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by audrey s.
Fri Sep 14, 638942 12:17 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Weight Loss Buddies Fall 2010 Starts 9/21
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re : Weight Loss Buddies Fall 2010 Starts 9/21

<t>Can a middle-aged, long-menopausal, mom of a teen join in? I never had a problem with my weight, really, until I hit 50 -- and then I put on about 25 lbs in one year. <br/> <br/> My problem is that I have pretty good health habits but used to be able to get away with one or two truly small indulg...
by audrey s.
Fri Sep 14, 638942 12:05 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: NEC??
Replies: 11
Views: 6522

Re : NEC??

<t>Rebecca needed surgery as she had free air immediately. HOWEVER: she was 37 weeks and a good size, about 2.8 kg. Her NEC also was probably due to feedings. It's thought that feedings colonize the intestine with its first "foreign" bacteria and some babies have more of a reaction to it than others...
by audrey s.
Fri Sep 14, 638942 11:50 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Guess I don't have to worry about me getting PE.
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

Re : Guess I don't have to worry about me getting PE.

<t>Check out Hystersisters.com, they were an amazing help when I had mine.<br/> <br/> My hand was forced at the time, I had a large (think the size of a pomelo) complex ovarian mass. Everything came out as one scarred block.<br/> <br/> It took a while, but now, a few years down the road, I feel so m...
by audrey s.
Sun Mar 22, 638939 12:20 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: weaning off bottle/exclusive pumping? -update 8/12
Replies: 14
Views: 5611

Re : weaning off bottle/exclusive pumping? -update 8/12

<t>Fenugreek helped a LOT. I pumped while DD was in the unit (two months) and also after returning to work; she got exclusive "boob food" until she was about five months, then it was combinedw/formula and she continued to nurse until she was about 18 months.<br/> <br/> That being said, she never had...
by audrey s.
Fri Mar 16, 638936 9:27 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Fifteen years ago yesterday...LONG
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

Fifteen years ago yesterday...LONG

<t>...they induced me after weeks of bedrest at home, finally being admitted due to failing liver and kidneys. I actually had an unusual complication of pre-eclampsia (no one has seen it before): I was so hyper-reflexive I could not even walk without excruciating pain. We think that my blood vessels...
by audrey s.
Wed Aug 12, 638933 11:25 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Really? Really? This is nuts...
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re : Really? Really? This is nuts...

<t>I have NEVER heard of a policy like this. Definitely sounds like a backlash against the whole "scheduled" C-section thing, added into some new data that's been coming out on "near-term" babies and how stable they are. <br/> <br/> I have heard of balsamic vinaigrette working to stimulate labor -- ...
by audrey s.
Thu May 21, 638933 4:35 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I be concerned?
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re : Should I be concerned?

<t>Have you asked for a 24-hour urine to measure the protein? Even though my spot dips were never more than 1+, I had significant protein on the 24-hour, and kidney/liver labs that were out of whack. For me the hyper-reflexia was the worst. <br/> <br/> The good news is that 32 weeks from a premie st...
by audrey s.
Sun Feb 05, 638930 4:59 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Nervous about Baby's First Birthday
Replies: 13
Views: 2610

Re : Nervous about Baby's First Birthday

<t>For my daughter's first birthday, I actually wrote a series of real-time letters to a mothers' group I belonged to on-line. I actually started a few weeks before, sort of a "this is what I was doing last year at this time" thing. In the end, I wound up writing 70+ printed pages! Her first birthda...
by audrey s.
Wed Nov 02, 638929 4:23 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Anyone with babies who developed Hemangiomas?
Replies: 12
Views: 5655

Re : Anyone with babies who developed Hemangiomas?

<t>There are some new treatments for hemangioma that are looking quite promising. We follow a few kids with it in our practice. If you Google "Beta Blocker" and "hemangioma" you should be able to find out more. Since hemangioma may be caused by alterations in endothelial growth factor (which may als...
by audrey s.
Sun Nov 10, 638926 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Cardiologist Appointment ***UPDATED
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re : Cardiologist Appointment ***UPDATED

<t>The echo is an ultrasound, just like they use to look at the babies (same goo and all), to look at the structures, movement, and blood flow in the heart. The EKG looks at the electrical activity and rhythm and is more of a screening tool unless you're also having palpitations.<br/> <br/> There ar...

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