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An article titled Vaccinating
Our Children: A Shot in the Dark can be found at DrWhitaker.com
The following is an excerpt
...a form of mercury
thimerosal was used as a preservative in many of the vaccines given to
infants and young children, including vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza,
diphtheria, tatanus, pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
Congressman Dan Burton (R-Indiana), who spoke before the House committe
on Government Reform's hearing on mercury and medicine last year, knows
just what this poison can do to the delicate brain and nervous system of
a young child: his once-healthy grandson, who was given vaccines for
different diseases in one day, now suffers from autism....
You can read the rest of
the article at
National vaccine information center
This site has alot of continually
information about vaccines,
diseases and how to protect your informed consent rights.
I must warn you though,
if you read the personal accounts of the 4 children on the home page be
prepared to have your heart broke.
This site is a must read
for anyone planning to have their child vaccinated. If you have school
aged children and feel you have no choice, please read the
information on this site
before making that conclusion.
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Birth, Babies and Breastfeeding
"Just as a woman's heart
knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to
pull back from fire, so she
knows when and how to give
birth." -Virginia Di Orio
This page is a portal to tons
of helpful information relating
to all areas of pregnancy, birth,
newborns and breastfeeding.
To try and make this info easy
to find, I have divided the
articles into sections and put
on separate pages.
Here are the page categories
with samplings of their articles:
us your birth stories!
loves birth stories, especially pregnant women!
how encouraging they were to me.
to submit YOUR story!
to read some!
your story right now at the Natural
Natural Women Care
Cloth Menstral Pads
by Kelly Frohnauer
It never failed! That special time
of the month would arrive and I would quickly discover that I had once
again forgot to buy some pads! So off to the store I would have to go,
whether a town trip was in the schedule or not or, much to my dear husbands
chagrin, I would ask him to get some on his way home from work! It was
during one of the those caught off guard times (and Tony had already left
for work!) that I decided to just sit down and make some cloth reusable
pads. It turned out to be so easy that I wondered why I hadn't done it
want the pad to be about 1/4" thick.)
I sandwiched the diaper sections between the flannel sections and zigzagged
through all the layers completely around, as close to the edges as possible.
A serger would be great for this, if you have one (I don't, but hope to
someday!) otherwise, set your zig-zag spacing as close as possible. Trim
close to the outside of your stitching and you're done!
used an old flannel nightgown and a couple of old cloth diapers. (If you
don't have any diapers to use then several layers of flannel will also
work.) Using a disposable pad for a sizing guide, I made a pattern
and cut the flannel and diaper all the same size (see drawing to the left).
For each pad I used 2 sections of flannel and 2 sections of diaper (I used
the thick section from some prefold diapers so if the diapers you use are
thin then add another layer or 2.
I made 6 of these, which has been
adequate for me. You can add another layer or two of diaper if your flow
is heavy. I rarely have a problem with leakage. During the initial heavier
flow I just change pads more frequently. There is also no need to pin or
secure these as the flannel doesn't slide around (if you wear cotton underwear).
To wash, I rinse them out in the sink and then launder with the rest of
the clothing. Machine or line dry.
With minimal supplies and about an
hour of your time you, too, can be prepared each month. Your husband will
really appreciate it!
~~If you are not able to make
your own but wish to have the ease and convenience of cloth, you can buy
them at Earth Baby. You can see the ones that they offer by just
clicking here: www.earthbaby.com/gladrags.html
Below are several websites that offer
cloth menstral pads. Most are WAHM (Work At Home Mom) sites:
For an alternative to tampons try
Keeper. For more information go to:
(c)2002 - Kelly is a WAHM of 5 children.
She has been involved in Midwifery for the past 15 years and has attended
many homebirths. Using natural remedies and herbs has been a way of life
for her and her family for over 22 years now.
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