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I was going to go with NMI, but I was fortunate to have a midwifery program open in San Diego that I am going to instead. But in my investigating, I found NMI to be my top choice.
I am a doula, but have never had a doula at any of my births. I am the type of person who needs privacy. I think it is an idividual choice. I do think that every woman who WANTS a doula should have one. If we tranferred to the hospital, my midwife goes with and then becomes our doula while we are there.
I took the DONA training, but I chose not to become certified. I have gotten clients mostly from the office I work at (holistic health care, many different modalities). A few were from friends who know me, and know what I do. I have been involved with our natural parenting community for a very long time, so when I started working as a doula/midwifery apprentice, people just heard it through the grapevine. Friends tell friends of theirs and give out my number. I think...
Ooops, I meant to post a few pics. Kyra 4 months http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ptember028.jpg Kyra beginning of October http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...tOct307117.jpg Kyra at 6.5 months http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...dsNov07034.jpg http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...dsNov07042.jpg
Hey all, Not sure if anyone remembers me, but I wanted to pop in and say hi. Life is busy, and my on-line time is pretty limited. Kyra will be 7 months on Friday. We think she is the most beautiful thing on the planet. She is my easiest ever baby. She seriously never cries, unless she is hungry. Tired? She just falls asleep. Wet diaper? She couldn't care less. It is so weird when she DOES cry....people are like "What? Kyra knows how to cry????" I am still...
To be honest, EVERY pregnant woman should know what to do if they are birthing alone. There is no guarantee that anyone will make it to the hospital, even if they have scheduled a cesarean, and of course, no guarantee one's midwife will arrive.
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieBrewHa DS is self-feeds and I'm not concerned about choking. His gag reflex is very effective at bringing back forward anything he doesnt want to or cannot swallow. PLus carrot sticks are great for teething. He does eat steamed carrots sometimes. itty bitty pieces are much more challenging for children to self-feed themselves. Furthermore, I am CPR instructor for the Red Cross, know what to do in the case that he...
Grated apples and carrots are both some of the first foods my kids ate. Really ripe pears are another good one...when they are super ripe, you can literally scoop it out with a spoon. Not to be argumentative, but just because one knows what to do for a choking victim, it doesn't mean that it is always successful in saving a life. If a baby has 4 front teeth, they can bite off a piece of carrot or apple. Aside from choking on it and having an airway blocked, they can...
Quote: Originally Posted by angie7 Alegna posted about giving formula for 2 years. I wouldnt recommend feeding straight formula for 2 years. Bfing and formula are 2 different things. The mother's body changes when the baby changes allowing the baby to get different nutrients at different levels of development whereas formula doesnt. Your baby could be lacking in something that they need at the time, that is where a variety of table food and cow's milk...
He is not interested because he doesn't need them yet. Babies are amazing at being able to know when it is time for the next developmental milestone. Follow his lead. He has his entire life to eat solid food. Breastmilk won't be there for him forever.
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