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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-27-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By mel
Sorry, I have been MIA! We have been out of town...

Sorry, I have been MIA! We have been out of town and fighting the icky flu in between!

Thanks a million to those of you who have PMed me and to all of you who have done all you can to give me...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,035
Posted By mel
Hi everybody! Jan and I talked last night...

Hi everybody!

Jan and I talked last night after I had emailed her the responses (in fact, she checked out MDC and this thread herself once I told her about it). Her heart was put to rest...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-21-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,035
Posted By mel
I just emailed Jan with all of your comments....

I just emailed Jan with all of your comments. Thank you all so much - she will be soooo relieved! I figured Victoria's info came from some moldy wives tale closet!!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,035
Posted By mel
This morning I met two friends ("Victoria" and...

This morning I met two friends ("Victoria" and "Jan") for coffee and made a startling discovery! Here is the story...

While we were chatting Jan gets all giddy and reveals that her and her hubby...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By mel
FutureMama - Thanks for the PM and all the info!...

FutureMama - Thanks for the PM and all the info!

Thanks EVERYBODY for helping me out! I don't feel so clueless now. It's a very dark feeling to feel like you have no place to look or even begin....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By mel
Persephone ~ Thanks a bundle for the lead! And...

Persephone ~ Thanks a bundle for the lead! And that is great that you are going to be a doula!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

FutureMama ~ Thanks for doing some...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By mel
I posted this in the Indiana, OH etc area but...

I posted this in the Indiana, OH etc area but will post it here too because I really don't know WHERE to post it!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif

We live in...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-16-2004, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By mel
I'm in the Indianapolis area and I desperately...

I'm in the Indianapolis area and I desperately need a list of available midwives who attend homebirths! DH and I are planning on getting pregnant ASAP (with #2). We are going to have a HB but have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By mel
Quote: Well, I have a Nov. baby and am now...

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Well, I have a Nov. baby and am now expecting an Oct. baby.... I was pregnant with a June 04 baby but had a m/c so planning when you want your baby to be born is obviously not always...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By mel
Winter is not so bad then. Have my baby...

Winter is not so bad then. Have my baby (homebirth), cuddle up with the new family of four in our family bed, and have relatives and friends do the running to and fro for us (grocery store, meals...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2004, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By mel
So it looks like Spring is the preferable time...

So it looks like Spring is the preferable time to have a baby for most of us. To be completely honest, DH and I have "baby fever" really bad. To wait two more months to conceive (in order to have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-13-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By mel
DH and I are planning our next baby (#2). Our...

DH and I are planning our next baby (#2). Our first was born in April and it felt like the most wonderful time to have a baby, NOW I'm afraid of having a baby any other month (I know, that's...
Forum: Women's Health   04-03-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,030
Posted By mel
Oh wow!! I am having the same problem! My ds got...

Oh wow!! I am having the same problem! My ds got sick on Monday morning he is 15 months old. Lots of vomiting for 24 hours, fever, lethargic etc... Dr. said that it could last for up to 2 weeks,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-17-2004, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By mel
Quote: I'm certainly not big on meds and/or...

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I'm certainly not big on meds and/or interventions but this is one scenario where it made sense to me to take care of it.
I agree. It's actually really simple too! You pop a pill once a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-17-2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By mel
Hi everybody! I just got home from a Dr. visit...

Hi everybody! I just got home from a Dr. visit and it went a million times better than expected!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif I went to a different Dr. today than I...
Forum: Women's Health   03-16-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By mel
Quote: First of all, why doesn't your...

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First of all, why doesn't your physician have a PDR (Physician's Drug Reference) for Nutritional Supplements or they even have one for Herbal Therapies? Check out amazon.com for some info....
Forum: Women's Health   03-15-2004, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By mel
Thanks for responding. I've tried to talk to...

Thanks for responding.
I've tried to talk to my doctor but he doesn't know much about alternative healing so he always says not to take any chances with the stuff! I found one very small article...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By mel
Thank you Abby and Eclaire for giving me some...

Thank you Abby and Eclaire for giving me some hope via your own situations! I was starting to feel VERY alone. The next time I'm at the library I am going to check out that book you mentioned...
Forum: Women's Health   03-13-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By mel
I have been taking the amino acid L-Tyrosine...

I have been taking the amino acid L-Tyrosine (1000 mg a day) for 2 1/2 months now for depression. It has worked really well and has literally been a life saver for me....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2004, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By mel
I feel like I am in a fog and can't get any...

I feel like I am in a fog and can't get any answers! I found out 10 months ago that I am hypothyroid. It was said to be caused by the birth of my ds 23 months ago. The doctor put me on 1grain (60...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By mel
Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time...

Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to respond to my post. It has been enlightening and has encouraged me to do a lot more digging for information before I get pregnant....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By mel
Thank you everyone for your input. Just to make...

Thank you everyone for your input. Just to make sure I have this right... "In a nut shell" it's perfectly safe to get pregnant while on armour and having hypothyroidism as well (as long as I stay on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By mel
Thanks for the info - very reasuring! Quote: ...

Thanks for the info - very reasuring!
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I think that the negative effects of hypothyroidism are much worse than possible negative side effects of the medication.
I'm sorry to be so ignorant...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2003, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By mel
I have low thyroid so my doctor put me on armour...

I have low thyroid so my doctor put me on armour thyroid which is thyroid from pigs. My husband and I are thinking about baby #2 (we have a little...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-10-2002, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 96,313
Posted By mel
This is our first baby and I'm due today, April...

This is our first baby and I'm due today, April 10th! But I haven't had the baby yet so thought I would go ahead and post! I had a prenatal visit yesterday and found out my cervix is 80% effaced and...
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