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post #61 of 1777
Originally Posted by jul511riv
I'm just putting out another call to Rechovot mommys!

I'm feeling super lonely ladies. I'm REALLY trying to build a community, but I need to get a playgroup together or soemthing for stay -at-home mommies and babies/toddlers. Anyone else in the Rechovot area or willing to travel a bit to get here? I could maybe get somewhere else.
So who's in?!?!?!?
Have you tried LLL? I was able to build a cute network of friends that I met at meetings when I was on Chufshat Leida with my second. Just looked up their website http://www.lllisrael.org.il/ and it seems that meetings are on Sundays at 10:45 am. It lists the leaders names and numbers on the Peilut BeYisrael page. HTH!
post #62 of 1777
Hey, all!

I just wanted to say I'd love to get together sometime! Right now is just a tough time because we're about to move, and I'm going a little crazy. And with the situation all is pretty stressful. I'm lonely, too!

I'm moving from RBS to BS... Not a big move, but a move, and we are not packed at all! ack!

How is everyone doing?? How is everyone with the current situation? We're not in the "line of fire" (yet), but I still don't sleep well at night at all. It's difficult...
post #63 of 1777
I'm with you Rachel and ready for a gettogether when you are. Going to Eliat for our annivesary this weekend. I hate AV. I tried to get married in Av so that it would turn the tides and make the month better. *sigh*
post #64 of 1777
I'm new to the forum, after lurking a little while.
I'm an olah hadashah from Australia (been here 2 years), I live in central Tel aviv with my 3 yo daughter and her dad.
I'm into AP, and I write a column on natural parenting for Shari Arison's magazine, Essence of Life .
I am also a doula, and studying to be a midwife. Most of my experience has been with "unassisted" births, but I'm getting more hospital experience, and I offer my services as a doula, post-partum doula, breastfeeding consultant and natural parenting consultant on a donation basis (which means I work for free but I accept donations )
I also do reiki, intuitive healing, guided meditations, massage and a wicked banana ice cream if anyone in the TA area is interested.
I'm really happy to find this forum and to see that there's a lively Israeli community here, since my hebrew isnt good enough for the beofen-tv.
Anyway, I look forward to getting to know some more like-minded parents!
post #65 of 1777
Hey MF! Welcome from Down Under (which I'm sure annoys the crap out of you, but you are welcome to hit me with that as well.)

Okay, so I want to talk with you about your doula services and get together and the whole bit...I have lots of questions. I will PM you with my phone number. Then give me a call if you can! We'll talk.

I'm so excited!

post #66 of 1777
Welcome!! I'm not a doula, but I wrote two books about doulas. I don't want to say here what because I kind of want to keep who-I-am not *that* obvious on public boards, lol. But you can PM if you like, and I'll tell you!

And we all should get together!! As long as you don't mind my two wild boys... oy oy oy... lol

Is there some nice park that is kind of in the middle for all of us that we could get together at sometime?
post #67 of 1777

Am waiting to find out about this get2gether. Am less than 2 weeks away b'e'H & b'e'h & tututu ...

If I miss this one, am already waiting for the next one ...

post #68 of 1777
Yeah, let's totally get together to meet up sometimes!
If anyone is in the TA area, drop me an IM, I would love to meet!
post #69 of 1777
Okay, I'm here. When's the barbecue?
post #70 of 1777
Welcome Amy!!! Mazal tov!!! Can't wait to meet you!!!
post #71 of 1777
ss's am totally ready to meet you, too
Where are you nowadays, anyway?

gilamama was supposed to be here soon, too. Wondering ... did she make it?
post #72 of 1777
Currently staying in Ginot Shomron. Waiting to go back home!!! I don't know where gilamama is!! Hmmm...
I hope the flight wasn't too long..
post #73 of 1777
Actually, the flight was not too long at all. Great ru'akh on the flight, a plane entirely and completely full of people who were all doing the same thing ... wow. Will not elaborate on the fact that all the families with young children filled the back half of the plane ... man, was it noisy. But very, very happy.
post #74 of 1777
Welcome, welcome, Amy!!!!!


I have a question... does anyone know of any GOOD Gyn/Obs? I'm willing to drive an hour away for a good one (I'm in Jerusalem). I have had two experiences here so far, one a check up, one an emergency (hard to explain), and both doctors were terrible. I am actually AFRAID to see an OB here again... except, since I have TTC problems, I will eventually need to go again.

Can anyone recommend someone who is 1) gentle, 2) english fluent, 3) doesn't have israeli attitude, and 4) gentle (). anyone? anyone?
post #75 of 1777

Yep I can help you there....

Dr. Carlos Rosenberg, Tel Aviv. He was recommended to me by the beoven tv attachment parenting underground.

He is originally from South America, so speaks Spanish as a Mother Tounge.

But, he is also WAY fluent in English and Hebrew, and from what I understand FRENCH as well.

Should cover the bases. Oh, and he's with Maccabi.

Okay, now for my experience....

My good friend went into him having been molested by a dr. She said "I"m here for a check up but you can't touch me." He managed to do exactly as she asked! Same friend was unhappy with her "mama cloth", she wanted something more "tamponish" but not harmful to animals or disposable. He recommended the "keeper," I believe. Now THAT is a savvy dr.

As for me, I came in and said "I believe my health is my responsibility. I'm looking for someone to consult with." And that's where we've been. I ask him which tests are coming up and he tells me and I say "okay, thanks for the info" and he puts in the computer that I've refused the test.

He calls me back when I leave messages for him. He is curteous (though he's got the Israeli brusqueness, what can you do?!) during these calls and makes sure he knows EXACTLY whom he is speaking to before proceeding with the phone call.

My husband wanted the tier II sonigram, I did not. Not convinced of the safety. My husband said "what are the benefits of doing this sonigram?" He looked at me and back and my husband and calmly said "is there any information that I could give you that would make you abort this pregnancy?"


"then you don't need it."

I understand that was a simplified version. Of course there would be more invasive tests before a recommendation to abort...but essentially, he saved us all that crap by taking our personal preference into account.

and finally, I was going out of my mind wanting to know the gender of the baby (he has a sonigram machine in his office), but terrified of the sonigram. He was able to say "you are right, we think it is safe, but we just don't know for certain. The less time the machine is on there, the less time the exposure, which is better. You are welcome to the sonigram or not, it is your call.

When I decided to do it, he said "we may not be able to see gender because of the baby's position, it could take a long time to see the gender and I know that you are concerned about this, so how many seconds or minutes would you like for me to look before stopping?"

"three minutes"

He found it within a minute and a half and immediately turned off the machine. Didn't even make a picture or anything.

Oh, and he has a sign on his desk saying "You CAN birth the way you want, just ask. We did, and are now considering hiring him privately for a homebirth...

Is that enough of a recommendation? Feel free to pm me if you want.

Okay, as for a get together, until we get creative and think of something:

Shalom!! I am here in Jerusalem with my family for three weeks, and some NJP readers have generously organized a wonderful get-together so we can all meet and get to know each other. I would *love* to meet you and your family in person and I really hope you can make it. The gathering will be next Tuesday, August 22, from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the home of Safirah Rachel Wieder in the Ramat Eskol neighborhood of Jerusalem. Here is the program of this fun & informal event:

11:00 - 12:00 Trager/stress-reduction workshop for moms / baking workshop for kids
12:00 - 12:30 A shmooze with the editor / arts & crafts for kids
12:30 - 1:15 Reflexology for moms / yoga for kids
1:15 - 2:00 Buffet lunch

Suggested donation for lunch: 15 NIS per mom and 5 NIS per child

Come for part of the time or stay for it all. I am looking forward to seeing you and meeting your families!!

For the address & directions and to RSVP, and if you have any questions, please call Safirah Rachel at 02-532-4341. If possible, please respond by Friday, August 18, so she will know how many people to prepare for. Thank you and hope to see you there!


P.S. The new issue is AT THE PRINTER!

Yael Resnick
Natural Jewish Parenting

If anyone is interested.

Oh, and I failed my first driving test. One violation ONLY, but it was a major violation (I thought a whole street was one way, when it was only HALF the street was one way, so I turned into the street in the wrong lane! ARG!!!)

I need to take this again. Love my driving teacher, who was like "you are an excellent diver, you don't need lessons! It could have happened to anybody, get right back in there and retest." So, I guess I"m just asking for maybe some tehilim reading or blessings for the next test (which should be on the 16th B"H) *sigh* Wish I had passed that one!
post #76 of 1777
Amy!!! WELCOME HOME!!!! Just give me a call. (I'll PM you my cell #) and maybe we will get together!! YAy!
post #77 of 1777
Hey just found this tribe

We CD, use mostly fuzzi bunz brought from the states. The larges don't really fit the girls well, and they are outgrowing the rise in the meds, so hopefully their thighs will chunk up or soemthing before we are really stuck. I can't afford a whole new stash of PT.
post #78 of 1777
Are we having a get together??? PM me! I am so bad at keeping up with boards. We are in Ma'ale Adumine.
post #79 of 1777
I'd like to get the lot of us together for the Tues Aug22 thing. Please let me know if you are interested and who else will be going. I'm planning on being there (though we need to RSVP to Yael and this other person...)

If you don't know the magazine, it's been described as "Mothering Magazine for Jews".

post #80 of 1777
I use some FB too! Hang in there...bodies change and FB fit again!
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