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post #2041 of 2107
Hi, are any of you patients of the Stony Brook Midwives? If so, did I hear correctly that they have divided their practice now?
post #2042 of 2107
Jugs--Divided in what way? Free to PM me. I used the SB MW for my son's birth, my well woman care, and may *possibly* see them with this pregnancy.

Also, I've worked with them as an OB RN.
post #2043 of 2107

free activities on the island?

I'm thinking ahead to summer a bit and would like to get a few new activities on the calendar, but with an eye to spending as little money as possible. We already do lots of free stuff -- e.g., beach, library, nature walks -- but I'm wondering if you have recommendations. Do any of the museums have free or low-cost family days? Any free concerts that you go to? Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
post #2044 of 2107
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Do any of the museums have free or low-cost family days? Any free concerts that you go to?
Check with your local library for free museum passes. Mine has family passes to a couple of LI museums & botanical gardens.
post #2045 of 2107
Hey all. Haven't been around in quite a while.

Maybe now that I'll have a baby coming soon, I can look forward to play dates and whatnot (not many playdates being held now for 11 year old boys! lol).

Was just wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a psychic or intuitive in the area.

Also-Most likely going with Dale Cook for a home birth. Can anyone PM me with any inside info--what you liked about her, what you didnt, etc.
post #2046 of 2107
Faither- we live in Lindenhurst and hike to Huntington to see dr.NinaTomei, it was kind of difficult to find ped that would go with our vax choice and alternative approach to health and since we only do check ups here and there we don't spend much time seeing docs anyway the hike happens not that often and is a pleasant one, all my kids love this doc.
Kelly- big congrats on your pregnancy!!! so happy for you!! yes, you need to stat having playdates soon .We use Dale Cook as our midwife 3 times, she is totally amazing , it is so much fun to go through the pregnancy with her, such a carrying soul .Miss her a lot! hope to see her soon, but not for pregnancy reasons.And if you are looking for a psychic/astrologer- Mary is a great wise woman to talk to , known as Mamapits on this forum, she is the mama of Sky Blue, and i think you have met her already at the chicken pox meeting/party at your house ..?
post #2047 of 2107

Babywearing meeting

Hi everyone,
We have been busy this spring between oh so many birthday parties and traveling, but now we are settling into our usual schedule and it is time for babywearing meeting.
This meeting will be on monday,5/3 , 11am-2pm in Lindenhurst .Please,e-mail or pm me for the address.As usual bring you gear, slings, carriers and questions.Kids all ages are welcome.Also lots of moms is interested in cloth diapers ,so if you do use cloth diapers, please bring some to show off.
Looking forward meeting up again
Aneta
post #2048 of 2107

good ped in Riverhead

Hi Mamas,

In my last post I was upset about a very non-breastfeeding friendly ped we encountered. ... I'm happy to report that we found a pediatrician who we are very happy with. Her name is Dr. Shaer, and her practice is called "Peconic Pediatrics" in Riverhead/Calverton area. She is not only a pediatrician, but also a certified lactation consultant - so very support of breastfeeding past one year! Here is the website for her practice: http://www.peconicpediatrics.com/about.html I don't know about the other doctors in her office; we have only consulted with Dr. Shaer and we are pleased with her.

Now my next mission is to find an ob/gyn who is supportive of natural birth practices - I gotta look into the StonyBrook midwife center too. I'm wondering if people work with a doctor and a midwife at the same time, or just a midwife throughout the pregnancy if all is going well? Feel free to spam/pm me if you have any scoop on that! this moving/adjusting to Long Island has been a very slow process for me.. thanks in advance for your suggestions!
post #2049 of 2107
As long as there are no health issues or complications that would necessitate an OB shadowing the midwife, you can see just the midwives for the whole process. I was VBAC patient, so I did have to have 1 consultation with an OB, but other than that I never saw a doctor.
post #2050 of 2107
BoobsOfSteel- i'm all for midwife, as long you have a healthy/normal pregnancy i think it is way easier to get ready to birth naturally under gentle guidance of midwife
post #2051 of 2107

Babywearing meeting

Hi Mamas,
We are having babywearing meeting monday, may 24th, starting around 11 am in Lindenhurst.As usual there will be many carriers to demonstrate and share, so feel free to try them out and ask questions. Also, due to popularity, we will talk about cloth diapers and elimination communication.So bring your questions and any baby gear you want to show off or share .Let me know if any one wants to trade carriers.Kids all ages are welcome. Also feel free to ask any questions related to natural/attachment parenting.
Please,pm or e-mail me for the address.
See you soon
Aneta
post #2052 of 2107

API of Suffolk County yahoo group and activities

I just wanted to let everyone who uses this thread know about API of Suffolk County. If you'd like to be on the yahoo group, you can find us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APIofSuffolkCounty

We have meetings once or twice monthly and try to accommodate various schedules as much as possible with that. We're going to be having a larger gathering this summer as well. Members use the forum to seek support about a variety of issues.

Thanks!
Jamie Birdsong-Nieroda
post #2053 of 2107

StonyBrook midwives..

Thanks Jugs and Aneta for your comments. 


Edited by BoobsOfSteel - 11/12/13 at 3:43pm
post #2054 of 2107
hey mamas!! anyone out there have a snap press (for cloth diapers and the like) that they might be willing to lend out? i want to make some mama cloth and can't really justify the expense right now . feel free to pm me any inof you have.

thanks!!
post #2055 of 2107

LI Mama's Help me! :)

Hi All!

New to mothering.com and almost 11 weeks pregnant with my first! I'm looking for some help in finding information about hospitals and midwives in the area. I'd love to do a homebirth, but I don't think it is practical with our budget and my anxiety is getting to me a little bit about what could possibly go wrong. So, we're looking at midwives that do hospital births as I want to have a very natural birth. My Husband and I met with Linda Jaworowski yesterday and liked her, but want to meet with other people too. Linda delivers at Mercy and South Nassau. I haven't read good things about Mercy so I'm inclined to think South Nassau would be better, and from what I could tell from her thoughts she agrees. At South Nassau they have ambulatory fetal monitoring if you need to be on one constantly, and you can have the baby in the room with you, phew.
We've heard good things about Winthrop, and I've also read some negative things so I'd love to hear what your experiences with Winthrop or South Nassau might be.
Also, has anyone worked with Margaret Priola or Nancy Goley? They are the other two midwives in my insurance network.
I am going to reach out to Dale Cook as I've heard such great things and see what the insurance situation is there- anyone on Cigna and used Gaia Midwifery? Did you pay out of pocket first?

Lastly! I'd love recommendations for natural birthing classes and "once the baby comes" classes- my friend took a class for after the birth and got some great advice and discounts on cloth diapering but this was in MA, so I'd love recommendations for on in NYC or LI.

Thanks!!!
post #2056 of 2107
I will be on LI from 6/21 to 7/5. If you are available for a playdate or there are any babywearing meetings during that time please email me. My girls would love to see some of their old friends from here and make some new ones. At this time we are available anytime but the late afternoon of 6/24.

Thanks, Victoria
post #2057 of 2107

bradley childbirth and also dale cook CNM

Lastly! I'd love recommendations for natural birthing classes and "once the baby comes" classes- my friend took a class for after the birth and got some great advice and discounts on cloth diapering but this was in MA, so I'd love recommendations for on in NYC or LI.

maria kata teaches bradley childbirth classes. she is great! she will be speaking this friday the 18th at the api meeting in suffolk county whereyou could meet her if you can attend. contact me at birdsong27@hotmail.com for more info and put API meeting in the subject line so i don't overlook it in my junk mail box (highly filtered account). i used dale cook and had a great experience with her. it was homebirth but she also goes to nassau where there are the birth pools. she can provide more info to see if you all are a good fit.
best,
jamie


New to mothering.com and almost 11 weeks pregnant with my first! I'm looking for some help in finding information about hospitals and midwives in the area. I'd love to do a homebirth, but I don't think it is practical with our budget and my anxiety is getting to me a little bit about what could possibly go wrong. So, we're looking at midwives that do hospital births as I want to have a very natural birth. My Husband and I met with Linda Jaworowski yesterday and liked her, but want to meet with other people too. Linda delivers at Mercy and South Nassau. I haven't read good things about Mercy so I'm inclined to think South Nassau would be better, and from what I could tell from her thoughts she agrees. At South Nassau they have ambulatory fetal monitoring if you need to be on one constantly, and you can have the baby in the room with you, phew.
We've heard good things about Winthrop, and I've also read some negative things so I'd love to hear what your experiences with Winthrop or South Nassau might be.
Also, has anyone worked with Margaret Priola or Nancy Goley? They are the other two midwives in my insurance network.
I am going to reach out to Dale Cook as I've heard such great things and see what the insurance situation is there- anyone on Cigna and used Gaia Midwifery? Did you pay out of pocket first?

Lastly! I'd love recommendations for natural birthing classes and "once the baby comes" classes- my friend took a class for after the birth and got some great advice and discounts on cloth diapering but this was in MA, so I'd love recommendations for on in NYC or LI.

Thanks!!![/QUOTE]
post #2058 of 2107
I was going to mention Maria as well. She is also a prenatal Yoga instructor.

Dale Also has a partner, Susan Brockman who does hospital delivery.

I am curious as to your comment about homebirth and cost???? Your insurance should cover any midwife that you choose, in network or out, home or hospital birth. In New York it is the law.

Here is some helpful information
http://www.choicesinchildbirth.org/r...h_NY_09-10.pdf

Here are some hospital statistics for you

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=3138#nassau

Good luck
post #2059 of 2107

Trust Food

HI mamas

I want to let you all know about a lecture with Alfonso DeRose this coming Friday. It is called "Trust Food , Lose Weight
& NEVER Diet Again!"

I went t his 3 day seminar in the beginning of may and I dropped 13 pounds. It is amazing and i wanted to share wit you all.

It is at 7pm at the Inner Balance Yoga studio in Farmingdale. The cost is $20

You must register by phone Call (877) 271-7695

here is a bit from the flyer

Find out why diets set you up to fail.
Create a new mindset for lasting change in your
life.
Learn how to trust food & have more pleasure.
Find out how to let go of emotional protection
(along with excess weight)!
Attract more love, success and abundance into
your life in the process!

Please share this with anyone wh has ever been on a diet. Alfonso's work is truly life changing.
post #2060 of 2107
Thanks! I met with Dale on Saturday and I think we're going to utilize her, I really appreciate her approach and the general vibe I got.
The comment about out of pocket expenses has to do with some Midwives asking for the full payment up front and then for us to fight with the insurance company, something that wouldn't be affordable for us. In addition, I have a very high deductible before getting reimbursed on my plan. I really appreciated Dales approach, which is to bill first and then bill us, and that she is more about providing the care than worrying about making money. This way, we can save for the inevitable cost.
Thanks for Maria's name, I will definitely look in to her and the Pre-Natal yoga.

If there are any Westbury/Hicksville/Carle Place, etc Mommas on here that have other good recommendations for Pre-Natal Yoga classes I would love them!
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