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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-06-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,977
Posted By FernG
A family in IL lost there daughter to CPS...

A family in IL lost there daughter to CPS because of a UC. There first child died after a c-section birth due to meconium aspiration. They UCed their second daughter. They thought something was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By FernG
I'm sorry about the daycare issue. I also...

I'm sorry about the daycare issue.

I also have only offered my DD foods that are prepared as part of the normal meal. I do try to have one food that she really likes. I let her choose what she...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-19-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By FernG
You just sign an exemption form. Vaccines are...

You just sign an exemption form. Vaccines are not required for school in Cananda. I think that you don't even need exemption forms in some areas. Canada's exemption process sounds easier than the...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By FernG
There is no vaccine for RSV (the RSV shot is an...

There is no vaccine for RSV (the RSV shot is an immunoglobulin for premies). Just say it scares you since it's such a common cold virus but can be serious in newborns. I don't pass my newborns...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-11-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By FernG
You can only sue through the vaccine court if...

You can only sue through the vaccine court if your reaction is listed by the manufacturer on a specific table of reactions documented by peer reviewed journals. The reaction must be within a very...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 390
Posted By FernG
We chose to skip Hep A specifically because it...

We chose to skip Hep A specifically because it is usually so mild. Cases like your sister are rare. Catching it as a child = lifetime immunity. The vaccine is too new to know how long immunity...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By FernG
A court ruling defined religious exemptions....

A court ruling defined religious exemptions. It's quoted on his board in many threads. Is it the "Wexler decision?" Do a form search for that and see if it turns up.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-30-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By FernG
Have you checked the law to see what is...

Have you checked the law to see what is required? I thought MS law only required MMR (or titer check), polio, and DTaP. I think the number of doses is lower than the CDC schedule, too.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-27-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,001
Posted By FernG
This happens to my DD every time she gets sick....

This happens to my DD every time she gets sick. She gradually comes out of it but it takes quite a while. We just had our first illness without nursing at 30 months. And she is still not eating...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-25-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By FernG
A neighbor was discussing her "busy rotation" in...

A neighbor was discussing her "busy rotation" in the nursery today. She did 5 circs. I feel sick seeing her now. She is a 2nd year resident, so, as stated on here many times, people aren't getting a...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By FernG
Research indicates that the flue vaccine doesn't...

Research indicates that the flue vaccine doesn't even create much of an immune repsonse in the elderly nor does the vax change hospitalizations, etc. There was discussion about making a new formula...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-19-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By FernG
Another problem with that site is in the...

Another problem with that site is in the explanation of religious exemptions. They state that objecting to aborted fetal tissue cell lines is religious when the courts have ruled that is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,169
Posted By FernG
Quote: Originally Posted by mamadelbosque...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamadelbosque http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15834118)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-12-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By FernG
Quote: Originally Posted by velochic...

Quote:
Originally Posted by velochic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15829073)
Wow, I thought it was illegal in the US to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-12-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By FernG
Eventually, I crossed over to start thinking...

Eventually, I crossed over to start thinking that childhood diseases strengthen the immune system. Girls who catch mumps have a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Kids who catch pertusis have a lower...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-12-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,169
Posted By FernG
Smallpox isn't on the vaccine schedule. I see...

Smallpox isn't on the vaccine schedule. I see from your signature that you are 22. Unless you were born overseas or have been deployed in the military, you weren't vaccinated for smallpox. Just FYI,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By FernG
texasatheart, my I have friends in TX on...

texasatheart, my I have friends in TX on medicaid who have not problems not vaxing except that they have had difficulty in finding a primary dr who takes non-vax kids.
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By FernG
There is only one brand of cream and 1/2&1/2...

There is only one brand of cream and 1/2&1/2 here that isn't ultrapasturized, but most of the non-organic milk is just pasturized. We buy raw milk so it doesn't affect us much. I'm sorry that you...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-07-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,268
Posted By FernG
Quote: Originally Posted by jessjgh1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jessjgh1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15379389)
I've posted links and info on this on my...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,448
Posted By FernG
You can compost your kitty litter if you buy a...

You can compost your kitty litter if you buy a compostable brand. There are several ways to do it. The poop needs to go in a separate container from your normal compost because it needs more intense...
Forum: Waldorf   03-22-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By FernG
We aren't Waldorf, but we try to live simply and...

We aren't Waldorf, but we try to live simply and have open-ended, natural toys. I sell the plastic gifts and hand-me-downs at consignment sales. You can sell them to consignment stores, but they...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-17-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By FernG
Since you will go on an IEP, the money for your...

Since you will go on an IEP, the money for your child is coming from the government. Shools that accept federal money (and a large protion of SpEd money is federal) must accept state excemptions as...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By FernG
It sounds like a very traumatic experience. I...

It sounds like a very traumatic experience. I can't imagine my sweet, new son having surgery. Be gentle with yourself. It sounds like you were a great advocate for your son. You made sure he got to...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-18-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By FernG
The whooping cough references would work but...

The whooping cough references would work but they would be a hard read for 6-8 pages unless you have a lot of science education. What about the original promise that with 1 shot kids would have...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By FernG
I like the idea of the push to vaccinate adults...

I like the idea of the push to vaccinate adults for whooping cough to protect infants. There are links to many research papers on the subject of DTP and DTaP vaccines and transmission. I always had...
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