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Your questions seem to assume that all of these vaccines would be additional childhood vaccines, recommended for use on the general population.  Looking at the article, this doesn't seem to be the case - they mention immunotherapeutic treatment for Alzheimer's (which would be administered to people who actually have the disease), and something to increase immune response to HIV.  There are also new vaccines for malaria in development, and probably other tropical diseases...
 The issue I have, really, is that however much you feel you need the healing home birth, you do not have the ability to guarantee that it occurs.  You cannot be sure it will continue to be advisable to pursue.  There is a huge litany of things that could happen.  There is a problem with expectation for birth, and it's not philosophical (want what you want, that's fine), it's practical - you cannot be sure of having any of what you desire.  You absolutely need healing, but...
It sounds like the estrangement is a relief, so best to let it be, no?
I had my second pregnancy all planned out to end in healing natural birth.  Got slammed with placenta previa instead.    There are two things to keep in mind:  It is not, ever, given to us to know what might have happened, and birth is not within our ability to control.    And then, babies hang around for a lot longer then it takes to birth them.  Don't sign on for attempting a healing birth unless you're pretty sure you'd be delighted by the baby.
Celuvski, your parents may have had good intentions when they made their trip, but it was still a bad idea.  It was a violation of the boundaries that your brother had laid out.  It was not going to work, and it very likely made it more difficult for any reconciliation to proceed in the future, because the impression that trip probably gave your brother was "If I tell these people to stay away, they will pursue me anyway.  I cannot trust them to respect me."   So it...
I agree - you may not have all the facts. It may be that what you've been experiencing as a wonderful, loving family with no major problems has been awful to your brother, or to his wife. (Frankly, if my family thought my beloved partner was insane and possibly psychopathic, I wouldn't be taking their calls either.) There is a painful and aggravated estrangement in DH's family, and various people have tried to "fix it" at various times, but none of them have gotten...
 Law and ethics are matters of social agreement, so we do all get to judge what happens in front of us.  It's been my experience that I don't enjoy negative judgments on those grounds directed at me, and that's one of the reasons I aim to behave ethically, morally and legally.  (A much larger part is that I prefer living in a civilized society - these judgments, like taxes, are required to sustain it.)  I prefer to call people on these things when I see them, and I've...
Okay, well, couple things -   The easy and natural way is to have sex.  Usually, that works.  Not always.  Sometimes it takes more then six months to work.  But you can certainly start bugging your doctor for a referral to a specialist at this juncture.   Have you tried charting your cycle?  That can provide valuable information and really help with timing.    Unfortunately, if having sex at more or less the right times isn't getting you pregnant, this process ceases...
I know at least one of the sites you're thinking of, and yes, she's on a tear this week, largely on a theme of "don't recommend that people lie."  Some of that has hit MDC, and the non-vax dialogue here.   Here's my thing - I know this person's tone is abrasive (and I can think of several reasons why this person might have chosen an abrasive tone, the key one being that drives web traffic), but not all the true and important things that could be said are nice to hear. ...
Scienceoerson, the system you describe would be a violation of patient privacy law (which already prohibits doctors from saying who is or is not their patient unless the patient consents or there is a subpeona) and I think you underestimate the logistical challenge. At the moment, my pediatrician has moved to a records system that allows parents to log in and get copies of vax records without involving office staff, because it's a cost savings for them. I live in a...
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