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Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By S.Elise
I listened to my hyponobabies CDs every night...

I listened to my hyponobabies CDs every night before bed, not because I thought hypnosis would take the pain away (for me, it does not) but because of the subtle suggestions that my birth would go...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,640
Posted By S.Elise
I don't see hippie as being a derogatory term at...

I don't see hippie as being a derogatory term at all, but I do resent any implication that my decision to homebirth was based on any sort of "lifestyle".

That's because my decision was based on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-07-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,188
Posted By S.Elise
The Big Push just emailed this out: ...

The Big Push just emailed this out:

International Expert Calls Study Deeply Flawed
and Politically Motivated


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2010) – As New York and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-02-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By S.Elise
You may know this already, but in the NY MMA...

You may know this already, but in the NY MMA effort, we learned that making appointments to visit our legislators was incredibly effective. Something about people actually taking the time to make an...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By S.Elise
I just heard that the Midwifery Modernization...

I just heard that the Midwifery Modernization Act passed the Senate today! I am so inspired that due to the calling/emailing/visiting our elected reps over the last few months, we actually got this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-22-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By S.Elise
I had a walking epidural, but it was at a...

I had a walking epidural, but it was at a hospial outside the US.

In the US, even if you were physically able to walk due to liability concerns you are not permitted to. I also heard that we use...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By S.Elise
I think joining Park Slope Parents will be well...

I think joining Park Slope Parents will be well worth the $25 dollar fee. The best thing to do is just to do a post on either the classified or main board describing your issue. I have had...
Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By S.Elise
I sympathize with your thoughts here...that if...

I sympathize with your thoughts here...that if we could design a perfect hospital that employs all the evidence-based practices we know foster natural labor (dark lighting, privacy, freedom of...
Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By S.Elise
I definitely think you need to lead off with the...

I definitely think you need to lead off with the research on the safety of HB and the fact that in many other developed countries with lower mortality rates than North America, HB is common.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-15-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By S.Elise
Hi all, I am preparing to go back to work...

Hi all,

I am preparing to go back to work after my second maternity loeave (my son is now just over 5 months) and I am weaning him slowly onto formula. I can't pump...it just does not work for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By S.Elise
I did both Hypnobirthing and Hyponobabies (one...

I did both Hypnobirthing and Hyponobabies (one during each pregnancy) and found both very helpful in their own way. However, neither took the pain away. Both did a great job of helping me keep calm...
Forum: Homebirth   06-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By S.Elise
These may be a bit controversial, but the ones...

These may be a bit controversial, but the ones that ended up helping me the most were:

"I don't have to like it, I just have to do it"

and

"I can do it. It is going to hurt, but I can do...
Forum: Homebirth   06-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By S.Elise
You CAN do it. Some people need to believe...

You CAN do it. Some people need to believe things that are contrary to evidence and reason because it validates their own experiences...most of the things people are saying to you aren't about you...
Forum: Homebirth   06-06-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By S.Elise
As many of you know, the closure of St....

As many of you know, the closure of St. Vincent's hospital was quite a blow to NYC women's birthing options. Not only were the practices of many hospital-based midwives left without a facility, but...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-06-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By S.Elise
As many of you know, the closure of St....

As many of you know, the closure of St. Vincent's hospital was quite a blow to NYC women's birthing options. Not only were the practices of many hospital-based midwives left without a facility, but...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-21-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By S.Elise
I second Westfield. You might also check out...

I second Westfield. You might also check out Metuchen. It is super close to your husband's office, has a downtown area, and is walking distance to the commuter rail to New Brunswick, Princeton, or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By S.Elise
Hi all, I want to get my Canadian friend...

Hi all,

I want to get my Canadian friend (who I hope isn't reading this but probably ishttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif some nice, crunchy pregnancy and birth...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By S.Elise
Here's the latest dispatch on what you can do...

Here's the latest dispatch on what you can do save legal NYC homebirth in the wake of the St. Vincent's closure.


ACTION ALERT- Part Two
The Midwifery Modernization Act needs you!


Action...
Forum: Homebirth   04-29-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By S.Elise
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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-29-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By S.Elise
As a recent NYC HB mom, I am extremely...

As a recent NYC HB mom, I am extremely distressed by the news, and I have to say that I don't totally understand how it will impact the practices of NYC's HB midwives. Will it just mean that those...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By S.Elise
Sorry, just wanted to add on rentals. I highly...

Sorry, just wanted to add on rentals. I highly recommend looking on Craigslist, and I recommend starting to look at listings online about three months before moving to get to know the market, but...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-24-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By S.Elise
Welcome to NYC! You have gotten some excellent...

Welcome to NYC! You have gotten some excellent tips, but I just wanted to say that in general, I think this is the best place in the world to have kids...you just have to get used to it.

For me,...
Forum: Homebirth   04-21-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By S.Elise
I think the same way as you do, so before my HB...

I think the same way as you do, so before my HB I had to keep reminding myself that by doing what I was doing, I was doing better than just preparing for the worst -- I was minimizing the chances...
Forum: Homebirth   04-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,784
Posted By S.Elise
Quote: Originally Posted by Mariposa40...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariposa40 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14999966)
but somehow knowing ahead of time that I...
Forum: Homebirth   04-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By S.Elise
With my first birth, I was in another country...

With my first birth, I was in another country where they don't routinely test for GBS, so I probably had it then and did nothing and everything was fine! I was in a birth center and was planning a...
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