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post #141 of 160

Lite - where did you find these "free" classes offered by public health?  Is there a website, or a schedule out there?  Thx!

post #142 of 160

prairie girl, thanks for the tip about Auction wars.  There are some really great deals to be had but you need to be by your computer to win!  I bid on some jeans this morning, they would be great for postpardum since there is no way in hell i'm getting back into my pre jeans soon, and I lost out for a measly $0.50 because I don't have a smart phone and had to leave for work.  BOO!!!  But I can see it getting dangerously additictive, like kijjii...hehe  Speaking of kijjii, I just scored big time!  I got 8 nursery notion cloth diapers, 3 thirstys covers, and handful of inserts for FREE!!!  I almost felt bad for taking them for nothing, almost ;)  I guess that makes up for losing out on the jeans!

post #143 of 160

Yes, I'm addicted to Kijiji!  I check it several times every day as there are so many items constantly being added to it!  So far I've scored a wooden cradle ($40), and I'Coo stroller ($180), a baby tub ($5) and a bouncy chair ($15) !!!  A rocker/glider and an activity mat are my next targets.....

post #144 of 160
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BabyWearer_Anon - you don't really need to be checked for dilation. From the research I've done... if you feel the urge to push, you're probably okay to push.  From what I've heard, there's really no benefit to knowing how far dilated you are, other than to make you go  "dammit, only 1 more cm in the past hour?!"  

(Gosh I feel like a loser, I have no experience with that either - I showed up in hospital when I was feeling the urge to push, so I was never checked!  I swear, I really did have a baby - i just apparently missed all the "normal" parts of the process, lol)

 

Hello ladies!  I haven't checked this thread in a while, don't know if anyone is still around or not. 

 

First off- I used to be j e n i n e jessica (sorry, just changed my name for privacy reasons, but didn't want to confuse anyone), so I wanted to say that Erthe Mama is very right-- I used poor wording. You don't ever -need- an internal throughout pregnancy or birth. And jellos description up there is very accurate. Knowing dilation really tells you nothing of real use...  I should have worded better that someone will see my ladybits before the delivery was through, and that I wasn't comfortable with that person being a guy. 

 

I delivered at Women's (HSC) last November.  Did you guys still have any questions about the rooms, etc. I don't remember when everyone was due. 

 

Also-- I haven't found any other groups, but if you're on FB, there's an Attachment Parenting group, as long as that's your style. It's a lovely group of parents, and some of the best support I've found!  It's Winnipeg Attachment Minded Families. It's a closed group, but just ask to be added and they'll add you. Great for new mamas!

post #145 of 160
I'm from MB too...N of Brandon. I have had all of my babies at home, only one assisted, and that was with 2 traditional midwives years ago. Expecting #5 in 2 1/2-3 weeks. I have not gone to see a doctor at all this time around. I'm tired of fighting with them and their pressure to do things that I feel are unnecessary and unsafe, not to mention all of their lies (I have black and white printed proof too) to try to persuade me to go into the hospital. So...I have a question for you all. Since I have not gone to see a doctor, how would we register the birth? Is it just easier to have a doctor see me so that we can put down their name? I really don't want the hassles even now and the negativity that they will have especially since I have gone through this all on my own so far. I don't want the added stress. Any knowledge about how to do the paperwork here if this is the case, or do I just go in and deal with the hassles?
post #146 of 160

From what I understand you just need some proof of pregnancy. In a pinch, I've heard a signed affidivat from a friend would do, but easiest if you have something from a doctor. Maybe hit a walkin for a blood test to "confirm" lol. They may look at you funny, but at least you'd have your paperwork that says you were indeed pregnant!

post #147 of 160

I'm just interrupting to say I'm new at MDC, and have been in Winnipeg for almost a year now.  We're in the southwest part of the city.

 

Good luck to all of you who are looking for midwives or doctors - I knew midwives were scarce across most of the country, but didn't know how scarce they were here.  

post #148 of 160

I live in Brandon :P So I'm KINDA close to Winnipeg!

post #149 of 160

Update:

 

It turned out that I didn't need anything special. We just filled out the forms that we asked for at the hospital. Of course, as usual, they looked at my DH all confused when he said we needed the papers for live birth. *shaking head* He gets a kick out of their confusion and shock every time when they learn it is not in the hospital/with a midwife. lol

 

The paperwork is simpler than it used to be. I never once needed to see a doctor and there was no need to put down who I'd seen.

 

The birth was fast and perfect and done in the tub. The cord was around the bay's neck 2ce, but that was simple to deal with. No issues. The baby was healthy (and chubby now 3 mo. later). :)

 

I tried the placenta encapsulation (thanks Erthe Mama). I am not too sure if it helped me or not considering I did well afterward anyway. I put the extra into the freezer for future use in menopause/whatever.

 

 

Hi BbyGrlPickles! We're not that far away from each other...are you due soon, are you a new mom?

post #150 of 160

Hello fellow Manitobans! I'm hoping someone here or someone you know will be interested in the following:

 

 

I'm hoping to find another mother who would be willing to swap childcare. I am returning to school in the fall of 2013 and will need someone to watch my son (who will be 1 year old at that time) 2-3 mornings per week (in my home or yours). I will watch your child(ren) for the same amount of time, days, evenings, weekends, whatever you need! I am willing to be as flexible as required. 

I am a married mom of 3 children (the older 2 are in school full-time) and used to work for Child and Family Services. I am trustworthy, responsible, dependable and honest. I will treat your child(ren) with the same love and affection as I treat my own and I am looking for someone who will do the same. And since I'm a member of MDC, you know my philosophy on parenting...

I'm hoping to develop a friendship with you, too! Let's have coffee or a glass of wine and see if we have anything in common! 

 

Please let me know!!

post #151 of 160

Well, I was wrong. We were asked to fill out some additional information, get it signed and send it in. Oh well, a bit of a hassle, but isn't that what they want so that it deters those from considering UC?

post #152 of 160

Originally Posted by MamanFrancaise View Post

Hello fellow Manitobans! I'm hoping someone here or someone you know will be interested in the following:

 

 

I'm hoping to find another mother who would be willing to swap childcare. I am returning to school in the fall of 2013 and will need someone to watch my son (who will be 1 year old at that time) 2-3 mornings per week (in my home or yours). I will watch your child(ren) for the same amount of time, days, evenings, weekends, whatever you need! I am willing to be as flexible as required. 

 

What area? Starting in the fall then, or sooner?

post #153 of 160
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Originally Posted by onetwoten View Post

 

What area? Starting in the fall then, or sooner?

Hi!

 

I live in Charleswood and will be going to U of M (so anything in between/close). It would begin officially in September but I'd love to start in August. 

post #154 of 160

Oooh! I'm in Charleswood too. I'm working part time right now, and we have my SIL watching our little girl, but I'm finding a backup  or someone for some 'me' mornings would be really appreciated, especially since she only wants to do a max of 2 days per week. 

 

Our big thing is that when I work morning shifts, she needs to be dropped off somewhere around 630am, which is too early for most people! 

post #155 of 160

Awesome! What are the chances we're both in the same neighbourhood! LOL I'll PM you my email address so we can discuss more details...

post #156 of 160

I'm in Manitoba - close to Steinbach :)

post #157 of 160
I'm also from Manitoba. Niverville more specifically. smile.gif
post #158 of 160
Hey!! I'm in Landmark so I live pretty close to Niverville smile.gif
post #159 of 160
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Hey!! I'm in Landmark so I live pretty close to Niverville smile.gif
Definitely not too far away at all!! It's nice to see some other mamas who live nearby!
post #160 of 160

That is very cool to see some moms close to here!!

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