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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Sheepdoc
For my UC I simply gave my husband the numbers of...

For my UC I simply gave my husband the numbers of the local MWs and told him to set up interviews. He set up 1, we both knew she was not right for us and then he decided it wasn't worth the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Sheepdoc
Feeling like a failure

I love the book the spirited child, it helps find words like "dramatic" to describe a child's behaviors.

I have a 10 year old who has similar rage issues set off by video games. It was scary...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sheepdoc
I know you are recently moved but would you...

I know you are recently moved but would you consider a doula? If the MW is UC supportive she might know one who is a good fit. We had a doula at our UC (most won't attend so sound them out...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Sheepdoc
Post partum. I don't recommend taking a baby in...

Post partum. I don't recommend taking a baby in before 2 weeks. My personal experience has been Peds don't consider anything normal in a baby younger than that and after 2 weeks don't seem to care...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Sheepdoc
We had third UC. I knew much before even TTC...

We had third UC. I knew much before even TTC that UC was right this time around. I am blessed I had a family doctor who didn't like it (I stink at lying, but recommend not telling anyone who...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Sheepdoc
Allergen free vitamins

I don't take prenatal vitamins. I find myself craving more veggies when I don't take them. Folic acid being the exception because I was paranoid about getting enough w/o eating fortified foods. ...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Sheepdoc
Manassas midwifery does prenatal care and will...

Manassas midwifery does prenatal care and will transfer you to an OB at the hospital for labor. They only have about a 25% c/s rate at PW hospital and I think a 2% VBAC rate so you can check ICANs...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-31-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,224
Posted By Sheepdoc
Found this with a quick search. ...

Found this with a quick search. http://www.eoc.org.hk/EOC/GraphicsFolder/showcontent.aspx?content=Pregnancy+Discrimination

Not sure which country a cruise ship law would come under and frankly I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-31-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,224
Posted By Sheepdoc
Any chance you can hide the pregnancy? I have...

Any chance you can hide the pregnancy? I have never had any issues ignoring the "rules" at amusement parks, airlines, etc. But I don't get very large.
The problem becomes if they catch you and...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Sheepdoc
Pec

We're out in Haymarket but have a family physician who is respectful if not in agreement with our vaccine choices. There is a practice in Vienna (Whole Child?) that claims to be open minded but...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,556
Posted By Sheepdoc
Have you tried calling your insurance provider? ...

Have you tried calling your insurance provider? The point of being in network is that they've accessible to patients in that network.
If no one in network will accept you then you can request...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sheepdoc
I would consider food intolerance especially if...

I would consider food intolerance especially if she's on reflux meds. Any red blotchy areas? Patches behind the ears or diaper rash?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,954
Posted By Sheepdoc
I would need to have no other homebirth options...

I would need to have no other homebirth options and a reason not to UC (which I did by choice as we have many CPMs available here). I think it is rare that someone who hasn't had a home birth,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Sheepdoc
My kids 9&11 have requested we not say, "please"...

My kids 9&11 have requested we not say, "please" because they feel that means they have a choice. It is rough having a child who needs/wants lots of autonomy. I have to remind myself that I am...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By Sheepdoc
I had a normal birth with baby #1. He was...

I had a normal birth with baby #1. He was nursing fine, smiling and we went to the ped. Visit the midwives here made sound mandatory on day 2. It was a nasty spiral into more visits, coerced formula...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,479
Posted By Sheepdoc
It does not get better. The better days/moments...

It does not get better. The better days/moments slowly start to become more frequent but this loss and all it's sadness is forever.
You may benefit from either herbal or pharmaceutical medication...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Sheepdoc
We had some success with NAET and acupuncture...

We had some success with NAET and acupuncture but i seems to be Practioner dependent and can ware off. We are now trying LDA shots and I have seen much success for me. I think success with the baby,...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Sheepdoc
And we get our venison from sympathetic friends...

And we get our venison from sympathetic friends and friends of friends so far it's been free even though I keep offering to pay processing costs.
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Sheepdoc
This could have been written by me! At 2.5 yrs I...

This could have been written by me! At 2.5 yrs I still can't eat egg, gluten without it setting off my son.

First allergy testing: IgE is not mature at is age and could be a false negative.
Also...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Sheepdoc
He spilled his Dad's blue cheese dressing on his...

He spilled his Dad's blue cheese dressing on his hands and I wiped him down with napkins and walked him across the cafeteria to the bathroom. As I ran water over his hands/arms I noticed they were...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,746
Posted By Sheepdoc
Actually it's the same. It is unethical for an...

Actually it's the same. It is unethical for an OB not to accept VBAC. Technically it should be illegal as it forces women to have surgery w/o consent, especially if she does not have easy access to...
Forum: Allergies   02-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Sheepdoc
I have a 2 .5 yo who loves to help load the...

I have a 2 .5 yo who loves to help load the dishwasher.
He also has developed contact allergies to foods we have in the house.
Taking the foods he's allergic to out of the house is not an option....
Forum: Vaccinations   02-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,746
Posted By Sheepdoc
The American health care system works on a...

The American health care system works on a payment per procedure basis. It does not work on an outcome based basis. This promotes in a positive feedback loop a financial incentive for not choosing...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,746
Posted By Sheepdoc
I bet he does extend his policy to children who...

I bet he does extend his policy to children who have medical issues contraindications vaccines. I am currently switching to a new practice because the old one while respecting my choices (yay!)...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 7,746
Posted By Sheepdoc
On the one hand no parent should have to work...

On the one hand no parent should have to work with such a jerk of a doctor, so props for his honesty and not pretending he'll work with you when he has no respect for parental rights nor tailoring...
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