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Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-06-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By plantmama
Thanks!  My sister met with Anji Church, who...

Thanks!  My sister met with Anji Church, who posted above, and felt she was a great fit.  I actually used to live in Brat. and had Mary L. for my midwife with my first.  I think the birthing center...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-22-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By plantmama
Thanks!  I should say this is actually for my...

Thanks!  I should say this is actually for my sister.  I will pass along this idea.  Greenfield is not very far.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-22-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By plantmama
Your school should have the forms on file. ...

Your school should have the forms on file.  Sometimes dr.s offices have them as well.  I simply said "I need a religious exemption form for vaccines."  If they ask you questions they are being...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By plantmama
Wow!  It's so scary! I don't know what to say...

Wow!  It's so scary!
I don't know what to say about the 3 weeks of abx.  I don't know why her dr. wouldn't prescribe the right amount and I can't find anything online about needing to do it for 4...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By plantmama
Thanks!  I found the listings.  I was hoping...

Thanks!  I found the listings.  I was hoping some people who had experiences with different midwives might share their thoughts.
Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Women's Health   06-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By plantmama
that's intense!  I know many people who are...

that's intense!  I know many people who are struggling or have struggled with the effects of Lyme.  We are taking it seriously with my dd.  She is on 3 weeks of antibiotics.
Her dr. said the next...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By plantmama
Any recommendations for a homebirth midwife in...

Any recommendations for a homebirth midwife in the Brattleboro area? TIA!
Forum: Women's Health   06-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By plantmama
Thanks for the replies.  I am thinking that when...

Thanks for the replies.  I am thinking that when they have the bull's eye rash you treat them with abx so they don't develop full blown Lyme's disease?  I understand that it is a symptom of Lyme...
Forum: Women's Health   06-07-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By plantmama
Are there alternative treatments to antibiotics...

Are there alternative treatments to antibiotics for a bull's eye rash?
Does anyone have experience with the antibiotics?
My not quite 2 dd seems to have two small bull's eye rashes.  I don't want...
Forum: Women's Health   05-10-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By plantmama
thanks! yes, I just wish I had tried this when...

thanks! yes, I just wish I had tried this when my ds was your ds's age!  It would have saved us years of terrible struggles.  You are lucky to have a dr. that supports it.  Every dr. we've seen acts...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By plantmama
Are you doing this tomorrow, Ariana?

Are you doing this tomorrow, Ariana?
Forum: Women's Health   05-02-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By plantmama
also, I'm curious about using goats milk and...

also, I'm curious about using goats milk and sheep's milk.  We already drink raw cow's milk.  Ds now drink's water or oj with calcium and D or almond milk.
Forum: Women's Health   05-02-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By plantmama
Does anyone have experience with treating...

Does anyone have experience with treating severe, chronic constipation with a dairy-free or very limited dairy diet?
Ds is 7 and has always been a big milk drinker.  We also eat a lot of dairy in...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-02-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,154
Posted By plantmama
This is an interesting thread!  I bought NT...

This is an interesting thread!  I bought NT about 8 years ago and still look at it from time to time.  The recipes almost never work for me and I have tried a variety of them.  The cooking times...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,365
Posted By plantmama
It never occured to me that my first child's...

It never occured to me that my first child's birth was unnatural because I had an iv.  I guess I was thinking in terms of pain relief.
He was born at 30 weeks after I had PPROM and several days of...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,335
Posted By plantmama
Well, I don't see any schooling as "compulsory"...

Well, I don't see any schooling as "compulsory" and doubt that would be the case.
Also I am thrilled with any of my tax dollars going to things such as education as opposed to war.
So I know...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-26-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By plantmama
There are a lot of families with young kids on...

There are a lot of families with young kids on the East Side. It is so different even street to street so you really have to see it to know for sure if you will like it.
The Summit neighborhood...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-20-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,335
Posted By plantmama
I also don't think public preschools are the...

I also don't think public preschools are the "norm" in the whole country not just RI.
I don't know where you live, but both Varten Gregorian and Martin Luther King jr. elementary schools on the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By plantmama
I know this can be controversial but we have had...

I know this can be controversial but we have had some amazing things happen with homeopathic medicines. If you are interested, I would consult with a homeopath. Also, the book "the impossible cure"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-07-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By plantmama
Oh, got it...

Oh, got it nowhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I'll pm you.
I have noticed a lot of children with spd (or so it seems) too. My other 2 children have minor sensory...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By plantmama
I just ordered the "arnie" book and the out of...

I just ordered the "arnie" book and the out of sync child. The out of sync child has fun looks good too.
All the reviewers of the o.o.s.c has fun book had children with autism. What are the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By plantmama
Also, I don't know about the group OT. Maybe...

Also, I don't know about the group OT. Maybe once they see him they will offer that? I think my husband and I might need it with just him at first (dh and ds CLASH right now and dh thinks we just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By plantmama
I'm going to give him a month of school lunch...

I'm going to give him a month of school lunch and then we'll definitely try the gluten and dairy free diet. School lunch is just sooo important to him (though I'm not a big fan!) Thanks for the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By plantmama
Hugs! I just started posting in special needs...

Hugs!
I just started posting in special needs the other day and already feel much better. It's so hard when your friends/ family aren't on the same page and are like "why don't you just...". It's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By plantmama
Thanks for all the advice! And the...

Thanks for all the advice! And the sympathyhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I think part of my problem is not taking his struggles seriously enough.
Have any of you...
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