Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Two questions related to nursing while pregnant (I'd like to post to the breastfeeding com but I don't have posting access, anyone know why?)
1. I've heard that by 20 weeks or so, the milk changes to a mix with colostrum. My midwife said that the toddler either loves or hates it. Did anyone not notice any change? My son has been lingering longer but isn't asking more or anything.
2. I've also heard its supposed to bother me or hurt me. It doesn't. I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering if some ppl escape that symptom completely?
Also is there any go-to book or resource on tandem nursing? I'm okay with doing so, but trying to play it by ear to see whether my son will wean during pregnancy.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
11:04PM - HypnoBirthing
Mommies-- Who here has experience with HypnoBirthing (as in you have used it for a birth or are in the process of learning to prepare for birth)? I would love to hear your experiences!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
2:51PM - FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH Survey
FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH: Help researchers at the University of British Columbia (in Vancouver, Canada), learn more about pregnant women's concerns and fears about childbirth.
We are looking for pregnant women to fill out a short online questionnaire about their pregnancy.
Please click on the link below to take the quick 15min survey.
Or find out more about research at the Mother-Infant Wellness Lab here:
Thanks for your participation!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
3:52PM - Doula??
So, i'm 12 weeks along this Friday. It may be a little early to be thinking about such things, but I just couldn't help myself. I'm trying to find out if a birth doula is what I need. I'm going to have a hospital birth, most likely with an epidural, even if it's just a light/walking epi...I also would like someone to coach me with being a mommy, and breastfeeding, and possibly come home with me for about two weeks after the birth to just kinda help with breastfeeding and be a mommy coach. I'm not sure if what i'm looking for is a doula, because I thought they only were there during the birth. The only people that will be with me during the birth is my fiance, and possibly my mother. I won't have much other help at the birth, or at home for that matter. I'd like to have a little more support. I checked the midwife and doula tags but I didn't see anything exactly relating. Mods please delete is this is a repeat.
So moms (and dads), what exactly am I looking for??
Saturday, October 31, 2009
1:56AM - Self created drama
Okay, so I'm 19 and pregnant by the most amazingly un-guylike guy in the world. We've been together since the 10th grade of high school and I have no doubts he'll be a great dad. Myself on the other hand I'm not so sure about. Not the whole being a dad thing(actually I might be better at that than being a mom), but nurturing has never really been my forte. I'm most often crass, unempathetic, egocentric, and unaffectionate. Everyone keeps telling me that it'll come naturally after I hold the baby(I'm not convinced). I don't even like hanging around people too much on a good day. I like my quiet, my privacy, and my order(I even alphabetize my books). I'm just not so sure about how great a mom I'm going to be. But that's 6 months away. Right now I'm so neurotic about everything that goes into my body that my doctor has told me to sit back and have a cigarette(all in jest of course). I'm still going from caffeine and cigarette withdraws(going from half a pack and 4 cups a day to nothing is hard). I know that some people say that it's fine to have a bit of caffeine every now and then in moderation, but I'm not sold on that idea either. I'm just so scared of everything that I can't even enjoy this. I'm nervous about putting anything bad into my body more than I have to(I take epi for my asthma twice a day) that I've caught myself asking the people at McDonald's what kind of oil they use to cook their fries. I'm also afraid of being as emotionally detached as my mother was towards me. I border on the hermit side because of it and I don't want my kid to be shut up for weeks at a time like I was. My boyfriend keeps telling me that everything will be okay, but it's easy for him to say, he doesn't have to worry about being considered an unfit parent, he's perfect for crying out loud! I just keep thinking, this isn't how it's suppose to happen, I'm not suppose to have kids...ever. I'm meant to teach them and then send them off on their way. I don't know, I figured for my first post it wouldn't hurt to sulk and complain a bit.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
4:19PM - safe while pregnant?
aspartame? splenda? what do you guys think?
Friday, June 5, 2009
First things first...
The first day of my last period was April 8, 2009. I still haven't gotten my period yet, along with some symptoms.
I feel more tired than usual but I also feel nausea, which I rarely ever get, much less two days in row. I've been feeling nausea for the last week. My belly's also noticeably bigger... I haven't changed my diet at all and lose weight easily.
I did have unprotected sex with my boyfriend twice, one in late April and one in May, after I was supposed to get my period but had gotten a light spotting instead.
I don't have any breast soreness and I took a pregnancy test today, it came back negative.
What is this??
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
7:41PM - 37 weeks
i don't remember my first pregnancy being this painful!! when the baby rolls it actually hurts and causes me to lose my breath.
anyone else get this?
also - i had to be induced with my first, and i'm having a c-section this time around.... but are there any tell tale signs of labor besides the obvious (losing plug, lightening, etc) just curious.
Monday, January 5, 2009
11:12PM - Please Help...
I don't know if I am pregnant... I haven't taken a test yet because I am scared to... I'm scared of the results, and even if it is negative what if it's too early and can't catch the signs...?
I'm freaking out because I'm very late for my period and my boyfriend and I sometimes have unprotected sex(though he never finishes in me). I have been told that there is such a thing as "precum" and that it is more fertile that his actual semen.. We are both very scared... Please... I just.... Need help... I don't know what to do... I can't even sleep... I'm always on the verge of tears... Please...
I may not be able to get on here much as I am currently in a bad situation at home... my e-mail address is: email@example.com
Friday, December 19, 2008
10:23PM - Knowledge is prevention...
If you have Myspace, please add this to your page and please PLEASE pass this along to every person you know...
This is the page my friend who recently lost her baby created to help other mothers out there get answers before it is too late...
Please delete is inappropriate...
Friday, October 31, 2008
12:37PM - Pregnant Mother Casting
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I've only read a tiny bit about this, and I can't remember where it's dealt with in "What to Expect" and "Your Pregnancy, Week by Week"... so I thought I'd post here and see if anyone else has any other resources.
I'm a cat person. My DH wasn't a cat person until we moved in together because his mother's very allergic. I've got an uncle who's allergic. Since there are allergies in both of our families, how likely is it that our baby will be allergic to cats?
(Posted to pregnant and pregnancy101)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Free email that charts your Pregnancy Week by Week through the American Pregnancy Association:
I just joined as a partner member for my pregnancy massage practice - http://www.MasterpieceMassage.com
Saturday, May 17, 2008
3:52PM - Intro/Update
Hello! I'm new to this community. My husband and I are expecting our first baby this December! We are so excited! Looking forward to meeting other moms and moms to be!
How far along are you? 10 weeks
What symptoms are you experiencing? burpy but nausea is oging away.
How are you feeling? very happy to be pregnant!
Any appointments this week and how did they go? my next appt is June 4th--getting sono and vist.
Food cravings? mainly sweets
Favorite things this week about being pregnant? Just so happy to have a baby on the way! :)
Thursday, April 3, 2008
My husband and I had our VERY FIRST prenatal appointment yesterday!!
It was a little overwhelming, with all the information presented to us at once, but we're both excited. Our due date is November 30, 2008, and as of today, we're 5 weeks, 4 days.
I am in awe of this miracle growing inside me.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
3:57PM - FOR PREGNANT TEENS
If you're pregnant and 16 or 17 years old and live in either New York or Connecticut, MTV wants to hear from you!
We want to document your lives in the months leading up to the birth of your child for a new series. What does your family think? Do they support your decision to keep your child or give it up for adoption? Is the baby’s father involved?
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us the details about your pregnancy, your family, the relationship between you and the baby’s father and why this is important to you. Also, be sure to include your name, address, home phone, cell phone, work and a picture of yourself.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
been having some really bad pains up near the joint of my hips...i'm guessing it's getting used to sleeping on my sides, but it gets pretty painful ...I've been sleeping on a heating pad and I have one of those long pillows...but I'm still havin some discomfort... anyone else have this problem?
Friday, December 21, 2007
12:25PM - Soon to be new mom
Im new to the community. I am having a baby girl feb. What i want to know will my worrys of not being a good parent go away? Im so scared in gonna screw up. Also im going to breastfeed i was told it hurt really bad but then was told it dont can anyone share there breastfeeding tory with me? If you feel ok with that.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
12:36PM - Confused As Hell
My boyfriend and I had sex right around the time I was fertile and able to get pregnant. My period is always 3-4 days long but this month it started on the right day but it ended halfway through the day, then it started up again the next day for two hours and I haven't seen it again since.
So, basically my period lasted less than twenty-four hours AND it was way lighter than it normally is. That really worried me, my period has been really regular since I was fourteen and I'm nineteen now. I've taken two home pregnancy tests and one at the doctor's yesterday but all came out negative. I've got a form to go for a blood pregnancy test and will be doing that Saturday before I go to the States for two weeks (yay!) but I'm ready to pull my hair out.
I've been really nauseous lately and the past couple days I've been throwing up, I doubt this has anything to do with this but last night it looked like I had purple splotched on my legs, upper and lower. I also have light brown lines on my breasts, which have been slightly more tender than usual and have gotten bigger. (*le sigh* just what I need... bigger boobs, they're big enough as it is! Anyone want to trade? :P)
Hopeful & Confused
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