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New birth community for Sept babies [Dec. 28th, 2008|07:53 am]
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 Mods: Please delete if you don't want this posted.

I've created a new community for those of us due in September.  If you are due between the end of August and the first half of October, feel free to join as well!

Please check it out and join if you'd like: septbabies2009 

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Midwifery and Birthing Books for Sale [Sep. 4th, 2007|12:00 pm]
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I have quite a few birth and midwifery books that I'm selling. You can view the list at my librarything page. I have updated the list with prices for each of the books.
Leave a comment with your Country/State/Province info so that I can estimate shipping cost. Don't leave a zip code- outside the US we don't use it.

I am also selling a video- Born at Home, a Canadian NFB production -$5.00.
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Birth and Midwifery Books for Sale [Aug. 31st, 2007|01:25 pm]
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I have quite a few birth and midwifery books that I'm selling. You can view the list at my librarything page. Leave a comment with your Country/State/Province info so that I can estimate shipping costs.
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Birth/Pregnancy/Baby Quotes [Aug. 4th, 2007|04:09 am]
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[mood |tiredtired]

I wanted to include inspirational or funny quotes (with credit, of course) on my website (when I get it up and running) as well as make up labour 'flash cards' for quick pick-me-ups for flagging spirits in long labours or in those first few overwhelming days postpartum.

So, what are your favorite quotes, mantras, sayings, what have you?

(X-posted to a few places)
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Interesting blog... [Aug. 9th, 2006|04:11 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Have any of you seen this blog? It's done by a family practitioner who also does OB as well. She's wonderful!

x-posted to several communities.
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A little advice please.... [Nov. 28th, 2005|09:32 pm]
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I'm a doula and have recently taken on a prenatal client who went into labor at 25 wks. She is currently 26 wks and on bedrest in the hospital and her cervix is sewn shut. She is 20 yrs old. One child (11 month old boy). Married. Muslim. Had a previous miscarriage at around 17 wks. Her son was induced and preterm. The doctor wants to have her deliver at around 28 wks.
I'm trying to help her prepare with information on Kangaroo care, breastfeeding preterm newborns, bonding with babies in special care. (the last one I havent been able to find many resources on.)
does anyone have any other suggestions or resources?

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Enjoy all you wonderful birth junkies! :) [Jun. 24th, 2005|12:45 pm]
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If anyone is interested... here is Max's birth story...

I left a message on my midwife’s answering machine letting her know about the contractions. At this point, it wasn’t necessary for her to call me back or rush over. H.G. and I talked and fell asleep for the night. Monday morning we were trying to figure out if H.G. should call off from work. His job was letting him take a week off vacation time starting when I went into labor. We went back and forth struggling to decide if we were starting labor today or tomorrow. Finally, he called into work and told them today was the day he needed to start his vacation (which, by the way, the time he took off was not really a vacation). Even if we didn’t start labor today, there was plenty to do around the house to get ready for it, and besides, I wanted him home. I had a little bloody show early in the afternoon but the day went on contraction free. I ate a lot, slept a lot, and just tried to relax when I was awake. H.G. cleaned obsessively all day.
Even when I was like, “slow down and take a nap, we might be up all night.” He was like, “no, I can’t, must vacuum dirty carpet!” It was funny to me even at the time.

We had a 5pm prenatal visit at the birthing home with our midwife and she suggested coming in if we felt we could (it’s really important not to obsess over early labor – that is a good way to wear yourself out. So, Heidi really stressed carrying on as per usual). On our drive to the birthing home, I started having contractions. These contractions where pretty intense. It became necessary for me to arch my back and squeeze H.G.’s hand during each one. Ohhhh, this is it, I thought. So this is what it’s like to be in labor – one big menstrual cramp!

I had no idea it was going to get worse, nor did I think it was possible.

Note: H.G. and Hal = same person. :)

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New Community... [May. 23rd, 2005|10:12 pm]
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[mood |awakeawake]

I am currently writing my birth story and wanted to start a community for other folks to place their birth story. When I finish, I will post it. If you have a homebirth story to share, please do! Birthing your baby at home is a choice that many women either don't know they have, don't have, or are afraid of doing because of our culture's attitude towards labor.

I love hearing all birth stories. They almost always give me warm feelings. My only sadness comes when mama feels like she wasn’t given a choice of how to labor and there wasn’t anyone with her who could really advocate for her.

With homebirths, this isn’t usually a problem. I would like to read the stories of other women who have done this.

I started the community, homebirthstorie for you to share your story there.
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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2004|09:00 am]
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I'm new here. I have two beautiful daughters. Caitlyn who is two and Layla who is 2 months. I love reading birth stories, etc. I wish I could be pregnant forever really because I love it so much, but right now it's not an option. lol
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(no subject) [Oct. 9th, 2004|07:17 pm]
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Hello, i joined this community because like most of you i am fasinated with pregnancy and birth. im 18 and have no kids, but i have wanted to be a midwife forever, and i want to be a CNM, but i dont know if i can do the nursing part of it, the school and the actual job, i dont know what to do. all i have ever wanted to do is deliver babies, can anyone give me any advice?
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