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12-29-2013 04:11 PM

That is very cool to see some moms close to here!!

12-28-2013 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by prettymatty View Post

Hey!! I'm in Landmark so I live pretty close to Niverville smile.gif
Definitely not too far away at all!! It's nice to see some other mamas who live nearby!
12-28-2013 02:47 PM
prettymatty Hey!! I'm in Landmark so I live pretty close to Niverville smile.gif
12-28-2013 02:39 PM
ilissa I'm also from Manitoba. Niverville more specifically. smile.gif
11-15-2013 06:56 AM

I'm in Manitoba - close to Steinbach :)

02-04-2013 02:16 PM

Awesome! What are the chances we're both in the same neighbourhood! LOL I'll PM you my email address so we can discuss more details...

02-03-2013 12:40 PM

Oooh! I'm in Charleswood too. I'm working part time right now, and we have my SIL watching our little girl, but I'm finding a backup  or someone for some 'me' mornings would be really appreciated, especially since she only wants to do a max of 2 days per week. 


Our big thing is that when I work morning shifts, she needs to be dropped off somewhere around 630am, which is too early for most people! 

02-03-2013 07:58 AM
Originally Posted by onetwoten View Post


What area? Starting in the fall then, or sooner?



I live in Charleswood and will be going to U of M (so anything in between/close). It would begin officially in September but I'd love to start in August. 

02-01-2013 04:48 PM

Originally Posted by MamanFrancaise View Post

Hello fellow Manitobans! I'm hoping someone here or someone you know will be interested in the following:



I'm hoping to find another mother who would be willing to swap childcare. I am returning to school in the fall of 2013 and will need someone to watch my son (who will be 1 year old at that time) 2-3 mornings per week (in my home or yours). I will watch your child(ren) for the same amount of time, days, evenings, weekends, whatever you need! I am willing to be as flexible as required. 


What area? Starting in the fall then, or sooner?

02-01-2013 10:29 AM

Well, I was wrong. We were asked to fill out some additional information, get it signed and send it in. Oh well, a bit of a hassle, but isn't that what they want so that it deters those from considering UC?

01-30-2013 09:34 AM

Hello fellow Manitobans! I'm hoping someone here or someone you know will be interested in the following:



I'm hoping to find another mother who would be willing to swap childcare. I am returning to school in the fall of 2013 and will need someone to watch my son (who will be 1 year old at that time) 2-3 mornings per week (in my home or yours). I will watch your child(ren) for the same amount of time, days, evenings, weekends, whatever you need! I am willing to be as flexible as required. 

I am a married mom of 3 children (the older 2 are in school full-time) and used to work for Child and Family Services. I am trustworthy, responsible, dependable and honest. I will treat your child(ren) with the same love and affection as I treat my own and I am looking for someone who will do the same. And since I'm a member of MDC, you know my philosophy on parenting...

I'm hoping to develop a friendship with you, too! Let's have coffee or a glass of wine and see if we have anything in common! 


Please let me know!!

12-04-2012 12:55 PM



It turned out that I didn't need anything special. We just filled out the forms that we asked for at the hospital. Of course, as usual, they looked at my DH all confused when he said we needed the papers for live birth. *shaking head* He gets a kick out of their confusion and shock every time when they learn it is not in the hospital/with a midwife. lol


The paperwork is simpler than it used to be. I never once needed to see a doctor and there was no need to put down who I'd seen.


The birth was fast and perfect and done in the tub. The cord was around the bay's neck 2ce, but that was simple to deal with. No issues. The baby was healthy (and chubby now 3 mo. later). :)


I tried the placenta encapsulation (thanks Erthe Mama). I am not too sure if it helped me or not considering I did well afterward anyway. I put the extra into the freezer for future use in menopause/whatever.



Hi BbyGrlPickles! We're not that far away from each other...are you due soon, are you a new mom?

12-04-2012 10:18 AM

I live in Brandon :P So I'm KINDA close to Winnipeg!

07-25-2012 11:49 PM

I'm just interrupting to say I'm new at MDC, and have been in Winnipeg for almost a year now.  We're in the southwest part of the city.


Good luck to all of you who are looking for midwives or doctors - I knew midwives were scarce across most of the country, but didn't know how scarce they were here.  

07-23-2012 11:48 AM

From what I understand you just need some proof of pregnancy. In a pinch, I've heard a signed affidivat from a friend would do, but easiest if you have something from a doctor. Maybe hit a walkin for a blood test to "confirm" lol. They may look at you funny, but at least you'd have your paperwork that says you were indeed pregnant!

07-23-2012 10:36 AM
hatchling I'm from MB too...N of Brandon. I have had all of my babies at home, only one assisted, and that was with 2 traditional midwives years ago. Expecting #5 in 2 1/2-3 weeks. I have not gone to see a doctor at all this time around. I'm tired of fighting with them and their pressure to do things that I feel are unnecessary and unsafe, not to mention all of their lies (I have black and white printed proof too) to try to persuade me to go into the hospital. So...I have a question for you all. Since I have not gone to see a doctor, how would we register the birth? Is it just easier to have a doctor see me so that we can put down their name? I really don't want the hassles even now and the negativity that they will have especially since I have gone through this all on my own so far. I don't want the added stress. Any knowledge about how to do the paperwork here if this is the case, or do I just go in and deal with the hassles?
06-27-2012 08:26 PM
Originally Posted by JelloPanda View Post


BabyWearer_Anon - you don't really need to be checked for dilation. From the research I've done... if you feel the urge to push, you're probably okay to push.  From what I've heard, there's really no benefit to knowing how far dilated you are, other than to make you go  "dammit, only 1 more cm in the past hour?!"  

(Gosh I feel like a loser, I have no experience with that either - I showed up in hospital when I was feeling the urge to push, so I was never checked!  I swear, I really did have a baby - i just apparently missed all the "normal" parts of the process, lol)


Hello ladies!  I haven't checked this thread in a while, don't know if anyone is still around or not. 


First off- I used to be j e n i n e jessica (sorry, just changed my name for privacy reasons, but didn't want to confuse anyone), so I wanted to say that Erthe Mama is very right-- I used poor wording. You don't ever -need- an internal throughout pregnancy or birth. And jellos description up there is very accurate. Knowing dilation really tells you nothing of real use...  I should have worded better that someone will see my ladybits before the delivery was through, and that I wasn't comfortable with that person being a guy. 


I delivered at Women's (HSC) last November.  Did you guys still have any questions about the rooms, etc. I don't remember when everyone was due. 


Also-- I haven't found any other groups, but if you're on FB, there's an Attachment Parenting group, as long as that's your style. It's a lovely group of parents, and some of the best support I've found!  It's Winnipeg Attachment Minded Families. It's a closed group, but just ask to be added and they'll add you. Great for new mamas!

05-27-2012 12:50 PM

Yes, I'm addicted to Kijiji!  I check it several times every day as there are so many items constantly being added to it!  So far I've scored a wooden cradle ($40), and I'Coo stroller ($180), a baby tub ($5) and a bouncy chair ($15) !!!  A rocker/glider and an activity mat are my next targets.....

05-22-2012 03:37 PM

prairie girl, thanks for the tip about Auction wars.  There are some really great deals to be had but you need to be by your computer to win!  I bid on some jeans this morning, they would be great for postpardum since there is no way in hell i'm getting back into my pre jeans soon, and I lost out for a measly $0.50 because I don't have a smart phone and had to leave for work.  BOO!!!  But I can see it getting dangerously additictive, like kijjii...hehe  Speaking of kijjii, I just scored big time!  I got 8 nursery notion cloth diapers, 3 thirstys covers, and handful of inserts for FREE!!!  I almost felt bad for taking them for nothing, almost ;)  I guess that makes up for losing out on the jeans!

04-27-2012 08:02 AM

Lite - where did you find these "free" classes offered by public health?  Is there a website, or a schedule out there?  Thx!

04-26-2012 05:13 PM

Yep HSC with my doula.  My doula started out at Birthroots but now works independently.  She only likes to do maybe 12 births a year.  She has 4 kids and works p/t as a physiotherapist.  Enjoy your classes!  We took the free ones offered by public health and DH had to miss the first one.  I thought they were really great for him.  Got him more involved instead of me just telling him everything I'm reading! 

04-26-2012 08:04 AM

Lite - 7 weeks! Oh my, oh my!!!  Enjoy your final stretch!  You're going to HSC and have a doula, correct?  Is your doula from Birth Roots as well?  I am hoping to register for the 2 week (tue/thur) prenatal class there which starts on May 22.  It's the only one that lines up w/my DH's crazy travel schedule (and he'd have to miss the last class even then).  Glad that you mentioned Nest Family Centre - I hadn't heard of it before and just checked out their site, perhaps I may register for a prenatal yoga class there... they seem to have some other useful classes that I could see myself taking later on....

04-25-2012 06:56 PM

Hi Maman!!  OMG 29 mins!!!  That is crazy!  I'm hoping mine is quick, but that's a bit too quick

That's awesome you got a midwife and you will be having your home waterbirth!  GL!


NewMomJoy, I'd like to take a few of their classes but my pregnancy budget has gone all to my doula.  What classes are you thinking of?  I just got an email from Nest family center.  New place that has opened up.  I'd like to take some of their newborn/mommy classes.


7 weeks till my due date!!!  Eeeek!

04-23-2012 12:27 PM

Hi Maman!!  How lucky that your got a midwife, I am so so so envious!!  And your 29 minute birth?  WOW....


I'm planning to take birth classes at Birth Roots, sometime very soon.... is anyone else going there, or has anyone gone there yet?


It's nice to finally see the leaves coming out on the trees here.... hello Spring!!!


04-21-2012 06:48 PM

Hey everyone!


I have been meaning to check out the tribe area on MDC but kept forgetting! Nice to see so many MBers here! I live in Winnipeg (Charleswood) and have two older daughters (6 and 10). And I'm due with a baby boy on September 1st.


I was extremely lucky to find a midwife practically immediately. I called the day of my BFP hoping to find my previous midwife (from 7 years ago!) but it turns out she left the province and my other midwife opened that Babymoon place. Luckily, I got a call from a midwife at the new birth centre who worked with my last midwife and she was excited to take me on. It helped that I am having my second homebirth. 


I have a family doctor who is willing to take new patients but I wouldn't really recommend anyone from here to him! He's very anti-midwife and anti-NFP. 


Anyhoo, I planned a waterbirth for my last baby but baby had other plans. Labor/birth was 29 minutes total and I had enough time to fill the bath tub. This time I'm renting an Aqua Doula and while I hope for a quick labor and birth, I wouldn't mind for it to be slightly longer than the last. LOL

04-12-2012 04:29 PM
NewMumJoy That's awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely check that out as there are some things that I hope to find second hand....
04-10-2012 12:00 PM
prairie girl

Hey Manitoba Mamas,


I wanted to share a Winnipeg thing I've recently discoverd (& become a little obsessed with). It's a group on Facebook called Auction Wars Winnipeg. It's women-only group where members post items for a limited time auction. At the end of the auction the highest bid wins and arranges to pick up the item from the seller. The members seem to post a lot of baby stuff & clothes. I bought a glider chair for super cheap and have seen a ton of other great deals. If you're hoping to save some $ by buying baby stuff second hand, I recommend you check this out and ask to become a member. Although be cautious about cribs & strollers as a lot of users don't follow the rules which state make/manufacturer/year must be posted so the potential buyer can check recall listings.

03-06-2012 09:45 AM

babywearer_anon    - I went with encapsulation. The placenta was dried and put into capsules and then I made a tincture with my last few pills. You can also have a tincture made with a piece of the fresh placenta. If I did it again, I think I would do the encapsulation and the tincture with the fresh placenta. Im sure mine with the dried placenta will be great, but I imagine that the one made with a fresh piece will be even better!

03-06-2012 08:40 AM

This site looks great, it's just what I need - since I'm new to the area and don't know a soul here, AND have a lot of free time on my hands already!!

03-06-2012 07:15 AM
prairie girl

Yep, I'm a member via the free trial. I haven't yet taken part in any events, but I do plan to. So far, I'm enjoying mostly lurking on the forum, reading the blog & learning about the interesting events. I also think I'd use it more on mat leave as I don't have any "mat leave buddies" at this point. Since I'll be returning to work, I'm not sure yet how much I'd use it after mat leave ends, but that might depend on what connections I make and relationships I build during mat leave.


Also, full disclosure: my friend is employed with Momstown. Initially she got really involved, finding it to be a great support & network. Later she was offered employment with them.

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