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Forum: Doulas   01-02-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By DoulaAlicia
Hello!  I will be attending the DONA postpartum...

Hello!  I will be attending the DONA postpartum doula training this year in March and I am preparing now to do some reading for it.  I see that in order to become certified there are 10 book options...
Forum: Midwives   08-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Well, let me throw this one back at you?  :)...

Well, let me throw this one back at you?  :)  How do you think your birthing experiences will impact your birth work as a midwife?  You said you can not watch BOBB or birth videos.  Why not?  How...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By DoulaAlicia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by momto9kidlets http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1300839/cbe-s-more-hands-on#post_16299618)
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Forum: Birth Professionals   03-04-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I've taught BFW (my own classes).  I had just...

I've taught BFW (my own classes).  I had just started and had run a couple of series, both of which were amazing!  I also found that parents REALLy enjoyed birth art and all the other emotional and...
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-02-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I've started teaching a new childbirth class for...

I've started teaching a new childbirth class for an already established childbirth centered class provider.  And I've been given room to move within the curriculum and bring some new ideas.  The...
Forum: Doulas   01-11-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By DoulaAlicia
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamagranola28 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Doulas   01-10-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I don't think I would have a problem doing this...

I don't think I would have a problem doing this "as a friend" for emotional support/physical support or even as a doula.  If I were there as a doula I would surely have a contract signed that says I...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I can only speak about how I feel.....knowing...

I can only speak about how I feel.....knowing what I know....your perspective may be different.  But for what it is worth.
 
While many OB's are ignorant of how beneficial natural birth is to...
Forum: Doulas   01-06-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I don't know for sure about NICU nurses.  ;)...

I don't know for sure about NICU nurses.  ;)  Just haven't had the best experiences and want to make sure my client is in a place of knowledge before going in so she doesn't get pushed around if...
Forum: Doulas   01-05-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Unfavorable cervix means her doctor is NOT...

Unfavorable cervix means her doctor is NOT supportive AT ALL!!  That's what it means....
 
Anyway - yes of course she could go into labor at any moment or weeks from now.  And her cervix doesn't...
Forum: Doulas   01-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Hello!  I am looking for any thoughts you doulas...

Hello!  I am looking for any thoughts you doulas might have about supporting a Mama pregnant with twins.  As a doula I've been to over 50 births but none of them multiples.  And it looks as though I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-10-2010, 06:41 PM
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Views: 578
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I'm very very upset. I feel like throwing up. I...

I'm very very upset. I feel like throwing up. I took DS4 to a new ped today. He is 4 months old. Many of the local "natural Mom's" recommended her because she is very agreeable to no vaxing. I...
Forum: April 2010   07-30-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Quote: Originally Posted by loveneverfails...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loveneverfails http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15682064)
Alicia,...
Forum: April 2010   07-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Whew... In labor/delivery I learned that...

Whew...

In labor/delivery I learned that some things can not be avoided. I've always labored like I'm relaxing on a beach and pushed like someone was sawing me in half. I'd hoped that I could...
Forum: April 2010   06-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I can't say that part of me doesn't still want a...

I can't say that part of me doesn't still want a girl in the future with now FOUR boys. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif But I do so much love my family now and feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-19-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By DoulaAlicia
And to answer some questions I'm drinking a ton....

And to answer some questions I'm drinking a ton. I'm taking claritin (regular not D)

No mint

And already using Neti Pot 2 to 3 times daily.
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-19-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By DoulaAlicia
You know - another variable in this is my...

You know - another variable in this is my thyroid. This pregnancy I became hypothyroid for the first time in my life. I thought it might go away after pregnancy. They checked my levels at 6-7 weeks...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I'll do my best to give all the information....

I'll do my best to give all the information. Hoping you guys can help.

I've always been an "Oversupplier"...plenty of milk for my babies.

My little guy is 10 weeks old.

Few days ago I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-19-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I'll do my best to give all the information....

I'll do my best to give all the information. Hoping you guys can help.

I've always been an "Oversupplier"...plenty of milk for my babies.

My little guy is 10 weeks old.

Few days ago I...
Forum: April 2010   06-16-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Meeee tooooo! I gained 60 lbs this pregnancy so...

Meeee tooooo! I gained 60 lbs this pregnancy so had much to take off. By 4 weeks postpartum I'd lost 35 of those pounds. But I gained 4 back! At 10 wks pp I feel fat and ugly and I've never had this...
Forum: April 2010   06-16-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I'm not sure I would want another. I can see...

I'm not sure I would want another. I can see maybe having one more....but pregnancy was not the greatest. Bleeding so much after birth was SCARY. Sticky shoulders/dystocia was a little scary....
Forum: April 2010   06-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By DoulaAlicia
28 inches? wow!! Judah is 24.5 inches at two...

28 inches? wow!! Judah is 24.5 inches at two months and tht is like the 95-97th percentile! Talk about off the charts!

He is also 14 lbs!! my big chunk!
Forum: April 2010   05-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By DoulaAlicia
I picked "on you" but pretty much if I'm near...

I picked "on you" but pretty much if I'm near him and there is a boob out he's cool anywhere! During the day I hold him a lot because he won't got down...so we sling. And at night he sleeps in my...
Forum: April 2010   05-21-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Judah was born at home after 5.5 hours of labor....

Judah was born at home after 5.5 hours of labor. Beautiful calm labor - husband got to rub my back and I got to relax and enjoy. Water broke only moments after entering the tub and then things got...
Forum: April 2010   05-18-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By DoulaAlicia
Quote: Originally Posted by nikirj...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikirj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15417486)
I can't think of a way to say this gently...
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