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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-30-2010, 09:08 PM
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http://alwayswomankind.com/

http://alwayswomankind.com/
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-27-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By pamamidwife
I'm going!...

I'm going! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Anyone know of a cheap place near the conference? I"m looking to go down days before with my boyfriend.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-16-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By pamamidwife
I'm in Salem and would be willing to order and...

I'm in Salem and would be willing to order and do the newborn screening for anyone that has a UC birth. Just to put that out there. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-09-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pamamidwife
What about Jennifer Gallardo at Andaluz...

What about Jennifer Gallardo at Andaluz Waterbirth Center? I would totally see her if I had a breech baby that I wanted to birth vaginally. Many midwives here in Oregon will do vaginal breeches....
Forum: Homebirth   12-08-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By pamamidwife
With a couple mamas we re-tested after a week of...

With a couple mamas we re-tested after a week of doing the regimen and all subsequent tests came back negative. Now, keep in mind that every woman has a different colonization count, but I really...
Forum: Homebirth   12-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By pamamidwife
don't forget probiotics, immune boosting herbs...

don't forget probiotics, immune boosting herbs (I usually recommend Oregon Grape Root/Echinacea/Goldenseal combo daily) and even garlic vaginally.

Hibiclens is pretty big guns, as it does alter...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-08-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,135
Posted By pamamidwife
it's so sad what linear, black and white...

it's so sad what linear, black and white thinking has done to us. it has made us doubt our body's natural ability to birth. all because of a calendar.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-08-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By pamamidwife
I don't think it's that SJW WON'T work, it's...

I don't think it's that SJW WON'T work, it's just that WILL it work? Is there time to see if it will? If so, then try it.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-07-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By pamamidwife
I totally third the medication option. Mental...

I totally third the medication option. Mental health is one of those things that can get ugly really fast, especially with a partner that isn't especially supportive, and while there are things that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By pamamidwife
yep, it's more common for the milk to come in...

yep, it's more common for the milk to come in faster with subsequent pregnancies. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

tips for engorgement? nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse,...
Forum: Homebirth   12-07-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By pamamidwife
I think it's so nice to do skin to skin with mom...

I think it's so nice to do skin to skin with mom or other parent for at least the first day. Blanket over baby and family member. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-07-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,660
Posted By pamamidwife
I think this has less to do with getting a...

I think this has less to do with getting a survey of how it's done elsewhere and more about your original agreement and the surprise she landed you. I'd address that, rather than whether or not you...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 24,412
Posted By pamamidwife
You're talking about just the opening? What...

You're talking about just the opening? What about the musculature inside your vagina? Do you feel the kegels are helping?

Did you tear? Was it repaired? Typically, you don't just see a widening...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-07-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By pamamidwife
I believe it was mentioned with the PEP process...

I believe it was mentioned with the PEP process information I received way back but I cannot recall what it is now. I'm sure NARM could give you that info.
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-02-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By pamamidwife
Stacia, I love you. xoxo

Stacia, I love you. xoxo
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By pamamidwife
Looking for the friend of a client - third baby,...

Looking for the friend of a client - third baby, needs a midwife in or near Pella, Iowa. Anyone?
Forum: Birth Professionals   11-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By pamamidwife
I would definitely look to apprentice with a...

I would definitely look to apprentice with a homebirth midwife for awhile. I don't consider CNMs having more experience than me - they just have DIFFERENT experience. I have more experience with...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-29-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By pamamidwife
there are so many, but Sarah Buckley's Gentle...

there are so many, but Sarah Buckley's Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering is brilliant.
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,955
Posted By pamamidwife
I've done births at home at 35-36 weeks with...

I've done births at home at 35-36 weeks with solid dates. Most babies do ok, some need a watchful eye with temperature regulation and nursing. At that point, a transfer could be done without any...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By pamamidwife
Quote: Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14714121)
Really? I was told by the nurses at the...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By pamamidwife
I've used waterbirth in cases where women had...

I've used waterbirth in cases where women had higher bp and it brought it down to normal. The balance between the water and your tissues makes for a nice response in BP. I highly recommend it, since...
Forum: Homebirth   11-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By pamamidwife
I love coconut oil....

I love coconut oil. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's antifungal and antibacterial - and it smells good. Plus, if there needs to be an exam done in the water it...
Forum: Homebirth   11-27-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By pamamidwife
Sometimes I see those trained medically (EMTs,...

Sometimes I see those trained medically (EMTs, paramedics, nurses) tend to be wayyy interventive in birth since they rarely see anything hands off.

I cringed once watching a UC video where the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By pamamidwife
Even if you choose to have a cesarean for...

Even if you choose to have a cesarean for position, it is still beneficial to baby to wait until the onset of labor for the surgery. This enables baby to be ready, to receive the benefits of some...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,109
Posted By pamamidwife
Calcifications of the placenta are sometimes...

Calcifications of the placenta are sometimes very common, despite diet or gestational age. We forget that the placenta is a changing organ, it is not static - and even with half of its function gone...
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