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  • Problem responding to posts?

    Problem responding to posts?....I seem to be unable to repsond to any posts in the "message" field, anyone else having issues?
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 01-11-2013
  • Re: Whining...bad experience with nurse practitioner

    This story is such a bummer to hear....so sorry that you were treated that way.  I should not, but still do expect better from NP's and CNM's.  Many providers are so careless with their words, it is unbelievable.  On a small side note....there is no reason for you to continue with yearly pap smears.  The guidelines have ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by Aubre on 10-15-2012
  • Re: Buffing up on suturing skills

    In regards to the poor lighting.....headlamps are great!
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 10-10-2012
  • Re: Placenta Previa....

    That is an excellent point....that sometimes the MotherBaby will need to do certain things in order to be prepared. Thanks!
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 05-21-2012
  • Re: Placenta Previa....

    Thanks April, the virtual hugs feel good! This placenta also came out Duncan....which makes sense.  
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 05-19-2012
  • Placenta Previa....

    Just in need of a virtual hug...... Had a lovely fourth time Mama come into our birth center, very early in the morning. She was clearly very close to birth.  She felt very strongly about  wanting to have her cervix checked, so I did. (I find that some ladies, despite empowering education and support during the pregnancy, really need ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 05-18-2012
  • Re: Vitamin K Deficiency Disease

    Thanks for the reply.  Our community recently lost a newborn to verified hemmorrhagic disease.  The family had declined any vit K supplementation.  (I was not the midwife, so do not know all the details, other than it was a "pretty smooth" homebirth)  Her first symptom was a spot of blood in her nose and she passed ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 04-04-2012
  • Vitamin K Deficiency Disease

     Hey Lovely Wise Women, I am trying to get a rough "poll"....Have any of you had a baby diagnosed with Vitamin K Deficiency Disease, aka, Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, aka, Hemmorrhagic Disease of the Newboron?  If so, what were the presenting symptoms?  Also, how do you counsel and/or feel about Vitamin K ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 03-31-2012
  • Re: Breech babies everywhere!

     I feel for your frustration.  We just had a run of breeches in our practice...they seem to do that, come in groups.  Recently, one of my sister-midwives was attending a birth and realized at second stage that the babe was breech.  We are blessed with amazing docs at the closest hospital and the Mama ended up with a great ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 01-02-2012
  • Re: PPH - what to do at a home birth?

     Greetings. This is a great discussion and thanks for initiating it!  My very first thought after reading the original post was "she would not be a candidate for a homebirth", with all the complicating factors that you listed, I personally would not feel comfortable with out of hospiatal birth for this Mama.  All the ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Aubre on 11-17-2011
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