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  • hatratshatrats
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    Oh OK, thanks for the info! I thought in certain models the tubes needed to be washed regularly for some reason.
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  • @hatrats Not that I know of, at least. My Medela was an open system and the manual specifically said to not wash the tubes or put water in them. It also gave directions as to what to do if moisture did get in the tubes. 
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  •  If you have a preemie or an immune compromised baby,  there are steam cleaning bags for the tubing.  Otherwise you don't have to worry about them. 
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  • @JNR6510 Excellent choice ;) 

    I just got my S1 today! I'm still trying to figure out how flanges work and fit.....

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
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  • @Sugargirl1019 it will all make sense when your breasts are full of milk and your nipples will most likely be larger then. Have you looked on youtube about the spectra? I know medela has a flange sizing guide. I needed a small for one breast and a medium for the other, but I wouldn't have been able to tell that until my milk came in. 
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  • I ordered my insurance provided breast pump on Monday and it arrived today. So excited!  I got the Medela PISA. 
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  • @cmar1006 did they require a prescription?? My insurance does... I was terrified to breast feed my DD because I was so overwhelmed with people pressuring me... but this time I'm thinking I'm gonna give it a go to save some money so I get a longer leave. I was hoping insurance would cover the new Medela. 
  • CSL522CSL522
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    I used the Medela pump in style last baby and it did well for me after I went back to work at 2 months. I was nursing him when we were together during the day/weekends and on lunch break. We nursed until last month (21 months). I ordered the Spectra S2 this time because I heard great things about it. I figure if I don't like the Spectra I'll use my Medela from last time but wanted to give it a try.
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  • I'm ordering a Medela, but I have to go through a specific supply company because the others I tried here in Dallas code the Medela as "upgraded" and insurance won't cover it.
  • Reviving an old thread because I had another question... My insurance sent me a list of about a dozen companies they go through to provide the breast pumps that are covered on my plan. Of those, four carry the Spectra S1 I want. Is there usually any reason to pick one company to order from over another?
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  • @missyrosek  I noticed that a few of the different sites of different prices. I went with the one that offered the S1 for the cheapest.
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  • My sister gave me the Medela PISA she got from insurance. She ended up switching to formula when my nephew was 6 weeks old, so it was hardly used and is practically brand new. I'll still get one through my insurance so I can keep one at work and one at home. I just called my insurance and they offer Medela PISA, Ameda Purely Yours, Spectra S2+, and Hygeia Enjoye. Not sure which one I'll go with yet.
  • @missyrosek I think the company I went through was aeroflow..they won't ship until a week before your due date but it was super easy and didn't require a prescription or anything you just put in your insurance info and then pick from the options you qualify for
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  • hmclaren said:
    @missyrosek I think the company I went through was aeroflow..they won't ship until a week before your due date but it was super easy and didn't require a prescription or anything you just put in your insurance info and then pick from the options you qualify for
    Aeroflow sent me mine weeks ago. It has to do with your insurance.

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
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  • hmclaren said:
    @missyrosek I think the company I went through was aeroflow..they won't ship until a week before your due date but it was super easy and didn't require a prescription or anything you just put in your insurance info and then pick from the options you qualify for
    Aeroflow sent me mine weeks ago. It has to do with your insurance.
    Oops my bad, didn't know!
    Sugargirl1019
  • hmclaren said:
    hmclaren said:
    @missyrosek I think the company I went through was aeroflow..they won't ship until a week before your due date but it was super easy and didn't require a prescription or anything you just put in your insurance info and then pick from the options you qualify for
    Aeroflow sent me mine weeks ago. It has to do with your insurance.
    Oops my bad, didn't know!
    No prob! They actually do require a prescription, but you give them your doctor's fax number and they do all the contacting!

    But yes SO easy!! Loved them.

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
  • Aeroflow was amazing for sending me my pump last time. I had a Medela PISA, and it was more like "PITA" haha. I got a Spectra 2s with insurance through aeroflow.... oh my gosh. Night and day difference. It was so quiet and gentler on the nips, but still efficient. I exclusively pumped for 6 months and used the Spectra for about 3.5-4 of those. The Medela is more portable as it comes in a backpack, but the Spectra is easy to carry too. 
  • Just found out this past week that the only kind of pump my insurance covers is the manual...so I am going to take a gifted electric mendela from one of my best friends. she has extra new attachments  and tubes etcs. She also thankfully has a larger chest so already has the larger cones to attach to the pump.  
    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
  • Going with the Spectra S1; have had so many recommendations from moms I trust who use the S1 or S2.  I'll probably end up using the Medela Symphony as well because they have those in the lactation room at work; lots of colleagues like that as well.  
  • edited June 2017
    Yay, I'm 28 weeks now, so I was able to finally order mine through my insurance on the Medela site. They make you wait till you're 28 weeks. I got the same one I got last time, the Medela Pump in Style Advanced.
  • Yay! My pump came today! Considering last time with my old insurance I had to wait till after the baby was born, this is really exciting to have it in advance.
    Sugargirl1019BecauseLove
  • I just called my insurance and found out since I have met my out of pocket deductable it is paid for in full! I'll just get mine at the hospital like I did last time. 
    BecauseLove
  • Got my pump yesterday!  Spectra S1.  Now I just need to figure out how the darned thing works!
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