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Forum: Childbirth Educators   12-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By nancynance
I was in your shoes exactly when I became a...

I was in your shoes exactly when I became a childbirth educator - received my certification in 2001. My kids were 7 and 9. I immediately was offered a job teaching at a local hospital. That brought...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By nancynance
It definitely sounds like your birth was...

It definitely sounds like your birth was traumatic for you! I'm glad you're feeling better.Try not to compare your experience with anyone else's. I would say you should really listen to what your...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   09-18-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By nancynance
I think if you're looking for a hospital...

I think if you're looking for a hospital teaching job they recognize programs such as ICEA, Lamaze, and CAPPA. Don't be discouraged, there are teaching jobs where an RN degree is not required....
Forum: Childbirth Educators   08-21-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 352
Posted By nancynance
I teach at 2 different hospitals and make...

I teach at 2 different hospitals and make $30/hr.
 
Forum: Childbirth Educators   08-21-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By nancynance
I think your passion and ideas are great. And I...

I think your passion and ideas are great. And I do think you can create a lot of your materials by hand. Some of my favorite teaching tools are the pelvis and doll and a 3-d model of cervical...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-18-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By nancynance
I love your story of strength and empowerment....

I love your story of strength and empowerment. Congratulations!
Forum: Childbirth Educators   10-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By nancynance
I've taught a hospital-based class at the same...

I've taught a hospital-based class at the same hospital for 10 years and the rate has always been $28 per hour. I just got a job at a new hospital where the rate is $30 per hour. Also know of a...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-27-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By nancynance
YAY! Congratulations on your VBAC.

YAY! Congratulations on your VBAC.
Forum: California, Nevada   12-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By nancynance
Please go to www.dascdoulas.org...

Please go to www.dascdoulas.org (http://www.dascdoulas.org) - it is the website for the doulas association of southern california - and search for a doula in your zip code. You will find a great...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-21-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By nancynance
Thank you for sharing your story with us. It was...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. It was beautiful!
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-16-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,020
Posted By nancynance
Not sure if this terminology is correct, but a...

Not sure if this terminology is correct, but a woman in my CB class said she has it and it is a risk factor but she doesn't really know what it is. Can anyone shed some light on this? I am having a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-16-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By nancynance
I certified with ICEA and really enjoyed the...

I certified with ICEA and really enjoyed the training. Other pluses are: ICEA is well-known and you definitely get to structure your class the way you want to. I have had no regrets about going with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-30-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,025
Posted By nancynance
Okay - I'm the original poster and I have one...

Okay - I'm the original poster and I have one more question to throw out there. Does anyone have any experience, either first hand or second, of whether or not pot smoking stunts your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-15-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,025
Posted By nancynance
Thanks everyone for your input - I haven't had...

Thanks everyone for your input - I haven't had access to a computer for a couple of days. Yeah - your responses were just what I imagined, some (actually most) saying let him figure it out for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,025
Posted By nancynance
DH and I are wrestling over how to handle DS who...

DH and I are wrestling over how to handle DS who we are pretty sure is smoking pot with his friends. He will be 18 in 2 months, and is planning on attending the local community college. Do we drug...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-10-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By nancynance
I have worked at a part-time job in an...

I have worked at a part-time job in an elementary school for several years. I just take on very few births during the school year (maybe 2) and try to book clients for summertime. It's a little...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By nancynance
Yay! You will learn a lot and they will be lucky...

Yay! You will learn a lot and they will be lucky to have you. Here's to the start of a beautiful doula career.
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-15-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By nancynance
I have been at hospitals where it is "not...

I have been at hospitals where it is "not allowed" to heat rice socks up in the nurses' microwave. It was explained to me that it was because of hygienics; the nurses didn't want something that...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-13-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,685
Posted By nancynance
I've been a CB Educator for 9 years, a doula for...

I've been a CB Educator for 9 years, a doula for two, and I hope to start my CNM training in two years. I'll be 51. I don't think it's ever too late. My day jobs have always been part-time, usually...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-01-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By nancynance
I guess I would just do some research, compile a...

I guess I would just do some research, compile a list of phone numbers, and start "cold calling." I think it really helps if you are a member of some sort of local childbirth group and can put the...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By nancynance
"I am also hesitant to teach something that...

"I am also hesitant to teach something that requires extensive education on the option of highly medicalized birth"

Curious as to what you mean by this. If you end up teaching in a hospital, it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-06-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By nancynance
Congratulations! It's a great feeling of...

Congratulations! It's a great feeling of accomplishment, good for you. May your doula experiences be meaningful and many!
Forum: Birth Stories   01-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By nancynance
Congratulations on your new son, and thanks for...

Congratulations on your new son, and thanks for sharing his birth story! Epidurals don't usually hurt so much going in - probably just because of the inexperience of the technician. But it sounds...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-05-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By nancynance
Thanks ladies. She has decided to wait until 41...

Thanks ladies. She has decided to wait until 41 weeks before inducing.
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By nancynance
So this article was saying that induction after...

So this article was saying that induction after 41 weeks is a good idea, right? I had heard that the latest studies that OBs were using indicated that risks go up after 41 weeks, and of course, an...
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