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Forum: Birth Stories   04-01-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
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Hurray! Congratulations! What a wonderful story.

Hurray! Congratulations! What a wonderful story.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-25-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By jessitron
Yes, restaurants! Lulabelle's is the best....

Yes, restaurants!

Lulabelle's is the best. It's downtown. I think it's on Bird, and it's next door to the flood wall. It's a good restaurant, and pretty much the only place I eat out in Hannibal....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-18-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By jessitron
Oh, I'm from Hannibal, but I live in St. Louis...

Oh, I'm from Hannibal, but I live in St. Louis now.
It's a darling town to be a small child or settled-down adult in. No good as a teenager.

My mom and dad and brother (14) live there. They live...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By jessitron
Great job getting a bill in and educating some...

Great job getting a bill in and educating some legislators!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-23-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By jessitron
We're in Rock Hill, which is Webster schools. We...

We're in Rock Hill, which is Webster schools. We love the area. The taxes are high but yes, they go to good places so we don't mind.
When moving out of the city, keep in mind the cost of trash...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-02-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By jessitron
Did you guys have a good time?

Did you guys have a good time?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By jessitron
We have some spots available for individuals or...

We have some spots available for individuals or couples, $20 per person.

Reservations recommended to Samanda fommsrossi@sbcglobal.net or (314) 225-7891.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By jessitron
It is at a Masonic lodge. We're not allowed to...

It is at a Masonic lodge. We're not allowed to give you beer, but what you bring and drink on your own is your choice.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By jessitron
Kirkwood is exclusive? Kirkwood is pretty...

Kirkwood is exclusive?

Kirkwood is pretty big. I suspect there are parts that are more entry-level. If you're in an apartment, you're bound to be near other people in apartments, right?

I know...
Forum: Homebirth   12-31-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By jessitron
You can never map out ALL the possibilities. ...

You can never map out ALL the possibilities.

My reason to transfer was an unusual one: a cyst appeared in my vagina after many hours of labor, and the midwives didn't know what it was. They...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-31-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By jessitron
There are some more ncb-friendly providers, like...

There are some more ncb-friendly providers, like at Barnes or Mo Bap. Search in this forum for st. louis OBs -- there are a couple threads listing them.

There are no birth centers in Missouri...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-30-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By jessitron
Oh, this is so much fun! Last year we had a...

Oh, this is so much fun!

Last year we had a table of MDC moms and dads (and babies in slings). Who's in for this year?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-22-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By jessitron
according to Dr Rehme's web site he starts...

according to Dr Rehme's web site he starts seeing children when they're 6.

Yes, you pay his office, then they submit paperwork, and then your insurance sends you a check. We have Delta Dental and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-19-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By jessitron
www.toothandbodyconnection.com...

www.toothandbodyconnection.com (http://www.toothandbodyconnection.com)

Dr. Rehme (ray-me) specializes in this kind of thing. His office is very well run, and all the staff are friendly and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-18-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By jessitron
Dr. Duhart does home births in STL. He's been...

Dr. Duhart does home births in STL. He's been doing them forever.
'Course, outside of a hospital, what can a dr do that a midwife can't? (administer pitocin, maybe.)

congratulations on your BFP!...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By jessitron
Kentucky winters? Maybe there's another part...

Kentucky winters?
Maybe there's another part of Kentucky that gets more snow than where I've been.

We get a couple good snowstorms per year, with several inches. It sticks around for a week...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-25-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By jessitron
In the hospital, pretty much none. Midwives work...

In the hospital, pretty much none. Midwives work in triage, but they aren't allowed (by the hospitals) to deliver babies.

Out of hospital, CPMs are now able to practice legally, and there's one...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By jessitron
We did only parent-toddler there, but the school...

We did only parent-toddler there, but the school has a great feeling to it.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-07-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By jessitron
Yeah, St Louis doesn't have huge numbers of moms...

Yeah, St Louis doesn't have huge numbers of moms who parent like this, but we have enough. Dozens. And they're super friendly and easy enough to get together with.

We have Cotton Babies and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-30-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,238
Posted By jessitron
Last I heard no one is teaching BFW in St. Louis...

Last I heard no one is teaching BFW in St. Louis since Nancy stopped teaching it.

We have some excellent Bradley instructors, though. Mine was Kim Martino-Sexton, and she was good.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-09-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By jessitron
Do you mean this weekend's Friends of Missouri...

Do you mean this weekend's Friends of Missouri Midwives retreat? MsBlack, did you hear about it? It's been all over the newsletter and mailing lists all year... are you on there?

I'm going!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By jessitron
You should check with the Springfield or...

You should check with the Springfield or Stockton chapter of Friends of Missouri Midwives.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-28-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,298
Posted By jessitron
Good idea, Gnatty, thanks. There's a link on...

Good idea, Gnatty, thanks.
There's a link on friendsofmomidwives.org to the statewide and STL yahoo groups, but we should get the regional ones on there. That is a great way to find places to learn...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-28-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By jessitron
Search this forum for the non-vax-supportive...

Search this forum for the non-vax-supportive doctors in St. Louis. There's a big thread about them. If this one is supportive of selective vax, be sure to post, because it'll be news to everyone...
Forum: Homebirth   08-28-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By jessitron
OK, here's my really stinking long birth story. ...

OK, here's my really stinking long birth story.
This is a successful hospital transfer in a state where midwifery is illegal. We had to deny that we had prenatal care at all. You're in a better...
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