These are the articles and features in issue 147 that you may rate:
- A Quiet Place: A Birth Renaissance (Peggy O'Mara's Editorial)
- Your Letters
- On Being a Parenting Original
- Fall of the Fairies
- Dumping Disposable Diapers
- The ABCs of Going Cloth
- Evading the Evidence
- Masking Maternal Mortality
- Ban the Bags
- Fresh First Foods
- Strokes of Genius
- Living Treasure
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I am going to cd our newest arrival (edd 7/28/08) and I am quite the novice. Both of the articles (Dumping Disposable Diapers and the ABCs of going cloth) were fantastic!!! I feel much more informed and not nearly as nervous about going cloth.
Thank you for a wonderful magazine!!! : I wish I would have found this when my first three were born!!
I cried reading that article...and now I want to do something about it...but have no clue on where to start. I wish Ina May Gaskin would have given sources/places/people to contact to push for demanding better post partum care for mothers (mainly hospital birthing mothers as they are sent home and no one looks in on them...and no appts to see a doctor are set until 6-8 weeks later).
It was a very informative article...and extremely sad, and extremely angering...but extremely needed.
I also liked the cloth diapering one...I need to get some more cloth diapers for my son.
Evading the Evidence by David Kirby was also a very good read.
In fact, I rarely pick up a Mothering Mag that isn't loaded with good articles.
I plan to refuse the free bag and will include it in my birthplan. I never realized how harmful they really are to nursing mothers or their "real" cost. Thanks Mothering!
The maternal mortality article by Ina May Gaskin was fascinating.
My favorites were:
# Evading the Evidence
# Masking Maternal Mortality
# Ban the Bags
The Maternal Mortality article was very disturbing. I went to bed that night imagining the baby's cries as the mother could not help, and the fear she must as felt once she realized what was happening. It's absolutely appalling, and the article brought so much to light.
The Fairys article was so sweet.....just nicely written and touching.
Being a Parenting Original was also great, but a quick read.
I had never thought about the Formula Bags, and actually looked forward to getting my "free" diaper bag when I had my second....never connected the dots. And imagine, we supplimented with GoodStart with DS because that was our bag, and Emfamil with DD, again, what was in our bag...I feel like such a sucker!
And finally, I enjoyed the Birth Renaissance editorial, especially as someone getting ready to birth in a birth center with midwives after two hospital births.
Mothering Magazine just validates me in so many ways! I love it!
The Mother Mortality article was disturbing because of the dead baby at the start of it. I would have liked to have been warned about that so I could have avoided reading that part. As it was, I was unable to finish the article because I was too disturbed. I actually have avoided this issue after reading that. I know it's important information, and this poor woman and her child should be remembered. But I would really have appreciated knowing what was in there before reading it, and I can't be the only one.
Other than that, great issue.
The Cloth Diaper articles were well written and concise, and I love trying to guess what was hanging on the "clothesline" in the pics.
"Fall of the Fairies" made me cry, and debate with a friend whether or not we would have said the same thing to a child.
I would have liked some information about "baby-led solids" included in the "First Fresh Foods" article. I'm not interested in doing purees.
All in all, another fantastic read from Mothering. (I'm so happy to get this magazine)
DCP to 1 busy munchkin! and a CRST too!
I enjoyed the diapering article as I use cloth diapers with my little one. However, I was really disappointed that there was no mention of Elimination Communication, which I feel is a great way to use cloth diapers and to harmonize and bond with your baby, as well as enabling us to use fewer resources. I would really like to see an article about EC in Mothering Magazine and I'm surprised there hasn't been one yet, as it seems to be very much in line with the overall philosophy of the magazine.
Other than the diaper article, I loved the whole issue especially the hospital bags one and the one by Ina.
More more more ! I love mothering however it's always too short. Can't mothering have an extra large issue once a year ( or more ? ) Always informative and an interesting read.
With the cloth diapers coming to 'mainstream' I'm surprised by how many people don't know about them and assume it's still done exclusively with flats/prefold and plastic pants. I'm also surprised by how almost ALL disposable users do not know to put solid waste into the toilet. I am a cloth diaper user and retailer and even I was so EXCITED to read every word in this article. I even loved that the cover photo was a baby in a cloth cover that was USED not a brand spankin' new one...it had the cute fresh from the washer fuzzies on it.
I was also brought to tears with the stories of the poor woman who died so soon after experiencing the best time of their life. I am still saddened that they died when they didn't have to ... but I try to see the light in the fact that they made it to the end of the pregnancy and they had what little time they did with their babies and got to gaze into their eyes. I recently watched The Business of Being Born and after watching that and the store in magazine I really do fear for the woman of the US.
Ban the Bags--RIGHT on. I received SOOOO many free gifts after having my son 6 weeks ago it was insane. BUT I have to say though that my bag was missing formula samples AND the coupons---they removed that as I told them I was going to breastfeed EXCLUSIVELY and the hospital does support that. I wonder though if had I not said that if I would have gone home with a few more pounds of 'free' gifts.
I'd love it if my local hospital started giving out the Mothering magazine gift bags instead.
Also--I'd love to see something new with all the concern with plastics in baby products. I haven't seen the other recent issues before the cloth one so I'm not sure if this was covered but it's something very confusing with all the plastic types and how everything seems to be plastic...and suggestions for affordable alternatives like bamboo bowls and stainless steel cups
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Dumping Disposable Diapers
The ABCs of Going Cloth
On Being a Parenting Original
And "Fall of the Fairies" made me smile.
I also like the cloth diaper article. I just wish it came out a few months earlier when we were learning about cloth diapers for our new DD. I had no idea there were so many out there!!
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breastfeeding,cosleeping, non vax,no circ,and nature loving family!
As far as this issue specifically I enjoyed "A quiet place" because as a Doula I think it is so important for the issue of unnecessary cesareans to be talked about.
If I didn't already know so much about cloth diapering I think this issue would have been amazingly helpful in motivating me to give it a try, so I was glad to see this article since it may help people who are wanting to make the switch. The information given about cloth diapering was very thorough.
The Ban the Bags article was great!
My favorite articles were "Living Treasure" and "Evading the Evidence".
I always love reading Peggy's articles and it's the first place I go to every time.
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