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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-19-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By OMama
Can someone share with me what I should say...

Can someone share with me what I should say during an upcoming IEP meeting so my son can get more therapy at school? How helpful would it be to have a letter from one of his doctors? His needs are...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-14-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By OMama
I'm headed in this direction myself....

I'm headed in this direction myself. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Two books that I have, but have not yet read are:
Mothering the New Mother and Nurturing the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-13-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By OMama
I know this thread was from a little while back,...

I know this thread was from a little while back, but I would be really interested too in seeing any links to studies that argue a causal relationship between the consumption of certain foods (i.e....
Forum: Allergies   09-13-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By OMama
mostly subbing, but I just wanted to add that my...

mostly subbing, but I just wanted to add that my understanding is that sometimes with bronchitis there can be a bacterial component and that may be the reason for the antibiotics. we have been...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-08-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By OMama
Good question leurMaman!...

Good question leurMaman! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

What I wonder about is whether or not to share with a mom if I am feeling a little under the weather and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By OMama
Thanks KimPM for those links/suggestions. Our...

Thanks KimPM for those links/suggestions. Our library only has electronic copies of Stress Free Potty Training, but I read several sections and it was really helpful. We are starting with naked time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-03-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By OMama
My son is about 3.75 years old and has...

My son is about 3.75 years old and has delays/disabilities related to damage to part of his brain. He is not yet walking independently.

He talks about peeing and pooping a lot and pretends to do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,967
Posted By OMama
DS is 3.5 YO and has intermittent strabismus...

DS is 3.5 YO and has intermittent strabismus (eye turns inward and upwards) and nystagmus (eye rapidly flickers on occasion). We have been seeing an ophthalmologist at our Childrens Hospital who has...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By OMama
Mostly subbing here . . . DS has...

Mostly subbing here . . .

DS has intermittent strabismus and nystagmus. He wears bifocals (when I can get him to keep them on!) and we are considering vision therapy.

Patching and glasses can...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-09-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By OMama
Thanks all for the great responses! There is...

Thanks all for the great responses! There is much for me to think about here.

At our initial meeting I could tell that I already wanted to go deeper with this couple, but they are not interested...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-05-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By OMama
I was recently hired by clients for a VBAC. It...

I was recently hired by clients for a VBAC. It will be my first! I am excited and of course want to do an excellent job for them. It is also a planned HBAC. I feel confident in my doula skills...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,940
Posted By OMama
I want to welcome you too Rhonda! Often...

I want to welcome you too Rhonda!

Often some of the hardest times are when you first get a diagnosis. I hope you do have support.

I agree too about leg braces and therapy being really helpful....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By OMama
Does anyone have any suggestions to share? DS is...

Does anyone have any suggestions to share? DS is 3YO and has delays related to issues with his cerebellum. He does not yet walk and has limited language abilities and fine motor challenges too. He...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By OMama
I loved this! Rachel Coleman rocks! She is my...

I loved this! Rachel Coleman rocks! She is my new hero. I especially loved this quote: " 'So when Rachel’s trainer asked why she wanted to get fit, Rachel responded, “I don’t need to be skinny. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By OMama
We were told to give singulair to 5.5 YO DD for...

We were told to give singulair to 5.5 YO DD for cough-variant asthma, but after doing research I had some serious concerns about it. Interestingly for the last month or so her cough has been fully...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,004
Posted By OMama
Hey everyone! We just got back from a...

Hey everyone!

We just got back from a recent trip to Maui (where I'm from) and are settling back in.

Just wanted to say as well that we love the Klesick family farm as well. We don't get...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,012
Posted By OMama
Hi all. I've been out of the loop for sometime,...

Hi all. I've been out of the loop for sometime, but it is interesting that this thread had resurfaced because we actually just schedule for Finn to do this therapy starting at the end of March. We...
Forum: Women's Health   01-04-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By OMama
Thanks again all! Rachelle -- I really...

Thanks again all!

Rachelle -- I really appreciate your lengthy and thoughtful response. By any chance do you have access to those studies you were referring too? I don't even know where to start...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By OMama
Thanks again for all the suggestions. I will...

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I will continue to research and figure it out. I put in one call already to one of our doctors and will be calling the other later on today. I want to know what...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-04-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By OMama
We may be up for that too! It's tricky for me...

We may be up for that too! It's tricky for me now since I've got two kids in school and weekly therapy for one of them. But keep us posted! Kenmore would be great too since we live in Bothell.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,160
Posted By OMama
Thanks for starting the thread and Happy 2010 to...

Thanks for starting the thread and Happy 2010 to all!

I've been out of the loop for sometime as well, but I hope to jump back in. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By OMama
Thanks for the response Momily. I just posted...

Thanks for the response Momily. I just posted here and refer to several of the things you mentioned.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...1#post14877996...
Forum: Women's Health   01-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By OMama
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. ...

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it.

I'm still so confused. One of our doctors (our family MD) told me that new studies have come out that have shown it makes no difference in the long term...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By OMama
Those are great questions! I've been curious...

Those are great questions! I've been curious about it too -- from a personal standpoint and as a potential resource to share with my clients. Unfortunately, I can't answer your questions, but I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-03-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By OMama
Welcome CoyoteMomma and congratulations on your...

Welcome CoyoteMomma and congratulations on your pregnancy! It sounds like you've already gotten a lot of great suggestions. I just wanted to add as well that most of the time there is a monthly...
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