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Forum: California, Nevada   05-28-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Heather Lyn
We live in Alameda, where you can rent a cute...

We live in Alameda, where you can rent a cute house with a yard (and have chickens) for much less than what you would pay in the City .....
 
My husband works in SF and the commute on BART is 30...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By Heather Lyn
Have you read all the personal stories on The...

Have you read all the personal stories on The Fussy Baby Site (http://www.thefussybabysite.com/about-2/for-parents/)?  It really helped me.  They will even set you up with a "fussy baby pen pal" -...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-24-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Heather Lyn
Yes, Berkeley Parents Network is where I would...

Yes, Berkeley Parents Network is where I would go.  Kaiser has a good VBAC rate/program, if that's an option.  The OB who ended up delivering my son (after a home birth transfer) was good, too.  Dr....
Forum: California, Nevada   05-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Heather Lyn
Alameda!!!  Not as crunchy as Berkeley, but it's...

Alameda!!!  Not as crunchy as Berkeley, but it's safe, walkable, usually sunny (no fog like SF/Daly City), has a weekly farmers' market and lots of great parks and nice people.  Check it out! 
 
 ...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-14-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Heather Lyn
Hi there,   My son had a posterior tongue...

Hi there,
 
My son had a posterior tongue tie and we got his diagnosis from Dr. Robert Wesman (http://www.robertwesman.com/DIR.htm) at Children's Hospital in Oakland.  Not sure if you can travel...
Forum: Doulas   03-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Heather Lyn
Thank you for your responses and the article...

Thank you for your responses and the article link - it helps to put things in perspective.  I appreciate you all reading my rant!  :)
Forum: Doulas   03-24-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Heather Lyn
I've been a doula for 3 years now and I still...

I've been a doula for 3 years now and I still don't have a very thick skin when it comes to mean/disrespectful medical staff.
 
For the record, I've had overwhelmingly positive experiences with...
Forum: Doulas   03-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Heather Lyn
Oh, yuck.  I used to be a writing teacher and...

Oh, yuck.  I used to be a writing teacher and one little girl said to me, "I want to be an obstetrician when I grow up, because I want to be the person who cuts the babies out of their mommys'...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By Heather Lyn
I have an 18 month old and feel the same way.  ...

I have an 18 month old and feel the same way.   I read the No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and started the Jay Gordon gentle night weaning plan, and it worked (until he started teething again; oh...
Forum: Doulas   03-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Heather Lyn
This just happened to me and it was no big...

This just happened to me and it was no big deal.  My client was honest with me and because I already felt committed to her as a doula, I attended her birth free of charge.  Not sure if your doula...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,295
Posted By Heather Lyn
Same thing happened with us.  He was in our room...

Same thing happened with us.  He was in our room until 9 months; wasn't sleeping well; I put him in the room next door and he started sleeping WAY better.  We were waking him up.  Now at 16 months...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Heather Lyn
HANG IN THERE, my friend.    I had an...

HANG IN THERE, my friend. 
 
I had an extremely high needs, screechy baby and he got more manageable at 4 months and much more manageable at 5 months.  I know that sounds like a very long time,...
Forum: Doulas   10-29-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Heather Lyn
Hi Samantha,   I'm a VBAC friendly doula  :)...

Hi Samantha,
 
I'm a VBAC friendly doula  :)  and there are many more of us in the East Bay.  Really all of the doulas I know are very supportive of VBAC clients and many have VBAC experience....
Forum: Doulas   10-22-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By Heather Lyn
Doula!  is great, but my favorite is Birth Day...

Doula!  is great, but my favorite is Birth Day...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Heather Lyn
Yep.  Totally agree with everyone who posted...

Yep.  Totally agree with everyone who posted above.
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,046
Posted By Heather Lyn
In regular circumstances this definitely sounds...

In regular circumstances this definitely sounds wrong.   I don't know anything about reflux treatments.   But in general, definitely doesn't sound like sound advice and I would get several other...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Heather Lyn
Everyone I know has gotten the vaccine.  I...

Everyone I know has gotten the vaccine.  I haven't seen/heard of a case in the East Bay for a few years.
Forum: California, Nevada   09-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Heather Lyn
North Beach is my favorite neighborhood when I...

North Beach is my favorite neighborhood when I go into the city, especially if you like just walking around or sitting outside at a coffee shop to people watch.
 
The Mission District, Marina and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,102
Posted By Heather Lyn
I'm not surprised that the one person on here...

I'm not surprised that the one person on here who seems to think alone-time is a shameful, unnecessary luxury has adult children.
 
Here's a link that might help:...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Heather Lyn
I try to do one or two playdates a week, because...

I try to do one or two playdates a week, because my son seems to really love being around other babies and kids and it gives me an opportunity to start teaching him about sharing.  He gets bored and...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Heather Lyn
Michelle Edgar was my midwife when I had my son...

Michelle Edgar was my midwife when I had my son last September.  She's wonderful.  I don't know anything about her fertility practice because we only hired her as a midwife, but as a person and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By Heather Lyn
Yep!    My son woke every 3 hours all night...

Yep! 
 
My son woke every 3 hours all night from birth to 10 months.  At 11 months, he started waking once per night (coinciding with when he started getting more mobile).  A week ago (at age 11...
Forum: Doulas   08-29-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638
Posted By Heather Lyn
I have to say yes, and not just because I am...

I have to say yes, and not just because I am one.  :) 
 
My mom had three great natural births and had never even heard of a doula before I became one, so it's not like you can't have a natural...
Forum: Doulas   08-29-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Heather Lyn
I attended a birth like this, except that the...

I attended a birth like this, except that the mom was a late-30's third-time mom and she was happy to say "whatever" about her husband's attitude.  She explained to me early on that he was not...
Forum: Doulas   08-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By Heather Lyn
This thread is helpful:...

This thread is helpful: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360874/question-from-a-doula-in-training#post_17085471
 
There are plenty of people out there who will welcome an inexperienced...
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