sustained milk production after birth if you drink it too long. That's just what I heard...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-27-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By electricalaskan
Heritage is indeed very good! I don't know if...

Heritage is indeed very good! I don't know if Geneva Woods has the same capability?
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By electricalaskan
Hi! I live in ANC... Unfortunately I don't know...

Hi! I live in ANC... Unfortunately I don't know much about Juneau and birth, but I have lived there during the legislative session and can be of help in other ways!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-17-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,581
Posted By electricalaskan
Thank you so much! I'll put my baby to the...

Thank you so much! I'll put my baby to the breast more often. She gets so angry at me to the point where I have to console her if I try to do it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-16-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,581
Posted By electricalaskan
Is it naturally reversible? I'm so glad...

Is it naturally reversible? I'm so glad Domperidone is an option; I'm definitely hoping to exhaust other routes. I've drank beer (not too much!), eaten oatmeal, drank orange juice, made cookies with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-16-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 323,395
Posted By electricalaskan
Thank you so much =) I've held off of the RRL...

Thank you so much =) I've held off of the RRL since I'm not sure if the contractions would harm the incision on my uterus. I miss my tea!
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