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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-11-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By macha10
I know a source of chicken pox, and I would...

I know a source of chicken pox, and I would really like to have my three-year-old exposed to it. I also have a 14 month old. Do you think she is too young to get the chicken pox? I am really having...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-17-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By macha10
I am in Ohio too, and I wrote for "reasons of...

I am in Ohio too, and I wrote for "reasons of conscience, per Ohio Revised Code #...."
on the opt-out form
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-12-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By macha10
We see a family doc. (I had a homebirth). He...

We see a family doc. (I had a homebirth). He never gives us a problem about not vaxing, never asks about it, and probably prefers that we don't. We usually take the kids in a month late and then...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-09-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By macha10
Hi everyone, I have a 4-month-old, and would...

Hi everyone,
I have a 4-month-old, and would really like to go back to Weight Watchers. Breastfeeding is NOT helping me lose weight like everyone says. I am 50 lbs overweight, and I am hungry all...
Forum: Diapering   01-18-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By macha10
I need advice...please help...

I need advice...please help http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I am preparing new prefolds for the new baby, and I don't remember how to do it. I know they should be washed several...
Forum: January 2011   01-08-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By macha10
I can't advise on the shoulder dystocia part....

I can't advise on the shoulder dystocia part. But I do know that late ultrasounds are not very often accurate for determining size of baby. He could actually be 7 lbs or something normal. I also am...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-07-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,895
Posted By macha10
Here's how this issue boils down for me. In the...

Here's how this issue boils down for me. In the grand scheme of things, I don't care if this Wakefield guy falsified data. I don't care if the study was good. I don't even care if vaccines...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-17-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By macha10
My SIL and cousin lent me a bunch of maternity...

My SIL and cousin lent me a bunch of maternity clothes, which is wonderful. Unfortunately they smell like strongly perfumed detergent. I use 7th generation, planet or some other clean/natural...
Forum: Homebirth   08-10-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,885
Posted By macha10
I go to my MW until 36 weeks. For every visit...

I go to my MW until 36 weeks. For every visit after, she comes to my house http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By macha10
I have a lot of questions today - sorry! I...

I have a lot of questions today - sorry!

I am confused about due dates...big surprise. It's sort of hypothetical, because the different ways to calculate don't result in very different dates. And...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By macha10
No, I have no knowledge that the OB does require...

No, I have no knowledge that the OB does require the internal. I wasn't sure if this was a standard practice. My last pregnancy, a different OB did one the first visit, but come to think of it she...
Forum: January 2011   07-06-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By macha10
I am 10-11 weeks pregnant and have definitely...

I am 10-11 weeks pregnant and have definitely lost a few pounds due to my annoying morning sickness. And now that insurance has refused to pay for more Zofran until July 21st, we will see what I can...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By macha10
Hello all, I am about 10-11 weeks pregnant,...

Hello all,

I am about 10-11 weeks pregnant, and have my first visit with my OB today. I am actually doing a homebirth, so he is backup/parallel care (is there a difference?).

First question. I...
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By macha10
Thanks for the help. I think it's more that I...

Thanks for the help.
I think it's more that I didn't ask the right questions, or don't remember what they said. I know that neither of them would risk me out just for high BP on it's own.
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By macha10
Good question. She may be talking about...

Good question. She may be talking about controlling it before it happens. I am just so scared of not getting my homebirth. I guess I need to be positive.
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By macha10
I am currently deciding between two midwives for...

I am currently deciding between two midwives for my homebirth.

I would probably prefer the first one, but she says you risk out if you have pre-clampsia. The second one would still work with you,...
Forum: January 2011   06-30-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By macha10
I am sorry you are feeling so badly. I am in the...

I am sorry you are feeling so badly. I am in the same boat. I am always nauseous or feeling like I will throw up. And I am tired, tired, tired. Being nauseous is the worst feeling ever, I know.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By macha10
Forgive me if this has been mentioned before. I...

Forgive me if this has been mentioned before. I just get so angry when I see this adult pertussis vaccine ad on TV. Give me a break. So now we have to get the vaccine for ourselves as well as our...
Forum: Dental   05-26-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,229
Posted By macha10
Thanks for the replies everyone. I decided to...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I decided to see another dentist and he has suggested pulling it. This makes me feel better, as this is what my gut was telling me to do.

New problem - I am now...
Forum: January 2011   05-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,352
Posted By macha10
I am pregnant with my second, and will be having...

I am pregnant with my second, and will be having a homebirth. Had a unmedicated hospital birth with my first, that went well, but horrible post-partum stay. I am ecstatic about having a homebirth...
Forum: Dental   04-28-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,229
Posted By macha10
Hi everyone. I would appreciate everyone's input...

Hi everyone. I would appreciate everyone's input on this, as I am going crazy worrying about what to do http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I had a root canal done a few...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,662
Posted By macha10
The hospital did in fact call CPS on us for...

The hospital did in fact call CPS on us for threatening to sign the baby out AMA (they said we did sign DS out AMA, but we didn't end up doing so), signing myself out AMA, and the fact they knew we...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By macha10
Quote: I also doubt that she things "looking...

Quote:
I also doubt that she things "looking at the babies" is what the u/s are for. More likely, it is her way of coping with the very real risks associated with a triplet pregnancy and the fact...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By macha10
I guess I figured it would be normal, but why is...

I guess I figured it would be normal, but why is this necessary? Crazy to me. And having to fight for just one ultrasound is one of many reasons why I am having a homebirth (with a midwife who is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By macha10
Just a question I am curious about. A friend of...

Just a question I am curious about. A friend of mine is having triplets. She is at 14 weeks 5 days and has already had at least 5 ultrasounds. Is this normal for a multiple birth? I know it's more...
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