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Forum: Breastfeeding   04-18-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By chrisa
'Lucky' me, my period came while EBF, and it's...

'Lucky' me, my period came while EBF, and it's considerably decreased my supply. I know about supplements and tricks to increase supply because I've done them all. :(

The only 2 moms I know on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By chrisa
First of all, I'm sorry to hear that your son...

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that your son was dx with autism.
 
As someone whose nightmare throughout this pregnancy has been the threat of PTL, I, of course, do not want this to be true (took...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-10-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by babycatcher12 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360034/pregnant-with-no-insurance-tips#post_17071515)
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-09-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By chrisa
My midwife couldn't find it with a fetoscope at...

My midwife couldn't find it with a fetoscope at 20 weeks, but heard it at the following appointment, at 25 weeks.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by babycatcher12 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360034/pregnant-with-no-insurance-tips#post_17068410)

I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By chrisa
Thanks Hansigurumi! Yes, I'm stubborn and...

Thanks Hansigurumi! Yes, I'm stubborn and determined to have this baby in Seattle. :)
The NW practice sounds great.
 
I don't know what happened, but hope all is well with you and your family!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-23-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By chrisa
Thank you all for your recommendations....

Thank you all for your recommendations. Unfortunately Cindie Brown no longer has hospital privileges, but she's my backup if I make it to 37 weeks. Dr. Chris Adams doesn't take new patients,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-23-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,599
Posted By chrisa
Dakota, please don't give up, your dose clearly...

Dakota, please don't give up, your dose clearly needs to be increased. I would call back and insist to speak with the doctor. Or tell the nurse that you specifically discussed with your dr. the need...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By chrisa
Thanks, Dahlia!   Does anyone have a...

Thanks, Dahlia!
 
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good pediatrician?
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By chrisa
Witty, what a wonderful testimony, thank you for...

Witty, what a wonderful testimony, thank you for sharing!
 
I should clarify that I would LOVE to be able to do it with my baby; when I said it's not how I imagined the first hour, I was thinking...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-18-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By chrisa
Thank you both for replying!   Kaydove, I'll...

Thank you both for replying!
 
Kaydove, I'll be moving to Seattle proper, close to South Lake Union area (haven't found a place to live yet, now looking in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne Downtown and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By chrisa
I’m moving to Seattle next month! Ideally, I...

I’m moving to Seattle next month! Ideally, I would have liked a homebirth or in a birth center. However, I’m at risk for preterm labor, so a practice group with OBs and midwives would make most...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By chrisa
Dandylez, I've been thinking about you...

Dandylez, I've been thinking about you and "Pickle". I hope you're all doing great and are able to continue kangaroo care.
 
This organization provides parent support which includes a parent...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By chrisa
My advice would be to not set in stone a...

My advice would be to not set in stone a specific date to tell people. Play it by ear, see how you feel with this pregnancy, and make the decision accordingly.
Many women feel movement early, at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 830
Posted By chrisa
I had several ultrasounds so far, because I'm...

I had several ultrasounds so far, because I'm high-risk. That said, I've only had about 1/4 of the scans they would have liked me to have. Had I had a normal pregnancy I would have refused U/S..
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,175
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mommel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By chrisa
Does anyone have a personal experience? I didn't...

Does anyone have a personal experience? I didn't even know it was possible, let alone that most babies do that naturally. It's not how we imagined our first hour with the newborn, but would be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By chrisa
I'm neither, just sharing my experience. I've...

I'm neither, just sharing my experience. I've been using an inversion machine almost daily for 30+ minutes at a time, and my baby has remained head down since 19 wks (I'm now 24).
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,774
Posted By chrisa
I hope this is not the case with you, it could...

I hope this is not the case with you, it could be a molar or partial molar pregnancy.
 
Because it's rare, many OBs don't have experience with these cases (I'm sure I was my dr.'s first patient),...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,080
Posted By chrisa
He listed as pros for circumcision "the benefit...

He listed as pros for circumcision "the benefit of avoiding STDs", which is highly misleading. And encouraged intact men to clean their foreskin in order not to pass on STDs to women.
Really?!? I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by olien http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354960/cvs-thoughts-appreciated#post_17005276)

Well, after...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-06-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by olien http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354960/cvs-thoughts-appreciated#post_17003651)

I am so sorry to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By chrisa
Initially I was leaning toward taking the...

Initially I was leaning toward taking the hypnobirthing class. But I researched them online, and all moms who had done both programs with different children strongly preferred Hypnobabies. That's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By chrisa
Would you consider doing the Maternity21 test?...

Would you consider doing the Maternity21 test? It's much better than the 1st trimester screen (99% accuracy), and non-invasive = 0 risk to the baby.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By chrisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dogmom327 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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