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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-24-2015, 06:07 AM
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Views: 276
Posted By lalalovely
elder berry question

I bought a bag of dried elderberries to make a syrup to have on hand for winter and flu season. I noticed some of the berries were not as dark as others, and some very tiny twigs like the part...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-14-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By lalalovely
Neomycin

I recently discovered that my son and I are "allergic" to neomycin (and by allergic, I mean that it caused contact dermatitis when used topically on a wound). The CDC says that if I were to have a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By lalalovely
I drink them, and this is what I use: bit of...

I drink them, and this is what I use:

bit of placenta (I divide it into about 7-10 pieces)
1 banana
2 handfuls of strawberries
1/2 cup yogurt
enough orange juice to blend it all

you can...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By lalalovely
lochia question

I am five days postpartum with my third child. I have had bleeding problems in the past, but my midwife gave me herbal tinctures after the birth and prevented hemorrhage.

I was resting very...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   11-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,650
Posted By lalalovely
I had mine yesterday A boy! :grin::grin::grin:

I had mine yesterday A boy! :grin::grin::grin:
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By lalalovely
Do you use a detangler? Those can help. What...

Do you use a detangler? Those can help. What about brushing and a secure braid after a bath, or before bed? She could keep the braid in for the whole day if it stayed together well enough. If...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By lalalovely
It sounds like "prelabor" type symptoms. Your...

It sounds like "prelabor" type symptoms. Your body is in the process of getting ready for labor, which can include dilating a few centimeters. The thing about it though, is that it can last for...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By lalalovely
My husband is great at that sort of thing, do you...

My husband is great at that sort of thing, do you think yours can enforce your wishes? It can be really handy to have them around!

I have a birth plan for my home birth as well, my midwife is...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By lalalovely
I have just tested positive, and I am fretting...

I have just tested positive, and I am fretting about it! There must be something we can do to reduce the numbers of the GBS bacteria, or make them go away completely. I am going to request another...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-10-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,894
Posted By lalalovely
I am not high risk, and I am a few weeks ahead of...

I am not high risk, and I am a few weeks ahead of you, both of the other children were born at 42+ weeks and 41+ weeks. I know what being this pregnant feels like, and what you are describing is...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,848
Posted By lalalovely
I just wanted to add that it is not a requirement...

I just wanted to add that it is not a requirement to be vaccinated to receive WIC. They do require lots of paperwork, one being "proof of vaccinations". I don't have that for my children so I give...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By lalalovely
Thanks for the replies, ladies! I am sure that...

Thanks for the replies, ladies! I am sure that some of what I have been getting is nonsense! I do think I may have dropped a little, mostly because of the breathing. Walking up my hundred year old...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By lalalovely
Dropped?

So people are telling me that I've dropped, but I'm not sure I see it. What has everyone else experienced in regards to this?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,690
Posted By lalalovely
I've been following this thread and I want to say...

I've been following this thread and I want to say that I am praying for your son during this difficult time. I wasn't going to contribute to the conversation, but I wanted to let you know, in case...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By lalalovely
I'm with some other posters. I really don't need...

I'm with some other posters. I really don't need much in the way of support until transition, the I'll be laboring alone until that point. What I'll need more is someone to watch my two kids while...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By lalalovely
I've given up on shoes. I wear nothing when I...

I've given up on shoes. I wear nothing when I can, and cheap sandals when I must.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-31-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By lalalovely
I tell my husband and my midwife. No one else...

I tell my husband and my midwife. No one else needs to know I am laboring. I'm too worried someone might show up trying to be "helpful" !
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,070
Posted By lalalovely
black bean burgers!

black bean burgers!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By lalalovely
Have you thought about any ramifications for her...

Have you thought about any ramifications for her if she attends and does not interfere when the medical model would have her? She wouldn't just be a mom attending a birth, she would be a registered...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By lalalovely
I just wanted to chime in and hopefully reassure...

I just wanted to chime in and hopefully reassure you. This is not meant to scare you!
I have had bleeding issues with both of my births. I had one birth in the hospital, the nurse midwife told...
Forum: Parenting   08-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By lalalovely
You're lucky she isn't making YOU pay for the...

You're lucky she isn't making YOU pay for the clothes you ruined.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-26-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By lalalovely
I can't say if it is a postpartum mood thing for...

I can't say if it is a postpartum mood thing for sure, but I know that I went through a similar experience after having my children. I found relief in talking about it with someone, especially...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By lalalovely
Aw, that is so exciting for the two of you to be...

Aw, that is so exciting for the two of you to be moving into your own places! I am feeling a bit of pressure to make the move now, but if I am honest with myself, right now is not the time. A job...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By lalalovely
Moving BEFORE baby comes?

So we have been consider a long distance move for a while now, and we may get the chance pretty soon, but with only 2-3 months left to my pregnancy, I am feeling like now is not a good time to move. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By lalalovely
Remember, whatever you wear in the tub may have...

Remember, whatever you wear in the tub may have to be changed if it gets wet. Now I am not trying to change your mind about anything, and you know yourself better than I do. I am a very modest...
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