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1st Doctors appointment

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Back from doctors.

Well, the worst case happened. Went in and they did nothing. LOL Omg. The doctor was like, I can't do a referral. I said: Well your office said that you could. She said : You must not have told them you were pregnant. I was like, "Actually I set up the appointment for the pregnancy and they booked me out to April and then I asked for an U/S referral and they gave me this date. It's right on my list, "Pregnancy, U/S referral" and she's like, "I can't do this, I can send in a referral but you have to call it in."


So I told her, Yes, I have to confirm it but you have to set it up. I just can't go off and say, "Hey I want to have a U/S, I have to have a doctor say that I need one and then I have to get the confirmation number from the insurance and set up the appointment."

She agreed so I was sitting there like, "WTH??? Why did we just go through that? It's on my paper work that I'm here for a 20 week pregnancy U/S referral and you just admitted that you can and have to give the referral and I have to get the confirmation number...what was the issue???"

So then she tells me that she's gonna set me up to get my blood work done. I tell her that I don't want all the screenings and that I've been tested just recently for much of it and that I know my blood type, it's on my other info. She blows over me. Then she tells me to take the paperwork for the blood down to their womens clinic, there they would set up an appointment for me but I had to call my insurance for the referral.

Didn't we just go over this whole deal about how I couldn't ask for a referral and could only confirm one?

I realize that I'm going no where on this path and just give up.

So I decide that while I'm there I'm gonna get help with my knee which has been paining me and I think I have gout in, my toe (I had my nails done and now have a fungus) and my heart burn. She tells me that I can take no medications at all. There's nothing she can do about any of it. She goes on to say that I can't even take Tylenol.

I'm thinking to myself, "Well ya'll sure are quick to load me up on drugs soon as I walk into the hospital in labor, now aren't ya?"

Then she ask if I'm taking prenatals and folic acid. I tell her no, they have trace amounts of mercury in them that isn't good for the baby. She looked at me as if I was crazy.

She then went in to tell me about the doctors at the clinic. I told her about the testing I wanted done during the U/S and she said that it was for high risk matters and I don't meet it and my insurance won't cover it.

She told me to get the blood work done and instead, I walked out the building.

But, no tears! They just confirmed everything I had been fearing all these years. They are not listening, they are only covering their asses, it's all about the bottom line and everyone is clueless or has their own opinion and none of them can agree.

Really, why did I bother to get a confirmation of my pregnancy? By the time I get in after jumping through hoops, I'll either have felt the baby move, saw him/her move or will have delivered by then.

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MIZPOETRY 3/13/2009 11:46PM




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CONSTANCELG 3/12/2009 6:21PM

    I have never heard of such a stupid scenario! What absolute idiots!

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JIBBIE49 3/12/2009 1:46PM

    I hope you are feeling well.

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    I can so relate, don't get me started on all the horrible things people in medicine have done when the needed not to and not done when they needed to do for my family.

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Panties-Ooh la-la

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Okay, so I'm shopping at Motherhood (goodness those prices!) and I'm thinking to myself:

I have an issue with women who wear thongs and try on pants... I mean a piece of "floss" literally separates their "Juices" from foaming onto the inside of the pants that I'm now trying on.

But even worse:

When I for some reason can't find the dental floss on the woman who thinks that plumbers a$$ is more attractive on her than it is on a man. This leaves me to wonder:

If I should ever get that "itch" down there, is it just the normal "hormones acting up and causing a yeast infection" or is it a bad case of crabs because Brittney-wanna-be decided to bump nasties in a pair of jeans I tried on.

I wear underwear (no thongs) so I guess there's nothing to fear but the thought just came to me at that moment.

Anyways, the purpose of this - Motherhood is having a sale on some of their undies. 10 bucks a pack. These things are sooo comfy. Just thought I let my Preggie Spark buddies know!


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TRECECOOKS 2/8/2009 7:15PM

    You so crack me up!! I never thought about that issue, because (in general) women who wear size 20+, don't usually wear thongs. . .

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CONSTANCELG 2/7/2009 5:16PM

    comfy is the key to all things in life...rock on sistah!!!

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    lmao, you are such a great communicator!

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JIBBIE49 2/6/2009 10:47AM

    After all the toilet seats I have sat on in my life, I sure don't worry about trying on a pair of pants in a store. emoticon

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STACEY-P 2/5/2009 2:01PM

    Thanks for the visual...leave it to you, our writer, to give us those images. LOL!!!

I always used the LovePats underwear. They used to sell them at Wal-Mart. I think you can find them at Target or Kmart. They aren't maternity but they stretch in every direction...like panty hose with out the constrictive feeling! And they don't show seems under your clothes (bonus!).

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EMBOWMAN 2/5/2009 5:55AM

    thats funny! but true and digusting! some girls are just stupid! glad u found good panties!

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Monday, February 02, 2009


I got about 20lbs of beef on sale for about 1.25 a pound (if that!) I've been cooking it up in the slow cooker for the past 4 days or so.


The smell, the taste (though I've only had it for one meal) every time I look, taste, or smell it I gag.


I dreamed that I became violent, screaming, punching walls, attacked my husband..omg! Yes, the smell is driving me insane! I feel like I'm losing my damn mind here!






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STACEY-P 2/3/2009 12:10PM

    Kat-- Send it to me!! I will gladly take it off your hands!! I am a meat and potatoes girl!!

When I was pregnant (I know which time, it didn't matter) I hated it when my husband cooked his fried eggs. Now it wasn't the eggs I had the problem with...it was the heavy stench of cajun seasonings that he cooked them with. UGH!!! I literally had to get out of the house while he cooked them and then had to open every window until the smell went away...not good when it is freezing outside!!

Hang in there...try some febreeze or oust or something to get rid of the smell faster (they didn't have that stuff back in the old days. lol).

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    Hang in there, I never been much on beef anyway, but it is cheap!

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JIBBIE49 2/2/2009 11:58PM

    That is a lot of cooking, but I had a book "MAKE A MIX COOKERY" and she made "Hamburger Mix" that was cooked with onions, etc. and then put in the freezer so you could take it out and quickly add it to hamburger helper, etc.
The book had LOTS of good ideas for saving money on food.

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Stomach Bug.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A stomach bug has hit my house. Since Wednesday I've been dealing with sickness. Baby got it first, then me and then it just went throughout the whole family. I got on the comp. a few times at the start of it all when I was able to still pretend that things were alright but by Thursday night there was no pretending. I was able to come on while trying to eat some soup late last night. I kept it down and so far I've kept down some toast (just finished the last piece about 5 mins ago.). I will be heading back to bed to just recoup but I thought I let you all know that I've gone MIA for good reason.

I can't complain too much since I know it's not the dreaded morning sickness and therefore won't last and I've lost a couple pounds already...at least I better have! LOL


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JIBBIE49 1/25/2009 10:45PM

    Do check that baby, since flu can really get serious fast when they are little. I do hope you all feel better soon. emoticon

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HANNALA1 1/25/2009 5:41PM

    I hope you feel better!

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    Hope everyone is better soon!

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What can I eat???

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What the heck can I eat!???

Every time I turn around I'm finding I can't eat this or that. Right now this fetus of mine should be missing his skull, limbs and half of his organs at the rate I'm going.

B-6, vitamin C, green tea. Crap my breakfast just killed my kid!

I mean it should be simple right? I mean, go back to basics right. Fruits, veggies and tea. I mean people in Asia drink green tea right???

I wanna rip my hair out. I'm eating oranges and bananas like crazy. I drink how many cups of tea a day at least one before and after each meal. And with the vitamin B-6 and C, not only am I on this banana and orange craze but add in all the other darn things that I eat that contain them.

I'm afraid that if I take my actual prenatal vitamins that I'll over dose.

Maybe I should go on the bread and water diet...oh wait, whole grains= B-6=death.


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KATRINIA17 1/23/2009 10:43PM

    WHOO HOO MARY! You are one smart Chicka. I got them this time around thinking that I would use them if I got my morning sickness (haven't gotten it but have gotten some stomach bug which is why I've not been online). I take those things and puke, always have during all my pregnancies.

The issue with green tea is not the caffeine but is the fact that it messes with folic acid and doesn't allow it to do it's thing which in return can cause cell damage.

I believe that the issue with B-6 and C is that the fetus does not have fully developed kidneys and all nutrients will go to the fetus first and the mother will take what is left over. If the mother takes more than the recommended amount then the fetus will asborb as much as possible and won't be able to flush it out. I'm not 100% sure on that but I believe that is the issue. I do know that both sparks and babyfit warn against taking too much of both of those vitamins though and so do many other sources.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 1/23/2009 11:13AM

    Prenatal vitamins are bad. They contain excessive amounts of lead (if you go by the 0 tolerance cspia law) which is linked to a variety of issues not only with the moms but children as well. Your best choice is to try to get a good variety of foods into you even if they don't sound appealing. http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvit
ami.html (and if we can't tolerate lead in our kids toys why should we encourage the consumption of it in our vitamins?!)

Don't worry you'll be ok.

Comment edited on: 1/23/2009 11:15:33 AM

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MERRYCAKES 1/21/2009 3:36PM

    Don't worry! Those are water-soluable vitamins - you don't have to worry about too much.

Honestly, you're going to be OK - just take your prenatal and eat a normal, balanced diet (fruits, veggies, protien, grains). Avoid alcohol, raw fish and potential listeria hazards and you're basically home free. These days they even say a little caffiene is fine, so you can have a couple of cups of green tea with no worries. I liked ginger tea and peppermint tea when I was pregnant too.

I totally understand what you're feeling though - I worried about all sorts of stuff when I was pregnant, and everywhere you turn, there's more to worry about. There's a nice guide in What to Expect When You're Expecting if you want specific diet guidance.

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JENIFROUFROU 1/21/2009 12:13PM

    You can't overdose on B or C vitamins. They get flushed out by the kidneys if your body doesn't need them. The worrisome vitamin is vitamin A, and even still, it's extremely hard to overdose on that. Beta carotene is the form of vitamin A in food and most prenatals, and that one is safe. It's the retinol version that's not good, and that isn't in food.

I don't think you could possibly eat too many fruits and veggies during pregnancy. Remember to include lean protein, milk, and plenty of water. Everything is going to be okay!

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KATRINIA17 1/21/2009 12:11PM

    You can have the B and C vitamins but if you go over the daily dosage (too much of it in short) it can cause complications with the baby. I eat them both like crazy which is why I'm a bit irked to find this all out.

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SMOX12 1/21/2009 11:45AM

    Why no B or C vitamins? I eat all of these things like crazy!

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