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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By heidi_m
Chloe'sMama has the doc I wish I'd had.  Our...

Chloe'sMama has the doc I wish I'd had.  Our second baby was 8 lbs 3 oz at birth and didn't maintain her percentile.  At seven months she had dropped to about 10th and our doctor wanted us to check...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By heidi_m
We used the octagonal fishy pool for our first...

We used the octagonal fishy pool for our first home water birth (in 2006).  Would have used it again if we could have found it - it was great, I am 5'8" and there was plenty of room for both my hubs...
Forum: Homebirth   01-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by sattygirl99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sattygirl99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15008033)
But he did ask for articles, books and...
Forum: June 2010   09-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By heidi_m
Definitely have had the cramps here. I wish...

Definitely have had the cramps here. I wish someone had told me that with my first! I kept expecting to see AF any day. Actually this time took us the better part of a year (our first three were...
Forum: Homebirth   09-22-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By heidi_m
I voted pool, but I had a home water birth with...

I voted pool, but I had a home water birth with a blowup fishy pool in the kitchen when we lived on Long Island. It was awesome - plenty of room even for my husband to be in the pool with me. I...
Forum: June 2010   09-22-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,750
Posted By heidi_m
Hey Ladies! Happy to be here... this baby has...

Hey Ladies! Happy to be here... this baby has taken awhile to conceive (at least given our track record) so I am REALLY excited!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif Congrats to...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Sileree...

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Originally Posted by Sileree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13723835)
Quote:
"Continued refusal after adequate...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By heidi_m
LOTS of peroxide to wash out a puncture wound,...

LOTS of peroxide to wash out a puncture wound, as well as letting it bleed for a bit, should eliminate any possibility of tetanus. Further, what is the likelihood that the dog that bit you actually...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By heidi_m
I agree about not giving her anything, but would...

I agree about not giving her anything, but would definitely give her probiotics and try to pay attention to her nutrient intake to make sure that when she can have more and good stuff, she can get...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-07-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,219
Posted By heidi_m
Our youngest is our only completely vax-free...

Our youngest is our only completely vax-free child. Our oldest was vaxed the longest, through age three. She definitely gets sick more often than the other two, but I also think that nutrition plays...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Amila...

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Originally Posted by Amila http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13718589)
If this wasn't so disturbing I might be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By heidi_m
GREAT link, THANKS!!...

GREAT link, THANKS!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif None of my kids have had jaundice at all so it's a totally unexplored territory for me, been Googling all afternoon...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By heidi_m
My BFF had her fifth baby back in July; she's...

My BFF had her fifth baby back in July; she's now eight weeks old and still appears jaundiced, although it's less than it was at birth. All of her babies have had some jaundice, but they had all...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By heidi_m
Well, really, I think it would be debatable...

Well, really, I think it would be debatable whether CP is actually a biohazard? And since my kids didn't get it, and it turns out now that the mom thinks maybe hers didn't either, I guess no crime...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By heidi_m
FWIW none of the kids ever got the pox....

FWIW none of the kids ever got the pox. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif See ya Monday Kate! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Television   08-05-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 33,654
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by Shenjall...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shenjall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11767878)
Years ago he played Lujack on guiding light...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By heidi_m
Hey all... I am the cousin in question, LOL! ...

Hey all... I am the cousin in question, LOL!

I too doubt the lollies will work, but a local mama's kids have the pox for sure and some of us decided to give it a shot since we couldn't make it...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,865
Posted By heidi_m
Hey bamsmom... haven't you had really great luck...

Hey bamsmom... haven't you had really great luck treating that cyst with Tea Tree Oil?

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Forum: Vaccinations   07-24-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By heidi_m
WOW, Gitti!! I totally miss being around here...

WOW, Gitti!! I totally miss being around here these days... and it's because of posts like yours! That was GREAT, very well said.

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By heidi_m
It would be pretty easy for them to begin by...

It would be pretty easy for them to begin by taking a look at Amish children as well as the HomeFirst (http://www.homefirst.com/) practice in Chicagoland. I can't remember if it's on the site or in...
Forum: Measles, Mumps, & Rubella   06-15-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,389
Posted By heidi_m
I had measles when I was 13; I don't remember it...

I had measles when I was 13; I don't remember it being any big deal, just a fever and some spots, really. Everything I've seen from Mendelsohn, Tenpenny, etc leaves me feeling like measles is...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-15-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By heidi_m
I've thought about it since all the discussion...

I've thought about it since all the discussion about "greening" them has come up. I don't believe we'd change our non-vaxing stance simply because we don't fear the vast majority of diseases that...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-15-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By heidi_m
Not to mention tetanus is anaerobic, so if...

Not to mention tetanus is anaerobic, so if there's a deep puncture wound then a couple of good dousings with peroxide would likely kill any tetanus that happened to be around (and that's pretty...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-07-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,863
Posted By heidi_m
I'm so sorry, Megan!...

I'm so sorry, Megan! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif Hang in there and know you are doing the best thing for your child! Would it help things with your ILs to tell them you...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-27-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By heidi_m
Quote: Originally Posted by attachedmamaof3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by attachedmamaof3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10867790)
1) Fire the ped. Don't walk, run.
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