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Forum: Doulas   02-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Lynsahm
I agree, specific experience with assisting...

I agree, specific experience with assisting breastfeeding moms is essential. Also, recognizing signs of depression and anxiety is a must. PP Doulaing isn't childcare, it is caring for the PP mom....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Lynsahm
I am also in the Fairwood area. My youngest is...

I am also in the Fairwood area. My youngest is 2.5
Forum: Doulas   12-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Lynsahm
I attended a doula workshop locally this past...

I attended a doula workshop locally this past May. Loved it! My trainer was awesome and the other women there were wonderful. I am very impressed with the quality and rigor of the BAI certification...
Forum: Midwives   11-14-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Lynsahm
Yuck. Horrible, evident bias. Women have a right...

Yuck. Horrible, evident bias. Women have a right to choose where they birth. I am so frustrated with so-called expert organizations publishing anti homebirth propaganda and calling it fact. :banghead
Forum: Midwives   11-11-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Lynsahm
I am a blended family mom. My oldest is 16, born...

I am a blended family mom. My oldest is 16, born when I was 27. My husband had children earlier, thus the grandchild. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I am a second year midwifery...
Forum: Midwives   11-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Lynsahm
From my perspective it depends upon which...

From my perspective it depends upon which programs and, most importantly, which role you want to fill right now. Do you want to take vitals and do charting at births? Do you want to devote several...
Forum: Doulas   10-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Lynsahm
I chose Birth Arts International for my doula...

I chose Birth Arts International for my doula training. I loved the workshop and the instructor. They have online options plus scholarships. Birtharts.com
No limits on scope of practice when...
Forum: Midwives   10-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,732
Posted By Lynsahm
I am in my second year with AAMI. I completed...

I am in my second year with AAMI. I completed the "orientation" portion right on schedule. Now the intensive, never ending research begins! I am participating in the additional modules and am very...
Forum: Midwives   10-01-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,500
Posted By Lynsahm
It depends on where you live and which approach...

It depends on where you live and which approach you want to take. You could try a Google search for midwifery school with your zip code to see what comes up.
Forum: Midwives   09-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Lynsahm
I read about that. That really stinks. State...

I read about that. That really stinks. State medical insurance has covered homebirth for more than a decade (edit: it's closer to three decades) here in WA.

I wonder why more women with private...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-19-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Lynsahm
I just responded to your post about finding...

I just responded to your post about finding friends with toddlers. :-)

Yes to both.

I will send you my email if you pm me.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Lynsahm
YES!!! How about meeting at the library for...

YES!!! How about meeting at the library for story time?
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-19-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Lynsahm
I have lived in this area most of my life....

I have lived in this area most of my life. Currently in Renton, which is not where you want to live! LOL

Auburn is ok. Whistling Trains Farm is there. There is also a Scholastic warehouse for the...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-19-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Lynsahm
No personal experience with this school, but any...

No personal experience with this school, but any distance course that doesn't take place almost exclusively online is not something I would want to enroll in. There are a lot of non MEAC programs to...
Forum: Midwives   09-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Lynsahm
For those of you in license optional states, do...

For those of you in license optional states, do you plan to become licensed? I have had some heated discussions about this with my husband. I told him we had to move to an optional state. LOL
Forum: Midwives   09-19-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Lynsahm
I am an AAMI student in my second year. I am not...

I am an AAMI student in my second year. I am not sure what the high pressure tactics are???? If you would like to message me that would be fine. I am really curious. I haven't felt pressured at all....
Forum: Midwives   08-22-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By Lynsahm
I am also an AAMI student. I love it, it suits...

I am also an AAMI student. I love it, it suits my traditional midwifery style. It is very strong academically. I have a Master in Teaching degree and the coursework for AAMI is equally challenging....
Forum: Midwives   08-22-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Lynsahm
I am also an AAMI student. :-) Lyn on FB. 2nd...

I am also an AAMI student. :-) Lyn on FB. 2nd year. I submitted phase 3 on time, but missed a few assignments ... I love AAMI.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-22-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Lynsahm
Hi Ladies! I am a new Doula in Renton. I...

Hi Ladies!

I am a new Doula in Renton. I have been a member of the Mothering community for many years, just not an active poster. :-) I am a retired LLL Leader, 2nd year midwifery student...
Forum: Doulas   08-22-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Lynsahm
I attended a Doula workshop with BAI and I...

I attended a Doula workshop with BAI and I highly recommend it! Mavis Gewant is returning to Olympia this Fall to teach a PP Doula workshop. I am hoping to attend! BAI does nite dictate how we can...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-05-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By Lynsahm
Here is the link to the study with accurate...

Here is the link to the study with accurate homebirth statistics. 
 
http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7505/1416.full
 
My google button is not...
Forum: Midwives   09-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,792
Posted By Lynsahm
Which claims are you referring to?    It...

Which claims are you referring to? 
 
It seems to me that there is no need to criticize other courses or paths to midwifery. We each need to find the academic program and apprenticeship which...
Forum: Midwives   08-23-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,792
Posted By Lynsahm
I am very happy with AAMI. I do not quite...

I am very happy with AAMI. I do not quite understand why some criticize it. Perhaps they haven't gone through the course? Maybe it is simply because AAMI is not MEAC approved -- by choice! -- so...
Forum: Midwives   08-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Lynsahm
I love my Kindle and will buy plain text books...

I love my Kindle and will buy plain text books for it. Searching is easy, just scroll through the index or table of contents and click. You can also try samples to see if the format is appealing to...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   08-14-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Lynsahm
I have not, but I suggest reporting them to the...

I have not, but I suggest reporting them to the BBB and filing a claim with your bank for the $300.
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