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post #141 of 1527
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm selfish and want to see you again if it would work out, so of course I'm going to say to come. And the mama is very sweet.

BUT if you just get a sense that it's not right, then don't do it. (And she does have other birth options BTW - heck I told her she could birth at my house)
post #142 of 1527
That's a tough one. It seems like such a wonderful opporunity but, that is a long time to be away from home.

Have you made a pros and cons list? That helps me sometimes.
post #143 of 1527
Does your partner get to come with you? (sorry can't remember if you are married)

I would totally do it if DH could come too.

Will it interfere with your other clients? If so, I probably would not go.
post #144 of 1527
I say that if you can take DD then GO FOR IT! : What a great opportunity (and all expenses paid!!).


post #145 of 1527
thanks everyone. I will admit that visiting mammarabbit is a huge one securely on the pro side

my DP is overseas for work for most of that time anyway (in israel), and there's a chance he'll be able to come there on the way home (his flight goes through bangkok).

there are loads of Pros: experience of attending a birth, getting a trip to thailand, visiting friends, the all-you-can-eat sushi buffet nearby to where the mama lives...
cons: just the vague idea that I don't really feel like travelling atm.

I think I'll just talk to the mama about it again.
post #146 of 1527
okay, thanks again for the responses everyone, and sorry for hikacking the thread to my own personal dilemma...
I started typing an email to the mama saying how I'm feeling, and just before I clicked send, she called
we had a bit of a chat and...



mamarabbit, keep some free days in late april! I'm coming to visit :

I think I stopped weighing the pros and cons, and started feeling into how I would feel to *not* go. there was a little relief there, but mostly disappointment. so there was my answer.

anyway, it always helps me to get other's opinions; helps me to clarify how I'm feeling in myself, so thanks
post #147 of 1527
Thread Starter 
Yeah!!!! Can I be your assistant? J/K no way I can be down there for that long! Though if I could catch a quick flight as soon as she's in labor... nah I'm dreaming, what would I do with my 3 other kids LOL

Anyway, what great news and you'll have fun and get a great birth experience.
post #148 of 1527
oh that would be so cool if you could come down too. if only you could bring the whole fam.
anyway, she is going to book my flights to stop in bkk for 2 days on the way back so i can drop in on you
post #149 of 1527
Hey Mamas, I'm wondering how much money I should budget per month for gas for my car during the 2.5 year clinic piece (*IF* I get accepted to the program)?

Majikfaerie
post #150 of 1527
how far from your house is it? It would be hard to say... b/c gas prices can go anywhere, ya know? Plus gas milage can very, etc.
post #151 of 1527
Gas is so hard to budget nowdays that I just sorta stopped, it fluctuates too much for me to not be driven insane during budgeting . During the summer we were spending about $400/mo on gas for DH to go to work and get/drop off his son EOW.

I got gas last Friday on base and almost jumped for joy when $15 gave me half a tank again instead of $30.

I think I am coming down with something because my brain is just fried. I want to start rereading Heart and Hands and finish "How To Raise A Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor." I feel all foggy.
post #152 of 1527
Hmm, gas can be tricky. As apprentice, I drive ~160 miles round-trip to births and 144 miles round-trip to meet up with my preceptor and then we ride together to do prenatals. Factor in postpartums and I'm going to be driving a ton of miles this year.

As assistant I've driven as close as 4 miles from my house and as far away as 200 miles round-trip. Those I get paid for so I'll be using that for a nest fund for gas expenses as apprentice.

That is definitely the advantage to a birth center... I'd figure up mileage from your residence and then try to come up with a range depending on whether or not gas is $1.50 or $5.00/gallon. You could budget as though gas is $3.00-$3.50/gallon and while gas prices are lower you could save the extra for a cushion later in case prices go up again. I hope they don't!

Good luck!
post #153 of 1527
Thread Starter 
Got the call for a doula birth this morning. Water broke at 3, contractions started an hour later. Called me at 8. Very uncomfortable in between cx also. At least I'm gone during the day so my babies won't go too crazy without me. AND boohoo, I tried pumping to leave them something but after 3 days of trying and not a drop (and of course them gulping it out of me 10 min later), I gave up. I hope they do OK on goatmilk while I"m gone (I've never not been able to get milk out with the pump... hmmm). I just told her to go on a walk, stop by the grocery and pick up the snacks she'd been wanting, get home and take a shower and then give me a call.

Anyway, give me good vibes because the last birth I attended was so traumatic. Hopefully this will be an easy peasy butter birth!
post #154 of 1527
Mamarabbit~ : Think positive, hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. We are all hear for you and want to hear all about it.
post #155 of 1527

AAMI students

Hello!
I am an aspiring midwife who is leaning towards beginning the AAMI program very soon, and would LOVE to hear any/all feedback from the AAMI students here. MUCH appreciated! (drop me a line any time!)
Thank you,
brooke
post #156 of 1527
Hi and Brooke!

I am a student with AAMI and I would highly recommend it. It is the best program out there for thoroughness. Its also one of the hardest, from what I have been told. There are alot of AAMI students on this thread who can help you with questions. Ask away!
post #157 of 1527
Thank you sweetsunshine!
post #158 of 1527
Please remind me not to watch Private Practice again. A client was in labor, pushed the head out and "OMG! Shoulder dystocia, let me push the baby back inside you, rush you to the hospital cause I need to perform an emergency cesarean."

I actually shouted at the TV. *sigh* No wonder DH has to be in control of the remote when he is home, its so he can flip the channel when this happens
post #159 of 1527
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Got the call for a doula birth this morning. Water broke at 3, contractions started an hour later. Called me at 8. Very uncomfortable in between cx also. At least I'm gone during the day so my babies won't go too crazy without me. AND boohoo, I tried pumping to leave them something but after 3 days of trying and not a drop (and of course them gulping it out of me 10 min later), I gave up. I hope they do OK on goatmilk while I"m gone (I've never not been able to get milk out with the pump... hmmm). I just told her to go on a walk, stop by the grocery and pick up the snacks she'd been wanting, get home and take a shower and then give me a call.

Anyway, give me good vibes because the last birth I attended was so traumatic. Hopefully this will be an easy peasy butter birth!
good luck!
let us know how it goes

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Originally Posted by BellaLuna Rayne View Post
Please remind me not to watch Private Practice again. A client was in labor, pushed the head out and "OMG! Shoulder dystocia, let me push the baby back inside you, rush you to the hospital cause I need to perform an emergency cesarean."

I actually shouted at the TV. *sigh* No wonder DH has to be in control of the remote when he is home, its so he can flip the channel when this happens

NFW!
post #160 of 1527
WTF?? Are you serious? That type of makes me so
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