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Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   02-01-2011, 07:17 PM
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Posted By wumanh
VT Mamas! If you would like to see insurance...

VT Mamas! If you would like to see insurance coverage for homebirth LM/CPMs or CNMs mandated get involved with the bill being championed by VPIRG. We need photos, stories, letters, your presence on...
Forum: February 2011   07-05-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By wumanh
You could try some crampbark or black haw...

You could try some crampbark or black haw tincture or infusion to stop the cramps. Is this about the time you miscarried? Sometimes our bodies remember and repeat. Take some time to relax and go...
Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By wumanh
I have been a member of ECKANKAR for many years....

I have been a member of ECKANKAR for many years. It answered many of my questions about life and spirit. You can check out www.eckankar.org (http://www.eckankar.org) for an overview and to find a...
Forum: Infertility   01-11-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,728
Posted By wumanh
Are there any alternative practitioners (herbal,...

Are there any alternative practitioners (herbal, naturopathic, etc.) that you can work with?
Not sure where you live but Asheville has a lot of herbalists and herb schools. So if money is a problem...
Forum: Women's Health   01-11-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By wumanh
I second all the nutritional ideas from...

I second all the nutritional ideas from busymomma.
Do herbs like nettle, oatstraw/or milky tops, red clover, RRL as infusions. That is steep for at least 2 hours or more. It will be very strong....
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-11-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By wumanh
Possibly, if you are hired by an institution to...

Possibly, if you are hired by an institution to do all their classes.
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By wumanh
I would hook up with an alternative health care...

I would hook up with an alternative health care practitioner (herbal, homeopathic, naturopath, acupuncture) to see how to strengthen her lungs so she wouldn't need the inhaler.
Did the doc mean...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-13-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By wumanh
I think you should try out some options before...

I think you should try out some options before you buy. There are a lot of suppliers out there. You can buy from homebirth supply businesses or from medical suppliers.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By wumanh
You can look into flower essence therapy, EFT or...

You can look into flower essence therapy, EFT or TAPAS (energy techniques you can do yourself). I do think having your story witnessed and validated is important to start the healing. Moving the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-11-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By wumanh
I think you are right on about having the...

I think you are right on about having the emotional support that would make a huge difference.
Do your counseling, exercises and whatever else may help you process and find someone who really...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-11-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,592
Posted By wumanh
I am sending you some hugs. We have such a long...

I am sending you some hugs. We have such a long way to go to have respectful care given to all women.
I think asynclitism happens a lot more than anyone talks about and is a factor in those long...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-09-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,925
Posted By wumanh
I would add that besides educating yourself and...

I would add that besides educating yourself and presenting what you do and don't do/know with honesty and integrity, that it is the women of your community who "certify" you. If you have what it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By wumanh
[QUOTE=dewi;13620158]They might be a dying breed...

[QUOTE=dewi;13620158]They might be a dying breed because formal education and professional training is highly valued by the American culture, it really is a local community that creates the need for...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-03-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By wumanh
midwifesteph- I would like a copy of your...

midwifesteph- I would like a copy of your research too!
I think there should be differentiation between a soft mushy part of cerivx (which I don't consider a swollen lip-I think this is just how...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
  Ideas?
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Posted By wumanh
I would see an acupuncturist I think she is...

I would see an acupuncturist
I think she is reacting to hormonal shifts. Some women are very sensitive.
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By wumanh
Diet high in Vit C complex foods and minerals. ...

Diet high in Vit C complex foods and minerals.
Herbal infusions like oatstraw, red clover, alfalfa
These all help the veins be strong

Sitz baths with witch hazel (not the stuff in the bottles...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By wumanh
Look into spinning babies and rebozo techniques....

Look into spinning babies and rebozo techniques. The rebozo rocking can relax the mom and shift the baby.
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By wumanh
I have held back lips in various positions, it...

I have held back lips in various positions, it does not have to be in McRoberts.
Now I don't worry about them
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-01-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By wumanh
I give the info and let parents decide whether...

I give the info and let parents decide whether to test.

I offer moms an option of treating with an herbal protocol for yeast or other infections along with dietary changes and then retesting. So...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-30-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By wumanh
I have clients with a positive test do an herbal...

I have clients with a positive test do an herbal protocol along with dietary changes (select one for yeast or other vaginal infections) for a week or more and retest. So far it then comes back...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-30-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By wumanh
To me, it looks like a stitch might have come...

To me, it looks like a stitch might have come out or dissolved before the skin healed together at the edges. It will fill in. It doesn't look infected as it is not red and swollen. You can gently...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-30-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By wumanh
Aside from great nutrition I might add herbs to...

Aside from great nutrition I might add herbs to nourish the liver and kidneys. Milk thistle seed extract- protects and regenerates the liver, nettle infusions- excellent for the kidneys. Depending...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-11-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By wumanh
You can also repeat the Pap just to make sure...

You can also repeat the Pap just to make sure the lab didn't read it wrong
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By wumanh
I would like to teach some birth workshops in...

I would like to teach some birth workshops in China. Why don't you sponsor one? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By wumanh
I would want to know. If I had office staff I...

I would want to know. If I had office staff I would want them to be really nice to clients. They are the first impression/face of the practice.
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