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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-06-2013, 11:17 AM
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Posted By lizfu
We love Dr. Bloom in W Locks!  So close to you....

We love Dr. Bloom in W Locks!  So close to you.  I really like him, his staff and the office- not sure about the crunchy factor but at least he doesn't push fluoride supplements. He is young and it...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By lizfu
We go to Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor....

We go to Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor.  They also have an office with different docs in W Hartford.  He didn't blink an eye at our homebirths, BFing until age 2, cosleeping, etc.  We have...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By lizfu
My kids see Dr. Bloom in East Windsor for...

My kids see Dr. Bloom in East Windsor for dentist.  He is young, a single-doctor pedi dentist and is great with kids.  No idea how crunchy he is but I really liked him with my son.
 
I think Dr....
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-23-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By lizfu
Dr. Jerome Lahman in Vernon may be an option. ...

Dr. Jerome Lahman in Vernon may be an option.
 
Our pedi, Dr. Schuck in Windsor, has been ok with delaying some vaxes.  I think he could deal with skipping chicken pox, etc- the less serious ones-...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-23-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By lizfu
A friend used Ob/Gyn of E. CT last year and had...

A friend used Ob/Gyn of E. CT last year and had a great experience.  They handled a slight shoulder dystocia really well without freaking out.  A  lot of women on another board I frequent are happy...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By lizfu
As of 2007 when I had my son Hartford Hospital...

As of 2007 when I had my son Hartford Hospital had only ONE tub, in a room off the hallway, that you could labor and not birth in, and that nurses actively discouraged people from using.  The...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-12-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By lizfu
I would say your best hospital VBAC options...

I would say your best hospital VBAC options would be St. Mary's in Waterbury (Dr. Albini specifically) and the midwives at St. Raphael's in New Haven (Ctr for Women's Health and Midwifery). I have...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By lizfu
We see Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor. He has...

We see Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor. He has not batted an eye about our uncirc'ed sons, our homebirth, or my extended breastfeeding.  He also has been open to some adjustments in the vax...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By lizfu
We use Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor. He has...

We use Dr. Schuck at Pedicorp in Windsor. He has been intact-knowledgeable re: our boys and their parts, and has been flexible with the vax schedule- delaying some, even suggesting delaying on our...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By lizfu
I agree that you don't necessarily have to do...

I agree that you don't necessarily have to do all the reading, and that having a supportive birth team who you can completely trust is the most important thing.  I did hypnobirthing as well with my...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-10-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By lizfu
You may want to contact the children's librarian...

You may want to contact the children's librarian at the Windsor library- she has done some programs in the past for homeschooled kids and it might be worthwhile to see if there are any coming up....
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-10-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By lizfu
Bristol is probably a better bet for a natural...

Bristol is probably a better bet for a natural birth than UCHC.  I have heard good things about CCOG- Central CT Ob/GYN.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By lizfu
I chose Nancy Farr myself but I also love Joni. ...

I chose Nancy Farr myself but I also love Joni.  She has great personality and stats/safety record.  I think for me, the decision to VBAC at home was about weighing the "what if something happens"...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-30-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By lizfu
Nancy Farr CPM from CT will travel to RI for...

Nancy Farr CPM from CT will travel to RI for homebirths. She did my VBAC last year and was wonderful- very caring and earth-mothery.  Loved her.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-04-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By lizfu
Dr. Byrd is the one doc at Middlesex who...

Dr. Byrd is the one doc at Middlesex who supposedly supports VBAC but the one story I have heard was NOT POSITIVE.
 
Another option is the Woodland midwives at St. Francis. I have heard good...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By lizfu
Shannon, what a PITA! It is complete patient...

Shannon, what a PITA! It is complete patient abandonment. THey are not allowed to drop you past 36 weeks.
 
If you are in early enough labor you could drive out to CT to Manchester Memorial...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-21-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By lizfu
I am not sure about Westerly- but I'm wondering...

I am not sure about Westerly- but I'm wondering if going a little farther afield from DH's work might get you more of what you're looking for in a town.  Would your DH exchange a longer commute for...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By lizfu
Nancy is wonderful and flexible. I think you...

Nancy is wonderful and flexible. I think you could afford her and most of the CT midwives are cool with installment plans.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-11-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By lizfu
Next ICAN of Hartford meeting has been...

Next ICAN of Hartford meeting has been scheduled!  Tues. May 24 at 6:45 pm at the Windsor Library. Topic is "Coping with an unexpected birth outcome."  Partners and children are welcome to attend! ...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By lizfu
I know of this woman. She is an RN but crunchy-...

I know of this woman. She is an RN but crunchy- a good LC and hypnobirthing instructor. She helped a friend with some really tough birth choices.
 
Tender Labor Care/Tender Lactation Counseling...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-13-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By lizfu
Feel free to tell her that Liz Barlow sent you!...

Feel free to tell her that Liz Barlow sent you! Hope it works out. If not the other CT midwives are also great.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By lizfu
We used Nancy Farr and her apprentice Gengi and...

We used Nancy Farr and her apprentice Gengi and they were wonderful. Very loving, nurturing, "earth-mother"y. I had no vaginal exams the entire pregnancy/labor/birth until after my son was born....
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-06-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By lizfu
Not in Bristol. I hear of Dr. St. Onge in Avon...

Not in Bristol. I hear of Dr. St. Onge in Avon (although you'd have to meet with her- I hear if you call they say they don't support delayed vax), Dr. Lahman in Vernon, and Dr. Lopusny in Milford. ...
Forum: VBAC   03-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By lizfu
Christy, if St. Louis is not far for you you...

Christy, if St. Louis is not far for you you should TOTALLY come to the ICAN conference 4/8-4/10!  http://www.conference.ican-online.org/index.htm
 
SO many great women and hopefully you'll get...
Forum: VBAC   03-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By lizfu
I'm going!!!  Liz from CT.

I'm going!!!  Liz from CT.
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