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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-13-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,510
Posted By LaurenAnanas
KC is not currently practicing.   Anni will...

KC is not currently practicing.
 
Anni will go to Owings Mills, try calling her. She was my midwife last year and she's fantastic. 
 
FWIW- The Baltimore area is very small, compared to Chicago,...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   12-16-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By LaurenAnanas
We had our first at Special Beginnings, and...

We had our first at Special Beginnings, and while it wasn't perfect, it was a good experience. We realized we wanted to have a homebirth the next time.
 
Lo and behold, #2 decided to join our...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-18-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By LaurenAnanas
There's a St. John's in Ellicott City:...

There's a St. John's in Ellicott City: http://www.stjohnspds.org/
 
I don't have direct experience, but the older sister of my daughter's daycare buddy is going there for kindergarten and the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-25-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By LaurenAnanas
My daughter, born in '08, had a hearing screen....

My daughter, born in '08, had a hearing screen. Both the birth center and our ped told us it was State law then. If my HB midwife mentioned it this time, I don't remember. 
 
Here's a website,...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-25-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Yes, it is required by law, and I got that same...

Yes, it is required by law, and I got that same letter after my son's homebirth.... even though he had and passed a hearing test.  From what I've been able to figure out, it's the only newborn...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Yeah, it was the weirdest part to me too. They...

Yeah, it was the weirdest part to me too. They won't even take the pediatrician's word for it.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-03-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By LaurenAnanas
I have finished the process with Howard and had...

I have finished the process with Howard and had no problems!
 
We had to go in to the office off of Columbia Gateway to meet with the nurse, no one came to our house. We gave them a copy of my...
Forum: Family Safety   04-22-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By LaurenAnanas
I don't think a bar makes much difference,...

I don't think a bar makes much difference, safety-wise, as all of these strollers have 5-point harnesses with a crotch strap.
 
They are nice if you want to attach a toy or snack cup, but you can...
Forum: Family Safety   04-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By LaurenAnanas
We have a 2008 Zooper Twist and have been really...

We have a 2008 Zooper Twist and have been really happy with it. It's pretty comparable to the MacLaren my in-laws have, but it came with ALL of the accessories for the same price as a bare bones...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   04-20-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By LaurenAnanas
What a pain in the ass. Which Health Dept. are...

What a pain in the ass. Which Health Dept. are you dealing with? I'm getting close to my home birth in Howard and would like to know what to expect, as I'm also using an unlicensed midwife.
 
In...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 300
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Seasonal allergies can vary from year to year,...

Seasonal allergies can vary from year to year, due to your health status and the particular environmental details. Weather sometimes makes for a bumper crop of ragweed, for example!
 
Don't forget...
Forum: April 2011   04-18-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Here's hoping!   I'm only 39 weeks, but ...

Here's hoping!
 
I'm only 39 weeks, but  I've been having "real" contractions every day for the last week. I really thought that labor was starting yesterday afternoon but then I took a nap and it...
Forum: April 2011   04-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 10,250
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Jelly roll, for sure, and when the infant...

Jelly roll, for sure, and when the infant prefolds were still too big, we folded them down towards the inside in the back rather than the front. I'm sure that helped. The leg thing also depends on...
Forum: April 2011   04-14-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 10,250
Posted By LaurenAnanas
You might never have a blowout in cloth! Our DD...

You might never have a blowout in cloth! Our DD is now 2.5 years old and the ONLY blowouts she ever had were at daycare where she wears disposables.
 
We did have some early leg hole leaks with...
Forum: Family Safety   04-14-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Do you have a smart phone?   We took a road...

Do you have a smart phone?
 
We took a road trip to Florida and loaded a few videos on our iPhones. DD very quickly learned how to hold it so as not to touch the screen because it would interfere...
Forum: Family Safety   04-08-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By LaurenAnanas
What angle is the seat at? For kiddos who can...

What angle is the seat at? For kiddos who can hold their heads up well, you do not need to be back at the full 45 degree angle. Your 2.5 YO should be fine with that!...
Forum: April 2011   04-04-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By LaurenAnanas
I started with labor around 10 in the morning...

I started with labor around 10 in the morning last time, which was great, as I don't think I'd have been able to sleep if it had come in the night!
 
I didn't sleep or anything, but it was really...
Forum: Homebirth   03-31-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By LaurenAnanas
There are about eleventyhundred BCBS plans and...

There are about eleventyhundred BCBS plans and they are all different. For example, my husband has Anthem BCBS and I have Federal Employee BCBS, in the same State, and the management, benefits,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-25-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Thanks!   We watched "our easy homebirth"...

Thanks!
 
We watched "our easy homebirth" last night and DD was rivited to the screen. When it was done, she turned to me, pulled up my shirt, and then started looking between my belly and my...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,013
Posted By LaurenAnanas
House prices are pretty stable around here...

House prices are pretty stable around here actually, and things are moving- probably thanks to the Ft. Meade expansions! What makes a difference is the condition of the house- things in good...
Forum: May 2011   03-23-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,025
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Don't know if this helps or not, but the Arm's...

Don't know if this helps or not, but the Arm's Reach is not "plasticy" at all when set up. The support parts are metal and only the joints and feet are plastic. The joints all around the top are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-22-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By LaurenAnanas
We're getting closer and closer to our homebirth...

We're getting closer and closer to our homebirth and are looking for some short (<5 minutes), peaceful birthing videos to share with our 2.5 y.o. daughter.
 
We're not concerned about graphic...
Forum: April 2011   03-22-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
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Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By LaurenAnanas
As far as I know, the only issues with teflon...

As far as I know, the only issues with teflon are the fumes that come off when it's heated above a certain temp. Like, stove top cooking temps, not even summer heat temps. The only risks with...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-15-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By LaurenAnanas
Are you standard or basic?   As far as I...

Are you standard or basic?
 
As far as I know, almost every local OB practice and hospital-privileged Midwifery practice is in-network. But if you want a waterbirth, or an unmedicated birth even,...
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