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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-05-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By rnchrista
Have you tried Laurie Zoyiopoulos? Her website...

Have you tried Laurie Zoyiopoulos? Her website is www.faithfulguardiansmidwifery.com (http://www.faithfulguardiansmidwifery.com). Cathy Dowd is in your area. You might be able to find her contact...
Forum: Doulas   01-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rnchrista
I understand your concerns; I hate driving in...

I understand your concerns; I hate driving in these winter storms as well. But I also understand that it's the nature of the job. If you made the agreement to attend her birth, then that's a...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By rnchrista
Try searching facebook for the "VBAC and...

Try searching facebook for the "VBAC and cesarean support group". They meet in Kalamazoo and would probably have some recommendations. There's also an ICAN chapter in Grand Rapids.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-14-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By rnchrista
How far are you from Mio? Laurie Zoyiopoulos is...

How far are you from Mio? Laurie Zoyiopoulos is a homebirth midwife that has an office there. It would be worth it to give her a call and see if she serves your area. I know that she would be happy...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By rnchrista
I'm not sure. My guess is that if any hospitals...

I'm not sure. My guess is that if any hospitals did, it would be U of M in Ann Arbor or Henry Ford in West Bloomfield. I'd start by checking with those places. Please let us know what you find out.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By rnchrista
Is Ann Arbor too far for you tallulahma? If not,...

Is Ann Arbor too far for you tallulahma? If not, you could try Amanda Kaufman. She's family practice and integrative medicine.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-04-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By rnchrista
I've been away from that area for a few years,...

I've been away from that area for a few years, but for a dentist, we used to see Dr. Nyquist in Royal Oak. We liked him and they are very familier with holistic modalties. You should be able to find...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-10-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rnchrista
There is a hospital in South Haven, which I...

There is a hospital in South Haven, which I think is about a half hour from Holland, that offers midwives and waterbirth.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-25-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By rnchrista
A few of my friends have had excellent things to...

A few of my friends have had excellent things to say about George Nicoloff. He's a family practice doc in Novi
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-25-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By rnchrista
There is a group in Sault Ste Marie that might...

There is a group in Sault Ste Marie that might be helpful. If you're on facebook, look up Chippewa Breastfeeding Education and Support Team. I know there's at least 1, and possibly 2 or 3, lactation...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By rnchrista
There are definitely babywearing and nursing...

There are definitely babywearing and nursing moms here, and there's a Marquette natural parenting facebook page where people arrange get togethers, share info, etc...
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Midwives   11-09-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By rnchrista
I've never attended multiples, so I'm not sure...

I've never attended multiples, so I'm not sure what the standard is. What I think I'd do is charge my regular rate, plus whatever the additional cost is for me to bring in extra midwives for the...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By rnchrista
There's a CNM run free standing birth center...

There's a CNM run free standing birth center about a half hour from Rockford called Mothers Own Birth Center.  It's a lovely place.
 
If your friend wants a hospital birth, Providence Hospital in...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By rnchrista
Quote: Originally Posted by julymama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by julymama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16028416)
Thanks for the suggestions. I called twice...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-27-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By rnchrista
Quote: Originally Posted by lynsage...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lynsage http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15989261)
Family Ties in Southfield! I used to work for...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-21-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By rnchrista
Welcome! I just moved to Negaunee a few months...

Welcome! I just moved to Negaunee a few months ago, and am slowly learning my way around here too! I haven't heard of a babywearers group, but there is the yooper nursers. Its a breastfeeding group...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,562
Posted By rnchrista
Quote: Originally Posted by MsBlack...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsBlack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15805180)
Oh dear...I've seen how this can be a problem...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-11-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,997
Posted By rnchrista
In most cases I don't support the perineum...

In most cases I don't support the perineum unless the client asks for it (plus, I bet 75% or more of them have been waterbirths). This article explains my philosophy prett well:...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-09-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,341
Posted By rnchrista
I practiced on foam, chicken breasts, a...

I practiced on foam, chicken breasts, a placenta, and then I did a cadaver lab. I guess the foam is ok for learning the general technique but it is nothing at all like the real thing.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-28-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By rnchrista
I attended the birth of a baby with PACs a...

I attended the birth of a baby with PACs a little over a year ago. I discovered it prenatally and sent her in for a fetal echo to make sure nothing significant was going on, and it wasn't. The peri...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By rnchrista
Quote: Originally Posted by Valerie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valerie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15843618)
I have not practiced midwifery since 2001,...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,562
Posted By rnchrista
My first homebirth was wonderful. Pregnant the...

My first homebirth was wonderful. Pregnant the next time around, I continued care with the same midwife. I found my prenatal experience to be totally different. The midwife was going through a lot...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By rnchrista
You can get the GBS test at www.prepaidlab.com...

You can get the GBS test at www.prepaidlab.com (http://www.prepaidlab.com)
Order the culture, then do the swab yourself. Find out what participating lab is close to you and drop it...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-29-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By rnchrista
Off the top of my head, I can recall 5 of my...

Off the top of my head, I can recall 5 of my doula clients that were transferred out of the ABC over the last 4 years. Most of them were 1st time Moms.

I guess you can compare having a doula to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,799
Posted By rnchrista
1st birth 90 minutes 2nd birth 75 minutes ...

1st birth 90 minutes
2nd birth 75 minutes
3rd birth 53 minutes.
I figure if I have a 4th, I'll just sneeze the baby out http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
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