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Forum: Vaccinations   05-28-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By richella
I understand there is no mumps vax alone, it's...

I understand there is no mumps vax alone, it's only made in MMR? And I've seen conflicting claims on potential for spreading measles via the vax.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-28-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By richella
Need a Mumps Brush-up

I have a friend who thinks she may have mumps. Naturally everyone around her is jumping in with the omg you have to go the the MD and protect all the immunocompromised people around you etc. I'm not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2015, 07:06 AM
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Views: 520
Posted By richella
It may vary by state/practitioner, but I think...

It may vary by state/practitioner, but I think you would need a midwife.
If I went to a hospital to birth again (which I wouldn't!), I wouldn't go w/o a doula.
Had my 2nd birth in a birth center...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By richella
Brow rice recipes for kids who don't like brown rice

Someone just gave me 10 lbs of organic brown rice, and the budget is tight right now, so it sure would be good if I could get the kids to eat it! But one won't touch it and the other will only eat a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-09-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By richella
So sorry you all had to go through that.

So sorry you all had to go through that.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By richella
Kind of a tangent but I read (years ago) an...

Kind of a tangent but I read (years ago) an account here on MDC of a child who had chronic respiratory problems recovering completely after having pertussis.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By richella
The issue wasn't calcium deficiency, but...

The issue wasn't calcium deficiency, but mechanical, which seemed plausible as the tooth/gum connection is essentially a joint.
But I agree, JamieCathryn, some veg foods take a lot of chewing.
No...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By richella
"Vegetarians' teeth get loose with age,"

This was told to me by a meat-eating doctor, who said she got it from a vegetarian colleague. Supposedly because meat requires much more chewing, it keeps the teeth firmly in place. Vegetarian foods...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By richella
I never cook food that I wouldn't eat. If DH...

I never cook food that I wouldn't eat. If DH wants to eat something I don't, he can get it and prepare it himself.

So, the kids eat mostly the way I do. When DD1 was about 8, she went to camp and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By richella
I think how specific you get depends a lot on the...

I think how specific you get depends a lot on the kid. DD1 was so empathic that even as a baby she cried if she heard people yelling on tv, or scary music. She still doesn't like violent tv or...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By richella
Thanks, Katica, that is useful. The humidifier...

Thanks, Katica, that is useful. The humidifier and other stuff we did early did seem to help at first, so I can see how using those plus the prescription meds, and being really proactive, might be a...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By richella
Broncho spasm, possible asthma

So after a month of coughing, I finally took dd to MD and this was what she thinks. Stopped short of diagnosing asthma, but she gave her a scrip for montelukast and an albuterol inhaler. I haven't...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By richella
My 10 yo dd has this problem too. I think if...

My 10 yo dd has this problem too. I think if she's eating non-dairy yogurt every day it gets better, but we can't always get that, and we don't eat dairy. I've tried a kids pro-biotic product, but it...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By richella
Thanks everyone. Finally took dd1 to MD and she...

Thanks everyone. Finally took dd1 to MD and she thought it was spasming, ordered a pertussis test but didn't think it was highly likely, esp. since we had similar long bout of coughing last year.
Forum: Vaccinations   11-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By richella
It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term...

It amazes me that no one thinks these long-term studies ought to be conducted BEFORE they push everyone to get the shot. But they need subjects, and apparently most people don't mind being one.

I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By richella
Hm, would love to see updates as things change.

Hm, would love to see updates as things change.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By richella
Coughing. Endless coughing.

I am going to go insane. Both dds are in at least their 3rd week of coughing. dd1, 10, coughs every 5 seconds in the AM. By afternoon it might get better. Some nights she can cough herself to sleep,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,034
Posted By richella
That's about the age when dd was so constantly...

That's about the age when dd was so constantly opposing and challenging me, I decided to send her to preschool just to see if someone else could do any better. Turned out that was exactly what she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By richella
Thanks, everyone.

Thanks, everyone.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By richella
The one between the upper lip and the gum. Hers...

The one between the upper lip and the gum. Hers is attached just above where her front teeth (don't) come together.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By richella
DDS says 7 yo has a frenulum problem

This totally surprised me. I had never heard of a frenulum. She doesn't have any speech or eating problems. She does have a gap in her front teeth. The DDS was kind of treatment-happy (said also her...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By richella
Sounds like your kid is about the age for...

Sounds like your kid is about the age for puberty. DD1 started getting smellier right around that age.
I wouldn't assume there is a connection between that and the vax, but here's something I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By richella
Just found this thread, and would like to add: ...

Just found this thread, and would like to add:
I had a friend (adult) in a major city who stepped on a rusty nail and went to the heath dept. for a tetanus shot. The MD there told him that animal...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By richella
I refused to let them vax dd1 for hepB in the...

I refused to let them vax dd1 for hepB in the hospital. I knew there was some concern about vaxes but didn't have a clue what it was, and I was on morphine (surgical birth) so I assumed I wasn't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,694
Posted By richella
My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was...

My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was growing up. There was lots of space in the basement to hang everything. If our jeans didn't dry in time, she would turn the oven on low and hang them...
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