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#1 of 21 Old 10-19-2009, 05:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everybody!

I am Nina from Germany. I live nearby Weiden, which some military moms might know cause it's close to Grafenwoehr. I am mom to a teenager and a baby of half a year and am planning to start to work again soon as a homebirth midwife.

I thought it would be interesting to join the mothering forums, read what others have to say and also share my own knowledge.

As I'm rather new to this area (I lived abroad, but came back to Germany to birth my baby), I'd be happy to meet others who live nearby.

Also, if anybody needs a homebirth midwife, get in touch.

Sisterly regards to all of you,
Nina
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Thanks, Viola!
Mothering looks like an interesting forum. Strange I've never come across it before. Looking forward to a lot of interesting conversations!
Sisterly love to all of you,
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Welcome. Glad to have you. It is always nice to have someone new and someone who is a midwife is a plus.
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Welcome to MDC Nina

Hi I'm Elle, a ing mama to my boy, Honeybun
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Hi! Welcome to MDC!

We are moving to Baumholder in a couple of weeks. So glad to see you here. I had both my babies at home, too. Welcome, welcome!

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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And welcome to you in Germany soon, EdnaMarie! I don't know anything about Baumholder, I think it's a rather countrysidish area, which can be both good and bad, of course. If you feel like visiting a town, try Heidelberg. (Preferably in Winter, when there aren't so many tourists - walk through the pedestrian zone, which is about a kilometre long, try an excellent whole grain bakery called Mahlzahn, visit the "Karlstorbahnhof" for concerts, movies and other cultural happenings and spend some time down at the river, on the "Neckarwiesen" - well, and don't forget the castle, of course, but walk up there!) You could also try Mannheim, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Trier or Saarbrücken (don't miss out on a shop called Yaayaa)...

In any case, I hope you'll enjoy your stay! Do you know how long you'll be there?

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We are military, so three years!

I heard Baumholder is countryside. I do look forward to my child riding her tricycle and scooter along the sidewalks. At least they are paved, right?

We are in a town of the same size now. I don't like having to drive everywhere, but if the have a market on the base, we should be able to enjoy small-town life and fresh air. I'm excited.

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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I heard Baumholder is countryside. I do look forward to my child riding her tricycle and scooter along the sidewalks. At least they are paved, right?
I should think they might be paved... if there are any at all... hehe...

Just kidding! I bet you'll like it there! Let me know how you it goes! (I'm curious!)

Take care,
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I should think they might be paved... if there are any at all... hehe...

Just kidding! I bet you'll like it there! Let me know how you it goes! (I'm curious!)

Take care,
Nina
Hah, hah! Where we live now, the road to the main road is not paved. My sister's road is not paved. So, it would not be a shock to go to a rural area. The only thing I'm sad about is to be living in another rural area with limited facilities. But we'll be grateful for what we have- our first tour, and in Europe! Germany!

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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Guten Abend aus China und willkommen bei MDC - from a fellow German and 4times homebirth mom! I'm sure you'll like it here.

EdnaMarie, I'm quite certain that there was an English-speaking LLL group in or close to Baumholder - try www.lalecheliga.de, "English area". This could help you on your quest for "kindred spirits".

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hello NIna,

My name is beth and I am a military wife and plan on being a certified practicing midwife this year............I am in a MEAC school graduating in March and taking the NARM in August.  But as any good military wife knows plans change.  I am moving to Germany this coming fall with my certification but am not sure how it works But I cant imagine not being a part of births.  I have caught over 20 babies this last year and really am at a loss of how to work over in Germany besides using my Rosetta Stone.   ha ha.........Thank you for your assistance I hope we are live near each other in Germany it would be great to have back up........

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I am looking for a homebirth midwife near Ramstein. I am moving there soon. Are either of the midwives on here near there? I know I'm a few years off this post, but I'm hoping for some leads...
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Hi everybody!


I am Nina from Germany. I live nearby Weiden, which some military moms might know cause it's close to Grafenwoehr. I am mom to a teenager and a baby of half a year and am planning to start to work again soon as a homebirth midwife.


I thought it would be interesting to join the mothering forums, read what others have to say and also share my own knowledge.


As I'm rather new to this area (I lived abroad, but came back to Germany to birth my baby), I'd be happy to meet others who live nearby.


Also, if anybody needs a homebirth midwife, get in touch.


Sisterly regards to all of you,

Nina

Hi Nina! I know this is an old thread, but I'm hoping you still live near Grafenwoehr. We are moving there this August & I am pregnant (5 weeks) with my fourth child. I am looking for a home birth midwife & found this! Could I get your info so I can ask some questions & possibly gain your services!
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