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Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By blissful_maia
BarefootBrooke, like Wild Rose I do not typically...

BarefootBrooke, like Wild Rose I do not typically "recommend" courses of action/treatment unless there is a strong indication or time-sensitive emergency. I feel it is my job as a midwife to provide...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By blissful_maia
Glad you're not worried, BarefootBrooke. Your...

Glad you're not worried, BarefootBrooke. Your midwife sounds like she has read the evidence and is very level-headed and comforting! One isolated "soft marker" in an otherwise healthy pregnancy and...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By blissful_maia
I think "irritable uterus" is a pretty subjective...

I think "irritable uterus" is a pretty subjective diagnosis but to me it would be contractions/cramps that aren't labour/dilating the cervix that do not improve with rest, hydration, self-care etc....
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By blissful_maia
I did/am skipping it (and any ultrasound). It...

I did/am skipping it (and any ultrasound). It hasn't been proven to improve outcomes in low risk mothers/pregnancies and I don't believe the safety has been adequately demonstrated either. I will...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By blissful_maia
That's my theory and I'm sticking with it! :love...

That's my theory and I'm sticking with it! :love :lol
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By blissful_maia
Good luck with the potty stuff, MPsSweetie!...

Good luck with the potty stuff, MPsSweetie! Hopefully he'll realize how much more comfortable it is. :)

We have 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 (possibly 2 if we were creative) downstairs. Right now we...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 714
Posted By blissful_maia
It was two weeks! I was primary for 6 of them and...

It was two weeks! I was primary for 6 of them and backup/assistant for the others, which is highly unusual but just the way the births fall sometimes (some 37 weekers, some 42 weekers)! Starting...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By blissful_maia
katydid5, have you had your urine cultured?...

katydid5, have you had your urine cultured? D-Mannose is harmless to try in the meantime but it would be good to know if your symptoms are possibly being caused by a different issue, or what...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 238
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes and 10 billion probiotics/capsule really...

Yes and 10 billion probiotics/capsule really isn't a whole lot IMO. Great that it focuses on the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains as those are the ones you want baby to pick up. :) I don't...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 197
Posted By blissful_maia
As a precipitous birther, I DEFINITELY would not...

As a precipitous birther, I DEFINITELY would not spend $250 to rent a tub I probably wouldn't even get into. A trough or even your own shower/bath if you crave it would be cheaper/free and more...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 3,102
Posted By blissful_maia
:hug eternalw that is a lot to take in!! It...

:hug eternalw that is a lot to take in!! It definitely seems the case that mamas-of-many are more prone to previa for the reason Metasequoia mentioned! Do you know how many inches/cm the placenta...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By blissful_maia
I hear you on the BH ctx! Mine are insane this go...

I hear you on the BH ctx! Mine are insane this go around. I get overwhelmingly tight ones often (at least 5-10 per day, sometimes more) and some are painful (mostly associated with fast movement,...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 130
Posted By blissful_maia
What would I do? I would eat them! Oysters are a...

What would I do? I would eat them! Oysters are a gold mine of nutrition, and not just re: zinc. They are the single richest source of iodine in the world, which is soooo good for the baby. I firmly...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 714
Posted By blissful_maia
Hi mamas, I am back and hopefully for good this...

Hi mamas, I am back and hopefully for good this time. This week has been just insanity for me. I've had another 6 births since I checked in last. I had chiro and massage last week and got an amazing...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 349
Posted By blissful_maia
Welcome back Wild Rose! Glad your babe is a...

Welcome back Wild Rose! Glad your babe is a grower and a mover! I too am ALWAYS hungry. My husband laughs at my lunch "suitcase" as he calls it every time I leave the house for work. But I need lots...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By blissful_maia
This is giving me flashbacks of summer '09...

This is giving me flashbacks of summer '09 (record breaking hot summer in Canada at least) with my last baby... He existed in a cotton diaper and whenever he needed lots of snuggling or when we were...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 147
Posted By blissful_maia
Of the ones you listed, I love Grace and Mae (but...

Of the ones you listed, I love Grace and Mae (but like May better). June is also lovely. I like Abigail a lot too!
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 735
Posted By blissful_maia
I'm not giving it. I feel like we don't fully...

I'm not giving it. I feel like we don't fully understand the issue and I would rather not mess with nature to find out 15 years later that we shouldn't have been supplementing all those babies......
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 131
Posted By blissful_maia
So awesome and LOVE her name! I was convinced...

So awesome and LOVE her name! I was convinced this babe was a girl but it's looking statistically less likely every day in this DDC. :lol
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 69
Posted By blissful_maia
Congrats on your relaxed sweet girl. :heartbeat

Congrats on your relaxed sweet girl. :heartbeat
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By blissful_maia
Ble530!!! YAY! :love :joy :heartbeat One...

Ble530!!! YAY! :love :joy :heartbeat

One last hurdle and you can breathe your big sigh of relief and enjoy the rest of your 9 mos. So awesome. :hug
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 82
Posted By blissful_maia
Yay! Congrats on the boy TealCandy! We found out...

Yay! Congrats on the boy TealCandy! We found out this way in our previous pregnancy as well and I agree it was more ceremonial than the doctor blabbing it out in the office. :lol
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 203
Posted By blissful_maia
Oh my gosh Mallow!!!!!!! :joy :joy :joy You must...

Oh my gosh Mallow!!!!!!! :joy :joy :joy You must be walking on air! So exciting!!!! :storkgirl
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,582
Posted By blissful_maia
Ahhhh fresh baby Metasequoia! :joy :love...

Ahhhh fresh baby Metasequoia! :joy :love :heartbeat That is quite a difference, both wonderful in their own ways! You'll probably plateau at some point in the 20-30 weeks and not continue at this...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By blissful_maia
Correct that you're in the same position now as...

Correct that you're in the same position now as in your first pregnancy. :) The first shot is given because it lasts 12 weeks in the body so it is thought to cover any labour/birth "events" and then...
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