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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,662
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,662
Posted By SBradbury
We do many of the sustainable home things but I...

We do many of the sustainable home things but I was definitely motivated by the sustainable learning ideas and would love to get my kids into letter writing. 
Forum: Midwives   07-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By SBradbury
I currently practice in Iowa (independent...

I currently practice in Iowa (independent practitioner required to follow ACNM standards with no collaborative requirement), South Dakota (independent practitioner with some legislated standards and...
Forum: Midwives   07-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By SBradbury
This is what I use...

This is what I use - http://www.devonsuperstore.com/PC-66-Handheld-Pulse-Oximeter-Plus-1-Infant-1-Child-Probe-P146.aspx Can use it for mom or baby if needed and can do CHD screen at PP home visit. 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By SBradbury
DD will be 3 next month and DS is 3 months. DD...

DD will be 3 next month and DS is 3 months. DD nurses typically when waking, before nap, and before bed. I started with oversupply issues. DS would gulp/gag and then open his mouth to dump tons of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By SBradbury
Confused about your question ... are you asking...

Confused about your question ... are you asking if people have had Medicaid pay the midwife fee or if they will pay for the birth kit and supplies? I guess the amount is what's confusing me....
Forum: Midwives   10-21-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By SBradbury
Your first pregnancy is one of the best times to...

Your first pregnancy is one of the best times to have a midwife (I'll admit I am biased and think they can be great at anytime too) because it is all new. There is so much to learn and while much of...
Forum: Midwives   10-21-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By SBradbury
Yes Medicaid will pay CNMs for a homebirth. I...

Yes Medicaid will pay CNMs for a homebirth. I have been reimbursed multiple times. CPMs are not currently licensed in Iowa so I would guess it would not reimburse for them but I have no personal...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 183
Posted By SBradbury
Glad you have come to peace with a decision....

Glad you have come to peace with a decision. Working on good positioning early on (much earlier than what would even be considered for most) might lessen your chance of a breech birth. While it is...
Forum: April 2012   10-06-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By SBradbury
I would check with your midwife and Viacord to...

I would check with your midwife and Viacord to see if home collection is a possibility. At a birth center where I previously worked we collected for multiple clients. For those that wanted it, there...
Forum: Midwives   09-29-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,677
Posted By SBradbury
I agree with many points brought up. Any...

I agree with many points brought up. Any recommendations should be tailored to the individual. I do not think our bodies require herbal supplementation to birth and I think it sets a bad tone to...
Forum: April 2012   09-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,936
Posted By SBradbury
  I am joining a little late as well but it is...


I am joining a little late as well but it is wonderful to "see" so many other mama's getting ready for home births. 
 
• Have you had (or planned) a homebirth before? DS was born at a...
Forum: April 2012   09-27-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,938
Posted By SBradbury
  Name: Sarah  EDD:  April 20th ...


Name: Sarah 
EDD:  April 20th
#Pregnancy/baby: Pregnancy#4 Baby #3
Your age/age at the birth: 28
Family: DH - Mike DS - Noah is 4yo and DD - Leah is 2yo
How long did it take to get your...
Forum: April 2012   09-27-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,276
Posted By SBradbury
I'm finally feel settled enough to venture to a...

I'm finally feel settled enough to venture to a due date club. I had an early loss at 6wks with my first pregnancy, got pregnant with DS immediately following. DD's pregnancy I held my breath...
Forum: April 2012   09-27-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,709
Posted By SBradbury
Hi. I finally ventured here and am due around...

Hi. I finally ventured here and am due around April 20th. 
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   08-16-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By SBradbury
Check out the Topeka Attachment Parenting group....

Check out the Topeka Attachment Parenting group. It is an amazing group of families (whom I miss greatly since moving!). There is also a wonderful La Leche League that meets both during the day and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By SBradbury
Almost all insurance organizations will tell you...

Almost all insurance organizations will tell you they do not cover homebirth if asked in that manner. I bill as an out of network provider for all groups and have been paid from BCBS of Iowa (as a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-30-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,318
Posted By SBradbury
Hi from the NW side of the state! :) I know most...

Hi from the NW side of the state! :) I know most of you gals are more central/eastern but figured I would chime in and say hi.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By SBradbury
I am up in Sioux City. I have a 3yo son and a...

I am up in Sioux City. I have a 3yo son and a 17mo daughter. Not sure how far/close I am but just thought I would throw that out there :)
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SBradbury
Dmitrizmom made a lot of good points. Some...

Dmitrizmom made a lot of good points. Some others ...
 
-CNM attended homebirth is not legal in all 50 states. Nebraska for one has a specific law against CNMs attending homebirths.
-Many states...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   12-25-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By SBradbury
I have heard wonderful recommendations for...

I have heard wonderful recommendations for Sheila Roth, a CNM with Midwest Midwifery.
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   10-11-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By SBradbury
Lawrence has an AP group but last I knew it was...

Lawrence has an AP group but last I knew it was primarily moms with older kiddos (that may have changed) Topeka also has an AP group with lots of young kiddos. Last I knew they both had Yahoo...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-10-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By SBradbury
I am a homebirth midwife and there is very...

I am a homebirth midwife and there is very little locally available childbirth education classes (short of the hospital classes which dont count IMO). I do a lot of teaching during prenatal visits...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-09-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By SBradbury
We are moving to Sioux City in the next week or...

We are moving to Sioux City in the next week or two and I am hoping to find some other like-minded moms there. My DH and I were both born and raised in Sioux City but have lived in Kansas for a...
Forum: Diapering   10-08-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By SBradbury
I made a soaker out of Peace Fleece which was...

I made a soaker out of Peace Fleece which was super scratchy but then I soaked it overnight in some watered down hair conditioner and lanolin wash and it helped a TON! Wearing it in also will help....
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