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Forum: Birth Professionals   05-23-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,419
Posted By rainashine
I know this is an old thread.  I'm hoping...

I know this is an old thread.  I'm hoping someone can help me.  Is there any other insurance agency that insures doulas besides CM&F?  Their coverage is not offered in Indiana. 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-09-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By rainashine
The thing is, they are happy and thankful they...

The thing is, they are happy and thankful they were in the hospital TODAY. They might not feel that way as they get further along the road of processing their experience. I had no issues with my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-09-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,400
Posted By rainashine
I'm a mother that no one said anything to and...

I'm a mother that no one said anything to and ended up with a c-section. If you don't think she's really heard you I'd write her a very blunt email and end by saying you won't bring it up again but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-13-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By rainashine
I, too, had a miserable induction ending in...

I, too, had a miserable induction ending in c-section at 8 days past my "due" date. My ob started asking when I wanted to be induced when I was 37 weeks...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By rainashine
I am right there with ya! Except I know our...

I am right there with ya! Except I know our budget and dh's job INsecurity won't allow me to quit right now. Our care provider just gave her two weeks on Thursday and I am now in the position of...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-29-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By rainashine
Anyone in Big Rapids or the area? It looks like...

Anyone in Big Rapids or the area? It looks like we may be moving up there in the next few months...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By rainashine
I am looking at Birth Arts distance post partum...

I am looking at Birth Arts distance post partum doula training. Originally I was looking at DONA (and probably still will pursue that for birth work) but scheduling for workshops has been been a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-12-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,676
Posted By rainashine
I was not fully dilated when my ob had me start...

I was not fully dilated when my ob had me start pushing. I was at about 9 and was starting to want to push. It was 12 hours after she ruptured my membranes though so I think I was on a clock without...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By rainashine
I would imagine part of the problem with pelvis...

I would imagine part of the problem with pelvis size is related to inadequate developement from poor nutrition too. Ethiopia has been ravaged by famine for years and years.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,432
Posted By rainashine
I would be unhappy with any doctor who told me...

I would be unhappy with any doctor who told me "not to worry about it" when I'd just passed placenta A YEAR after my baby was born. I think you need to get checked and possibly find a new doctor.
...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,034
Posted By rainashine
Quote: Originally Posted by basje...

Quote:
Originally Posted by basje http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14381680)
Oh honey you need Flylady! Sounds like you're...
Forum: VBAC   09-08-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By rainashine
Where are you that she can risk you out without...

Where are you that she can risk you out without refering you somewhere? That sounds like patient abandonment to me. She can't just leave you with no one.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-25-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,081
Posted By rainashine
I really implore all of you not to bite your...

I really implore all of you not to bite your tongue all the time. I had NO IDEA what I was getting into. The only books anyone recommended was Week By Week and What to Expect and so I didn't even...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-22-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By rainashine
Quote: Originally Posted by 1stimestar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stimestar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14265879)
We have a very liberal religious...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-20-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By rainashine
So it is getting more and more likely that we...

So it is getting more and more likely that we will be heading back to AK in the next 6 months so I'm researching all the things that made no difference to me when I lived there. I am concerned about...
Forum: Lactivism   08-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By rainashine
Elanorh--I had a very similar experince with...

Elanorh--I had a very similar experince with retained placenta fragments. No one figured it out until after though. I finally passed it when dd was 10 weeks old, I finally had enough milk within...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-31-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By rainashine
I am reading Penny Simkin's book in preparation...

I am reading Penny Simkin's book in preparation for doula training. I have a few concerns. I was/am a little disappointed in her portrayal of the dangers of vaginal breech birth. I'm also taken...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-23-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By rainashine
Ahhhh, I was just about to make an appointment...

Ahhhh, I was just about to make an appointment to be seen about this very thing. You mean I'm going to be stuck with 12 day "periods" until I decide to wean? I go from bleeding to ovulating with no...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-17-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,694
Posted By rainashine
I took dd to work with me for a long time so I...

I took dd to work with me for a long time so I didn't have to start pumping at work until she was 9 months old. But I missed three feedings so I based what I needed on that. I was never able to pump...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-17-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By rainashine
Oh my! I could have written your post! I'm...

Oh my! I could have written your post! I'm working on doula certification as my way "out" but I'm struggling with the same thing. How do I tell my calling from my wants and what's just based in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-15-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 575
Posted By rainashine
I have a girl so my advice might not be super...

I have a girl so my advice might not be super relevant but I totally think you can. You might check out this book
http://www.amazon.com/Early-Start-Po...7677378&sr=8-1...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-14-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rainashine
I don't know that our move will be that fast but...

I don't know that our move will be that fast but it is a possibility!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-14-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By rainashine
This may or may not apply but every time I see a...

This may or may not apply but every time I see a post like this I feel like I have to throw it out there because it happened to me. My dd was also labeled a "lazy sucker" and I had low supply.
...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-13-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rainashine
Oh yay! I was thinking I might have to go to...

Oh yay! I was thinking I might have to go to Seattle for the workshop portion! That's great news! The move is not a done deal by far as we are exploring several options but Alaska is by far the most...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-13-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rainashine
We are considering a move back to Anchorage...

We are considering a move back to Anchorage after two years Outside. We lived there for 5 years last time. Unfortunately, in those 2 years I ended up with a c-section due to an intervention happy...
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