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Forum: Doulas   01-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By olw3k
add me to the "arrive early and pay for my own"...

add me to the "arrive early and pay for my own" for interviews...
 
the only time i would treat is if i'm meeting up with a former client for a catch up session...
Forum: Homebirth   01-02-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By olw3k
heaters are not recommended for most of the...

heaters are not recommended for most of the soft-sided professional pools (Aquaborn, La Bassine) as it can melt the material the pool or the liner is made out of...
 
by way of temperature, i know...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-01-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By olw3k
you know, even though we may come to the table...

you know, even though we may come to the table with a lot more knowledge of what we'd want and how we think things should go, it's hard for a doula to be her own doula during a birth... everything...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By olw3k
yeah, i just put songs that i love on a...

yeah, i just put songs that i love on a playlist... songs that i won't instantly want to skip if they come on... it ranges from instrumental to rock to country...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By olw3k
what i include in my rentals:   * air pump -...

what i include in my rentals:
 
* air pump - to quickly inflate the pool
* 2 hoses - one is a drinking water hose (so the hot water doesn't leach PVC/lead/etc. into the water welcoming your baby)...
Forum: Doulas   12-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By olw3k
when my clients have chosen an epidural, my role...

when my clients have chosen an epidural, my role really switches to the emotional side of things... like keeping them engaged in the process of labour and connecting with their body and baby, both...
Forum: Doulas   12-06-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By olw3k
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by quantumleap http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338190/question-about-doulas#post_16776417)

Doulas come...
Forum: Doulas   12-06-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By olw3k
the only thing i would suggest is look into...

the only thing i would suggest is look into stuff that would matter to me, such as .com availability or if there's any trademark/copyright associated with the name... because it would suck to get...
Forum: Midwives   12-06-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By olw3k
as someone who switched practices between my 1st...

as someone who switched practices between my 1st and 2nd birth, you didn't client steal... the client chose you, for whatever reason... if the previous midwife has an issue with that, they should...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-06-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By olw3k
i haven't been dilated or effaced before labour...

i haven't been dilated or effaced before labour either time... but i efface and go from 0-5 in a few hours, 5-10 in an hour...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-13-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,739
Posted By olw3k
#1 - 49 lbs #2 - 34 lbs #3 - 25 lbs (but...

#1 - 49 lbs
#2 - 34 lbs
#3 - 25 lbs (but started 25 lbs heavier than my previous pgs)
Forum: Homebirth   11-11-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,461
Posted By olw3k
i never felt like i needed to use them, as i had...

i never felt like i needed to use them, as i had minimal swelling/bruising and no tearing... TCM would dictate that you should avoid anything cold postpartum...
Forum: Homebirth   11-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By olw3k
Penny Simkin's "When Survivors Give Birth" was...

Penny Simkin's "When Survivors Give Birth" was probably the most helpful book I read. I will also say that giving birth and breastfeeding were 2 of the most healing things for me when it came to my...
Forum: Midwives   10-23-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By olw3k
Barbara Harper would say that your hands should...

Barbara Harper would say that your hands should never go below the surface of the water during a water birth. So, no reason for your staff to be getting so wet....
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