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  1. Thread: Good-bye

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    I'm so sorry. I know we haven't spoken either but...

    I'm so sorry. I know we haven't spoken either but my deepest condolences for the illness of your daughter, Evangeline.

    I'm actually in training to become a pediatric pathologist, specializing in...
  2. Thread: TTC 6 Months +

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    I'm still thinking of you too, Maggie. I'm sure...

    I'm still thinking of you too, Maggie. I'm sure there are others who lurk on this thread, but people don't like posting bad news (or no news, which in this case is bad news). You're the only one...
  3. I took Zofran, too, for occasional NVP. Here's...

    I took Zofran, too, for occasional NVP. Here's the data for anyone interested:

    Diclegis is the only FDA-approved (*on-label*, specifically for nausea & vomiting of pregnancy) anti-emetic.
    ...
  4. The ER doctors and midwives likely don't know....

    The ER doctors and midwives likely don't know. The OBs have no excuse; the FDA warning came out in the end of 2013.

    Call your doctors office and leave a message asking for a script. They should...
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    Thank you!! They go together in real life, too....

    Thank you!! They go together in real life, too. They're like tiny ginger clones.
  6. All of your symptoms stem from the vomiting and...

    All of your symptoms stem from the vomiting and subsequent dehydration. I can't diagnose you over the internet with HG but it certainly sounds likely.

    A much much much better and more validated...
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    Myrrine / Myrrhine, a derivative of Greek...

    Myrrine / Myrrhine, a derivative of Greek "myron," meaning "myrrh," and the name of a famous Amazon warrior queen in mythology.
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    Hi kim-- I haven't had an abdominoplasty, but I...

    Hi kim-- I haven't had an abdominoplasty, but I have performed them.

    In this operation everything is superficial to the fascial layer that protected your abdominal contents (organs) from the...
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    Suzywoo, babies often rotate anteriorly in labor....

    Suzywoo, babies often rotate anteriorly in labor. Lunges and the other exercises do no harm but don't have much proven benefit; however, internal rotation is a natural part of the birth process and...
  10. And from blade.

    And from blade.
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    Yes, this was a serum pregnancy test. "Chemistry"...

    Yes, this was a serum pregnancy test. "Chemistry" refers to bloodwork, urine tests, and anything else the lab runs. All women of reproductive age are usually tested for pregnancy when they present to...
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    Thank you all for your kind words about my little...

    Thank you all for your kind words about my little gingersnsps!
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    Wonderful news, Poppy!!

    Wonderful news, Poppy!!
  14. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    A consistent value of 1-2 on a quantitative serum...

    A consistent value of 1-2 on a quantitative serum test means you are not pregnant. It's within the standard range of error on the instrument analyzer-- which is why anything less than 5 is called...
  15. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    Well, technically if you're not pregnant your HCG...

    Well, technically if you're not pregnant your HCG should be 0. But laboratory-wise anything less than 5, I believe, is called negative.

    A TV ultrasound can visualize a gestational sac when your...
  16. Here's the usual doctor hedge: it *could* be...

    Here's the usual doctor hedge: it *could* be anything, and diagnosing you over the internet is not exactly best practices.

    But by far the most likely thing is that you're experiencing the...
  17. Thread: Ttc 2015

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    I don't have anything picked out, as in set in...

    I don't have anything picked out, as in set in stone. My favorites currently are Blaise Gregory Tariq and Fleur Sylvana Sahar, but they are quite subject to change. I also am trying to decide if I am...
  18. Thread: Scarlett

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    I think it's waaaaaay too much. It's bookends, a...

    I think it's waaaaaay too much. It's bookends, a matched set, etc.

    But I do think Scarlett is a good stylistic match for Jameson and actually (Miss O'Hara aside) sounds more tough and rugged than...
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    Well I must say I'm very happy to see so much...

    Well I must say I'm very happy to see so much appreciation for Noor! I would love to see it used more widely.
  20. I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella...

    I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella Leonor(e)? Lovely!
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    Well, Arianna is a bit trendy now (not a slur--...

    Well, Arianna is a bit trendy now (not a slur-- it shows people have good taste). So I'll say she picked something else in that same 'girly, classic, popular' vein:

    Sophia
    Isabella
    Chloe...
  22. Thread: Michaela

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    I think MarceLINE and floRINa share too many...

    I think MarceLINE and floRINa share too many sounds. Michaela is a lovely and dignified name-- I think the Makayla trend is thankfully past, and we can enjoy Michaela as the old, handsome classic...
  23. Anything with a vaguely continental feel would go...

    Anything with a vaguely continental feel would go nicely. Klara and Theo are both a tad exotic but still short and accessible.

    Maren
    Ingrid
    Lilia
    Adele
    Dahlia
    Britta
    Greta
    Ivy
  24. Thread: Ttc 2015

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    Thanks all. @Io-- you too! @babylove I think...

    Thanks all. @Io-- you too!

    @babylove I think it's swell. In a lot of cultures evidently this is the ideal (older brother, younger sister), and I've been told by Hispanic and East Asian families...
  25. Thread: Ttc 2015

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    I would like to try to have a third, starting in...

    I would like to try to have a third, starting in mid-2015 or so. I will officially be of Advanced Maternal Age and so even though I would prefer a larger gap between Cassia and Lucky #3, I think...
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