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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By heidi_m
Chloe'sMama has the doc I wish I'd had.  Our...

Chloe'sMama has the doc I wish I'd had.  Our second baby was 8 lbs 3 oz at birth and didn't maintain her percentile.  At seven months she had dropped to about 10th and our doctor wanted us to check...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By heidi_m
We used the octagonal fishy pool for our first...

We used the octagonal fishy pool for our first home water birth (in 2006).  Would have used it again if we could have found it - it was great, I am 5'8" and there was plenty of room for both my hubs...
Forum: Homebirth   01-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by sattygirl99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sattygirl99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15008033)
But he did ask for articles, books and...
Forum: June 2010   09-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By heidi_m
Definitely have had the cramps here. I wish...

Definitely have had the cramps here. I wish someone had told me that with my first! I kept expecting to see AF any day. Actually this time took us the better part of a year (our first three were...
Forum: Homebirth   09-22-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By heidi_m
I voted pool, but I had a home water birth with...

I voted pool, but I had a home water birth with a blowup fishy pool in the kitchen when we lived on Long Island. It was awesome - plenty of room even for my husband to be in the pool with me. I...
Forum: June 2010   09-22-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,555
Posted By heidi_m
Hey Ladies! Happy to be here... this baby has...

Hey Ladies! Happy to be here... this baby has taken awhile to conceive (at least given our track record) so I am REALLY excited!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif Congrats to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By heidi_m
FWIW, MRSA is killed by tea tree oil...

FWIW, MRSA is killed by tea tree oil (http://www.defensesoap.com/the-newsroom/27-health-related-news/145-defense-soap-fights-mrsa.html) - but I'd still rather avoid it altogether. One more reason to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-12-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By heidi_m
I agree with the other mamas... and to that I...

I agree with the other mamas... and to that I would just add:

Laugh it off and good riddance! Keep the friends who lift you up and love you, not the ones who tear you down and are disrespectful!...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Sileree...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sileree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13723835)
Quote:
"Continued refusal after adequate...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By heidi_m
LOTS of peroxide to wash out a puncture wound,...

LOTS of peroxide to wash out a puncture wound, as well as letting it bleed for a bit, should eliminate any possibility of tetanus. Further, what is the likelihood that the dog that bit you actually...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By heidi_m
I agree about not giving her anything, but would...

I agree about not giving her anything, but would definitely give her probiotics and try to pay attention to her nutrient intake to make sure that when she can have more and good stuff, she can get...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By heidi_m
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif Yes to what mamadelbosque said - there is no law requiring you to vaccinate, despite the strongarming that some doctors' offices and...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By heidi_m
Our youngest is our only completely vax-free...

Our youngest is our only completely vax-free child. Our oldest was vaxed the longest, through age three. She definitely gets sick more often than the other two, but I also think that nutrition plays...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Amila...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amila http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13718589)
If this wasn't so disturbing I might be...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-05-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By heidi_m
We quit vaxing when S was one year old, and I...

We quit vaxing when S was one year old, and I can honestly say that it's never entered our minds to keep our kids away from anyone because of vax status - ours or theirs. Particularly when Z was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-05-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,399
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by amberg007...

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Originally Posted by amberg007 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13656309)
PP says it all. Just want to add one more...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By heidi_m
GREAT link, THANKS!!...

GREAT link, THANKS!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif None of my kids have had jaundice at all so it's a totally unexplored territory for me, been Googling all afternoon...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By heidi_m
My BFF had her fifth baby back in July; she's...

My BFF had her fifth baby back in July; she's now eight weeks old and still appears jaundiced, although it's less than it was at birth. All of her babies have had some jaundice, but they had all...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By heidi_m
Well, really, I think it would be debatable...

Well, really, I think it would be debatable whether CP is actually a biohazard? And since my kids didn't get it, and it turns out now that the mom thinks maybe hers didn't either, I guess no crime...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By heidi_m
FWIW none of the kids ever got the pox....

FWIW none of the kids ever got the pox. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif See ya Monday Kate! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Television   08-05-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 32,846
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Shenjall...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shenjall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11767878)
Years ago he played Lujack on guiding light...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By heidi_m
Hey all... I am the cousin in question, LOL! ...

Hey all... I am the cousin in question, LOL!

I too doubt the lollies will work, but a local mama's kids have the pox for sure and some of us decided to give it a shot since we couldn't make it...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,712
Posted By heidi_m
Hey bamsmom... haven't you had really great luck...

Hey bamsmom... haven't you had really great luck treating that cyst with Tea Tree Oil?

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Vaccinations   07-24-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By heidi_m
WOW, Gitti!! I totally miss being around here...

WOW, Gitti!! I totally miss being around here these days... and it's because of posts like yours! That was GREAT, very well said.

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By heidi_m
It would be pretty easy for them to begin by...

It would be pretty easy for them to begin by taking a look at Amish children as well as the HomeFirst (http://www.homefirst.com/) practice in Chicagoland. I can't remember if it's on the site or in...
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