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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-05-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By gdmwtf
Just an update in case this would help anyone...

Just an update in case this would help anyone else. We had him evaluated by a neurodevelopmental specialist. He said he didn't think it was a developmental problem - just a bad habit. He told us to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By gdmwtf
We're going to have him evaluated but have to...

We're going to have him evaluated but have to wait until November to get into a neurologist. Hate the wait.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By gdmwtf
Could you post the link to the quiz for pdd?...

Could you post the link to the quiz for pdd? Thanks!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By gdmwtf
For those of you who've seen similar symptoms in...

For those of you who've seen similar symptoms in your kids - do you think we should have him evaluated? What would be the value of having a diagnosis?

Thanks for your help!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By gdmwtf
My son will be 3 in October. He has always...

My son will be 3 in October. He has always flapped his hands when he's excited about something - and he opens his mouth and breathes quickly and crosses his eyes while flapping. For the past few...
Forum: Parenting   12-02-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By gdmwtf
Maybe it's just because DS (2 years old) sleeps...

Maybe it's just because DS (2 years old) sleeps through the night - but I find myself missing him and our time alone together so much now that I have DD (4 months). But I am starting to love her...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,121
Posted By gdmwtf
I agree that sometimes the BF advocacy can...

I agree that sometimes the BF advocacy can overemphasize things that may vary for some people. I bf'd exclusively for 14 months and my period came back 8 weeks after delivery. So where was my...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-20-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By gdmwtf
I had a wonderful experience with the west sub...

I had a wonderful experience with the west sub midwives and west sub hospital. I didn't have any complications or require any intervention and had a great waterbirth in the ABC. I'm currently seeing...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-15-2006, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By gdmwtf
When I met with Carol Hirschfeld she said 65% of...

When I met with Carol Hirschfeld she said 65% of her patients end up using pain meds. To me, this is not someone committed to facilitating a natural birth.

Ask her how many c-sections, how many...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By gdmwtf
There is "baby paper". Really crinkly paper...

There is "baby paper". Really crinkly paper that's inside a fabric square so they can't eat it but they can rattle it and chew on it. I got some as a gift. Very cool.
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,387
Posted By gdmwtf
Here in Chicago there was just a series of...

Here in Chicago there was just a series of heartbreaking articles in the paper about a boy that was almost killed by pit bulls that went on a rampage attacking several people in their neighborhood...
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdmwtf
I got one. At the hospital where I delivered -...

I got one. At the hospital where I delivered - and then recently at an activity for moms and babies (that I didn't realize was sponsored by Emfamil.)

It was labeled "breastfeeding support...
Forum: Lactivism   06-12-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By gdmwtf
bump for rileysmommy (and for those who...

bump for rileysmommy

(and for those who said it was an "isolated incident" and just "one employee"....
Forum: Lactivism   06-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By gdmwtf
Well, let me turn the question back on you and...

Well, let me turn the question back on you and ask you this:

What is the point of this board? If it's not to point out cases where women feeding their babies are being harassed - and ask that...
Forum: Lactivism   06-01-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By gdmwtf
I'm the original poster. I felt pretty stupid...

I'm the original poster. I felt pretty stupid last night for starting this thread when I was immediately called militant. But the more I think about it - this is a board called "Lactivism". I didn't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-01-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By gdmwtf
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=46...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=461300 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=461300)
Forum: Lactivism   05-31-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By gdmwtf
here's the story I posted and then deleted when...

here's the story I posted and then deleted when I was called militant: (I'll add another reply with my thoughts on that downthread.)


CHICAGO -- A Montgomery, Ill., woman who was breast feeding...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-25-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By gdmwtf
I used Tanya Mchale. She's wonderful and helped...

I used Tanya Mchale. She's wonderful and helped me have the unmedicated birth I wanted. She also helped a friend of mine have an intervention free VBAC!

Google her. She's a hypnobirthing...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-01-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By gdmwtf
yes, i'm in the city - river west - but i'd be...

yes, i'm in the city - river west - but i'd be willing to drive to a suburb/any hospital for a nice, caring, open to natural childbirth-type ob/gyn.

just so devastated that i can't use a midwife...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By gdmwtf
Because of needing insulin for gestational...

Because of needing insulin for gestational diabetes, my midwives can no longer treat me or attend my birth. I'm now scrambling to try to find an ob/gyn who will support my desires for birth with...
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