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#1 of 131 Old 10-15-2006, 02:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Come on I know you're out there. I just want to connect with some people a little closer to me and who can help me with certain things and find resources, and just shoot the sh!t with about lovely Windy Winnipeg/spirited Manitob(ok that's a little corny ). Give me a shout out and let me know a little about you. TIA
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Bumping this thread up for Adeline-Mae...she just had a baby girl on Tuesday the 17th...she's from Brandon tho

Hi 'Adeline'!!! Welcome to the world Saje!!!

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Hi Chrissy,

We are out there, just busy getting ready for winter I guess. Not sure where you are located in the city but some places you may want to check out IRL that have cool moms (including some MDCers) are the Wednesday morning Breastfeeding BUddies program at Klinic on Portage from 10 to 11:30 (drop in at any point), or LLL meetings (there's 2 or 3 groups in Winnipeg - info is available at http://groups.lllc.ca/groups.php?prov=MB). There's also a new NINO group starting up, led in part by another MDC mom. NINO stands for Nine in, Nine out and is a babywearing advocacy organization. You can check out the NINO website at http://www.nineinnineout.org/ and the specific one for Winnipeg at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/winnipegnino/ And finally, there was a thread a while back that mentioned that on Thursday afternoons, some AP parents hang out at Mondragon. I haven't been there for a while so I don't know if that's still going on.

Hope to see you around!

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Yep, We're out here.........I livein corydon area, I moslty hang out with political friends with kids. We have a homeschool/playgroup email list. But the Thursday playgroup seems to have moved to wed afternoons at wolsley fmaily place......

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I'm here too! I work weekdays though, but I'd love to meet some other MDC moms!
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I'm in Transcona, well for now at least, we're hoping to move next year. I just noticed all the other threads and thought that Winnipeg desevred one too.
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i'm here!
in the north end, working downtown & in st james.
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West Kildonaner here!

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Ok I've kinda looked in to the NINO group website but finding time is hard. Anyone know how many people are involved, where they meet, and when? I'd like to touch base with someone who's involved and check it out with another mom from around here.
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So, winnipegers, how do you like the snow today?

It couldnt wait 2 freakin days?!

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It's so pretty! I took my dog out for a walk an hour ago. The wind was a bit much though. I agree, it would have been nice for it to have waited a few days. My boys loved going in the back yard and playing this afternoon. Now they are chuggin' back the hot cocoa!

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Well I'm at home sick with the flu, so the snow was perfect timing - I certainly had no desire to go out today. And DH was able to come home early from work, so that was good too, as poor DD did not have a very mobile mommy to play with.

Chrissy - as for the NINO Group - we are just starting out and are pretty small yet. I think we have 7 or 8 members. We've had 3 informal meetings at Erin W's house, which is in Crescentwood. She's one of the co leaders and a mama on MDC. It's pretty far for you, especially if you are without a vehicle, but you might want to join anyway, as we may have meetings at other locations in the future. Some place like the Forks might be more accessible for you (I'm not sure - I take the bus but I'm in Osborne Village so I don't know what it's like out in Transcona). So far the meetings have been an opportunity to get to know each other, chat, hang out, try out some of each other's carriers and learn about new carries and carriers.
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Hey there

My name is Phoebe and I'm in Wolseley.

Jury's still out for DS and me on the snow - pretty, yet cold. DD has no further questions - cold. yuck. NOOOOOOOOOO. lol
For me I'm rethinking the whole Halloween thing - I'm totally up for the event and all but our original plan to trek out to St.Vital Mall (yuck) to collect candy that I have no intention of allowing my two year old to consume is seeming kind of like a goat rodeo recipe for disaster. Maybe we'll stay home and give the candy away? How do parents get through this holiday??? (and still get everyone to bed so that the next day isn't shot?)

As for NINO - we've gone to two of the meetings and found the other women to be super helpful and enjoyed trying on a couple of different carriers that I'd never seen before. Pretty small group, but new and growing.

I'd love to connect with some other MDC moms in Winnipeg.

Hi Edwina, sorry to hear about the flu.

Hey Heather.

Bye for now,
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Hey all another Wolesely mama here!!

Chrissy you should reallly join the nino group...I would love to meet you!
Edwina hope you are feeling better today...we missed you at potluck last night...all the food yum yum.
Phoebe we were all excited about Halloween(and by we I mean me...lol) but now with all this snow I am re thinking my excitement. Rufus hates his costume and Ewan is hit and miss so we shall see how tonight pans out. Oh and the candy is for the mom silly...lol.

To all the other winnipegers nice to meet you and hopefully we all get to meet soon!!
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I love the first official snow fall Last night I threw DD in our fleece wrap and we went for a walk with the dogs. We all loved it, DD hates being covered though so she kept fighting to look over the fur collar of my jacket. By the time we got there we were white. However I truely hate winter and am sick of it already DH hurt his back today shoveling snow, so I wonder who had to finish it:

As for the NINO meeting I am strongly considering it. I have a car but I do work so it all depends. Plus we're really busy right now, once it calms down I would be very interested.

I love Halloween! DD is going in her wrap tonight and she has a hood with long bunny ears and a matching bib with the boddy of a bunny so she can wear it in the wrap and everyone can still see her costume.

Oh and I'm sorry to hear that the flu is getting to some people. I work in a daycare so I have super immunity by now, it makes up for the 6 weeks of constant sickness when I started.

Anyways I'm glad us Winnipeggers finally have a gathering point but I have to go.
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hey, post on here when the next NINO meeting is, i'd love to come but i have 2 jobs and i'm in school, so i dunno...
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i don't think the next nino meeting is set...but we are trying to get a weekend date set...for mom's who work during the week.

HOpe everyone had a wonderful albeit snowy halloween!!
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Good morning.
It's a beautiful day out and I hope everyone getsa chanc4e to enjoy it.
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Hi, Not Winnipeg, but I'm on Highway 16 (the Yellowhead) near the Saskatchewan border.

Six kids, sixth sense, six degrees of separation. . . from sanity!
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
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OK, that's it I'm changing this thread to Manitoba Moms (Thanks by the way manitobamom) becuase being a small town girl at heart there is no way I'm excluding anyone, and now that I think of it me and DH like to travel so if connections are made maybe we can start with shorter road trips and build our way up. Plus just becuase it is all on province there are diversities in the people communities, and landscapes across Manitoba that would be interesting to poke into. So welcome one and all.
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I've been reminded that I should look for a pediatrician for my new baby arriving soon. Any recommendations?

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this isn't the best place to be if you want a specific type of doc with the right attitudes & opinions. you'll be lucky if you find anyone who is accepting new patients. at least, that's my experience. i had connections so i got a doc (a gp, not a ped) for my son a year ago, but i have a friend who only recently found a doctor for her son. he turns 1 soon.
i'd recommend being assertive and doing your homework before visiting the doctor, rather than expecting much. it sucks that it's this way.
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Run far, far away from Dr. Lazar in the medical arts building. Besides the recent wrong baby circ'd and he tried to cover up debacle, his bf attitudes are the worst! He encourages exclusive 6month, but, according to him, anything after that is "psychologically damaging". And to break some privacy laws went on to explain one of his "patients" who bf her ds until, gasp! 3 years of age and there was many mental problems in the family b/c of it. That and he's quite condesending too.

In the same group of 4, however, Dr. Carson was very nice. We only saw him a very small handful of times (last min appt with sick kids) and he would actually listen to you. He took your concerns seriously, even if he didnt think that was the problem. Very respectful.

That being said, I just switched all my kids to my family doc. If there's anything more serious going on with them then my doc can refer to a specialist. I like that my kids wil have a doc forever now - no getting kicked out at 18 and starting from scratch.

Theres a phone # you can call to find out what drs are accepting new patients....I'll find it for you....

The Family Dr Connection
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8:30 am to 4:30 pm
786-7111

Its only family drs, I thought it was all, sorry. HTH though.
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There was some threads prior to this for Winnipeg that mentioned peds and Dr. Rajani and another one were recommended (if you search for Winnipeg in tribal areas, you'll likely come up with it). We have Dr. Rajani and we've only seen him once. He didn't give us any grief over our decision to delay/selectively vax, but really all he did was weigh, measure and check for clicks in the hips.

We recently saw Dr. McDougall (not sure of spelling) at Manitoba Clinic and did not like him at all. I would avoid him if at all possible.

In discussing this with friends, it seems pretty hard to find one at all, and especially one who's supportive of AP practices. I would ask your midwives for recommendations - they can also help you get a ped - I got into Dr. Rajani by namedropping one of the many midwives I saw during my pregnancy.
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The midwives are a great way to go. They usually work out of the whra offices with drs right? I would assume (or at least hope) that most of them would be okay or understanding of the more "ap" way.....
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The midwives are a great way to go. They usually work out of the whra offices with drs right? I would assume (or at least hope) that most of them would be okay or understanding of the more "ap" way.....
I wish there was some way for me to tak my midwifery here, but it looks like we have to move to Ontario after DH finishes updating his school. I am considering taking Doula courses in the mean time but I need to organize my life a little more first. Oh yeah! Hope everone enjoyed our dash of frozen rain, and sprinkle of snow, it's about time old man winter made up his mind.

As for Dr. My family Dr sent me to Dr. Taylor(OB/GYN) for one visit to assess my pregnancy and she didn't inform us that it was a one time thing, so when Taylor insisted we continue making appointments we had no clue that she was stealing us from our Dr. but we are back where we belong now, considering Taylor wanted to continue with DD. Anyways good luck.
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if you're native they're starting a program for native women to become midwives
and my friend the midwife (anyone know beckie wood?) is starting an apprenticeship program for women to become midwives.

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I wish there was some way for me to tak my midwifery here, but it looks like we have to move to Ontario after DH finishes updating his school. I am considering taking Doula courses in the mean time but I need to organize my life a little more first. Oh yeah! Hope everone enjoyed our dash of frozen rain, and sprinkle of snow, it's about time old man winter made up his mind.

As for Dr. My family Dr sent me to Dr. Taylor(OB/GYN) for one visit to assess my pregnancy and she didn't inform us that it was a one time thing, so when Taylor insisted we continue making appointments we had no clue that she was stealing us from our Dr. but we are back where we belong now, considering Taylor wanted to continue with DD. Anyways good luck.
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I usually transfered to a ob/gyn (before I found midwifery!) for the second half of my preg and came back to family dr after babe was born. I kept both of them during that time too. Cold - dr; vaginal spotting - ob. According to my fam dr, it was the way to do it. Who knows, I'm done having kids and if I wasnt I'd only see a midwife anyway!

Josybear, I remember reading about that new program! Its a great step. And hey, if I ever win a crazy amount of money, I'm opening up a midwife school here.
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Did I miss something? Where did the rest of the quote from my past post go????????:
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