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Forum: Birth Stories   04-30-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,143
Posted By MrsRitchie
Thank you for sharing! Your birth story is full...

Thank you for sharing! Your birth story is full of love and I teared up several times while reading it.
Forum: Midwives   01-17-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By MrsRitchie
oh, dang, I just relized this post was from...

oh, dang, I just relized this post was from 2012! :-) Hope your delivery went well!!
Forum: Midwives   01-17-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By MrsRitchie
Hi Mac! I am actually a L&D nurse at Freeman....

Hi Mac!
I am actually a L&D nurse at Freeman. :-) Becky Mitchell works at AFC, which is a clinic that only accepts Medicaid and self pay patients. Janie actually does not see patients in an office...
Forum: Lactivism   08-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,114
Posted By MrsRitchie
This is funny/sad. I work in labor and delivery...

This is funny/sad. I work in labor and delivery and one night I was checking on a baby in the nursery (we are stupid and have L&D, PP, and a nursery....soooo not what ACOG recommends, even!) and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-07-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,377
Posted By MrsRitchie
My DH did it for me with my first. But now I get...

My DH did it for me with my first. But now I get a brazilian every 4 weeks, so I'll continue doing that throughout the pregnancy.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-06-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By MrsRitchie
nm I figured it out.

nm I figured it out.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By MrsRitchie
Um...MDC has changed since I last recieved a PM!...

Um...MDC has changed since I last recieved a PM! How the heck do I get to it??
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-06-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By MrsRitchie
Are you still needing/wanting HB midwife info?

Are you still needing/wanting HB midwife info?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By MrsRitchie
I'm in Joplin!! Where are all these 4-States...

I'm in Joplin!!
Where are all these 4-States moms I have been looking for?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

My son will be 4 later this month. But we don't mind older kids....
Forum: Fertility   05-31-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By MrsRitchie
I have no idea!! Before getting on birth control...

I have no idea!! Before getting on birth control when I was 20 I had no reason to care about my fertility so I have no idea how long my cycles were. I know I was like you in high school and wouldn't...
Forum: Fertility   05-31-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By MrsRitchie
Has anyone successfully done this?? I tried this...

Has anyone successfully done this?? I tried this one (first time ever charting) and my temps were all over the place so I gave up and just had lots of sex instead. If I'm not pregnant I will...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By MrsRitchie
Macnamara- how old are your kids? I've never...

Macnamara- how old are your kids? I've never seen anyone from Joplin on here before! I've got a semester left of nursing school but occasionally have some free time for play dates!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-07-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By MrsRitchie
Joplin, here. But I don't get any of...

Joplin, here.


But I don't get any of your bonus points. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Lactivism   09-07-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,154
Posted By MrsRitchie
Born in '84. Nursed for around 2 years- I weaned...

Born in '84. Nursed for around 2 years- I weaned at some point during my mom's pregnancy with my little sis.

All three of us breastfed for at least 2 years. My oldest sister and I tandemed for a...
Forum: Lactivism   08-22-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 29,375
Posted By MrsRitchie
1984- nursed for around two years (I weaned when...

1984- nursed for around two years (I weaned when she got pregnant)

My sisters:
1981- nursed for 3+ years, tandemed with me for a few months
1986- nursed for 2.5 years

My mom was pregnant or...
Forum: VBAC   08-13-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By MrsRitchie
Thanks, I forgot to mention in the OP that she...

Thanks, I forgot to mention in the OP that she is in the Tulsa area. (OKC too far away unfortunately!)
Forum: VBAC   08-13-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By MrsRitchie
Does anyone know if this is true and how hard it...

Does anyone know if this is true and how hard it is to have a VBAC in OK? My friend is pregnant and wants to VBAC, the doctor who delivered her DS (in MO) said she would be a candidate for VBAC and...
Forum: VBAC   07-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By MrsRitchie
For the past, oh 2.5 years, DH and I have...

For the past, oh 2.5 years, DH and I have completely not been on the same board regarding the births of any future babies. From day one I've wanted to VBAC and DH read one article anti-VBAC and has...
Forum: VBAC   07-09-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By MrsRitchie
My mom did! Of course, this was nearly 22 years...

My mom did! Of course, this was nearly 22 years ago...

But I'm sure that you'll be able to find a way around it. Like everyone has said, they cannot force you to have a section. Good luck! Where...
Forum: Lactivism   07-09-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MrsRitchie
RootSnort- Versed and diprivan. That's pretty...

RootSnort- Versed and diprivan. That's pretty much standard protocol at our hospital for vent patients.

I "know" those but not from looking through their charts. I was kind of offended at the...
Forum: Lactivism   07-08-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MrsRitchie
I took the mom who had the abruption down to the...

I took the mom who had the abruption down to the NICU before we transferred her so she could hold her daughter for the first time and I was choking back tears!
Forum: Lactivism   07-08-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MrsRitchie
At work I'm a student assisstant (Nurse Tech + I...

At work I'm a student assisstant (Nurse Tech + I can do some other "nurse" things that a tech can't.). But it is not in my job category to need to know patients meds (except for like heparin and...
Forum: Lactivism   07-06-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MrsRitchie
I would be shocked beyound belief if any of the...

I would be shocked beyound belief if any of the meds they are currently on would be okay in breastmilk. I didn't see their meds list (I'm a student asst, not quite a nurse yet) but the nurses said...
Forum: Lactivism   07-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By MrsRitchie
I work in an ICU and this past week we had two...

I work in an ICU and this past week we had two postpartum moms up there on ventilators. Anyway, both had breastfed their other child(ren) and asked/motioned/family mentioned that they'd like us to...
Forum: VBAC   06-09-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By MrsRitchie
...that Angelina Jolie "is planning a natural...

...that Angelina Jolie "is planning a natural childbirth this time. Daughter Shiloh was born my casearen section."

I thought it was very nice to hear and I hope she is successful. (And I didn't...
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