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Forum: Queer Parenting   02-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Wendyesm
Hey, everybody.    My partner and I welcomed...

Hey, everybody. 
 
My partner and I welcomed a new baby girl two months ago, after trying for two years for my partner to conceive without success and one attempt to get me pregnant. We are...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-21-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Wendyesm
So sorry you are feeling traumatized by this...

So sorry you are feeling traumatized by this experience, even so many years later. :(  I can relate, having had birth trauma with my first, as well (12 years ago now!). I hope that you find some...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-21-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Wendyesm
Hey, not sure if you still need recommendations,...

Hey, not sure if you still need recommendations, but in case anyone else comes upon this:  
 
I heartily recommend UNC Pediatrics at Highgate, which is close to Chapel Hill in South Durham. They...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-23-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,508
Posted By Wendyesm
We went through a number of IUI cycles (9, I...

We went through a number of IUI cycles (9, I think?) with my partner, some with California Cryobank and some with Fairfax. We switched to Fairfax when the donor we liked at CC had sold out and we...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Wendyesm
Deb O'Connell is fantastic. At the moment, I...

Deb O'Connell is fantastic. At the moment, I believe she is working just with Ashley Marshall, another CNM, and their office is moving to South Durham next week. 
 
Also, I don't think it's...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-10-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By Wendyesm
I live in this area, and I find it to be mostly...

I live in this area, and I find it to be mostly very queer-friendly. If you venture very far outside the immediate Triangle area, however, it's a different story -- a one- to two-hour road trip, in...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By Wendyesm
The Triangle Birth Network and UNC Family...

The Triangle Birth Network and UNC Family Medicine are co-sponsoring this special benefit showing of THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007. Open House Reception at 6:30 p.m....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-18-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi, there. First of all, it's great that...

Hi, there.

First of all, it's great that you're asking questions and looking for the best situation for *you*. I've attended lots of births at Durham Regional, and I think it can be a good place...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-01-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Wendyesm
I know; $100 is a lot to come up with! It should...

I know; $100 is a lot to come up with! It should be a great workshop, though. I wish we could offer scholarships.... Hmmm.....
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-01-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi, ladies! Wanted to let you all know about...

Hi, ladies!
Wanted to let you all know about this great workshop we're hosting in Raleigh, NC on November 12th. Hope to meet some of you there!
Wendy


The Triangle Birth Network of North...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-01-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Wendyesm
Hello, MDC Mamas! Wanted to let all of you know...

Hello, MDC Mamas! Wanted to let all of you know about this great workshop coming up in Raleigh on November 12th. Hope to meet many of you there!
Wendy



The Triangle Birth Network of North...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-13-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Wendyesm
Thank you all so much for the feedback!!! It...

Thank you all so much for the feedback!!! It stresses what I had already gathered was important, but it is wonderful to get this input from moms who have BTDT!!

Keep it coming, moms!!

Wendy
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-07-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi, ladies! I teach childbirth classes in a...

Hi, ladies!

I teach childbirth classes in a large hospital where a lot of twins and higher order multiples are born. We want to start having a class just for moms expecting multiples. I've tried...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi, there-- congrats on your pregnancy! I'm...

Hi, there-- congrats on your pregnancy!

I'm a doula and have attended a lot of births with the UNC midwives, and have had a chance to see all of them in action at least a couple of times each....
Forum: Dental   07-02-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By Wendyesm
Aimee, I don't have any advice, but just...

Aimee,
I don't have any advice, but just wanted to sympathize! I've got a 4 yr old with two cavities in back molars, too. We haven't tried to fill them yet(we've got an appointment for August), but...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-13-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By Wendyesm
This is probably way too far for you, but for...

This is probably way too far for you, but for the benefit of others who may be reading this post, there is also a very alternative family doctor in Chapel Hill, Dr. Marc Eisen at "Holistic Family...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-13-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Wendyesm
Donna Hedgepeth at Keystone Chiropractic is...

Donna Hedgepeth at Keystone Chiropractic is good!

http://www.keystonechiropracticnc.com/index.htm
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-29-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
  Poll: doula meet up
Views: 185
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi! I voted "mornings", but I should be...

Hi! I voted "mornings", but I should be specific, because what I really mean is "Friday mornings"! It's my only ever open morning (well, Tuesday mornings I'm "open", but have a very nudgy, wiggly...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-13-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Wendyesm
You're right of course; they can't do anything...

You're right of course; they can't do anything you don't consent to. But it's always good to know what protocols they will want you to follow, since having to fight against things in labor is hard...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-12-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi, and almost welcome to the Triangle! We...

Hi, and almost welcome to the Triangle!

We have a new resource you can check out that has some links to different options in the area: www.trianglebirthnetwork.org...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   08-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Wendyesm
Congrats on being done!!! Good luck with the...

Congrats on being done!!! Good luck with the waiting part. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-09-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,106
Posted By Wendyesm
Just want to say that I'm looking, too, and...

Just want to say that I'm looking, too, and thanks for all the great links! And a question: does anybody know whether sleeping on a latex mattress might end up increasing your risk of becoming...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-04-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By Wendyesm
Hello, all- I just edited my original post,...

Hello, all-
I just edited my original post, but wanted to make sure anyone planning to come to the first meeting of the Triangle Birth Network sees this change:

we'll be having our first meeting...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-20-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By Wendyesm
Hey, Triangle Mamas-- Here's a good excuse...

Hey, Triangle Mamas--

Here's a good excuse to get together in person! We're forming a Birth Network in the Triangle to work for change and better birth options in North Carolina. The organization...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-20-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Wendyesm
Hi- We're forming a Birth Network here in the...

Hi-
We're forming a Birth Network here in the Triangle, and are holding our first meeting on May 9 at the West Mill Wellness Center in Raleigh. Come and meet other like-minded moms and birth...
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