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Forum: Birth Professionals   07-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: So can you tell me what your typical...

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So can you tell me what your typical hours are in a week?
No. *giggle* Nothing typical about it! I do prenatals 1-2 days per week and paperwork and CEUs/networking/etc. on the 3rd day. And...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-28-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: Interesting idea... do you mind sharing...

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Interesting idea... do you mind sharing more about how this works?
The non-refundable deposit in my practice depends on when she books with me. Currently, in my practice that runs:
Up to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-28-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By DallasCPM
#1 way I get clients is word of mouth referrals...

#1 way I get clients is word of mouth referrals from clients, and local doulas, childbirth educators, etc. - and it's free

#2 My personal website - I spent very little money on this, but put a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-28-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By DallasCPM
My financial contract requires not only a...

My financial contract requires not only a signature, but also for them to initial next to the refund policy, which is very specific with dollar amounts. I don't want ANY confusion in regards to...
Forum: Homebirth   04-02-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,769
Posted By DallasCPM
As a midwife, I've had an inflatable tub spring...

As a midwife, I've had an inflatable tub spring a leak on a client in labor before. It was a borrowed tub, so it had been used before... not sure how many times. It was a La Bassine, and the inner...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By DallasCPM
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Oh mama, I am so, so sorry for your loss.

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Jaundice appeared within two hours of the birth
For me, that's an absolute immediate...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-26-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By DallasCPM
Well, I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow!!! My last birth...

Well, I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow!!! My last birth was Feb. 10, so I've been off-call for about 2 weeks now.

Still doing appointments. I just have the one postpartum mama right now, and then I have...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-26-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By DallasCPM
Sharon teaches a great breastfeeding class! ...

Sharon teaches a great breastfeeding class!

http://naturalbeginningsonline.com/c...stfeeding.html (http://naturalbeginningsonline.com/cl_breastfeeding.html)
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-30-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By DallasCPM
Well, I'm now 31 weeks (due April 3rd-ish), and...

Well, I'm now 31 weeks (due April 3rd-ish), and down to one more birth to attend before I take my break from births! I can't believe it!

As far as returning to births.... I've finally got a plan...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,277
Posted By DallasCPM
I re-read Heart and Hands cover to cover.......

I re-read Heart and Hands cover to cover.... reviewed parts of Varneys.... read up on the nutrition and herbal sections of Frye's HM I and mostly reviewed my protocols. I made my own flashcards as I...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: I've heard of other midwives getting...

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I've heard of other midwives getting oxygen at weilding supply companies or scuba diving supply shops.
Just an FYI, welding supply oxygen is not the same as medical-grade oxygen, and can...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-07-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By DallasCPM
The update: Last night, after a long day of...

The update: Last night, after a long day of homevisit prenatal appointments, Client A called me to her birth at 11pm. I arrived shortly after midnight, and she had the baby by 4am. Lovely, smooth...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-06-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By DallasCPM
OK, found out a little more from the courthouse...

OK, found out a little more from the courthouse today. If I'm AT a birth in the morning... I can stay at the birth and skip jury duty, and file the appropriate "emergency circumstances beyond my...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-05-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By DallasCPM
27 weeks pregnant here! I have 3 more mamas left...

27 weeks pregnant here! I have 3 more mamas left before I take my "maternity leave".

Still wrestling with when to go back to births after babe is born. After my last son was born, my first birth...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-05-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By DallasCPM
I'm a homebirth midwife and I'm currently 27...

I'm a homebirth midwife and I'm currently 27 weeks, due the first week of April.

My last client before my maternity leave is due when I'm 32 weeks. So, hopefully her postpartums will be done...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-04-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: I heard if they decide to actually give...

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I heard if they decide to actually give you a fine for not showing up when you have a MUST serve notice it is $100.
Depends where you live. Here in Dallas, it's between $100 and $1,000.
...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By DallasCPM
Some of the busier birth centers around here...

Some of the busier birth centers around here employ "birth assistants". Not full-fledged midwives, but assistants (often RNs) who work scheduled shifts as the second birth assistant.
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-03-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By DallasCPM
Nope, no exceptions for health care workers in...

Nope, no exceptions for health care workers in my county/state.

I have two clients who will be 38-39 weeks when I have Jury Duty. And both have a history of going at 38-39 weeks.

I know I can...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By DallasCPM
Ack! I just got a summons for Jury Duty! What do...

Ack! I just got a summons for Jury Duty! What do you do as a midwife when you get called in for Jury Duty?!?

I've been attending births since 2003, and have never run into this issue before.
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-08-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By DallasCPM
I *highly* recommend Dr. Ann Dunnewold. Everyone...

I *highly* recommend Dr. Ann Dunnewold. Everyone I've sent to her has been very happy with her. I've heard only great things.

*****

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
And...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: She mentioned Dina Warric (unsure of...

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She mentioned Dina Warric (unsure of the spelling of her last name). Is anyone familiar with that name? It sounds much like the name of the MW that past away a few years ago. I can't find...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-02-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: My insurance company is trying to say...

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My insurance company is trying to say that they only cover CNMs, not CPMs . . .
If they have a specific exclusion in the written policy, then they can get out of paying LMs.

For example,...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-02-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By DallasCPM
I've been paid by Aetna policies....

I've been paid by Aetna policies. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Some policies don't cover "homebirth", but do cover "Licensed midwifery services, regardless of...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By DallasCPM
I'm a homebirth midwife (so a little different...

I'm a homebirth midwife (so a little different scenario), but here's what I did when I was pumping for babe #2. I started attending births when he was 6 months.

I brought a little lunch-sack...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-02-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By DallasCPM
Quote: Here TX state law says that hemoglobin...

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Here TX state law says that hemoglobin has to be above 10.
Can you point me to that law? I've heard that another midwife in the past too, but have never been able to track down any law,...
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