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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 104,190
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Liar. Simple. I'm a Brit born 1982 and...

Liar. Simple.
I'm a Brit born 1982 and taximom you are quite correct:
1. There was no mumps vax at the time - it was considered mild and common. We were left to it. I had mumps, my DH had...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Just when I thought I'd heard everything from a...

Just when I thought I'd heard everything from a pro-vax MD... :rotflmao
Well I guess you've got to find new and creative ways to charge people at every visit and vaxing is an easy way to accomplish...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,321
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Just to throw in my two pennies (cents) worth...

Just to throw in my two pennies (cents) worth here... I am also a scientist and from a family of medics. I very nearly became a MD but chose to pursue lab type work instead mainly due to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you for all the responses. Sorry I've been...

Thank you for all the responses. Sorry I've been MIA for a while.... but on 10th September, DS2 arrived! All 9lb 1oz of him. It was a lovely homebirth and labour only lasted 2 and a half hours...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
These videos are heartbreaking. Obviously...

These videos are heartbreaking. Obviously Elizabeth Cohen has never read the safety data sheets that accompany vaccines. I'm sure if she did, she'd clearly see autism listed as a side effect of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
I have 3 cousins with ASDs - 2 of which developed...

I have 3 cousins with ASDs - 2 of which developed their symptoms after the administration of the MMR vaccine, which at the time was given to 18 month old children in the UK. The third cousin was...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-29-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,802
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh believe me, our wonderful government is really...

Oh believe me, our wonderful government is really starting to understand! The pressure to vaccinate against anything and everything is really ramping up now. Despite the fact that no vaccines are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you. I'm lucky, DH is with me all the way....

Thank you. I'm lucky, DH is with me all the way. He always says he assumed I'd just formula feed like every one else around here and he'd be doing night feeds, putting kids to bed, etc so he's keen...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,722
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
OMG - this thread! DH's gran was told by her...

OMG - this thread!
DH's gran was told by her doctor that she was unable to breastfeed all her 3 children as after about 2 weeks her milk had 'turned solid in her breasts'! WTF? I'm assuming he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh I feel for you! Honestly, I don't think this...

Oh I feel for you! Honestly, I don't think this is the end though. I think it's a nursing strike, which is pretty common after a sore mouth. DS had a nursing strike at 10 months for no reason -...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Question Pressure to formula feed

Does anyone else have family members that try to force weaning or even convince you not to bother starting breastfeeding in the first place? When I was pregnant with DS MIL offered to buy me my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-15-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thank you berrypavlova - I'll look that book up...

Thank you berrypavlova - I'll look that book up now and report back!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-14-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,997
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Oh wengrin - been there before!  Its hard not to...

Oh wengrin - been there before!  Its hard not to test constantly when you so want it.
Interestingly enough, I got the links to the gender swaying site from posting about the Shettles/timing before...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,997
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Good luck wengrin!  I've decided to use these...

Good luck wengrin!  I've decided to use these next 2 'waiting' months not just to learn FAM but also to try a few gender swaying methods.  I'm not entirely convinced we'll be successful!  My family...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Well, I've just ordered 'hands are not for...

Well, I've just ordered 'hands are not for hitting'. It should arrive on Monday so we'll start reading that together, even though he can't read the words, I've flicked through the book and his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Thanks lauren, those books sound really good -...

Thanks lauren, those books sound really good - he loves being read to.  I'll definitely check them out.  We're really trying not to react and to teach him 'gentle touch' but he's just so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
DS is our first child so I have no experience of...

DS is our first child so I have no experience of disciplining children as yet and just know that I really want to avoid being a disciplinarian as much as possible. I do however believe that certain...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-13-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,655
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
I would definitely say the Shettles method...

I would definitely say the Shettles method doesn't work! Sorry...
We never tried for a particular gender when TTC but the month I conceived DS, DH and I BDed 5 days before I ovulated. The next day,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,997
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wengrin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389211/nursing-mamas-ttc-september/40#post_17457926)

I will...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,997
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
List updated to here Welcome jenandadee!  DS...

List updated to here
Welcome jenandadee!  DS is also a supernurser,  I had a quick look at that book mareseatoats linked to though and it looks beautiful if you want to go down the night weaning...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-10-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,997
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
List updated to here Welcome berrypavlova -...

List updated to here
Welcome berrypavlova - baby dust to you!
Thanks for the grad thread RosieL - I have subscribed in the vague hope that I will be able to join you all in January
Ok - drum roll...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
My unvaxxed DS has just been diagnosed with...

My unvaxxed DS has just been diagnosed with rubella - he caught it from a recently vaxxed child so yes, MMR definitely sheds.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Nope, I never worry about DS passing on diseases...

Nope, I never worry about DS passing on diseases but I do worry about vaccinated kids passing diseases to DS. 
Me and DH were TTC our second child when DS became sick last week - he was diagnosed...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Hope baby is doing OK. I just wanted to add...

Hope baby is doing OK.
I just wanted to add that Vitamin C is the only vitamin that it is impossible to overdose on - you cannot harm your baby with large doses.  Excess Vitamin C is excreted out...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By TheCrunchyBrit
Excellent video - thanks for sharing.  We have a...

Excellent video - thanks for sharing.  We have a very similar system here in the UK.  In fact you cannot even file a claim with our vaccine injury compensation scheme if your child was injured (or...
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