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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-06-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Rachel J.
If you join the Chattanooga Green Mamas Meetup...

If you join the Chattanooga Green Mamas Meetup group you'll likely find several families that are out your way.  I live on the other side of Chattanooga, just across the GA line, so I understand the...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Rachel J.
  I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga...


I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga and was just wondering if anyone is planning to attend the upcoming conference?  My co-leader, who had her beautiful HBAC last Nov., decided to start...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Rachel J.
  I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga...


I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga and was just wondering if anyone is planning to attend the upcoming conference?  My co-leader, who had her beautiful HBAC last Nov., decided to start...
Forum: VBAC   03-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rachel J.
I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga and...

I'm a chapter leader for ICAN of Chattanooga and was just wondering if anyone is planning to attend the upcoming conference?  My co-leader, who had her beautiful HBAC last Nov., decided to start a...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-05-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Rachel J.
Dr. Wechsler is a family practice physician in...

Dr. Wechsler is a family practice physician in Trenton.  She is very respectful of non and delayed vaccinations when the parents are informed.  Also Dr. Erinle in Ft. Oglethorpe.  I believe he...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-05-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rachel J.
We drive down from Chattanooga to see him.  My...

We drive down from Chattanooga to see him.  My mom started going about 25 years ago and we've all been to see him as needed ever since. 
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-22-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Rachel J.
I think it's a misunderstanding to assume that...

I think it's a misunderstanding to assume that TF has to be a heavy-meat diet or follow specific set guidelines about what foods are eaten. Not all bodies have the same requirements nor do/did all...
Forum: Women's Health   10-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,147
Posted By Rachel J.
H5N1, the strain mentioned in one of the first...

H5N1, the strain mentioned in one of the first articles given in this thread, is the avian (bird) flu, not the H1N1 swine flu. There are likely different cytokines involved so the previously...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Rachel J.
Wish it was mine...

Wish it was mine http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Rachel J.
Here's one...

Here's one (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=440795) from long ago. It starts out talking mostly about dairy but then adds in lots of water kefir recipes.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Rachel J.
My raw milk yogurt didn't turn out (not enough...

My raw milk yogurt didn't turn out (not enough starter and/or got a bit too warm). Could I get more yogurt starter and try again? I've made it multiple times and never had a problem before.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Rachel J.
You can get expeller pressed from Wilderness...

You can get expeller pressed from Wilderness Family Naturals or Tropical Traditions. It has no flavor but still high in lauric acid and obviously the same saturated fat. I use it for cooking and...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Rachel J.
I second what sweet.p said. I met Penny at a...

I second what sweet.p said. I met Penny at a conference and I think she would be eager and willing to help. With that being said, the Labor Handbook written by Ms. Simpkin would be very helpful. It...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rachel J.
On a practical note, do you think your clients...

On a practical note, do you think your clients would be more prone to staying put in there house if they had any idea how far dilated they are? If so, you could always give them an estimate using...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rachel J.
Quote: Originally Posted by crunchy_mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14000601)
I am not a professional, but a mom....
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-27-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rachel J.
Quote: Originally Posted by doctorjen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by doctorjen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13999473)
Assuming there is no medical emergency...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-27-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rachel J.
That's pretty much what the midwives were doing....

That's pretty much what the midwives were doing. Lots of "look at me, mama, look up here" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Personally I wasn't as disturbed by her...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-26-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rachel J.
A while ago we had a mom who, once she hit...

A while ago we had a mom who, once she hit transition was completely resistant to labor. She spent a lot of energy screaming, "I can't" and "Help me," fought pushing and was generally just opposed...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-16-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Rachel J.
I went to a session at the recent ICAN...

I went to a session at the recent ICAN conference with Rose St. John speaking about fathers at birth. She's a doula and yoga instructor and has written a book called "Fathers at Birth"...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-16-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Rachel J.
If you know any Chinese medicine practitioners...

If you know any Chinese medicine practitioners they could treat you with moxi to "warm the blood." It's a common practice in Asian cultures (and many others) to roast the mother immediately after...
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Rachel J.
Earth worm seem to love newspaper. You could...

Earth worm seem to love newspaper. You could throw down several layers of newspaper to smother weeds/grass then add any kind of organic material you have or can find. Grass clippings, leaves, pine...
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Rachel J.
Peaches can be frozen whole with peel and then...

Peaches can be frozen whole with peel and then defrosted slightly and cut up. They're not very space efficient but it's super fast http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Rachel J.
If you have the actual plants, not just dried...

If you have the actual plants, not just dried flowers, you could try making lavender wands (http://www.allfreecrafts.com/nature/lavender-wands.shtml). They might be more user friendly since they can...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-14-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Rachel J.
Quote: Originally Posted by naturechicplus1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by naturechicplus1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13864436)
thanks, i have joined the mmbn yahoo...
Forum: Women's Health   06-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 28,845
Posted By Rachel J.
Both my sister and I have had eczema on and off...

Both my sister and I have had eczema on and off for years. Since the birth of our children it's become worse. Her son, who just turned one, has also had it all over his body since he was about 3-4...
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