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by glimmer
Sun Jan 02, 2011 04:44 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: feeding problems small full-term baby
Replies: 20
Views: 7068

Re: feeding problems small full-term baby

Oh, I am glad that normal life will return again. I am sorry if I come across as a little pushy. It's just that I have seen both, the UK and the US system (I am German by the way...) and they are soooo different. There is so much more help in the US (at a cost certainly...). I wish you the very best...
by glimmer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 06:34 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: feeding problems small full-term baby
Replies: 20
Views: 7068

Re: feeding problems small full-term baby

Hi Jules, How important is it for you to breastfeed (BF)? If it is, get some professional help!!! It's not clear from your post if you like the midwife, or if she tells you to supplement with formula as not to have any more work to do. I could never pump more than 2oz at a time and I BF exclusively ...
by glimmer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 00:51 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Rare vasovagal reaction related to PE? Any experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Rare vasovagal reaction related to PE? Any experiences?

Very interesting. Just after delivery I underwent a BP rollercoaster 200/150, 50/20 10 min later (this is below what the automatic machines can take, so it's probably a wrong reading, but it was low for sure...), 10min later: 200/150 and so on. OBGYN said she had never seen anything else. I had the ...
by glimmer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 01:07 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Mentally replaying birth?
Replies: 16
Views: 5220

Re: Mentally replaying birth?

I can totally sympathize. I did do the same thing for months but then it became less. I think it's the shock of something being so outside our control. It helps to repeat your birth story to women who want to listen, e.g. here. Over and over. I was on Mag and it definitely made things a lot worse an...
by glimmer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 00:56 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: feeding problems small full-term baby
Replies: 20
Views: 7068

Re: feeding problems small full-term baby

Hi Jules, first of all - congratulations to your daughter! I have been following your story and am so happy she is here! I think you are very considerate. I had my son in the UK and support is so much more difficult to get to there. I started as you - with cracked, bleeding nipples and engorged brea...
by glimmer
Wed Dec 29, 2010 00:38 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Slow weight gain and genetic abnormalities - SUPPORT NEEDED
Replies: 12
Views: 6375

Re: Slow weight gain and genetic abnormalities - SUPPORT NEE

Thanks for your reply! I guess I was so happy I made it fullterm (after being diagnosed at week 21 with preeclampsia...) that I thought I wouldn't need to worry about weight gain any longer... And I have not come to terms yet, why the first thing we check out is genetic abnormalities rather than let...
by glimmer
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Headaches ***UPDATE***
Replies: 9
Views: 4565

Re: Headaches ***UPDATE***

Sorry to hear. I assume you have looked into this, but could it be that he might need glasses?
by glimmer
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Slow weight gain and genetic abnormalities - SUPPORT NEEDED
Replies: 12
Views: 6375

Slow weight gain and genetic abnormalities - SUPPORT NEEDED

I know this is not exactly the right board to post on, but I don't think there is something like the "right" board. And here there is at least a lot of mothers (fathers) that have experience with slow weight gain. DD was born at 38 weeks due to severe preeclampsia. She was 6lb 3 oz at birth, somethi...
by glimmer
Tue Dec 14, 2010 03:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Why must Decisons be so hard to make......
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Why must Decisons be so hard to make......

Hi Alissa, do you have to decide now? It seems that you are still very young and can decide over the next years, maybe when the little ones you have are in school? I consider getting an IUD which is very safe, but reversable. My husband doesn't want any children, but I am not ready to do something i...
by glimmer
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Procardia Users- Past and Present
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Procardia Users- Past and Present

I was given procardia after delivery and developed a very bad headache from it that wouldn't budge.
It was pretty concerning at the time because of post-delivery pre-eclampsia. The headache lasted for maybe 8 days or so.
Then it went away. Good luck!

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