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Hi Angelgirl,
I just arrived on LI about 3 wks ago so, I don't have very extensive knowledge of Drs/healers but I did find someone that seems like she might be good. She's an MD and an Osteopath and was recommended by someone at the Waldorf school. I took the kids to her for the state-mandated school exam and she seems very knowledgeable about alternative stuff. We talked a little bit about homeopathics and a few herbal remedies and when I told her that I considered antibiotics a last resort for my son's ear infection, she told me where to find a healthfood store that would have herbal eardrops. We haven't had a more serious problem so she hasn't really been "put to the test" but I'll pass her info along. We went to her office in Massapequa but she mentioned she is at an office in Garden City some days.

Dr. Ferrara

Another recommendation that I did not follow up on bc he is farther from me and I decided to try Dr. Ferrara, is Dr Anthony Capobianco who, I was told, is also a DO and practices cranial sacral and homeopathy and is in Glen Cove (maybe closer for you?). His number is 516/617-5076. Good luck!

As I mentioned, we just moved to LI a couple of weeks ago and I am up to my eye balls in boxes and errands but I would love to meet other like-minded mamas at some point. I have two boys, ages 9 & 5. Other LI mamas should feel free to contact me!

Love, sunny
post #2082 of 2107
thanks so much, sunny!

that's really helpful.
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api meeting

all are welcome to join us on sept. 27th from 10:30-12 in east setauket for our next api meeting. bonnie mcGlynn deLuca, a registered somatic movement therapist, is our guest speaker. pm me for directions.
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Can anyone provide more info on the Baby Bonus Program at Stony Brook? Do you know if you have to be birthing with the midwives?
I gave birth to my 17 mo at Stony Brook, and was very pleased with my experience, other than the fact that I didn't see him for 2-3 hours after he was born. (They gave him to me and let me nurse him, and then took him for bathing, etc)
I am only 8 weeks preggo with #2, and I have an OB who I love, who delivered my first, but I would consider switching if it meant i could keep the baby with me.
i couldn't find any other info online...
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Central/Northern Nassau Pediatricians

Afternoon! I've been searching through the board and found a couple of names, but I'd love to gather 1 or 2 Pediatrician recommendations! We'd like someone who is breastfeeding friendly and alterna-vax friendly. I have Dr. Gulbransen and Dr. Ente both down as people to contact.
Any other recommendations welcomed and desired!

Also, any tips on how to have the initial meetings with Pediatricians go would be appreciated too! (questions to ask, etc).
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Hi all. I'm 5 months pg with #2 and while we moved from LI to Queens, would like to birth on LI b/c I work in nassau and my folks are there and they will be taking care of 3 year old when I go into labor. I had my first at Winthrop with Melanie Summersille CNM. I will likely use her again but am thinking about going for a 2nd opinion. I have heard great things about Dale Cook. Has anyone used her for a hospital birth at Nassau Medical Center? If so, what was it like?
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Originally Posted by nadoja View Post
Ismama, I am also a fellow Glen Cove resident!

Shoot me a message when you move out here.

I just took my infant to Dr. Greg Gulbransen for a first time visit. I am happy with the visit. He was recommended to me by my Midwife.
I am so sorry I never responded. I don't think I've been on MDC for nearly a year! Anyway, we moved to Queens for the year but will likely be back living in Glen Cove next year. We are there quite often visiting my parents, and I also work in Old Westbury. I am pg with #2 and while we love our new neighborhood in Queens, I will be eager to shorten my commute again next year. Would love to get together for a playground date. How old is your little one?
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Hello! I live in Levittown and have an almost 4 year old son and a 2 week old daughter. I'm looking for attachment parenting mamas to hangout with. I'm thinking about homeschooling my son anyone have any experience on long island?

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hi mamas :) Long time since i checked into this thread... I am out in Brookhaven area, and have a fantastic pediatrician (Dr. Jennifer Shaer) in Riverhead, if anyone is interested, LMK, i can't say enough good things about them!! Now we are looking for a family doctor/general practicioner in the area for DH and I... please help-- We can travel short distances, but don't want to have a long drive to a doc... no good if you are not feeling well...anyone have any suggs??


also: are there any cases of chicken pox around?? If there are, i'd love to bring my kids over and let them drink from your kids glass LOL... or maybe, think of me over the next few months if you hear of any... i don't want pox for Christmas here :)  


Anyone from my neck of the woods on this thread???

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Hi LI Mommas!  


2 Things!


1. For those looking for Pediatricians, my husband and I met with someone we really liked in New Hyde Park- Valerie Mokides.  She's a DO and combines holisitic approaches with traditional medicine.  She's totally homebirth friendly and very alterna-vax friendly too!  Here website: http://www.4healthykids.info/about.asp .  


2. We're not sure yet if we'll have to do daycare, but I want to start looking to be safe.  Any recommendations on good private childcare providers or daycare centers in and right around Westbury?  We won't want to travel very far, so right in the area is good.


Thanks and hope all are having delicious holidays!

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Hi Everyone! I am trying to revive a chapter of ICAN on Long Island. We will be having our first meeting on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 7pm at the Sachem Public Library in the Board Room. PM me with any questions, email at ICANofLongIsland@gmail.com, or look for us on Facebook!

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Hi Tiffrobyn,  what is ICAN?  I googled it and didn't see anything relavent.  I searched the library you mentioned and it looks like it's in Holbrook?



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Hi Sunny,

ICAN is international cesarean awareness network. You can find out more about the organization at www.ICAN-online.org but the mission is cesarean prevention, recovery and vbac support.
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    A fundraising event for Long Island BirthNetwork
In arms babies are welcome!
November 10th at the Y Boulton Center For Performing Arts, Bayshore N.Y.
Buy your tickets online now!
Tickets are $25
Lots of free goodies to go home with and there will be a Chinese Action with items donated from
Earth Mama, Angel Baby
Mother Love Herbals
Sunshine Organic Herbals
Moby Wrap
Anna James Photograpghy
Pindar Wine
Aurora Cocina
Stitchin Netka

More Business of Being Born offers a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Kimberly Williams-Paisley ...and Melissa Joan Hart.
Explore Your Options: Birth Centers, Doulas & C-Sections
This movie offers birth-planning guidance around key topics such as the role of doulas (labor support specialists,) the advantages of birth centers and the alarming escalation of cesarean sections in the United States and Brazil. Epstein and producer Ricki Lake talk to doulas about why their profession is currently booming and uncover why having a good doula can make-or-break the entire birth experience. They look at the ever-growing rates of c-sections, which have reached 50% in many US hospitals and more than 99% in some private hospitals in Brazil. How "safe" are these cesarean surgeries, and what are the health implications for the mothers and babies? Explore Your Choices also looks at the option to deliver in a birth center as a middle ground between the home and the hospital.

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BUMPING for all the Long Island Mamas!!  : )

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Hi! Thanks for bumping this. I'm a Long Island mama to a 3 month old baby boy. I would love to meet other mamas in the area.
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I haven't been on MDC in years, but I thought this would be a good place to find a playgroup for my husband and kids. We just moved to LI (Center Moriches) last fall and don't know anyone. My husband is a SAHD, and I'm worried that he's going to be awfully isolated. If there's a group anywhere in central/eastern LI that gets together and would be open to a SAHD, please let me know. Kids are 7 (in school during the day), 4, and 2. Thanks!

post #2098 of 2107
Originally Posted by ETW View Post

I haven't been on MDC in years, but I thought this would be a good place to find a playgroup for my husband and kids. We just moved to LI (Center Moriches) last fall and don't know anyone. My husband is a SAHD, and I'm worried that he's going to be awfully isolated. If there's a group anywhere in central/eastern LI that gets together and would be open to a SAHD, please let me know. Kids are 7 (in school during the day), 4, and 2. Thanks!

My hubby is also a SAHD and we have been looking around for a group also but haven't really found one. DD just turned 2 and we have another due at the end of the month. We're out east in Ronkonkoma. We ended up putting DD in a Montessori program two days a week and gymnastics once a week just for both of them to have something else to do weekly. We thought maybe there would be another dad in either group but so far no go. I'd love to know if you find anything.

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Hi Mamas! Since this thread was getting active again I thought I would update it with some things: 1. While we did go to Valerie Mokides at first with our son (who is now almost 13 months) we found her to not be an ideal pediatrician.  We always had to wait at least an hour each time we went, and there were often lots of sick kids in the waiting room.  When she handed me the gerber food sheet at 4 months and said, "You have a big baby give him something more than breastmilk" I was done! 
I got a recommendation from another Mama at LLL to Dr. Gregory Martocci in Garden City.  He's GREAT!  He's fast, efficient and has good bed side manner.  He's all about what the parents want to do which I appreciate.  Highly recommend him!


I also want to let all the new Mama's on here know about a Meet-Up group called New Mom's of Nassau County- we're getting full, but it is a nice group of new Mom's in the area with lots of fun meet ups that are Work at Home and Work Outside the Home Mama friendly- check it out on Meet-Up.com!  


Lastly- for those looking for Daycare- we ended up at Brighthorizons in Woodbury and I couldn't be happier.  They're very breastfeeding and alternate vaccine friendly and the teachers are phenomenal.  If you're interseted, let me know, they have a referral program. 


Hope everyone is doing well!!

post #2100 of 2107

Hi again, LI mamas, I'm out east in Brookhaven town... anyone else out here nearby??  summer is coming, and we love playground playdates!! My kids are 7 (DS) and almost 5 (DD)  :)   ~Holly

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