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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Homebirther here, sorry to crash but I'm pro UC...

Homebirther here, sorry to crash but I'm pro UC so I feel at home here too. I had checkups with my midwife but no u/s or bloodwork. Genetic testing is mainly for a certain high risk group anyway so...
Forum: Diapering   07-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Detergent can build up in hard water but you...

Detergent can build up in hard water but you stripped them. The only thing I've heard for that which you didn't try is boiling. If they have a microbial problem such as yeast then bleach will fix it,...
Forum: Toddler Health   07-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
  Asthma?
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Posted By JamieCatheryn
Yeah inflammatory foods can make asthma worse,...

Yeah inflammatory foods can make asthma worse, and gluten is up there as an inflammatory (and most people eat lots of wheat without even thinking about it). I find I feel better without it and I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't leave mine like that til age 4 but only...

I don't leave mine like that til age 4 but only you know if yours is ready. Of course they need plenty of visits beforehand with you present so they aren't almost strangers, visits every month or two...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I wouldn't press him to give kisses if he doesn't...

I wouldn't press him to give kisses if he doesn't want to, that seems like pushing personal boundaries in an unhealthy way. I was told I didn't kiss right as a child either, grew out of it eventually...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By JamieCatheryn
My impressions, having studied each Bradley:...

My impressions, having studied each

Bradley: GREAT info, great prep for dad to help you out. Not so great on the narrow minded attitude of follow this method right to get the perfect Bradley...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By JamieCatheryn
You sure it's not an inner ear issue? A lot of it...

You sure it's not an inner ear issue? A lot of it sounds like motion sickness stuff, though habits like looking out in front the whole time, sipping water, snacking might help in the car. I notice...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-05-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,534
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I didn't mean frequency of freshening (pregnancy)...

I didn't mean frequency of freshening (pregnancy) for the cow I meant genetic adaptation, they bred the cows that gave the most milk for so many generations that dairy cows give a lot of milk. Family...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Yep, Mennonite, notice the pleated kapp on the...

Yep, Mennonite, notice the pleated kapp on the one woman. My midwife with my youngest was one. A lot more stuff is decided on the individual family level for them than by the community and elders....
Forum: Babywearing   07-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I would use the ergo after 3 months old if I had...

I would use the ergo after 3 months old if I had one, those are great for really doing stuff while you wear them with great support and easy putting on, but fit an older baby better. I love simple...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Here are the midwives, chances of you being...

Here are the midwives, chances of you being risked out are quite high unless the practice is VERY openminded though. Check every avenue possible....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,534
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Modern cows are bred to produce far more than the...

Modern cows are bred to produce far more than the calf will drink, at top production you might see like 15x what a calf needs produced. They can adjust their production to demand, many family cows...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-01-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Welcome to MDC! I was 18 when I got pregnant with...

Welcome to MDC! I was 18 when I got pregnant with my first, it's exciting but dizzying isn't it? I read all I could get my hands on, and went to a Bradley Method class with my hubby near the end of...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I'd catch up on housework if it really needed it,...

I'd catch up on housework if it really needed it, read a book maybe, ideally I'd go hiking or biking for a while if I had the chance to without my kids.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't think you are to blame because she lets...

I don't think you are to blame because she lets herself go around you. I think she feels safe enough to let her guard down. Away, she knows she has to hold it together, act normal, do it herself. She...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Mine all had a hitting stage from 1-3 and I would...

Mine all had a hitting stage from 1-3 and I would catch their hand to physically stop them when I could, tell them "no hitting", and help them touch nicely or hug instead. Mine never had a problem...
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I'm right there with you. Perhaps saying "no"...

I'm right there with you. Perhaps saying "no" isn't a bad thing, defiance, I feel, needs correcting. They have to be told what is not respectful and isn't ok, and what is. Mine act clueless when I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I was about to suggest comfrey tea and comfrey...

I was about to suggest comfrey tea and comfrey poultice, and arnica infused oil externally.

Activated charcoal to help rid her of medication toxins may help, though it may be too late for that to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By JamieCatheryn
When there is meat in the house for dad it does...

When there is meat in the house for dad it does make sense to offer the choice. 6 is old enough to be familiar with the fact that animals are slaughtered. If you must show it, go for the small scale...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't time things, it's in the basement and I'm...

I don't time things, it's in the basement and I'm rather busy with all the kids to stand by. My machine is a newer weird one with a long time spent testing the load balance and having fits, from the...
Forum: VBAC   06-24-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I've seen horrible cases where legal action was...

I've seen horrible cases where legal action was taken to force the mother into cesarean in similar situations...I wonder if speaking with a lawyer to plan this would help to protect you. Are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By JamieCatheryn
In an emergency, I would use an alcohol tincture...

In an emergency, I would use an alcohol tincture of it to control bleeding as it is more potent, a 1 tsp dropperful under the tongue every minute. If you're using it as a tea for preventative I would...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Welcome and congrats! You do have to be careful...

Welcome and congrats! You do have to be careful how you approach the topic in person. Homebirth with a midwife is becoming somewhat normal, most people likely say that's not for them but they don't...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-21-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Oh yeah you'd better get that checked for Lyme,...

Oh yeah you'd better get that checked for Lyme, if it is Lyme you NEED to catch it early.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Astrid being mispronounced reminds me of Fringe...

Astrid being mispronounced reminds me of Fringe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWx_bCPRNmY
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