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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By LeelasMama
just wanted to update. I had the surgery last...

just wanted to update. I had the surgery last friday and I'm one week post op today- so happy I finally got it done. The last 7 days were rough but I can already tell that things are together in...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By LeelasMama
I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have...

I am almost 7.5 months postpartum, and I have been saying I need more "support" from day one, but I can't even say what that is- I don't need or want people bringing food over. I don't have any...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By LeelasMama
I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back)...

I started with pelvic tilts (lying on my back) and vacuum crunches (they aren't crunches at all- they are engaging the transverse abdominals- which is what you want!). 
 
Once my separation was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By LeelasMama
You can bring it back together- how many fingers...

You can bring it back together- how many fingers width are they separated? I had my baby 7 months ago and I originally had a whole hand width post pregnancy which has closed to barely a fingertip...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-24-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By LeelasMama
My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched,...

My tear didn't heal right. It was stitched, horribly. I'm having surgery in 2 weeks to correct it. I had a second degree tear, and it healed badly- the perineum was not stitched up all the way (it's...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By LeelasMama
 Is it possible??   My placenta has been in...

 Is it possible??
 
My placenta has been in my freezer for 7 months. My daughter passed meconium (not a lot) and the placenta was eviscerated at birth due to manual removal. It also was...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   05-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By LeelasMama
No real helpful advice other than I feel your...

No real helpful advice other than I feel your pain.... I had a second degree tear that healed horribly and I just don't have sex anymore. I'm having corrective surgery. I do think it would be easier...
Forum: Doulas   05-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By LeelasMama
the midwife wasn't checking heart tones- she had...

the midwife wasn't checking heart tones- she had her apprentice checking heart tones about every 45 minutes-hour though. They paid her 2500, which is a discounted rate from her usual rate.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By LeelasMama
I did talk to the OB, and she was lying. I have...

I did talk to the OB, and she was lying. I have part of it on video, and 2 accounts of what happened from a nurse and my midwife- and what they said compared to what she said (to cover her ass) do...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By LeelasMama
I'm curious what the norm is regarding how...

I'm curious what the norm is regarding how "hands-on" midwives are during labor. Both my midwife and the one at the birth I just went to were VERY hands off- literally just were in the room, taking...
Forum: Doulas   05-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By LeelasMama
^the midwife was on her laptop!!! she had some...

^the midwife was on her laptop!!! she had some type of charting software and was putting in data most of the time she was there.... who knows, she was VERY hands off! That's what my friend and her...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By LeelasMama
Just wondering. i'm starting MW school in a...

Just wondering. i'm starting MW school in a month and my graduation coincides with when we're planning on having our next baby (3 years), do (homebirth) midwives hire other midwives to attend their...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By LeelasMama
Alenushka- I think it sounds kind of...

Alenushka- I think it sounds kind of condescending that you're asking me if i've ever heard of gratitude practice. Of course I am grateful for the 3 lovely friends that stopped by and for my mother...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By LeelasMama
I re-wrote this at 27 weeks postpartum. My...

I re-wrote this at 27 weeks postpartum. My original birth story I asked to be deleted because it was so horrible, this is the new one. It's 4,000 words or so long, but I gained a lot of wisdom the...
Forum: Doulas   05-07-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By LeelasMama
I posted before about my friend who I am serving...

I posted before about my friend who I am serving as a doula for who was unsure on whether or not she wanted her partner there, because she wasn't sure that he would be supportive and they had had a...
Forum: Midwives   04-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By LeelasMama
This is the school I'm pretty much decided to go...

This is the school I'm pretty much decided to go to. I'm taking the heart and hands coursework in San Rafael this summer, and will probably sign up (the $ goes towards tuition) after that. I'm sure...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By LeelasMama
update again: we're not going with the GYN that...

update again: we're not going with the GYN that I thought we were going to.... issues with insurance and she won't do it any way but under general anesthesia and there's no need for general. 
 
so...
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By LeelasMama
I have Anthem BCBS California as well- and got...

I have Anthem BCBS California as well- and got back $2750 of a $5000 midwife bill. My midwife is not a CNM, and all the midwives in my area charge between 3500-5000. I spent many hours on the phone...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By LeelasMama
Just wanted to update. I finally found a...

Just wanted to update. I finally found a gynecologist who will do the surgery to repair the improperly healed tear repair. I went to SO MANY GYN appts in the town i live (saw 2 different ones) and...
Forum: Doulas   04-14-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By LeelasMama
It's not technically a dual relationship... of...

It's not technically a dual relationship... of course I am serving as the role of doula-- because I'm a trained labor assistant- but I've been her friend for years and she wants me to be there to...
Forum: Doulas   04-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By LeelasMama
thanks for the insight :)   I asked a very...

thanks for the insight :)
 
I asked a very experienced doula in town what she thought of starting to work uncertified and her words were that it doesn't matter and passion/self-motivation to...
Forum: Doulas   04-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By LeelasMama
I have a friend I am serving as a doula for her...

I have a friend I am serving as a doula for her birth in one month- and she is having difficulties with her relationship. Mostly, she is feeling completely unsupported, and the guy is giving her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,372
Posted By LeelasMama
on my effing back against my will with my feet...

on my effing back against my will with my feet in the air and my pubic bone curled up towards my face. I believe the yoga pose is "happy baby pose". I'm a student midwife and doula and I KNOW this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By LeelasMama
^^ that sounds like me. My water broke first-...

^^ that sounds like me. My water broke first- there was no cushion so contractions hurt SO bad, she was anterior the whole end of my pregnancy but then she rotated and was posterior for labor, and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By LeelasMama
I'm just wondering if anyone else experienced...

I'm just wondering if anyone else experienced what I did.
 
I was fully dilated (9 with a lip) for somewhere between 6-8 hours before I finally pushed my baby out. It was PURE torture, because my...
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