Wow, September already! Well, I'm trying to decide between doula training, Bradley instructor training, or both, hehe! Any suggestions? And I'd love to attend some births both for the experience and the thrill, anyone have suggestions about how to make connections with pregnant moms??
Beth, thanks so much for keeping us so nice and organized!!
Pinksunfish, sorry to hear you are still ill, hopefully it will let up soon! Can't wait to hear about your appts...btw, are you from somewhere other than the U.S.? antenatal, while easy to understand, isn't in my normal vocabulary
Eden, hugs for all those troubles/stresses!!! Hope that you make it through the morning sickness and west nile, try to stay calm and get what fluids you can!
Boobiemama, yea! for getting to the second trimester! Hopefully it will bring pregnant bliss! I second the suggestion about water intake, also watch for too much sun...causes splitting headaches for some I know (that can last for days). Good luck!
livelybaby, do share! I'm really eager to try either the Bradley training or doula training or both...was it a DONA workshop? And how well were you "prepared" for it (readings, have you attended a lot of births, other training, etc.) Do you have any concerns about being a doula and a parent (and I'd love our other list doulas to share their input here too...Rebecca?) Do you work now (I do in home childcare) and how will you deal with conflicts? Sounds like it was a wonderful break for you, what a neat experience!
2girlsmom, it is great to have a break once in a while, just to relax and breath without having to deal with others' needs for a few minutes can be so refreshing!
Claire, hope classes go well! and nice to be getting some breaks, ditto on the reasons! DH has been doing all the cooking lately, such a relief, but I still have to decide "what" we'll have, and that is a tough one sometimes. With the heat that we had (and it left 4 days ago, so no longer an excuse) my eating habits were awful...hopefully I'll get them back on track. Can't wait to hear about your next appt, when is it? Do you have any more thoughts on measuring big?
Take care all, hope this month is treating you well!