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post #41 of 94

Hi local moms,

I am not a mom yet(due Jan 2012) but recently moved to Sidney from Seattle and CA. Its definitely a change and not easy. My sister is a very natural mom and had a natural delivery and has guided me in the natural direction...so to speak. If anyone hasnt watched the documentary "The Business of Being Born" yet, must do so. It will remind you of why you feel so strongly about natural child birth or home births. I have had nothing but bad experiences at the hospital here with the head OB doctor.

If anyone feels like meeting up or maybe starting a mommy group please keep me in mind. I would love to meet some open minded and more liberal minded women.

 

Thanks and take care!

post #42 of 94

Hi local moms,

I am not a mom yet(due Jan 2012) but recently moved to Sidney from Seattle and CA. Its definitely a change and not easy. My sister is a very natural mom and had a natural delivery and has guided me in the natural direction...so to speak. If anyone hasnt watched the documentary "The Business of Being Born" yet, must do so. It will remind you of why you feel so strongly about natural child birth or home births. I have had nothing but bad experiences at the hospital here with the head OB doctor.

If anyone feels like meeting up or maybe starting a mommy group please keep me in mind. I would love to meet some open minded and more liberal minded women.

 

Thanks and take care!

post #43 of 94

It's great to see this thread still growing!

 

Emily, we would love to visit with you, and to chat about the idea of starting a mom group. I sent you a PM!

post #44 of 94
Thread Starter 

Emily,

 

Thrilled that you are reaching out and that you have found us. I would love to meet you. My cell phone number is 406-600-2057 and my email is cynthiajor@hotmail.com.

 

I'm from Seattle too originally (actually grew up in Snoqualmie, but I've lived in Seattle for several years too), and that's what I consider home and where my family is. It's the place I yearn for.

 

I've lived here in Sidney for nearly a year. It has been a rough year for me too, and it is quite a transition being here, and I'm finally reaching some acceptance about being here (although I know I can't live here for more than a few years).

 

I'm progressive and would love to find more open-minded people too. It's a whole different culture out here, and it can be a culture shock at times (even moving from Bozeman last year).

 

You've probably read a bit about me (I started this discussion thread); ie, I have a 2 .5 year old daughter, hope to conceive very soon, seeking a midwife, seeking friends, etc.

 

Sorry to hear you've had rough experiences with the head OB doctor. Have you tried the new female OB? Have you talked with the midwife Ollie who travels out here (see a bunch of postings earlier in this thread as we were sorting that out)?

 

So please call or email me ASAP. Again, I'd love to meet you. You're not alone.

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

post #45 of 94

Thanks Cynthia! What a nice message, loved hearing from you. It feels better to be not so alone in this part of the country, as it is easy to when you were not born and raised here.

We should definitely meet up here in Sidney. Shame there is no fun, cute coffee shop to meet at, the type that are all over the seattle area. By the way, I hear you on loving Washington. It has my heart too=)

I'm sure we can figure something out.

Take care and thanks again!  

post #46 of 94
Thread Starter 

Emily,

 

I was hoping to hear back from you soon so thanks for writing back. What is your contact information so we can make a plan to meet (you can contact me at the number and email I gave above or send a personal message through this mothering site if you don't want to disclose it on a public post)?

 

Yes, what I would love is Teahouse Kuan Yin. It's in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle (do you know it?), a cozy quiet place with exotic brewed teas. Lovely. Of course, out here I'd settle for Starbucks too although I don't drink coffee--even for the atmosphere and a good place to meet.

 

The Fireside Cafe in Sidney has some pretty good atmosphere, I guess, but it's not really a cafe. The food is so-so (not as fresh as I'd like). I'd love a restaurant in town that serves local, organic food in a delicious way, like the Sola Cafe in Bozeman.

 

Anyway, enough dreaming. What would be a good time to meet? I have a babysitter on this Wednesday morning from 9 am-12 pm for my daughter (although I might try to see if I can make a much-needed dentist appt. for part of that time. We'll see.). And I actually saw Crysta yesterday in Williston (I know she's written to you), and she told me about us maybe starting a mom's group or meeting up with you ASAP.

 

Oh, and I'm also a postpartum doula.

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

 

 

 

 

post #47 of 94

I am so excited to have found this thread. I have been living in Glasgow, MT since 2005 and have struggled to find like minded women here. I had my first baby 2 years ago and after struggling to search for a midwife or even a doula, reluctantly decided to give birth in the local hospital. That was a disaster for many reasons! Needless to say, I am determined to find a way for a VBAC for my 2nd. I am not pregnant yet, but am hoping to be next year. It is wonderful to hear that Pat is going to specialize in traveling for births to eastern Montana. I hope I can get her to come all the way up to Glasgow!

 

I am so excited to see that a community of mothers interested in natural births and parenting is growing in eastern Montana. I am originally from Pennsylvania but have lived in Austin, TX and Denver, CO and have felt like such an outsider here especially after my son was born. So, to all of you women from Washington and California, I feel your pain. My sister in law lives in Williston and another lives in Fairview. I would love to meet some of you when I travel that way to visit family. And please let me know if any of you head this way to Glasgow.

 

Onewayoranother...you mentioned that you live near Glasgow. I would love to get together some time. PM me and hopefully we can met up! Or, maybe we already know each other?

 

I am now studying to become a doula and hope to be certified by February 2012. I currently work as a wildlife biologist for the state, but I am planning to keep expanding my doula business into a full blown wellness business for the Glasgow area. I will definitely be willing to travel. I am also planning a baby wearing class next month to promote the use of sling and backpacks around here. I feel like I am the only one who uses them here other than a few friend that I have influenced.

 

Let's all keep chatting and growing this community in eastern MT and western ND. It is needed! I am so happy to meet you all.

post #48 of 94

Well, it looks like Onewayoranother has left the Glasgow area. Is there anyone else checking out this thread that is in or close to Glasgow? I would love to get together with some other progressive moms.

post #49 of 94
Thread Starter 

Hi, Jojomamma,

 

Great to hear from you; this is Cynthia from Sidney writing back. Glad you've found our discussion thread. I've been meaning to write back and say, "Welcome!" but life has been crazy lately.

 

I was preparing for my teaching my Dancing for Birth demo class in my house early last week (which went beautifully, and it's the first step to getting certified so I can teach it out here). I'm also 11 weeks pregnant, so I'm dizzy and woozy at times. It's a whole new thing parenting a 2 3/4 year old daughter and trying to figure out what to do for dinner when I'm not feeling as well (yeah for my helpful husband!). And last Saturday we needed to turn around in Miles City (halfway to Billings) to come home because my daughter kept spitting up (we were trying to have a weekend getaway in Billings, esp. to meet Pat the midwife). So there you have it. Trying to stay flexible.

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

 

PS--What's your name?

 

 

 

post #50 of 94

Hi Cynthia! Glad to hear that your class went well. I will have to look into that for my area, especially if I am lucky enough to have another baby! My husband and I are planning to take my son to Billings over the weekend after Thanksgiving. Let me know if you guys plan to head out there that weekend and we can meet up. We are meeting some friends from Buffalo, Wy and we will be there from Friday to Sunday.

 

I have just started a certification course to become a holistic health coach. I decided to start this now and put off my doula training until next year after this is finished. Then I will specialize in working with prenatal and postpartum moms. I specialize in nutritin during pregnancy and postpartum to relieve the "normal" discomforts. Have you tried taking the Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins. I have found these to be the best at combating the wooziness of pregnancy. My wooziness completely vanished after I started taking these and I have heard the same from many other women. They are a whole food vitamin so they are very easily digested. Good luck and let me know if you get a chance to try them.

 

Also let me know about Billings. It would be great to meet you and your family.

 

Take care,

Joanne

post #51 of 94

Hi Cynthia and all,  I just wanted to add to your growing resource list.  I am a CNM with homebirth practice in Spearfish, SD.  I am in the process of establishing the first birth center in the North and South Dakota, Wyoming region here in Spearfish.  I am caring for folks from Williston area already who  birth here at the Womankind Clinic. Check us out at www.womankindmidwifery.com  we are also on facebook at WomanKind Midwifery. 

Jeanne Prentice, CNM

post #52 of 94

Jeanne, that is super exciting news! If there is anything the Williston doulas can do to help, let us know!

post #53 of 94

Hi everyone! I'm hoping some of you are still following this thread as it seems like it's been a little bit since anyone posted! I stumbled across this thread in my search for like-minded women in the area. I am currently in the process of relocating to Culbertson from Canada. I have to say I have been very nervous about the transition and the possibility (or lack thereof!) of finding some women to relate to. Finding this thread has given me hope though!

I am a registered nurse with a passion for the natural birth process and breast feeding awareness/education. I am also blessed with a 5yr old son and have the pleasure of being involved with my partners 2 young children. Even with all that in my life I am hoping to find a community here to share some time with. Emilyelisabeth you might still be lost in newborn fog :-) but I'm just a short drive away if you'd like to connect sometime. I found those first few months a real challenge and isolating in itself!

That being said I would welcome talking with anyone in the area, It sounds like we may all share some common ground to connect over! Hope to connect soon :-)

Take Care

Tiffany    

post #54 of 94

Tiffany, it's great to hear of others moving to the area who are interested in natural birth! I would love to connect and help with the transition if/when it happens!

post #55 of 94
Thread Starter 

Tiffany,

 

Thanks for writing. I'm glad you found us. I'm six months pregnant and just got back yesterday from a wonderful two week trip with my husband and three year old daughter; we went to Seattle/Snoqualmie to stay with my family for nearly a week and then on to San Diego for a week. It's hard to believe that just two or three days ago we were walking on beaches collecting shells and playing in a pool! It feels good to be home, and we're resting up. It was quite a trip to get back here to Sidney (we all got to bed at our hotel in Billings at 1:30 am on Wednesday morning after flying half the day from San Diego), and I'm glad the sun is still shining, even if it's colder and there are no beaches.

 

It would be great to connect. How soon will you be relocated in Culbertson?

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

406-600-2057

 

PS--Crysta (who was the first to write back to you on this forum) and Karli in Williston are my doulas, and Denae in Glasgow is my midwife. It feels good to be building fantastic birth support around me. It will be wonderful to have your skills and abilities here too!

post #56 of 94

Cynthia,

 

I am glad to here you are pregnant and that you have a midwife and doula.  I am starting my doula career also.  I am also starting to teach childbirth classes in Glendive.  Congratulations on your pregnancy.

 

It has been awhile since I have been on this sight. I am excited to see more interest in natural childbirth and support people to help that happen here in eastern MT.

 

Eudine

post #57 of 94

Eudine,

 

That is awesome! We'd love to hear more about what you have going on in Glendive and what your plans are. We love working together to help as many moms as we possibly can.

 

My partners and I have started a group of doulas in the region and we would love to talk to you about getting involved if you are interested. We can all support each other! :-)

 

Crysta

post #58 of 94

I would love to be involved with doula support.  I have a birth coming up with a client out of Sidney.  I am excited about the prospects of networking. 

post #59 of 94

I just moved near Glendive Mt. Im 35 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow. I have a few questions: Im new to Montana. I have used a midwife before both my children were born with the assistance of a midwife. my oldest is ten, and my second child is 2. one was born in missouri the last one was born in texas. each state has its own laws. and as I have not had prenatal care since I moved here just two weeks ago. I was wondering how do I go about finding a midwife in time for me to deliver , due date is mar 30th. ? Second what about the birth certification in Texas there was a online website were you applied for the social security number and birth certificate. Does montana have anything like that?  I really dont want to have to go to a hospital unless i have no other choice..  Any help would be greatly appreciated it...

 

Thanks.

Angel

post #60 of 94

Would just like to say thanks for the replies :-) our move is well in the works, visa process almost complete just needing a stop through the border! It looks like we will be officially moved mid-April although I plan to spend the end of march in culbertson. I'm not starting work until the end of April so should have some time to connect over the next couple months! 

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