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    You absolutely can have a vaginal birth. They key...

    You absolutely can have a vaginal birth. They key is finding a provider that has experience and is supportive and who doesn't place a lot of conditions on you. You can absolutely breastfeed too. The...
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    I have breastfed 7 children for a total of about...

    I have breastfed 7 children for a total of about 8 years. 18 months of that was breastfeeding twins. In all that time I have never experienced a man or teenage boy leering at me in anyway, ever, not...
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    Well, there is evidence that women in general are...

    Well, there is evidence that women in general are better able to multi-task than than men. It has to do with how we process things. I know that the testing we have to do to qualify for employment as...
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    You can go to ICAN's website or your local ICAN...

    You can go to ICAN's website or your local ICAN website. You can also call the hospital and talk to a charge nurse or whoever teaches childbirth classes there or in your area. Doulas in your area...
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    I also get migraines now quite often. I used to...

    I also get migraines now quite often. I used to get them once every 3-4 months. Now I get them 3-4 times a month. Sometimes I'll have one for 4-5 days at a time. I'm getting ready to go to the doctor...
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    Prior to my tubal ligation I had light periods...

    Prior to my tubal ligation I had light periods that lasted barely 3 days and they were every 28 days on the dot. I had no ovulation pain, no cramping, no PMS symptoms at all. After my tubal ligation,...
  7. We don't vaccinate ourselves or our kids. My kids...

    We don't vaccinate ourselves or our kids. My kids had reactions to the DTaP when we were vaccinating which is what made us stop. We have never had flu shots and we have never had the flu. My kids...
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    Have you considered therapy. It sounds like he...

    Have you considered therapy. It sounds like he has more going on than just a lack of patience. My dh gets impatient with the kids when he is stressed at work or about money, but he is very open to...
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    I'm sorry that they had to see that. I agree with...

    I'm sorry that they had to see that. I agree with just answering honestly and age appropriately. Don't elaborate unless they specifically ask. We are dealing with a dead pet today. We have lost other...
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    Why are you obligated to put yourself and your...

    Why are you obligated to put yourself and your kids out so that they can "see" you and them? If they want to see your kids, they know where to find yall. Sorry but I don't believe in making myself or...
  11. This is new to me. Vada is friends with some of...

    This is new to me. Vada is friends with some of her teachers on facebook and so am I. She's a senior this year. I'm not sure what is inappropriate about it. They also text her and us to remind her...
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    Well, I guess I don't buy into the every kid is...

    Well, I guess I don't buy into the every kid is different. Crying it out is just not acceptable to me to practice with an infant. There's very convincing evidence that it has a negative impact on...
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    I'm sorry. This makes me angry at your peds. The...

    I'm sorry. This makes me angry at your peds. The first reaction should have been taken seriously. Fwiw, DTaP was the likely culprit, and the pertussis and tetanus part of those shots are usually what...
  14. A majority of my kids have problems with tags. So...

    A majority of my kids have problems with tags. So does my husband. I always had issues with sock seams. My kids have a lot of sensory issues with textures, some of it is restricted to clothing, but...
  15. Well, I was in your same position a year ago....

    Well, I was in your same position a year ago. Only maybe more so. Anakin's birthday is in August after school starts but before the September 1st cutoff. At 4 years old he wasn't even potty trained....
  16. You could also consider an airedale. My mother...

    You could also consider an airedale. My mother has one, and she's very sweet. She just had her first litter of puppies.
  17. Thread: Vax info

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    We used to vax on schedule but there were certain...

    We used to vax on schedule but there were certain ones we didn't get. Then we had some medical problems and our doctor recommended a delayed schedule. Then we had more issues with reactions so we...
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    In my experience, kids model parent behavior....

    In my experience, kids model parent behavior. Talking and role playing with your kids can make a great impact on how they treat others.
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    I know women with this who have had healthy...

    I know women with this who have had healthy pregnancies usually with a regimen of folic acid and baby aspirin.
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    Poll: Yes, as long as no other kids are playing on the...

    Yes, as long as no other kids are playing on the slide. I have never had an issue with the kids not being able to discern when it's acceptable and not acceptable.
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    I think you should introduce him to nursing by...

    I think you should introduce him to nursing by showing him how it works. Show him that milk comes out and baby latches on and that's how you feed the baby, but that why you are around people you like...
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    Moira had silent reflux so she didn't spit up,...

    Moira had silent reflux so she didn't spit up, but she outgrew it by 4 months. All my boys had problems with spitting up a lot of their feeds, but they were huge gainers too. They all outgrew it by...
  23. Thread: Night terrors

    by MaryJane
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    It sounds like the change of scenery has...

    It sounds like the change of scenery has disrupted her normal sleep patterns. Being overtired is what they suspect is the primary cause of night terrors and all her other behavior points to being...
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    I'm a major neat freak. The only part of my house...

    I'm a major neat freak. The only part of my house that is consistently messy is the kids' bedrooms and they're all upstairs so I don't fret over them too much, but they make me physically ill to be...
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    It sounds normal. He could be going through a...

    It sounds normal. He could be going through a growth spurt a little early. He might just be using all he's eating and wanting to cluster feed.
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