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Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-23-2007, 02:31 PM
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Views: 715
Posted By psychmama
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs Another way to at least get started (if you have a trusting relationship with your primary care physician or OB) would be to ask if...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-13-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By psychmama
Honestly, I would switch him. You can continue...

Honestly, I would switch him. You can continue to fight battle after battle with the current daycare, but if things keep coming up, clearly there's something off with the whole place. I agonized...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-27-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By psychmama
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I definitely felt that way at several points in grad school even before I had my daughter. I agree with the advice to take it one day at a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-10-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,498
Posted By psychmama
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Just wanted to add reassurance as someone who has worked with numerous OCD patients that intrusive thoughts mean nothing about who you are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By psychmama
I had dd in June before my last year of grad...

I had dd in June before my last year of grad school. I went part-time (10 h/week on my assistantship, no classes, one advanced practicum and some research credits per semester). DH kept her for one...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By psychmama
I know there were several mamas who had just...

I know there were several mamas who had just started leaving their little ones last week and were having a lot of sadness about it--just wondering how everyone is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-06-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By psychmama
Try to remember that you're only halfway through...

Try to remember that you're only halfway through your very first week of this. It really is not always going to be this hard, although I know that's difficult to believe right now. And the benefits...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By psychmama
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs What a tough situation! I don't like that the teacher seems to be blaming you for your child's adjustment. Even when my daughter had a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-05-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By psychmama
I'm glad it went well. Sounds like you have nice...

I'm glad it went well. Sounds like you have nice friends. I would not feel badly about crying in class. I also was teary with colleagues the first day I left DD. I was terrified that I would start...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By psychmama
DD stuttered for a while right before turning 3....

DD stuttered for a while right before turning 3. It was right when her vocabulary was really exploding. I think it's normal unless it persists past a certain point.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-04-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By psychmama
Pumping in grad school was interesting...I...

Pumping in grad school was interesting...I shared a series of lab rooms, so I would put a "Do Not Disturb" sign on whatever office wasn't being used at the time and pump on the highest setting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-04-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By psychmama
Doesn't sound like CIO to me. If it was really...

Doesn't sound like CIO to me. If it was really upsetting to her, my guess is you would know it (more than 2 minutes of fussing). After a certain point (I think around 18 months), my dd would have a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-04-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By psychmama
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I was in the same boat when I first left DD (I was also trying to finish my Ph.D.--I was just part time, and DH watched her a couple...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By psychmama
My dd did not poop for six days as a newborn. It...

My dd did not poop for six days as a newborn. It scared me, and we saw the lactation consultant and the ped, and they both said she looked great and not to worry. She never pooped frequently when I...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-29-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 784
Posted By psychmama
If you want to look at some actual statistics...

If you want to look at some actual statistics about perinatal infection rates, this is a good place to start:
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/fac...s/perinatl.htm...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-27-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 784
Posted By psychmama
Quote: Originally Posted by fourgrtkidos...

Quote:
Originally Posted by fourgrtkidos http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9013108)
It should be part of every OB blood work...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-25-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 784
Posted By psychmama
Pynki, I said clearly that I know the issue is...

Pynki, I said clearly that I know the issue is not (to me) cut and dried, and I didn't say I absolutely thought women should be required to get the test. I feel torn about the issue and have not...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-25-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 784
Posted By psychmama
I'm on the fence about this because I completely...

I'm on the fence about this because I completely understand the civil liberties aspect of it. On the other hand, HIV transmission to the fetus can be prevented very effectively with treatment during...
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 90,240
Posted By psychmama
I think about the loss issue, too, and it's...

I think about the loss issue, too, and it's something that's taboo to talk about IRL. DH got really upset when I mentioned it. I know that another child would in no way make up for the loss of DD,...
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,687
Posted By psychmama
I'm usually "Mama", but when she's whiny it's...

I'm usually "Mama", but when she's whiny it's "Moommmeeee." That long e sound is so much better for effective whining...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,536
Posted By psychmama
DD is fully vaxed.

DD is fully vaxed.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By psychmama
Congratulations!! What area are you going into?

Congratulations!! What area are you going into?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By psychmama
I just wanted to add that I responded without...

I just wanted to add that I responded without knowing that the child was going through a difficult divorce, in which case the therapist would be more likely to gear the therapy toward helping him...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-20-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By psychmama
My BF daughter also only pooped once every few...

My BF daughter also only pooped once every few days (up to a week) before I introduced solids. Apparently that's within the normal range for BF-ing babies, but it would always make me a bit anxious...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By psychmama
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