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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-15-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Ivy53
Hello, all. I have three children, aged 10, 7...

Hello, all. I have three children, aged 10, 7 and 1, and two of them are currently in their school district's gifted program (here called GATE, Gifted and Talented Education). I am happy with their...
Forum: VBAC   04-11-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,041
Posted By Ivy53
My c/s was because of induction issues. I have...

My c/s was because of induction issues. I have no idea if it was necessary or not but I lean towards not. That said, had they known how big he was I'm sure they would have wanted me to have a...
Forum: Homebirth   04-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ivy53
Oh, I'm so glad he's working out for you! Sounds...

Oh, I'm so glad he's working out for you! Sounds like you'll be in good hands.
Forum: Homebirth   04-10-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ivy53
I hate the big baby talk, mom31. I really...

I hate the big baby talk, mom31. I really understand. I'm in a due date group on another board and sometimes when other moms come back saying their doc is freaking out because an u/s showed the baby...
Forum: Homebirth   04-10-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ivy53
Would you be willing to travel? I don't know how...

Would you be willing to travel? I don't know how it is in Santa Barbara, but there are places down here that are VBAC-friendly. I'm in Orange County and I'm having a homebirth. I know things are...
Forum: VBAC   02-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ivy53
I'm also from a big baby family. All five of us...

I'm also from a big baby family. All five of us were over 9 lbs and I have a brother who was 11 lbs, 9 oz. My first son was a c-section, but not for size - for induction issues and probably "failure...
Forum: VBAC   01-07-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Ivy53
My oldest was born via c-section in 2003. It...

My oldest was born via c-section in 2003. It wasn't just the induction and c-section that was traumatic for me, but because of some of the complications that led me to having the c-section in the...
Forum: VBAC   11-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Ivy53
Thanks for your reply. I have heard about...

Thanks for your reply. I have heard about placentas moving up (like women discussing a placenta previa that was a problem early on not being a problem by the birth) but now I'm sort of worried about...
Forum: VBAC   11-02-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Ivy53
Hi everyone. I am 6 weeks pregnant with my third...

Hi everyone. I am 6 weeks pregnant with my third child. My first was a c-section (which I suspect was unnecessary) and my second was a hospital VBAC. I wanted to get away from regulations like...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ivy53
Just got back from Dr. Fleiss. He was very nice....

Just got back from Dr. Fleiss. He was very nice. The urine tests came back normal but he noticed some redness on the bottom of his penis and thinks he has an infection. So he's going to take some...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-01-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ivy53
Now we're at the end of day two. He hasn't had...

Now we're at the end of day two. He hasn't had any blood today, and his swelling went away this morning. But he still screams every time he starts to urinate, even though he's doing it into a cup of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-30-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ivy53
Hi all. I have posted here a couple of times...

Hi all. I have posted here a couple of times about my five-year-old son as he has a tight foreskin with a pinhole opening and I have been told by doctors he needed to be circumcised (he has a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,249
Posted By Ivy53
Thank you all. See, I had read all that a few...

Thank you all. See, I had read all that a few months ago, about how retraction sometimes doesn't happen until puberty and I even mentioned to the doctor that I've read not all 5-year-olds can...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,249
Posted By Ivy53
Well part of the reason I'm definitely going to...

Well part of the reason I'm definitely going to see this ped is because they did a test on his urine (from before he was examined) and they said there were traces of blood in it. I've never had a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,249
Posted By Ivy53
Hi, I don't mean to hijack this thread and I'll...

Hi, I don't mean to hijack this thread and I'll make my own thread if I need to but I just thought, if you guys are already talking about this here it seemed silly to make a new thread.
 
Now, I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ivy53
Hi Ray. I'm TTC my third child but I also took...

Hi Ray. I'm TTC my third child but I also took Yaz recently, though not as long as you. I took it on and off for a year for mood stuff associated with my cycle. I haven't done a lot of research as...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-12-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Ivy53
Here's the issue. This probably sounds crazy,...

Here's the issue. This probably sounds crazy, but my mom and I finally, finally planned a day at the spa (we've both had gift cards for this spa for over a year, I think I've had mine for two years...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-12-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Ivy53
I hope that is what happened to me this month! I...

I hope that is what happened to me this month! I used the Wondfo's last month and got a very obvious positive on CD 19 and I seem to have ovulated either CD 20 or 21 based on other signs. This...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-07-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Ivy53
That's neat, TesseractMom. Do they just come to...

That's neat, TesseractMom. Do they just come to your house or do you do it somewhere else?
Forum: California, Nevada   04-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Ivy53
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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-04-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Ivy53
Hi everyone. I'm still trying to learn the ins...

Hi everyone. I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of this particular forum community. I found the community here when I was doing a search for a question I had about one of my intact sons and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-03-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Ivy53
I just bought my seven-year-old son this book:...

I just bought my seven-year-old son this book: http://periodictable.com/theelements/ we saw it at the natural history museum and it looked fantastic (but didn't have the money for it at the time)....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-02-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ivy53
Interesting. I didn't realize caffeine could...

Interesting. I didn't realize caffeine could cause a problem with CM. I'd heard drinking green tea was good for CM and fertility, and I believe it has caffeine in it. I wonder if I was given wrong...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-02-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Ivy53
So you shouldn't take ibuprofin while TTC the...

So you shouldn't take ibuprofin while TTC the entire time? I knew you weren't really supposed to take it but I sort of decided it was good enough not to take it after ovulation...I guess I'll stop....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
  Lube?
Views: 318
Posted By Ivy53
When I was TTC my first back in 2002 the...

When I was TTC my first back in 2002 the consensus was that astroglide was a better alternative to lubs like KY if you wanted an environment that was better for sperm. We just kept using it after...
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