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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 00:39 AM   6441
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Congrats to those expecting again!

We think we will be having a second, but not sure when. I just got a 3 month refill on BCP, so at least that long

When Lucina was born, the doctor told me I had a heart-shaped uterus during the c-section. I just had an HSG done last month, and... nope. It is normal. Turns out some doctors will lie to you about it to scare you out of trying for a VBAC. Luckily I've moved (we built a new house in another state), and Im now very close to an amazing hospital and doctor.
Good on you for getting another opinion you'd be amazed at some things people are told to 'encourage' another c-section! My VBAC was a very healing, positive experience which I will be forever thankful for. Good luck with everything



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 04:22 AM   6442
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Congrats to those expecting again!

We think we will be having a second, but not sure when. I just got a 3 month refill on BCP, so at least that long

When Lucina was born, the doctor told me I had a heart-shaped uterus during the c-section. I just had an HSG done last month, and... nope. It is normal. Turns out some doctors will lie to you about it to scare you out of trying for a VBAC. Luckily I've moved (we built a new house in another state), and Im now very close to an amazing hospital and doctor.
congrats on the house, Im delighted you got a second opinion x



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 04:23 AM   6443
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We are due with a little boy in 30 days!
Congrats! I am super jealous! i would love to be that far along, im so over being pregnant!



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 04:27 AM   6444
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3boys & countrybride congrats on your pregnancies. 3boys hang in there!

Congrats on the new house Gingerpanda & good on you for not letting a doctor persude you to do another section out of fear. You know in the states they don't even train the majority of doctors now in breach deliveries? I chose a hospital and group of doctors that specialize in breach deliveries for my twins. They were both head down right up to the birth in Jan and when the first exited, the second decided to party with all the new found space. I guess it's quite typical of twins. The doc took 17 min to get twin 2 out and from what the nurses told me 90% of other doctors would have rushed me for a section when it got a little hairy (the cord of #2 also prolapsed and he couldn't turn her and had a hard time grasping her leg to pull her out). Anyways, if you get a well trained doctor they are simply more comfortable and experienced in high risk situation, which a vbac may be.

I have no plans for more babies. We have to get 2-3 babysitters for date nights now as our 21 montg old almost requires a person to herself and the twins now 6 months old always want to be held. In Canada they've provides us with respite ladies that come and take care of the twins twice/week for 3 hours each free of charge. It's a wonderful volunteer program. The one lady had a real colicky baby (25 years ago) and absolutely cherishes holding and snuggling the girls. She couldn't hold her own daughter without being screamed at 24/7 and so appreciates the time with the girls. It's also hard to save for their university and a fourth would just throw the savings plan into a tail spin. So we're done!
Are your 21 month old babies talking yet? MacKinley's first string of words were 'I rov nuuu' when I sang skinamarink-y-dink-y-dink to hee a few months ago. Was very sweet!
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 07:21 AM   6445
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Yes, I had to have a c-section with Lucina because she was breech. It wasn't even an option. And the HSG test I had done just to find out a doctor lied to me was $1250 out of pocket.

She doesn't talk as much as I would like her to. She says several words, but mostly she still just babbles. She definitely understands everything we say, though.



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 07:50 AM   6446
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nathan also understands everything and has a few words! some of them are quite strange but i guess that comes with having older siblings teach you! He likes to run around the house shouting "america" we live in Ireland



 
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He likes to run around the house shouting "america" we live in Ireland



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 11:39 AM   6448
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Yes, I had to have a c-section with Lucina because she was breech. It wasn't even an option. And the HSG test I had done just to find out a doctor lied to me was $1250 out of pocket.

She doesn't talk as much as I would like her to. She says several words, but mostly she still just babbles. She definitely understands everything we say, though.
Were you struggling with infertility to have her do an hsg test? That's terribly expensive, does that mean in the States you pay a monthly premium for health care plus all sorts of 'extras' that aren't covered? I pay about $35/month with my company for premiums and everything except for 20% of drugs are covered. My friend lives in Florida and said she paid $7000 for the best healthcare plan last year so she could have her baby in a hospital. I was pretty horrified. Her baby was breach so what would happen if she didn't pay that money and needed to deliver in a hospital? She has no house or car, no assetts to sell or leverage. I just don't understand why Anericans, especially women, continue voting for a party that wants to take their universal healthcare away??



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 14:38 PM   6449
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Yes, I had to have a c-section with Lucina because she was breech. It wasn't even an option. And the HSG test I had done just to find out a doctor lied to me was $1250 out of pocket.

She doesn't talk as much as I would like her to. She says several words, but mostly she still just babbles. She definitely understands everything we say, though.
Were you struggling with infertility to have her do an hsg test? That's terribly expensive, does that mean in the States you pay a monthly premium for health care plus all sorts of 'extras' that aren't covered? I pay about $35/month with my company for premiums and everything except for 20% of drugs are covered. My friend lives in Florida and said she paid $7000 for the best healthcare plan last year so she could have her baby in a hospital. I was pretty horrified. Her baby was breach so what would happen if she didn't pay that money and needed to deliver in a hospital? She has no house or car, no assetts to sell or leverage. I just don't understand why Anericans, especially women, continue voting for a party that wants to take their universal healthcare away??
I did have other fertility issues that made getting pregnant difficult before, but those are all worked out. We literally only had this test because the old doctor told me I had a bicornuate uterus, and my new doctor wanted to know exactly what we were dealing with in case I wanted to get pregnant again later.

Girl, don't get me started on the state of healthcare in the US. It drives me crazy. The way it works here is you spend hundreds of dollars a month on insurance premiums, and they cover a certain percentage of certain things. Things having to do with fertility are rarely covered at all. Then you have to pay the rest.

Healthcare is more expensive here, so Lucina's birth and NICU stay was more than $100,000 before insurance. After insurance, we owed almost $10,000 out of pocket. The hospital will let you set up a payment plan woth them, and you just pay them some every month. Like a car.

Every year I vote for candidates pushing universal healthcare. We shouldn't be dying because we can't afford tens of thousands of dollars for treatment that shouldn't even cost that much in the first place.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2017, 00:13 AM   6450
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Oh my goodness that's horrific! You'd want to have twins back to back with that expensive a hospital stay! But they'd probably jack the price seeing that twin pregnancies/births are *special*



 
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