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Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-29-2014, 10:29 PM
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Tell your doctors. It could be something that is...

Tell your doctors. It could be something that is beyond you and they are there to help. You need to take care of you first as best you can so that you have something to give. ESPECIALLY if you're...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-29-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By sparatikness
I'm 4 months pp and realized I have PPA/PPD. I...

I'm 4 months pp and realized I have PPA/PPD. I noticed something wrong 2 months out but tried to fight it naturally (supplements, exercise, meditation) but after I read a ton I realized I needed help...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By sparatikness
So sorry it's been hard! Isolation is hard and...

So sorry it's been hard! Isolation is hard and friends not calling is hurtful. You're right, being expected to do all that IS unrealistic so you do what you can, and I bet you're doing awesome.

I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By sparatikness
Yeah I didn't know. Seems prizes are given for...

Yeah I didn't know. Seems prizes are given for how quickly you can get back on your feet. I'm a super active person so I fight to make myself stay down. I've heard from women that they were very...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By sparatikness
I'm part of the Jan 2014 dd club and am 2.5...

I'm part of the Jan 2014 dd club and am 2.5 weeks pp. I'm posting an amazing blog post as a reminder to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF DURING THIS TIME! I wish I would have known this a few weeks ago.
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Forum: Work from Home Parents   12-28-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By sparatikness
Wildmonkeys yes! I've been freelancing for about...

Wildmonkeys yes! I've been freelancing for about 13 years (with a few full time jobs in the mix) and this is my biggest struggle. And I've done it all without kids so I can't imagine this routine...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By sparatikness
Bath with epsom salts help muscles (not too hot...

Bath with epsom salts help muscles (not too hot though). Check youtube for prental yoga moves. I've pulled muscles during pregnancy (although not with other children!) and these subtle movements...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By sparatikness
Great book that covers this and other myths...

Great book that covers this and other myths backed by data! Emily Oster - Expecting Better. I was too sick for almost 6 months to drink coffee but then was able to more. I didn't go over 1 cup per...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By sparatikness
I'm at 36 weeks and have started feeling all...

I'm at 36 weeks and have started feeling all kinds of good things in the last two weeks. :) I asked my doula about it and she recommended some visual relaxation meditations. I was also having a lot...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By sparatikness
Hello lovely pregnant ladies and moms! I heard...

Hello lovely pregnant ladies and moms! I heard this was a great resource so I thought I would join and participate. This is my first baby, and my Argentinian husband and I live in Los Angeles, CA...
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