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  • alinic916alinic916
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    SLou24 said:
    @cooaladolly I have restless legs too and it gets SO much worse during pregnancy. No advice, just letting you know I feel your pain!! 

    (and ftr, pickle juice is so good for you!! we used to give it to our athletes for dehydration :) )
    Same! RLS is so much worse during pregnancy!! It hasn't been too bad, but I just remember it being awful by the end of my last pregnancy!!
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  • Question- why are so many mothers so obsessed with breastfeeding? Am I missing something? I get that breastmilk is "better" than formula...but at the expense of the mothers freedom and mental health?? A few of my friends have new babies and are killing themselves trying to breastfeed. Seeing lactation specialists ect. I don't get it. Why put so much pressure on yourself when formula is so available? Is it a personal satisfaction issue? After hearing the horror stories I'm pretty positive I'll be formula feeding my baby. I'm not about all that extra stress!
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  • Good point about formula feeding being expensive!
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    @jcbh2018 that was a great response!  
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  • mrsinterweb - Not judging moms who breastfeed! Just wondering why it was so important to them. I don't have a baby yet so I don't understand. Just genuine curiosity!
  • @jenferlee82 My thoughts exactly 
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  • Has anyone ever developed psoriasis in pregnancy? I thought I was having an eczema break out but its definitely not,  it's been too long and not responding to my creams. DH has psoriasis and said it looks more like that (it's on my elbow so difficult for me to see) though I've never had it in the past. Will run it by OB on Tue but got me a lite weirded out.... 
  • NBR - does everyone use the app for the bump or the desktop version? I remember when they made the app years ago and it was still easier to get on through the website was easier. I was hoping it would be better now but it seems certain functions still don’t work. Like the back arrow when you’re in a topic, I always have to scroll down and tap “October 2019 Moms”

    just wondering if anyone has these problems ℓσℓ 
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  • @perfectlove09 I use the app and it’s still kind of a pain. I’ve found that I have to hold my finger on the back button for a few second or two my phone really hard. 
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  • marbelliemarbellie
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    Hey ladies, anyone with thoughts on using doulas? I went to an event and met 5 doulas this weekend, but I'm still very on the fence. I'm a FTM so everything is a mystery really.
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  • cmbt2cmbt2
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    marbellie said:
    Hey ladies, anyone with thoughts on using doulas? I went to an event and met 5 doulas this weekend, but I'm still very on the fence. I'm a FTM so everything is a mystery really.
    I think some ladies here have used them in the past.

    my thoughts are this- is your H going to be able to support and advocate for you or is he going to be more on the opposite side of the spectrum? For me, it’s not worth it. My H is my advocate during this process and has no issues telling the hospital staff to leave. He asks what I need and does it. I know others who’s H’s aren’t like that, and to them, having a doula supporting them makes the world of a difference. 

    I also think that the care provided at the hospital will make a difference— I see MWs and go to a birth center within a hospital, so they focus more on giving the mother the birth experience she is trying for (within reason) vs a more traditional hospital
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    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19, It’s a Girl!
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  • @marbellie I used a doula and will again. I wrote a long comment about it on this thread a few pages back. 
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  • marbelliemarbellie
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    @cmbt2 thanks for your input!

    @greenbean-2 thanks, I'll go check it out. Oops I hope I didn't miss an entire exchange on this topic, if I did everyone feel free to not re-write your thoughts on doulas! I'm searching now
  • marbellie said:
    Hey ladies, anyone with thoughts on using doulas? I went to an event and met 5 doulas this weekend, but I'm still very on the fence. I'm a FTM so everything is a mystery really.
    My husband was great during both births. My labors seem to be on the faster side. I didn’t have a doula my first baby but I did my second. Even with my husband’s support it was nice having her there. She offered support in other ways we forgot about. She helped me remember I wanted to deliver on my hand and knees instead of back. She was there to give hubby a break if he needed, which is did not, she was there to help me feel better. I needed a lot of pressure put on my lower back and her and my husband were able to work on that together. 

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  • nnaelilaknnaelilak
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    @marbellie I talked about my doula experience earlier too! If you can't find it let me know and I'll write it up again 💚
    marbellie
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    @marbellie My doula was just on-call and inexpensively provided through my OB/MW office and I would have paid triple. She knew ways of physically supporting me and positioning to naturally relieve pressure/stress/pain. My husband was a great emotional support but doesn’t know anything about all of that.  

    I was sure I didn’t want to use an epidural so it was very valuable to me. 
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  • junebabyhjunebabyh
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    I have a formal wedding on June 22... need a maternity dress! Struggling with finding something appropriate that doesn't look too corporate or too casual/cheap. Any ideas other than Pea in the Pod?
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    junebabyh said:
    I have a formal wedding on June 22... need a maternity dress! Struggling with finding something appropriate that doesn't look too corporate or too casual/cheap. Any ideas other than Pea in the Pod?
    Have you looked at Amazon? They seem to have some good choices. I've also been told that Once Upon a Child has some maternity clothes, so it's possible you may find something there.
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    Has any STM+ had marginal placenta previa? I'm not hyper concerned at this point (the placenta is about 1.7 cm from the cervix opening, I think) as they said it usually moves as the pregnancy progresses, but I'm still curious about anyone else who may have experienced this.
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  • @junebabyh Rent the Runway has some maternity dresses. 
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  • junebabyh said:
    I have a formal wedding on June 22... need a maternity dress! Struggling with finding something appropriate that doesn't look too corporate or too casual/cheap. Any ideas other than Pea in the Pod?
    ASOS is my go-to! Free returns so you can just order and send back as much as you want!
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  • @junebabyh I got my maternity shoot dress on PinkBlush! They're a little pricier(I hate spending a lot on clothes) but its good material, soft and they have a lot of styles!! 

    With the breast feeding question, I love the answers many of you gave!!! So glad to see that there's a broad range here, and no one is judgy or rude about either! I'm pro breastfeeding entirely, so long as the health of the baby and mom are top priority. I let pride get the best of me with DS and didn't ask for help pumping, so I barely produced because I didn't have a good schedule or system. Not to mention huge lack of support from both families. We did 1/2 and 1/2, he had formula when he was with anyone but me. It was hell hell trying to figure out a formula to give him to not upset his stomach from the switching and I was terrified to tell WIC because I figured theyd be mad I was potentially giving up. (Which was another pride issue and totally not the case at all. Wish I had known then, would have saved money in formula!)
    We bf'd for almost 14 months and then I gave in til DD was born. DD went nearly 18 months! Little did I know she has a lactose allergy and that's what was causing her eczema to be so bad, on top of me eating eggs and drinking dairy. So when she quit finding a dairy supplement was hell 😔 this baby I'd like to get to 2 years. Mainly because I have much better knowledge (I want to go to school specifically to be a lactation consultant one day) and because it's cheaper in the long run( I have to finish getting spare parts and a new tote since mine ripped 😭), healthier in my opinion and personally much better for sleep to me. Breast sleep is one of the best things I've ever done(safely of course). 

    It really is a personal decision. One you can come to quite easily with reading, classes and research. Don't just rely on someone you knows story because everyone is very different. Hell even between kids is different! 




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  • cmbt2cmbt2
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    meagan-t said:
    Has any STM+ had marginal placenta previa? I'm not hyper concerned at this point (the placenta is about 1.7 cm from the cervix opening, I think) as they said it usually moves as the pregnancy progresses, but I'm still curious about anyone else who may have experienced this.
    I did with DS1. They called it a “low lying placenta,” at that time (perhaps terms have changed), where the placenta was less than 2 cm from the cervical opening. Only thing they did was check the location via a growth scan in 3rd tri. Over 90% will move out of that 2cm range as pregnancy progresses
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
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    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19, It’s a Girl!
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
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  • cmbt2cmbt2
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    @andromedacorrine2 DS2 is milk protein intolerant and our pedi has us give him two tums per day if you need a calcium supplement
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
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    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19, It’s a Girl!
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
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