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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By FlipMom23
I delivered twice at IU Health Arnett & had...

I delivered twice at IU Health Arnett & had awesome experiences. Both deliveries were with Dr Schafer. He's a very low-intervention, laid-back doc. The first birth was an attempted VBA2C that ended...
Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By FlipMom23
It's a scary world that we live in! I try to...

It's a scary world that we live in! I try to avoid toxins as best as I can, but they're everywhere. After I did some research of my own, I found cancer/autism incidence and breastfeeding rates did...
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By FlipMom23
When I get a buildup of wax my ears ring....

When I get a buildup of wax my ears ring. Flushing with a bulb syringe & warm water fixes it. Also, loud music will cause tinnitus.
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By FlipMom23
Seizures are definitely scary!!  My son started...

Seizures are definitely scary!!  My son started having febrile seizures at around 18 months and it was horrible to see.  His only lasted 1-2 minutes and you're correct that febrile seizures should...
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By FlipMom23
I was just checking out childhood cancer rates...

I was just checking out childhood cancer rates and stumbled upon this: http://www.pollutionaction.org/breastfeeding-and-autism-and-cancer.htm I'm freaking out now!  I know the intelligent women of...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-11-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By FlipMom23
I'm in NWI & have a fam practice doc that...

I'm in NWI & have a fam practice doc that accepts my very delayed/selective vax schedule.  He just asks at each visit if I'm still delaying or ready to start.  He usually recommends I start a vax or...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-11-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By FlipMom23
Doc is way off. First, metal has nothing to do...

Doc is way off. First, metal has nothing to do with tetanus, other than often being the dirty object that causes the wound.  Tetanus can be caused by a stick, plastic, metal, etc.  It is anaerobic...
Forum: Allergies   10-11-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By FlipMom23
This is old, but I just wanted to come back and...

This is old, but I just wanted to come back and update. This turned out NOT to be true for us, thank goodness!  Baby number four does have a milk allergy, but it seems to be no worse than kid #3. I...
Forum: VBAC   10-11-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
  VBA4C
Views: 1,907
Posted By FlipMom23
Hi there! I have had very similar...

Hi there! I have had very similar labors/deliveries. Four kids, three labors, four c-sections.  The labors in which I DID make it to 10 cm, I pushed for hours and babies never descended.  I kind of...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-05-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By FlipMom23
Thank you.  I'm going to leave it alone and tell...

Thank you.  I'm going to leave it alone and tell the next doctor (obviously, I'm switching!!) to leave it alone!!!  We will deal with it when he's older if the skin doesn't retract on its own.  It's...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By FlipMom23
I've let my sons down horribly.  I knew what was...

I've let my sons down horribly.  I knew what was right, I knew what my instincts told me was best, and I ignored that because everyone else told me I was wrong.  Now my son is paying for it.  I will...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By FlipMom23
Lafayette is about an hour from Hobart, but I...

Lafayette is about an hour from Hobart, but I had a great experience with Dr. Schafer at IU Health Arnett.  I attempted a VBA2C with him and he was verrry patient and let me make the calls.  I...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   12-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By FlipMom23
If they are in a state that allows religious or...

If they are in a state that allows religious or philosophical exemptions, they can just sign the waiver & turn it in.  The school won't need to see the vaccine record.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   12-19-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By FlipMom23
You are correct.  After three doses, >90% of...

You are correct.  After three doses, >90% of people show immunity to the D/T portion of DTaP.  The pertussis portion is only 60-some % effective anyway, even after the fourth dose.  I plan to do...
Forum: August 2011   08-20-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By FlipMom23
Sleep with your baby!! I didn't sleep with my...

Sleep with your baby!! I didn't sleep with my first two and I was sooooo much more tired than with my last two.  I was exhausted, felt like a zombie after the first two and now I can actually say,...
Forum: VBAC   07-09-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By FlipMom23
Thanks for the link!  Sounds like she had a...

Thanks for the link!  Sounds like she had a great birth.  I can only hope mine goes that well.
Forum: August 2011   07-09-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By FlipMom23
With each of my three, it was so awesome not...

With each of my three, it was so awesome not having a giant, protruding belly that I felt super skinny right after the baby came out.  Each time, I can remember feeling and feeling it, because it...
Forum: VBAC   06-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By FlipMom23
I know this is an old post, but I'm faced with...

I know this is an old post, but I'm faced with almost the same situation.   I've had three c-sections, with the first being an unplanned c/s after 30+ hrs of back labor, the second a scheduled c/s...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-29-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By FlipMom23
I had what I would call a bad case of baby blues...

I had what I would call a bad case of baby blues for about  8 weeks after the birth of my first child.  After my second, I had terrible anxiety and absolutely PPD for about 6 months.  I was...
Forum: Allergies   12-31-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By FlipMom23
A friend of mine had a baby with cow's milk...

A friend of mine had a baby with cow's milk allergy, and the specialist told her that the allergies tend to get progressively worse with each child a mother has.  I can't find any literature to back...
Forum: Allergies   12-31-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By FlipMom23
I would also go the relactating route.  I don't...

I would also go the relactating route.  I don't know how old your baby is, but it's possible to relactate months after giving birth.  It would be the easiest, cheapest, and healthiest thing to do. ...
Forum: Allergies   12-31-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,500
Posted By FlipMom23
Glad things are getting better!  It's soooo hard...

Glad things are getting better!  It's soooo hard to figure out your new "normal", as far as your diet goes.  Coconut milk ice cream (health food stores) is to die for!  And just plain coconut milk...
Forum: August 2011   12-05-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By FlipMom23
I'm nursing my 17 mo old dd.  I have to admit,...

I'm nursing my 17 mo old dd.  I have to admit, I'd be glad if she self-weaned, but I don't see that happening any time soon.  I'm not going to try to wean her, so we'll see how it goes.
Forum: August 2011   12-05-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
  Hi!!
Views: 152
Posted By FlipMom23
Hey ladies!  I'm going to be sticking around...

Hey ladies!  I'm going to be sticking around here, I think.  I got a little surprise last weekend, and I'm coming around to the idea and am actually a little excited now. :)
 
I think I'm due...
Forum: July 2011   12-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By FlipMom23
Not too good.  The first was 117, 48 hours later...

Not too good.  The first was 117, 48 hours later it was only 189.  I know that's technically "normal", but given my history of miscarriage and the light bleeding I've had on and off, I think that...
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