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Old 01-08-2011, 09:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello to all, hope everyone is having a baby dust full weekend! I found out that I was pregnant earlier this week, and have since started feeling a variety of symptoms: headaches, breast pain, lower back ache, tiredness and morning (aka all day) sickness. Even with all of this, plus school and work, we are thrilled!

 

We are due around September 10-13 and plan to birth in a local birthing center with a midwife; I would love to have a natural childbirth. I plan to breastfeed and we also plan to co-sleep with our wee one.

 

My sister is also currently pregnant and is due in May 2011 with a baby girl :)

 

Congrats to all!

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I am guessing you are from Portland, OR, not Portland, ME?

 

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Im a Portland (OR ) momma to be too! Im going to be interviewing a few ND midwives and see a few birthing centers this week. Great place to be pregnant.


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Another Portland mama here!  Little one is due around the 12th and we have an eight-month-old at home.  I am feeling more empowered, I know I can do this, I just gave birth last May.  This is much sooner than we planned but I am getting a little more excited for number two every day.


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I am meeting with Melissa at Alma this week and plan to meet with another midwife at Andaluz next week. I really enjoyed my consult appointment awhile back with Alma, but want to see other centers so I know what to compare to. Any specific ones you are checking out? Good Luck :)

 

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Does anyone know of a expecting /new mom meet up in the Portland area or where I would find information on one? I feel very alone being pregnant and working from home and feel it would be good to connect with some other new/expecting mommies. Im in the Happy Valley/ Clackamas area but willing to travel.


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Here are a few helpful websites I have found:

 

http://www.pdxkidscalendar.com/

 

http://aroundthesunblog.com/

 

http://www.swapmamas.com/group/oregonmamas

 

http://www.urbanmamas.com/

 

http://oregonmom.com/


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I don't live in Portland but I have heard good things about an organization called A Mama Like Me, from a friend.  Have you heard of it?


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You can check out Millagros in NE for some parenting/meetup stuff- they also have used clothes and cloth diapers :) 

(I'm from Portland but moved a year and a half ago)


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I'm a Portland-ish mama, too! We live just west of Portland, actually. How fun that there are several of us!

 


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I am meeting with Melissa at Alma this week and plan to meet with another midwife at Andaluz next week. I really enjoyed my consult appointment awhile back with Alma, but want to see other centers so I know what to compare to. Any specific ones you are checking out? Good Luck :)

 

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What were your impressions of Alma and Andaluz?  I'm curious about both.  We are looking at having a home birth but a birthing center is still an option.   


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Old 01-19-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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 I forgot, I wanted to mention that we went with Vivante Midwifery for our last homebirth, and am very much looking forward to using them again! I lovelovelove the midwives at Vivante. Or, at least I did 2 years ago. I assume they are still awesome. :p


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