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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: I am loosing my mind!
« on: November 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM »
Hi there! I'm in Florida. Feel free to email me directly if you'd like to keep your location private. I'm an antepartum and postpartum doula (thanks for letting me know Angela), so I'm open to questions and ideas for you.
Hang in there. I do have different connections around the state, so knowing where you are is more helpful.  I'm glad your mom is at least there with you.
Christy  TheeBabyLady@gmail.com

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Call the nurse/doctor. If the shot is in oil, you might be having a reaction to it. Sometimes it is put in peanut oil. (You can ask for other options). Do you have nut allergies? I'm guessing the shot has an oil base, which means you should apply a little heat afterwards to the shot area & massage it to disburse the oil.

It could also take a few days for the red bumps to stop itching & have less swelling.

Hope that helps!  Christy


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Side effects can vary. It's best to ice the area before the shot, but a heat pack is better after to further disperse the oil, keeping the oil thin.  Massage it alot too. You want it to spread away from the injection site. Ice can make ii solidify & stay in one spot. Stretching that muscle would help too.

Progesterone can also make you hungry, sleepy, and/or grumpy (like you need more of that?)  :-\ It can also make you feel a little moody, so try to integrate some humor into your day!

Take care.
Christy

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Always talk to your doctor's office just to be sure.  Even though you are switching sides, it may start to build up in that area, causing a lump. Always massage the area afterwards (even though it's sore) & ask if it's ok to apply a heat pack, which will also thin the oil under the skin & make it easier to spread around with the massage.

Then, you can always apply ice the day after if you have itching . 

You can also ask which oil is in the prog. shot, which is probably olive oil, which is thick & hard to spread. Sometimes they put it in peanut oil, which is not good for allergies of course. I think some of the newer shots are put in sesame oil, which is thinner. Don't be afraid to ask!

Good luck.

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You're on my heart Leony......
((HUGS)))
Christy

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Roll call for Monday March 1st!
« on: March 02, 2010 at 10:22 PM »
Just a note to say I'm thinking of you wonderfully strong ladies & praying for your bed rest hours.
 :-* Christy

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That is positively wonderful news on the recent deliveries! Well done Mamas!

Who else is still cooking? Give an update, even if it's just a smiley face.

Christy  :-*

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February 8
« on: February 08, 2010 at 10:53 AM »
Not cooking, but here to offer support & time wasting ideas.

This week I have been working on jewelry making for gifts. Mostly bracelets & a few earrings. When I decide who to make for, then I create the design based on their personality.  Fortunately, I have several beads in my stash so creating a design does not require me to jump in a car & go get more supplies.

It doesn't sound like you've been getting much sleep Angela! I can relate, because I've dreamed about babies for the past 2 weeks straight, every night. The dreams cycle around.

KeepEmCookin MAMAS!
Christy





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Excellent insights!  Good luck to everyone! Christy

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for February !
« on: February 02, 2010 at 11:45 AM »
I'm lurking & feeling  :P today. That's all I can report. Seriously craving a round of movies. Classics like: Groundhog Day, Sleepless in Seattle, Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 25
« on: January 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM »
Whew! What a relief! I was a little nervous I would have to address a thought provoking question this morning when my brain feels slightly like mush!  ;)  (I'm teasing you Angela)! heehee

To answer questions: Not cooking, 0 weeks, to keep busy: this week I'm organizing computer files. It seems like that would be a good activity for bed rest if a laptop is available. I also plan to review several books that I have & use for reference.

Christy

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 18!
« on: January 20, 2010 at 08:50 AM »
PS. My grandma delivered my aunt full term, but my mom was born 4wks early. Both my sister & I were born full term.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 18!
« on: January 19, 2010 at 09:37 PM »
Angela,
I'm really trying to keep track of where I leave my posts, so sorry I missed your question til now.  ;)  My mom just turned 68. She was 4 weeks early & weighed 3lbs. 

It's wonderful that you created this forum. I hope everyone uses it to its fullest capacity!!

Christy

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for January 18!
« on: January 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM »
The question of the day doesn't pertain to me, so I'm skipping it, but HELLO to everyone!  I'm sending lots of peace & patience to all the Mamas relaxing on bed rest.

My plans for the week include speaking at a prenatal yoga class & playing with newborn twins. Today is my Moms birthday & she was a preemie!

Hang in there!  Christy  :-*

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Michelle,
I just wanted to say HI. Of course, everyone's situation is different, but I've heard of women who were released from bed rest after their clotting was stablized.  Keep us posted of your updates!
Christy

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