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Forum: Homebirth   06-29-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,206
Posted By jgale
Well rnra, the main thing that comes to mind for...

Well rnra, the main thing that comes to mind for me in answer to your question is that almost always, the only midwives practicing in hospitals would be cnm's or cm's. that is not necessarily the...
Forum: Midwives   06-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By jgale
1)I am a CNM I think midwifery is a great...

1)I am a CNM
I think midwifery is a great profession and i would defintely encourage others to pursue it. Also, although nursing was purely a means to an end for me, I am proud to be a nurse as...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-14-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 37,700
Posted By jgale
Pickle, sorry to hear you had such a hard...

Pickle, sorry to hear you had such a hard experience with Suzuki before. I feel like in our house practice sessions often have the potential to turn horribly contentious and I think because I have...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By jgale
He sounds EXACTLY like my 8-year old first-born...

He sounds EXACTLY like my 8-year old first-born son, just minus the interest in legos. 
 
I have been finding it really hard to figure out what to do with my kids on the weekends and holidays from...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   09-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 37,700
Posted By jgale
Thanks for the role call suggestion. I have a ds...

Thanks for the role call suggestion. I have a ds 8 who has done non-Suzuki piano for 3 years. It has been a total slog for the past year and after taking the summer off he is adamant that he doesn't...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By jgale
I think the best for this age group is the...

I think the best for this age group is the Curious George collection.  Now whenever a good friend has a new baby, I get them a copy of the hard cover Complete Curious George with the audio CD's...
Forum: Homebirth   05-29-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,896
Posted By jgale
I attended a home birth as a 'second pair of...

I attended a home birth as a 'second pair of hands' with my 3-month old daughter. The midwives in the practice (who had delivered my kids) had 2 deliveries happening at once so they called me to see...
Forum: Homebirth   05-18-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,948
Posted By jgale
Just wanted to comment on the malpractice...

Just wanted to comment on the malpractice issue--as a CNM who is required by law to carry malpractice insurance, it IS prohibitively expensive in my state and has contributed to the dearth of...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-30-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By jgale
I don't have a translocation myself, but I am a...

I don't have a translocation myself, but I am a midwife and I work at a hospital where all the women we care for are carrying a baby with some kind of birth defect.  So we see a lot of genetic...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,124
Posted By jgale
Thanks for the suggestions.  He did read the...

Thanks for the suggestions.  He did read the Wimpy kid books this summer.  I hadn't seen Redwall before.  He might be interested in that.  Thanks so much.
 
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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-04-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 5,561
Posted By jgale
Hi everyone, I think I'm jumping in on a...

Hi everyone,
I think I'm jumping in on a long-standing thread, but I'm trying to get back to running and really need the support!  I have been an off-an-on  runner for years (off during...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-28-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By jgale
Belated thanks for all the replies.  She...

Belated thanks for all the replies.  She actually stopped asking about the tangled doll quite a bit before her birthday, so I didn't get it for her, and she didn't end up receiving any dolls for her...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-28-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,959
Posted By jgale
I couldn't read these out loud because the...

I couldn't read these out loud because the grammar annoyed me so much.  My kids listened to them on audio.  Ditto Junie B Jones and Judy Moody.  There are too many books that I love and can't wait...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,124
Posted By jgale
Don't want to highjack the thread, but I'm...

Don't want to highjack the thread, but I'm wondering if you all have suggestions for other books for kids who have loved these.  My 7-year old is about to finish reading the last of the Warrior cat...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By jgale
I let my kids wear whatever they want.  So not...

I let my kids wear whatever they want.  So not worth fighting over for me... Again, for the very small ones, i will bring a coat if I think they will be cold...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,781
Posted By jgale
Thanks for all these great ideas.  I think he...

Thanks for all these great ideas.  I think he would probably love board games and I appreciate the specific suggestions.  I think I've been hesitant because I hate board games and am afraid of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,781
Posted By jgale
Trying to get the jump on planning for the...

Trying to get the jump on planning for the holidays.  What does your 8 year old boy play with?  Mine has never been a builder--not into legos/blocks.  He loves play fighting (swords/light sabers)...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-10-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,729
Posted By jgale
I've had 3 of my 4 kids with her.  She is...

I've had 3 of my 4 kids with her.  She is wonderful.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-14-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By jgale
Argh!  I thought about posting this in...

Argh!  I thought about posting this in parenting, but I thought perhaps you crafty folks might better understand my frustration.  My almost 6-year old daughter has specifically requested a plastic...
Forum: Parenting   07-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,394
Posted By jgale
We are usually total sticklers for early...

We are usually total sticklers for early bedtimes, but this summer, I've been letting my older 2 (7 and 5) stay up later to play with the other kids in the neighborhood. Definitely not every night,...
Forum: Midwives   06-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,206
Posted By jgale
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Forum: Midwives   06-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,942
Posted By jgale
I just had a baby and was moved to write a post...

I just had a baby and was moved to write a post on my blog on this very topic...
http://jessial-home.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-gratitide.html
 
I love everybody's beautiful pictures...
Forum: Midwives   05-31-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,206
Posted By jgale
Hi everyone. I'm a nurse-midwife. I had 4...

Hi everyone. I'm a nurse-midwife. I had 4 homebirths myself and love and appreciate my midwives who cared for me in my pregnancies (all happened to be CNM's). For a variety of reasons--mostly...
Forum: Homebirth   05-11-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,879
Posted By jgale
Sorry to have gotten off-topic with the birth...

Sorry to have gotten off-topic with the birth center issue--as I said, just a pet peeve of mine.  And my question was sort of rhetorical.  I haven't interpreted Liz's comments to be anti-homebirth...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,879
Posted By jgale
I have found this to be a really interesting...

I have found this to be a really interesting discussion and particularly appreciate the requests for transparency in OB care (and health care in general). 
 
Having worked in both home, birth...
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