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Forum: Birth Professionals   09-12-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By RobynFL
I'll admit that I've put my email out there on...

I'll admit that I've put my email out there on several websites for potential clients to contact me, and I've gotten my fair share of offers to assist in international funds transfers in response.
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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By RobynFL
I have a good friend moving to AL in the...

I have a good friend moving to AL in the Prattville/Montgomery or Enterprise area. Any recommendations for providers that are mother and baby friendly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Robyn
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By RobynFL
We'll be in Nags Head, NC. Any good activity or...

We'll be in Nags Head, NC. Any good activity or restaurant recommendations?
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By RobynFL
I'll be traveling for work with my family to the...

I'll be traveling for work with my family to the outerbanks area of NC. Any recommendations of things to do with little ones (8mo, 2yr, 5yr) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By RobynFL
Just curious what other birth professionals have...

Just curious what other birth professionals have seen.

How long have you seen a pregnant mom go with bulging membranes with no labor?

Currently I'm 40wks5d, I've been 3cm and over 50% effaced...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By RobynFL
Very scary indeed! Disagreeing with the dr could...

Very scary indeed! Disagreeing with the dr could negate insurance coverage under this resolution? What happened to informed consent?

And how will they define non-compliant? Is asking any question...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-25-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By RobynFL
The last two births I attended were very...

The last two births I attended were very medically managed. The mom's seemed to want "whatever the dr says" done, but also to have a doula. Totally confusing to me. We ended up talking a lot about...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 3,045
Posted By RobynFL
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Due in June
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-03-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,416
Posted By RobynFL
You can refuse a lot of those policies, but if...

You can refuse a lot of those policies, but if you are one of the first - it will be difficult. You can start by writing a birth plan and having your ob and the head nurse at the LD ward sign off on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-31-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,020
Posted By RobynFL
First pg - 24 hrs before labor started Second...

First pg - 24 hrs before labor started
Second pg - repeatedly from week or more out

I started dilating around 38.5 wks so the plug came out - but kept regenerating so from then until she was...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By RobynFL
I'm not sure of the stength you were feeling...

I'm not sure of the stength you were feeling your contractions, but I've had several bouts of regular (3-5 min apart over an hr) BH contractions along with a little spotting. Cervical length was...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-31-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 266
Posted By RobynFL
Have any blood or urine tests been done? ...

Have any blood or urine tests been done?

Usually white coat hypertension runs the other way in that the bp is high with the drs not without. With the pains it could just be baby feet, - but - it...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By RobynFL
I would recommend the Birth Partner although I...

I would recommend the Birth Partner although I love both books.

The Thinking Woman's Guide is a good reference but hard to stay with unless you have the desire to know the details as CBE/birth...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-20-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By RobynFL
Dr Pennington at Emerald Coast OB is nice. She's...

Dr Pennington at Emerald Coast OB is nice. She's new to the practice so I'm not sure if she'd be in their yellow page ad.

There's also Dr Edgeworth at Coastal OB. She can be a bit rushed at...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-19-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By RobynFL
Baby was born around 7 pm that night. Everyone...

Baby was born around 7 pm that night. Everyone is healthy, but I'm sure she is going to need a lot of time to resolve her birth experience since it was basically an unplanned natural.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-19-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By RobynFL
My DONA training was a little over $300. That...

My DONA training was a little over $300. That doesn't include the books you have to read (which may be at the library). It also doesn't include the cert fees of around $100 total.

As far as...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-19-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By RobynFL
Just wanted to put my vote in for a needy...

Just wanted to put my vote in for a needy location.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif The Panhandle is in huge need of homebirth midwives - especially the Panama...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-17-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By RobynFL
I just heard about a friend's SIL's birth going...

I just heard about a friend's SIL's birth going on in AL. Don't know if the baby is born yet but here's what I've been told:

Her water broke last night (she's term)
Her contractions were stopped...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By RobynFL
I've told clients as part of the interview...

I've told clients as part of the interview process once I knew just so they know in case I have to excuse myself momentarily during their labor. So far, so good, but I would hate to end up in the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By RobynFL
My son is in a very picky eating stage so when...

My son is in a very picky eating stage so when he expressed interest in a coconut at the store tonight, we thought "why not?"

Well we just cracked it open and tried it. It was terrible! It had a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-04-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By RobynFL
We had several ladies pumping during our...

We had several ladies pumping during our sessions. I didn't even realize it until a quiet moment and then I heard the pump noises. Definitely a pump friendly environment.
Forum: Homebirth   01-28-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By RobynFL
Lots of folks are talking about preparing their...

Lots of folks are talking about preparing their kids for what to expect. Was that just by conversation or do you have some kid books you'd recommend?

My ds LOVES watching "Milo and Otis" which...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By RobynFL
Truthfully, I'm not a touchy feely person...

Truthfully, I'm not a touchy feely person either, but as someone's doula - it just isn't the same. I thought I would have issues doing the comforter role of doula-ing (informer was much more natural...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-28-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By RobynFL
I have no experience with this, but my first...

I have no experience with this, but my first reaction is to ask how many times she's had this evaluated. I assume the hematologist would have run their own test to confirm the OB results. I just...
Forum: Homebirth   01-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By RobynFL
I think this is my greatest concern right now in...

I think this is my greatest concern right now in considering a hb for this baby (#3). I have a ds who will be 4 and a dd who will be 2 when this one arrives sometime in June. We don't have many...
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