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Forum: Dental   08-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By swl73
oil pulling

Has anyone ever come across any literature, research, or other information suggesting that daily oil pulling could be harmful? Almost everything I have read on the subject indicates that daily oil...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-20-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By swl73
Thanks so much - I'll check it out!  

Thanks so much - I'll check it out!  
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By swl73
Thanks!  I found a natural soap online that has...

Thanks!  I found a natural soap online that has helped a little...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-24-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swl73
Our family is vegan and we've got tons of...

Our family is vegan and we've got tons of favorite snack foods!  Here are a few of our soy-free favorites:
 
-Snapea crisps 
-Seaweed snacks
-Nuts (especially Trader Joe's salted pistachios!)
-...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-20-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By swl73
Hoping someone here can help with my question....

Hoping someone here can help with my question.  I found out today I have psoriasis, and the dermatologist I saw prescribed me a topical steroid.  The topical steroid is supposed to be compatible...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-13-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By swl73
My husband and I also made the choice not to do...

My husband and I also made the choice not to do any routine ultrasounds during either of my pregnancies.  We decided if there was a medical reason to do so, we would, but otherwise not.  And we...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-26-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By swl73
Yes, it turns out, the ER actually carries it....

Yes, it turns out, the ER actually carries it.  Good to know!
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By swl73
Our daughter got a deep cut while playing...

Our daughter got a deep cut while playing outside today.  She has not ever had a tetanus shot.  Our pediatrician's office only carries DPAT.  We went to a nighttime peds clinic and they only have...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-03-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By swl73
We used Birthcare and loved them!

We used Birthcare and loved them!
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By swl73
Thanks everyone.  I'll look into the Pampered...

Thanks everyone.  I'll look into the Pampered Chef stoneware.  I appreciate the help!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By swl73
Thanks for the reply.  I'm actually not too...

Thanks for the reply.  I'm actually not too exhausted, considering I have a newborn.  My thyroid was checked during my pregnancy and was supposedly fine, so I'm assuming it's still OK.  Although if...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-20-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By swl73
I have always been a light sleeper.  We co-slept...

I have always been a light sleeper.  We co-slept with our first baby, and I was such a light sleeper I woke up constantly throughout the night whenever she moved.  And I was always aware of exactly...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By swl73
Interesting!  That's great that you saw Dr....

Interesting!  That's great that you saw Dr. Kadin.  She's terrific - I've met her through my hubby before.  
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By swl73
I am probably replying too late on this, but my...

I am probably replying too late on this, but my husband is a chiropractor and he sees patients out of our home/office evenings and weekends.  (He works in DC during the day.)  I'd be happy to help...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-18-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By swl73
Hi all,   Does anyone know of a company that...

Hi all,
 
Does anyone know of a company that makes stainless steel trays for toaster ovens?  We prefer stainless steel cookware over aluminum cookware but the only toaster oven trays I can find...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-14-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By swl73
I think it's the sugar content.  It seems like a...

I think it's the sugar content.  It seems like a pretty common recommendation for labor.  We're stocked up with maple syrup over here!
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-12-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By swl73
Thanks, everyone, for your responses.   ...

Thanks, everyone, for your responses.
 
Josamen,they're not graham crackers - honey sticks are little packets of flavored honey that people eat like candy or use as sweeteners.
 
I ran your...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-11-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By swl73
Hi all,   My midwife recommends having honey...

Hi all,
 
My midwife recommends having honey sticks for quick energy during labor.  We're vegan and don't do honey.  Does anyone have a suggestion for something vegan that would have a similar...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-02-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,397
Posted By swl73
I also work in a hospital which now requires the...

I also work in a hospital which now requires the flu vaccine annually.  I got a letter of medical exemption from my health care provider and so I wear a mask during flu season.  Which is a pain but...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-22-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By swl73
Thanks to all who responded.  And thanks for the...

Thanks to all who responded.  And thanks for the link to the official regulations - that's good to have on hand.  So, has anyone had success with local private preschools?  It sounds the regs are...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-21-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By swl73
Hi all -    We're claiming religious...

Hi all - 
 
We're claiming religious exemption from vax for preschool for the fall, and we want to "have all our ducks in a row".  We have the official form for the state of MD for signing...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By swl73
Thanks everyone for your responses.  It's very...

Thanks everyone for your responses.  It's very true that there are many more viruses that kids can acquire at school that there are no vaccines for, compared to the ones that vaccines exist for....
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By swl73
Hoping someone might have some insight for us....

Hoping someone might have some insight for us.  3 1/2 years ago, we made the choice not to vax our newborn daughter after extensively reading up on the various vaccines and the risks vs. benefit for...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By swl73
There is definitely a lot of conflicting info...

There is definitely a lot of conflicting info out there bout nutrition in general and vegan nutrition specifically!  I have been vegan for 13 years, and I have had bloodwork done many times, because...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-12-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By swl73
A few ideas that our vegan toddler loves:   ...

A few ideas that our vegan toddler loves:
 
-Oatmeal with nuts or tahini mixed in
-Other hot cereals like quinoa flakes
-Mashed beans (like chickpeas or mixed beans) with olive oil and...
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