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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-19-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By saritabeth
was your appointment today? How did it go? I...

was your appointment today? How did it go? I know it feels really scary to leave a practice this far along, but I would encourage you to do so if you were that upset and if there is a chance this...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By saritabeth
Bump.... don't miss out on this special...

Bump....

don't miss out on this special event!!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-12-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By saritabeth
Tickets are now on sale for Hartfords dramatic...

Tickets are now on sale for Hartfords dramatic reading of the play BIRTH by Karen Brody on Sept. 29th & 30th. We will also have a moderated talk back session featuring Jennifer Block , author of...
Forum: Babywearing   05-30-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By saritabeth
I have to bust mine out and try it again. I am...

I have to bust mine out and try it again. I am 5'1 and I prefer my mei tai. I feel like I can get my babe closer to my body. I wore him (23 lbs) for hours yesterday, but my lower back is a bit...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-30-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By saritabeth
Quote: Originally Posted by YumaDoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by YumaDoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8252581)
When I said "write" I meant that I...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-29-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By saritabeth
Okay, just a few things to respond to. ...

Okay, just a few things to respond to.

Obviously pitocin is a medicated birth...But the distinction I was trying to make was that she had a pitocin birth without pain medication. sorry if that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-28-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By saritabeth
Quote: Originally Posted by twinalicious...

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinalicious http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8239778)
I spoon fed homemade baby food, I never...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-28-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By saritabeth
I am a birth doula and had a really challenging...

I am a birth doula and had a really challenging situation arise for me. Baby is fine in the end.

I don't want to get into the full story of their birth (to respect the privacy of the family), but...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-28-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By saritabeth
Quote: Originally Posted by courtenay_e...

Quote:
Originally Posted by courtenay_e http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8235069)
I have a "partner" (actually another mdc...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-16-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By saritabeth
Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that...

Hi all,
I just wanted to let you know that plans are underway for this year's production of Birth the Play (http://www.birthonlaborday.com/announce.html) in Hartford, CT this September. We are...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-22-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By saritabeth
oooh could you share more about the PTL and mag...

oooh could you share more about the PTL and mag sulfate? How is your facility treating PTL now?
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-22-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By saritabeth
I think the mother baby seperation change is a...

I think the mother baby seperation change is a great topic.

It would probably be rather easy as well. There are lots of documented reasons why mothers and babies should stay together, esp. post...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-22-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By saritabeth
Thanks for all the ideas...please keep them...

Thanks for all the ideas...please keep them coming!

This last birth has been very challenging for me. I really felt that I could have offered them very good support that was in line with what...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-21-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,118
Posted By saritabeth
I love the mirena. My insurance coverd it 100%...

I love the mirena. My insurance coverd it 100% and it is more effective than a tubal...and it is reversable.

I have two babies that were FAM babies. My periods are too irregular. I know it is an...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-21-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By saritabeth
I am interested in the ways that doulas attend...

I am interested in the ways that doulas attend women who have surgical births. I am not really interested in debating about c/s ....I am most interested in the ways that you have served women whos...
Forum: VBAC   02-15-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By saritabeth
Go to an experienced deep tissue massage...

Go to an experienced deep tissue massage therapist who knows about adheasions. I just had a good LMT friend of my massage the heck out of mine the other day. It brought tears to my eyes while she...
Forum: VBAC   02-15-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By saritabeth
Having BTDT I can say there are pros and cons to...

Having BTDT I can say there are pros and cons to the epidural. I had severe pain during my vbac labor. I dilated all the way to 9.5 cm but was flat.out.exhausted. I was very frightened that I would...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By saritabeth
I was very uncomfortable for a while after my...

I was very uncomfortable for a while after my last birth. You are only 8 weeks post partum and your body is having to pull its self into equilibriam again after 1) a lengthy labor and 2) a surgery....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By saritabeth
I would suggest talking to your OB about your...

I would suggest talking to your OB about your fears and what it is you would like. Your potential c/s birth is a birth none the less....you should have some control in what happens.

I had two...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-08-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By saritabeth
many thanks!

many thanks!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-05-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By saritabeth
anyone point me to the link to the AAP...

anyone point me to the link to the AAP guidelines for leaving foreskins alone?

I could have sworn I found it here before.

Thanks!
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-05-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By saritabeth
Thanks for all the replies...sorry it took me so...

Thanks for all the replies...sorry it took me so long to get back.

We worked it out so that we will pay $50 to the back up doula (out of the $200 deposit) and if the back up were to attend the...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-20-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By saritabeth
A business question for you doula's out there....

A business question for you doula's out there. When you use a back up doula do you pay her? Usually I take a retainer from a family when they choose me to be their doula and they pay the rest in...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-28-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By saritabeth
i second the cranilsacral work and would also...

i second the cranilsacral work and would also suggest massage.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-28-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By saritabeth
nak...I was a doula before I had my own...

nak...I was a doula before I had my own children. I think being a doula is 90% having the right heart and intention.....the rest is training and knowledge
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