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    Trying to get pregnant between UDC3 and 4

    Babies come when ready. Pregnancy does not happen on a timeline of our convenience most often. Once the kid is here, your life is not your own. Realize that there may be kinks in your plans and be prepared to adjust.
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    Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case

    I am sure, with one swipe of the pen, Trump will pardon Manafort. More than ever, we need him OUT of office.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Thank you. I believe the many other sources by Tweety more. Sorry I missed that original post w/the source you provided.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Source please.
  5. So disgusting. BUT there is PLENTY of money to bail out bad bankers and other big corporations (cause they are people, after all) We all love the fetus, but once born, screw em.
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    Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case

    Yes mistrial is good. He can be tried again on the other counts. I eagerly await this and the outcome it truly deserves. It's not over yet.
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    2018 Elections

    I would look forward to some "very fine people" once again put back in their place.----politically. That would be enough for me. Vote the slime out. Drain this swamp, for real. I won't rehash what the others before me said. But the Trump agenda has to be stopped before there is no livable space or potable water, or National Parks Service left. Leave coal back in the past where it belongs. RENEWABLE ENERGY is the only way. I too could go on and on. I will spare you that boredom.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    As far as minimum wage earners being primarily suburban teens: I WISH. Neither of my kids could get these jobs. They were filled by middle-aged folks who lost employment in the 2008 crisis and have yet to even come close to earning what they did back then. All the fast food and Walmart, etc workers I see in the cities around here are beyond teen-20-something. They are supporting families, caring for aged parents, and just struggling to make it. Meantime, the teens who would seek these jobs, can't get them. Things have changed since the 90s when a kid could get a job earning pocket money at Taco Bell or Mickie D's.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Beware: "nickeled and dimed" is extremely depressing, albeit real.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Scandal and illegal actions just surround the Trump Administration. Why would anyone be surprised?
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    Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case

    Shame that judge and jurors did their due diligence, found Manafort guilty on 8 counts and have to fear for their safety. Despicable.
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    Is it important for elected leaders to be truthful?

    President Trump is the most vulgar, least articulate President to date. Honest? Pheeeewwww ok then.
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    The OP took a break and admonished the rest of us to be "civil".
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    Trump is Racist? I Don't Think So

    Spidey's mom? Is this some of the disrespect you see here or is it all the liberals who do so? Respectful discourse does not insult or assume another does not understand what he or she is speaking of, because he/she disagrees. I agree, there is disrespect here. But I am seeing a lot of it from the conservative side. When they can't prop up their arguments with facts, they tend to denigrate or make nasty assumptions about what the "other side" understands or knows. THAT is insulting.
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    infertility programs

    Yes, "bite the bullet" and shell out the cash if you want to do this. Be prepared to spend more than 20k (lots of expenses go into IVF, not just the procedure, but medications and the like)---- Time is most certainly not on your side.
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    infertility programs

    IVF is indeed elective. Most insurance does not cover it. But if you want a baby that badly, you'll make it happen without others paying for it. I agree: IUI would probably be a waste of time (and money you will need to save for IVF). For that matter, at her age, donor eggs may even be needed. After 35, the success rates drop sharply d/t low-quality eggs. Every year after 40, the rates become increasingly dismal with a woman's own eggs. Not an easy road for you. Be prepared to spend a lot and hope every month it worked. The hormonal ups and downs will be harsh. For both prospective parents, It's stressful and by no means easy. Seriously----- research IVF and success and failure rates at this stage in a woman's life and be prepared for its ups and downs. And as Sour Lemon said, you want to know the successes in terms of live births, not pregnancy rates. It matters! Know the risks/benefits of even using her own eggs at age 40. The rates of success rise with using donor eggs. (or adopted embryos as Sour Lemon alluded to). The odds otherwise are not great for the amount of time, money and emotion you will put into pursuing this route. Good luck.
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    Has any female nurse had a crush on a male nurse?

    You "wouldn't wanna date him cause" of an age difference? What about that he is MARRIED? Does the even matter? Good grief look outside the job for your dates. Don't eat where you poop.
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    Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance

    Hot flashes do suck. Esp for my husband who sleeps in a polar icecap of a bedroom in full under armor. But I am thankful in that after deciding to stop the hormone replacement therapy (my mil developed a HUGE clot in her abdominal aorta that nearly killed her) I have them less and less. It helps to control intake of caffeine and sugar and eat healthier and losing nearly 50 lb sure has been a boon to the overcoming of those nasty flashes. I have maybe one or two a day, they last about 30 seconds, I feel like I might pass out a minute and they pass. Used to be dozens a day. I would say I am winning the war on hot flashes. I think a good diet, exercise, reasonable (or non) consumption of caffeine and alcohol sure do help. That and time. With time, all things pass. Including hot flashes. My grandmother sailed through the "change" with none at all. But she was Austrian and kept a pretty healthy diet and mental attitude about it all. she knew like all things, it would pass. I am trying to pattern myself after her and it's slowly working. Not having periods is great. When that magical year passes, I plan to burn all the tampons, pads and other paraphernalia in my back yard. Seriously. I feel joy that I don't have to buy those things in bulk by the month any longer. I feel for my daughter, who suffers cramps and oft-heavy bleeding. She just got an IUD and I think already it's helping. But I don't envy the next 30-40 years for her as she goes through this monthly "spiritual" rite of passage. A whole lot of bleeding, migraines, cramps, bloating, digestive upsets, mood swings, lack of predictability and mess just to have a baby or two over the years seems more of a burden and high price to pay than anything approaching a joyful spiritual happening to me. But thankfully, that's about over for me and I could not be more excited.
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    Net Neutrality is Virtually Dead and That's Very Bad

    This country has never operated under a Democracy. This is not news. But it is disturbing.
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    Do you believe that pets go to Heaven?

    Once our dog died. A well-meaning very religious friend from a fanatical family told my son dogs can never go to Heaven as they have no souls. My son was in absolute hysterics and thought our dog would go to hell. His friend said there is no Heaven for animals, so he made the leap in his mind about hell. It was horrible and difficult to calm my son after that. I corrected that perception, from my standpoint and said God would not make animals if they couldn't go to Heaven----- and told my son to stop hanging around with that boy. They had nothing in common after all.
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    Do you believe that pets go to Heaven?

    Immediately they go to Heaven. if not, there is no Heaven.
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    Make American Great Again

    Way too much cognitive dissonance from the OP for me to even begin to participate. I agree with some others; it's fruitless and pointless. This is not a debate.
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    Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance

    Nothing wonderful or spiritual bleeding 2 weeks of the month, never knowing when it would start or stop, clots and all.....always having to keep spare scrubs at work, wearing what felt like a diaper to contain it all Nope. I am glad to be passing that phase of my life. Menopause, come on over.
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    We're not English Majors, but...

    And for the love of Pete, *please* use paragraphs in long posts! Ok I feel better now....
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    For female nurses (the taboo: heavy periods)

    Echoing the advice about endometrial ablation: it is ONLY for women who want to have NO more (or any) children. It does solve heavy menstrual bleeding in a majority of patients but is not for everyone. It fails in some. For a friend, it failed miserably and she wound up with a vaginal hysterectomy (again, she was done having babies). Talk to your GYN about this problem. For some, IUDs help. There are solutions out there that a GYN can possibly offer. I, too, suffered heavy periods off and on through the years. (strangely, they got better after having my babies-----but then got MUCH worse in the peri-menopause again). I just found wearing a tampon, plus underwear designed for urinary incontinence was a life saver. That and dark pants. Oh and I always had extra scrub pants in my locker. I feel for ya. Been there, done that. So glad I am " on the other side" now and it appears menopause is in my immediate future as periods have all but stopped for me. I don't miss em.
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