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Forum: Birth Professionals   07-19-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By Lynnette
Just some encouragement, I hope. I started...

Just some encouragement, I hope.

I started going to school again at the age of 38, part time and while training to become a CPM. I am now 45.

I even had another baby since that time (#9).
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Forum: Homebirth   06-04-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,177
Posted By Lynnette
Well, kind of. The original poster used...

Well, kind of. The original poster used "traction" in the title, but she did not in the post. So, we really don't know exactly what the midwife said. I guess that is my concern. What was said, what...
Forum: Homebirth   06-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,177
Posted By Lynnette
I would like to address the cord traction part...

I would like to address the cord traction part of the original post. As a midwife, yes, I do some gentle guiding of the placenta out of the woman's body. Usually she is lying on her back with her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-13-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Lynnette
Probably methergine. I had the same thing happen...

Probably methergine. I had the same thing happen and the methergine caused some powerful contractions and it all came out. Had some retained membranes another time and just waited it out and it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Lynnette
It is my experience that if your body pushes...

It is my experience that if your body pushes baby out that fast, there isn't much you can do to slow it down. I believe it is being on your back that causes the tearing, so some variation of hands...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Lynnette
Wow, it is so hard to know what to do and how to...

Wow, it is so hard to know what to do and how to manage. Some women just kick in to labor and others putz around. So, in early labor, what does a woman and her midwife do? As midwives, we have seen...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Lynnette
I really like Born in the USA and show it when I...

I really like Born in the USA and show it when I teach cb class. It really tells an interesting story. How fun that we now have many more choices in telling that story.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-02-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Lynnette
Why not still go to school and get some of your...

Why not still go to school and get some of your education there? I had much the same problem. Couldn't do a mw school b/c of the money, but as I looked at what classes I could take that would...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-21-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Lynnette
We should begin a support group. I am...

We should begin a support group.

I am beginning my BSN (clinical) program this week. Even though I was in dem training, and now a dem, I took all prerequisites for the BSN. So, now my new goal is...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-21-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,865
Posted By Lynnette
Jumping in a little late here: I took the...

Jumping in a little late here:

I took the narm in Aug 2006 after PEP and self study (with some college classes)

A couple of times in the year before testing, I went through the written test...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-22-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,129
Posted By Lynnette
This is a complicated issue. Unless we are...

This is a complicated issue. Unless we are actually working with a midwife and personally witness negligence, what can we really do? If we complain to a regulatory agency, we had better have proof....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-08-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Lynnette
You don't say what location you are looking for-...

You don't say what location you are looking for- home, hospital, birth center...

If home, check out Julie at FrontRangeMidwives.com She lives SE Denver
Jean of Heritage Homebirth is in Elizabeth...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-05-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Lynnette
In Colorado, registered dietitians are not...

In Colorado, registered dietitians are not regulated by the state. They are working on it though.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Lynnette
also posted in birth prof's Try us: ...

also posted in birth prof's

Try us:
www.frontrangemidwives.com (http://www.frontrangemidwives.com)

Julie might be out of town until next week, so call me and we can try to work something out....
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-25-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Lynnette
Can you come up with some cash and maybe barter...

Can you come up with some cash and maybe barter the rest with massages? Talk to midwives and find out. We are generally flexible. And maybe insurance will pay something, too.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-25-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Lynnette
Julie and I are probably available. ...

Julie and I are probably available.

www.frontrangemidwives.com (http://www.frontrangemidwives.com)

Julie is out of town right now, but I can talk to her tomorrow.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-30-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lynnette
I try not to let transports interfere with the...

I try not to let transports interfere with the postpartum routine as long as client allows.

After a run of big babies this summer (none transported, thankfully) I had this conversation with...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Lynnette
Sounds reasonable to me. Also ask about foley...

Sounds reasonable to me. Also ask about foley catheter induction before beginning chemical or arom if you do get to actual induction. Take good care of yourself...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-25-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Lynnette
Well, it doesn't make sense to me. Usually the...

Well, it doesn't make sense to me. Usually the practice of holding off early pregnancy nausea/vomiting is to eat more frequently, not less frequently. Plus, your body needs nutrition more continuous...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-14-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Lynnette
That is what I do, get them out of the water....

That is what I do, get them out of the water. Just not talented enough to do anything else. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Lynnette
I would be willing to talk about it with you....

I would be willing to talk about it with you. You can find me at North Colorado Midwifery (.com)

Call me next week (teaching all day Sat and I try not to work on Sunday)
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-09-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,023
Posted By Lynnette
If she is not having contractions, then there is...

If she is not having contractions, then there is no reason for baby to descend right now. Is there some other kind of malpresentation going on? I am not sure why a doc would just section without...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-09-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Lynnette
http://www.dora.state.co.us/midwives/index.htm ...

http://www.dora.state.co.us/midwives/index.htm

If you want to wade through it, here are our rules and regs. Also go to narm.org for how we become CPMs. It probably won't help his attitude, but at...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-09-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Lynnette
Life and midwifery consists of bookwork learning...

Life and midwifery consists of bookwork learning and practical experience. It is impossible to be a good, informed, safe midwife if you don't study. It is presumptuous to think that a...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-09-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Lynnette
Hi, Probably the best way to get started is to...

Hi,
Probably the best way to get started is to go to your local community college (preferably one with a nursing program) and get started taking your pre-requisites. Even ADN programs require some...
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