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Forum: Midwives   06-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Charmie981
Well, of course, as with anything, you take what...

Well, of course, as with anything, you take what you can use and throw away the bones.  I am a much more conservative midwife than Gloria Lemay and my students are both aware of that fact, but I do...
Forum: Midwives   04-28-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Charmie981
Yeah, they look pretty basic.  I mean, BP and...

Yeah, they look pretty basic.  I mean, BP and palpation?  Yeah.  But the apprentice who is just starting out needs BASIC stuff and we've been so busy I haven't even had time to go over BP with her...
Forum: Midwives   04-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charmie981
I'm gonna work on a few of these ideas.  I'll...

I'm gonna work on a few of these ideas.  I'll post back in a few months and let you ladies know how it's working.
 
Thanks!!
Forum: Midwives   04-26-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Charmie981
Sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm...

Sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm really diggin' the idea for both me and my apprentices:
 
http://onlinemidwiferyed.blogspot.com/2011/04/online-midwifery-classes-start-soon-may.html
Forum: Midwives   04-25-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charmie981
Thank you so much for your reply.  I LOVE the...

Thank you so much for your reply.  I LOVE the idea of centering care and have for a long time.  I don't think my practice is quite "there" yet, but I do want to work toward it.
 
The healthy...
Forum: Midwives   04-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charmie981
I also like the idea of fostering a sense of...

I also like the idea of fostering a sense of community among clients.  The clients who attend childbirth classes together really "click" with each other and continue to follow each other t/o the...
Forum: Midwives   04-25-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charmie981
My birth center practice is really growing and...

My birth center practice is really growing and we're finding that prenatal days that don't have consults are much smoother than prenatal days with consults.  We are already doing appointments twice...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Charmie981
So, as a midwife the unspoken rule is that you...

So, as a midwife the unspoken rule is that you don't attend births alone and you always have backup.
 
The reality is that sometimes that's really hard to get.  I have never attended a birth alone...
Forum: Midwives   04-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,880
Posted By Charmie981
It really is so much different when you are the...

It really is so much different when you are the midwife and you set your own boundaries instead of being subject to someone else's boundaries.  It makes a HUGE difference!  And it sounds like you...
Forum: Midwives   04-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By Charmie981
I offer a discounts this way: Set dollar...

I offer a discounts this way:
Set dollar discount on my full fee to anyone who can prove current eligibility for WIC, medicaid, or who is an active duty military member or spouse of an active duty...
Forum: Midwives   04-01-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,880
Posted By Charmie981
I'm going to be really honest, part of me...

I'm going to be really honest, part of me bristles at this post.  I think I am one of "those" midwives of which you speak, to some extent.
 
I gained 40 pounds (during my apprenticeship!), my kids...
Forum: Midwives   03-25-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Charmie981
Most of my clients are either military (won't...

Most of my clients are either military (won't pay), BCBS (won't pay in most cases), or are coming to me b/c they are un/underinsured.  So my cash fee is pretty much my gold standard.  When I do get...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,064
Posted By Charmie981
And let me in on something I've observed...

And let me in on something I've observed (because contrary to what you seem to believe, you are not the only person in this thread who has witnessed births): I've seen a G10p8 in more pain after...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   02-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Charmie981
This is an old thread so you may have found what...

This is an old thread so you may have found what you need, but you can give me a call at 318-272-8295 and I'll share the info I have with you on that area.  I don't live in that area, but a few of...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-13-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,064
Posted By Charmie981
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-butto...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/epidural-guilt-debate-over-pain-meds-back-in-the-limelight/article1904419/
 
 
Quote:He even suggests that epidurals can be used as pain relief...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Charmie981
I want to know more about an aupair.  We've...

I want to know more about an aupair.  We've talked about it at length and I really think at the rate we're paying for child care right now we might be able to make it work but I really don't know...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-13-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Charmie981
I have two.  The first was a mama having a...

I have two.  The first was a mama having a really speedy and intense second labor and she said "Now I remember why I forgot" [what labor is like].
 
The other, having a slower and gentler second...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-09-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Charmie981
 Child care is absolutely the hardest part of...


Child care is absolutely the hardest part of my job and always has been.
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Forum: Midwives   02-09-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Charmie981
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Forum: Doulas   02-07-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Charmie981
I'm a very private birther and have never had...

I'm a very private birther and have never had anyone at my births, except the first when DH called our Bradley instructor b/c he was overwhelmed.
 
As a birth pro with my last two, I've felt the...
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Charmie981
Yeah, I've thought of that too.  I'm paying for...

Yeah, I've thought of that too.  I'm paying for full time day care and using it two days a week for school and one afternoon for prenatals.  When I was paying a nanny $7.50 an hour, I was paying the...
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Charmie981
Yes, it's a violation of your privacy and a...

Yes, it's a violation of your privacy and a really awful thing to do, to boot.
 
Re: posting on FB.  Gosh, I just don't think it's a good idea, most times.  I do it sometimes.  I like people...
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Charmie981
I'm pretty sure my fee has been a bit more than...

I'm pretty sure my fee has been a bit more than the other midwives in the area for a while now (or, actually, I know that my fee is currently $200 above what the other midwives' fees were four years...
Forum: Midwives   02-07-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Charmie981
I'm a military wife.  DH is USAF reserve right...

I'm a military wife.  DH is USAF reserve right now, but was active duty when I was doing my apprenticeship.  He's also working 50-60h weeks right now.  Ask me questions and I'll do my best to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-23-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Charmie981
   My fees aren't on my website.  I sometimes...

  
My fees aren't on my website.  I sometimes lower my fee based on someone's situation.  I like to meet the family and get a feel for them, for their commitment to OOH birth.  Also, instead of a...
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