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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-05-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By mango*mama
It seems borderline questionable to do STD...

It seems borderline questionable to do STD testing in early pregnancy, given that someone could become infected closer to the due date, if that is a concern for the woman in question.

If there is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-05-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mango*mama
I think that low cut styles work well, anything...

I think that low cut styles work well, anything that doesn't go above the hipbone. Try to avoid any with the big elastic band style. I have a couple pairs of Maternity, but I think they are only...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By mango*mama
Ah. I have read this yes. I did read something...

Ah. I have read this yes. I did read something suggesting washing after a bowel movement, and also a tea tree oil / cotton swab suppository. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By mango*mama
Thank you for your responses! I am not...

Thank you for your responses! I am not interested in "tricking" the test; I want to kill the bacteria and strengthen my system.

I did read about Japanese study on yogurt, but perhaps some people...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By mango*mama
I have been reading about inserting yogurt and...

I have been reading about inserting yogurt and garlic vaginally to kill bacteria including GBS.

I am curious about the results this might have at the GBS test, in terms of unusual milky discharge...
Forum: Homebirth   01-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,612
Posted By mango*mama
Quote: Originally Posted by Bea...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14895911)
I get confused about this one too. It's an...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,395
Posted By mango*mama
I was not supposed to co-sleep. But the typical...

I was not supposed to co-sleep. But the typical hospital bed was in my opinion quite unsafe for co-sleeping -- very possible for the baby to slip through the sides. I held/nursed the baby a great...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By mango*mama
I am considering homebirth in southeast...

I am considering homebirth in southeast Michigan. I'm low risk, not 1st pregnancy.

I am curious what the standard "procedure" is to have a backup plan in case there is a need for a hospital...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,552
Posted By mango*mama
Some to consider.... "Liliana's Grandmothers"...

Some to consider....
"Liliana's Grandmothers" by Leyla Torres
"I love Saturdays y Domingos" by Alma Flor Ada
"Hello, Lulu" (boardbook, others in the series) by Caroline Uff
"The Hello, Goodbye...
Forum: Africa   12-21-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,191
Posted By mango*mama
For health advice, I strongly recommend the book...

For health advice, I strongly recommend the book "Take Your Pediatrician With You." The author discusses issues both mundane and life-threatening related to life anywhere (broken arm, scratch,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,159
Posted By mango*mama
I think there are four sorts of these books: one...

I think there are four sorts of these books: one that shows mixed families/characters without any sort of commentary (Buzz! or Hello, Lulu), one that has some sort of discussion about the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-23-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By mango*mama
I found the book "Does Anybody Else Look Like...

I found the book "Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? : A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children" by Donna Jackson Nakazawa to be interesting. She is a white American woman married to a Japanese...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-29-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By mango*mama
When I had this problem, I found it helpful to...

When I had this problem, I found it helpful to let the milk come down and then, when my baby started gagging, take him OFF the breast, let the milk squirt all over the place (like into a cup), then...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By mango*mama
Do you have any loving, creative (?) suggestions...

Do you have any loving, creative (?) suggestions for convincing a 4 year old, who loves his sister, to stop touching her hair. Like, all day long. Sometimes gently, sometimes pulling.

Driving me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-21-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By mango*mama
I had one that I bought from the manufacturer,...

I had one that I bought from the manufacturer, and the handle broke after a few weeks; I emailed them and they sent out another one. It was okay. I used it for diapers. I am not entirely sure it was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-06-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By mango*mama
I didn't make it for round 2 of the antibiotics...

I didn't make it for round 2 of the antibiotics and the protocol was for us to stay in the hospital for 48 hrs. I am not entirely sure if we were being "monitored" because It was basically never...
Forum: Dental   11-29-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By mango*mama
I was going to take my son to a dentist but was...

I was going to take my son to a dentist but was sent a big package of information about how parents couldn't come and if they were allowed in (exceptional circumstances) then they were not allowed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By mango*mama
For what its worth, I have a neighbor who...

For what its worth, I have a neighbor who homeschools. She and her husband are bilingual but generally don't speak in English to the kids. The kids appear to speak English reasonably well. Kids pick...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mango*mama
There is a nice website about bilingual and...

There is a nice website about bilingual and bicultural families:
www.biculturalfamily.org/ (http://www.biculturalfamily.org/)

If you have any way to go to a city/country where they teach schools...
Forum: Spirituality   11-08-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 60,545
Posted By mango*mama
On Sunnipath, there is more than one answer....

On Sunnipath, there is more than one answer. Shaykh Amjad Rasheed says no problem after 2 years. It took me a while to find it here:
http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.a...=3888&CATE=335...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-08-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,950
Posted By mango*mama
I doubt that you will really get anywhere trying...

I doubt that you will really get anywhere trying to debate this with anyone -- and the more you discuss, the more it seems like you are open to being convinced, if you know what I mean. From what...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-03-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,731
Posted By mango*mama
Quote: Originally Posted by SublimeBirthGirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SublimeBirthGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9328038)
My water broke with my 2nd when she...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,731
Posted By mango*mama
I appreciate your thoughts on this. Re the...

I appreciate your thoughts on this.

Re the pushing -- It was definitely a different ballgame pushing with #2 due to the strong desire to push.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,731
Posted By mango*mama
Maybe I've been reading too much about birth...

Maybe I've been reading too much about birth lately but I am curious about the issue of breaking the waters. I had this done in both of my two kids' births, once with a midwife, once with an OB,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By mango*mama
I've heard Alfie Kohn say that often parents...

I've heard Alfie Kohn say that often parents want to impress OTHER parents with what tough disciplinarians they are. I think this is definitely one of those cases.

Relatedly (?) I once had a man...
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