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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-18-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,546
Posted By RachelGS
Whaaaaaaaaaaat??  

Whaaaaaaaaaaat??
 
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-11-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,546
Posted By RachelGS
From my doc, who declined to check progesterone...

From my doc, who declined to check progesterone even given my history of progesterone supplementation and early m/c, after I miscarried at about eight weeks with a level of 5: "Well, you're 40, so...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By RachelGS
I just lost an unplanned baby also, and it is by...

I just lost an unplanned baby also, and it is by far my most devastating, difficult, heartbreaking loss.  I don't know the answer, but I understand your suffering.  My thoughts are with you right...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   02-09-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By RachelGS
I recently miscarried at about 8 weeks.  My...

I recently miscarried at about 8 weeks.  My progesterone runs low; I know this, and I've supplemented before with success.  I have a new doc whom I like who will start progesterone immediately if I...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By RachelGS
I'll check with my colleagues here and see if...

I'll check with my colleagues here and see if anybody has space.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By RachelGS
Please?  She has asked for help and I'd like to...

Please?  She has asked for help and I'd like to offer some.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-09-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By RachelGS
I'm trying to gather some information for a...

I'm trying to gather some information for a local mom who is withdrawing her child from school to begin homeschooling.  There is a ton of information to sort through about how to do this, and what...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By RachelGS
I'm concerned about my son's eyes. He is...

I'm concerned about my son's eyes. He is crossing them when he tries to focus up close. I took him to an opthamologist who said he is a bit farsighted in one eye and advised that we just wait and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-04-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By RachelGS
A friend of mine is seven weeks from her due...

A friend of mine is seven weeks from her due date, and her insurance has suddenly announced they will no longer cover in-hospital midwifery services. She is left without a provider at all and feels...
Forum: Mental Health   01-09-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By RachelGS
I get how it works and am considering it. I am...

I get how it works and am considering it. I am having trouble pinpointing dosages and ways to use it, and I'm a little concerned about medication interactions. I'd love to have you share your 5htp...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By RachelGS
No more vaxes! You have to trust what his body...

No more vaxes! You have to trust what his body is telling you. Something in the vax is hurting him. Thuja, immune support, and no more vaccinations!
Forum: Women's Health   10-10-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By RachelGS
My son did this for four months. We could never...

My son did this for four months. We could never find a pathogen, never a reason, but an unrelated round of ceclor four months in fixed it within 24 hours. There was clearly a pathogen in there!
Forum: Women's Health   10-10-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By RachelGS
Pertussis or asthma would be my guesses. Has she...

Pertussis or asthma would be my guesses. Has she been tested for either?
Forum: Women's Health   10-10-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,533
Posted By RachelGS
Sending every good wish for healing and comfort....

Sending every good wish for healing and comfort. Find a doctor who believes in fighting. I'm so sorry you're facing this. All our strength is with you.
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By RachelGS
I'm feeling uneasy about the wide proliferation...

I'm feeling uneasy about the wide proliferation of flumist and the live H1N1 vaccine, just from an ethical standpoint. These things shed, and there's no recommendation to quarantine a...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By RachelGS
My son and I both have asthma and we don't vax....

My son and I both have asthma and we don't vax. I am quite concerned about H1N1, but don't feel safe with an untested vax in a family with a history of vax reactions.
Forum: Vaccinations   10-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 751
Posted By RachelGS
My daughter went through a reaction like this at...

My daughter went through a reaction like this at age 4. It was scary as hell, and incredibly hard to get help for her because everyone was so dedicated to the idea that vaccines could never have...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-07-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
I hear you on that, and I certainly appreciate...

I hear you on that, and I certainly appreciate the goal of helping to head off unnecessary and harmful interventions. As my children are older and the forums I've come to enjoy have been...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-03-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
He's doing better with topical abx. He developed...

He's doing better with topical abx. He developed a red streak moving up his penis, which we watched very closely, but it is improving. The swelling and discharge are better, and he's in less pain.
...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-01-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
I really am very confident that it's infected....

I really am very confident that it's infected. It's bloody-oozy-yellow-gross. I got the doctor today who is both foreskin-friendly and who trusts me, so that was helpful. He called in a topical...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
Agreed. It's ridiculous. I did put in a call...

Agreed. It's ridiculous. I did put in a call this morning, but I specifically requested to hear back from the person over there who knows me best and listens to me consistently. If we decide to go...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-01-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
Thanks. I'm pretty well read on it, but nervous...

Thanks. I'm pretty well read on it, but nervous about our ped practice, which is hit or miss. It is pus that I'm seeing-- yellow and oozy, not at all like the smegma pictures I've seen. I haven't...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,290
Posted By RachelGS
Okay, what do I do? My three year old's penis is...

Okay, what do I do? My three year old's penis is swollen and red, and there's pus at the tip. He is complaining that it hurts. I put bacitracin on it and gave him a warm bath with baking soda, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-26-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By RachelGS
Go rest! The baby is coming soon. Get some sleep!

Go rest! The baby is coming soon. Get some sleep!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-26-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By RachelGS
Does religious exemption work for summer camps...

Does religious exemption work for summer camps as well as schools? I just realized I have no idea about that.
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