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post #1941 of 2107
Can wholeheartedly recommend Gaia Midwifery, I used Dale Cook but met with her partner Susan once too. We tried for a waterbirth at NUMC but due to meconium (sp?) being present when my water broke they wouldn't allow me to get in the tub, which was the hospital policy.

I think it's great to try for a waterbirth at NUMC, or home for that matter, but just know that things happen and it just might not work exactly as planned. Certain circumstances may preclude you from using the tub or someone may get there first. I do think only a few practitioners use it though so I don't think that it's that common for that to happen.

My doula was Jennifer Cardinale and she was awesome!!!! I'd definitely interview midwives and doulas and see who you click with. You want to have someone who you feel totally comfortable with and in good hands. For me Dale and Jennifer were it!

Good luck and PM with any questions if you like.
post #1942 of 2107
Speaking of midwives, there is currently a petition to pass the Midwifery Modernization Act giving NY midwives more freedom to practice. PLEASE go sign it http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/midwifery/
post #1943 of 2107
Hi everyone! I don't post her often but was wondering if you all might be able to help with an OBGYN recommendation. I live on the North Shore of Nassau County & delivered my first child at LIJ (not very natural birth friendly IMHO).

I am currently pregnant with #2 want an OB who is much more open to natural birth practices. My OB/GYN no longer delivers & while I like him I want a much more natural birth this time around. I did have to get induced with my first but now my husband & I am wondering if that was due to my trigger happy OB.

Ideally I would like to have the option of water birth at NUMC but am willing to go elsewhere if the hospital & doctor is much more relaxed with their policies. I want to be able to walk around, use a birthing ball, labor at my own pace, no IV, etc. I'm kind of freaking out about switching almost halfway so I want to make sure I choose right this time.

Sorry for the length & thanks so much!
post #1944 of 2107
Hi. I had an amazing natural birth at Winthrop with Melanie Summersille, a midwife who works with 2 OB's in Garden City (Garden City OB/GYN). I saw each of the OB's for minor stuff during my pregnancy. I had a great experience overall. Winthrop was fine, though I felt like a bit of a freak. I labored at home for as long as possible and showed up at the hospital at 9 cm taking contractions on all 4's over my birthing ball in the lobby. Residents came running wondering what was going on, but fortunately my midwife and amazing doula were there to assure them that all was fine and that this was what labor looks like. I'm fairly certain that I would have been regarded this way at most LI hospitals, though.

Melanie has been there for a long time, and I think people pretty much leave her alone to do her thing. I did not need to have an IV - they let me have a hep lock - and I had minimal fetal monitoring.

Hope this helps!
Meg

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Originally Posted by BurgundyTulip View Post
Hi everyone! I don't post her often but was wondering if you all might be able to help with an OBGYN recommendation. I live on the North Shore of Nassau County & delivered my first child at LIJ (not very natural birth friendly IMHO).

I am currently pregnant with #2 want an OB who is much more open to natural birth practices. My OB/GYN no longer delivers & while I like him I want a much more natural birth this time around. I did have to get induced with my first but now my husband & I am wondering if that was due to my trigger happy OB.

Ideally I would like to have the option of water birth at NUMC but am willing to go elsewhere if the hospital & doctor is much more relaxed with their policies. I want to be able to walk around, use a birthing ball, labor at my own pace, no IV, etc. I'm kind of freaking out about switching almost halfway so I want to make sure I choose right this time.

Sorry for the length & thanks so much!
post #1945 of 2107
fitandhealthyny -Dale Cook from Gaia Midwifery was our midwife ( 3 times), and she was absolutly great, pretty much she is apart of our famliy.: we had only home births with her, but she also delivers in hospital.
HelenBarbara-are you free this week? maybe we can meet one morning or afternoon at the park? if it stops raining for a moment i'll give you a call tomorrow.
post #1946 of 2107
Does anyone have any preschool reccomendations? I live in Levittown and I'm starting to look for a preschool. I really like the idea of project based learning, like the Reggio schools... but I haven't been able to find any Reggio inspired schools on Long Island, does anybody know of any? Or any other preschools they can suggest in Nassau? My son is still nursing, so preferably a place that won't think a nursing toddler is ridiculous.
post #1947 of 2107
hi all!!
we are moving to LI this week. i need a pediatric dentist ASAP. my 1.5 year old needs fillings in her 4 front teeth. she is very tiny, around 20 lbs so i need someone who is able to sedate such a tiny baby. our dentist here doesn't have anethesia avaible to children under 25 lbs.
post #1948 of 2107
Oops, killed the thread.
post #1949 of 2107
Thread Starter 


I started this thread 5.5 years ago. Feel free to start a new one!
post #1950 of 2107
I tried, I got directed to this one
post #1951 of 2107
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post #1952 of 2107
I like this thread - I always know where to come!
post #1953 of 2107
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hi all!!
we are moving to LI this week. i need a pediatric dentist ASAP. my 1.5 year old needs fillings in her 4 front teeth. she is very tiny, around 20 lbs so i need someone who is able to sedate such a tiny baby. our dentist here doesn't have anethesia avaible to children under 25 lbs.

You're not a thread killer - the thread goes through spurts of activity. I don't get a chance to post much though.

dd uses kiddsmiles in N. Babylon. I don't know what their sedation policy is though. I go Babylon Dental Care right on 109 in Babylon. I know they do a lot of sedation dentistry, but again don't know their exact policy for little ones. I see Dr. Brown there & he is very comforting - I have a wicked fear of dentist & he's great.
post #1954 of 2107

could you use any of these...

Hey mamas I have a few things I'm getting rid of & thought I'd offer it to you mamas here before I post it to freecycle.

Taken - I have a little tikes cozy coupe car. It's probably 10 years old now, but it's in good shape - just needs a little cleaning.

I have an InStep 5K jogging stroller. Dd definitely doesn't fit anymore. It's been in the garage & needs a good cleaning, but again in good shape.

Also I have some nursing tops - mostly large & xlarge (I was about 40/42 C while nursing). There's also a pair of pj's a plain long sleeve dress. Dd is way past nursing age

Let me know if you're interested in anything - I'm in Babylon & pretty easy to get to.

Gwen
post #1955 of 2107
Hi Gwen,

I live in W. Babylon! I would be interested in the jogging stroller. Always wanted to get one. My # is 631-539-7370 Helen
post #1956 of 2107

Midwives

Hi Ladies!! I'm new to Long Island and in search of a VBAC friendly midwife practice. I see some mention of Gaia Midwifery, but they are not listed on my insurance. The midwives at StonyBrook Midwifery are, as well as some other names. Anyone have experience with them? Even better, has anyone had a successful VBAC with them? Has anyone at all had a successful VBA2C? TIA!
post #1957 of 2107
I know people that had VBAC's with the Stonybrook midwives. I used them for a regular vaginal birth and liked them. I don't believe they take VBA2C's. I don't think any hospital midwife on the island does at this time. The homebirth midwives (Dale Cook at Gaia and Jeanette Breen) might. If you want a homebirth you can submit the bill after and have all or some of it paid. If no HB midwife is on your ins. then they have to pay an out of network fee for the MW you choose.
post #1958 of 2107
hey tiffrobyn....I'm in holbrook, too, right near the library. we walk there. where are you, and how old are your kiddies?
post #1959 of 2107
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Originally Posted by bu's mama View Post
You're not a thread killer - the thread goes through spurts of activity. I don't get a chance to post much though.

dd uses kiddsmiles in N. Babylon. I don't know what their sedation policy is though. I go Babylon Dental Care right on 109 in Babylon. I know they do a lot of sedation dentistry, but again don't know their exact policy for little ones. I see Dr. Brown there & he is very comforting - I have a wicked fear of dentist & he's great.

I used to see Dr. Brown. :

We loved, really really loved Dr. Maryellen Nesnay's office in Massapequa. It's a ped. dentist office and they're amazing. We also had sedation dentistry performed there for my son's extensive tooth decay.
post #1960 of 2107
thanks!
we went to stoneybrook dental college. they were fantastic with her!
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