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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By chandasz
Hey there. I think you will be happy with the...

Hey there. I think you will be happy with the West Sub midwives. You are absolutely correct in thinking that the hospital has a lot of influence over your birth-- especially with an OB. The OB (no...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-13-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,044
Posted By chandasz
Berwyn mama here! Hi!!   We have an AP group...

Berwyn mama here! Hi!!
 
We have an AP group here in the area (near west suburbs/city- Oak Park, Berwyn, Melrose Park, etc.). Both online and meetups. Fantastic and diverse group.
 
I'm also a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-04-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By chandasz
Did you find anything? Where are you located?

Did you find anything? Where are you located?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-03-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By chandasz
I have heard great things about them. I know...

I have heard great things about them. I know that one of my doula friends is working for them and they've integrated doula care into their practice. I think that says a lot
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By chandasz
Ditto on West Sub or UIC

Ditto on West Sub or UIC
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By chandasz
Hands down. No question-- West Sub....

Hands down. No question-- West Sub....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-03-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By chandasz
May be worth checking into Dr. Hussey at Rush as...

May be worth checking into Dr. Hussey at Rush as well. He has a fantastic reputation
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By chandasz
We've had great experiences with Dentistry for...

We've had great experiences with Dentistry for Children. One of the few places we found that lets you hold your baby on your lap while they do the exam. They have been great with both of my girls--...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-10-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By chandasz
How about Dr. Shattauer? ...

How about Dr. Shattauer?
http://www.thegreenmedicalpractice.com/about
 
I, personally, love drs. locke and uchitelle but I am not looking for parenting advice from my peds and so don't worry...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-09-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By chandasz
I, too, had both my daughters at west sub. Had a...

I, too, had both my daughters at west sub. Had a land birth with number one and a water birth with number two.
 
There are 3 groups of midwives that practice out of west sub. West Sub is really...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-15-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By chandasz
((hugs)). I'm with you. It's SO hard. I can't...

((hugs)). I'm with you. It's SO hard. I can't tell you how many times I get off the phone and just cry. For mama, who largely doesn't even know what she's lost and for trauma to dad and baby.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By chandasz
If it brings you some peace-- I had several LEEP...

If it brings you some peace-- I had several LEEP procedures before my first pregnancy. Several. No issues....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-06-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By chandasz
West Sub is very pricy and hard to get into....

West Sub is very pricy and hard to get into. Long wait list.

Lectura is a new spanish immersion program on roosevelt. I liked them a lot for my younger daughter but we decided to go with Goedert...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By chandasz
In Berwyn - we start August 24....

In Berwyn - we start August 24....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,917
Posted By chandasz
I know I responded elsewhere but I am going to...

I know I responded elsewhere but I am going to respond here as a mama who had both her babies in a hospital.... not as a professional....

We stayed home as long as we "could". I arrived both...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By chandasz
Oh wow! I'm super saddened by this thread. ...

Oh wow! I'm super saddened by this thread.

I am a Bradley Instructor and would like to clear up a couple things.

1. I am so terribly sorry that your teacher is making you feel this way,...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By chandasz
If you really cannot afford a doula-- there are...

If you really cannot afford a doula-- there are many that do this pro bono while they are in training.

PM me if you want help finding one!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By chandasz
being a Bradley teacher-- I'd of course say...

being a Bradley teacher-- I'd of course say Bradley

But that shouldn't have to be a choice...

You can get low/no cost doulas and every Bradley Teacher I know is willing to discount their fees...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By chandasz
Co BabyMaker- That is the quote that...

Co BabyMaker-

That is the quote that changed my entire perspective on birth and took away all my fear.

I LOVE that quote.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-16-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,533
Posted By chandasz
Most homebirth CNMs have an OB that they have an...

Most homebirth CNMs have an OB that they have an agreement with. I would call a few and ask.

Even out of pocket-- it's worth it if you are not happy with where you are!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-16-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,988
Posted By chandasz
West sub midwives do not do IVs unless there is...

West sub midwives do not do IVs unless there is a medical necessity. There is no restriction on food.

They have an altnernative birth center with queen sized beds, tubs, cd players.

It's a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-08-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,988
Posted By chandasz
I have to agree with Thistles in general...

I have to agree with Thistles in general regarding Prentice. I hear about a lot of broken promises. That said-- I just had a co-worker have a great water birth with midwives and a doula at Prentice....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-05-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,988
Posted By chandasz
There are 2 other midwifery groups in Oak Park...

There are 2 other midwifery groups in Oak Park that work out of West Suburban alternative birthing center-- they may take your insurance....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By chandasz
I labored at work for several hours-- drove to...

I labored at work for several hours-- drove to my midwives in rush hour traffic... met my husband there and found out I was 7 cm with a bulging BOW.... went out to dinner... birthed my 2nd daughter...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-23-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Posted By chandasz
I would highly recommend PCC South (Ceal Bacom's...

I would highly recommend PCC South (Ceal Bacom's group).

They take public aid.
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