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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-14-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By mama_ness
dr amy weiler (ravenswood)    dr. johansen...

dr amy weiler (ravenswood) 
 
dr. johansen (swedish covenant) 
 
dr minkus and dr ettner just north of the city 
 
dr elena fitchev (evanson) 
Forum: Homebirth   05-17-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By mama_ness
CPMs do practice in Illinois but they are not...

CPMs do practice in Illinois but they are not doing it legally unless there is a Cnm or md present.

Per Illinois state law, midwifery is practicing medicine which would therefore require a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-17-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By mama_ness
I second the nest. Also, pulling down the moon.

I second the nest. Also, pulling down the moon.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-15-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By mama_ness
1. It may reduce your options a little, but it...

1. It may reduce your options a little, but it can be done. It's really more a matter of how much floor space you personally require in your bedroom. Most places will accomodate a queen. Take a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By mama_ness
You can try Dr. Daube at Hinsdale Hospital or...

You can try Dr. Daube at Hinsdale Hospital or Dr. Hubka at Swedish hospital. Both will attend vaginal twin births. 
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By mama_ness
Dr. Elvove, Dr. Minkus, and Dr. Ettner would all...

Dr. Elvove, Dr. Minkus, and Dr. Ettner would all be a good fit for you. 
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-13-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mama_ness
you will not find that kind of square footage in...

you will not find that kind of square footage in a yard. single family homes are hard to come by if you are renting so whatever yard you have will be shared with a neighbor. and neighborhoods with...
Forum: Gardening   12-30-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By mama_ness
i also love baker creek! and i love supporting...

i also love baker creek! and i love supporting their business. i will say, i don't get the germination rate from them that i would like, but planting a little extra of everything seems to be...
Forum: Gardening   12-19-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By mama_ness
how exciting!!!    i was just asking the...

how exciting!!! 
 
i was just asking the other day if any chestnuts could grow in the midwest, but never did find the answer. now i know! 
 
does anyone know if you can make chestnut butter? 
Forum: Unschooling   12-19-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By mama_ness
We have great unschooling support in Chicago and...

We have great unschooling support in Chicago and there is a Sudbury school in a nearby suburb. We have a lot of organized activities that families can choose from and a large annual homeschooling/...
Forum: Parenting   12-01-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,573
Posted By mama_ness
i think once a week for young kids is perfectly...

i think once a week for young kids is perfectly fine, especially in our midwestern climate.
 
if my kids have been ill or something, or playing in the mud, or it's really hot and humid then yes......
Forum: Doulas   12-01-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By mama_ness
I have had a few clients get epidurals and I...

I have had a few clients get epidurals and I don't think my job ended when that happened. If I had a client that knew they wanted an epidural, I would want to have a discussion about what an...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-30-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 65,844
Posted By mama_ness
hey yooper mamas!    my husband's family is...

hey yooper mamas! 
 
my husband's family is from the houghton area and we spend as much time up there as we can in the summer. the porcupine mountains = heaven!!! 
 
we'd really love to move...
Forum: Unschooling   03-29-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,377
Posted By mama_ness
very very cool!   thanks for sharing!  

very very cool!
 
thanks for sharing!  
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-27-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mama_ness
thanks thanks thanks everyone!   wisconsin...

thanks thanks thanks everyone!
 
wisconsin (madison) was definitely on our list but i am married to someone whose profession is pretty dependent on public hiring/funding so i doubt we will move to...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-22-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By mama_ness
http://www.whcchicago.com/   I have a friend...

http://www.whcchicago.com/
 
I have a friend who had a fairly high risk twin pregnancy and loved the care she received from this group. (Dr. Hussey in one of their doctors!). She had an...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By mama_ness
Hi Cassie!   I also second the UIC midwives....

Hi Cassie!
 
I also second the UIC midwives. If they cannot take you, try Dr. Hibbard at UIC. They are both fantastic and have a great reputation for VBAC support. 
 
If you are looking for...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mama_ness
thank you both for your replies!    we are...

thank you both for your replies! 
 
we are definitely open to purchasing a second car when we get there. but my husband's very old, rackety jeep isn't really worth moving so i was hoping to just...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mama_ness
thank you for replying!    the more i read,...

thank you for replying! 
 
the more i read, the more i believe that albuquerque would be a great fit for us. they have an active secular homeschool group, lots of things for kids/families to do, a...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-17-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mama_ness
Hey there!    I am currently in the midwest...

Hey there! 
 
I am currently in the midwest and am studying to become a midwife. I'll be done in about 3 years. I would really like to move from midwest. I've lived here my entire life and feel...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By mama_ness
I am a Chicago doula working towards...

I am a Chicago doula working towards certification. I don't doula for free, but I would definitely second (third?) Birthways. They should be able to help you. Good luck!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-23-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By mama_ness
I live in Chicago and there is a ton of stuff to...

I live in Chicago and there is a ton of stuff to do with kiddos!

Definitely spend a day at Millenium Park. Check out their online calendar-tons of free concerts and there is a family series...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By mama_ness
it's such an honor to be invited to a birth....

it's such an honor to be invited to a birth. lucky you! if she is looking to you to fill the role of doula, i would recommend reading the birth partner by penny simkin. it will give you a lot of...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By mama_ness
I am sorry that you are having a hard time....

I am sorry that you are having a hard time. Where I live, it would be impossible to find a homebirth for a person in your situation. sad sad sad!

Here is a link to ICAN....
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By mama_ness
i am sorry that things are not going the way you...

i am sorry that things are not going the way you had hoped. that is a hard situation to be in and you have every right to feel disappointed. (but yeah for your update! i hope that trend continues...
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