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Forum: Doulas   07-11-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By ewilkins_doula
With people who are very emotional and fearful...

With people who are very emotional and fearful of the procedure, I will be there the whole time. With those who feel comfortable starting the process on their own, I will usually keep in phone...
Forum: Doulas   07-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hello!   I'm a volunteer doula and I might...

Hello!
 
I'm a volunteer doula and I might be doulaing a woman expecting twins on Monday. I just found out about it on Friday, and while it's only a possibility, I would like to be prepared just...
Forum: Doulas   07-04-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I'm a future midwife who wants to start a birth...

I'm a future midwife who wants to start a birth center too! :) I'm loving what everyone has to say! I feel like theres a little bit of my own story in each post here.
Forum: Doulas   07-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hello!   That's great that you are a birth...

Hello!
 
That's great that you are a birth and postpartum doula! I agree about the energy thing, I did a birth Tuesday the 30th and felt back to normal by Thursday. (It was #25! :) I do have to...
Forum: Doulas   07-02-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hi! I'm just curious...any doulas out there who...

Hi! I'm just curious...any doulas out there who are in their teens or 20's?
 
I became a certified birth doula when I was 19, now I'm 20. I'm just curious if there are any others like me out there...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-27-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By ewilkins_doula
If I knew of a good SD doula I'd reccomend one,...

If I knew of a good SD doula I'd reccomend one, but my area is more in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County (I'm a doula in Santa Cruz County). If you post this in Birth Professionals, I am sure you...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-24-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I live in Watsonville, CA. It's about a 30 min...

I live in Watsonville, CA. It's about a 30 min drive from Salinas. The main impression I have of Salinas is that it is a scary place due to it's gang violence. Their gang violence, crime rate and...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-20-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Shouldn't every toy store  sell them? Wouldn' t...

Shouldn't every toy store  sell them? Wouldn' t that be racist if they didn't?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I think you could go either way, it sounds like...

I think you could go either way, it sounds like you don't want one and your reasoning for that is totally legit.As you can see in comments like the one above, a birth without a doula can be totally...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I live in Santa Cruz! But I don't have any...

I live in Santa Cruz! But I don't have any children, I am a birth doula!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By ewilkins_doula
As a doula, I carry peppermint essential oil in...

As a doula, I carry peppermint essential oil in my bag and let women smell it when they get nausea. I had a client who was throwing up a lot and had her smell the peppermint oil (not put on skin,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-11-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I recently had a client who had a baby that was...

I recently had a client who had a baby that was in the transverse position, and at the inversion appointment I pressed on the acupressure point on the pinkie toe, just above the toenail every 5...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-11-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hi Doula friends!   Ever since becoming...

Hi Doula friends!
 
Ever since becoming certified, I haven't been asked to attend a homebirth. I've only been a doula for a little over 2 years, still gaining experience. But 20 out of the 23...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I really like Aspen Claire too!

I really like Aspen Claire too!
Forum: Doulas   04-15-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,087
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hey! I'm a birth doula and I've noticed recently...

Hey! I'm a birth doula and I've noticed recently that at the last 3-5 births I've attended, I have either started my period or had all the period-like symptoms without the period coming.It usually...
Forum: Midwives   03-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,178
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hi! My name is Erika! I'm on the path to...

Hi! My name is Erika! I'm on the path to becoming a CNM. I'm currently pursuing a bachelor's in a non-nurse field with the hopes of getting my Master's as a CNM in a similar program as Katie8681. I...
Forum: Doulas   03-07-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By ewilkins_doula
I ended up taking 5-Hour Energy and it totally...

I ended up taking 5-Hour Energy and it totally SAVED me! It didn't feel like caffeine at all, it just felt like I had energy. It lasted me longer than 5 hours too, which was great! I ended up being...
Forum: Doulas   03-03-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Thank you so much for the wonderful responses so...

Thank you so much for the wonderful responses so far! I am pondering getting them today because I just got home from an 18 hour birth (from which I got no sleep) and work starts in 2 hours...I am in...
Forum: Doulas   02-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hey,   I am a birth doula and I have 2...

Hey,
 
I am a birth doula and I have 2 clients due days from each other. I'm really excited about it, but I think that has caused me to not get very much sleep. I am really tired right now but I...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-22-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By ewilkins_doula
There's a birth center in Sonoma. It's called...

There's a birth center in Sonoma. It's called Women's Health and Birth Center and is staffed by midwives.
 
www.womenshealthandbirthcenter.com (http://www.womenshealthandbirthcenter.com/)
 
hope...
Forum: Religious Studies   01-06-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,326
Posted By ewilkins_doula
To respond to the whole question regarding Jesus...

To respond to the whole question regarding Jesus being in the lineage of David (from a Christian's standpoint), Mary and Joseph are both in the line of David We see it through Joseph in Matthew...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,692
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Thanks! I will start looking for Sodium...

Thanks! I will start looking for Sodium Carbonate now. Is Baking soda a good alternative? Does it work? Because I've heard it doesn't. Has anyone used Baking soda and found success?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-04-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,692
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Hi, I have just learned about the idea of...

Hi, I have just learned about the idea of homesteading and really like it. Unfortunately, this isn't really a good time in my life to start changing it up and altering my lifestyle because I'm in...
Forum: Doulas   01-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By ewilkins_doula
Thank you so much for the encouragement. I...

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I really appreciate what each of you has to say!
Forum: Doulas   01-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By ewilkins_doula
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by momto9kidlets http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1288172/calling-all-doulas#post_16148231)
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