• Can an OBGYN drop you because you get Medicaid?

    I'm four months pregnant, and even though my husband and I both have full-time jobs, they're for small, family-owned companies who not only don't pay very much, but don't offer any health insurance. My parents are helping us out with paying for prenatal care (my OBGYN doesn't accept Medicaid, and neither do any of the others who... show more
    I'm four months pregnant, and even though my husband and I both have full-time jobs, they're for small, family-owned companies who not only don't pay very much, but don't offer any health insurance. My parents are helping us out with paying for prenatal care (my OBGYN doesn't accept Medicaid, and neither do any of the others who have admitting privileges at the only hospital I feel comfortable giving birth in), and about half of the total amount due has already been paid (we have 10 weeks to pay the rest, and thanks to my parents' involvement, it looks like it will probably happen a little sooner than that). However, they're not made of money, either, and even though they were able to pitch in for the prenatal care, the hospital bills (especially in the event that, God forbid, there are complications that involve the baby having to stay in the NICU and whatnot) are a little steep for them. My concern is, since my doctor doesn't accept Medicaid, could he choose to drop me as a patient? The hospital is fine with accepting Medicaid patients, so I'm not worried about them, but doesn't the doctor get paid for actually delivering the baby in addition to providing care throughout the pregnancy? Thanks to anyone who can help answer my question.
    8 answers · Pregnancy · 2 days ago
  • Listeners of Sunday's Kind of Country: Can anybody tell me what song this is?

    There's a song that's played pretty frequently on the Sunday's Kind of Country program (although this past weekend was the first time I remember hearing it in a while) that I can't find anywhere, and it's driving me crazy, lol. It's a fairly short, acoustic song sung by a man, and some of the lyrics are: "Come as you... show more
    There's a song that's played pretty frequently on the Sunday's Kind of Country program (although this past weekend was the first time I remember hearing it in a while) that I can't find anywhere, and it's driving me crazy, lol. It's a fairly short, acoustic song sung by a man, and some of the lyrics are: "Come as you are. You are welcome in His Father's house before the party ever starts. Your invitation has been paid for with His blood and by His thorns. So, what on Earth are you waiting for? Just come as you are." I never seem to be able to catch the singer's name, and when I've typed the lyrics into Google, nothing comes up. I'm starting to think I might just be imagining this song...lol. If anyone can help me find somewhere that I might be able to download it or at least listen to it online, I would appreciate it!!
    Lyrics · 1 week ago
  • Did your husband/boyfriend watch when the baby came out?

    My husband plans on seeing it all (he's hunted and fished his whole life, so after all the deer and fish he's skinned and gutted, he's not worried about getting grossed out or fainting and whatnot), but I'm not so sure I want him to. Obviously, I have no problem with him seeing me "down there" normally (he got me pregnant,... show more
    My husband plans on seeing it all (he's hunted and fished his whole life, so after all the deer and fish he's skinned and gutted, he's not worried about getting grossed out or fainting and whatnot), but I'm not so sure I want him to. Obviously, I have no problem with him seeing me "down there" normally (he got me pregnant, for God's sake, lol), but I'm concerned that watching everything stretch and possibly tear might gross him out a little more than he's thinking and could possibly put him off sex afterward (which I know we can't do that for quite a while after the birth, anyway, but still). Did your significant other watch your baby come out, and if so, how did he handle it? Was it as easy as he thought it would be?
    14 answers · Pregnancy · 1 week ago
  • Do schools not teach sex ed anymore?

    Has anyone else noticed how many questions on here are from (presumably) teen girls asking if it's possible to get pregnant even if the guy doesn't actually have sex with you or fingers you with fingers that have absolutely no traces of semen on them? Maybe it's just me being mean, but what is the DEAL with that? Did schools get rid of... show more
    Has anyone else noticed how many questions on here are from (presumably) teen girls asking if it's possible to get pregnant even if the guy doesn't actually have sex with you or fingers you with fingers that have absolutely no traces of semen on them? Maybe it's just me being mean, but what is the DEAL with that? Did schools get rid of sex ed classes or something?
    4 answers · Other - Education · 2 weeks ago
  • How painful is a Brazilian wax?

    I can sit through eyebrow and lip waxing like nobody's even touching me (I actually find it kind of relaxing), but somehow, I think Brazilian might be a little harder to handle, lol. Is there any kind of numbing stuff they can use, or will taking Tylenol or something like that beforehand help? How long does the pain hang around afterward?
    I can sit through eyebrow and lip waxing like nobody's even touching me (I actually find it kind of relaxing), but somehow, I think Brazilian might be a little harder to handle, lol. Is there any kind of numbing stuff they can use, or will taking Tylenol or something like that beforehand help? How long does the pain hang around afterward?
    2 answers · Other - Skin & Body · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you eat Subway salads while pregnant?

    I washed it before I ate it...and TMI, but it didn't even stay down long, because my "morning" sickness has decided to stick around throughout the afternoon today. Pretty much everything I've read says the risk of listeria is highest with soft cheeses and deli meats and stuff like that and doesn't mention vegetables, and my... show more
    I washed it before I ate it...and TMI, but it didn't even stay down long, because my "morning" sickness has decided to stick around throughout the afternoon today. Pretty much everything I've read says the risk of listeria is highest with soft cheeses and deli meats and stuff like that and doesn't mention vegetables, and my doctor never specifically told me to avoid vegetables (he encouraged them and fruits, which I've read can also carry listeria), but I'm still freaked out. Could I have hurt my baby?
    3 answers · Pregnancy · 3 weeks ago
  • If you don't approve of guns and someone breaks into your house...?

    You can't call the cops, because the cops are going to come with guns. And you obviously don't have a gun of your own, so you can't shoot them (or just threaten them and hope that they'll come to their senses when they see the gun). Do you reason with them? Do you say, "Hi, please don't steal anything from me or hurt me;... show more
    You can't call the cops, because the cops are going to come with guns. And you obviously don't have a gun of your own, so you can't shoot them (or just threaten them and hope that they'll come to their senses when they see the gun). Do you reason with them? Do you say, "Hi, please don't steal anything from me or hurt me; that's not very nice"? Do you hide somewhere and just hope that they don't find you? Can you defend yourself with a knife or a baseball bat (which are easier for the intruder to snatch out of your hand than a gun would be)? I've actually met people who don't agree with guns even in cases like this, and I really, honestly do NOT understand it.
    6 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it better to wear a nursing bra, or just buy bras in a bigger size?

    I'm a little over 12 weeks along, and the "girls" are getting a little uncomfortable in my pre-pregnancy bras. Is it better to just go ahead and buy a nursing bra, or could i get away with just going up to whatever cup size i am now? in the event that i do breastfeed, will i be able to do it while wearing a regular bra?
    I'm a little over 12 weeks along, and the "girls" are getting a little uncomfortable in my pre-pregnancy bras. Is it better to just go ahead and buy a nursing bra, or could i get away with just going up to whatever cup size i am now? in the event that i do breastfeed, will i be able to do it while wearing a regular bra?
    7 answers · Pregnancy · 4 weeks ago
  • Migrant caravan supporters who say you would be willing to take in strangers: What are you thinking?

    I saw a post on Facebook that encouraged supporters of the migrant caravan to post their address and let the migrants know they can come live with them and was flabbergasted by how many people seem to be on board with the idea of taking in and paying for total strangers...all without wanting to do a single background check. It's like those of us... show more
    I saw a post on Facebook that encouraged supporters of the migrant caravan to post their address and let the migrants know they can come live with them and was flabbergasted by how many people seem to be on board with the idea of taking in and paying for total strangers...all without wanting to do a single background check. It's like those of us who admit that we would be reluctant to do so are horrible people and should be ashamed of ourselves for not wanting to help our "neighbors." To me, helping your neighbor (which I consider to be someone you already know) is one thing...but opening your home to a total stranger? Those of you who are on board with this...what are you thinking? Would you REALLY let a complete stranger (who you may or may not be able to communicate with, depending on language barriers) into your home? If you have children, how would you really sleep at night knowing that this total stranger who you know nothing about was right down the hall from them and could be capable of absolutely anything? Can you REALLY not see the potential danger of opening your door to these people you know nothing about?
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 month ago
  • Can you borrow against jointly-owned property?

    Say three parties all own property, and one party needs to borrow money against the land to repair a house which is going to be moved out to the land. If the other two parties were okay with this, would they be able to borrow the necessary money even though they are not the sole owners of the property?
    Say three parties all own property, and one party needs to borrow money against the land to repair a house which is going to be moved out to the land. If the other two parties were okay with this, would they be able to borrow the necessary money even though they are not the sole owners of the property?
    8 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 month ago
  • Is it REALLY considered tacky to mention a registry on a shower invitation?

    I m getting ready to start my baby registry and have read a couple of articles quoting "etiquette experts" who seem to suggest that it s inappropriate to mention your registry on the baby shower invitation. Personally, I have never received a shower invitation (be it a wedding or baby shower) that did not include this information, nor have... show more
    I m getting ready to start my baby registry and have read a couple of articles quoting "etiquette experts" who seem to suggest that it s inappropriate to mention your registry on the baby shower invitation. Personally, I have never received a shower invitation (be it a wedding or baby shower) that did not include this information, nor have I ever thought it tacky for the person receiving the shower to mention it. Is this just one of those new "politically correct" things, or do people really find it tacky?
    19 answers · Etiquette · 1 month ago
  • Is there any safe place to kiss a newborn?

    I have HSV-1 (although I very rarely ever get cold sores anymore), so I know I definitely can't kiss on the lips...but it would be nice to kiss my own baby at least somewhere, lol. Would the forehead or cheek be okay?
    I have HSV-1 (although I very rarely ever get cold sores anymore), so I know I definitely can't kiss on the lips...but it would be nice to kiss my own baby at least somewhere, lol. Would the forehead or cheek be okay?
    4 answers · Infectious Diseases · 1 month ago
  • Are there any (affordable) health insurance plans for pregnant women?

    My husband and I both work, but neither job provides insurance. We do qualify for Medicaid based on our income, but I'm really wanting to avoid going that route. I just feel like since we're the ones who made this kid, we're the ones who need to buck up and find a way to pay for it, even if that means getting a loan and going (further)... show more
    My husband and I both work, but neither job provides insurance. We do qualify for Medicaid based on our income, but I'm really wanting to avoid going that route. I just feel like since we're the ones who made this kid, we're the ones who need to buck up and find a way to pay for it, even if that means getting a loan and going (further) into debt. Are there any insurance companies that would take me, and what are their prices like?
    11 answers · Insurance · 2 months ago
  • Is a fetal heart rate of 114 okay at 5 weeks, 5 days?

    I had an ultrasound done when I assumed I was 6 weeks, 4 days, but measured 5 weeks, 5 days. The nurse who did the ultrasound said the heart rate was 114 (she couldn't hear it; the ultrasound was done at a free pregnancy center, and they're not equipped to actually listen), but she did point it out to me. She didn't seem concerned about... show more
    I had an ultrasound done when I assumed I was 6 weeks, 4 days, but measured 5 weeks, 5 days. The nurse who did the ultrasound said the heart rate was 114 (she couldn't hear it; the ultrasound was done at a free pregnancy center, and they're not equipped to actually listen), but she did point it out to me. She didn't seem concerned about me measuring behind what I thought or the heartbeat. Is 114 a good heart rate for that far along?
    3 answers · Pregnancy · 2 months ago
  • Can you ride a Polaris RZR while pregnant?

    Me and hubs had a mud ride scheduled with some friends and family and found out yesterday that I'm five weeks pregnant. At the time of the ride, I'll be about seven weeks. We don't do anything crazy when we're riding; most of the time, it just feels like being in a car, but slightly more bumpy here and there. Would it be a bad idea... show more
    Me and hubs had a mud ride scheduled with some friends and family and found out yesterday that I'm five weeks pregnant. At the time of the ride, I'll be about seven weeks. We don't do anything crazy when we're riding; most of the time, it just feels like being in a car, but slightly more bumpy here and there. Would it be a bad idea to go?
    7 answers · Pregnancy · 3 months ago
  • Do hospitals typically have age limits for volunteers?

    I know that most hospital volunteers (with the exception of those partaking in special junior volunteer programs or whatnot) tend to be those of retirement age, but would it be likely to be accepted as a volunteer when you're only in your late 20s? I have prior experience as an actual paid employee of a hospital, if that helps.
    I know that most hospital volunteers (with the exception of those partaking in special junior volunteer programs or whatnot) tend to be those of retirement age, but would it be likely to be accepted as a volunteer when you're only in your late 20s? I have prior experience as an actual paid employee of a hospital, if that helps.
    5 answers · Community Service · 3 months ago
  • Employers: If a prospective employee left a previous job before their two weeks was up, would it lessen the chance of you hiring them?

    I know that every employer is different, but I'm just looking to get some opinions on the matter. To elaborate, the reason that the employee left the previous job early wasn't just as an "F-you" to the previous employer; it was because the new employer needed them to start earlier than expected due to another employee having health... show more
    I know that every employer is different, but I'm just looking to get some opinions on the matter. To elaborate, the reason that the employee left the previous job early wasn't just as an "F-you" to the previous employer; it was because the new employer needed them to start earlier than expected due to another employee having health issues and being hospitalized (in other words, it's all something that could be easily proven true). Assuming that all other aspects of the prospective employee's work history were good (they did their job well, they were always on time, they got along well with co-workers/customers, etc.), would you look past the early departure and be willing to hire them, or would they be out of the running?
    8 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 months ago
  • Life after bankruptcy: What is it like?

    What's the best way to get your credit back? Does it become completely impossible to get a loan (a mortgage, for example), or are there lenders who are willing to give you the benefit of the doubt?
    What's the best way to get your credit back? Does it become completely impossible to get a loan (a mortgage, for example), or are there lenders who are willing to give you the benefit of the doubt?
    4 answers · Credit · 5 months ago
  • If I had chlamydia for two months, am I infertile now?

    I think I actually had it for a little less than two months...probably more like a month and a half. I showed symtoms after a few weeks (although I had no idea they were symptoms of chlamydia since Google, of course, immediately convinced me that I had cervical cancer, lol). I got treated (both with one dose of azithromycin and a week of... show more
    I think I actually had it for a little less than two months...probably more like a month and a half. I showed symtoms after a few weeks (although I had no idea they were symptoms of chlamydia since Google, of course, immediately convinced me that I had cervical cancer, lol). I got treated (both with one dose of azithromycin and a week of doxycycline). I caught it in early February and took the last pill around the third week of March. Since then, I've had no more symptoms and no indication of having PID, but I still worry that it might have made me infertile. What are the chances it did?
    4 answers · STDs · 5 months ago
  • Presumed ovulation bleeding and pms..,so, where the heck is my period?

    i had a little bit of spotting during the week that i was due to ovulate (i also had stretchy cervical mucus on the last day or two) and went on to get my weird chin/neck breakout and sore boobs like i typically do while pms-ing. my period, however, is two days late. my breakout is gone, but my boobs are still sore. is my period just running late,... show more
    i had a little bit of spotting during the week that i was due to ovulate (i also had stretchy cervical mucus on the last day or two) and went on to get my weird chin/neck breakout and sore boobs like i typically do while pms-ing. my period, however, is two days late. my breakout is gone, but my boobs are still sore. is my period just running late, or could i be pregnant?
    1 answer · Women's Health · 5 months ago