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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:45 pm 
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Wow, it's weird to imagine that there is an implication that you not go to the dentist if pregnant. My dentist was super adamant that I get at least one checkup and any needed dental care while pregnant and they really didn't do anything differently when I got a few fillings and some sealants (although both times I was pregnant I had already gotten my xrays at the previous visit, and I never get novocaine for fillings so it wasn't even an issue). I remember getting a major lecture about how not to wait to get dental issues taken care of since pregnancy hormones can increase the risk of gingivitis and I guess if that continues unchecked it can lead to preterm labor.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:25 pm 
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i honestly think it;s just people covering their own asparagus.
that seems to be the culture we live in in the US

when i got the thing removed from my forehead i told them i was pregnant cause it wasnt obvious and they said that the lidocaine and anything else they used was safe during pregnancy but then they told me 20 times that i could call my OB if i wanted and before they did it they were like "do you need time to call your OB?"

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The dentist-pregnancy thing is totally different here -- we get free dental care while we're pregnant, so I know a few ladies who've had their teeth all fixed up when they got pregnant. I had my teeth cleaned twice and had a chipped tooth bonded (4 times because it fell off 3 times!) when I was pregnant. (I love going to the dentist, it's my equivalent of a spa day!)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:22 am 
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So I am finally de-lurking here, as I am 14 weeks today, and due Sept. 19th! I am super-duper excited about this pregnancy and it feels nice to finally be able to tell people about it. We didn't tell anyone until this past week, so it was a loonnnng secret to keep! I think I have been really lucky so far, as I really haven't been sick at all, just really really tired. I've been trying not to nap (and since I work from home, it is SUPER easy to want to), but definitely doing the early bedtime these days.

I'm in Brooklyn right now, but will be relocating closer to family in a couple months. My main concern about this is switching doctors around 22-24 weeks. Has anyone here done this mid-way through a pregnancy? It shouldn't be a big deal right? I'm sad to tell my current Dr!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:48 am 
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I switched around 28 weeks. I did have to submit my records to the new midwife and have her review them first and accept me as a patient before I could make my first appointment and then she did request an additional US (which I could have refused) because she likes to do one personally. Overall it was a non-issue.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:55 am 
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Congratualtions, My Zoetrope!

After today's OB visit, doctor says she thinks I'll probably be induced between 37 and 39 weeks. No going past 39 weeks. She thinks there's only a 25% chance of c-section at the this point (which I'm taking as good news). Nothing I didn't expect. And it's honestly a bit comforting to have a timeline for planning around.


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Wow, it's weird to imagine that there is an implication that you not go to the dentist if pregnant. My dentist was super adamant that I get at least one checkup and any needed dental care while pregnant and they really didn't do anything differently when I got a few fillings and some sealants (although both times I was pregnant I had already gotten my xrays at the previous visit, and I never get novocaine for fillings so it wasn't even an issue). I remember getting a major lecture about how not to wait to get dental issues taken care of since pregnancy hormones can increase the risk of gingivitis and I guess if that continues unchecked it can lead to preterm labor.


I received opposite advice from my specialist to ideally not do any extensive work when I was pregnant, unless it was really needed. I was high risk of infection and premature pregnancy because of my first pregnancy. He said something along the lines of letting sleeping dogs lie and it's best to make sure your teeth and gums are in order anyway. He said when you do extensive work, you can spread certain bacteria and that heightens the risk of infection, so it's best to do as little as possible, but to look after your teeth properly during pregnancy.
Before anyone starts attacking me on this, this was the advice I received personally for my situation and for me alone and I took his advice. I know the mainstream advice is to be weary of gingivitis during pregnancy etc. I just wanted to share my experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Pregnancy Updates Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:42 am 
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My Zoetrope wrote:
So I am finally de-lurking here, as I am 14 weeks today, and due Sept. 19th! I am super-duper excited about this pregnancy and it feels nice to finally be able to tell people about it. We didn't tell anyone until this past week, so it was a loonnnng secret to keep! I think I have been really lucky so far, as I really haven't been sick at all, just really really tired. I've been trying not to nap (and since I work from home, it is SUPER easy to want to), but definitely doing the early bedtime these days.

I'm in Brooklyn right now, but will be relocating closer to family in a couple months. My main concern about this is switching doctors around 22-24 weeks. Has anyone here done this mid-way through a pregnancy? It shouldn't be a big deal right? I'm sad to tell my current Dr!


Congratulations!!

I switched doctors a few times for different reasons, I don't think it's a big deal at all, just a fact of life.

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 Post subject: Re: Pregnancy Updates Thread
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congats MyZoetrope! with both my pregnancies I switched care providers super-late and it was fine. Sorry to hear you're leaving Brooklyn though, there's a few of us Brooklyn mamas here...but gosh yes if you can move closer to a support system it's probably a great idea (and I'm jealous...NYC definitely has a downside when you have kids with no family around to help out occasionally)


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Thanks everyone! Good to know it shouldn't be such a big deal. Now to pick a new dr...

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Sorry to hear you're leaving Brooklyn though, there's a few of us Brooklyn mamas here...but gosh yes if you can move closer to a support system it's probably a great idea (and I'm jealous...NYC definitely has a downside when you have kids with no family around to help out occasionally)


We've been here for over a decade and have been lazily looking to leave for the past couple years, so we are definitely ready to go. The baby is just kinda making things move a bit faster now! We looked at houses this past weekend upstate and put an offer in on one that has been accepted, so all systems are GO I guess. I'm really excited to be close to my parents and my sisters and a pretty short drivable distance to my partner's parents. Trying not to think about how much I will miss Brooklyn, and just concentrate on the new adventures part!

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 Post subject: Re: Pregnancy Updates Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:45 am 
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Congrats My Zoetrope!

OK, I need some help here. Those who passed the 1 hour glucose test, what did you eat beforehand and how long before the test did you eat it? All my anecdotal research shows that those who passed, ate eggs a couple hours beforehand (eggs have .5 grams of carbs) but those who ate things with the eggs did not pass (even just having milk). They say you can eat whatever before the test as long as it doesn't have sugar, but that's a load of crepe. I looked at hundreds of responses to what people ate and which of those people passed (it was on various forums online, so this isn't scientific). The thing is, I can't find a good vegan equivalent to eggs. Soy is NOT one. I'm so worried I'll have to eat eggs for this stupid thing so that I don't get a false positive. I swear that every super low carb food isn't vegan


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Well, I passed mine, but I don't know if was because of what I ate. I ended up stranded at work before my test and had few options so ended up eating half an avocado...


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And I forgot - on my first pregnancy I didn't know I was having this test so I ate a bowl of cereal prior to taking it. Still passed!


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I ate a bagel on my way to the test and failed, right at the cut off. Boo.

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My friend took a few maternity pics for me last week. Here is my favorite from the shoot:
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We've been working on baby's room and it's just about ready to go:
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We're down to weeks now!!

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Congratulations My Zoetrope!

You look beautiful kdub! And the nursery is lovely!

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The thing is, I can't find a good vegan equivalent to eggs. Soy is NOT one. I'm so worried I'll have to eat eggs for this stupid thing so that I don't get a false positive.


Out of curiousity, why not? Is it just you individually or do you tend to get false positives with soy. I ate a big tofu scramble before the test, but my numbers were borderline for GD on the three hour test, so it makes sense that I failed the 1 hour.

I don't see why you would have to eat eggs not to fail, but maybe I am missing something! Maybe look at the Low Carb Veganism thread for inspiration?

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Congratulations, my Zoetrope!

kdub, you look fantastic! I love that photo!


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Bastah, I didn't know I was going to be taking the glucose test either; I was starving and in stop and go traffic so I ate a peanut butter cookie larabar. My care provider asked what was in it and then said it shouldn't be a problem. I passed, so I guess it wasn't! I'm taking the second (last) glucose test next week and am going to do it as a fasting test, which is what I was told it was supposed to be in the first place. Is this a different kind of glucose test? The one I took was a blood test with the terrible orange drink.

kdub, you look lovely! And I showed your nursery to my sweetheart, since both of us love the idea of a simple, understated nursery - especially since the baby will be sharing space in my sweetheart's office! - and have been pondering clothing storage solutions (the metal baskety things look lightweight and would be perfect!).


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Beautiful maternity photo! I like your nursery as well. Giles is still occupying our nursery so I guess they will just share ours and newbaby (still no name for him!) will sleep in our room at first.


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Thanks, ladies :)

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And I showed your nursery to my sweetheart, since both of us love the idea of a simple, understated nursery - especially since the baby will be sharing space in my sweetheart's office! - and have been pondering clothing storage solutions (the metal baskety things look lightweight and would be perfect!).

The cube organizer and metal bins are from Target. All the other furniture is IKEA. The best part of this room that we just rearranged furniture from around the house and didn't have to buy anything new!

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As far as I know I passed*, and I'd eaten a bagel with peanut butter at about 8am (for an 11:45 test). Passed the first test as well, I don't remember eating anything special beforehand.

* Or at least, I never heard back, though I haven't found a new provider and transferred my records over to Italy yet, just got here a couple days ago. The test was about 2 weeks ago.


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kdub, you look amazing, and dang, that is one comfy looking chair in newbaby's room!
I miss having a big ol' pregnant belly!

Re: glucose tests, I am pretty sure I did mine first thing in the morning and hadn't had breakfast yet. I definitely don't think there would be a need to eat eggs to pass...

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The best part of this room that we just rearranged furniture from around the house and didn't have to buy anything new!

Awesome. Aside from her bed, we were able to do that with Westiebaby's room too, her dresser drawers are mine from 25 years ago, still going strong!


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Lovely, kdub!

I don't remember what I ate before my glucose test the first time, but last time I'm pretty sure I had whole grain toast with PB a few hours before. Passed.

Belated congrats, My Zoetrope! Your lucky baby will have the cutest nursery art!


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bastah wrote:
The thing is, I can't find a good vegan equivalent to eggs. Soy is NOT one. I'm so worried I'll have to eat eggs for this stupid thing so that I don't get a false positive.


Out of curiousity, why not? Is it just you individually or do you tend to get false positives with soy. I ate a big tofu scramble before the test, but my numbers were borderline for GD on the three hour test, so it makes sense that I failed the 1 hour.

I don't see why you would have to eat eggs not to fail, but maybe I am missing something! Maybe look at the Low Carb Veganism a thread for inspiration?

Also curious why soy wouldn't work.

Googling a bit, it sounds like doctors either recommend fasting before the test or eating an extremely low carb meal (though milk isn't at all low carb). This is the same eating protocol they use for basal rate testing for people who take insulin (trying to get a look at what your blood sugars do when you're not eating). Going with that assumption, the test is probably most accurate if you fast, but doctors probably offer the extremely low carb option because people have a hard time fasting.

Close vegan alternatives: half a Tofurky sausage. That's 2 g carb and about 15 g protein. TVP and some other vegan meats (match meat especially) are also extremely low carb. Plain tofu probably works, too, if you don't season it with anything very carby. Stick to soy sauce, salt, pepper, and oil.


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