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Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By birthinglau
I understand the tiredness. I did not have a...

I understand the tiredness. I did not have a posterior baby, but I did have a stop-start labor that was incredibly frustrating, though for me, going to sleep and ignoring it was what worked. That...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-04-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By birthinglau
you answered your own question...

you answered your own question http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif seriously, it does sound like you are rotating the baby to me, in my experience of posterior labor...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-04-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,935
Posted By birthinglau
Glad to help with the explanation. Yes, CST can...

Glad to help with the explanation. Yes, CST can be utilized to address post epi pain.

I agree with JanetF about the psychoemotional elements that can come with physical pain.

It's also been my...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-03-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,935
Posted By birthinglau
I wanted to add one thing I forgot: all...

I wanted to add one thing I forgot: all connective tissue in the body is connected (naturally!) which means that the fascia surrounding all muscles and nerves all the way out into the more...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-03-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,935
Posted By birthinglau
I've heard this too (and I've heard an OB on a...

I've heard this too (and I've heard an OB on a call in medical show refute the possibility of this).

My understanding of this that it is related to scarring, otherwise termed adhesions, of the...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-30-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By birthinglau
I went to a great workshop on Vaginal Ecology,...

I went to a great workshop on Vaginal Ecology, taught by midwife (CNM) Sheri Winston. She addresses BV specifically, and has a recipe below that can be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By birthinglau
I'm a massage therapist who specialized in...

I'm a massage therapist who specialized in women's issues related to conception, pregnancy and postpartum. I've also studied as an apprentice with a midwife who practices from a perinatal psychology...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,153
Posted By birthinglau
What if you had a client at the birth center who...

What if you had a client at the birth center who declined the initial VE, had a labor that was consistent with FTP, and you had made the call to transport. Could you then revisit the VE issue, offer...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,377
Posted By birthinglau
I think it is really a sign of a caring...

I think it is really a sign of a caring sensitive CP that your patients are comfortable coming to you with these issues. What a gift you are giving them by honoring that trust.

I attended some...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-12-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,000
Posted By birthinglau
My ideal practice looks like this: I...

My ideal practice looks like this:

I envision getting my CPM and ideally working with another more experienced midwife doing homebirths and possibly birthcenter births.
I see continuing my...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-09-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By birthinglau
Well, "worst" sure isn't a positive word to...

Well, "worst" sure isn't a positive word to describe someone's potential birth experience!

Perhaps she was a bit clumsy with her words..... as an apprentice MW I have heard women describe the 3rd...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-09-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,821
Posted By birthinglau
I'll be honest, I come from the...

I'll be honest, I come from the "intuitive/undisturbed birth" school of thought in birth.

In reading the stories from the hypnobabies instructors/mamas what I am hearing is in many ways similar...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-08-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By birthinglau
I've been trained to use a fetoscope in...

I've been trained to use a fetoscope in prenatals, and primarily a doppler at births.

I also have some hearing loss, though I find that if the room has a normal amount of ambient noise I can hear...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By birthinglau
I know WIC has a BFing peer counselor program....

I know WIC has a BFing peer counselor program. Not sure how individual offices implement it (I don't think the WIC office I went to in metro Cincinnati had one, though the dietician was certainly...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   12-02-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,000
Posted By birthinglau
In Cincinnati, Ohio (at least for now) On...

In Cincinnati, Ohio (at least for now)

On hiatus from an apprenticeship, continuing with an ongoing self-study component, and looking longingly at workshops as funds permit

I've completed...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-29-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By birthinglau
I don't know much about EKY (I am in Southern...

I don't know much about EKY (I am in Southern OH, in Cincinnati) but I know 3 of the midwives down in KY, and was an apprentice to a midwife who did births in this area. Have you contacted Kentucky...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-26-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By birthinglau
I don't know if you saw my response to the...

I don't know if you saw my response to the shoulder dystocia thread, but I attended a birth last fall (as an apprentice) with a mama who had a similar situation. In her case, the tailbone, coccyx...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-23-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By birthinglau
I've seen 2 true dystocias (in about 30 births...

I've seen 2 true dystocias (in about 30 births as a doula and then an apprentice).

The first one was not too serious, baby retracted during first push to crown, midwife had her flip from...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-11-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By birthinglau
I've been thinking about what I wrote, and I...

I've been thinking about what I wrote, and I want to clarify something. I think I outlined my situation well, but I failed to touch on something that I think is a key point.

In my situation, I...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   11-11-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By birthinglau
I'm outing myself.... I'm Lau and I'm an...

I'm outing myself.... I'm Lau and I'm an apprentice who quit. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif for the time being. This is quite an interesting thread. I find myself...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   09-02-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By birthinglau
I really enjoy this book... it has inspired me...

I really enjoy this book... it has inspired me to consider anthropology as a future adjunct to my midwifery/bodywork practice, when my child is older and I have the time and $$ to go college and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-01-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By birthinglau
No one ever asks me about a husband, I think...

No one ever asks me about a husband, I think they assume I must not have had one, not sure if I look older or younger than my 25 years, I've been told both things. Sometimes, if it fits in the...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   06-09-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,314
Posted By birthinglau
I'm an apprentice midwife myself, and I have...

I'm an apprentice midwife myself, and I have seen quite a few ways that women negotiate their comfort level with the apprentice.
During my almost 1 year apprenticeship I have done:
active support,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2004, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By birthinglau
I am sending out bravery and strength for you,...

I am sending out bravery and strength for you, though it seems you have quite a bit already. My DD is only 2 weeks younger than Adam, and I can only imagine how this must feel for you.

my...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,235
Posted By birthinglau
natalya- I live in cincinnati, ohio. somehow all...

natalya- I live in cincinnati, ohio. somehow all the HB midwives moved away, or became CNMs and stopped doing HBs, and then the CNMs doing HBs lost their Dr. backup recently. it's sad, really. but,...
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