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Forum: Women's Health   01-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
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, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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   04-16-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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   04-15-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
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, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
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...
Forum: Allergies   02-24-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By RavenStar
I got allergy shots for cats as a kid and they...

I got allergy shots for cats as a kid and they worked for me.  I also have a friend who said that when she took out foods she was sensitive to, her other allergies got much better.  Good luck!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By RavenStar
I am currently homeschooling my 6 year old...

I am currently homeschooling my 6 year old daughter.  I also have a 3 year old daughter.  It has been interesting because I didn't officially set out to "homeschool" our 3 year old (I).  I thought I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By RavenStar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373383/sharing-the-joys-of-homeschooling#post_17267973)

I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By RavenStar
Owlhowl: So sorry that your son had such a...

Owlhowl: So sorry that your son had such a strong reaction to bananas as a baby.  Glad it's better now.  That's interesting that it's related to asthma.  My father-in-law also has asthma.  As a...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By RavenStar
A&A: We eat mostly organic bananas.  That is...

A&A: We eat mostly organic bananas.  That is something to keep in mind.
 
Forum: Women's Health   02-19-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By RavenStar
You're welcome!  The workshop was amazing.  I...

You're welcome!  The workshop was amazing.  I learned a lot about myself, about women's bodies and about herbs too.
 
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By RavenStar
bmcneal:  Thanks for letting me know about the...

bmcneal:  Thanks for letting me know about the time frame.  I know, sweet girl. At first I didn't think it was related, but then I got to thinking about everything she had eaten.  There have been...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By RavenStar
Welcome, Jen!  I have two girls, ages 6 and 3. ...

Welcome, Jen!  I have two girls, ages 6 and 3.  This is my first year homeschooling.  It has been an adventure.  We are using Oak Meadow this year and I think we'll buy it for next year too.  So we...
Forum: Women's Health   02-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By RavenStar
I took a workshop with several practitioners. ...

I took a workshop with several practitioners.  We learned self-care.  As part of the workshop, we received an individual session.  It was amazing.  I really appreciate learning the self-care.  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By RavenStar
CrunchyMamal9:  I feel the same way about the...

CrunchyMamal9:  I feel the same way about the things you mentioned.  I want to be part of her life, I love the flexibility and life learning.  Thanks for responding!
 
Smokering:  I hear you about...
Forum: Women's Health   02-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By RavenStar
Thank you everyone for your insight!   ...

Thank you everyone for your insight!
 
Viola, so interesting that bananas and avocado are related to latex.  Thank you for the link!
 
bmcneal:  That is the same as my father-in-law.  He gets...
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