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I hate to complain about being pregnant but I feel like she is never going to come out. I had my ds a little over three weeks early and here I am at 39 weeks and nothing is going on. My dr. check me this morning and nothing. With ds I did not dialate at all before going into labor and I was in labor for 20 hours before I was 3 cm. I just hoping for a head start. On top of that I am in a wedding on Sat. and I was so hoping she would be here before hand. Plus, my sister is in town and my sister-in-law is here and if she does not come this week she will not get to see here until Sept.<br>
And to top it all off, I have poison ivy.<br>
I know a lot of it is the anxiety of all of it. I wish I didn't feel like there was so much pressure to have her this week (well, actually in the next two days).<br><br>
I just want to cry.<br>
Thanks for listening to my whine.
 

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relax (easier said then done lol) and read the article that someone posted on here about how we can slow our own labour. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> hopefully the poison ivy doesn't drive you batty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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(((HUGS))) Chels<br>
that's all I got...
 

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oh! I had poison ivy with my second during pregnancy and there was nothing safe to take. Oh my God that sucked! I so feel for you mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Hope things look up soon...
 

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Can you take homeopathics for the poison ivy? I just stocked up on some for our summer first aid kit, but I don't know if they are preggo compatible.<br><br>
(Here's the info: <a href="http://www.medifasthealth.org/blog/2010/03/30/conventional-naturopathic-and-homeopathic-advice-for-summer-first-aid/" target="_blank">http://www.medifasthealth.org/blog/2...mer-first-aid/</a><br>
Poison Ivy<br><br>
Conventional approach:<br>
If you have a rash from poison ivy, Dr. Ellert’s advice is to first wash the area thoroughly with soap (you can use either regular soap or poison ivy-specific soap such as Tecnu) and water and then apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, which will relieve inflammation and irritation. Calamine lotion and cold packs may also be helpful.<br>
Homeopathic approach:<br><br>
Wash thoroughly and then use a homeopathic remedy, depending on the symptoms. Dr. Carlston recommends Rhus toxicodendron (Rhus tox), made from poison ivy, if both itching and burning are intense… Sulphur if itching gets worse with heat… or Anacardium occidentale (a remedy derived from cashew nuts) if the rash is painful but light touching feels good.<br><br>
Naturopathic approach:<br>
Dr. Guiltinan recommends Calamine lotion along with the homeopathic remedy Rhus toxicodendron. A less common remedy that is also often helpful is comfrey, particularly in combination with goldenseal, she said. Yet another: Use old-fashioned lye soap. It removes the oil when applied in a thick paste to the affected area. Wash off after it dries completely.)<br><br><br>
Hang in there, mama!
 
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