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Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Mindyleigh
Just as I would only hire a midwife for my VBAC...

Just as I would only hire a midwife for my VBAC who has extensive experience performing life-saving skills in an emergency situation, I would only hire someone with extensive experiences with breech...
Forum: Homebirth   02-17-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,190
Posted By Mindyleigh
Quote: Originally Posted by mom2seven...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2seven http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10560912)
Wow! I see from your siggy that you are...
Forum: Homebirth   02-16-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,190
Posted By Mindyleigh
My first was a planned hospital birth, 8 hours....

My first was a planned hospital birth, 8 hours. Not a bad memory at all, although there were elements I would definitely go back and change if I could. I reached all my goals that I knew to have....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-24-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,375
Posted By Mindyleigh
Even though I did not have the same situation as...

Even though I did not have the same situation as you (my twins were fraternal, boy/girl, separate sacs/placentas of course) it is truly amazing and such a blessing to have our twins. I was very...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-28-2006, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Mindyleigh
While I've found the directory of NPs here in...

While I've found the directory of NPs here in Anchorage, I'm curious if any of you have any recommendations. I'd like to have some bloodwork done and a general physical...probably a family nurse...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-07-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,934
Posted By Mindyleigh
Around 15 weeks or so, I started measuring...

Around 15 weeks or so, I started measuring several weeks larger than my dates. My midwives felt that, had my measurements been consistently the same (i.e., always 3 weeks bigger than my dates) that...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-07-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Mindyleigh
Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions....

Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions. I'm really excited to report the twins took off into the snow the other day and I had to practically beg them back into the car after they started...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-31-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Mindyleigh
Hi, everyone. I'm celebrating my third week here...

Hi, everyone. I'm celebrating my third week here with my children and have fallen in love with Alaska. We are in Anchorage and I'm laughing at the weather and how I'm balking at putting on my...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-24-2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Mindyleigh
We just moved here from the Torrance/Redondo...

We just moved here from the Torrance/Redondo Beach area. We decided it was time to move out of LA and the path opened up to Anchorage. Hubby got a job with Alaska Airlines to facilitate our move via...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-23-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Mindyleigh
My family just moved to Anchorage from LA,...

My family just moved to Anchorage from LA, California and we had our twins unassisted. So it wasn't technically HERE. But WE'RE here now......
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-20-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,313
Posted By Mindyleigh
I've been researching the laws concerning...

I've been researching the laws concerning midwifery (this is so off-topic, I'll be surprised if it stays in this thread) and it looks like unlicensed midwifery is not specifically outlawed but it...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-20-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,313
Posted By Mindyleigh
Yes, that was us on Discovery. Although that...

Yes, that was us on Discovery. Although that segment was extremely overly dramatized!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif Yes, I have the birth story on our personal...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-20-2005, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Mindyleigh
I had fun today out in the snow. We really...

I had fun today out in the snow. We really didn't play in it, just went about with day to day stuff, and it's not nearly as daunting as it seems when you have never lived in it. You don't even need...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-19-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Mindyleigh
Hi, all. I am moving to Alaska in January and am...

Hi, all. I am moving to Alaska in January and am wondering what thoughts you have about activities with children during the winter? I have never lived in the snow...I know there are outdoor...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-19-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,313
Posted By Mindyleigh
Hi, all. My family and I are moving from LA, CA...

Hi, all. My family and I are moving from LA, CA to Anchorage in January. I'm here right now at my sis-in-law's. It is great to know there are other mothers in Alaska. hehe
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-16-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Mindyleigh
You know, my twins (especially my daughter) have...

You know, my twins (especially my daughter) have the same body frame. My daughter's legs, while remarkably beautiful to me http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif , definitely...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-15-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mindyleigh
A poem re: FIRE from three perspectives...and...

A poem re: FIRE from three perspectives...and thank you for the prompt, because otherwise this wouldn't have happened. Cool. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Although...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2005, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mindyleigh
I nursed my son Wolfie throughout the twins'...

I nursed my son Wolfie throughout the twins' pregnancy. He was not nursing too frequently when I got pregnant (he was about 13-14 months or so) and I figured he would lose interest in it, as I had...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Mindyleigh
Thank you so much for all your encouragement! I...

Thank you so much for all your encouragement! I really appreciate that. I do think to myself sometimes, "This is not forever, just a short time in the grand scheme of our lives," and that makes me...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-08-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Mindyleigh
I was planning a waterbirth with our twins at...

I was planning a waterbirth with our twins at home and we set up a tub and everything...but I just never felt like getting into it! I headed in the direction of the tub between the births, thinking...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-08-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mindyleigh
A little tidbit from my Geology class......

A little tidbit from my Geology class... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif


Drifting like pieces of Pangeia
We are entered into Earth's history,
The symmetry on...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-08-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Mindyleigh
My twins are 18 months old now...and I feel a...

My twins are 18 months old now...and I feel a little crazy with the huge amount of nursing they continue to enjoy. I really want them to nurse still, but I can't help thinking how much easier it was...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Mindyleigh
Just wanted to share the great news that one of...

Just wanted to share the great news that one of my best friends just gave birth to her twins "unassisted" at home...although she was surrounded and lovingly tended to by many, many close family...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-05-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mindyleigh
Cool!!! ...

Cool!!!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Regarding the situation of distress and resuscitation, this is not a lost cause at home. Midwives are trained to deal with...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-04-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,492
Posted By Mindyleigh
I really enjoyed reading your story...your...

I really enjoyed reading your story...your wisdom, faith, and partnership is inspiring.

Warmly,

Mindy Goorchenko
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