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Old May 4th, 2018, 16:13 PM   41
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I donít either. I didnít even know there were flavours until you mentioned it. I made the mistake of buying prenatal gummies thinking they would be easier to take and was I ever so wrong. I had to switch back to capsules.



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Old May 7th, 2018, 05:33 AM   42
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How is every one? I had a bad day yesterday hoping today will be better



 
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Old May 7th, 2018, 09:09 AM   43
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Egh. I felt really bad all weekend, but for some strange reason I got an appetite for a ginger tofu dish from a nearby Thai restaurant last night. I had my husband go pick it up (so I wouldn't have to see or smell any other food), and managed to eat a reasonable amount with some rice. I'm still feeling pretty sick today, but my body feels better overall from getting some nutrition.

Has anyone been to see their doctor yet this pregnancy? I was not initially scheduled until later this month (around 8 weeks), but they want me to come in for a viability scan on Thursday since I'm "old" and have had losses. I've had to switch to a different practice than w my first two babies, and am trying to decide if I even want to mention the sickness to them.



 
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Old May 7th, 2018, 10:54 AM   44
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That's great you managed to eat something. Even if you can't bear the sight of that dish ever again in your life it was worth it, lol.

I am doing all my care with a MW this pregnancy. I plan on a home birth and she was at the birth of my other 3. The first two I carried on seeing a doctor (which is provided by the state here) too but wasn't impressed with their care. Appointments were always running very late. They were always rushed and never seemed to remember anything about us. The doctors didn't seem to have much experience and kept changing. The MW on the other hand is super attentive and very experienced.

OH called a doctor yesterday on the phone to do a house call to prescribe medication but he ended up sending us the prescription electronically so he didn't have to come in person.

Do you mind me asking how old you are? I will be 39 when this baby comes. Which I guess makes me old too, lol.



 
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Old May 7th, 2018, 13:11 PM   45
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Iíve been feeling pretty good. I even managed a larger meal last night with little to no nausea.

Rhiannon, Iíve been seen since week 6 for a viability scan because Iíve had two consecutive losses. Then I had another scan at 8 weeks and then a regular appointment at 12 weeks where a doppler was used to confirm the heartbeat. My last pregnancy pregnancies I was seen by midwives, but this time I have an obgyn but want to switch soon.

Bunny. Will this be your first home birth? Iím considering one this time and would love some insight. My first pregnancy I gave birth at a birthing center and enjoyed it so I canít imagine giving birth in a hospital and the birthing center is too far away now for me to be seen there.



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Old May 7th, 2018, 14:47 PM   46
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My other two were home births too, so all being well this will be my 4th. They were wonderful experiences. Feel free to ask questions.



 
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Old May 7th, 2018, 16:02 PM   47
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Thatís amazing! I love the idea of being home, it feels very natural to me. I do have a question, something Iíve always wondered. When my water broke it was a lot, I had extra amniotic fluid throughout my pregnancy and it was almost like a flood. I worry about that mess in my home haha. How was that handled? Were any of them water births?



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Old May 7th, 2018, 16:29 PM   48
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I am 39, and will be 40 when the baby is born. I'm in the US where the trend is to over-medicalize everything! I would have had the option to do midwife care with my first (since I was not yet officially old), but delivery would have been in the hospital anyway and I liked my ObGyn. There are options to do a birthing center near me, but none were as close as the hospital about a half mile away and I wanted to be able to walk. My delivery of my son went very smoothly with minimal monitoring and no medical interventions. My daughter was breech (and a month early, and her cord prolapsed...) so that was a c section with all sorts of interventions. I am strongly hoping to VBAC this baby.

With my first, an overzealous nurse had me coming in to get weighed EVERY WEEK when I was honest about how often I was being sick. It was so pointless. Now that I've switched doctors, I'm hesitant to mention it at all because I don't want it to turn into some kind of risk factor. I know how to identify when I'm getting dehydrated, and know to go to the hospital if that happens. Medications have not been great for me in the past, so I'm inclined to try and just manage it on my own.



 
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Old May 8th, 2018, 07:10 AM   49
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I can understand how it makes sense to manage it yourself if the doctor can't really offer you much anyway.

I tried two medications last time with limited results. I have decided I would like to try Zofran this time but the doctor won't prescribe it without trying the other two again. So I am doing that at the moment. I am some one who hates taking medication, especially when pregnant but it's getting bad enough I decided I should at least give it a go. With my first I managed it myself without any medication but it lasted a much shorter time. This time it started bad at 5 weeks and is still getting worse. I have already lost 20lbs and don't expect to be better before 13 weeks. Thankfully in the past I have not been one of the unlucky women who gets it all the was through.



 
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Old May 8th, 2018, 07:22 AM   50
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That’s amazing! I love the idea of being home, it feels very natural to me. I do have a question, something I’ve always wondered. When my water broke it was a lot, I had extra amniotic fluid throughout my pregnancy and it was almost like a flood. I worry about that mess in my home haha. How was that handled? Were any of them water births?
My waters only went in advanced labour and were mostly stuck behind baby so the majority only came out during the actual birth. The MW told me to put a waterproof mattress cover on the bed and buy a pack of disposable bed protector pads. She used the pads to catch most of the mess. The sheets and a couple of towels needed washing and there was a bag of rubbish to throw away. The MW tidied up the rest before she left. Of course if your waters went suddenly it could make a mess, but then I suppose that can happen at home even when you plan a hospital birth. I guess you would just have to deal with it with towels, disposable pads etc. I know some ladies like to have a couple of cheap shower curtains on hand for protecting things. If you have white carpet in your house or something that could be awkward otherwise it's not too hard to protect things like the mattress and sofa. Honestly my experience is that toddlers are way messier than home births, lol.

I didn't have a water birth, I didn't quite fancy the idea, but I know loads of ladies love them.



 
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