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Forum: C-section Birth   05-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Is it possible that it's a hernia? I've had...

Is it possible that it's a hernia? I've had three abdominal surgeries and several incisional hernias. Each time a hernia opened up there was some pain and then I felt a small lump. I can't tell from...
Forum: C-section Birth   05-25-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Thank you so much for telling me. I'm happy that...

Thank you so much for telling me. I'm happy that I helped in some small way.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,662
Posted By Claudia Chapman
That's what I was thinking. Take him to the...

That's what I was thinking. Take him to the doctor and ask about having his blood sugar levels tested, a hormonal panel, test for mono and test for tick-borne diseases. Any and all could cause...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I say this only half-kiddingly, but when you let...

I say this only half-kiddingly, but when you let your teens have sex in the house it's a lot harder to get them to leave home when the time comes.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I understand. When we're pregnant or nursing we...

I understand. When we're pregnant or nursing we sometimes feel the need to take everyone under our protective wing. The best thing you can do for this family is to be a friend. Be an "auntie" figure...
Forum: C-section Birth   05-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Claudia Chapman
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/health/study-se...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/health/study-sees-bigger-role-for-placenta-in-newborns-health.html
An article about new discoveries about the bacteria-rich environment of the placenta....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Well, it may have improved your digestion. There...

Well, it may have improved your digestion. There was an article today in the New York Times about new "discoveries" about the importance of the placenta:...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Claudia Chapman
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/health/study-se...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/health/study-sees-bigger-role-for-placenta-in-newborns-health.html
An article about new discoveries about the bacteria-rich environment of the placenta....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By Claudia Chapman
"more than ever I really really really NEED to...

"more than ever I really really really NEED to have a healing home birth experience to feel complete...."
Would you be willing to try a different thought on to see if it fits? How does it feel to...
Forum: Waldorf   05-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I was an "only" child myself, so talking with...

I was an "only" child myself, so talking with stuffed animals came very naturally to me. The animals spoke throughout my son's childhood. We both did their voices. (One of his friends said that when...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I remember the package insert from the 1980s....

I remember the package insert from the 1980s. One of the reactions described was "unconsolable crying" for a minimum of three hours. It was not necessarily "high pitched" although a high pitched cry...
Forum: Waldorf   05-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I would expect a 4 year old to be playing near —...

I would expect a 4 year old to be playing near — and within watch — of her mother or other care-taker. Perhaps your daughter's instinct is to stay close to you during the day.
Instead of suggesting...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By Claudia Chapman
The discipline will depend on WHY she kicked the...

The discipline will depend on WHY she kicked the boys.
Rednightingale asks if the boys were threatening her or if she felt in danger when she kicked the boys. I agree. You have to start by talking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Was it your wife who initiated the idea of...

Was it your wife who initiated the idea of having an open marriage? Is an "open" marriage something you really want? Or did you go along with it in part because you wanted to keep her happy? Last,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By Claudia Chapman
When I was a child there was a custom of wearing...

When I was a child there was a custom of wearing a pink carnation to church to honor your mother if she was living and a white carnation if she was deceased. My mother and grandmother had a little...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I think you should find out exactly what they...

I think you should find out exactly what they are teaching in her self-defense course. Did she respond to the teasing with a technique she learned in her class?
If she's sixteen I think you just...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By Claudia Chapman
For some strange reason I never contracted...

For some strange reason I never contracted chickenpox as a child. Honestly I don't know how this happened because I did have measles and rubella. I did however contract chickenpox as an adult and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I agree with everyone who said to always call...

I agree with everyone who said to always call the doctor when there's the least bit of doubt. A good rule of thumb might be if you're tempted to google or if you're scared, that means it's time to...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,642
Posted By Claudia Chapman
There is one more thing I'd like to add. Even if...

There is one more thing I'd like to add. Even if you choose an "unconventional" schedule of vaccines, or even no vaccines at all, please don't let this decision isolate you from medical care. Your...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,642
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I'll mention this, not for you, but as a...

I'll mention this, not for you, but as a reminder for any other new mommy who happens upon this thread. I'm sure you already know that giving the baby Tylenol didn't make the illness go away — it...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,642
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Right now: Call your pediatrician (or...

Right now: Call your pediatrician (or naturopath) and ask to speak to the doctor on call. Why didn't you call your doctor yesterday when the fever was up?
Was it anxiety because you're on a vaccine...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Claudia Chapman
Unfortunately there is a newly identified, very...

Unfortunately there is a newly identified, very serious disease associated with tick bites. (This confirms my doctor's belief that there were other diseases being transmitted that haven't been...
Forum: Spirituality   05-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Claudia Chapman
That's an interesting perspective. I appreciate...

That's an interesting perspective. I appreciate your sharing.
In the Orthodox Christian Church as well as the Anglican Church Mary of Magdala is honored as an apostle. In fact, in the Orthodox...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-04-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Claudia Chapman
I know what the official position is on disease...

I know what the official position is on disease transmittal, but current research by Lyme-literate physicians suggests that ticks which have been attached for less than a day, and sometimes as...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Claudia Chapman
This is truly a wonderful discussion. I forgot...

This is truly a wonderful discussion. I forgot that funerals can be a time of incredible healing when we re-connect with family members who have not forgotten us although we may have been out of...
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