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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-02-2013, 06:15 PM
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(Also posted on my blog Stand and Deliver...

(Also posted on my blog Stand and Deliver (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2013/06/obstetrician-seeking-job-in-nashville.html))
 
A few days ago I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with an...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-14-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By rixafreeze
Hi Anna,   I saw your request come up and...

Hi Anna,
 
I saw your request come up and would be happy to repost your request on my blog Stand and Deliver (rixarixa.blogspot.com). Let me know if you're interested!
 
Rixa
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By rixafreeze
Yep, she's been great. I had my first baby...

Yep, she's been great. I had my first baby unassisted but wanted a midwife for the next babies. I wanted to find someone who would respect my desires to be left alone and to be a really quiet...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By rixafreeze
Penny Lane is a CNM in Thorntown serving the...

Penny Lane is a CNM in Thorntown serving the Indianopolis area. I used her for my last 2 births and am currently seeing her for this current pregnancy. www.believemidwiferyservices.com...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rixafreeze
ps-Roanna, for me, the process was incredibly...

ps-Roanna, for me, the process was incredibly simple to get home birth covered. I simply called my university's benefits person and explained that our company (CIGNA) only covered midwives under...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-23-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rixafreeze
I agree that choosing home birth (or hospital...

I agree that choosing home birth (or hospital birth) should not be primarily about cost. In a perfect world, every option would be freely accessible to every woman, so she could really choose the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rixafreeze
ps--I know that it's hard to compare home birth...

ps--I know that it's hard to compare home birth practice stats with overall hospital stats (obviously, there are different risk categories involved) but that's where the Canadian & Dutch studies can...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-22-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rixafreeze
So I have lots of ideas of where you'd need to...

So I have lots of ideas of where you'd need to start to make this presentation. This would be really fun to do...maybe we can find a way to get me out to NYC...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-21-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rixafreeze
I'm definitely knowledgeable about this and have...

I'm definitely knowledgeable about this and have the credentials to go with it (PhD with specializations in the history of medicine, maternity care, & childbirth).
 
My own college, also...
Forum: Homebirth   05-11-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By rixafreeze
Two weeks ago on Sunday I gave birth to my...

Two weeks ago on Sunday I gave birth to my second child, a boy (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2009/04/dios-birth-story.html). We named him Dio after his great & and great-great-great grandfathers....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By rixafreeze
Two weeks ago on Sunday I gave birth to my...

Two weeks ago on Sunday I gave birth to my second child, a boy (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2009/04/dios-birth-story.html). We named him Dio after his great & and great-great-great grandfathers....
Forum: Birth Stories   05-06-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By rixafreeze
To read the birth story with embedded videos...

To read the birth story with embedded videos (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2009/04/dios-birth-story.html)
To see pictures from the birth (http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2009/04/birth-pictures.html)
...
Forum: VBAC   04-20-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By rixafreeze
ICAN has a database of the VBAC policies of...

ICAN has a database of the VBAC policies of nearly every hospital in the US. Occasionally the database will list the VBAC rate (but not usually). Really the best thing to do is call the hospital's...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By rixafreeze
I use a fetoscope during pregnancy, since it...

I use a fetoscope during pregnancy, since it works just as well as a doppler and doesn't carry any risks, real or theoretical. But, during labor if I wanted to monitor heart tones, I'd definitely do...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,733
Posted By rixafreeze
You really don't need a lot of *stuff*, as other...

You really don't need a lot of *stuff*, as other people have mentioned. Just lots of towels. Perhaps it would be most prudent to prepare for a few of the more common urgent/emergency situations if...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By rixafreeze
Wish I could go, but A) I'm 37 weeks pregnant...

Wish I could go, but A) I'm 37 weeks pregnant and B) I live a few thousand miles away!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By rixafreeze
Well, I wouldn't be too casual about it. If...

Well, I wouldn't be too casual about it. If you're noticing fewer fetal movements, then more extensive monitoring may be helpful to see if there are any worrisome patterns in the heartrate variation...
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By rixafreeze
You don't put the bucket heater in the pool--you...

You don't put the bucket heater in the pool--you put it in a 5 gallon bucket to heat supplemental water. I'll update how it works once I get around to finding where in our garage it is.

I guess...
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By rixafreeze
I UC'd my first, so I am coming from a place...

I UC'd my first, so I am coming from a place where I know I just need to be left alone. So, for this birth, I am seeing a midwife and told her "basically I am paying you to do nothing, unless I ask...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By rixafreeze
Yeah, my IN-network is 80% and out-of-network is...

Yeah, my IN-network is 80% and out-of-network is 60% so, frankly, consider yourself lucky. I have a friend planning an (in-network) hospital birth and it will cost her at least $3,000-4,000 out of...
Forum: Gardening   03-30-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By rixafreeze
I just made six 4x4 foot raised beds with 2x12...

I just made six 4x4 foot raised beds with 2x12 lumber. Some were untreated fir/pine, some boards were pressure-treated (hope that won't kill me! LOL). I got my dirt for free from a friend who has...
Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By rixafreeze
I was in and out of my big jacuzzi tub during...

I was in and out of my big jacuzzi tub during the last half of my labor, including pushing. It didn't change the intensity or pain of my sensations, but being in the water was great for relaxing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By rixafreeze
I had a lot of the classic signs: 1)...

I had a lot of the classic signs:

1) strong, sharp, regular intense contractions that I *had* to lean over a counter and wiggle my hips through
2) bloody show
3) diarrhea

That said, it was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By rixafreeze
Robinna--great to hear that, especially that...

Robinna--great to hear that, especially that Kotaska is helping write policy! I am so excited for the Breech Birth Conference too.
Forum: Homebirth   03-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By rixafreeze
You can also use these in plastic buckets. They...

You can also use these in plastic buckets. They will eventually bring the water to a boil they are so powerful. Anyway I have one of these on hand and I think it will be perfect for supplementing my...
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