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Plug it. by Taking Heart Registered Nurse Posted Sun 17 May 2009 11:26pm 1 Comment Okay. I don't want to sound negative. I am not a grouchy biddy of a labor and delivery nurse just yet. I, in fact, love labor and delivery. I love pushing with moms... I love watching them experience that moment where they meet their child. That beautiful moment where they fall in love... no strings attached... with a miracle. That aside. ... Read on »
Large, post date second baby. Unmedicated, midwife birth in hospital with doula and husband. by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Jul 2009 10:47pm Several months ago I saw an email form Ashia on our local listserv.  She was experiencing pressure from her midwives to be induced at 42 weeks and sought advice.  I asked if she would share her story and was delighted to find her story in my inbox last night.  In an email conversation, Ashia noted that despite the strong pressure to be induced, ... Read on »
A HypnoBirthing birth story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 1:46pm Alana & John took my Tuesday night classes in January 2010 at Babies by the Sea Boutique. Here is her birth experience My Birth Experience On Sunday morning March 7th I lost my mucus plug so I knew I was on track since I was due March 22nd and all the books say that Labor will start within 24hrs to 2 weeks. I never thought that while I ... Read on »
Health Tips for November 11 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold? There's no cure for the common cold, but there are things you can do to help feel better while your immune system fights the virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases offers these suggestions Rest in bed. Drink lots of fluids. To help a sore throat, suck on ice chips, ... Read on »
Vivian & Charlie's HypnoBirthing story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 31 Oct 2013 12:44am Our sweet baby girl arrived on April 11th, her due date, which totally shocked me.  The week prior to her due date, I had started taking evening primrose oil supplements, taking long walks, got a massage, pedicure, etc.  I was really focused on staying away from going "over due" by the hospital standards because I wanted to avoi ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Amanda & Wayne's HypnoBirthing story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:09pm Amanda & Wayne took my HypnoBirthing classes at the end of May 2009. Here is their birth story. Both Amanda & Wayne wrote about their personal experiences. You'll see that Amanda & Wayne had doubts during their labor, but were able to use each other to get Amanda back into the relaxed state of mind & body that she needed to be in. They were reall ... Read on »
Let’s start the year off right- with a TMI post! by Jill S Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 12:00am Hi! Remember me? Once upon a time I used to write in this corner of the internet. Since I’ve been a pretty darn boring pregnant woman, I haven’t really had much to share…. But I thought I’d give a TMI update for anyone who might want to read it. Isn’t that nice of me? So- I’m 34 weeks, and I’m pretty sure I lost my mucus plug yesterday. I wok ... Read on »
First day of school / 30 weeks by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 8:29am Today I sent Jacob AND Clara off to school. Clara has been pretty darn excited about finally getting to go to kindergarten. I'm still having a hard time believing that I have a kid in 2nd grade and in kindergarten. It's unreal. I didn't even cry. But you should have seen poor Isaiah. We saw them off on the bus then I drove down to the schoo ... Read on »
25 weeks by PunkRockChic Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 1:17pm 25 week belly    How far along: 25 weeks. It is seriously tripping me out that I have less than 15 weeks left. It seems like not that long ago I was just barely finding out I was pregnant and Spring felt like a lifetime away. Now it's right around the corner. Eek!   How big is baby/milestones: From head-to-heel, baby ... Read on »