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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By rivkajean
The three options you have listed there are 5...

The three options you have listed there are 5 minutes, 10 minutes and directly across the street from hospitals and the midwives are trained to know when a transfer to a hospital is necessary. The...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-26-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rivkajean
Just in case anyone digs up this thread in the...

Just in case anyone digs up this thread in the future: I ended up driving a long way to Minnesota for my midwife and it was totally worth it --  Deb Sahlstrom in Milaca -- and I recommend her SO...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By rivkajean
I think it depends more on your actual policy...

I think it depends more on your actual policy than you could find out from other people's experience. My BCBS says they will accept the universal filing codes and cover all of the homebirth. But...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By rivkajean
I'm looking for a non-vax friendly doctor near...

I'm looking for a non-vax friendly doctor near Polk county / st croix county wisconsin. 
Probably at one of the satellite clinics for Amery hospital or St Croix falls hospital.
Any help would be...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rivkajean
thanks for the info krst :) i have checked the...

thanks for the info krst :)
i have checked the WI guild already, i guess i'm kind of in a dead zone. nearest one listed on their page is 45 minutes away :) not bad, and I'll go visit them, but i...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-16-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rivkajean
Thanks for the info!! Those both are quite a...

Thanks for the info!! Those both are quite a ways south of me. I'll be near St. croix falls WI / Taylors falls MN. Those two are about 3 hours south and I'm expecting a fast labor... I will look for...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,917
Posted By rivkajean
Moving back to Polk county WI in March PM me...

Moving back to Polk county WI in March
PM me if you're in western wisconsin and have advice on midwives, raw milk, hanging out over the summer or homeschooling/unschooling co-ops or groups :) I'd...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-15-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rivkajean
I'm looking for advice about midwives in western...

I'm looking for advice about midwives in western wisconsin or twin cities... birth centers or homebirth midwives. Possibly even a hospital midwife if they allow waterbirths :)
Biggest priorities...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By rivkajean
This is the video we showed most often to my 2...

This is the video we showed most often to my 2 yr old for prep for her brother's birth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz0c2...has_verified=1...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By rivkajean
YUP! I did with my first. She was NOT...

YUP!
I did with my first. She was NOT posterior, unless MW was wrong or she moved during labor, entirely possible i suppose...
It was MUCH worse pain-wise than actual contractions. It made me want...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-19-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By rivkajean
sounds awesome, wished i lived up there still so...

sounds awesome, wished i lived up there still so i could check it out. next visit...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-19-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By rivkajean
if anyone is interested in UC outdoors on...

if anyone is interested in UC outdoors on someone's property in western WI, PM me!
our land is available. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif it's about an hour from the...
Forum: January 2010   10-12-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 13,581
Posted By rivkajean
I just "finished" moving so I'm finally back to...

I just "finished" moving so I'm finally back to the computer stuff http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I'm due Jan. 18th with baby #2. mystery sex.
First child is 2 yr...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   10-12-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By rivkajean
We just moved early September to Charlotte from...

We just moved early September to Charlotte from Wisconsin, so I totally understand where you're at http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I really don't know what you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 984
Posted By rivkajean
Hi everyone... I haven't been here in MONTHS...

Hi everyone... I haven't been here in MONTHS (almost a year??)... but I just wanted to pop in and say that I enjoyed hearing updates from you guys and I'm so excited for the new babies born and...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By rivkajean
Quote: Originally Posted by Love_My_Babies...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Love_My_Babies http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13211197)
Just sent this...

Dear Sen....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,484
Posted By rivkajean
FOR REAL! What happened to the last half of last...

FOR REAL! What happened to the last half of last month! And how can we be in Toddlers now? I deny this.
I hope houses and sickness and bad doctors aren't keeping all of your spirits down... we've...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-03-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,173
Posted By rivkajean
(Ok, a little more than a year) This is the...

(Ok, a little more than a year)
This is the short version. But I've been meaning to do this for so long, I can't gripe about leaving out details. I'm just gonna get it written down.


Monday was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 8,008
Posted By rivkajean
Quote: Originally Posted by MaxiMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxiMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11028178)
Thanks! My name will be potato all day....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 8,008
Posted By rivkajean
Hanno -- that was a MONSTER MULTI QUOTE!!! I am...

Hanno -- that was a MONSTER MULTI QUOTE!!! I am amazed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxiMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 8,008
Posted By rivkajean
yea! i need to plan a party! (did i mention that...

yea! i need to plan a party! (did i mention that i'm a procrastinator?! i'm trying not to be...)
subbing to hear all about the celebrations this month...and hoping for lotsa pictures too!

(also,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 6,567
Posted By rivkajean
Quote: Originally Posted by hanno...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hanno http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10838130)
Easter was pretty fun. I made a huge stew and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 6,567
Posted By rivkajean
Quote: Originally Posted by krismarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by krismarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10837529)
rivka! thanks so much for sending my sis a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 6,567
Posted By rivkajean
Don't forget about using gentian violet!!! I...

Don't forget about using gentian violet!!! I think it helps fairly immediately, while waiting for probiotics or oral/topical antifungals to kick in. It sooth the burn/sting on nips, and Savannah...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 6,567
Posted By rivkajean
Quote: Originally Posted by krismarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by krismarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10816232)
so, we have been waiting to hear from the...
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