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Forum: California, Nevada   10-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By katiedidder
I'm living in the bay area right now (going to...

I'm living in the bay area right now (going to midwifery school), but own a house in Sacramento and lived there much of my life.  With a kid, I'd look at Tahoe Park.  It's safe, relatively close to...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By katiedidder
While we plan to vaccinate I've heard our...

While we plan to vaccinate I've heard our pedititrican (Tenney) in Oakland is open to no or alternative vaccine schedules.  She has yet to ask us about vaccination.
 
Forum: California, Nevada   07-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By katiedidder
Sent you a PM!  

Sent you a PM!
 
Forum: California, Nevada   07-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By katiedidder
We both apprenticed with the same midwife for a...

We both apprenticed with the same midwife for a short period of time right before she got licensed and I went off to nursing school :)  And she does have waterbirth experience (I think most midwives...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-01-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By katiedidder
I've been to births with Jessica and found her...

I've been to births with Jessica and found her to be an extremely skilled, sweet midwife. 
Forum: California, Nevada   06-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By katiedidder
I'll second camping at Whiskeytown.  It's a...

I'll second camping at Whiskeytown.  It's a pretty lake with swimming.  If you go into Redding, the Turtle Bay Museum and Paul Bunyan Forest Camp might also be fun for a 6 year old...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-07-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By katiedidder
I haven't spent a ton of time there, but have...

I haven't spent a ton of time there, but have several midwife friends who live there.  From what I hear it's a really nice, kind of old-school hippy community.  Lots of musicians and artists.  It is...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-26-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By katiedidder
Doulas are not licensed by the state of CA.  I...

Doulas are not licensed by the state of CA.  I think your best bet would be to hire a licensed midwife (they are licensed by the state of CA) to provide doula care, though that might be...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-23-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By katiedidder
I'm curious why raw cow milk is being used...

I'm curious why raw cow milk is being used instead of a commercial formula (there are commercial goat & sheep milk formulas out there too...)  To add to the other two comments, cow milk proteins are...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By katiedidder
Have you looked into Sacramento?  It's central,...

Have you looked into Sacramento?  It's central, has several great farmer's markets, and is very kid-friendly.  You're most likely to find a rental deal in the med-center area (gentrifying, but lots...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-22-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By katiedidder
If you have the option Sutter Davis is worlds...

If you have the option Sutter Davis is worlds above all of those hospitals in terms of support for natural, vaginal births.  They have tubs, birth balls, doulas, etc there for you to use and are...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By katiedidder
Would she qualify for Medical?  If so, New Earth...

Would she qualify for Medical?  If so, New Earth Midwifery does accept Medical mamas. 
 
If she only has Kasier, it's going to be tough, as they absolutely don't cover home or birth center...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-23-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By katiedidder
This isn't going to be entirely helpful, but...

This isn't going to be entirely helpful, but having worked in the area in women's health for many years, I can say that I've never heard of a pregnant woman in Sacramento not being able to get...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By katiedidder
Oops!  Didn't see you'd settled on San Diego...

Oops!  Didn't see you'd settled on San Diego area (love it there too!). 
 
Will leave my Sacramento raving up in case it is helpful to anyone else....
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I'll second those who are...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By katiedidder
I just found out I'm pregnant after many many...

I just found out I'm pregnant after many many years of infertility.  We actually got pregnant naturally, but due to my history I need to follow up with an OB or CNM to check hormones and possibly do...
Forum: Infertility   09-22-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By katiedidder
So, I had it done yesterday. They gave me some...

So, I had it done yesterday. They gave me some sort of anxiety med before I was even in the OR so I don't remember much of yesterday. Really the worst part was that my surgery wasn't until late...
Forum: Infertility   09-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By katiedidder
Thanks for the response. I'm still scheduled to...

Thanks for the response. I'm still scheduled to have it on Tuesday, still not feeling great about it, but am going to suck it up, take some anxiety pills over the next few days, and do it.

The...
Forum: Infertility   09-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By katiedidder
Um, yes...

Um, yes http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I'm currently on an endometriosis diet that probably does nothing but involves cutting out most of the foods I think are...
Forum: Infertility   09-10-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By katiedidder
My husband and I have been TTC for about 18...

My husband and I have been TTC for about 18 months now. We found out in April that he has low motility & morphology so we meet with a RE who began to schedule an IUI for us. The plan at that point...
Forum: Infertility   08-31-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By katiedidder
I'm surprised the IUI success percentage given...

I'm surprised the IUI success percentage given to you was that low. My husband and I have male factor (normal count, but low morphology/motility) and before we knew about my issues my RE told me he...
Forum: Infertility   08-17-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By katiedidder
I haven't posted on here in quite awhile. DH and...

I haven't posted on here in quite awhile. DH and I have been TTC for about 18 months now. Around the year mark we started having some fertility blood work done since we knew we'd been timing things...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-26-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,682
Posted By katiedidder
Monday Check-In: Name: katididder Date:...

Monday Check-In:
Name: katididder
Date: 4/26/10
Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/28382e
Where are you in your cycle: CD21. No obvious O yet.
Appointments: Nothing yet. Waiting for...
Forum: Infertility   04-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By katiedidder
I've been posting over in the TTC threads for...

I've been posting over in the TTC threads for about a year now. Last month, at the recommendation of my acupuncturist I'd been seeing for my irregular cycles, my husband and i both had fertility lab...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-05-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 7,682
Posted By katiedidder
Monday Check-In: Name: Katiedidder Date:...

Monday Check-In:
Name: Katiedidder
Date: 4/5/10
Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/28382e
Where are you in your cycle: CD33, 16DPO (assuming my O date is correct)
Appointments: Not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-29-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By katiedidder
I went in on Friday for my 7DPO progesterone...

I went in on Friday for my 7DPO progesterone test (based on a CD17 ovulation). I called for the results today, and they look not so good. The nurse said they were an 8.4. From what I understand over...
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