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Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
There's a few reasons I say prepare for a...

There's a few reasons I say prepare for a section, chief among them being that if you turn out not to need it after all, un-preparing for the thing you were hoping not to need is not a problem.
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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-20-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 150
Posted By MeepyCat
1. Animals can be euthanized and tested for...

1. Animals can be euthanized and tested for rabies posthumously. Animal control is well-equipped to do this. Holding the animal in quarantine is not required.

2. We do not generally test...
Forum: Women's Health   12-20-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 15
Posted By MeepyCat
If your self exams feel weird to you, insist on a...

If your self exams feel weird to you, insist on a mammogram and whatever follow-up testing is appropriate.

It doesn't matter right now what your risk factors are. It matters what you're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By MeepyCat
The things you plan on doing as a parent...

The things you plan on doing as a parent (breastfeeding for six months, having your infant sleep in a crib in your own bedroom) are choices that I believe are endorsed by the AAP (the American...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
Who provides more or less of what children need...

Who provides more or less of what children need is a frequent bone of contention in marriages, and family courts aren't going to calculate it the way you do.

It appears that your husband has his...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-17-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
If most of the marital assets and income are...

If most of the marital assets and income are yours, and the marriage is of long standing, he has a compelling case for alimony, regardless of custody arrangements.

I cannot recommend enough that...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
Will your ex have to go back to work? Can you...

Will your ex have to go back to work? Can you get an estimate of your property split, whether you'd have to pay alimony, and what child support would look like?
Forum: Single Parenting   12-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
I talked to a lawyer about this kind of thing...

I talked to a lawyer about this kind of thing last month, but that was in my state, which may not be yours.

The presumption in divorce cases these days tends to be for joint legal custody, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not saying that this guy is awesome, but all...

I'm not saying that this guy is awesome, but all your complaints seem to me to be about your mom.

That is not a problem with her husband. It may be that he's not a great guy and he encourages...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By MeepyCat
Target apparently has data analysis down to the...

Target apparently has data analysis down to the point that they can predict what week you're due based on what you buy - they track individual purchases through customer loyalty/discount cards, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By MeepyCat
I think that being open with your son about the...

I think that being open with your son about the move, talking positively about it, and being clear about when grandma and grandpa are moving - when's the last trip to their old house, and when will...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
Marci, is there a middle way? Can you schedule 2...

Marci, is there a middle way? Can you schedule 2 appointments with the OB, maybe, and stay mostly with the midwife? Personally, I have never walked out of a first appointment with someone and NOT...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm a CPA too - my eyebrows are raisee. ...

I'm a CPA too - my eyebrows are raisee.

Incidentally, my eyebrows are also up about the distinction you draw between Christians and people who want or need medical care. Plenty of people fall in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By MeepyCat
MyFillingQuiver, what you describe doesn't sound...

MyFillingQuiver, what you describe doesn't sound all that different than buying health insurance - you're paying a monthly amount, you're just sending it to a different family every time. Because...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By MeepyCat
You need to look into the law where your...

You need to look into the law where your girlfriend lves, and you need to do some serious thinking.

In the state I live in, if you are married to a woman 300 days before she gives birth, you are...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
Indiana, I think it's inappropriate for a doula...

Indiana, I think it's inappropriate for a doula to advocate for a dangerous course of action, and that was what I read Mamashanti as doing here. Because cervical dilation can damage the placenta,...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
And this, right here, is why people say things...

And this, right here, is why people say things like "the important thing is that you and the baby are safe." That woman could easily have died, and if the blood loss had been more rapid than it was,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By MeepyCat
Why are you asking? My answer isn't likely...

Why are you asking?

My answer isn't likely to help you much. I'd do whatever seemed best to me at the time. Guys know the testicles are a vulnerable spot, so the odds of getting a hand in there...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 70
Posted By MeepyCat
There are three basic uses for pitocin: 1. ...

There are three basic uses for pitocin:

1. It can be used to induce labor, to cause contractions when it's been determined that it's safer for delivery to happen soon than it is to wait for labor...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 329
Posted By MeepyCat
I had placenta previa with my daughter, and I...

I had placenta previa with my daughter, and I remember thinking all the things you're thinking. It's hard not to get invested in a birth plan. Birth is beyond our control, and most birth plans are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-05-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By MeepyCat
Fluency in basic mathematical operations is...

Fluency in basic mathematical operations is important - you can't work satisfyingly at advanced concepts if you get bogged down in the basics when they arise, and you lose the practical benefits of...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By MeepyCat
Back up a few steps. Why would you tell...

Back up a few steps.

Why would you tell someone that you are attracted to them if you don't want to act on it? I'm not sure if that's a worse idea if that person isn't attracted to you, or if...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 187
Posted By MeepyCat
I come at this from a different angle - we live...

I come at this from a different angle - we live in a city, and unless I quit my job to move to the suburbs, we're staying, but there is a lot of both random and gang-related after school street...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm going to talk like this guy actually has a...

I'm going to talk like this guy actually has a lawyer, because you need to think about that, but it wouldn't shock me to learn that he in fact has no lawyer.

I completely understand why you don't...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 178
Posted By MeepyCat
Fair enough. I basically only weighed at...

Fair enough.

I basically only weighed at well baby checks. A baby who looks plumper, and is outgrowing her clothes sounds to me like she's gaining weight. However you're feeding her, it's...
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