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Forum: Vaccinations   03-01-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,568
Posted By Grateful
Quote: So give us the hard science and...

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So give us the hard science and evidence. Not epidemiological studies. Double blind placebo controlled studies. There should be enough unvaccinated children today to be able to match up a...
Forum: Homebirth   03-01-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,272
Posted By Grateful
When a coworker of mine had a hb several years...

When a coworker of mine had a hb several years ago, I remember her telling us that her midwife would come to the house when she was in labor and examine her before they went to the hospital to make...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-28-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By Grateful
I think one of the reasons there aren't more...

I think one of the reasons there aren't more responses might be that there isn't really all that much in the scientific literature about waterbirth (at least comparatively.)

Here...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-28-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Grateful
I was taught in grad school that neither HSV-1...

I was taught in grad school that neither HSV-1 or HSV-2 poses a risk to the baby UNLESS the mother has an active genital outbreak at the time of delivery. Even with an active outbreak, the risk of...
Forum: VBAC   01-24-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Grateful
Quote: Thanks! How do you gauge what's what...

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Thanks! How do you gauge what's what though? Contractions that slow down or become less intense, for instance, seems like a variation of normal. As does vaginal bleeding.

True. I'm sure...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By Grateful
I would just keep in mind that the cost/benefit...

I would just keep in mind that the cost/benefit analysis involved in making vaccine decisions is different for someone from Nigeria than it would be for someone from the US. If the family returns to...
Forum: VBAC   01-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Grateful
Hello. I'm not a VBAC mama, but I work in the...

Hello. I'm not a VBAC mama, but I work in the field. Hope you don’t mind if I chime in. When you talk about scar rupture during VBAC, the concern is typically about the scar on the uterus, rather...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By Grateful
In asking such a simple, straightforward...

In asking such a simple, straightforward question, it sounds like you're just after a basic breakdown of the vaccine issue, eh? Well, no one will do that for you....
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,525
Posted By Grateful
I guess the grass is always greener on the other...

I guess the grass is always greener on the other side... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-13-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,525
Posted By Grateful
I have gotten to travel outside the States...

I have gotten to travel outside the States fairly often for work, sometimes for extended periods, and I've lived in Europe for a short time. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-13-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Grateful
Whoops - just saw the other thread. Sorry! I...

Whoops - just saw the other thread. Sorry! I must be blind today. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Vaccinations   01-13-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Grateful
I apologize if someone already posted this. It's...

I apologize if someone already posted this. It's a pretty scathing article, but nothing terribly new. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
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Forum: Family Planning   01-13-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Grateful
Oh also, you might want to wait until you have...

Oh also, you might want to wait until you have AF before you TTC, so that you can be sure you have a full lining built up post D&C. But you probably already knew that...

Of course, no harm in DTD...
Forum: Family Planning   01-13-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Grateful
I don't have any experience with this (I've been...

I don't have any experience with this (I've been charting to avoid... sucessfully so far http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif) but based on what I know about charting, I...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-12-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 22,812
Posted By Grateful
I have a little weight to lose too. I used to be...

I have a little weight to lose too. I used to be really active, but well, you know, life gets in the way. Now it's incredibly http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif: outside so that...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-05-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 22,812
Posted By Grateful
Quote: "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better...

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"The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" by Henci Goer, "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth", "Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife" by Peggy Vincent, and "Natural Pregnancy Book"...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-04-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 22,812
Posted By Grateful
Hi everyone. Would it be okay if I join in? ...

Hi everyone. Would it be okay if I join in?

I'm Kit and I've been married a couple of years. No little ones yet, but we're (slowly) moving that direction. Sometimes I wish we were ready...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-04-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Grateful
Thanks again everyone. I will be sure to check...

Thanks again everyone. I will be sure to check out the "Not a mama yet" tribe.

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And eventually, if you find that breastfeeding is going great, come back and make a thread about it!
Will...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-03-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Grateful
Thanks so much, everyone, for the welcomes and...

Thanks so much, everyone, for the welcomes and the reassurance! I'm feeling much more optimistic. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-02-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Grateful
As you can see, this is my first post. I am not...

As you can see, this is my first post. I am not yet a mama, but I have a breastfeeding concern that I’d like to start exploring now, before I conceive. Let me explain…

I have always been flat...
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