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Forum: Breastfeeding   10-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By cryswilkins
We have just been through this with DS. He did...

We have just been through this with DS. He did have a tongue tie that complicated things as well. I was never told to supplement with formula though.

My LC had me pumping after every feed and...
Forum: Homebirth   09-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By cryswilkins
We got a lead free garden hose that says nothing...

We got a lead free garden hose that says nothing about not using hot water. It was about $20 for 25 feet.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By cryswilkins
Hmm I have never lost hair during pregnancy,...

Hmm I have never lost hair during pregnancy, only after. It was coming out in clumps postpartum with my DD it was scary.

My hair has always changed while pregnant. It got greasy and strait with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By cryswilkins
I am right there with you. My midwife says its...

I am right there with you. My midwife says its typical for third babies. But that is still not very comforting to me!

My contractions almost always start in the afternoon. Then go until about 11...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By cryswilkins
I had a small bleed with this pregnancy at 6...

I had a small bleed with this pregnancy at 6 weeks. Everything was fine and it healed by 12 weeks.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By cryswilkins
I gained 15 lbs with DD and at 42 weeks she was...

I gained 15 lbs with DD and at 42 weeks she was 7 lbs 14 oz. with DS I gained 50 lbs and he was 6 lbs 4 oz at 37 weeks. This pregnancy I gained 12 lbs and at 38+5 baby is not here do we will see.
Forum: Homebirth   08-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By cryswilkins
We will be having our third baby sometime in the...

We will be having our third baby sometime in the next few weeks at home. Did you crank up your hot water heater before the birth to help in filling the birth pool? How long before the birth did you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By cryswilkins
I thought it was illegal for them to count...

I thought it was illegal for them to count pregnancy as a pre-existing condition as long as there was no gap in coverage? I know that when I was pregnant with DD and DS my DH switched jobs and the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By cryswilkins
This pregnancy, my midwife was unable to find...

This pregnancy, my midwife was unable to find the HB with the Doppler at 10 weeks, 13 weeks, and at 16 weeks it took about 20 min. My placenta is in the front so you have to go off to the side and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By cryswilkins
Are you on prometrium? Those can be taken orally...

Are you on prometrium? Those can be taken orally or vaginally. I was told vaginally was more effective. I was on 200 mg once per day vaginally and saw my progesterone go up about 10 points once I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By cryswilkins
I also really like the Rainbow Light prenatal, I...

I also really like the Rainbow Light prenatal, I get a pack with an extra DHA and frolic acid supplement.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-28-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By cryswilkins
With each of my kids I have gotten a high fever...

With each of my kids I have gotten a high fever at some point in the pregnancy. With this one I was 14 weeks, and baby thus far is great as are my other two....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By cryswilkins
If it was a blood test your levels were just...

If it was a blood test your levels were just probably low. I went in for HCG blood testing at 14 dpo and my numbers were on the lower end. When we tested again 72 hours later everything had properly...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By cryswilkins
The only thing that worked for me was taking 1/2...

The only thing that worked for me was taking 1/2 a unisome before bed. It lasts all day for me and has worked great.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-20-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By cryswilkins
Both my babies were totally different. DD was...

Both my babies were totally different. DD was two weeks late, DS was 3 weeks early. Both we were very sure on dates. I am now pregnant with my third and have no idea what to expect.

Good luck!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-14-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By cryswilkins
I am so sorry for your loss....

I am so sorry for your loss. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By cryswilkins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bokonon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-11-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By cryswilkins
Are you taking them orally or vaginally? I...

Are you taking them orally or vaginally?

I has some spotting when I was on it this pregnancy. I was taking it vaginally. There was also a lot of gross orange discharge all the time.

The first...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-05-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By cryswilkins
I didn't read all the replies :)   We had DS...

I didn't read all the replies :)
 
We had DS in a Birthing Center that was attached to the hospital.  We were only "required" to stay four hours.  They gave us the lab orders and the card for the...
Forum: Homebirth   04-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By cryswilkins
This is my third baby, first at home, and second...

This is my third baby, first at home, and second birth with a Doula. As much as I love my DH he is not always the best support when I am in labor.  He just gets overwhealmed and doesn't like to see...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By cryswilkins
Two table spoons with not do anything.  You need...

Two table spoons with not do anything.  You need to drink a lot like 2 to 4 oz for it to work.  Its not going to do anything if you aren't in early labor and you are not ready. 
 
With my DS my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By cryswilkins
I have seasonal allergies all the time and have...

I have seasonal allergies all the time and have taken Claratin (or the generic) all through pregnancy the last 3 times. If its turning into a cold I would just wait it out, most cold viruses last 10...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By cryswilkins
With DD I got very very dark lines. High...

With DD I got very very dark lines. High hormones I think. Congratulations.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,798
Posted By cryswilkins
I have never heard of it inducing labor. I used...

I have never heard of it inducing labor. I used it to to help ripen my cervix last time, starting at 36 weeks per my midwife. My previous pregnancy was overdue at 42 weeks and that pregnancy my...
Forum: Homebirth   04-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By cryswilkins
Are you sure your water didn't break? If you go...

Are you sure your water didn't break? If you go up the stairs is there a gush? What about when you stand from sitting? If so your water broke! That is how it was with DS.

As for how long it could...
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