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#121 of 903 Old 06-29-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I called Cass County Vector Control this afternoon and they told me that the chemical they use for areal sprays is Perm-X 30 30. The MSDS is HERE
if anyone is interested. I actually went out and covered my garden beds with a few tarps as best I could. I figured it couldn't hurt. Thanks for the links... this is so depressing. :
Ugh, at least your chemical only has a "CAUTION", ours is worse and has to have a "DANGEROUS" on it. Both suck though. I was going to suggest you tarp your stuff, good idea. I wonder why ND is so behind on their techniques that they are still using the least effective one all over the place.
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I think I'm probably the only person on Mothering that actually goes back and edits their posts for spelling, grammar, etc. How anal is that?
Nope, I do that, too!

I'm jumping in here, just found the link to the 'giant colossal ND thread'--thanks, thunderkitty.

I am a married SAHM to 8-week old Elisabeth. I didn't know I was crunchy (sorta) until reading these posts and getting a clear idea of what crunchy is! I babywear, and have just (since she was born) started reading up on AP. We co-sleep, breastfeed, EC. I want to do more organic foods and cleaning products, haven't gotten there yet. I grew up homeschooled, and DH and I haven't decided what we're going to do. I don't want to vax; DH isn't convinced. We wouldn't circ, are using 'sposies, but I want to CD, since she's doing so great with the EC. Does anyone else in Bismarck/ND EC? Most people think that is totally weird. I love doing it. I want to have the next babies at home--see my post titled "Question for OB/MW" under the Birth Professionals forum (sorry, don't know how to link). Not the only reason; I said all thru this pregnancy if it was easy(it was) I wanted to have the rest at home.

I would love to get together with other Bismarck moms. I'm still fairly new to Bismarck. I would appreciate some advice on baby carriers, have a Mei Tai, I love it, but straps are sooo long, a ring sling that I'm having a hard time figuring out, and an Evenflo Snugli that I' just not sure about (too many buckles!). So if you want to get together, just PM me!

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Maggirayne,
Did you see the post about the Bismarck meeting next week? It would be a good chance to meet HB moms in your area and get questions answered.
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Oh, I could cry! We're going out of state to visit family (show off my new baby!) and will be gone next weekend.

I did talk to a state senator who said the bill was tabled. Please let me know how it goes.

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Haha, I was answering your post wondering if anyone else edited for grammar, etc., so I saw the mtg notice after I posted! E-mail me the questionnaire and I'll fill out what I can.

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I'm curious (and don't know how to find out) what are the laws regarding midwives currently?

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This will be something new. Based on the answers we get from ND homebirthing families, I'll be writing a bill (the last one was a request for a study) for introduction to next yrs legislature. Long way to go before we are ready, we're just in the planning stages, but it's a start. We're having the same type of meeting the following week in Fargo, if you want to try for that one. These meetings are where we will be coming up with the questionaires (like I said, we're definitely in the planning stages) Otherwise I'm sure we'll be doing more planning meetings over your way as the yr progresses.
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Does anyone from Bismarck/Mandan know if they plan to spray in our area? I have been very busy lately and gotten out of my own loop here on my very own giant colossal North Dakota thread, shame on me!: Anyway, hi all you newbies/latecomers happy to "see" some new faces. You are all welcome, and hopefully soon we can arrange some play groups...: Oh and I was also wondering how many of you ladies have plans for the Fourth of July, particularly here is Bismarck? I haven't come up with any fun idea yet and I'm wondering if the capitols display is all thats going on...
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Saw your other posts after I posted. Currently, CNM's are the only midwives legally allowed to attend a homebirth. However, they have a collaborative agreement placing them under the jurisdiction of the physicians medical board which states that they must work in conjunction with a md if they want to practice in ND. No dr will provide backup for a homebirth so they are not allowed to do so. All CNM's in the state (there aren't that many) work with a dr's practice and some are even relegated to just doing prenatals and are not allowed by the physician to attend births. That's the way it is at ALL Naval Hospitals in the country as well (or at least was when we were Marine Corp). Seems like a waste of an expensive and time consuming education to me. Anyway there are direct entry and lay midwifes in the state that attend, even some from MN that cross the border, but they all practice very quietly. So far no midwives have been prosecuted, but it is a possibility especially after they were brought to the attention of the public after what happened last Nov.
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Thank you. Does Bismarck have any CNMs? My dr said no. If we were still living in Williston, I would have had one.

Yeah, I have friends who are friends of the family--that was just ridiculous. My understanding of the last bill was it would be illegal for anyone to deliver a baby out of a hospital unless it was an emergency.

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Oh, the amendment of the bill. Yes that was tabled. It would have struck the terminology "other health providers" or something along those lines and left it that only the babies father would have been able to assist at the birth without prosecution. Even other relatives could have been prosecuted. A study was also proposed, which I think would have been a really good thing, but it was defeated.
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Maggirayne,
Did you see the post about the Bismarck meeting next week? It would be a good chance to meet HB moms in your area and get questions answered.
Is there any interest in an informal playgroup/get-together after this meeting? I would love to meet other moms in the area, but I'm not a homebirther and don't feel I would have anything productive to add at the meeting (unless you're looking for people to just sign a petition or something in support of homebirth, which I'd be happy to do, but it doesn't sound like that's what you need).
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Oh, and who else is going to Urban Harvest this year? It's every Thursday from July 12-August 16 in downton Bismarck. There's a farmer's market and local arts and crafts. I will actually be a vendor! I'll be the one selling tie-dye ... and if there's more than one tie-dye seller, I'm the one who's nine months pregnant. I'll be hard to miss.
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A get together sounds good to me. There's a park down the street from the church building, and Bismarck definitely has a lot of other stuff to do if that doesn't work out.
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Is there any interest in an informal playgroup/get-together after this meeting? I would love to meet other moms in the area
I'm in for this idea.
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Oh, and who else is going to Urban Harvest this year? It's every Thursday from July 12-August 16 in downton Bismarck. There's a farmer's market and local arts and crafts. I will actually be a vendor! I'll be the one selling tie-dye ... and if there's more than one tie-dye seller, I'm the one who's nine months pregnant. I'll be hard to miss.
I'm coming down sometime this summer!!
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Oh, and who else is going to Urban Harvest this year? It's every Thursday from July 12-August 16 in downton Bismarck. There's a farmer's market and local arts and crafts. I will actually be a vendor! I'll be the one selling tie-dye ... and if there's more than one tie-dye seller, I'm the one who's nine months pregnant. I'll be hard to miss.
That sounds like so much fun! I will have to make a trip to Bismarck for that. I wish Minot had something like this.

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Hey Thriftyqueen, I found you again. I never did answer you on the other thread. I live in Moorhead, which I guess isn't technically ND. I will always feel like a North Dakotan no matter what.
Have you guys ever thought about the fact that, even though we don't seem to know each other IRL (at least I don't think we do), we probably all know someone who knows someone, etc... I've found that to be true in North Dakota and almost nowhere else.
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Yeah, that is definitely something about living in ND...the whole state feels like a "small world." Good example...when DH and I moved to Bismarck 2 years ago, it turned out we were related to one of his coworkers and were good friends with his new supervisor's mom.
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Hey Thriftyqueen, I found you again. I never did answer you on the other thread. I live in Moorhead, which I guess isn't technically ND. I will always feel like a North Dakotan no matter what.
Have you guys ever thought about the fact that, even though we don't seem to know each other IRL (at least I don't think we do), we probably all know someone who knows someone, etc... I've found that to be true in North Dakota and almost nowhere else.

Hey glorified_rice! So good to hear from you again! I used to live in Fargo so I am quite familiar with Moorhead. We lived there from 1998-2003. It is so true about knowing someone who knows someone. Every time I meet someone new, it turns out that they know someone I know or is related somehow. Are you from Moorhead originally?

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Hey glorified_rice! So good to hear from you again! I used to live in Fargo so I am quite familiar with Moorhead. We lived there from 1998-2003. It is so true about knowing someone who knows someone. Every time I meet someone new, it turns out that they know someone I know or is related somehow. Are you from Moorhead originally?
No, I grew up in Dickinson. We've lived here since 2001.
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thriftyqueen, I almost didn't recognize you!
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Oh, and who else is going to Urban Harvest this year? It's every Thursday from July 12-August 16 in downton Bismarck. There's a farmer's market and local arts and crafts. I will actually be a vendor! I'll be the one selling tie-dye ... and if there's more than one tie-dye seller, I'm the one who's nine months pregnant. I'll be hard to miss.
Thanks for the reminder! I missed Urban harvest last year. I definately need to make it this year. Do you do kids stuff in TD too? I want some TD rompers for my girls!!

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I have been wondering this myself. I can't seem to find any info about spraying in this area too. Anyone know?
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thriftyqueen, I almost didn't recognize you!
Hey! I decided to switch things up a bit and change my name!!!

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Thanks for the reminder! I missed Urban harvest last year. I definately need to make it this year. Do you do kids stuff in TD too? I want some TD rompers for my girls!!
We're dyeing a bunch of kids' T-shirts and onesies for babies, but I don't think we have any rompers, sorry! I'm not sure how well sales will go so we mostly stuck to buying basics to dye.
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That sounds like so much fun! I will have to make a trip to Bismarck for that. I wish Minot had something like this.
Hey Thriftyqueen, would you like to car pool for this sometime. I'd love to get Caleb a tie-dye onsie or shirt. I'll send DH to school so we can go!

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Hello fellow NoDaks! I haven't figured out all your abbreviations yet so you're stuck with the long version.

Married to hubby for 15 years, 10-yr-old daughter, 8-yr-old son. We're new to the "crunchy" lifestyle so kids were vaccinated, wore disposable diapers, slept in their own cribs and ended up on formula after 6 months of breastfeeding. Let the guilt trip begin! Lucky for our son, we did get enlightened about circumcision prior to his birth so he escaped that nightmare.

Now that we know better we're working toward a more holistic, chemical-free, wholly natural/organic home. We do as much organic food as we can find and afford. Our kids go to public school but we send lunches (school menus are terrifying). We choose kinesiology/chiropractic care and supplements whenever possible rather than antibiotics and traditional medicine. (By the way, our chiro moved to CA ... anyone know of a good practitioner in the area?)

I participate in a handful of co-ops for organic food, cleaning supplies, health/beauty products, etc. All our meats come directly from my parents' farm and veggies come from a Park Rapids CSA.

I work part-time (mornings) and chauffeur the kids in the afternoons. :

Would love to get in touch with more "crunchy" or "semi-crunchy" families in the Fargo area. Am looking forward to learning more about this site and all its resources and connections. Can't wait to learn even more!

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, Michelle!

Welcome!
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Hey Thriftyqueen, would you like to car pool for this sometime. I'd love to get Caleb a tie-dye onsie or shirt. I'll send DH to school so we can go!
I would love to carpool to Bismarck!!! We will have to figure out a time that works best.

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Hello fellow NoDaks! I haven't figured out all your abbreviations yet so you're stuck with the long version.

Married to hubby for 15 years, 10-yr-old daughter, 8-yr-old son. We're new to the "crunchy" lifestyle so kids were vaccinated, wore disposable diapers, slept in their own cribs and ended up on formula after 6 months of breastfeeding. Let the guilt trip begin! Lucky for our son, we did get enlightened about circumcision prior to his birth so he escaped that nightmare.

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Hi Michelle!
Just wanted to say how nice it is to know there are some others who did not circ their sons in this area. It seems so rare.
And dont sell yourself short, 6 months of bf is still great, lots of babies get none!

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