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    Well, an update from me-- I had an appointment...

    Well, an update from me-- I had an appointment this week, at 11 weeks, and the heartbeat couldn't be found by doppler. Of course I was braced for the worst, but I got an emergent ultrasound to...
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    .. double post ..

    .. double post ..
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    Firstly, I'm very sorry for your loss. Continuing...

    Firstly, I'm very sorry for your loss. Continuing to experience phantom symptoms has to be heart-breaking.

    It can take a long time for the B-HCG levels to normalize after miscarriage (even...
  4. Yes, from your description it sounds like you had...

    Yes, from your description it sounds like you had a good deal of blood loss (which you have to make again, which takes a minimum of 3 months) coupled with chorioamnionitis and dehydration during...
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    Again, this is all Robin Hood stuff. If you come...

    Again, this is all Robin Hood stuff. If you come into the ED and I start an IV (about 25 cents' worth of tubing) and run a liter of saline in you (about 10 cents per bag), you will be "charged"...
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    I'm very sorry to hear the news (I'm sure you're...

    I'm very sorry to hear the news (I'm sure you're waiting for the bone marrow biopsy result), but I wanted to let you know that you absolutely can beat multiple myeloma. It definitely isn't the...
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    10 months apart, eh?

    10 months apart, eh?
  8. The pure lack of a regular cycle at 6 months...

    The pure lack of a regular cycle at 6 months postpartum is of itself not worrisome, but it is not normal to have bloody lochia 11 weeks after delivery. The fact that you did have a single cycle,...
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    I feel that way about miscarriage too-- I want my...

    I feel that way about miscarriage too-- I want my close friends and family to know, to support me through it, rather than keep it secret. Of course I don't want my entire Facebook circle of...
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    Hospital bills are based on the Robin Hood...

    Hospital bills are based on the Robin Hood principle. It's how a country without any form of universal healthcare actually manages to provide a half-assed version of universal healthcare. Of course...
  11. Thread: Nameberry memes

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    Hey, let me crowdsource things that can a) easily...

    Hey, let me crowdsource things that can a) easily be googled or b) no one on earth could possibly know, like:

    - What was the SSA rank of the name Chanel in 2010? Want to see what people think!
    -...
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    Children will nearly uniformly transition to...

    Children will nearly uniformly transition to booster seats way, way, way before they weigh 110 lbs. Hell, I didn't weigh 110 lbs until I was in high school. The only children who need a five point...
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    I told everyone on Christmas day yesterday (over...

    I told everyone on Christmas day yesterday (over the phone, I was working-- boo) and they were stoked.

    @Tara- welcome! I think the trend now is for the first OB appointment to be later in...
  14. My kids took to Similac like crack addicts...

    My kids took to Similac like crack addicts hitting the pipe.
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    Here is the ultimate question: are you prepared...

    Here is the ultimate question: are you prepared for this issue to drive a wedge between you and your family? Would you like to ring in the new year with all of your relatives nearby? If so, I think...
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    Pack n'plays are perfectly fine for infants to...

    Pack n'plays are perfectly fine for infants to sleep in. They provide firm back support and with the mesh sides and a nice tight fitted sheet are extremely safe from a SIDS perspective (much safer...
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    Congratulations Angel!

    Congratulations Angel!
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    Welcome daphne and good luck. Well, I'm in! I...

    Welcome daphne and good luck.

    Well, I'm in! I had my appointment today and was happy to see an active (intrauterine) jellybean. Since I'm old, I'll get non-invasive prenatal diagnosis straight...
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    If you're open to a child of either gender, then...

    If you're open to a child of either gender, then why not? As others have indicated the data don't really support its efficacy, though the biological principle on which it's based is sound (in very...
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    Jess, I'm so sorry. And Christine, the cream...

    Jess, I'm so sorry.

    And Christine, the cream doesn't provide nearly a high enough blood concentration to really work (which is one reason why you're able to buy it without a prescription). The...
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    @Christine we're going to be due date twins...

    @Christine we're going to be due date twins again! Cassia and Amelia are just two days apart, and now our EDDs are 6 days apart!
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    I'll join, cautiously too. I don't have an OB...

    I'll join, cautiously too. I don't have an OB visit or ultrasound till next week, but morning sickness has kicked in hard and the pregnancy test I took this week (the poor man's serum beta) became...
  23. Thread: Octaberry baby!

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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    You're perfectly on track then. If you're pumping...

    You're perfectly on track then. If you're pumping 5oz a feeding, and she nurses 6-7 times a day, you're easily at 30 oz/d in terms of what she's getting currently.

    If you're doing two nighttime...
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    And you always need extra, either in terms of...

    And you always need extra, either in terms of breastmilk or formula. What happens when she knocks the sippy cup off the table? Or when her father accidentally leaves it out all day? Etc. Although now...
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