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Forum: Vaccinations   06-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By firewoman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356252/interesting-read-on-aluminum-in-vaccines#post_17021494)...
Forum: Women's Health   06-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By firewoman
I have five children ranging in age from 14...

I have five children ranging in age from 14 years to almost three years.  The oldest 2 have had the chicken pox vaccine but the youngest three are completely unvaccinated.  A family friend recently...
Forum: Toddler Health   07-08-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,262
Posted By firewoman
Hopeandfaith-I'm so, so sorry about everything...

Hopeandfaith-I'm so, so sorry about everything that you, your husband and Jake are going through.  Does his blood disorder have a name?  I'm so happy to hear he doesn't have leukemia, but I know...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,665
Posted By firewoman
To the OP: I want you to know that you are not...

To the OP: I want you to know that you are not the first and certainly won't be the last to feel this way.  I think we have all been there.  No one can fully understand what it means to be a wife...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-14-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By firewoman
So you have more than one parent upset that your...

So you have more than one parent upset that your daughter hasn't been vaccinated with Menactra?  Do they understand there is a contraindication for your daughter because of her latex sensitivity?
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Forum: Homebirth   05-25-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By firewoman
My last birth was covered after I obtained an...

My last birth was covered after I obtained an out of network exception.  I had a BCBS Anthem Point of Service plan that had three tiers of coverage: HMO, PPO and out of network.  With the out of...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By firewoman
Lovely!

Lovely!
Forum: Women's Health   05-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By firewoman
Let me just say that in regards to calculating...

Let me just say that in regards to calculating BMI, the chart is flawed.  My kids are not in any way overweight but according to the charts at my doctors office, they are.  The chart does not take...
Forum: Women's Health   05-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By firewoman
They may suggest she receive the Gardasil...

They may suggest she receive the Gardasil vaccine at age 10.  When I took my daughter in at age 9 they wanted to administer it. 
 
The vision and hearing test is very similar to how they tested...
Forum: Homebirth   05-11-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,730
Posted By firewoman
  Quote: And my personal pet peeve:  how can...


Quote: And my personal pet peeve:  how can birth centers be acceptably safe but homebirth be unsafe by definition.  If you have appropriate back-up facilities in close proximity to your home,...
Forum: Women's Health   05-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By firewoman
PF is the worst!  I stretched, rolled my foot on...

PF is the worst!  I stretched, rolled my foot on bottles and iced it.  I also did use anti-inflammatories when it really flared up.  When I began using good support shoes (Danskos) all the time...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-27-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,522
Posted By firewoman
If you labored and delivered your baby with only...

If you labored and delivered your baby with only an IV, you can count yourself 100% natural in my book.

 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-26-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By firewoman
Hi!  I live in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area...

Hi!  I live in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area and also have five children!  We have lived here since 1996 but are native to Southern California.  Out children have attended a local private school...
Forum: Women's Health   04-24-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By firewoman
First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy...

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy and I'm sorry for your loss.  I have had tow miscarriages and I attribute the first one to very wonky thyroid levels. I take cytomel (a synthetic T-3)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By firewoman
You can try a super green drink like this:...

You can try a super green drink like this: https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38&cid=13  I use the Superfood Plus powder mixed with water and my 4 year old...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-20-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By firewoman
Just post introducing yourself and then post in...

Just post introducing yourself and then post in reply to others after that.  You can also post asking questions to see if anyone is having a similar experience to yours.  In my due date club they...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-20-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By firewoman
Welcome and congrats on your first baby!  From...

Welcome and congrats on your first baby!  From my experience, things with the job will fall into place the way that they need, too.  Not saying your DH is going to land his dream job before baby is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By firewoman
Oh mama!  I'm glad she is alright and that...

Oh mama!  I'm glad she is alright and that nothing was seriously wrong with her.  I remember that first time my oldest got hurt.  We only had her then and her lips were very swollen and I thought...
Forum: Toddler Health   04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,262
Posted By firewoman
Oh my goodness!  I'm so excited to have found...

Oh my goodness!  I'm so excited to have found someone else that has been through this, although I know it was hard and would not wish the stress on anyone.  I'm glad TEC is all that was wrong with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,209
Posted By firewoman
I think as long as they are comfortable and are...

I think as long as they are comfortable and are actually sleeping they should be allowed to continue sleeping together until they don't want to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-14-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By firewoman
Even without other indicators of teeth, I would...

Even without other indicators of teeth, I would assume this is a teething issue.  All of my kids went through a little biting phase like this.  I just kept my finger at the ready to stick in there...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By firewoman
I suffer from plantar fasciitis and the shoes...

I suffer from plantar fasciitis and the shoes that worked best to heal it up were Danskos.  They are amazing.  My foot is better now and when I'm on my feet all day I sometimes have flare ups (I'm a...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By firewoman
It is cool right now.  San Diego isn't a...

It is cool right now.  San Diego isn't a particularly hot place.  Even in the sun, this time of year is breezy and cool.  I agree with the idea of layering.  It will be cooler by the coast and in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By firewoman
My daughter won't sleep in her room because she...

My daughter won't sleep in her room because she said there is a ghost on the ceiling.  I was in there laying in the bed with my younger daughter and she started pointing at the ceiling, too.  There...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By firewoman
For thyroid I like Ioderol.  Can't help you with...

For thyroid I like Ioderol.  Can't help you with a supp for the adrenals, though I think supporting them in your situation is important.
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