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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By bonichka
I had a beautiful natural birth with Dr...

I had a beautiful natural birth with Dr Parchment in 2010.  I cannot recommend her more highly.  She is an educated mama's best friend.  She will take your concerns seriously, and work with you...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-06-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By bonichka
Lisa Paladino CNM   2285 VICTORY BLVD,...

Lisa Paladino CNM
 
2285 VICTORY BLVD, STATEN ISLAND, NY 103141
 718.226.3204
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-02-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By bonichka
There are no midwives on Staten Island that...

There are no midwives on Staten Island that attend homebirths.  However many of the midwives in the area - Brooklyn, Manhattan, northern NJ will come to SI.  
 
Here's a good place to start ...
Forum: VBAC   05-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By bonichka
Hi all,   Here is a brief version of my...

Hi all,
 
Here is a brief version of my story --
C/S in 2007 for "failure to progress" & "macrosomia" DD1 was 9 lb 13 oz
natural hospital VBAC in 2010 @ 41.4 weeks DD2 was 11 lb 15 oz
currently...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-10-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By bonichka
Hi there,   We are considering a move to...

Hi there,
 
We are considering a move to TX.  We have family in Houston, but are flexible on exact location, depending on where DH, I or both can find jobs.  I am currently an L&D RN, IBCLC, also...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By bonichka
Hi there,   We are considering a move to...

Hi there,
 
We are considering a move to TX.  We have family in Houston, but are flexible on exact location, depending on where DH, I or both can find jobs.  I am currently an L&D nurse, also...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By bonichka
I had a wonderful VBAC experience with Dr...

I had a wonderful VBAC experience with Dr parchment.  I had several "risk factors," and transferred to her care at 37 weeks and she didn't bat an eyelash.  Please PM me if you'd like specifics.  But...
Forum: Waldorf   11-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By bonichka
Thanks for the tip.  It looks like a wonderful...

Thanks for the tip.  It looks like a wonderful resource.  I've always seen it listed among other resources, but never really looked into it.  I think it's just what I need :)
 
Thanks again!!
Forum: Waldorf   10-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By bonichka
I am part of a wonderful Waldorf-inspired...

I am part of a wonderful Waldorf-inspired playgroup which has grown and changed over the past 2 years.  Parents take turns "leading" the group within a certain rhythm, which is the same each week. ...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By bonichka
I had a wonderful VBAC experience with Dr...

I had a wonderful VBAC experience with Dr Parchment at Overlook Hospital.  I can't recommend her highly enough!  Also, hire a doula.  Happy to share more  - PM if you'd like.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-14-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By bonichka
I just sent you a PM, shimmering.  but I also...

I just sent you a PM, shimmering.  but I also want to highly recommend hiring a doula, as well as doing your research on natural birth, common interventions, etc.  I highly recommend The Thinking...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By bonichka
Dr Winsome Parchment in Maplewood is an absolute...

Dr Winsome Parchment in Maplewood is an absolute MD (Midwife in Disguise).  She is amazing, and was my provider for the VBAC of my 11 lb 15 oz baby girl at 41.4 weeks.  Suffice it to say, i do not...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   05-12-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By bonichka
I'm a labor & delivery RN, and this year, I...

I'm a labor & delivery RN, and this year, I started teaching CBE at our hospital.  We do a guided relaxation exercise, but I've discovered I'm really not comfortable with the sound of my own voice. ...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By bonichka
I'm not sure how far she is from you, because I...

I'm not sure how far she is from you, because I was travelling from NY myself, but I cannot recommend Dr Winsome Parchment highly enough.  A true M.D. - Midwife in Disguise!!  Her office is in...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By bonichka
Do you have a doula?  That's something else I...

Do you have a doula?  That's something else I wish I would've invested in the first time around.  She was invaluable with my second!!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By bonichka
No drugs - I believe the epidural led to my 1st...

No drugs - I believe the epidural led to my 1st c/s, so I was pretty adamant about no drugs second time around.
 
I don't think you'll regret this decision.  I know it's not an easy one to make. ...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By bonichka
I LOVE Dr Parchment!!!  Switch, and don't look...

I LOVE Dr Parchment!!!  Switch, and don't look back!!  She is amazing, you won't regret it!!
 
If that's not enough of a ringing endorsement, here's the short version of my story -
I switched to...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-14-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By bonichka
Thanks so much for your response!  This is...

Thanks so much for your response!  This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for.  I like the idea of renting for awhile.  It makes a lot of sense, and I hadn't even considered it.  Aside from...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By bonichka
I'm hoping for some help from someone who is...

I'm hoping for some help from someone who is either familiar with real estate, etc, or has made a long distance move.  We are contemplating a move from NYC to New Hampshire.  The reason I'm posting...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-10-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By bonichka
Thanks for the tips.  It's overwhelming to think...

Thanks for the tips.  It's overwhelming to think about a move, but more overwhelming to consider staying here.
:)
Bonnie
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By bonichka
You've probably made your choice already, but I...

You've probably made your choice already, but I had to offer my ringing endorsement of Kim Collins, especially for a VBAC.  She was my doula through a lot of challenges, culminating in an amazing...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-02-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By bonichka
Hi there,   We are considering a move from...

Hi there,
 
We are considering a move from NYC to New Hampshire.  I have a bunch of questions, so any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated. We have 2 girls, a 3 yo & a 10 mo baby.  We...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By bonichka
My aunt runs childbirth education at Catholic...

My aunt runs childbirth education at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.  I was actually talking to her about it this weekend (I'm an L&D nurse in NY).  The birth center there sounds pretty...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-30-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By bonichka
I would love to hear more responses on this as...

I would love to hear more responses on this as well.  I had cut out sugar & flour.   Among other reasons (mood, sluggishness), I have a weight problem, and the concept of addiction to these items...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By bonichka
We are out here!  I grew up on SI, and have...

We are out here!  I grew up on SI, and have breastfed my 3 yo DD & now my 9 mo DD.  It can get pretty lonely, but I've met a lot of wonderful like-minded mamas through LLL.  We have a pretty active...
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