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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By philothea
I hear Ya. Your words resound with me: if my kids...

I hear Ya. Your words resound with me: if my kids get the disease, I'll never forgive myself. If they have complications/die from the vaccine, I'll never forgive myself. Dh and I are always seeking...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By philothea
That is a wonderful article! Thank you for...

That is a wonderful article! Thank you for posting it.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 773
Posted By philothea
I do not like what Maria is doing either. Her...

I do not like what Maria is doing either. Her approach is wrong. It is very rude of her and not encouraging at all.


My excuse? It truly comes down to priorities. If someone wants to make...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By philothea
Thank you all for your input. Thank you...

Thank you all for your input. Thank you especially Deborah for those links! They were very helpful.

Kathymuggle, my siblings are vaccinated. My mother is a stong pro-Vaxer and even sent me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By philothea
I actually have organic soil that I allow my...

I actually have organic soil that I allow my babies to play in and put in their mouths if they want to. It's very instinctual obviously and it's actually highly beneficial. Here are 2 articles on the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-13-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By philothea
Whooping cough

Both my babies have received zero vaccines. They are 2.5 yrs and 8 months old. Like many have shared here, it is not always an easy decision and I go back and forth on it and re-evaluate the matter,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By philothea
I am so sorry for your loss....

I am so sorry for your loss. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif that is so heartbreaking. I hope you find lots of support and healing IRL and here on MDC. Rest in peace little...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By philothea
Great advice fisherfamily! Im in the postpartum...

Great advice fisherfamily! Im in the postpartum period right now and want to reallyfollow what you said. Thanks!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-01-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,565
Posted By philothea
Find your local La Leche league support group...

Find your local La Leche league support group and go to the meetings! I can't tell you what a difference this made for me! My mother and all women in my family breastfed so it was a no-brainer for...
Forum: Birth Stories   04-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By philothea
My baby is here!!! Born at home this morning in...

My baby is here!!! Born at home this morning in our bath tub!!! I was sleeping and woke up bc my water broke with a gush at 3:30am. Contactions came irregularly soon afterwards and he was born at...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By philothea
My dh caught our first and I hope he or I catch...

My dh caught our first and I hope he or I catch our second real soon! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Intact Care   03-31-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By philothea
First time posting in this forum as my dc is a...

First time posting in this forum as my dc is a girl, but we are about to have a boy. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif dh and I are passionate about not circing and will be having...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By philothea
Oh no! I had that with my last pregnancy! It was...

Oh no! I had that with my last pregnancy! It was bad. Constantly waking up with that pain! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif sorry you're going through it. I treasure the day...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,272
Posted By philothea
By far my favorite post partum relief came from...

By far my favorite post partum relief came from the pads I had previously frozen with a HERBAL SITZ BATH concoction. My midwife told me prior to birth to make the sitz bath herbal recipe in a pot on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,315
Posted By philothea
So glad to find this thread! Just had an...

So glad to find this thread!

Just had an eldery man (like in his 60's/70's) who I've never met before but have seen occasionally at events
come up to me and put his hand on my shoulder and say...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,977
Posted By philothea
I am so sorry! I feel so bad for you! Can you...

I am so sorry! I feel so bad for you! Can you switch to a different care provider?? I would highly recommend finding someone who treats you better! You deserve to be treated better! Those people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,977
Posted By philothea
Sorry you are going through all this. I also...

Sorry you are going through all this. I also have an irritable uterus and at the moment am extremely upest/depressed bc I have a husband who doesn't understand and complains all the time that I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By philothea
Bumping...

Bumping http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Family Safety   03-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By philothea
Keep your kids rear-facing as long as...

Keep your kids rear-facing as long as possible! Research shows that the risk of small children being killed or seriously injured is FIVE TIMES HIGHER for those sitting in forward-facing seats than...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By philothea
Whoa! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Whoa! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-24-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By philothea
That is so great to hear mattie! So happy for...

That is so great to hear mattie! So happy for you!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif and it definitely gives me hope!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By philothea
Yep, agree with pp's... I didn't have a single...

Yep, agree with pp's... I didn't have a single ultrasound with my daughter who is now a happy healthy 21 month old and was born at home with no complications whatsoever. It is really something you'd...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By philothea
Chiropractor was fantastic and now I'm doing...

Chiropractor was fantastic and now I'm doing swimming 3x a week and sitting on an exercise ball regularly throughout the day.
I am seeing a big improvement from these Changes. Unfortunately the SPD...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By philothea
Thanks for the replies everyone! It helps to...

Thanks for the replies everyone! It helps to know we're not alone and to read that it doesn't always necessarily affect labor and delivery.

What are your most common symptoms problems/issues with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-11-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By philothea
Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm not sure what...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm not sure what you mean by right away but after both of my miscarriages, I got pregnant the first time we tried and those were my 'sucessful' pregnancies. The first...
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