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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-09-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By dlm194
Yes, like April said, they can draw blood in the...

Yes, like April said, they can draw blood in the office.  Everyone there (including Linda, their office manager) can draw blood which gets picked up by a lab.  That means even the diabetes testing...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-01-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By dlm194
If you have Tricare, go with Pam and Louise! ...

If you have Tricare, go with Pam and Louise!  :)  I had a really great birth with them - an unmedicated VBAC.  My first birth was with a much more medicalized midwifery group (the midwife who...
Forum: VBAC   07-30-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,093
Posted By dlm194
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357423/hospital-vbac-vs-birthing-center-vbac/60#post_17060241)
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Forum: VBAC   07-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By dlm194
Good luck!  Come back and update us!!!  :)  :) 

Good luck!  Come back and update us!!!  :)  :) 
Forum: VBAC   07-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,093
Posted By dlm194
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357423/hospital-vbac-vs-birthing-center-vbac/60#post_17060050)

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Forum: VBAC   07-29-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,093
Posted By dlm194
Unfortunately, there is no perfect choice for a...

Unfortunately, there is no perfect choice for a woman with a scarred uterus.  There are risks no matter what your choice is.  The question is what risks are you most comfortable with.  Research...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By dlm194
I could personally care less how you birth but...

I could personally care less how you birth but I've had 2 c-sections.  I never felt pain during the actual procedure so being asleep isn't going to help you.  However, when you wake up, there is a...
Forum: VBAC   06-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By dlm194
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ania0214 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355862/vba2c-or-elective-c-section#post_17025981)

Thank you...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-19-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By dlm194
I had to giggle at the idea of midwifery as a...

I had to giggle at the idea of midwifery as a sort of fad since the profession of midwifery is about as old as the human race.  ;)  However, I understand your concern.  My first c-section was with a...
Forum: VBAC   04-14-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By dlm194
Different studies have different outcomes so it...

Different studies have different outcomes so it depends on the study you look at and the "risk" you are willing to take. 
 
Here...
Forum: VBAC   04-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By dlm194
There is an ICAN group IN Knoxville.  I don't...

There is an ICAN group IN Knoxville.  I don't think 40 miles is unreasonable for travel.  Have you ever made contact with the ICAN leader in Knoxville?  If she is the nearest chapter, women probably...
Forum: VBAC   04-11-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By dlm194
Does your local ICAN group know you?  lol   Many...

Does your local ICAN group know you?  lol   Many women near me travel an hour or more for a VBAC, especially a low intervention VBAC.  :)
 
I live in an area where many woman are more than happy...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By dlm194
Dr Judy Banks at Morristown has done med free...

Dr Judy Banks at Morristown has done med free twin births and VBAC twins births. I know with the VBAC (I assume this is because mom never had a vaginal birth), baby A had to be head down.  Dr...
Forum: VBAC   03-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By dlm194
The Midwifery Care midwives do operate very...

The Midwifery Care midwives do operate very independently.  You have to have an appointment with the hospital perinatologist to go over risk factors but that's about it.  The back up doctors are the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-09-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By dlm194
I know this isn't terribly close but there is a...

I know this isn't terribly close but there is a clinic at Capital Health in Hopewell which is staffed by midwives and doctors.  I know they accept Medicaid and the hospital is a good place to plan a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By dlm194
Add me to the "I love Bucks County" camp.  :)  I...

Add me to the "I love Bucks County" camp.  :)  I grew up there and still love it.  I move before I got married/had kids so I can't answer a lot of your questions but we visit there all the time and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By dlm194
Definitely try them!  But call next Tuesday when...

Definitely try them!  But call next Tuesday when they have office hours - they can fill up fast!  Hopefully it's not an issue to get a referral.  I can't deal with referrals and all that so I use...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By dlm194
lol, yes, I know all about Tricare!  You do need...

lol, yes, I know all about Tricare!  You do need a CNM.  If you are within an hour or so of Trenton, try giving Pam and Louise a call.  They accept Tricare but I don't know about US Family Health...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By dlm194
I've met and talked to both about VBACs.  I...

I've met and talked to both about VBACs.  I think they are both great and both supportive of VBACs.  I'd suggest making an appointment with each of them for a consult - see who you click with. ...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dlm194
I don't know a ton about VBA2C in your are but...

I don't know a ton about VBA2C in your are but have you contacted ICAN?  I'd suggest contacting ICAN of SE PA and ICAN of Camden County.  I'm sure this questions has been asked before!  If you want...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-13-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By dlm194
Does it have to be a CNM?  I think there are...

Does it have to be a CNM?  I think there are only a few CNMs in the state who attend homebirths.  Most are CPMs.  :)
Forum: VBAC   10-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By dlm194
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by seili http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   10-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By dlm194
*SIGH*  Again, all of your posting are newer...

*SIGH*  Again, all of your posting are newer posters.  I can't make you "feel" the way that mothering once was.  You could get support for necessary c-sections but talking not about the virtues of...
Forum: VBAC   10-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By dlm194
yeah wow. ...

yeah wow.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
It is a sad day at mothering.com.  Very sad.  I miss the old mothering.  Now i understand why so many people left.  :(
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-25-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By dlm194
My vision was -5.5 in one eye and -6 in the...

My vision was -5.5 in one eye and -6 in the other.  It actually improved after I pushed a baby out.  lol!
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