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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By katelove
You're right. It's complete rubbish. Totally...

You're right. It's complete rubbish. Totally contrary to current evidence and best-practice standards and likely to result in more complications not less!


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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By katelove
I think this is an important insight. I have two...

I think this is an important insight. I have two children and DH was very clear that he didn't want more. I love babies. The newborn stage is my favourite part of raising children. So when DD2 was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By katelove
I agree. Even if your periods were regular, the...

I agree. Even if your periods were regular, the fact that the two encounters were so close together means that it could be either of them. I would suggest you discuss the options with your health...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By katelove
I would throw out the negatives once you have...

I would throw out the negatives once you have digitised the photos and have a good back-up. You can't keep everything and one of the benefits of digital is *not* having boxes of "paper".


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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By katelove
Syntocinon shouldn't be used to either induce or...

Syntocinon shouldn't be used to either induce or augment a VBAC. And why is she talking about augmenting now? Why would she think you will need to be augmented? These are big red flags I think.
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-31-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By katelove
I would travel the 45 minutes to see someone...

I would travel the 45 minutes to see someone else. An obstetrician who thinks you conceived the day before you got a positive pregnancy test and who thinks a syntocinon induction is acceptable...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-31-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By katelove
It may just be too early for a positive test, if ...

It may just be too early for a positive test, if only been a month since your last period and you're not sure when you ovulated. I'd wait a week and retest.


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Forum: Mental Health   05-29-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By katelove
If you google Effexor withdrawal and Benadryl you...

If you google Effexor withdrawal and Benadryl you will find lots of people describing how to use it to manage withdrawal symptoms. I don't know if it's compatible with your other drugs/health...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By katelove
Raisin bread/crumpets/English muffins are all...

Raisin bread/crumpets/English muffins are all good but only if you have freezer space.


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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-28-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By katelove
Ah, with you now. Thanks for clarifying :-) ...

Ah, with you now. Thanks for clarifying :-)


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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By katelove
So where are the jars for the rest of the time?...

So where are the jars for the rest of the time? Are they able to be kept at room temperature?



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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By katelove
Just as a point of clarification, attachment...

Just as a point of clarification, attachment parenting doesn't mean all, or even most care must be provided by the mother. In fact recent research suggests that the best outcomes occur when babies...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By katelove
There are no vaccines on the current schedule...

There are no vaccines on the current schedule which aim to protect against any mosquito-borne diseases.

It's pretty common for mosquito bites to produce red, itchy lumps. Some people suffer more...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-27-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By katelove
You're not harming him. Completely the opposite...

You're not harming him. Completely the opposite in fact. Meeting the needs of little babies (and your baby is still little) is what gives them the resources to cope when they're older. It's just that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-27-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By katelove
Your MDC cred is intact ;-) That's what I did...

Your MDC cred is intact ;-) That's what I did with my two as well; fed to sleep in bed then snuck away. There were always phases where it didn't work as well of course :-P

To simplify our food we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By katelove
Talking to the baby

I am not a natural talker to babies. I mostly just narrate what I'm doing and point out things of interest. Reading and singing songs are good too. They don't have to be children's books or songs all...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By katelove
I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls have gone...

I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls have gone through strong mummy-preference phases and both have gone through adoring Daddy phases.

I'm not convinced that feeding method makes a huge...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-25-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By katelove
From a physiological point-of-view he would not...

From a physiological point-of-view he would not starve by missing four meals. As long as he is drinking (dehydration is much more of an issue than malnutrition). It's not ideal, I agree, but he won't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-24-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By katelove
LOL. Oh, sorry, "down under" actually :-) ...

LOL. Oh, sorry, "down under" actually :-)

Not sure how scones translate. The recipe is:

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup something fizzy - I use sparkling mineral water
...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By katelove
I agree with the others that your relationship...

I agree with the others that your relationship with your BF sounds fairly chaotic and not terribly healthy for either of you. You don't say why you're considering ending it so it's hard to speculate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By katelove
The vine is pretty low maintenance. You may need...

The vine is pretty low maintenance. You may need to hand pollinate depending on what your insects are like. My dad's vine is laden at the moment, some are hand pollinated some aren't so it would...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-23-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By katelove
I found that I didn't really start to get on too...

I found that I didn't really start to get on too of things until recently and DD2 is only just 2.5yo. Sleep-training is not an option for us so I have spent a lot of time over the last 5 years lying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By katelove
Homemade popcorn is very popular with the kids in...

Homemade popcorn is very popular with the kids in our Mother's group - plain or tossed in a bit of coconut oil.

Peanut butter or vegemite sandwiches.

Rice crackers (or rice cakes, but I don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By katelove
What is your climate like? Passionfruit vines...

What is your climate like? Passionfruit vines grow very thick and dense and you get beautiful fruit.


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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-22-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By katelove
We hand wash whatever won't go in the dishwasher....

We hand wash whatever won't go in the dishwasher. Most of our plastic stuff will go in though.

I wash up after dinner and, sometimes, after breakfast depending on what needs doing and whether I...
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