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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By cactuspear
I guess the key here for me is the part about...

I guess the key here for me is the part about being alone, stuck in the same position with no one to trade off driving with. The night spent alone sounds like a personal vacation, but it could be...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By cactuspear
road trip advice?

I'm trying to make a decision about a road trip for a freelance gig. This would be a great opportunity, and the last time to take advantage of anything similar for many months to come. However, it...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By cactuspear
I've been wearing this one made by Loving...

I've been wearing this one made by Loving Comfort...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By cactuspear
I've had lots of GI problems over the years, and...

I've had lots of GI problems over the years, and both the GI doc and my CNM said Zantac is safe during pregnancy. I also do papaya enzymes and the occasional Tums when heartburn gets bad. Try to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cactuspear
I've seen conflicting accounts on nettles -...

I've seen conflicting accounts on nettles - either it's great for pregnancy or it's a uterine stimulant that shouldn't be used during this time. I don't have access to an experienced herbalist, so I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cactuspear
Seems like something different works for...

Seems like something different works for everyone, but here are some things that help me:

Wishgarden Herbs makes tinctures that are safe for pregnancy, and I've successfully used the allergy and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By cactuspear
I had a really funny one a few weeks ago. I had...

I had a really funny one a few weeks ago. I had terrible nausea during the first trimester, and at the end of it, I got incredibly hungry all the time. I was waking up hungry in the middle of the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 411
Posted By cactuspear
Chapsie looks good to me

Chapsie looks good to me
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By cactuspear
Try not to worry about it. At my last appt (13...

Try not to worry about it. At my last appt (13 weeks), I had only gained 1 pound, which seemed crazy because I couldn't button most of my pants. Now my belly is bigger, so I'm sure I've gained a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 411
Posted By cactuspear
I'll do it, too, if it's not too late.

I'll do it, too, if it's not too late.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By cactuspear
Seems nearly impossible to keep up with unless...

Seems nearly impossible to keep up with unless you're a stay-at-home parent...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 319
Posted By cactuspear
Have any of you tried to use one of those support...

Have any of you tried to use one of those support belts for running during pregnancy? Do they actually work? I've been walking or walk/running, and doing some yoga or at least trying to fit in back...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By cactuspear
I'm sorry to hear about all of this, Laneybug! I...

I'm sorry to hear about all of this, Laneybug! I can't really speak to the prolapse and ab issues, but I can offer some advice on hemorrhoids, which I've had off and on in addition to other...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-12-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By cactuspear
help for back pain

Lower back pain was the bane of my last pregnancy and now I can already feel it rearing up again at 13 wks. I do yoga and walk/run, which helps, but do you have any other suggestions? What are your...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22
Posted By cactuspear
A regular meditation practice (although lately it...

A regular meditation practice (although lately it hasn't been so regular) and exercise help me to stay clam and focused. I had a lot of traumatic family stuff happen at the very beginning of this...
Forum: Spirituality   05-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By cactuspear
I started a few years before becoming a mama with...

I started a few years before becoming a mama with a general interest in the Buddhist worldview. Then I went to beginner's meditation instruction at a local Shambala center and then a Vipassana...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 41
Posted By cactuspear
I'm up 2 or 3 pounds at 11 weeks. Last time I...

I'm up 2 or 3 pounds at 11 weeks. Last time I gained mostly at the end, about 33 pounds total. It all came off within a year, from nursing and/or the stress of my partner's major knee surgery soon...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 32
Posted By cactuspear
What's your "most wanted" list or must haves for this baby?

I would love a jogging stroller that can accommodate both a toddler and infant.  I keep checking craigslist for a used one that I can afford.
 
The only other thing I need/want is something for...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 20
Posted By cactuspear
Will this be your last baby?

This one is #2 and definitely our last.  We have almost no family help, so it will be difficult to manage our little brood as it is with two working parents.  That said, I'm really excited to have a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 29
Posted By cactuspear
Weekly Chat Thread 5/19-5/25

I had my first prenatal appointment on Monday (10 wks) and got to hear the heartbeat!  I've had so many negative things happening in my personal life lately that it felt wonderful to finally get...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14
Posted By cactuspear
Midwives?

The nice thing about CNMs with hospital privileges is that if something does go wrong and you need a more extreme intervention, they can stay there with you and continue to be a part of managing...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19
Posted By cactuspear
Diet/Nutrition...what are foods you are trying to eat lots of?

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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 1,479
Posted By cactuspear
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*



EDD: Mid-December 
Age: 35
State or Country: TX
How long it took to you to get your BFP: 1 cycle after m/c at 6 weeks, got my fingers crossed
What number child is this for you: 2
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-19-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,556
Posted By cactuspear
My daughter is 8.5 months old and I've had...

My daughter is 8.5 months old and I've had similar issues when ill, stressed (going back to work is harder than you think it will be, right?), or even strenuously exercising.  Here's the strategy...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-19-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By cactuspear
Wow, lotsa views and not one reply.  Kinda...

Wow, lotsa views and not one reply.  Kinda disappointing.  Well, if you were interested in this thread, I've got an update:
 
Surgery was possible, but not necessary, so I opted out.  The internal...
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