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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-03-2013, 08:26 AM
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Posted By diannadawn
Hi fellow travelers, We have decided to delay...

Hi fellow travelers,
We have decided to delay until teenagehood for most of the vaccines (tho we did tetanus for a deep cut). 3 of our 4 children (ages 3,7,11) had a fever for a couple of days,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Yea, I am inclined to agree with Smithie here....

Yea, I am inclined to agree with Smithie here. Yes, I believe that some people can parent with mental illness. That said, I don't think this is one of those situations. CPS has told her that they...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
I have put a lot of thought into the necessary...

I have put a lot of thought into the necessary steps that I will take as a doula. I feel confident that I can advocate for mom and baby both (as far as health, explaining options and what is going...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Another quick comment - we were completely open...

Another quick comment - we were completely open to working with CPS, they actually recommended that this be handled privately because of mom's situation. We all felt good about this step because we...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Thanks for all of your concerns. Let me clarify....

Thanks for all of your concerns. Let me clarify. This mom has an advocate. She has met with 2 different social workers several times from their county who the mom feels comfortable with. Each step...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Hey all, Thanks again for the thoughts. I...

Hey all,
Thanks again for the thoughts. I really am going back and forth on the Hep B. The birth family (mom and her parents) feel that some of the psychological issues could be due to vaccinating,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-23-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Thanks for your comments, Smithie. Yes, we are...

Thanks for your comments, Smithie. Yes, we are open to extended family contact. The family is quite loving and is also very respectful of us as the parents of this baby. While I believe your advice...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions,...

Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions, they have been extremely helpful. I have a couple more questions in case anyone has any thoughts:

Queencarr has a good point about the HepB, this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-23-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Thanks for the info - I am okay with the fact...

Thanks for the info - I am okay with the fact that there is a good chance I will be unable to breastfeed exclusively. Thanks mybabysmama, I totally agree that mothering and parenting are so much...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-23-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By diannadawn
Hello all, I have 3 biological children (ages...

Hello all,
I have 3 biological children (ages 9, 6, and 3) and 2 weeks ago we met an expectant mother (and her family) with severe emotional and developmental delays. She is due any day, and they...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-05-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By diannadawn
Hello all, I am currently pregnant with my 3rd...

Hello all,
I am currently pregnant with my 3rd (had #2 at home), and I am looking for a homebirth midwife who can get to south Chicago quickly (last labor was 3 hours). I know the available the...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2002, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By diannadawn
Thanks for the responses. IT ended up being...

Thanks for the responses. IT ended up being nothing serious, but it was a really hard weekend. My friend's instincts told her it was the same virus that her toddler had and the dr. ultimately...
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2002, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By diannadawn
Hello all, I am new here and wanted to see if...

Hello all,
I am new here and wanted to see if any of you have had this experience or would handle it differently.
A good friend of mine had a two week old that developed a low grade fever a couple...
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