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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-07-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Swirly
We opted not to do it, as the risk of...

We opted not to do it, as the risk of sensitization in the first trimester is actually quite low.  D&C procedures increase the risk significantly.  If you can miscarry naturally, that can mitigate...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Swirly
I always had extra milk after the first few days...

I always had extra milk after the first few days of having to pump, but if dd was too upset, my pumping had to wait. I didn't skip a pumping, just delayed it. I remember being so distraught, worried...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-03-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,154
Posted By Swirly
April Dawn, breast milk is digested differently,...

April Dawn, breast milk is digested differently, and your baby may totally ne hungry at night. I had to feed my baby (expressed mama milk) every hour until she was at least 13 months old, maybe...
Forum: Parenting   11-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,889
Posted By Swirly
My hope and dream is that I will be able to...

My hope and dream is that I will be able to continue giving my daughter support as she needs throughout her life, while allowing her to gain her full "adulthood" and be able to be her own person.
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
Posted By Swirly
I would love to adopt a 7 year old, LoL, but...

I would love to adopt a 7 year old, LoL, but raising another one from baby is not something I can face. (I actually didn't mind pregnancy and labor and delivery). We feel our delightfully intense...
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 11,595
Posted By Swirly
Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsten...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirsten http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14562231)
A bunch of two and a half year olds need...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,378
Posted By Swirly
I definitely try to protect my little one from...

I definitely try to protect my little one from being it and also try toprotect other children if I sense she is feeling violent. However, I am always amazed by how quickly little ones can shift from...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By Swirly
I am a perfectionist with health problems that...

I am a perfectionist with health problems that take away my energy and leave me in frequent pain. No way am I living up to my hope, dreams, and expectations.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Swirly
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif:

I understand your concerns, as I share them myself for my dd. Mine is older and I am still home with her now, but finding good care is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Swirly
I would have her play with the children, give...

I would have her play with the children, give them a snack, and allow you to get done the things you would like to do that are difficult to accomplish normally.

Most I know get paid more like...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-08-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,947
Posted By Swirly
Quote: Originally Posted by Carita...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14048507)
The only way to find out if they need adjuncts...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-07-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,947
Posted By Swirly
Quote: Originally Posted by Carita...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14040981)
What drives you to get your PhD? Is it just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-04-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,947
Posted By Swirly
Wow, you ladies are inspirational! I have...

Wow, you ladies are inspirational!

I have an M.S. in polymer science and engineering, and worked in my field as a scientist for 6 years before returning to university to do a PhD in materials...
Forum: Women's Health   07-03-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Swirly
I was taking 1000mg every night before bed,...

I was taking 1000mg every night before bed, although the recomended dosage is that much 3x per day, I believe. It did really help me, but I ran out a month or two ago and wanted to see what would...
Forum: Women's Health   07-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Swirly
Oh, poor thing - I hope they figure it out or he...

Oh, poor thing - I hope they figure it out or he just spontaneously gets better really quickly. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif:
Forum: Women's Health   07-02-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Swirly
I believe Magnesium also helps.

I believe Magnesium also helps.
Forum: Women's Health   07-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Swirly
Sounds an awful lot like swine flu to me. We...

Sounds an awful lot like swine flu to me. We have had all of those symptoms - days and days of high fever, incredible body aches, incessant nausea/stomach pain/diarrhea, and extreme sore throat and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-02-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,082
Posted By Swirly
I wish mine only watched 1 hour per day. I am...

I wish mine only watched 1 hour per day. I am really beginning to wish we never went dowqn the slippery slope in our house of using TV. But, I have an only child, which means I am her only...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Swirly
We had a lot of trouble, with my dd arching her...

We had a lot of trouble, with my dd arching her back, screaming through feedings, and finally refusing breast and bottle entirely. She definitely needed meds (and , in hindsight, needed for me to do...
Forum: Parenting   06-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Swirly
It sounds to me as if that whole family is just...

It sounds to me as if that whole family is just crying out for help. The parents are clearly in a tight spot if they are living in hotels. The mom needs all kinds of therapy and parenting help...
Forum: Women's Health   12-22-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Swirly
Quote: Originally Posted by SMUM...

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Originally Posted by SMUM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12840698)
I don't understand how anyone could know the...
Forum: Women's Health   12-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 33,597
Posted By Swirly
Honestly, garlic oil in the ear does nothing to...

Honestly, garlic oil in the ear does nothing to heal an inner ear infection or fluid build up behind the ear drum. The molecules are too large to diffuse at all through the membrane, so it would be...
Forum: Women's Health   12-21-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Swirly
Quote: Originally Posted by SMUM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12832392)
If you get in in time, great. If not, there will...
Forum: Women's Health   12-19-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Swirly
I am so sorry your baby is...

I am so sorry your baby is sickhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

You can make your own garlic oil, by baking some garlic in olive oil and filtering out the chunks....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,814
Posted By Swirly
What a strange reaction your friend had. DD...

What a strange reaction your friend had. DD enjoys an occasional bath with mama or daddy. It's funhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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