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Forum: Birth Professionals   06-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By courtenay_e
I don't know of one midwife in our large...

I don't know of one midwife in our large midwifery community in our state who has had a UC. We KNOW that when the crap hits the fan, having another set of not related to the mom and baby hands to...
Forum: Midwives   06-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By courtenay_e
I have been making a ring sling for clients for...

I have been making a ring sling for clients for nearly a decade... I worked a pattern from Sleeping Baby.net links... I just use one of those and keep it in my birth kit.
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By courtenay_e
Yes, there are women who ONLY assist.  And I'm...

Yes, there are women who ONLY assist.  And I'm fine with that.  Do I want that assistant to have NNR training and CPR training?  ABSOLUTELY.  If you plan to attend ANY birth, doula, friend, midwife,...
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By courtenay_e
You could actually work as a homebirth midwife...

You could actually work as a homebirth midwife after getting a CNM...and at that point, if you ever HAD to work within the hospital setting (a midwife in our area was a homebirth midwife for years...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 26,817
Posted By courtenay_e
Bumping again for a friend. :)

Bumping again for a friend. :)
Forum: Meal Planning   12-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 26,817
Posted By courtenay_e
Wonderful, Rosie!  So glad to hear that it was...

Wonderful, Rosie!  So glad to hear that it was helpful.  I hope it's still keeping things easier for you!
Forum: Meal Planning   09-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 26,817
Posted By courtenay_e
When I planned at the end of last month, I did...

When I planned at the end of last month, I did the most weeks ever -- five months worth. :)  It's like heaven knowing that for the entire time I am on call, nobody has to think about what's for...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-25-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By courtenay_e
Well, honestly, I know of a VBAC in the last...

Well, honestly, I know of a VBAC in the last week where UofM put pit on a uterus with two cesarean scars on it and caused a complete rupture, and the baby's brain function is in question.  So, I'm...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-26-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 26,817
Posted By courtenay_e
It's several years later and I just now saw the...

It's several years later and I just now saw the question "do I still plan the same way a few years later".  YES, I DO still plan this way.  The themes on the days move around as the kids' activities...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 26,817
Posted By courtenay_e
Bumping for a friend... I don't want to type my...

Bumping for a friend... I don't want to type my response again!
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-26-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By courtenay_e
Both Henry Ford West Bloomfield and UofM tend to...

Both Henry Ford West Bloomfield and UofM tend to be VBAC friendly, though I have to say that lately I prefer the midwives at UofM for VBAC over the midwives at HFWB... just from experiences with...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-26-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By courtenay_e
Henry Ford Health System does really great...

Henry Ford Health System does really great cesareans, puts baby on chest immediately and leaves them there through recovery till you're ready to have them weighed and measured.  The University of...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-01-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By courtenay_e
Don't forget that the Lake Orion Clothes Swap is...

Don't forget that the Lake Orion Clothes Swap is tomorrow, Tuesday October 02, from 10a to 7p. Bring what you have (clean sorted at least playclothes quality clothes <things you wouldn't mind...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-06-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By courtenay_e
Please share this with your family and friends!...

Please share this with your family and friends! There are typically hundreds and hundreds of families who participate, so there are TONS of clothes and baby things, and the more families who...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By courtenay_e
Awesome.  :)  I am looking forward to getting a...

Awesome.  :)  I am looking forward to getting a handful of chocolate keets in the spring.  We will have a couple of broody hens by that time, so hopefully at least one of them will help the keets to...
Forum: Midwives   08-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,398
Posted By courtenay_e
Yes, midwives used to be able to "sign" the...

Yes, midwives used to be able to "sign" the birth certificate and finish the offical document.  As of a few years ago, we are only allowed to sign the pink "worksheet" and then the parents bring the...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   01-26-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By courtenay_e
I moved this to Arkansas' tribal area so that...

I moved this to Arkansas' tribal area so that you'll get responses from women who live there!
Forum: VBAC   01-26-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By courtenay_e
In considering the relative danger of a VBA2C, I...

In considering the relative danger of a VBA2C, I would also look VERY carefully at the relative danger of a CESAREAN after 2C's.  There is a preponderance of evidence that shows that it's not the...
Forum: Doulas   01-26-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By courtenay_e
I had a doula (the same one) at both of my...

I had a doula (the same one) at both of my births.  She knew exactly the kind of attention I would want...cold cloths when I was hot, water when I stuck my hand out, and NO TALKING OR TOUCHING...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   01-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,986
Posted By courtenay_e
I find, though, that my clients appreciate the...

I find, though, that my clients appreciate the content of the workbook I give them, and the information we cover, more than the freebies. ;)  I have samples of wraps and carriers for them to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-22-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By courtenay_e
I agree.  I used ALACE to train, and the nice...

I agree.  I used ALACE to train, and the nice thing about them at that point was that they trained you and then realized that you were intelligent enough and that they had given you the skills to...
Forum: Doulas   01-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By courtenay_e
Take a look at ALL the training orgs... toLabor,...

Take a look at ALL the training orgs... toLabor, DONA, CBI, birthworks... make sure that your philosophies on birth mesh with those of the org you choose to train with.  I chose ALACE at the time,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By courtenay_e
:)  Hey, purplegirl!  Thanks for sharing!

:)  Hey, purplegirl!  Thanks for sharing!
Forum: VBAC   01-17-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By courtenay_e
If you are looking at RRL from the point of view...

If you are looking at RRL from the point of view that it is an herbal astringent that is good for all aspects of the female reproductive cycle, it's good for all pregnancies.  It does not "induce...
Forum: Midwives   01-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By courtenay_e
Ladies, thanks for keeping this civil.  :)  I...

Ladies, thanks for keeping this civil.  :)  I know that the opinions about hands on/off and how to get there can be strong.  Let's remember that we are all here to do the same thing--serve women and...
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