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Welcome to the Buddy System! Support is just a click away...

Postby PamelaRose » Jun 14, 2004 11:58 am

Hello to all you expectant mommies! Have you ever wished you actually knew someone who'd been through HG? Someone who isn't going to tell you to eat crackers and drink flat soda? This is the place! We call it the Buddy System, and it pairs current HGers with women who've been through it. If you're interested in a listening ear and a supportive shoulder, send me an e-mail with your name, location, and e-mail address. I'll match you up with an HGer from your area, and the two of you can determine what kind and how much contact you'd like. Here's my ever-changing list of available contacts; don't worry if you don't see your area listed--I'm very resourceful. But do consider volunteering yourself once you're able! :)

*United States
Alabama - 4
Arizona - 12
Arkansas - 1
California - 39
Colorado - 11
Conneticut - 5
Delaware - 2
Florida - 7
Georgia - 3
Hawaii - 2
Idaho - 3
Illinois - 11
Indiana - 9
Iowa - 4
Kansas - 3
Kentucky - 7
Louisiana - 1
Maine - 1
Maryland - 8
Massachusetts - 14
Michigan - 11
Minnesota - 13
Mississippi - 2
Missouri - 7
Montana - 3
Nebraska - 2
Nevada - 3
New Hampshire - 7
New Jersey - 7
New York - 24
North Carolina - 7
North Dakota - 2
Ohio - 7
Oklahoma - 2
Oregon - 4
Pennsylvania - 10
Rhode Island - 1
South Carolina - 2
Tennessee - 6
Texas - 22
Utah - 12
Virginia - 11
Washington - 8
West Virginia - 1
Wisconsin - 6

*Australia - 19
*Bermuda - 1
*Canada - 17
*England - 21
*Ireland - 3
*Italy - 1
*Japan - 2
*New Zealand - 2
*Norway - 1
*Scotland - 3
*Singapore - 1
*Spain - 1
*Sweden - 1
*Wales - 2
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Postby Ivydragon » Jun 16, 2004 12:26 am

I've been wondering about a forum where all the topics are each area or state, what do you think?

Andy
Mom to Aaron 14 (HG), Anna 11 (HG), Adam 8 (adopted), Andrew 8 (adopted), fostering a newborn . . .
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Love to have a buddy!

Postby SusanElder » Jul 17, 2004 10:14 pm

Hi -
I would love to have a buddy! We just found out we we're pregnant last night. I live in the Sacramento, California area.

I appreciate all help and support!
Susan

Lost #1 10/15/03
TTC in July '04 and praying things are different! Update: We are pregnant! I am due March 26th!
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Postby PamelaRose » Jul 17, 2004 10:47 pm

Aw, Susan, I'm so happy for you! You just made my night with your happy news. :) I will contact you about a buddy right away!
Pamela

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*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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Postby carriedodson » Jul 18, 2004 9:03 pm

Susan,

Congratulations! WE can be pg buddies. I am due 3-15. We are right there with each other, Let me know how you are doing and we'll take it one step at a time,
hugs,
Carrie
Mommy of "Noodle" (5-19-03)
#2 edd 3-15-05
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Need Support Bad!

Postby Snow}{Butterfly » Aug 05, 2004 10:48 am

I am new here and about 9 weeks pregnant. I am due March 16th. This is my fifth pregnancy and I am SOOOOOOO sick. I have been HG with all of my pregnancies, I can't believe I didn't remember how bad this is. I feel like I am going to die. No relief found yet. Phenergen doesn't help.

I am in Colorado, Please Help!!
Kate :cry:
Kate, wife to my knight in shining armour, Brian.
Mommy to 5 wonderful blessings, Briana 15, Stephen, 14, John-Scott 10, Samuel 7, and Benjamin Gabriel, born March 1, 2005. HG with all!



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Postby PamelaRose » Aug 05, 2004 10:53 pm

Welcome, Kate - Sorry to hear you're suffering so! I found that HG smacked harder and earlier with each baby. But the worst of it also let up earlier, so there was some trade-off. I will gladly match you up with a buddy - just e-mail me your e-mail, and I'll get in touch.
Pamela

4-Time HG Survivor
*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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I'm very new to this

Postby nikkitp2001 » Aug 10, 2004 12:20 pm

But I figure its gotta be better than going this alone, again. I'm 10wks along with my second child....and have been admitted to the hospital 3x already.

Is there help? Or hope? I would love a buddy too, how do I do that?
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Postby PamelaRose » Aug 11, 2004 4:43 pm

Always hope, and lots of help! I have your information, and I'm working on a buddy as we speak! :) Hugs!!!
Pamela

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*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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Postby heather in italy » Aug 12, 2004 1:34 am

Hi,
I really would love to have a buddy. It would be so nice to have that kind of support. I am at week 21. I am an Air Force wife. We are stationed in Italy. I noticed there are no other contacts in this area but maybe there is another military spouse willing to pair with me. If not, i am from California. Really all that doesn't matter. What I need is a person to talk with regularly and it doesn't matter to me where in the world they are as long as we can help each other. Thank you so much for creating this buddy system. Heather
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Postby PamelaRose » Aug 12, 2004 10:20 pm

Hi, Heather. I'd be happy to match you up with another military wife! I know at least 2 here; I'll get in touch with them as soon as possible. When you get a chance, get me your e-mail so I can get them in touch with you. :)
Pamela

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*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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A buddy hookup, please?

Postby Beth » Aug 18, 2004 1:20 am

Hi Pamela, and thanks so much for your earlier replies to my post. I really needed that push to go get fluids the first time and I felt so much better afterwards!

I sent you an email about a buddy a few days ago, could you let me know if you got it? Otherwise I'll send it off again, sometimes they get lost in cyberspace, I know.

BTW, I'll be getting the sub-q pump tomorrow, hopefully. I went back for another three bags of fluids yesterday, haven't eaten much of anything in over a week now. Hoping it gets better soon...

Thanks so much for being here! :)

Beth
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Postby PamelaRose » Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am

Hi, Beth - Great news about the sub-q pump. I hope it is exactly what you need to turn the corner on HG! I *think* I got the email...phone lines were down in my area for a day or so, so I'm behind in my replies, but I'll double-check and send you a reply! :D
Pamela

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*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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Postby DeColeCody » Aug 18, 2004 10:50 pm

I would love a buddy. You really can not explain how bad this is to anyone. They just do not get it!

I am in Denton. I emailed someone in dallas last week from this site and she wrote me back a great email! I have been in bed and back to teh DR so I have not had the energy to reply to her yet!

If you have someone who is willing to listen to me, I would love to have someone to talk to!

DeCole
Zofran, Reglen, Phenergran (sp?)... Not helping!
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Postby PamelaRose » Aug 19, 2004 3:03 am

I'd be happy to find you another buddy! Just get me your e-mail address when you're able; you may want to ask for phone calls if you can't handle much computer time. I know I never could make it to the computer when I was in the worst of it.
Pamela

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*Brody (8-11-98 )
*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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I would like a buddy. I am in Minnesota.

Postby Bethers » Sep 06, 2004 7:59 am

Hi, I live in Minnesota. I would like a buddy. I had HG terrible almost 9 years ago. I was pregnant in May and had a miscarriage. Now, I am 6 weeks pregnant and so far feeling great. But, I am very scared. My email is emalecha88@aol.com.

Thanks much.

Bethers :D
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Postby PamelaRose » Sep 07, 2004 8:33 pm

I think I can find someone in Minnesota for you! :wink: Just let me know whether you need outstate or metro, and I'll line it up.
Pamela

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*Avery (1-24-01)
*Reilly (12-16-02)
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Buddy

Postby dolphinsnb » Sep 09, 2004 1:58 pm

I'd like to have a buddy too! I'm in Tampa, Florida, and my EDD is March 24, 2005 - So, I'm starting week 12 now. This is my first pregnancy, and I definitely wasn't expecting so many complications. I just want to talk to someone who won't make me feel worse or guilty for feeling so bad.

Thanks!
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Postby KimP » Sep 09, 2004 5:42 pm

I would also love a buddy, I am based in San Francisco and my EDD is March 15, 2005.

Many thanks for doing this for us all.
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Postby jjbeck » Sep 09, 2004 11:51 pm

I am available if anyone needs to talk. My email address is mainiacs97@aol.com and IM is mainiacs97.
Hope you are all feeling better soon.
Jen 34
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