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Forum: Midwives   11-19-2012, 03:33 PM
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Posted By completebeginnings
I am in a similar boat. My first year I did 6...

I am in a similar boat. My first year I did 6 births my second year I expect to do many more. Facebook etc. is huge. Offering childbirth classes or connecting with childbirth educators for...
Forum: Midwives   11-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By completebeginnings
Birth experience is never pointless. I would...

Birth experience is never pointless. I would train with her to become a skilled midwife then travel and attend the birth necessary to sit for the NARM exam if that is important to you. Most...
Forum: Midwives   03-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By completebeginnings
I am a Utah midwife and would be happy to answer...

I am a Utah midwife and would be happy to answer your questions. My dh is an attorney so we have poured over the legislation in depth. PM me I you would like.
Forum: Midwives   03-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By completebeginnings
I did and I passed. Study ideas: I did PEP so...

I did and I passed. Study ideas: I did PEP so earlier in my education I printed out the CIB and did an outline with info from all of my books on every topic on there. I ended up with a huge...
Forum: Midwives   03-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By completebeginnings
It may just be how your midwife is. I know...

It may just be how your midwife is. I know several wonderful midwives who are just plain disorganized and difficult to get a hold of. I would bring it up at your next prenatal again. I try to get...
Forum: Midwives   01-18-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,576
Posted By completebeginnings
http://www.facebook.com/groups/BirthProfessionals...

http://www.facebook.com/groups/BirthProfessionals/ is a very active group. I have moved almost completely over there. It has almost 2500 members. Birth professionals of all types but great...
Forum: Midwives   09-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By completebeginnings
DEM can try to bill insurance using a company...

DEM can try to bill insurance using a company like Midwifery Billing. And some midwives get reimbursed. Some midwives do the genetic screen but most refer to a doctor or the health department...
Forum: Midwives   09-23-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By completebeginnings
Yes you need a business license. I would contact...

Yes you need a business license. I would contact the town you are in about that. You will need to set up things with vital records so you can do birth certificates. Other than that nothing is...
Forum: Midwives   09-22-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By completebeginnings
I think a bunch of students for Midwifery...

I think a bunch of students for Midwifery College of Utah had one last year. Not sure if they are doing it again. I would be willing to be in/start one and I know a couple of other people who might...
Forum: Midwives   09-16-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By completebeginnings
I am in the same boat as you taking the test in...

I am in the same boat as you taking the test in February so I can't tell you that what I am planning will work but I plan on really rereading and outlining Heart and Hands. I hear over and over...
Forum: Midwives   09-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By completebeginnings
I worked as a doula and cbe while my dh was in...

I worked as a doula and cbe while my dh was in law school and we had 2 children. I attended 2-4 births a months and taught 2 nights a week. It can be done you just have to find a good support...
Forum: Midwives   09-16-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By completebeginnings
I don't believe in it prior to labor unless as...

I don't believe in it prior to labor unless as Erika posted a woman has some real concerns that can easily be explained and reassured but I do use it occasionally during labor when there is a stall...
Forum: Midwives   09-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,212
Posted By completebeginnings
There is thread after thread about AAMI and all...

There is thread after thread about AAMI and all of the pros and cons in the archives. Tons!!! I would suggest you check those out I don't think we need to rehash it. I think the main criticisms of...
Forum: Midwives   08-22-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By completebeginnings
I had a baby smack in the middle of my busy...

I had a baby smack in the middle of my busy apprenticeship. The pregnancy was awful but the birth was heavenly (and he was even posterior with a nuchal hand). You will be fine just make sure you...
Forum: Midwives   08-16-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By completebeginnings
I enjoy having multiple books open to compare...

I enjoy having multiple books open to compare the same subject by different authors. It would be nice to have it on my phone so that I could have the info readily available while doing in home...
Forum: Midwives   08-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,853
Posted By completebeginnings
No neither midwife have any issues with a post...

No neither midwife have any issues with a post dates mom that is what I find so interesting. It really seems to be a local thing but the midwife that uses the 5 week formula is quick to blame any...
Forum: Midwives   08-13-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,853
Posted By completebeginnings
Besides my own practice I still work with two of...

Besides my own practice I still work with two of my preceptors. One of them is a master herbalist and has all of her clients take a labor prep herb starting at 35 weeks. It contains red raspberry,...
Forum: Midwives   08-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By completebeginnings
Yes there are a few areas that I am aware of and...

Yes there are a few areas that I am aware of and there may be more. Those areas are Kanab, Moab, Monticello and farming areas around Park City. Also Mesquite Nevada and Page Arizona.
Forum: Midwives   08-08-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By completebeginnings
Utah has a high homebirth rate. In some areas as...

Utah has a high homebirth rate. In some areas as high at 10%. That said many people who choose to birth at home here choose it for money reasons. So different from where I worked before in Colorado....
Forum: Midwives   08-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By completebeginnings
I live in Utah. It is a good state for...

I live in Utah. It is a good state for midwifery. The laws are great and lots of babies being born. That said there are a lot of hb midwives in Utah and Midwifery College of Utah brings in many...
Forum: Midwives   08-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By completebeginnings
Doppler asap. I know they are expensive. I got a...

Doppler asap. I know they are expensive. I got a Nicolette off of cragslist for $70 bucks early on. Manual BP cuff. Doula type stuff(which you already should have). I put off instruments and oxygen...
Forum: Midwives   08-01-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By completebeginnings
Thanks guys. It has been an awkward transition...

Thanks guys. It has been an awkward transition but I am making the most of it. Still attending lots of births with other midwives.
Forum: Learning at School   07-28-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By completebeginnings
Thank you for all of the answers. I have decided...

Thank you for all of the answers. I have decided to place him in first grade. I know his teacher very well. She actually baby sat me as a child and lives in my community(kids are bussed 20 miles...
Forum: Learning at School   07-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By completebeginnings
I have homeschooled my children 8,6,4,2. This...

I have homeschooled my children 8,6,4,2. This year life was too hectic with my work as a midwife so I am going to send my oldest two to school this fall. I am not concerned about you 8 yo at all but...
Forum: Midwives   07-15-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,756
Posted By completebeginnings
I agree that most lay midwives/ CPM's need more...

I agree that most lay midwives/ CPM's need more traditional education. That said I am a traditional midwife and will be a CPM through the PEP route.  I think there needs to be a balance. I think...
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