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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By DBassett
I've heard some doozies over the years. ...

I've heard some doozies over the years.

From a postpartum nurse with DS2 (my first BF child) : "squirt some formula on your nipples so he'll smell the food and know what to do."

From a lady at...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-12-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
No I did not get my vba3c.  I was threatened by...

No I did not get my vba3c.  I was threatened by a court order and ImprovingBirth.org came to my aide to get the doctors to "allow" a trial of labor but I ended up requesting a section because of...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By DBassett
Thanks! I definitely didn't want to spam anyone...

Thanks! I definitely didn't want to spam anyone but I wanted to spread the word since this is something that I know many people here have struggled with and it's important. :)

To anyone that may...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By DBassett
Admin, I hope it's okay to post this and I don't...

Admin, I hope it's okay to post this and I don't mean to spam anyone.  I know it's short notice but we just got approved for a location. On Monday, September 2nd (labor day) I will be holding a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-14-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By DBassett
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by harli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-05-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By DBassett
I wanted to update this because of what recently...

I wanted to update this because of what recently happened.  I'm going to say proceed with caution.  Last Friday, I was threatened with a court order if I do not consent to a repeat c-section.  The...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-22-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By DBassett
To be fair, whatever midwife it was that was...

To be fair, whatever midwife it was that was present for my sons birth back in 2010 was amazing.  They're not all bad here.  I don't remember her name and I don't know if she's even still there but...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-21-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By DBassett
I'm in Forty Fort, so right next door. :)  My...

I'm in Forty Fort, so right next door. :)  My kids were not born at home because I didn't think I could afford a hb midwife with them and now wish I had figured out a way to do so because the local...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-21-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By DBassett
Where in PA are you looking? One midwife at...

Where in PA are you looking?

One midwife at the Dallas Geisinger clinic is insistant that I need to have a c/s and a midwife at the Wilkes-Barre office told me Friday that I'm hypoglycemic and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-02-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By DBassett
Our ped personally vax's her daughter but does...

Our ped personally vax's her daughter but does not give us a hard time about not vaxxing our boys at all.  Her name is Dr. Ryan, she's with Geisinger but she's in south Wilkes-barre.  If you cannot...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-06-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
I've been busy so I haven't been able to find...

I've been busy so I haven't been able to find out anything about Einstein or College Heights but I hope to find time to do it today. I had reached out to the LHV ICAN and nobody really had any...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-29-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
Thank you Jen.  No, I have not recovered from...

Thank you Jen.  No, I have not recovered from these experiences at all and that is one of the many reasons why it is so very important that I not have another unnecessary section.  I fear it will...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-25-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
ah! In all fairness, I guess I wasn't told that...

ah! In all fairness, I guess I wasn't told that the hospital wasn't supportive! I reread the email and it says 
Quote:We don't take patients that are looking for a VBA2C unfortunately. 


but...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jengb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
Jen, my current OB's office and the mw there...

Jen, my current OB's office and the mw there have flat out refused to assist a vba3c and said I will be sectioned if I go into their hospital even if I'm ready to push.  I live in the Wilkes-Barre...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By DBassett
Tonya, I was advised (within the past few weeks)...

Tonya, I was advised (within the past few weeks) that that facility will not assist with a vba2c.  I'm looking for a vba3c so that clearly means they're not a hospital for me.  If you find out that...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
Honestly, I think if there is absolutely no...

Honestly, I think if there is absolutely no other option, he will be fine with a hb because he is not the type of person to force me into an unsafe position where I will be bullied into a section...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
I think it's hit or miss with MTH from what I've...

I think it's hit or miss with MTH from what I've heard/read.  Some people love their experience there but with a vba3c, I'm very worried about all of the horror stories I've been told from up there....
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-08-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By DBassett
I'm interested as well as someone has suggested...

I'm interested as well as someone has suggested Wayne memorial for my vba3c. Subbing to see the feedback you get http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
It is ridiculous isn't it!?!  I just looked at...

It is ridiculous isn't it!?!  I just looked at where those places are and they're about 2 hours away- so that's not too terrible.  Someone else had suggested them too so hopefully that's a good...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
This is getting to be extremely frustrating....

This is getting to be extremely frustrating.  Every place I've called so far keeps telling me, "you will have to have another section".  The risk of rupture is so low- why won't these people just...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-23-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By DBassett
Good luck!  I may need to find a different...

Good luck!  I may need to find a different lawyer because this one, while she has 20+ years experience with dealing with CPS doesn't seem interested in staying in regular contact with me.  I almost...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
Thank you for the recommendation Jen.  I'm...

Thank you for the recommendation Jen.  I'm emailing her now.

The Reading Birth Center told me that they won't assist and that it will "likely be another section".  Which is very disheartening to...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-21-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By DBassett
I think you are probably right about the age....

I think you are probably right about the age.  The supervisor that was out here told DH and I that we are "just babies" when she found out that we're 26.  She was super nice so I didn't take offense...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-21-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DBassett
A couple of people in my local (errr...the...

A couple of people in my local (errr...the closest one anyway) ICAN chapter have recommended the midwives at the Reading Birth Center.  One said she delivered at the hospital with the midwives for a...
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