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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,365
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Well, I'm now 6w5d and the nausea has been...

Well, I'm now 6w5d and the nausea has been ramping up over the last few days. I was hoping for a miracle and that I'd have NO nausea this time (ha!) but no such luck. However, it is still pretty...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I actually did cry a teensy bit at my group...

I actually did cry a teensy bit at my group meeting today while listening to the birth story of another surrogate who had just given birth to twins... but I think I would have even if I wasn't...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-20-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Um, nothing. I don't think pregnancy affects me...

Um, nothing. I don't think pregnancy affects me that way, haha!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By KSDoulaMama
My mom always used to say that when you're...

My mom always used to say that when you're pregnant you shouldn't carry anything heavier than your own kids. ;)
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seems like...

I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seems like there's a handful of us in northern CA.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 965
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I'm not quite as crunchy as your average MDC-er,...

I'm not quite as crunchy as your average MDC-er, but I like it here anyway. Our own babies were born at home, we believe in full-term breastfeeding, we cloth diaper, and aim for a simple life for our...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By KSDoulaMama
I have very specific dietary needs while I'm...

I have very specific dietary needs while I'm pregnant, I've found, which mostly means no sugar, very little of anything starchy at all, and very high protein with lots of fresh fruits and veggies. I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,365
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Yes, I remember you! :) I was not all that active...

Yes, I remember you! :) I was not all that active in that DDC... It started feeling weird once everyone was preparing for life with a baby and I obviously was not. But I like being able to hear about...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By KSDoulaMama
My family and friends already know... I shared...

My family and friends already know... I shared the news that I was doing a second surrogacy just before my embryo transfer, so they all found out when it took. I am not telling work yet though! I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,365
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Feeling pretty good right now at 5 weeks 3 days....

Feeling pretty good right now at 5 weeks 3 days. I'm counting down the days until I hit 6 weeks, which is when we'll really know how I'm feeling, haha! I had bad pregnancy nausea the last two...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By KSDoulaMama
How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today?
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I forgot to mention- my wife had red bleeding on...

I forgot to mention- my wife had red bleeding on and off her whole first trimester but when she would go in for acupuncture it would go away for a week at a time. No idea how that worked, but it did!...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Nope, does not always mean miscarriage. I had...

Nope, does not always mean miscarriage. I had spotting during my second pregnancy as well as profuse bleeding (miscarried a twin) and I carried a healthy baby to term. It's impossible to say what it...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I am using it to hopefully prevent morning...

I am using it to hopefully prevent morning sickness. I've had baaaad nausea with my first two pregnancy. I'm taking natural calm and occasionally use the "magnesium oil" that you use on your skin....
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,339
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,339
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Maybe "KSDoulaMama- May 12- pregnancy #3...

Maybe "KSDoulaMama- May 12- pregnancy #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) /surrogacy #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) "
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 936
Posted By KSDoulaMama
My first appointment will be just before I hit 7...

My first appointment will be just before I hit 7 weeks, which seems to be standard for IVF babies. Just to check how many there are (we suspect twins based on my beta results and the fact that we...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 859
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I'm really sorry about your loss. Even early in...

I'm really sorry about your loss. Even early in pregnancy, we invest so much of ourselves. Wishing you the best as you go through this.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Really working on being active, getting out and...

Really working on being active, getting out and walking or running, doing my fave prenatal yoga video, and hopefully soon getting to some actual yoga classes. I did a lot of these things before...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By KSDoulaMama
So far I'm feeling really good... better than I...

So far I'm feeling really good... better than I did during my first two pregnancies, even this early on. I'm only 4w4d right now so it is early, but I'm feeling optimistic. I did a lot of...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,339
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I'm due (I think) May 12. This is my third...

I'm due (I think) May 12. This is my third pregnancy. I have a four year old daughter (carried by me) and a 6 month old daughter (carried by my wife.) I also carried a baby girl as a gestational...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 16,875
Posted By KSDoulaMama
CAnanny- There is a bit of bloodwork that would...

CAnanny- There is a bit of bloodwork that would not be a bad idea to do. Also, I'd be interested to know if there is any possible chance of a bit of retained placenta. It's not typical for milk to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-28-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,165
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cananny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-22-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,165
Posted By KSDoulaMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by maxK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-14-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By KSDoulaMama
I think most agencies and fertility clinics...

I think most agencies and fertility clinics generally want a surrogate to have a track record of at least one term pregnancy.

I'd suggest searching and matching independently but DEFINITELY GET...
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