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Leigh Fransen
  • Female
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • United States

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Need referrals: family chiropractor, pediatric orthopedist, and pediatric dentist
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joette Sep 24, 2008.

Young girls play group?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mfulk Sep 26, 2008.


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Leigh Fransen left a comment for Jessica Oakley
"Hi Jessica, I JUST noticed the note you left on my page half a year ago. How ridiculous. I really don't think I get my notifications from this site and I don't come here all that often. Please email me: midwife AT carolinamaternity DOT…"
Oct 5, 2009
Leigh Fransen replied to Marnita Causby's discussion HomeBirth Midwives
"Hi Marnita, I have some info that might help. I would be happy to talk to you by phone about your options. My email address is midwife AT carolinamaternity dot com. Send me your phone number and I will call you back. --Leigh (one of the birth…"
Aug 7, 2009
Leigh Fransen replied to Joette's discussion Strawberry picking
"Joette, how did it go at Bushnvine? Looks like we only have a few more days to go, but I really want to get out there!"
May 25, 2009
Leigh Fransen posted a discussion

Please Support the Birth Center! AKA, who likes hockey?

Hi all,A group of midwives (myself included) are working very hard to get a birth center open in our area soon! We just kicked off a fund raiser:http://www.gocheckers.com/fundraisers/#ccmcBuy some tickets to the Charlotte Checkers hockey game on April 4th, and support the birth center! Forward this link to anyone you know who might be interested. We need all the help we can get to spread the word and get these tickets sold!…See More
Mar 17, 2009
Jessica Oakley left a comment for Leigh Fransen
"Hi Leigh. I also saw your UNFI post. We have a UNFI group in Fort Mill. Maybe we could join our groups to get a better discount. We are currently getting 6% off non-sale items. We do pay a $10 (or 10%, whichever is lower) fee on our orders to help…"
Mar 11, 2009
Leigh Fransen replied to Joette's discussion Coffee! in the group Fort Mill And Surrounding Areas
"I can do a weekday evening. Mondays are OK, Wednesdays are good."
Feb 18, 2009
Leigh Fransen left a comment for happyhippimama
"Hey! I know you! :-) Email me at midwife@carolinamaternity.com and I'll put you in touch w/ the coop people."
Feb 14, 2009

Profile Information

What does "holistic" mean to you?
I'm going to be very simplistic here and say that holistic means "healthy" to me. Health can be physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and can mean healthy relationships with others. A holistic life is an examined life, and is healthy on as many of those levels as possible. It can also involve a healthy relationship with our planet and our greater community.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
I've been involved on the fringes of holistic living all my life, but I really got in deep when I became a mom almost 6 years ago.
a little about me
I'm an unschooling mom to two fabulous little girls ages 4 and 6.5. I have been married to a wonderful man for 10 years. I am a midwife. My family and I live in Fort Mill, SC.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
As a midwife, I provide prenatal and postpartum care and attend out-of-hospital births. I teach childbirth education with an emphasis on natural childbirth. I can also provide in-hospital labor support (doula work).

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At 1:06pm on March 31, 2010, Pat said…
Next MNO is Tuesday, the 6th at Bombay Grill in Pineville if you can join us.

Hope you are doing well!

At 5:48pm on October 5, 2009, Pat said…
Had fun yesterday! Sent a new mama to your site today.

We thought we'd head to Ilios Noche on Providence Rd, about 7:30pm tomorrow for the MNO. Any chance you can join us?

At 9:11pm on March 11, 2009, Jessica Oakley said…
Hi Leigh. I also saw your UNFI post. We have a UNFI group in Fort Mill. Maybe we could join our groups to get a better discount. We are currently getting 6% off non-sale items. We do pay a $10 (or 10%, whichever is lower) fee on our orders to help pay for the fuel surcharge, delivery location (Anne Springs Greenway), and website. We have a lot of gluten-free/casein-free members, and we split a lot of cases between the members so that we don't have to individually order a whole case at a time.
At 8:12pm on February 11, 2009, nicole said…
Hi Leigh -- I saw your post for UNFI on the Fort Mill board. I am very interested - God Bless - Nicole
At 11:25pm on January 11, 2009, Pat said…
So glad you could join us on Wednesday. Hope to see you soon!

At 9:45am on November 18, 2008, Pat said…

We have a potluck and bonfire gathering for homeschoolers this weekend. You all are welcome to join us. Let me know if you need details.

At 1:58pm on October 10, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, hope you can join us for the monthly holistic meeting on Wednesday or the family potluck on the 25th!

At 7:24pm on September 22, 2008, Tori said…
Hi, Leigh! :)
I look forward to meeting you. Hopefully sometime soon!

Love the picture of you and your girls. They look like such sweethearts!


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Pamela Fuller replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"Thanks, lots of great ideas we can try. (I am a new member on the yahoo group as of last week.) We also read some information elsewhere about treating with arnica, do you have any experience with that? DH used arnica pellets on Sunday for muscle…"
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Drinking Water Usage for Your Family

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?Please take the survey titled "Drinking Water Usage". Your feedback is important!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N27LDFDThank you for your time.See More
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Poison Ivy

Does anyone have suggestions for relieving poison ivy itch?  I'm new to holistic treatments, and hubby has a small case of what he thinks is poison ivy or oak on face and hands.
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If you observe some safety rules related to foods, kitchen and kitchen appliances, food poisoning will never occur.Most food poisioning effects on body clears up in a few days on its own as their duration is not for very long period. In the case of continued illnessseek medical advice. Children, elders, pregnant women and the personswho use antacids heavily are at more risk of getting food poisioning.The…See More
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