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Forum: Doulas   05-07-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Beccadoula
WOW...that's such an amazing first birth!!!

WOW...that's such an amazing first birth!!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Beccadoula
Oh my! Hugs are so personal. I just moved from a...

Oh my! Hugs are so personal. I just moved from a very huggy place to a very friendly place...what a difference! I love not feeling obligated to hug evrryone...and having the more genine geetings...
Forum: Doulas   02-26-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Beccadoula
I know this is long past, but I was just...

I know this is long past, but I was just thinking this might be the time to have a back up driver...do you know someone that would be willing to drive you for a fee?  Could you have winter clients...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Beccadoula
Thank you!  I will see about contacting those. ...

Thank you!  I will see about contacting those.  I knew there had to be something available there...or at least an interest in it.  I will contact the doula there and see if there is anything helpful...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Beccadoula
I know it has been AGES since this conversation...

I know it has been AGES since this conversation took place, but I'm living in Juneau and I want to see about doing a doula training in some of the surrounding areas, such as Sitka.  I'm also trying...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Beccadoula
That's wonderful! Way to stand up for yourself!...

That's wonderful! Way to stand up for yourself! !!!! Lets us know when baby does come! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Beccadoula
That's a great point Fruitfulmomma - you can...

That's a great point Fruitfulmomma - you can have a say in the way you are induced if it comes to that.  A lot of my clients have had a very slow pit induction where they did not allow nurses to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Beccadoula
I always encourage my clients to try other more...

I always encourage my clients to try other more natural approaches before getting a sweep done.  However, as a rule there is often a natural labor that comes right after a sweep...the next day...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Beccadoula
Are you 43 weeks or 33?  I'm confused...I...

Are you 43 weeks or 33?  I'm confused...I wouldn't use epo early on, especially not orally.  IF you're 40 weeks or over I've seen it work like a charm with a good dose of red raspberry leaf tea. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Beccadoula
If you want an awesome birth filled with natural...

If you want an awesome birth filled with natural birth stories I really recommend to all my clients Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.  The 1st half is filled with the good the bad and the ugly of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Beccadoula
Have you considered having a doula?  I think...

Have you considered having a doula?  I think having one is vital for all births, but short and super intense can so easily feel like you're dying or something horrible is going wrong!  As a doula...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-18-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Beccadoula
I'm just going to put this out there.  I've been...

I'm just going to put this out there.  I've been married almost 10 years and we've never been pregnant.  During that time I have tried all kinds of natural treatments for my various conditions.  I...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   02-17-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Beccadoula
Just sent you an email.  I'm very curious about...

Just sent you an email.  I'm very curious about your program.
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Beccadoula
Wow, that's got to be extremely hard.  I'm...

Wow, that's got to be extremely hard.  I'm sure.  I'll Pm you about birth here, I'm just starting to get a feel for it but I have figured a few things out.  ;)
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Beccadoula
Sorry for my million typos there!!!

Sorry for my million typos there!!!
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Beccadoula
I've been a doula for 7 years.  My youngest was...

I've been a doula for 7 years.  My youngest was 5 when I started.  In that time my kids have learned to rejoice with me when I come home from a birth, they are full of questions and want to know all...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Beccadoula
We just moved to Juneau from Texas and haven't...

We just moved to Juneau from Texas and haven't picked a program...aren't sure we will either.  I'm just curious if there are another independent home school families in the area and where are they...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Beccadoula
What part are you thinking of moving to?  We...

What part are you thinking of moving to?  We just moved to Juneau from Texas and so far we're absolutely loving it!!!  One of the great things here is that there is a lot of need for professionals...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Beccadoula
I'm finding mixed reports about the birth center...

I'm finding mixed reports about the birth center here...not sure if it is even going to be open a lot longer?  Anyway, I have decided just to do childbirth classes for now and start up doula work...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Beccadoula
I would not recommend attempting to induce...

I would not recommend attempting to induce naturally before your time - it is not likely to do anything significant for you...and might just add a lot of stress to your already stressful situation. ...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Beccadoula
Keep at it. She will evetually trust you but for...

Keep at it. She will evetually trust you but for some it just takes a long time. Keep up witht the treats and rewards. Do not only go out to milk. Have a special treat she loves and can only get...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-13-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Beccadoula
That's great! Let me know when you'll be in town...

That's great! Let me know when you'll be in town and we can meet up.
Forum: Doulas   11-01-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Beccadoula
I like Willow Tree and Evening Star - both have...

I like Willow Tree and Evening Star - both have a whimsy/earthy feel. 
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Beccadoula
It is a kind of rite of passage to go through...

It is a kind of rite of passage to go through these feelings as a new doula.  I remember the frustration and fear I felt for each of my clients in various situations over the years.  Countless times...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   11-01-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Beccadoula
That's a hard situation if you've got little...

That's a hard situation if you've got little ones.  I had to wait till my youngest was 5 and I had a friend that would come over whenever I needed.  Other options - cb classes can be done in your...
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