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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-24-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
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Just call the office she works in and ask them...

Just call the office she works in and ask them directly if they take your plan.  They should be able to tell you.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-19-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
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Have you seen this place,...

Have you seen this place, Kristina?http://hourkidz.com/
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
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One of the really frustrating things about...

One of the really frustrating things about midwives (both hospital-based and home-based) and insurance is that many insurers don't list midwives as providers on their directories.  If a midwife is...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-22-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
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 If you're going to quote c-section rates for...


If you're going to quote c-section rates for comparison, just make sure you are comparing apples to apples.  The UofM CNMs serve a lot of women who would never be able to birth in the ABC,...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
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Kathy Kleinert was a general practitioner who...

Kathy Kleinert was a general practitioner who attended homebirths.  She moved to Oregon last year.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-25-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
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I have a friend who just opened a freestanding...

I have a friend who just opened a freestanding birth center in Marquette.  So if your friend is open to an out-of-hospital birth, she would be a great choice.
 
My friend used to work with me in...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-06-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
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If I were planning a waterbirth and a VBAC and...

If I were planning a waterbirth and a VBAC and wanted to have a hospital birth, I would go to the UofM midwives.  The new hospital that opened yesterday has a waterbirth tub as well as 8 tubs for...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
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I highly recommend Kate Stroud.  She works out...

I highly recommend Kate Stroud.  She works out of my midwifery office in Ypsilanti and also out of Life Force Chiropractic.  Her website is katestroud.com.  All of the pregnant mamas I have sent to...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-23-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
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I've attended vbamc at UofM.  I think with 2...

I've attended vbamc at UofM.  I think with 2 c-sections you could see the midwives and with more you could see the OBs.  I think if you have only had two c-sections you could also see the midwives...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-08-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
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Lara Madigan is my cousin and she's a family...

Lara Madigan is my cousin and she's a family physician in Traverse.  The decisions that she's made with her own kids lead me to believe that she'd be flexible on vaccines. Here's her office contact...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-05-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
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I've had lots of positive experiences with them...

I've had lots of positive experiences with them as a doula and as a midwife collaborating with them. I've also had experiences working with clients with blood clotting disorders as both a midwife...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
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I have seen some very nice births at UofM with...

I have seen some very nice births at UofM with the midwives.  The new hospital is supposed to have expanded waterbirth facilities as well.  Your postpartum experience will not be as attentive as it...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
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Well, most of the homebirth midwives in the area...

Well, most of the homebirth midwives in the area would take you.  I would, unless there were complications with your 2nd c-section surgery that made me think you were higher risk.  You could also go...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
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You definitely have choices.  Where are you?...

You definitely have choices.  Where are you?  Michigan is a big place.
 
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-14-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
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I have had them cover prenatal care in the past,...

I have had them cover prenatal care in the past, but not the birth itself, for my clients.  They had a relatively low per-visit reimbursement rate, as I remember.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
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I recommend Chelsea...

I recommend Chelsea Lonsdale http://evolvedoula.tumblr.com/
 
Good luck!
 
 
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-21-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
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I also want to recommend Amanda Topping.  She...

I also want to recommend Amanda Topping.  She just reopened her practice, so she doesn't show up on a lot of midwifery searches:
 
Riversidemidwifery.net
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
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20 weeks is not a late transfer at all.  She's...

20 weeks is not a late transfer at all.  She's probably only had about 3 prenatals.  I find that most doctors and midwives are totally ok with women switching into the beginning of their third...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
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I have Barnevelders, Red Sex Links and a Buff...

I have Barnevelders, Red Sex Links and a Buff Orpington and they all seem to be doing ok in the 0 degree temps and the snow.  They pretty much all hate to go out in the snow and as it has been below...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-21-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
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Well, I think that if you count the midwives who...

Well, I think that if you count the midwives who live a little bit out of town and serve this area, Ann Arbor has at least six homebirth midwives.  I would always welcome more, but there are other...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-17-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,332
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The weather here has been super-mild, which is...

The weather here has been super-mild, which is making it nice to be outside.  Feeling positive about body and health and feeling good energy.  I think autumn is a real time of renewal for me.  
 ...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-12-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,258
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Joining in -- I have about 105 lbs to get to my...

Joining in -- I have about 105 lbs to get to my ultimate goal, which would be a very lean, athletic weight for me.  Even 65 lbs would put me in a comfortable spot, so my goal is probably somewhere...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-11-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,332
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Who am I?  I'm Stacia.  I work full-time as a...

Who am I?  I'm Stacia.  I work full-time as a midwife and also go to school full-time.  I'm a mom of two boys.  I have been using my chaotic schedule as an excuse for eating poorly and not...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
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I'm a CPM who owns her practice and has recently...

I'm a CPM who owns her practice and has recently brought a CNM into my practice. Right now I'm still taking on the bulk of the responsibility on paper -- I go on transfers, I bill insurance, we...
Forum: Family Planning   10-27-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
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It has been my experience that second and...

It has been my experience that second and subsequent pregnancies with a bicornuate uterus do better than the first one. It seems like the irritable contractions and the breech presentations and the...
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