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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:56 PM
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Posted By SplashingPuddle
There were no prenatal classes offered in my area...

There were no prenatal classes offered in my area for my first birth, so I read on my own. I wish something would have been available, but I loved the book, "Birth Partner". For my second birth, I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I was told that I had low white blood count at my...

I was told that I had low white blood count at my last blood work. I just assumed it was because I had a virus at the time. Although viruses are not fun, I hope it is something benign for you too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 7,797
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Treehugger: Congratulations on the pregnancy. I...

Treehugger: Congratulations on the pregnancy. I was on 8 diclectin /day and 8 gravol/day, as well as tecta for acid reflux. It was hard. Now I am 17 weeks and am down to 4 diclectin and 3 gravol...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-24-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Weeks/Days along: 17w1d Symptoms: ...

Weeks/Days along: 17w1d

Symptoms: Exhaustion ebbs and flows. I think its more or less from homeschooling, and today we were hiking, doing a farm visit (lots of walking), and then meeting at a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Brennan: Unfortunately, I have tried GPs and...

Brennan: Unfortunately, I have tried GPs and they are also not able to be sole caregivers for twin pregnancies here.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-23-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 7,797
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Monkeyscience - thank-you for the link. I liked...

Monkeyscience - thank-you for the link. I liked the part about willing a full term baby. In normal life, I do not feel like a person who 'wills' things to happen, but I do feel that a connection to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 68
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My kids love blankets/chairs/cushions etc to...

My kids love blankets/chairs/cushions etc to build forts. I know there are ebbs and flows of interests, but building structures is really big with my kids. Enough open space for large cardboard...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am new to homeschooling, and some days/weeks I...

I am new to homeschooling, and some days/weeks I consider myself an unschooler and sometimes I don't. I struggle with the labels. Although I know that labels can be unhelpful at times, I also know...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Sibling preparation?

I am wondering if other have told their older children about the pregnancy, and how it is going? Have you done any types of preparations or is it still too early? Do you children have strong...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you for the clarification! I didn't find...

Thank-you for the clarification! I didn't find out for my first, but I did for my second. I will likely find out for these little ones too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 7,797
Posted By SplashingPuddle
In terms of breastfeeding, I am lucky to have had...

In terms of breastfeeding, I am lucky to have had extremely supportive midwives with both births. And unlike doctors, the midwives come to your home to support the breastfeeding as much as you need....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By SplashingPuddle
What does team green mean? Also, I am due...

What does team green mean?

Also, I am due Aug. 3rd and I am expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and #4...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Oh, I forgot to mention that another reason I was...

Oh, I forgot to mention that another reason I was on it for so long was that I had a lot of first trimester bleeding, for just over 4 weeks. I bled even on progesterone.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I had two early losses, and this cycle I was on a...

I had two early losses, and this cycle I was on a higher dose of progesterone (three tablets vaginally throughout the day). I stayed on it until 13 weeks and then began to taper down slowly over the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 129
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Weeks/Days along: 16w3d Appointments a very...

Weeks/Days along: 16w3d
Appointments a very frustrating appointment yesterday with a midwife who was filling in.
Symptoms: Much improved nausea but still taking 5 diclectin /day plus gravol. Lots...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am also interested in the question. I found...

I am also interested in the question. I found the newborn phase fairly easy in this regards, since I could praise my 4 year old for sharing "her" toys with the baby, and the baby was completely...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-19-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Nursing three

I am pregnant with twins and I'm still nursing my 1.5 year old. My goal is to keep nursing her, and I'm wondering if any others have had similar experiences nursing three children? I nursing her...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By SplashingPuddle
With both of my girls, I had nausea until birth,...

With both of my girls, I had nausea until birth, and I stayed on moderate doses of anti-nausea medications until the end. This time, I am 16 weeks with twins, and the nausea right now has dropped in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 7,797
Posted By SplashingPuddle
alivewithyou: I have always used gravol in...

alivewithyou: I have always used gravol in labour- I forget what they call it in the states - something like dramadine? I have talked to friends who have thrown up most of labour, but I so prefer a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
murrelet - Yes, I am aware of shared care, but...

murrelet - Yes, I am aware of shared care, but not all hospitals in BC allow midwife-OB shared care for twins. For example, BC Women's doesn't. And other hospitals that do allow shared care have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Thank-you so much for those who shared...

Thank-you so much for those who shared experiences of refusing interventions!

Cagnew- I am very interested in the idea that the hospital will not allow you to birth there. Has anyone had this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-11-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Refusing OB interventions

I am considering the possibility of a hospital birth for my twins. I am still unsure, and one of my biggest concerns if that the OB will not respect my wishes. Does anyone have experience with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Basje- i am also concerned about being touched...

Basje- i am also concerned about being touched during labour. I have never had a hospital birth, and I've had two at home. I have no idea how realistic it is to tell an OB in a hospital (OBs are...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-08-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By SplashingPuddle
1) I know I am pregnant when I get daily nose...

1) I know I am pregnant when I get daily nose bleeds =(

2) I can't believe that I can already feel some movement from the babies. I don't remember feeling my singleton at 15 weeks.

3) I am...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My due date is Aug. 3rd as well, with twins. My...

My due date is Aug. 3rd as well, with twins. My last labour was so fast that it was almost unassisted. Midwife arrived moments before birth. I had thought I would prepare for unassisted this next...
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