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Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, ss834!

Thanks, ss834!
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2015, 01:24 PM
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Views: 78
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, Deborah!

Thanks, Deborah!
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By RavenStar
Vaccines for Adults

Hi everyone,
My annual physical is coming up soon.
I am due for a Tetanus vaccine. I haven't had one in years. I inquired about getting just Tetanus, since this is what I got years ago.

This is...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, pitbull mom! Yes, I don't agree with...

Thanks, pitbull mom!
Yes, I don't agree with that doctor's opinion either.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By RavenStar
Thank you! Yes, both of my parents had regular...

Thank you!
Yes, both of my parents had regular measles and German measles. Just wondering if there were any other strains of regular measles around during that time.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By RavenStar
Thank you, everyone! That's helpful. The...

Thank you, everyone!
That's helpful.
The reason I ask is that both of my parents remember having measles 4 times. My mom was born in 1946. My dad in 1944.

My mom said that she got measles again...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By RavenStar
Measles Strains

Does anyone have any links showing what strains of measles the vaccine protects against?

I keep hearing about wild-type measles.
Does the MMR vaccine protect against wild type measles?

Also,...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, japonica!

Thanks, japonica!
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-01-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks for the information, apple juice! I...

Thanks for the information, apple juice!

I am thankful that our state has a personal exemption for those who want/ need it.

The Dr. who gave my daughter the tetanus vaccine is a holistic...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-01-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, japonica! I appreciate you sharing your...

Thanks, japonica! I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me.

My next question was about how to prepare their immune systems before and after vaccinating.

Thank you for letting me know...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-01-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By RavenStar
Vaccine Questions-How to get started...

Hello!
My husband and I are contemplating selectively vaccinating our two daughters.

When DD1 was born, we didn't vaccinate for anything. Then at age 1, we did just Tetanus.

After several...
Forum: Women's Health   01-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RavenStar
Hi teamsalem, Sorry if my first post was...

Hi teamsalem,
Sorry if my first post was confusing. I wasn't actually pregnant when I had the hernia. The hernia developed after my second pregnancy.  I haven't had any pregnancies since I had the...
Forum: Women's Health   01-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By RavenStar
Hello teamsalem, According to my surgeon, with...

Hello teamsalem,
According to my surgeon, with my inguinal hernia repair, it takes a year for the body to heal around the mesh and be strong enough to support a pregnancy. He said he tells people...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By RavenStar
Last year was our first "official" year...

Last year was our first "official" year homeschooling.  I felt like I needed to buy all sorts of things.  What I realized during the year was that I can always go out and get something if I need...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RavenStar
danube, thank you so much for your reply!  I...

danube, thank you so much for your reply!  I really appreciate you taking the time to share your story.  I'm sorry that you went through all of that. I hope you're doing well.
 
Quote:
Originally...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By RavenStar
Dear OrmEmbar, Thank you so much for your...

Dear OrmEmbar,
Thank you so much for your reply!  I really appreciate it.  It's good to hear your story.
 
3 months is what my surgeon had told me too.  He said that way it has been a year by the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks for the bump, Tracyamber.  I've done a...

Thanks for the bump, Tracyamber.  I've done a little research and found that it's generally a good idea to have the inguinal hernia repaired before pregnancy.  In some emergency cases, women have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-17-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By RavenStar
Hi mamas, I'm just wondering if anyone has...

Hi mamas,
I'm just wondering if anyone has given birth after having a hernia repaired.  I had an inguinal hernia repaired almost 2 years ago.  I now have another inguinal hernia that I need...
Forum: C-section Birth   04-17-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RavenStar
Has anyone had a cesarean after having mesh put...

Has anyone had a cesarean after having mesh put in for a hernia repair?
I know I will end up asking my Dr. these questions.  Just thought I'd check in and see if anyone else has been through this.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By RavenStar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by atoegel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381754/transitioning-from-family-bed-to-own-bed#post_17331402)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By RavenStar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newbiemama09 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By RavenStar
Hello! I would like to hear stories from...

Hello!
I would like to hear stories from families who have transitioned an older child to their own bed.  DD is almost 7.  Every family has to do things in their own time and what's right for...
Forum: C-section Birth   04-14-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RavenStar
Hello Mamas! I'm wondering if anyone has had a...

Hello Mamas!
I'm wondering if anyone has had a cesarean after having a hernia repair done.  Two years ago I had an inguinal hernia repair with mesh.  I will soon have another inguinal hernia...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By RavenStar
Thanks, EchoSoul!  That diaper belt looks like...

Thanks, EchoSoul!  That diaper belt looks like it might work.  I forwarded the link to my sister-in-law.  Ultimately she needs to decide if she's going to be proactive with getting him to the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By RavenStar
Hi Mamas, I am writing as a mama and an...

Hi Mamas,
I am writing as a mama and an auntie.  My nephew is the most active child I have ever met.  He also doesn't want to wear diapers anymore.  He has a big brother and is wanting to wear...
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