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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-07-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By ckumelos
Sept 13 had an ultrasound and my midwife called...

Sept 13 had an ultrasound and my midwife called to tell me how sorry she was about my baby.  It had died. 
 
I decided to wait for natural miscarriage, and on Sept 15 my sister called and told me...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ckumelos
Thank you.   

Thank you. 
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ckumelos
I suggest to the moderator that a line be put in...

I suggest to the moderator that a line be put in the forum rules that if you have ever "HIT" your child don't even bother posting here because we will just blame all your child's problems on that.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ckumelos
Yeah, this is why one can't be honest on this...

Yeah, this is why one can't be honest on this forum... The problem is not that I smacked her on the face once for lying and spanked her twice for accidentally kicking me when she threw a tantrum.......
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ckumelos
I don't "hit" her, I smacked her lips when she...

I don't "hit" her, I smacked her lips when she lied to me. 
 
I appreciate the chart and am pretty sure I try those things.
 
The challenges I face are
 
1.  I give her LOTS of choices, about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ckumelos
Hi All,   I am seriously looking for advice,...

Hi All,
 
I am seriously looking for advice, and I have seen many good posts on this forum.
 
I have a 5 yo daughter, 3 yo son, and 1 yo daughter.  My 5 yo currently goes to Montessori from 8-3...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By ckumelos
Hi,  My daughter is enrolled in the Montessori. ...

Hi,  My daughter is enrolled in the Montessori.  I like it, but really don't have any basis for comparison.  I'm not really "in the know" on any public schools as I will not send my children to...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,647
Posted By ckumelos
I checked with the midwifery board and they sent...

I checked with the midwifery board and they sent me their whole list which consisted of two CPM's who've been "licensed" in Wyoming.  One is in Northern Colorado and the other is in southern...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,647
Posted By ckumelos
Hi, I am 8 weeks, and am going to be thoroughly...

Hi, I am 8 weeks, and am going to be thoroughly investigating in the next couple of weeks.  If you are in a hurry.... Karen Wendt and Heidi Stearns both do homebirths in Casper.  Im helping Heidi...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-09-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By ckumelos
I stopped taking zoloft and his bowel movements...

I stopped taking zoloft and his bowel movements went back to once a day. My doctor (not my psychiatrist) told me to take a natural progesterone supplement to equalize my hormones. Hopefully that...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By ckumelos
Despite all the medical professionals agreeing...

Despite all the medical professionals agreeing that Zoloft is safe to take while breastfeeding, I think this may not be true for all mothers and babies.

I am being diagnosed as bi-polar and was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By ckumelos
Yeah, that is true in my state as well.. In my...

Yeah, that is true in my state as well.. In my state Dr.'s licensed in any of the 50 states can sign.

It just seems to me that the publication by the CDC on the vaccine contains the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-29-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By ckumelos
It seems to me, as I am reading up again due to...

It seems to me, as I am reading up again due to propositions to change my state legislation, that simply providing the CDC warning of risks of vaccines should constitute a medical exemption.

Has...
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By ckumelos
Blue Cross usually has many level's of coverage,...

Blue Cross usually has many level's of coverage, so simply asking about Blue Cross won't get you what you need.

I know that my DH's plan does not mention midwives anywhere, but I called and it...
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ckumelos
I have been in both situations. My first HB...

I have been in both situations. My first HB midwife worked from an office, and the one I am using now works out of her home.

There is a marked difference in the "clinical" aspect you speak of....
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,472
Posted By ckumelos
I know in my state the midwives won't accept...

I know in my state the midwives won't accept Medicaid for a few reasons.

1. They need to make a living and can't drop their rates to accomodate the low reimbursement of assistance programs.
2....
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   04-30-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,647
Posted By ckumelos
I am not sure I am supposed to write names of...

I am not sure I am supposed to write names of doctors on this forum. I was transferred by my Certified Nurse Midwife to the Wyoming Medical Center. We called in ahead and had requested that I be...
Forum: Homebirth   04-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By ckumelos
the red raspberry leaf and nettle are good. ...

the red raspberry leaf and nettle are good.
But just for drinking, I spice up my water with a little lemon or lime. I also drink lots of other herbal teas - chamomile, orange spice, ....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By ckumelos
Taking insurance and health care from the state...

Taking insurance and health care from the state is risky business if you want to remain in control of your own health care. Typically, and not all states are the same on this, when you sign the form...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By ckumelos
Yes, they make crap up. They call them...

Yes, they make crap up.

They call them Immunizations in a lot of ads. Your body does the immunizing, not the shot, the shot is a vaccine or a vaccination.
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   02-23-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By ckumelos
I felt the same way bringing my winter baby to a...

I felt the same way bringing my winter baby to a hot humid place.

Make sure to hydrate, definetely. Lotion on the skin will help alleviate some of the itchy dryness. Obviously warm clothing when...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   02-22-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By ckumelos
SF48 passed the Senate this morning 27 to 3!...

SF48 passed the Senate this morning 27 to 3! http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2010/Introduced/SF0048.pdf



* Please contact your Representative and ask them to support SF48 right now! Several...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By ckumelos
Phychology isn't a simple "why is this...

Phychology isn't a simple "why is this happening" most of the time. There are a lot of factors involved that none of us know anything about.

My sister was one of these violent hitting children....
Forum: Activism and News   02-11-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,598
Posted By ckumelos
Boycotting for me has taken a bit of a different...

Boycotting for me has taken a bit of a different turn, but I have done it this way. I graduated as a chemical engineer and had employment opportunities at many big oil companies, pharmaceutical...
Forum: Activism and News   02-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By ckumelos
It is a very interesting argument. I have spent...

It is a very interesting argument. I have spent the past 4 months trying to figure out a way to get married without having the state issue me a license. The state where I live now says all couples...
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