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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Melany
They sent us home from the hospital with a...

They sent us home from the hospital with a wedge. It looks a lot like the "nap nanny" that was recalled. 
 
The problem with tilting the mattress is baby just slides down to the end of the bed....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Melany
I wish I knew. I'm in the "pick your battles"...

I wish I knew. I'm in the "pick your battles" mode about the iron supplements. I have pushed for a check of her iron levels during her last blood test to make sure she actually needs it. I'd like to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Melany
We spent 3 months in the hospital. When the...

We spent 3 months in the hospital. When the G-tube was open to gravity (She was gassy), they connected it above her bed, but once she was no longer NPO she was always on a pump with a continuous...
Forum: Parenting   05-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,291
Posted By Melany
I have been a member for years and have always...

I have been a member for years and have always appreciated the mothering site as a wonderful resource. I have found the women on here helpful and kind.

This site had been a wonderful resource as...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Melany
I am exclusively pumping, but not by choice....

I am exclusively pumping, but not by choice. Baby has been in the hospital since 3 days after she was born. She will be 7 weeks old tomorrow. She had a surgery on her stomach and has just recently...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-31-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Melany
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by shayflo919 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1379723/breastmilk-rotation-in-nicu/0_30#post_17300935)

I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,604
Posted By Melany
I have had two natural hospital births and both...

I have had two natural hospital births and both were in full support of a wonderful OB. I interviewed MANY OBs early on in my pregnancy and when I asked questions that resulted in a belittling...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By Melany
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372359/request-about-milk-banks-milk-donors#post_17241351)
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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By Melany
When I donated to a milk bank in 2006, I don't...

When I donated to a milk bank in 2006, I don't remember giving a lot of information about my diet. They did ask if I was on any medications or taking supplements. I also had to have blood tests done...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Melany
I would also be interested. We're in Ellensburg,...

I would also be interested. We're in Ellensburg, though.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-31-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Melany
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-26-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Melany
I'm sorry you're going through this. Supply...

I'm sorry you're going through this. Supply issues are scary and hard.
 
What is the reason you cannot pump? Even though baby will not take a supplement, have you considered pumping only to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By Melany
I've had two natural births with VERY supportive...

I've had two natural births with VERY supportive nurses at Northwest hospital. My first nurse even said to me "I love the natural ones! The babies are so much more alert!" right after we went...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Melany
Would you consider North Seattle? My OB, Dr Dana...

Would you consider North Seattle? My OB, Dr Dana Blackham, was very supportive of my 2 previous low intervention hospital births at Northwest Hospital (near Northgate). He is FANTASTIC, very hands...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By Melany
Not sure if this is too late, but I am working...

Not sure if this is too late, but I am working with Lori Carr for my Ellensburg HB. She has appointments on Fridays in Yakima and it's been going well so far.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Melany
Hello!   I was looking to find gracewinds...

Hello!
 
I was looking to find gracewinds website and they appear to have gone out of business. We took our child birth classes through them in 2004 and were really happy with the classes. We have...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Melany
If you know where he is working in Bellevue,...

If you know where he is working in Bellevue, living in Shoreline/Seattle isn't bad. I worked in downtown Bellevue for a few years when we lived in Shoreline. I would take the bus to work. There are...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-16-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Melany
Thanks, I guess it is a non-option here. The...

Thanks, I guess it is a non-option here. The nearest one is 3 hours away. I'm really bummed because I have heard horrible things about the local OB-GYN. So bad that I've been going to my...
Forum: Homebirth   11-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Melany
I've had two unmedicated hospital births and the...

I've had two unmedicated hospital births and the big key for me was having a doula and a very supportive husband. Not to mention, my OB was 100% supportive of a natural birth. Both my husband and my...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Melany
Is anyone aware of a midwife that would do a...

Is anyone aware of a midwife that would do a homebirth in the Ellensburg, WA area? I am having horrible luck finding one.

We are contemplating another child and have recently moved from Seattle...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By Melany
Hardest part is that I like both sides of...

Hardest part is that I like both sides of myself, the working person and the mom, but I haven't quite figured out how the two sides intertwine. At times, they don't mix at all, and when one overlaps...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Melany
Dr Balckham was 100% supportive of my having a...

Dr Balckham was 100% supportive of my having a doula, I had one present at both of my births. He even recomended the one I had for my son's birth. He's pretty low-key, which I also liked and he is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-21-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Melany
Quote: Originally Posted by marnie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marnie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6808804)
i had the same thing happen. i took massive...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-20-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Melany
My daughter turned 1 a week ago and we are still...

My daughter turned 1 a week ago and we are still nursing. I pump at work and I've noticed that since my cycle returned at the end of October, I have a significant dip in my supply. Is there any way...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-20-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Melany
I would recomend Dr Balckham. He is located near...

I would recomend Dr Balckham. He is located near Ballard and works at both Swedish Ballard and Northwest. He was very supportive of my having a natural birth for both of my children.

-Melany
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