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Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chapsie
Thank you for updating. I am so glad you could...

Thank you for updating. I am so glad you could advocate for yourself and tell that resident not to come in anymore. (We have a resident like that at our hospital-- I can totally picture it). You...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 691
Posted By Chapsie
I'm also a coffee drinker. I have had at least...

I'm also a coffee drinker. I have had at least one "cup" (a mug of about 8 oz) a day in all my pregnancies and throughout nursing. Regular (not decaf) coffee.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chapsie
continuing to pray. Thanks for the updates! I...

continuing to pray. Thanks for the updates! I check back here frequently to see how you and baby are doing!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 691
Posted By Chapsie
Battledore placenta (marginal cord insertion) is...

Battledore placenta (marginal cord insertion) is of little clinical significance if you rule out velamentous cord insertion / vasa previa. If it were me, I would want to know... I would have the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chapsie
WOW! That's a great theory. And it totally fits...

WOW! That's a great theory. And it totally fits and makes sense. And... the doc sounds confident that you can continue a somewhat normal pregnancy. An AFI of 14 is awesome!!! This baby girl is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chapsie
At 23 weeks, the neonatologists will have an in...

At 23 weeks, the neonatologists will have an in depth consult with the mother (when there is preterm labor or PPROM) and tell them the suspected outcome and the prognosis for a baby surviving such a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Maranapanda~*~*

maranapanda


What is your favorite movie? Tell us a favorite childhood memory. If you had to move to another US state to live, which one would you pick? What are your plans for this birth?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 691
Posted By Chapsie
I had a midwife appt today and am measuring 27...

I had a midwife appt today and am measuring 27 cm! (I am 24 weeks). Whoa, that's a growth spurt! (a month ago at 20 weeks, my fundal height was level with my naval, about 20 cm).
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 691
Posted By Chapsie
weekly chat 8/18-8/25

Hi Ladies!

This has been the craziest month ever for births in our area. Our hospital has been totally swamped and my friend who works for another area hospital said the same. We had 19 births...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chapsie
::HUG:: Since it is minimal leaking that...

::HUG::

Since it is minimal leaking that seems to come more when you are in bed (reclined), it sounds like a very high leak. Sometimes, the membranes can re-seal. I have seen moms at our...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on MamaNicole~*~*

Sorry for the delay-- I've been so busy working that I haven't had a chance to get to the laptop since last week!

But... here we are! MamaNicole, please tell us about yourself? What is the one...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chapsie
My poor little toddler will latch and after 30...

My poor little toddler will latch and after 30 seconds, pop off, give me a look of disappointment and say: "mama, cup!" to mean she is thirsty and wants a drink. It is so sad. Poor baby. I wish I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Chapsie
They feel like a strong tightening. Not painful...

They feel like a strong tightening. Not painful at all, but they can be uncomfortable / crampy at times. I always feel all kinds of contractions (BH and labor ctx) all up front in my abdomen. This...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Sweetface~*~*

sweetface
I'm stealing zjande's question: How did you meet your significant other?

What are your hopes for this birth?

What was your childhood like?

What is your favorite hobby?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,689
Posted By Chapsie
beautiful baby bellies! I'll try to post one of...

beautiful baby bellies! I'll try to post one of mine tomorrow. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Chapsie
So sorry to read about your first birth...

So sorry to read about your first birth experience. Placental abruption is so scary. As a neonatal RN, it is one of my most dreaded obstetric complications to deal with... we've had some pretty bad...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chapsie
zjande, I'm so surprised they wanted you to do...

zjande, I'm so surprised they wanted you to do the glucola so early! GDM usually doesn't manifest until the placental hormones start changing around 27-28 weeks. Most providers like to screen for...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Chapsie
I have had NO willpower against a container of...

I have had NO willpower against a container of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I just can't say no!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chapsie
Yes, randic and apeydef, my third pregnancy was...

Yes, randic and apeydef, my third pregnancy was GD tested with finger sticks 4x a day with an accompanying food log and all my blood sugars were very good. I am so thankful, because my mom and both...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chapsie
yes, I had horrible sympysis pubic pain at around...

yes, I had horrible sympysis pubic pain at around 28-30 weeks pregnant with my third and the chiropractor totally cured me!

I really can't complain too much... other than round ligament pain...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chapsie
weekly chat thread 8/11- 8/18

So my 16 month old has to be nicknamed "the destructor"-- I CANNOT get housework done when she is up! I fold some laundry and she knocks it on the floor. I load the dishwasher, and she starts...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Chapsie
I have been getting SEVERE pain on the lower...

I have been getting SEVERE pain on the lower sides of my belly-- I'm thinking round ligament pain, as it often happens if I try to get up from laying down and my belly is "stretched". It is so...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Chapsie
*~*~Spotlight on Dmariev~*~*

dmariev Tell us a little bit about yourself-- what is your favorite thing to do? If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By Chapsie
I am so tired. I worked last night, and our busy...

I am so tired. I worked last night, and our busy streak is continuing. We have had 87 babies in the first 7 days of August (so, still keeping up with the 12-13 births per day). I didn't get a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By Chapsie
I have only ever gotten 6-8 weeks off after all...

I have only ever gotten 6-8 weeks off after all my kids. I only work part time, so I tell myself it is ok, but it's really not. 6 weeks is WAAAAYYY too early to leave my babies!! If I take more...
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