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  • BS to RN/MSN programs vs. BSN to MSN program

    I might cross post this in the midwife area if that's allowed, just to try and get some ideas from midwives who've already been through the process. I'm trying to decide which route to take into an MSN midwifery program (to be a CNM).  I've only one class left before I can apply to a nursing program, but the programs are all ...
  • Pumping while at a birth?

    My DD still nurses round the clock and I'm starting to get clients again.  Last night I was at a prenatal for 3 hours (one hr drive each way, 1 hr prenatal) and my boobies were about to burst.  I suddenly realized that unlike my partner, whose son only nurses once or twice a day, that I won't be able to go a whole birth without ...
  • Re: my exciting 3rd home waterbirth-- midwife didn't make it in time!

    Wild and crazy and an adventure for sure!  Thanks for sharing your story!!   And it was rather anti-climactic to find out our DD's gender too.  Like, I almost didn't even care to look once she was out cause it didn't matter! lol!
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by eadunne on 05-08-2009
  • Re: Contraceptive advice for post-baby #2

    We've been using NFP+withdrawl again and I have to say, it's HARD!  lol!  I used NFP+withdrawl for 4.5 years prior to ttc and getting pregnant so I kind of laughed off all the warnings that using it pp is harder.  Well, they are right!  It's hard to take your temp., it's hard to find time to check your cm/cp (I ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by eadunne on 04-29-2009
  • Re: Doctor discriminating against a woman for having home birth - anything to be done?

    State medicaid here is wonky for home birth - you have to apply in your 3rd trimester or they won't pay for midwives due to managed care plans.  So she is not currently on medicaid.  The doctor was affiliated with/referred to by her student health center.  She is now trying to get into the hospital to get the test done, being ...
    Posted to Legal Battles and Birth Politics (Forum) by eadunne on 04-27-2009
  • Doctor discriminating against a woman for having home birth - anything to be done?

    My friend went in to see a doctor about a problem UNRELATED to her pregnancy, but upon filling out their questionaire provided the information that she was pregnant.  She is planning a home birth with legal, licensed midwives and needed to see a regular doctor about her issue b/c she needed a breast ultrasound.  Again, this is unrelated ...
    Posted to Legal Battles and Birth Politics (Forum) by eadunne on 04-26-2009
  • Re: Menstruation Question

    [quote user="BappyGirl"]   p.s. One of you mentioned using medicinal marijuana, was it eaten or smoked?  I seriously doubt my friend would go for that, since it's illegal, she doesn't do drugs and she would never smoke anything, but it's worth mentioning - you never know! [/quote] The ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by eadunne on 04-23-2009
  • Re: Getting along with hospital staff.

    I also always introduce myself to the staff and ask if they have any questions.  Sometimes they are totally down with what a doula is, other times they do have questions and I get to do a little educating. When they're doing their thing, I ask if there is anything I can do to help (if I'm not actively doing something with the ...
  • Re: Menstruation Question

    I had periods like this all through my teenage years.  So did my sister.  So did my mom when she was young.  Our Doc put my sister on birth control pills at about 14 years old and that controlled it for her (she's just now coming off them to ttc at 28 yrs old!).  I did the same later, when I was ready to be sexually active, ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by eadunne on 04-13-2009
  • Re: Waterbirth Questions from an aspiring Midwife

    I had a water birth with my daughter.  I've always turned to water for pain relief and to relax - a bath or a shower helps my migraines and menstrual cramps and feels nice after a hard day.  So it seemed natural to turn to the same thing when in labor.  Once my contractions started to get more intense, getting in the water eased ...
    Posted to Waterbirth (Forum) by eadunne on 04-13-2009
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