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Water broke at 18 weeks

  • By Jackson2014 · New reply July 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemies · 9 replies
  • June 6 my water broke at only 18 weeks he was born 5 days later. Nobody knows for sure why it happened thinks may have been in company cervix but my other 2 pregnancy were preterm also #1 delivered at ...

Pregnancy with GI problems

  • By GleasonZoo · Posted July 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Real World Advice from the Girlfriends · 0 replies
  • Wondering if anyone has had GI issues during pregnancy? I am 16w 6d and have been having endless GI issues. First and foremost, severe constipation that even quadruple doses of Miralax cannot get moving ...


  • By pop-pop72 · Posted July 9, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Any ideas for heartburn ...

Reporter seeking contacts for epidermolysis bullosa (EB) story

  • By John2 · Posted July 7, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 7/7/14 Dear members, A health reporter from NBC's TODAY.com contacted us today seeking help a story about so-called "Butterfly Children," who are children ...

10 weeks no period neg pregnancy tests

  • By babylove0846 · New reply June 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 2 replies
  • Hi I had a miscarriage on the 6th of January... (very early) and have still not had a period since (10 weeks later) I have taken countless pregnancy tests all negative... is this natural or should I consult ...

i want to get pregnant again .

  • By doshia82 · New reply June 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Dealing with Emotions · 4 replies
  • im a healthly lady 32 yrs old and my tubes are tied not burnt and i have alot of friends and remember my docter after i woke up from getting my tubes tied and he said after a certain amount of years you ...

lezra and firtility

  • By deedee147 · New reply June 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 1 reply
  • i am 43 and had been married for 20 years with no conception, but didnt try firtility. now i am married a secondtime for 2 years and we hav been trying to actively concieve. i am currently prescribed ...

I feel pregnant but negative blood test

  • By katerinay21 · New reply June 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone, I am not sure if I go mad or what but I realy think I am pregnant.painful breasts and very sens.nipples, cramping belly, my hips feel under preasure, lower back is killing me, and yestarday ...

Missed 2 periods in a row!

  • By Picklepop · New reply June 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Community Help Desk · 1 reply
  • Hi, I have recently come off the contraceptive pill, since coming off the pill I have had 2 regular periods. My diet and exercise is of a good standard from being a Personal Trainer and working in a gym ...

considering tubal reversal

  • By Mommygraves · New reply June 8, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • After so many of our friends and family keep posting they are pregnant or having children, both Chris and I feel very happy for them, but yearning more and more for one more child. So we have been talking ...

Need ideas

  • By t_ruffles · New reply June 7, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • So I'm having a dilemma. My hubby works out of town a good chunk of the year, which can be difficult for our 2 boys and myself. Well daddy was home for the last 2 months, which was great, but now that ...

Aspiration, NG feeds

  • By spring71 · Posted May 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Caring for Children with Special Needs · 0 replies
  • Hi, I am writing to see if any others have faced this... Our dear son, now 7 mos old, aspirates and and so was put on NG feeds. He was a 34 week preemie. There is no known cause for the aspiration other ...

Hitting a milestone -- 10,000 photos posted

  • By John2 · Posted May 8, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 5/8/14 Dear members, In just three months, members here have posted more than 10,000 photos. We at Inspire thank you for so quickly adding our photos ...

Come join us in our social networks

  • By John2 · Posted May 1, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We are grateful you have connected with us on here on http://www.inspire.com. Now, we invite you to join us on one or more of our social ...

Connecticut-based sources sought for prenatal testing story

  • By John2 · Posted April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/22/14 Dear members, A healthcare journalist who is writing an article for a Connecticut-based media outlet contacted us seeking to interview a woman ...

25 weeks pregnant blood pressure up and down worried!!!

  • By graciesmom30 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemies · 2 replies
  • I am gonna try and make this as short as possible but I am High risk because of having several miscarriages and a stillborn. I have never had problems with blood pressure with any of my other pregnancies ...

Something for me

  • By Brigid90 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Thriving as a Person · 2 replies
  • I'm 23 years old and have already had my 2 beautiful daughters. I don't want to have anymore children (well biological) and would love a permenant solution. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure that you can ...

Copper IUD, Late, Neg home test

  • By BB7 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Healthy and Fit Pregnancy · 0 replies
  • Hi, hoping for some advice or insight, I have had the copper IUD for almost a year. I have a 25 day cycle and was supposed to start on the 14th, its now the 20th. i have had light cramping days before ...

6w4d...no heartbeat.

  • By hongkongwong · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Real World Advice from the Girlfriends · 2 replies
  • I am 6w4d, but at my ultrasound today, I measured 5w5d. They saw a tiny fetal pole but no heartbeat. I have a follow up ultrasound next Thursday, but I am absolutely terrified. The midwife prepped me ...

Pregnancy symptoms

  • By nospeednolife · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Hi I'm pregnant will be due December I have eds type 3 I would just like to ask is it normal to have sharp pains in your tummy that comes and gos I would ask dr but when I try to phone I get receptionist ...

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