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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-01-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Nammymom
This is very encouraging. Mamarhu, we're also in...

This is very encouraging. Mamarhu, we're also in the Portland area! I requested the package from DHS and contacted another foster mom.

Do you all think it'd be reasonable to bring a foster child...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-31-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Nammymom
Hello, My hubby and I keep coming back to...

Hello,

My hubby and I keep coming back to wanting to be foster parents. We have one bio child and one adopted and would like to foster infants (one baby at a time).

Please tell me what you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-18-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Nammymom
Yes, and maybe my daughter will nurse enough...

Yes, and maybe my daughter will nurse enough during the flight to keep milk going.
This is an induced lactation situation (we adopted our daughter) and my milk supply is very precarious. The...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-18-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Nammymom
We'll be flying to Europe over Xmas with baby...

We'll be flying to Europe over Xmas with baby and in order to keep up my milk supply I need to pump several times a day. I'll bring my handpump in my carry-on but am curious about the practical know...
Forum: Babywearing   07-31-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,729
Posted By Nammymom
I'm looking to buy a soft carrier to use mostly...

I'm looking to buy a soft carrier to use mostly as a back pack but with the flexibility of wearing baby in front etc.
Which carrier would you recommend?

I'm leaning towards the Ergo, but am...
Forum: Infertility   08-12-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By Nammymom
Called "is your body babyfriendly?". It's about...

Called "is your body babyfriendly?". It's about the underlying immunological issues that can manifest in recurrent pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, and IVF failure. It's geared for those of...
Forum: Infertility   03-22-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Nammymom
Yes, I've had testing done. They took like 12...

Yes, I've had testing done. They took like 12 vials of blood! All checked out. Also did u/s to check ovarian reserves, all was fine. Then we did regular prenatal tests, blood panel & quad. screen,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-22-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Nammymom
Anyone have any words of wisdom about adoption...

Anyone have any words of wisdom about adoption agencies or finding a surrogate in the Portland, OR area?
Any agencies you'd recommend? Agencies you'd advise against? We've done some research and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-22-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Nammymom
Have any of you adopted in Oregon? We're trying...

Have any of you adopted in Oregon? We're trying to zero in on an agency for domestinc newborn adoption and I'd love to hear your experiences, good or bad.
On top of our list right now are "Journeys...
Forum: Infertility   03-22-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By Nammymom
So after 1 stillbirth (at almost 41 wks), 2 m/c...

So after 1 stillbirth (at almost 41 wks), 2 m/c (9 wks, 11 wks), and another m/c-stillbirth (birth at 16 wks gestation) 4 days ago.... what the hell is wrong with me?
Could this be something about...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-22-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 18,047
Posted By Nammymom
Hi, After reading lots of your...

Hi, After reading lots of your thoughts/experiences, let me just throw this out there....
We would like to find a surrogate mom. We're in Oregon. It'd be fantastic to find somewhere in the Portland...
Forum: Infertility   03-22-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Nammymom
Thanks, Rockies! I'd like to find out more about...

Thanks, Rockies! I'd like to find out more about finding a surrogate. Can you private-message me the info?
We live in Oregon, don't know about the laws but of course I'd find out.
Neither of our...
Forum: Infertility   03-22-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Nammymom
Hi, I'm a the point of giving up attempts to...

Hi, I'm a the point of giving up attempts to make my body produce a baby....after 4 babies dying in a row, I don't have it in me anymore.
Do any of you know about surrogates? I know a clinic where...
Forum: Infertility   03-22-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nammymom
Tenk, I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm sorry...

Tenk, I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm sorry about all of us losing babies and having trouble in this regard. A friend of mine mentioned a book "The celiac pregnancy" or something like that (I...
Forum: Infertility   03-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nammymom
Hi, our son is probably celiac. When we found...

Hi, our son is probably celiac. When we found out I did a lot of reading on celiac & fertility. What I found out is, if you are a celiac, it takes your body 6-12 mths on a GF diet till it's in...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-21-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Nammymom
OK, I've glanced over the archives. Where can I...

OK, I've glanced over the archives. Where can I find reliable info on the right dosage and/or form in which to take a prgesterone supplement?
All of you who have done extensive research on...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-14-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,197
Posted By Nammymom
Hi Natesmom, So sorry about your loss. What...

Hi Natesmom,

So sorry about your loss. What helps me is to try and find joy every day. Actively looking for it helps me find it. Some people take comfort in the fact that stillbirth is very rare,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-25-2006, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Nammymom
I had a miscarriage and D&C 2 weeks ago. My...

I had a miscarriage and D&C 2 weeks ago. My temperatures now (follicular phase) seem a little higher than before I conceived. Does that mean my hormones are out of balance?

Yesterday I had a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-24-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Nammymom
Hi Megreg, I'm sorry about your baby's...

Hi Megreg,

I'm sorry about your baby's death. We're at a similar place like you (just m/c with D&C 2 weeks ago).

You're probably familiar with the basic recommendations, clean diet, light...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-23-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Nammymom
Thank you Mamas. And I am very sorry for the...

Thank you Mamas. And I am very sorry for the babies you all have lost. The bleeding has stopped, I'm feeling fine physically and have been at peace with the whole thing (not happy, but no longer...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-15-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,978
Posted By Nammymom
I had a D&C June 10, following a m/c at 10 weeks...

I had a D&C June 10, following a m/c at 10 weeks (baby would have been 8 wks old). I read the previous threads, but am still unsure. This was my first m/c. Our previous baby was stillborn at 41...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-13-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Nammymom
Thanks, Mamas, for your kind words and support....

Thanks, Mamas, for your kind words and support. Rachel, I totally relate to what you said. I'm so sorry about your daughter.
Well, sadly, our baby died. All of a sudden, I had gushing bleeding and...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-07-2006, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Nammymom
Hi ELKmom, Start charting now. Free on...

Hi ELKmom,

Start charting now. Free on fertilityfriend.com. It'll tell you so much. Not just whether you ovulated or not, but also if there's a "luteal phase defect", or low progesterone, or...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   06-06-2006, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Nammymom
So a year ago, our 2nd son died during the...

So a year ago, our 2nd son died during the birth. We were told our chances of having a healthy baby next are "excellent".
I entered this week-end 7 weeks p.g. (gestational age), started bleeding...
Forum: December 2006   05-30-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 292
Posted By Nammymom
Not to pry....but is there any doctor, hospital...

Not to pry....but is there any doctor, hospital maternity ward or midwife you can call? The BM wouldn't worry me much because it could be caused by food you ate or vitamins. But you should establish...
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