I've worn both and been happy with the results. Most of my wardrobe at this point is maxi skirts and knit tops, so they move and stretch with me. I've only got a handful of actual maternity items, but the shirts with the gathered/ruched sides are fantastic.View Thread
We just encountered this situation where I work, and it was incredibly crazy-making until we got it all sorted out. The patient had been typed by gel typing maybe two years prior as Rh negative, so that's what was on file in our system. The patient came in to deliver a second baby a couple of weeks ago, and there were other abnormalities found in other sections of the lab, so there was a lot of retesting and even a re-draw and retesting, which made the doctor think we didn't know what we were doing. The abnormalities were "normal" in light of the patient's status, and that was all resolved to everyone's satisfaction.
Then came the routine confirmation of ABO/Rh, and again, the patient tested Rh negative. Okay. The newborn's sample for testing (HDN prophylaxis), and the infant was Rh positive. That triggered the reflex maternal fetal screen test, which came up positive, requiring re-testing of the mother's Rh results, this time with weak D as well as the routine gel test. The weak D test came up positive, so we had to re-test with weak D to confirm, both the prenatal and postnatal sample. The mother was definitely weak D positive, so that's what got reported out, with a reflex to the fetal stain test. The fetal stain test was also positive (barely), so our system indicates that even though RhoGam isn't indicated, we need to make the doctor aware that RhoGam is available. Well, that triggered another round of doctor skepticism. First the other tests were abnormal and had variable results, and now the blood typing had changed? Yeah, that was fun to explain, too.
At least it all got clarified in the end, the doctor decided to give RhoGam anyways (it's the doctor's call, and arguments can be made for both giving and not giving RhoGam here), and the mother's record was annotated to ensure that she only receives Rh negative blood should she require transfusion, even though her record now indicates that she is Rh positive.
It was kind of crazy-making, very interesting, and everyone just loves the "look at this!" huddles. At least everyone in the blood bank loves them. It's just cool to get something unusual, especially if it either doesn't hurt the patient or our findings help the patient.View Thread
I'm 18 weeks and change and have no appetite at all. Food is just "meh" at this point. The only time I...
Posted by Anon_2446
I'm 18 weeks and change and have no appetite at all. Food is just "meh" at this point. The only time I actually feel hungry is right after waking up in the morning. Anybody else? I keep reading that I'm supposed to be in a semi-ravenous state at this point in pregnancy ...View Thread
I'm 7,weeks started spotting two weeks ago. It stopped now I'm stopping again.. I'm hopeful everything is okay.. I feel sick and very scared. I had a miscarriage a year ago.. It was really bad.. Had to have a transfusion..I'm hoping for the best very scared... Please if any one has any advice..I am 42 years old.I don't know if that makes a difference or not.. I want an ultra sound but my doctor says its to early to see anything.. Ughh worried and scared...View Thread
I'm only at 9 weeks but have just found this tread by googling 'Fat baby bump' I am overweight but generally quite curvy though my belly has got big in the last year. (I am a UK size 18 if I am honest with myself.)
From everything I've read it's too early to show and because I am tall and large and it's my first I should expect to show relatively late. But I feel like I have a huge belly already! I have already felt the need to buy a few maternity clothes and if I really let it go I look like I could be almost there. The thing that is bothering me most is the fat high up above my belly button and below my boobs- it is definitely sticking out too much and if I try and hold it in it makes me feel really sick! Also, I am still playing netball (you can until 12 weeks) and I can feel my belly wobbling when I run which is really uncomfortable! I am also getting short of breath from things that shouldn't make that happen- like going up stairs!
I get the baby/ uterus pushing the fat up and out theory and I know that weak stomach muscles can mean it all shows sooner and I can see that it could be pushing everything up which can make you feel sick/ short of breath etc but I can't shake the feeling something's not quite right as it's way too early for all this! I guess there's a chance I am a month further on than I think I am as I haven't had a scan yet but would that even explain it? I guess I am looking for ressurance from someone who has felt similar!? Thanks ladiesView Thread
Yeah I know this post is old but im bored! My husband and I concived on Sep.07,2014 It was the first Sunday...
Posted by An_262388
Yeah I know this post is old but im bored!
My husband and I concived on Sep.07,2014 It was the first Sunday games of the season. We had a football party, It was a lot of fun. After all our friends left we were already buzzed but we drank some more and one thing lead to another. My husband also took leave that day because he works Sundays. We had been trying to concive for 18 months. We are blessed!View Thread
I am 7 weeks 3 days just found out i have sch at 6 weeks 6 days had very little spotting but i was crampy constantly but now its a sharp pain i havent bleed since saturday. did your pain ever go awayView Thread
About 1/2 way through my 1st Trimester, my bowel movements changed. (I know this is kinda gross, but I need help!) Besides the normal constipation, which the Dr. prescribed Miramax, they turned Green. Is this normal? Or should I be concerned & talk to my Dr.?View Thread
My new favorite store for all things maternity is Mommylicious Maternity. I have a store on my way home from work and they have very affordable prices. I actually just went last December week to buy new bras and underwear. They sell both maternity and nursing bras in the size you are looking for. I think I paid like $39.99 per bra. They also do online sales mommyliciousmaternity.comView Thread
So I haven't had much symptoms from the beginning. Only sore breasts. But now that I'm 13 weeks they're not...
Posted by An_260422
So I haven't had much symptoms from the beginning. Only sore breasts. But now that I'm 13 weeks they're not sore anymore. Haven't had any bleeding or anything. I had my first ultrasound at 10 weeks. Everything was fine. I'm just worried because I had a miscarriage last year .
Is it normal?View Thread
As do most soon-to-be parents, we looked forward to the u/s with so much anticipation and excitement. In general, I expect a thorough u/s exam, that is not rushed and where the tech takes his/her time to examine all possible issues. We've been fortunate and had mostly good experiences. The u/s techs were friendly and talked us through what (body part) we were looking at, without over-stepping and giving a diagnosis of something they shouldn't. I hope this helps!View Thread
I am 19 weeks pregnant right now. When i was in 13th week i had skin prick test done to test allergies. Now i read on web that this test should not be done on pregnant women. I ask my allergist several times and he said is safe before i did test. I am really worried now reading some of the post. Please advice if it might have done any harm to my baby.
ummm, not to sound harsh, but I'd probably end up being a single mom. You are carrying his child and he SHOULD respect and cater to you at this time. how you've managed not to stab him with these raging hormones are beyond me....View Thread
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