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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-12-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By BirthTender
Thanks, Happy Happy Mommy

Thanks, Happy Happy Mommy
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By BirthTender
Anything going on In the Northeast TN area?? As...

Anything going on In the Northeast TN area?? As in the Tri-Cities area or along the NC/TN line. I really need to know about any within 2 hours of Elizabethton/Hampton, TN ( location of my new...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-22-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By BirthTender
My phone is 828-495-1110 & my entire practice...

My phone is 828-495-1110 & my entire practice is, now, officially & totally in Northeast TN. I moved about a month ago.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-22-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By BirthTender
I just moved my entire Homebirthing...

I just moved my entire Homebirthing Nurse-Midwifery practice to the Northeast area (in Butler, TN) of TN, after having practiced, intermittently, in TN since 1992.  I would really appreciate hearing...
Forum: Homebirth   01-18-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By BirthTender
The placenta from my last & 4th child (she is...

The placenta from my last & 4th child (she is now 20 yrs. & 3 months of age) was in the freezer for almost 6  years. I am a homebirthing Certified Nurse-midwife who is also a long time ago...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-15-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By BirthTender
I will try to gather a list of crunchy mamas in...

I will try to gather a list of crunchy mamas in the NE TN area. Some are clients that i have midwifed for (I am a licensed TN CNM) over the years. So, good to read & have the info of the LLL that...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-15-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,156
Posted By BirthTender
David is coming back?! So, great to have him...

David is coming back?! So, great to have him back I know at least this homebirthing CNM (me) will be happy to have him back! Yea, wonderful doc & I never heard anything about him being sued, he left...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   06-06-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By BirthTender
pinkbruise, I am, also, one of the Homebirth...

pinkbruise,
I am, also, one of the Homebirth CNMs affected by the loss of supervising OB. I would contact the Virginia Commonwealth of Midwives or Midwives Alliance of North America for some names...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-04-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,886
Posted By BirthTender
hI, Miranda, Becoming a Homebirth/consumer...

hI, Miranda, Becoming a Homebirth/consumer oriented childbirth educator and/or doula will expose you to many midwifery texts. Also you can find many for sale through online book auctions, even those...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-27-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By BirthTender
Quick update: Business from you Charlotteland...

Quick update: Business from you Charlotteland folks is picking up, slightly. I have started, again, looking for some place really reasonable to rent a small office space in the upper North suburban...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-27-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By BirthTender
Hmm, I am not aware of any practices down in...

Hmm, I am not aware of any practices down in Charlotte that have only one CNM in the practice. And, if you find one, she/he (yes, there about 15-18 male CNMs in the USA)  would be in an OB's...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-08-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By BirthTender
Hi, Brooke Lee, The Natural Beginnings Birth...

Hi, Brooke Lee, The Natural Beginnings Birth Ctr. is Great! And a few clients have decided to transfer to them, since some OBs who were supervising homebirth CNMs in NC have, recently, removed their...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-08-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By BirthTender
Dear Homemommy,  I live slightly north of...

Dear Homemommy,
 I live slightly north of Hickory, by about 3 miles. I can put you intouch w/ some folks who have cow's milk. I, myself have a growing farm, the one that I was raised on, and am...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-23-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 24,973
Posted By BirthTender
Hi, about Tricare; I thought some of the...

Hi, about Tricare; I thought some of the homebirthing CNMs out that way were/are in the Tricare network. I know there are folks w/ National Guard in the Winston/Greesnboro & surrounding areas, which...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-23-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By BirthTender
libsmama, thanks for providing my info to...

libsmama,
thanks for providing my info to these ladies. I can also be found on Healthprofessionals.com. I used to have a prenatal site in the northern Charlotte area until last early fall. I'm...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-23-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By BirthTender
CNMS who serve the Raleigh area are: Deb...

CNMS who serve the Raleigh area are: Deb O'Connell,CNM and she has a few CNMs in her practice,  and now with 3? prenatal sites;  Donna Galati, CNM down towards Fayetville, Nancy Harman, CNM in Bear...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-27-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,255
Posted By BirthTender
Hi, if it is of help to anyone in the NorthEast...

Hi, if it is of help to anyone in the NorthEast TN areas,  I know of a CNM who lives in Elizabethton & midwifes at births in NE TN & down into the Asheville areas of NC
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-27-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By BirthTender
I am north of hickory, near Taylorsville is...

I am north of hickory, near Taylorsville is where my home is. I have offices in Hickory, a Northern Charlotte suburban town, and one in Boone on Hwy. 221. Some of the folks that i'm refering to for...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By BirthTender
HI, there, I live about 45 min. south of...

HI, there,
I live about 45 min. south of Wilkesboro & about 50 min. south of North Wilkes. I've taught childbirth classes & done doula work for  many births up that way. I can help you find some...
Forum: Homebirth   01-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By BirthTender
A flannel backed plastic picnic table cover...

A flannel backed plastic picnic table cover works real well. You place the flannel side up next to your top sheet so that you do not feel the plastic under you. I've had lots of clients to really...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By BirthTender
oH, also, the Charlotte area has a few LLL...

oH, also, the Charlotte area has a few LLL groups located in town & around the suburbs. Also, lots of homeschooling support groups.
Welcome to the area!
Karen Benfield, CNM & Owner of BirthTender...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By BirthTender
HI & Happy New Year! There is a birth center...

HI & Happy New Year!
There is a birth center in Ft. MIll, SC, and one up in Statesville, NC. The one in Ft mIll is operated/the midwives are SC licensed midwives. The one up in Statesville, NC is...
Forum: Homebirth   12-31-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By BirthTender
Sorrry, I have a late entry into my practice....

Sorrry, I have a late entry into my practice. She had been seeing a CNM out of state and has transferred her care to me, as I am a CNM. I am now unavailable to travel.
 
Forum: Homebirth   12-31-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,191
Posted By BirthTender
Listipton, I am also a CNM who catches breech...

Listipton,
I am also a CNM who catches breech positions early and recommends various tilt/inversion exercises early on around 32-33 weeks & I have the mom return weekly, and if the baby is not...
Forum: February 2012   12-31-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By BirthTender
oH, midwifery is my love, my addiction, gives me...

oH, midwifery is my love, my addiction, gives me meaning & joy. Nursing is what I do, only when we need more income! I regard nursing & Midwifery as totally separate.
Our children are grown and...
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