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Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-12-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By missus
I love this forum! I haven't logged on for so...

I love this forum! I haven't logged on for so long, but remember it being really helpful when I was TTC and pregnant. Since I had a baby, though, I have hardly had time to wipe my butt. :-)
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By missus
I have a friend who was given a Clearblue East...

I have a friend who was given a Clearblue East fertility monitor by another friend, without instructions. She needs to know how to get it started. Also, I remember from my time TTC (several years...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-16-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By missus
Hey - I'm a queer mommy in East Vancouver too (I...

Hey - I'm a queer mommy in East Vancouver too (I know most of those midwives, and I'm a novice doula). My son is now 2, was born at home and we self-inseminated with him. We're going to start trying...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-15-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,125
Posted By missus
55 minutes. My first birth (only so far) was at...

55 minutes. My first birth (only so far) was at home w/ no meds. I remember the cx feeling like they came in "sets" of 3 - and I remember feeling about 10 sets of 3 cx. I pushed as/when needed, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-17-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,885
Posted By missus
My son (22 mos) says "dootgeen" for 'do it...

My son (22 mos) says "dootgeen" for 'do it again'. Also, for some reason he calls bears "diapers" - I think he says a picture of a bear in diapers and has called them that ever since.
My neice...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-28-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By missus
My midwives recommended Dr. Newman, and I've...

My midwives recommended Dr. Newman, and I've used the site alot.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-27-2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By missus
While I agree the breast is best and...

While I agree the breast is best and bottle-feeding is not preferred, I just want to give you the encouragement that you are doing everything you can for your baby, and there is no shame in feeding...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-14-2005, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By missus
We'd been told by the midwives the "plan for a...

We'd been told by the midwives the "plan for a home birth and be prepared to go to hospital if you need/want to". This helped me w/ my nerves about not knowing what to expect, how I would cope etc....
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-31-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By missus
I think they start you on that dose to see if it...

I think they start you on that dose to see if it works for you, then increase as needed. I've had some success on the 40 (as of 6 days), but would love to be making more milk. I'm pumping w/ double...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-03-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By missus
It's great to see others in this situation -...

It's great to see others in this situation - it's been during my pregnancy that my "female" partner has really had her gender issues come to the forefront...something about impending parenthood and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,004
Posted By missus
and my partner just told me an hour ago that she...

and my partner just told me an hour ago that she doesn't like either of the names (boy/girl) that I have told EVERYONE we are considering naming our baby. The girl name is the name of a friend of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-01-2005, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By missus
Quote: Originally Posted by mamabain talking...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabain
talking to a l & d nurse friend of mine about that pic, her 1st words:

if that were for real, she'd be going for immediate c-section cuz her uterus is...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,787
Posted By missus
My 13 year-old chow has been strangely clingy...

My 13 year-old chow has been strangely clingy lately, following me from room-to-room and into the bathroom. She lay down next to the tub the other night - appearing to want to get in with me. This,...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,411
Posted By missus
After reading this I was like "holy crumb, I...

After reading this I was like "holy crumb, I better think of something". So I figure I'll have sandwich fixin's available, and have breakfast items stocked up. Something I would LOVE and will work...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By missus
Is this dumb? I buy this "natural bleach" for...

Is this dumb? I buy this "natural bleach" for cleaning & laundry, which is just hydrogen peroxide. I thought I'd use that to rinse off the pool today. It's pouring out so I have to do it inside, no...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-29-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By missus
My latest adventure has been nightly butt...

My latest adventure has been nightly butt hiccups - since I'm 39 weeks, my baby's head is low down/engaged (I think). So when s/he get the hiccups - which is quite regularly right now - i feel it in...
Forum: Homebirth   09-27-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,133
Posted By missus
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif for the "labour-aide" drink, my m/w recommends using liquid calcium/magnesium, which apparently helps w/ the cramps. She provides a...
Forum: Homebirth   09-27-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,133
Posted By missus
My m/w also recommends wetting approx. 6...

My m/w also recommends wetting approx. 6 maxi-pads and freezing them - also for ice pack. If you spray them (instead of soaking), then they don't become ice blocks. She also recommended some...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 66,807
Posted By missus
I'm 39 weeks and trying to "encourage" labour to...

I'm 39 weeks and trying to "encourage" labour to begin by taking mega-doses of evening primrose oil (orally) and this herbal tea from a healthfood store - it has nettle, raspberry leaf and black...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-27-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,930
Posted By missus
this just assumes a family w/ 5 sons is having...

this just assumes a family w/ 5 sons is having LOTS of sex, not necessarily "good" sex :LOL
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By missus
It wasn't until I went to prenatal class and...

It wasn't until I went to prenatal class and people described the feeling, that I recognized I do have BH, alot! It didn't feel like a 'contraction' to me (crampy, or what I thought contrax would...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By missus
I've had ribs "pop out" of position (not only...

I've had ribs "pop out" of position (not only during the pregnancy, before too) and it's really painful. A sharp, constant pain in lower rib cage, as well as dull ache in surrounding tissue. A chiro...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-19-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By missus
My friend just moved to Winnipeg, from...

My friend just moved to Winnipeg, from Commercial Drive in Vancouver. She has 2 kids - ages 6 and 4 - and would love to meet other moms in the same boat. She's finding the town pretty conservative...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By missus
A friend of mine said her midwife recommended...

A friend of mine said her midwife recommended she eat something in the middle of the night if/when she's having trouble sleeping (as we often do in late pregnancy...) b/c her blood sugar could be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2005, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,723
Posted By missus
I have had this problem for several months now...

I have had this problem for several months now (I'm now 37 weeks and the baby's head is pressing on my bladder...) and had dealt w/ it by bathing twice a day and wearing panti-liners. I've tried the...
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