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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Sorry I wasnt clear. What I am trying to say...

Sorry I wasnt clear. What I am trying to say is: is there any point in getting titers checked because I am probably not going to vax - even if there are no antibodies.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Yeah I guess I would have the benefit of knowing...

Yeah I guess I would have the benefit of knowing at least but what I meant is that the presence (or lack of) antibodies probably wouldnt be the deciding factor in whether or not I vax.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-14-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Thanks for your suggestion, ICMama.   I...

Thanks for your suggestion, ICMama.
 
I would probably also do selective/delayed vaccines if that was available here. As it is, such a choice is not available here; the only choice available is to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Thanks keakiepie and everyone for your input. Im...

Thanks keakiepie and everyone for your input. Im a bit frazzled trying to reach such a huge decision.
 
Quote:In other words, if you have already been exposed and you already have natural...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-11-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by keakiepie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392716/polio-outbreak-in-the-middle-east-wwyd#post_17504337)
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-10-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
Thank you so much for your input. I havent yet...

Thank you so much for your input. I havent yet come to a final decision, still gathering info.
 
Here is something relevant to the matter at hand for anyone interested:
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-09-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 730
Posted By MissMuffet
There have been ten reported cases of polio in...

There have been ten reported cases of polio in war-torn Syria. Now there is a huge campaign to vaccinate (with the live virus I believe) and give boosters to every child in neighboring Jordan (there...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By MissMuffet
Well now we are down to just one nursing...

Well now we are down to just one nursing session- at nap time. For the the past week I've offered him a snack right before bed (usually an apple or an orange) and told him that after he finishes, he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-29-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By MissMuffet
I'm nearly seven months pregnant and my 21 mos...

I'm nearly seven months pregnant and my 21 mos old still nurses once for nap time and once at bed time. I cherish our nursing relationship but do not want to tandem nurse (and am worried his nursing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-16-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By MissMuffet
I was recently searching for answers to a...

I was recently searching for answers to a similar question.

What I came away with is that pushing position does matter in trying to avoid a tear, as does having a strong fer (fetal ejection...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-13-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By MissMuffet
Duh, I don't know why I didn't think of that. ...

Duh, I don't know why I didn't think of that.

So yeah it is blended with sunflower oil - 13 percent of it. They did a poor job on the labeling bit!
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-13-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By MissMuffet
I just bought a few packages of butter made in...

I just bought a few packages of butter made in New Zealand. I thought it was rather cheap, considering it is an imported product, and I read the package carefully to make sure it wasn't blended with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MissMuffet
The soups from this website are a hit with my...

The soups from this website are a hit with my family. We especially enjoy the cauliflower soup, spinach soup, and the lentil soups.

http://www.turkishcookbook.com/
Forum: Unschooling   10-24-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,666
Posted By MissMuffet
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365040/drifting-towards-unschooling/20#post_17149823)

We have a...
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,666
Posted By MissMuffet
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365040/drifting-towards-unschooling#post_17132348)

That's so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By MissMuffet
Just wondering why it makes it ok if a fifteen...

Just wondering why it makes it ok if a fifteen year old boy (young man, actually) is going out with a fifteen year old girl (young woman, actually), has sex with her, makes her pregnant, etc., but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By MissMuffet
I live in the middle east and, though it's...

I live in the middle east and, though it's becoming less common, a lot of girls are still teens when they get married to guys in their twenties+. It works, they're happy. Then again they are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By MissMuffet
My dd did that when DS was born so I brought her...

My dd did that when DS was born so I brought her back into my bed to fall asleep. Placed her on a mattress at the foot of the bed after she fell asleep. And eventually transitioned her back into her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By MissMuffet
Naturally I do have an opinion- my opinion is...

Naturally I do have an opinion- my opinion is that episiotomies suck and I want to do anything to avoid one. But I have no idea about whether or not a mw or dr can predict that one is actually...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-09-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By MissMuffet
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamaharrison http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By MissMuffet
We were actually discussing episiotomies right...

We were actually discussing episiotomies right as I was walking out her door. I only asked her as an afterthought because I thought I was sure of her answer, given her let-nature-run-its-course...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By MissMuffet
I finally found a homebirth MW in my area (most...

I finally found a homebirth MW in my area (most MWs are hospital based). When we were discussing episiotomies she said a woman 'rarely' ever needs one. She said, however, that there are rare...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By MissMuffet
http://www.parentingscience.com/preschool-stress....

http://www.parentingscience.com/preschool-stress.html

I think the part about peer socialization applies to all ages, not just preschoolers.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-25-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By MissMuffet
hmm. so the uterus gets consistently...

hmm. so the uterus gets consistently 'stretchier' with each pregnancy and birth. So it's safe to say afterpains do get worse each time? That makes it sound like the uterus is some fragile organ that...
Forum: Intactivism   08-24-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By MissMuffet
Quote:Originally Posted by Greg...

Quote:Originally Posted by Greg B http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361471/logic-vs-faith-based-thinking-how-to-approach#post_17086930)

My...
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