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post #241 of 255

Be careful driving today.

there are all kinds of police out there looking for speeders. there have been a lot of reports lately about accidents. wishing everyone a safe drive and full bellies.
post #242 of 255
Hey Ann

There are homeschoolers from your neck of the woods, joining the new homeschool group. You should join so I can get you all together.

You too, Tara. If for no other reason than, I need your help with connecting a lonely homeschooling mama from Mount Vernon with some other homeschoolers in that area

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iowaci...omeschoolgroup
post #243 of 255

Mt Vernon lurker needing med rec

I'm an infrequent poster and regular lurker. My family and I moved to Mount Vernon in May. Thankfully, in that time, we haven't needed a doctor. However, at work at a vet clinic, I got bitten by a ferret, then unknowingly cleaned up the urine of a leptospirosis-positive dog. Work is willing to pay for a physical and lepto test, but as long as I'm finding a doc/gp/pa/etc for myself, I'd really like to find one for my two ds's, who are currently unvaxed (and I'm planning to keep them that way.) At one time, someone recommended Gina Butteris (sp?) and I called her clinic, but she'd not there anymore. Any other recommendations? We don't use the doctor much, but I do try and take my boys in every 6 mos to 1 year to have documentation of medical care. Any help greatly appreciated!!
post #244 of 255
Dr. Butteris is now working in cedar rapids somewhere. i have been seeing Emily appleton at the mount vernon family practice. she is good to me, doesnt push me to vax or anything, and understands why i prefer natural medicine.
post #245 of 255
DD has her second wbv Friday and is starting her vaxes. I'm planning on following a delayed scheduled and I'm nervous about telling our fp. I have no idea why, since at the last one I told her I wanted to delay the Hep B one for awhile and she was fine with it, just wanted to know why, but I am. Why does anyone in the medical field turn me into a nervous wreck, even if when I like them? Is there anyone here who spaced out vaxes? What did you say to the doctor?
post #246 of 255
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DD has her second wbv Friday and is starting her vaxes. I'm planning on following a delayed scheduled and I'm nervous about telling our fp. I have no idea why, since at the last one I told her I wanted to delay the Hep B one for awhile and she was fine with it, just wanted to know why, but I am. Why does anyone in the medical field turn me into a nervous wreck, even if when I like them? Is there anyone here who spaced out vaxes? What did you say to the doctor?
I spaced out our vaxes for my last one over an extra year but my dr was the one that helped me with it! Of course this was in Seattle, not Iowa. He never gave more than 2 shots at a time and didn't even recommend the chicken pox or one of the other ones-forget which one now. He was awesome-I miss him!
Strangely though, his nurse was the only one who ever gave me a hard time about nursing when giving shots : The practice was the main "crunchy" doc around but his nurse wasn't all that crunchy.
post #247 of 255
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Originally Posted by Crystal_R View Post
DD has her second wbv Friday and is starting her vaxes. I'm planning on following a delayed scheduled and I'm nervous about telling our fp. I have no idea why, since at the last one I told her I wanted to delay the Hep B one for awhile and she was fine with it, just wanted to know why, but I am. Why does anyone in the medical field turn me into a nervous wreck, even if when I like them? Is there anyone here who spaced out vaxes? What did you say to the doctor?
I went to a guy who I knew was nice to a friend about delayed vax. Then I skipped a few wbv when she was young so we were already "catching up" and had to discuss what to do. Then I said which ones I was interested in her having and which not. They've been pretty ok with it.
post #248 of 255
Due to weather, tonight's Holistic Moms Network meeting is canceled. Our conscious consumerism speaker is going to talk at the January 13 meeting instead.

The handout we were going to have available from the Foundation for the New American Dream, called Simplify the Holidays, is available on their site at http://www.newdream.org/holiday/index.php.
post #249 of 255
Just wanted to share a great opportunity to learn about homebirth if you're interested!

Friday, December 19, 2008
10 am at the Marion Public Library

Please join La Leche League of Cedar Rapids and Monica Brasile from
The Friends of Iowa Midwives to discuss homebirth.

This is part of our new series of special topics meetings on mothering and natural living held the third Friday of the month at 10 am at the Marion Public Library.
Future topics include:

·postpartum depression/birth trauma
·cloth diapering
·natural family planning/fertility awareness
·baby wearing
post #250 of 255
I keep looking at the forecast and it looks awful. I'm hoping it misses CR so I can head to the LLL meeting tomorrow. Stay safe everyone!
post #251 of 255
I agree! If the Marion Schools are closed then the LLL mtg will be cancelled.
Hoping for the best!
post #252 of 255

Ames anyone?

Hello!
My DH just got an offer for a job in ames, starting in July and I was wondering if there are any crunchy mamas out there! I am also looking for family doctor recommendations since we are doing delayed/selective vacinations with our DD.
Thanks for your help!
post #253 of 255
Happy New Year everyone! Hope that 2009 brings us all we need.
post #254 of 255

FOIM Meeting: Representative Mascher

Hi all,

This is short notice, but if you can, PLEASE plan to attend this event!

We have a meeting with State Representative Mary Mascher (Dist. 77, Iowa City) scheduled for THIS THURSDAY, Jan. 8th, at 3:00 at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room B.

We'll be meeting with Rep. Mascher to discuss CPM licensure in Iowa, answer any questions she might have, and seek her support for a licensure bill. She has expressed interest in the level of support among medical care providers, so any RNs or CNMs on board are particularly encouraged to come. (We need as many consumers and DEMs as possible, too! Babies are welcome!)

This is an important opportunity for us as a group to make our first face-to-face contact with a member of the IA legislature. If you can come, please RSVP ASAP to: monica-brasile@uiowa.edu. Let's make our voices heard!

Thanks, and hope to see you Thursday,
~Monica, Co-chair


www.friendsofiowamidwives.org
post #255 of 255
Hey everyone, I figured we should start a 2009 thread so jump on over...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...4#post12949214

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