I thought this was a great one from the Hot Seat thread.....
How did you come to PO?
I had decided on our 2nd wedding anniversary I wanted a baby. I was on a week off from work because we close between Christmas and new years and was bored so started looking around for information on falling pregnant because even though I had a general idea I wanted to do everything possible to fall pregnant as quickly as possible because I had decided I was sick of waiting for a baby and stumbled across the message boards.
My SIL brough me over. We were on a board called SunshineState Moms or something like that and the women were complete morons. Just classless tarts. So she told me about this board and the rest is history.
My SIL sent me a link to something on this website and then I stumbled upon the forums.
DH and I had been married for a year, and I was totally ready to start trying. He was NOT. But, in the midst of my baby fever, I googled "pregnancy" and then stumbled across the message boards. First I just stuck to the TOC board, and then I branched out to the A/A board (I wouldn't have even guessed that such a thing existed! And there were so many awesome women posting on it back then. It's pretty slow now, which is sad.) I didn't even know the debate board existed for like the first 3 months, but once I found it, I was completely hooked.
I was pregnant with Tiven & looking for information about cloth diapers. DH was insisting that we use cloth and I didn't really know anything about them so I was doing that research. I posted on the CD board for a while & then noticed people were referring to birth boards so I joined the June04 board. And then when work was slow I started poking around for what else was here.
It takes 12 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce ONE POUND of beef.
Livestock generates 65% of all human-related nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more warming to the environment than carbon dioxide; 37% of all human-related methane, which 23 times as warming as CO2; and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.
"If you care about the planet, it's actually better to eat a salad in a Hummer than a cheeseburger in a Prius."
-- Bill Maher
I found PO when I was incredibly frustrated in TTC for a year. I was looking up infertility and came across the forums. They were very helpful for me to know what the appropriate questions are to ask my doctor to be informed, be tested, and what to expect. I used to go to the chat room as well, but I can't find it anymore?
DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
I had used the pregnancy calendar for my first two daughters and with my pg's that ended in m/c. Then they changed the website so that you had to be a member to use the pg calendar. I was pg with my 4th m/c and was super excited. I ended up joining a birth board. That pg ended in m/c and I found myself on the TTCAL board. At that time the CTC thread on that board was hopping. About 5 pages before you could click refresh. It was a neat bond with ladies that had all been through a similar tragic time. Soon after that I got pg with DD3 and have been here since. I only recently started dabbling in the debate board though.
googled pregnancy message boards, tried a couple before staying here.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03