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Hi y'all!

I'm Stacy, 22, from Louisiana. I've been married to Keith for 2 years and we have an 11 month old son named Avery (vaginal hospital birth with pain meds...definitely home birthing the next one!).

I'm currently working to finish my Master's in Education (I have a B.A. in Spanish Education), but I'll be finished this summer and plan on starting midwifery school in the fall (a rather abrupt but oh-so-right career change). Trying to decide between ATM and AI right now...leaning toward ATM because it would be quicker, but I'm interested in hearing more about Aviva's accreditation process for the bachelor's in midwifery and am intrigued by their additional certification options (breastfeeding counselor, future LC certification, nutritionist training). I'll probably do ATM to get my CPM (I'm like 20 minutes from the Texas border), then enroll in AI for future certification.

I just finished reading Pushed and Baby Catcher and am currently in the middle of Spiritual Midwifery & Heart and Hands. I can't wait to get started with "real" studying!

I feel kind of silly that I've spent all this time working toward a career in education, and now I'm making such a big shift in my career goals. But it's just so right, ya know? And like I told my husband - it's still education, just a totally different kind!

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Hello everyone and Welcome to the newbies


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I'm ploughing through HM vol1. right now.

Me too.
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it's still education, just a totally different kind!
I agree! That's a great attitude to have!

I have Baby Catch here, waiting to be read! I still have to get Heart and Hands...it's on my list!

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Eco, are you in school? I know you were saying soon but I can't remember when you said you were enrolling.

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Greetings All.

Well it looks like I might be able to attend the Trust Birth Conference. The client I have that is due around that time had her due date changed up a week, (of course she already knew that since she knew when she ovulated) This change should allow me to just make it to the conference.

Now I am scrambling to pull it together with finances and logistics. Does anyone know anyone who would like or need a roomate at the conference. I will be arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving Sunday night...

Thanks all for any help,
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Tia,

check out the thread on the conference in the 'birth professionals' forum....there are people there also looking for roomies. I hope to see you there!!!

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Hey everyone!
I'm Mandy, 23, mom to 5 and 2 yr. old boys. I had a UP/UC with my youngest kidlet. I have been studying birth and midwifery on my own since I was pregnant with my 5 yr. old. I attended a DONA training a couple years ago but it didn't take long for me to decide that I am not cut out to work as a doula in hospitals, so I pretty much quit, although I am sometimes pulled back into doula-ing for friends. I am now beginning an apprenticeship and couldn't be more excited to finally be doing what I was meant to do.
I am working my way through Hol. Midwifery 1 and 2 right now, and I have to say, I'm not all that happy with them. It's a little hippy for me and not as scientific as I'd like. There is still a ton of good info and I will finish them, but does anyone have any recommendations for something more evidence based but not in the medical model? How is Myles' Textbook for Midwives?
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Welcome to the newcomers!!

I'm here..just reading since I don't have much to add.

Looks like I'll be going to the ATM conference with the mw I'm working with. Anyone else going?
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I just found out there's a small monthly meet-up for homebirth MWs in my area! I'm going to my first meeting this morning!!
(so I should get off MDC and go get dressed already!)

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How is Myles' Textbook for Midwives?
It's OK. It's based on the NHS system (British care). All medically-managed. Hands on midwifery. I like it for the technical information, but the care I don't like.

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yay!!!
I went to the homebirth midwives meet-up
It was great to connect with other MWs in the area. I feel very much the 'junior' member, but there was a woman there who's been practicing as a lay MW for 25 years, and it seems like a great network to get into :

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yay, Majik! That sounds like so much fun. Why did you feel junior member? Anyone you can join and partner with?

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yay!!!
I went to the homebirth midwives meet-up
It was great to connect with other MWs in the area. I feel very much the 'junior' member, but there was a woman there who's been practicing as a lay MW for 25 years, and it seems like a great network to get into :
lol Well if YOU felt like a junior member then I'm not sure what I would be! Glad you had a good time!!





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has anyone here done a midwife assistant program? (the farms / MCU etc)
Im thinking of doing it and then starting official midwife training. did you find it was helpful?

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hey, mamas
hi majik ~ nice to "see" you over here :.

i'm currently contemplating apprenticing, so thought i'd check out the thread...and i'm just gonna go ahead and post rather than lurk as i think i'll be around these parts for awhile .

to introduce myself ~ i'm jeremy, mama to two beautiful girls ~ dd1 born at home in our bed, dd2 born at home in the water. i'm a clinical ayurvedic specialist, pancha karma specialist, certified massage therapist, restaurant owner and whitewater river guide...presently taking some time away from my own practice and just working from home as an ayurvedic distance learning teacher for my college and doing what i can from home for the restaurant...as dd2 was born just 3 weeks ago .
my midwife (pictured in my sig link ) gave me the book, sisters on a journey, for christmas - mentioning that she was trying to gently persuade me into an apprenticeship. the book is wonderful and i'm almost finished. i've read many books on birth and midwifery throughout my pregnancies and feel a bit of a tug...
i'm interested in traditional midwifery, with a more hands-off approach, focusing more on empowerment and education. i'd say that over 80% of the children born in this town are homebirthed, and most of the mamas and papas have been empowered to catch their own babies, as that is the direction the local midwives generally guide the families. my dh caught dd2, and i'm so grateful for the guidance of our midwife.
btw, she wrote a wondeful book - this sacred life: transforming our world through birth - required reading for her pregnant mamas, that i totally recommend. she really focuses on the sacredness of birth and conscious birthing. check out her site...
i'd love to combine midwifery with my ayurvedic practice, as ayurveda is the knowledge of life, and this is where it all begins ~ utilizing this ancient science by focusing on bringing balance to the parents before conception with pancha karma, when possible, helping to create a harmonious pregnancy and birth, and following all the way through with traditional ayurvedic postpartum care (which is so yummy, by the way).
so these are my thoughts these days...
i've read through the thread and have bookmarked quite a few links. i appreciate all the information and support here. and i hope to be around for awhile...

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Jeremy--forgive me for being a complete "bonehead", but what exactly is 'ayurveda'?

I learn so much cool stuff from you ladies!

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So midwives-to-be...what are y'all reading right now? I'm trying to add new things to my list.

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I'm currently reading a pile of books on breastfeeding toddlers, nursing during pregnancy, and tandem feeding. I'm writing a series of articles about those topics for a local parenting magazine.

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Joy, I really have enjoyed A Midwife's Tale, Listen to me Good, The Midwife, The Midwife's Advice and Ina May's books. Some others that I'm either in the middle of or have used in my homework and studies are:

Birth as An American Rite of Passage
Push: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
Holistic Midwifery Vol 1
Baby Catcher
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Years
Family Centered Maternity and Newborn Care
The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
Birthsong Midwifery Workbook


I have bunch of other books on my list at Amazon.com just waiting for Mother's Day and my birthday in June!!



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I have bunch of other books on my list at Amazon.com just waiting for Mother's Day and my birthday in June!!


Jen, I almost cracked up when I read that because even though I've bought several books recently- my wish list has grown instead of getting smaller. I need a wall-to-wall bookcase!

I'm still trying to figure out if I can make the CMI conference work... I hope so. And in a couple of weeks, my brother gets a 4-day pass and a leash of 300 miles (then they ship him to Iraq) so we're flying to Florida to meet up with him for a couple of days. The fare to fly to FL is cheaper than the fare coming back... I can't tell you how tempted I was to just buy one-way. :

Jeremy- welcome!
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Hey everyone!
I'm Mandy, 23, mom to 5 and 2 yr. old boys...... I am now beginning an apprenticeship and couldn't be more excited to finally be doing what I was meant to do.

Mandy...Hi! I hear we'll be seeing a lot of each other

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Jen, I almost cracked up when I read that because even though I've bought several books recently- my wish list has grown instead of getting smaller.
I know!! How does that happen!?

I have to get Understanding Lab Work in the Childbearing Years by Anne Frye but of course, it's out of stock at Amazon. Myle's Textbook for Midwives is way spendy. Not as expensive as the HM volumes 1 & 2 though!

I have to get some Varney's too. Nurse Midwifery and the Textbook. I have the pocket one (spiral) that I like......and the list grows!



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Is this still happening??


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Thursday, February 7th, 6-10 pm
The Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336

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Tickets 10.00


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Mandy...Hi! I hear we'll be seeing a lot of each other
Hey there!
I'm looking forward to it!
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I know!! How does that happen!?

I have to get Understanding Lab Work in the Childbearing Years by Anne Frye but of course, it's out of stock at Amazon.
Just an FYI- but it's only $46 + shipping at Birth, Baby and Beyond I found that was the cheapest price via a google search.
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But, I believe that this is the old version (6th), not the recently updated 7th version.

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Hi Ladies! Not sure if you all have seen these, but they are a list of midwife jokes that you might be able to relate to!

http://www.midwifery2000.com/jokes.htm

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But, I believe that this is the old version (6th), not the recently updated 7th version.
That's what I thought but I emailed her and it's the 7th edition. Mine came last week.
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Is anyone here at Birthing Way in Portland? I'm interested in hearing about the program. I am applying for the program there for next year.

Im a holistic doula in Montreal, Quebec. Hopefully moving to Portland to study, West for sure anyways.
No husbands or babies yet.

Any insider info on Birthingway would be emmensely appreciated.
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Sage-Naissance - are you planning on practicing back in Canada when you're done, or staying in the states? I'm from Ontario but going to mw school in New Zealand. . .it looks like a bit of a pain (but doable) to be registered at home once I'm finished.

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