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Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By carnelianlight
Prop 65 is a failed environmental health bill. It...

Prop 65 is a failed environmental health bill. It comes from an excellent place - intended to raise awareness about ubiquitous commercial toxics. But its teeth were taken out. It doesn't require...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,540
Posted By carnelianlight
EMRguy, you must mean well, but that sounds...

EMRguy, you must mean well, but that sounds incredibly flip. BEtween my partner and I we have been in this city for 35 years, we have a huge and caring network of friends and family, we do have a...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,540
Posted By carnelianlight
It passed the vote 24-14. Recently another bill...

It passed the vote 24-14. Recently another bill passed granting all homeless schoolchildren a blanket religious exemption from vaccination requirements. I am all for the rights of homeless children...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By carnelianlight
I was doing some cleaning, found my beads and was...

I was doing some cleaning, found my beads and was reminded of this thread :) Let us know when you'd like us to send in our beads JayJay...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By carnelianlight
I see what you're saying - they have cans of pure...

I see what you're saying - they have cans of pure coconut CREAM (not just the full fat coconut milk) at TJs? Organic? Wow!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By carnelianlight
What Stegenrae said! Usually called coconut milk....

What Stegenrae said! Usually called coconut milk. You can whip heavy cream with coconut milk too. I don't do this often because everyone gets an eye on it!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By carnelianlight
Yes, I hear you. For some people it is really...

Yes, I hear you. For some people it is really hard to gain weight without sugar or bread or pure carb stuff that one generally thinks of as having limited nutritional value! Once you are past the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By carnelianlight
I have never been able to get into stevia,...

I have never been able to get into stevia, despite having tried numerous times over the years, but it IS helpful when sugar has crept back into an otherwise healthy diet and needs to go. I don't care...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By carnelianlight
So, so glad for you!

So, so glad for you!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By carnelianlight
Thanks, mamas! I didn't get YIs last pg, but was...

Thanks, mamas! I didn't get YIs last pg, but was strict about avoiding sugar & had no opportunities to swim. Chlorinated pools always get me. As miserable as the YI is, it is probably worthwhile...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By carnelianlight
Yeast during pregnancy

Yuck. Probably too much chlorine from swimming and too much sugar = mama is not happy. Coconut oil topically and upping the probiotics didn't work. (Can you even effectively use coconut oil and...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By carnelianlight
AlaskAnne, the climate where we live is also very...

AlaskAnne, the climate where we live is also very different from where my parents live. It was hard to shop in advance. I just popped in to the local kid consignment + new store when we arrived and...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-12-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By carnelianlight
I am thankful for some time with my family where...

I am thankful for some time with my family where there are five or six sets of arms frequently waiting to pick up my self-anointed princess of a baby, so that I can vegetate a bit.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,215
Posted By carnelianlight
That is awesome! I for one am proud of you...

That is awesome! I for one am proud of you :twothumbs
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By carnelianlight
Sorry about this, Catholic Mama. I don't know...

Sorry about this, Catholic Mama. I don't know anything about significant ovarian cysts during pregnancy. I suggest going online through your local library's website and accessing medical journal...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-08-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By carnelianlight
We did do testing. I feel a little more calm...

We did do testing. I feel a little more calm about it because my primary caregiver is a midwife respected by but not affiliated with the hospitals where I get tested, so I can always turn to someone...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,285
Posted By carnelianlight
Fox-fern, hope you feel better soon!

Fox-fern, hope you feel better soon!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-04-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,285
Posted By carnelianlight
I forget, when do we get hungry? Sometime this...

I forget, when do we get hungry? Sometime this trimester? Eating is mostly still a chore. The only thing I am craving is krispy kreme donuts (?!!) which no.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-02-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By carnelianlight
Voondrop, I'm not sure how to do it the right way...

Voondrop, I'm not sure how to do it the right way - could have sworn that I've seen people do it without the '@' symbol attached. I'm just doing name - no space between the @ & the username.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-02-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By carnelianlight
I would babysit if you were closer. Except we're...

I would babysit if you were closer. Except we're hundreds of miles away. But also, my midwife has done blood draws for me. Could yours do that for you?
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By carnelianlight
Voondrop , did you use the diva cup for...

Voondrop , did you use the diva cup for postpartum? I was so ginger with everything down there & didn't even touch except with water and sitz tea - wouldn't have thought to use the cup!
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By carnelianlight
This is the link to the organic ones :...

This is the link to the organic ones : http://www.hm.com/us/product/40947?article=40947-D
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By carnelianlight
I got some mama cloth last time. Let's see, it...

I got some mama cloth last time. Let's see, it was mostly 'natural' materials but not organic cotton - I think that was my compromise for pricing reasons. Why that compromise: I didn't know anyone...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-31-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By carnelianlight
So it was not as hard as I thought it would be to...

So it was not as hard as I thought it would be to do a prenatal pilates video with a curious 1-year-old climbing on and around me and my mat. But that is partly because of having a buddy to literally...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-31-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By carnelianlight
If you are a small chested mama, H&M's tanks are...

If you are a small chested mama, H&M's tanks are great. They are organic cotton and come in a 2 pack iirc.
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