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FFFQ! Fresh Flame Free Questions! 5/29! Ask about ANYTHING HERE! NO SHADE! NO MEANIES!

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  • ElRubyElRuby member
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    What is the deal with swimming while dilated? @klkonwi already answered my similar bath question but now I am wondering about this!
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  • ElRubyElRuby member
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    Sorry I posted in old thread and that one has gotten too big! My question is about swimming in my pool and being dilated... Yes? No?
  • bbnmama2012bbnmama2012 member
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    I really want to avoid going to my doctor today. They're crazy busy as all but two doctors have left the practice here and they're always kind of hateful when I call.
    How do you know when it is more than just discharge? I've had discharge this whole pregnancy but today it seems like it is more. It even ran down my legs a little. Sorry TMI. Should I go in today or wait to mention it at my appointment on Tuesday?

    ETA: My BP is slightly elevated too. 140/83
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  • edited May 2015
    I really want to avoid going to my doctor today. They're crazy busy as all but two doctors have left the practice here and they're always kind of hateful when I call. How do you know when it is more than just discharge? I've had discharge this whole pregnancy but today it seems like it is more. It even ran down my legs a little. Sorry TMI. Should I go in today or wait to mention it at my appointment on Tuesday?
    If you're concerned about it, I'd go ahead and give them a call to see if the nurses think it's something that should be checked out. That way you get an answer and don't have to dwell on it all weekend, but you don't have to go in if it's not necessary :) 

    ETA just saw the comment about them being hateful when you call... I think I'd still go ahead and call, but I definitely understand why you want to avoid that. Sorry I'm not of more help :/
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  • Do any STMs have experience with exclusively feeding pumped breastmilk? Is pumping as often as you would breastfeed sufficient to keep up supply?
  • Sammy KSammy K member
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    Do any STMs have experience with exclusively feeding pumped breastmilk? Is pumping as often as you would breastfeed sufficient to keep up supply?

    Yeah, actually. DS was a biter and after drawing blood twice, I was too nervous to bf him directly. That was when he was 6 mo. I pumped for the next 3 and he only had bottles (and solids). Not only was I able to keep my supply up, I was able to pump enough in those 3 months that he had breast milk through 1 year. Pumping exclusively sucks. You really have to be dedicated. On the upside, pumping on a schedule is easier than waiting for kiddo to be hungry.
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  • Sammy K said:

    Do any STMs have experience with exclusively feeding pumped breastmilk? Is pumping as often as you would breastfeed sufficient to keep up supply?

    Yeah, actually. DS was a biter and after drawing blood twice, I was too nervous to bf him directly. That was when he was 6 mo. I pumped for the next 3 and he only had bottles (and solids). Not only was I able to keep my supply up, I was able to pump enough in those 3 months that he had breast milk through 1 year. Pumping exclusively sucks. You really have to be dedicated. On the upside, pumping on a schedule is easier than waiting for kiddo to be hungry.

    I'm going to be a sahm for the first few months at least so I'll have plenty of time to pump... But why does it suck? Is it more time consuming than bfing directly? I'm a total noob.
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  • naccornaccor member
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    I'm so happy someone asked about inductions! I'm getting induced Sunday and I thought I was cool with it and now I'm kinda scared kinda excited...but at least I know what to expect after reading this
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  • I really want to avoid going to my doctor today. They're crazy busy as all but two doctors have left the practice here and they're always kind of hateful when I call.
    How do you know when it is more than just discharge? I've had discharge this whole pregnancy but today it seems like it is more. It even ran down my legs a little. Sorry TMI. Should I go in today or wait to mention it at my appointment on Tuesday?

    ETA: My BP is slightly elevated too. 140/83

    Mine was 140/80 today, they wanted to do a NST since everything else was normal. (Urine, etc)



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  • mccall35mccall35 member
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    @laurendutch says:
    You forgot that the baby still need to be fed and burped!


    Haha touché.

    Eta: Quote tree trimming fail.
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  • Yesterday baby really was not moving a lot at all and I was having fairly intense BH all day so I decided to just go ahead and call the nurses just to be sure everything was ok. They said that what I described was definitely BH because they weren't intense enough to be the real deal, but that they generally prefer that they not occur more than 4 times/hour. So I've started counting, even when I'm sure they're not real labor contractions. It's really making me aware of how often I'm having these, working out to be about 1-2 an hour. Anyone else counting your BH or are you guys ignoring them for the most part? Just curious if others have received similar instructions, because this was the first time I'd encountered them.
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  • @karaelaine1991 I count everything since all of mine hurt pretty bad at this point.
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  • I have a question. I asked dr Google but didn't really get a clear answer.

    I know if your baby is breech a c section seems to be the route of choice. And from the statistics I saw, it seems to result in a lower infant death rate. Which is good! But why is coming out feet first THAT dangerous. Obviously it is a big deal based on the studies I looked at, I'm just not sure why exactly it's so dangerous for the baby to come out that way...
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  • I was wondering this too. Its not really feet first but butt first but both my boys had smaller butts than heads when you fold up the legs. Is it the issue of the head getting stuck after body is delivered? Or no smooth path down the birth canal?
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  • edited May 2015

    ElRuby said:

    Sorry I posted in old thread and that one has gotten too big! My question is about swimming in my pool and being dilated... Yes? No?

    Oh goodness, I hope this is okay. I swam dilated for a few weeks. Tuesday morning after a day or two of wondering if I was in early labor I went swimming at 7am. Super easy to time contractions. Every 5th lap for a lap, once I started to feel like I was going to drown on contraction laps I went back home. Baby was born at 7pm. Swim, swim, swim. He's perfectly healthy is you want a case study of 1!
    I've swum my whole third trimester! My doctor says that's great and had not placed any limitations on me!
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  • SammeMotleySammeMotley member
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    I was wondering this too. Its not really feet first but butt first but both my boys had smaller butts than heads when you fold up the legs. Is it the issue of the head getting stuck after body is delivered? Or no smooth path down the birth canal?

    If I had to guess I would say there's a chance of hip dislocation and neck breaking along with other injuries. Both legs aren't necessarily going to come out together and chin should be tucked rather than lifted. This is just from an uneducated viewpoint. I've had two cesareans.

    Edited for spelling.
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  • Now that I think about my doctor knows I swim everyday and she asked me if I was still swimming on appointments after I had started dilating. I think its completely a non-issue. I will say it was really nice to swim during a prolonged early labor. It made me feel human and strong again and I think it helped contractions become regular. Swimming in 3rd trimester feels great. I also think it helps maintain your abdominal muscles so you can push effectively, and recover from pregnancy/labor quickly.
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  • ^^ the head can get stuck...as it is the biggest part.. And sometimes the cervix can clamp down
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  • Nruiz29Nruiz29 member
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    When do you usually gain the most weight? Lol I had pretty steady weight gain until week 32-35... Now I feel like a huge blimp and I'm scared I'm going to go from a 30pound weight gain to 60 in a month :-O
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  • I have a question. I asked dr Google but didn't really get a clear answer.

    I know if your baby is breech a c section seems to be the route of choice. And from the statistics I saw, it seems to result in a lower infant death rate. Which is good! But why is coming out feet first THAT dangerous. Obviously it is a big deal based on the studies I looked at, I'm just not sure why exactly it's so dangerous for the baby to come out that way...

    There are some complications that I know of that can be dangerous with vaginal breech birth. I think cord prolapse is more common with breech birth (up to 15% with footling breech where the baby is feet first rather than butt first). Another risk is head entrapment - as the head is the biggest part of a baby, breech position may mean that the body delivers before the woman is dilated enough to deliver the head. You can imagine that if the body is out but the head is still trapped, the umbilical cord will be at risk of getting compressed.
    I'm sure that there are more risks, but those are some of the big dangers.
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  • @Nruiz29 I'm up close to 40 lbs total gained and it seems to come in spurts. I was only 106 lbs at my first appointment and man are my legs feeling this.
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  • Nruiz29Nruiz29 member
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    @fridaysdance same here.. My feet are so swollen I don't know if they can handle any more weight. I'm so scared to gain like 20 pounds in these last 4 weeks and get a bunch of stretch marks( I'm def prone to them). This should be the last of my worries buy I'm still concerned haha
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