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Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,655
Posted By mamagranola28
Here's a link for Family Night...

Here's a link for Family Night resources http://www.lds.org/topics/family-home-evening?lang=eng
We have a lesson and an activity once a week.  It usually works better if we do a fun activity one...
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mamagranola28
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330058/nort...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330058/north-dakota-homebirth-midwives-and-doulas
 
I've worked with Paulette.  She's very well respected.  
 
Leah
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-14-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By mamagranola28
I have tandem nursed by not babies that are...

I have tandem nursed by not babies that are super close in age.  It's very normal for 9 month olds to not be that interested in solids.  When she does eat make sure it's nutrient dense foods like...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-02-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 44,201
Posted By mamagranola28
Hi all, I wanted to introduce myself.  I'm...

Hi all,
I wanted to introduce myself.  I'm Leah and I have 3 kids.  We're currently in UT and will be moving to Williston, ND next month.  I'm a birth doula and homeschooling mama.  I'm wondering...
Forum: Family Planning   06-15-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By mamagranola28
I've been using FAM for 6 yrs and have been...

I've been using FAM for 6 yrs and have been successful in avoiding when wanted.  My youngest turns three next week (she was "planned").  She is currently nursing.  My period returned with her at 17...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By mamagranola28
My last pregnancy/birth was unassisted.  I...

My last pregnancy/birth was unassisted.  I contacted a Midwife that I know professionally (I had doula clients who had used her) at 33 wks to secure her services as a back up only.  That was the...
Forum: VBAC   05-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 886
Posted By mamagranola28
I just saw this on uterine rupture risks for...

I just saw this on uterine rupture risks for VBACs http://midwifethinking.com/2011/02/23/vbac-making-a-mountain-out-of-a-molehill/
Forum: VBAC   05-28-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 886
Posted By mamagranola28
I just want to say I'm soooo sorry for what...

I just want to say I'm soooo sorry for what you've been through.  My heart goes out to you.  I'm not surprised that you haven't found much information on VBAC after multiple c-section.  I ran across...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-13-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By mamagranola28
It was SUPER EASY to get a birth certificate for...

It was SUPER EASY to get a birth certificate for my UC in UTAH.  I just went down to the office of vital records and requested the "home birth packet".  I filled it out, gave them a check for like...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-05-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By mamagranola28
So I was at a family X-mas party and my...

So I was at a family X-mas party and my brother's girlfriend tells me she's really interested in home birth and wants to learn ALL about it.  I'm thinking cool and so I tell her my last baby was...
Forum: VBAC   01-05-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By mamagranola28
I have supported a doula client that used a...

I have supported a doula client that used a telemetry unit.  I think the best thing to do is talk to the charge nurse and ask her about the details of the telemetry unit.  Most units you can walk a...
Forum: Doulas   01-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By mamagranola28
I agree with what DoulaAlica said.  It's also...

I agree with what DoulaAlica said.  It's also worth mentioning that cervical checks during the last few weeks of pregnancy tell your client NOTHING.  You could mention to your client that the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-01-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By mamagranola28
I've done a good bit of research on this and I...

I've done a good bit of research on this and I do personally think that water birth can help prevent large tears especially if you've had a large tear or episiotomy before.  That said some tearing...
Forum: VBAC   12-27-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,054
Posted By mamagranola28
I wonder if maya abdominal massage might help if...

I wonder if maya abdominal massage might help if the way your uterus is tilted is causing the problem with your babies not moving down.  I've had an asynclitic baby and looking back on it now I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By mamagranola28
The best way to keep a brand new baby warm is...

The best way to keep a brand new baby warm is skin to skin contact.  Take off your top and just diaper baby then cover both of you with a nice cozy blanket.  Easy as pie!  If you'd like, you can...
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By mamagranola28
I live in Pleasant Grove in North Utah county....

I live in Pleasant Grove in North Utah county.  I think I could help you hook up with someone.  I would check out DONA's website for student midwives.  My baby will be three by August so I'm...
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mamagranola28
One idea you might think about is hiring a...

One idea you might think about is hiring a midwife and birthing in a hotel.  I know there are women on this board who have done this and it's worked out great.  You might try posting on the find my...
Forum: Homebirth   11-29-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mamagranola28
I've used Rebecca Williams CNM, CPM but I see...

I've used Rebecca Williams CNM, CPM but I see her website says she's booked until July 2011 http://www.greatexpectationsbc.com/.  I would suggest she ask local child birth educators.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-28-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,340
Posted By mamagranola28
First off, I want to say how lovely you look....

First off, I want to say how lovely you look.  Your pregnant belly is so beautiful.  Pregnancy can be so demanding and tiring especially at the end when it feels like the baby won't come out!  Dr....
Forum: Homebirth   11-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mamagranola28
Where exactly is your friend?  I know of good...

Where exactly is your friend?  I know of good midwives who catch babies in Utah County and South Salt Lake area.
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-22-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By mamagranola28
Wow, what a difficult situation for this family....

Wow, what a difficult situation for this family.  My heart goes out to this family.  First this mama needs to contact an IBCLC lactation consultant...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By mamagranola28
I should clarify that my doula client had this...

I should clarify that my doula client had this type of induction done at a previous birth not the one I was involved in.
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-18-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By mamagranola28
I had a doula client who had a Cytotec/Folly...

I had a doula client who had a Cytotec/Folly Catheter (sp.) induction done at home by her homebirth midwife.  In my opinion forcing the cervix open seems like a very bad idea.....
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-18-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By mamagranola28
I stopped leading meetings/taking calls in early...

I stopped leading meetings/taking calls in early 2010 but I've really loved being a leader.  I hope after I move I'll get back into a group.  The leader who is helping you become accredited should...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By mamagranola28
For my UC birth I put myself as the "delivering...

For my UC birth I put myself as the "delivering attendant" my husband was in the room but I wanted the credit and I also wanted to stick it to the man.  
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