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Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-15-2016, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Alvie
Thank you ladies for the kind words of support! ...

Thank you ladies for the kind words of support! I always find great information on mothering!

Applejuice...I find it odd that the upper level they consider 'too high' seems to change. ...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-14-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Alvie
Test results for second 1 hour test came back...

Test results for second 1 hour test came back completely fine...I got 92 this time! I am so relieved...and glad I asked to re take it!

I had a protein and fat rich meal right before...eggs on...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-12-2016, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Alvie
My midwife practice has not mentioned another...

My midwife practice has not mentioned another scan in the 3 rd trimester and on my last visit she just felt my belly and said the baby is head down at the moment...so I don't think a good midwife...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-12-2016, 06:23 PM
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Views: 344
Posted By Alvie
Has anyone bought from TheMattressTailor.com ?

I'm looking at their co-sleeper organic mattress as it looks to have a nice thickness compared to other ones I have seen online. They don't have many reviews however. Anyone purchase from them and...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Alvie
My midwife practice were ok with me taking the 1...

My midwife practice were ok with me taking the 1 hour again (thankfully!) I will be sure to eat a larger breakfast this time with some protein and go straight to do the test.

Crossing my fingers...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-08-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Alvie
The only thing is the $30 one is made with...

The only thing is the $30 one is made with polyurethane foam with a vinyl waterproof cover - which they say is "Phthalate Free" and "Non-Toxic", but I'm not so sure about that. I'm also trying to...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-07-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Alvie
Hi...I got the arms reach mini too and found a...

Hi...I got the arms reach mini too and found a mattress that will fit on amazon for about $30...if you search 'babies r us bassinet mattress 31" by 18".

I have not purchased it yet but the reviews...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-07-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Alvie
Thanks ladies......I have my midwife checkup...

Thanks ladies......I have my midwife checkup tomorrow and was going to actually ask if I can re-take the 1 hour test as I was so borderline.

On the morning of the test I had just had a small bowl...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Alvie
I got a really nice one from Target - in the...

I got a really nice one from Target - in the maternity/nursing section - it has no underwire, and is really soft and comfortable.

Check out Target - they have some nice ones. (in the $20 - $30...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Alvie
Just failed my 1 hour Glucose!

I took this test on Friday, and today my midwife's office called to say I got 140 (cut off is 135) and they want me to do the 3 hour test.

Anyone have any experience with this? I'm a little...
Forum: Babywearing   05-30-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,199
Posted By Alvie
Has anyone tried a boba carrier with a newborn? ...

Has anyone tried a boba carrier with a newborn? I'm considering this one as a friend said its the best one she has used...(shes on baby #6...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-30-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Alvie
I like bite blocker. It smells good and is...

I like bite blocker. It smells good and is organic...and it works!
Forum: Baby Health   05-29-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Alvie
So sorry mama...hang in there! Is she still...

So sorry mama...hang in there! Is she still breast feeding?
For allergies...I would look at your diet and perhaps start with some good probiotic foods like kefir and saurkraut. It sounds like...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-11-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Alvie
Yes, this baby could be O blood like myself. ...

Yes, this baby could be O blood like myself.

I'm still very much in two minds about the prenatal rhogam at 28 weeks. The postnatal one I am ok with, as I can understand the benefits outweigh the...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-09-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Alvie
That is interesting japonica. My first son...

That is interesting japonica.

My first son was slightly jaundiced at birth. He is A + and I am O-. Would that mean that I was actually senitised to his A blood through ABO incompatibility?

So...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-08-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Alvie
Thanks for the package insert mamadee....that was...

Thanks for the package insert mamadee....that was helpful. At least they state no thimerosal or preservatives. I'm still unsure what other risks there may be for this child and if those risks...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-08-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Alvie
Unfortunately my husband is A+ and I am O - . My...

Unfortunately my husband is A+ and I am O - . My first ds is also A+ so I got the rhogam after he was born. The reason I am uncomfortable about prenatal rhogam vs post Natal is that they only...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Alvie
Rhogam ingredients?

Can anyone tell me if Rhogam contains the same adjuvants and preservatives as vaccines?

I'm close to 28 weeks and am not getting this shot during pregnancy as it seems arbritary to me in a healthy...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-03-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 8,553
Posted By Alvie
I liked the explanation of autism in the book...

I liked the explanation of autism in the book "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride. (You may know this as the GAPS diet for autism, ADHD and other auto immune issues,...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   04-26-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 352
Posted By Alvie
Welcome mama! I'm also due at the end of...

Welcome mama!

I'm also due at the end of Aug....due date is 25th!

Good luck on finding a midwife; and on your move. Hopefully you will have lots of help packing :smile:
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-26-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Alvie
I found a halo on craigslist for $140....but...

I found a halo on craigslist for $140....but hubby said "No way....for something we'll only need for the first few months.. !" (On a strict budget right now)

I think I'll more than likely get a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-25-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Alvie
Thanks pokeyak.... The halo looks nice...

Thanks pokeyak....

The halo looks nice although a little pricey brand new ($250). I'll scan craigslist to see if any are for sale in my area!

There are plenty of used arms reach ones...
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Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By Alvie
Hi there...you must be close now to your birth! ...

Hi there...you must be close now to your birth! I hope things are going well.

Just wanted to chime in that there are some nutrition things you can do to help with your labor. One is magnesium...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Alvie
Arms Reach co sleeper or ?

Hi.

I'm keen on the idea of a side sleeper...and Arms Reach brand seems to be the most popular. Are these good or are there other better ones to check out?

Thanks!
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   04-22-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By Alvie
Oops. I'm on my side...lol ..not sure how to fix...

Oops. I'm on my side...lol ..not sure how to fix that!
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