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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Mindful Mom
I just went through this (also as a...

I just went through this (also as a selective/delayed family) -- we relocated from FL to PA in June and I have 4th and 7th graders in the Great Valley School District. The statute allows for an...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Mindful Mom
Families with older children near Malvern/West Chester, PA?

Hello!!

My family and I relocated to this area over the summer and we're looking to get connected in the community. We have 2 children, a 12 year old boy and 10 year old girl.

Anyone have...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-04-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mindful Mom
I did check. Testicular involvement is quite...

I did check. Testicular involvement is quite common: 10 - 50%. About 50% of those with testicular involvement have some degree of permanent (?) atrophy. Sterility is described as rare, but no...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Mindful Mom
Mumps and testicular involvement

Help!

We have not vaccinated in 10 years. My son, now 12.5 and definitely in the throes of puberty, did get his first MMR dose, as per the schedule back in 2003.


I don't worry about most...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-15-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Mindful Mom
We're moving to Westtown Township in June and...

We're moving to Westtown Township in June and need a good family doc.  My kids are 10 and 12 and we're mostly non-vax (though I do want to do a few in the coming years).   I don't want to deal with...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-10-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Mindful Mom
Can someone take a look at this WHO publication...

Can someone take a look at this WHO publication and tell me what you think?  Were there REALLY 122,000 measles deaths in 2012?  I have a hard time believing these statistics:
 ...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Mindful Mom
Hi everyone -- we are relocating from FL to PA...

Hi everyone -- we are relocating from FL to PA this summer and need to figure out what we need to do in terms of vaccine exemptions for public school (we have one who will be starting 5th and...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Mindful Mom
Try Premier Family Health in Wellington.

Try Premier Family Health in Wellington.
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-09-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Mindful Mom
My family and I go to Dr Knauss as well. We live...

My family and I go to Dr Knauss as well. We live in Wellington and gladly make the drive up to Palm Beach Gardens.

I never had to sign a waiver and, while she WILL vax if you want to (we don't),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Mindful Mom
Anyone have a LO with this? DS (almost 8)...

Anyone have a LO with this?

DS (almost 8) was diagnosed with it about 2 years ago and I had mostly put it out of my mind until I read something recently and got freaked out.

Here's what...
Forum: Writing for the Web   08-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Mindful Mom
Zoinks! I didn't know I was breaking any...

Zoinks!

I didn't know I was breaking any rules by posting about my blog. Sorry http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif

What's proper protocol?

Thanks for your...
Forum: Writing for the Web   08-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Mindful Mom
and I'm nervous as heck!! Someone please...

and I'm nervous as heck!!

Someone please tell me what you think (and please be honest!!!)

http://justbreath.typepad.com/


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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Mindful Mom
We've gone around and around with different peds...

We've gone around and around with different peds in the area (we live in Wellington as well -- where are you?). I have heard some not-so-great things about Edelstein, but I don't have any personal...
Forum: Women's Health   07-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mindful Mom
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the first thing...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the first thing that comes to mind -- symptoms include insulin resistance and increased testosterone (which could explain the changes in hair grown/appearance). PCOS...
Forum: Women's Health   06-17-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,329
Posted By Mindful Mom
So, is it possible for hemorrhoids to be visible...

So, is it possible for hemorrhoids to be visible after a bowel movement (especially one that involved straining) but then not visible a few hours later (sort of like they went back inside)?

I had...
Forum: Women's Health   06-16-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,329
Posted By Mindful Mom
I posted a few days ago about my 7-year old DS...

I posted a few days ago about my 7-year old DS having some blood on his stool. He had a minuscule amount on the toilet paper today, so I asked to see his anus while he was on the toilet. Sure...
Forum: Mental Health   06-15-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Mindful Mom
UGH. I'm in a place I really never imagined I'd...

UGH. I'm in a place I really never imagined I'd be (again).

I have OCD -- for years and years and years I thought I was just someone who worried too much. It was always clear to others that I was...
Forum: Women's Health   06-13-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Mindful Mom
On a few occasions recently, DS (7) has had very...

On a few occasions recently, DS (7) has had very small bit of bright red blood on his stools. All 3 times have been either a REALLY large poop and/or some constipation -- 2 of the 3 times he...
Forum: Women's Health   05-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By Mindful Mom
Another "thank you" from me. I made an...

Another "thank you" from me. I made an appointment immediately after reading this.

Although, because I have OCD that mostly centers around health issues, I've spent the weekend in a panic over...
Forum: Women's Health   05-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Mindful Mom
I had this problem recently -- when I went to...

I had this problem recently -- when I went to the GYN I discovered I have a mild cystocele. Basically, my bladder is bulging into my vagina, which makes me feel like I need to pee!
Forum: Women's Health   05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Mindful Mom
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbgrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13707378)
I only mentioned it because I assume the OP...
Forum: Women's Health   05-04-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Mindful Mom
While I understand the desire to test for...

While I understand the desire to test for anything and everything, there is a degree of risk in doing that. Not saying you shouldn't, but you have to think about how to interpret the results you...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-02-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 205,958
Posted By Mindful Mom
Clavicula -- Do you ever feel like there's...

Clavicula --

Do you ever feel like there's something "stuck" inside your vagina? I posted a question about a cystocele on another forum and someone there told me that the bulge I was feeling was...
Forum: Women's Health   05-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Mindful Mom
Went to GYN this morning and I do indeed have a...

Went to GYN this morning and I do indeed have a cystocele!!

Of course, she did say that 1) it would only get worse and 2) I should have surgery if I'm doing having kids.

I keep trying to...
Forum: Women's Health   04-30-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Mindful Mom
So do you think you can have a cystocle WITHOUT...

So do you think you can have a cystocle WITHOUT feeling like there's something in your vagina? I can feel something with my finger -- and when I press on the bulge, I feel like I have to pee. But --...
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