Pregnancy Chat - January!

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Pregnancy Chat - January!
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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 3:56am

Congrats to all our newly pregnant WTTG ladies! Here's hoping there are many more in 2012!


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Registered: 08-24-2005
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 12:24pm
Katja- What you are saying about being super sensitive to some meds, is a real concern. Make sure your OB knows, and also the nurses at the hospital (if it is possible carry a certificate made by your OB, some nurses don't take patients seriously). You may actually need the epidural or some other form of pain relief (an emergency c-section or something), and the anesthesiologist absolutely needs to know that.

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Registered: 07-21-2011
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 5:14pm

Your LO is so cute. Love the pictures!

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 6:43pm

teacher85:
You birthed a healthy baby...nothing inept about that! And I don't think anyone on this board would think so. We're a pretty chill group!

We all go into birth with our own expectations and goals. Of course, the main objective is healthy baby and healthy mom, but we all carry other images of birth, too. A sterile hospital feels good and safe for many women. For me, a hospital feels scary and full of sickness. I know my feelings are fairly irrational, but I can't get rid of them. I tried! I feel nervous and frightened in a hospital setting even when I am a visitor coming to see a friend or relative. Going into birth with those fears wasn't good for me or my babies. Unfortunately, my options were limited, but with baby #2, I was able to make my hospital birth more of what I wanted with a smaller hospital and a care provider that I really trusted.

Above all, I think a mom just needs to feel good about her own birth experience, no matter what it is. I am passionate about natural birth...not because it is RIGHT but because for many women it is truly empowering and life changing and gentle for babies. It won't be that for everyone, and it isn't DESIRED by everyone. That's totally okay!

(Having a baby is life-changing no matter what!)

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 6:44pm
Well said, Mari!
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 10:01pm
Natalie,

You're up next! How did your move go?

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Registered: 09-03-2004
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 12:36pm

Katja – I was about 90% sure that I wouldn’t return to work after my maternity leave, but I didn’t make a decision until ¾ through my leave, and at that point, I told my boss immediately.


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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 12:48pm
Natalie: I was wondering how you were doing. My ODS had night terrors as well... so scary for parents... but they are a phase and he will eventually grow out of them... bt that's not what you want to hear when your getting no sleep. ((hugs))
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Registered: 12-23-2003
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 2:49pm
Natalie- Big babies are hard no matter what- I do think that once you've given birth once though that it must be easier the next time as everything is a bit stretched out... that is what I am banking on at least!! I am so sorry you have been having these sleep problems with Amos Jr- I would have the TV on day and night just to get a break!!! The night terrors sound awful and I hope it gets much better fast!!! I can't believe you are already almost 37 weeks- so exciting!!! When did Amos Jr come?
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Registered: 09-15-2007
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 7:53pm

Natalie- I can't believe how close you are now!

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Registered: 09-03-2004
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 7:29pm

Kate and Ash - For the past two nights, Amos Jr has slept straight through again!


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