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Forum: Trying To Conceive   Today, 03:53 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
Thanks for sharing. Do you have something you...

Thanks for sharing. Do you have something you would like to discuss?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By pokeyac
There are paints that are low or no-VOC. Those...

There are paints that are low or no-VOC. Those would be safer as there are reduced or no fumes. I don't think there would be any immediate effect on conception but exposure to toxins is not good...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By pokeyac
I believe it is a sign that you are getting ready...

I believe it is a sign that you are getting ready to O. When you are fertile, the cervix opens up and becomes pink, filled with blood. The tiny blood vessels can pop and bleed a little. Good luck!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 02:11 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
I think you need to move out ASAP. Your mother...

I think you need to move out ASAP. Your mother is not respecting your boundaries, and she's taking your money. I don't think enough time has passed for you to heal from the past abuse and have a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By pokeyac
Hi TeddysPrincess ! Welcome to Mothering! Thank...

Hi TeddysPrincess ! Welcome to Mothering! Thank you sleepingbeauty for the link to Queer Parenting. We have a Queer Conceptions thread with other folks who are getting ready to TTC or are in the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By pokeyac
Would drawstring pants work? There are some low...

Would drawstring pants work? There are some low rise maternity pants but they usually have a big elastic band and they don't always stay up well. I had some pants from Old Navy that had a very...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By pokeyac
:wave I thought that might be you, but I wasn't...

:wave I thought that might be you, but I wasn't sure! Hello! Happy Birthday to you daughter!
Forum: Infertility   08-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By pokeyac
I recommend calling your insurance company. I...

I recommend calling your insurance company. I know MA has a form of universal coverage but I imagine there may still be many different plans with different coverage. Are MA plans required to cover...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By pokeyac
The worst part was when the put the catheter in...

The worst part was when the put the catheter in my cervix and inflated to balloon a little to open it up. It was very crampy. What was annoying about mine too was that they had me on a table with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By pokeyac
Kellymom says that if you are breastfeeding 3-4...

Kellymom says that if you are breastfeeding 3-4 times a day, your baby does not need any other kinds of milk. You can check out their website for more info. Your milk is still great nutrition. If...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By pokeyac
Can you call and talk to a nurse or someone? ...

Can you call and talk to a nurse or someone? Can't hurt to ask. They may not be able to do anything but there are foodbourne illnesses that can affect the baby. I hope you feel better soon.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By pokeyac
I love Hotmilk bras. You can order from their...

I love Hotmilk bras. You can order from their website. They are pretty and I like the way they fit. They are made with regular bra materials not the microfiber stuff so many nursing bras seem to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations Friederike! I wish you speedy...

Congratulations Friederike! I wish you speedy healing. That sounds a bit rough. Take it easy and enjoy your time with your new little Nils and your wife.

:joy:joy:joy:joy:joy
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,232
Posted By pokeyac
Hi fillefantome I just sent you the info for a...

Hi fillefantome I just sent you the info for a new thread. You can cut and paste. If you decide to extend this thread, let me know and I can change the title. I hope it picks up soon! Good luck...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By pokeyac
You can take a calcium/magnesium supplement to...

You can take a calcium/magnesium supplement to help combat the supply dip that comes with having your monthly cycle back. Kellymom has more info on it. Also, with the Medela, I trimmed the ends of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,232
Posted By pokeyac
Hi All! If someone wants to start an August...

Hi All! If someone wants to start an August thread, let me know and I will send you the info. If not, we can always extend this one through August since it hasn't been very busy.
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By pokeyac
As someone who lives in the Bay Area, I would say...

As someone who lives in the Bay Area, I would say don't move here if you think you can't handle San Diego financially. This area is more expensive. You would have to live pretty far away from the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By pokeyac
I'm so glad they were able to help you and that...

I'm so glad they were able to help you and that you have a plan that feels good to you. I totally understand not wanting to put your daughter at risk. I hope the gentle weaning goes well and you...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-06-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
Hello! :w to Mothering! Please let us know if...

Hello!
:w to Mothering! Please let us know if there is any way we can help you in the community.
Pokey
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By pokeyac
I agree with everyone else. There is no one...

I agree with everyone else. There is no one soothing technique that works every single time. Babies are different. Do what works for you and ignore what other people say. Congratulations on your...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By pokeyac
Many many women use these and I would assume that...

Many many women use these and I would assume that they do work. I have used them in the past and they seemed to work. My problem is I think all OPK"s are a pain in the ass! I never seemed to get a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By pokeyac
Are you breastfeeding or formula-feeding? Many...

Are you breastfeeding or formula-feeding? Many people advise waiting until 6 months if they are excusively breastfed because it can help prevent allergies. 4-6 months is usually when people start...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By pokeyac
It doesn't sound like her body is ready to go...

It doesn't sound like her body is ready to go into labor. From your description, it sounds like they gave her a cervical ripener/prostaglandin twice and nothing happened, and the pitocin isn't doing...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By pokeyac
Hmm... I only know of cases where a guardianship...

Hmm... I only know of cases where a guardianship was sent up with foster children. I don't know how it would work with your partner. My first thought is that it would be revocable unlike an...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By pokeyac
I had that problem too. It's very frustrating! ...

I had that problem too. It's very frustrating! Babies are so tightly wound when they are born. They are used to being in a small space and they like to have their hands by their face in the womb. ...
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