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Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bella Luna
If casual is OK, try Birkenstock-style sandals....

If casual is OK, try Birkenstock-style sandals. I lived in them for the last couple of months each time. I liked being able to adjust the buckles as my feet got larger.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bella Luna
As far as becoming a midwife, the laws here are...

As far as becoming a midwife, the laws here are very midwifery un-friendly, sadly. CPMs are illegal, though threre is a push going on to change that. Best case scenario at this point is a licensing...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-29-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Bella Luna
First, a very basic question: do you plan to...

First, a very basic question: do you plan to return to Germany after your midwifery education? I ask because you will not be able to obtain a student visa unless you intend to leave the US after...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-16-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bella Luna
Don't worry, others are on the same journey. I...

Don't worry, others are on the same journey. I have a law degree. I work for a computer company on contracts. Right now I'm working and in an evening/weekend nursing program. By the time I get to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-16-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,983
Posted By Bella Luna
Yes, I agree that the CNM route is longer...

Yes, I agree that the CNM route is longer overall, unless you already have some college credits in prerequisite courses or a prior degree. For information on an associates degree in nursing, try...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,983
Posted By Bella Luna
I'm a long way from actually being a midwife,...

I'm a long way from actually being a midwife, but I'm on the CNM path and ultimately desire to serve homebirthing families. You can start with an associate's degree in nursing, and there are several...
Forum: Europe   01-11-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, Try this page for a list of online...

Hi,

Try this page for a list of online shops in Switzerland that may have woven wraps:

http://www.zugeknotet.ch/index.php?o...&id=6&Itemid=5...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-15-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Bella Luna
Thanks for your reply, DSA is on the list for...

Thanks for your reply, DSA is on the list for sure. If anyone has middle schoolers and has reviews, that would be great! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   12-15-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for...

Hi,

I'm looking for recommendations for middle schools in Durham. My daughter is at Central Park right now, and we're looking for a good fit for next year. Private schools aren't possible with...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Bella Luna
There is a midwife in Tennessee who serves the...

There is a midwife in Tennessee who serves the Asheville area. She has gotten good reviews in some past threads here at MDC.

Tri-State Homebirth Service
805 Quail Ridge Ct
Elizabethton, TN...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-10-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,210
Posted By Bella Luna
Quote: Originally Posted by Maiasaura...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maiasaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13893144)
i can choose evening or day, when it's time...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,210
Posted By Bella Luna
I just found that I was accepted for the evening...

I just found that I was accepted for the evening nursing program, starting this fall. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
This is the first step on the road to midwifery...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-04-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, My daughter was born there in 1998 in...

Hi,

My daughter was born there in 1998 in the tub. Although my boys were born at home, I still go to them for well woman care.

This recent thread has feedback as well:...
Forum: Europe   05-19-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, Sorry I don't have any personal...

Hi,

Sorry I don't have any personal recommendations, but there is a Yahoo group named Expat Moms in Switzerland that may be able to help you. The moderator is a MDC mama named Carmen, and she's a...
Forum: Europe   04-30-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, I don't live in Switzerland, but my...

Hi,

I don't live in Switzerland, but my husband is Swiss. His family all live in the Basel and Zuerich areas, so unfortunately I don't have any personal recommendations.

However, on the Swiss...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-16-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By Bella Luna
Hi, Dr. Henry Dorn is the OB in High Point...

Hi,

Dr. Henry Dorn is the OB in High Point who supports midwifery.

http://www.drdorn.com/index.php
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Bella Luna
Oh, good, I'm glad that was it! I typed SPD...

Oh, good, I'm glad that was it!

I typed SPD into the Forum Search box. A lot of times searching the forums doesn't work for me, but I had been looking for information on this topic recently for a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-03-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Bella Luna
Maybe this is the thread you are looking for? It...

Maybe this is the thread you are looking for? It references a book that could be helpful.

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ic+instability...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-29-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Bella Luna
Here's the contact information for the midwives'...

Here's the contact information for the midwives' professional organization; hopefully they can help you find a local midwife.

Federation of Finnish Midwives
P.O. Box 100
FIN-00060 Tehy Helsinki...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   09-12-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Bella Luna
Quote: Originally Posted by Gunter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12149609)
guess i am going to get my babe a birth...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-06-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Bella Luna
Quote: Originally Posted by NC EcoMaMa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NC EcoMaMa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11870205)
How old is your daughter? I know a few...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-05-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Bella Luna
I'm looking for recommendations for a good place...

I'm looking for recommendations for a good place to take my daughter to have her ears pierced. I've read on other threads here that it is better to go to a place where a needle is used, but also...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-05-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,580
Posted By Bella Luna
I really wish we had stuck with the OPOL as we...

I really wish we had stuck with the OPOL as we had planned. DH felt that our daughter lost interest in learning German when she realized that he was the only one around who was able to understand...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-04-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,187
Posted By Bella Luna
My kids are Swiss-American; we have boys named...

My kids are Swiss-American; we have boys named Benjamin and Tobias.
Andreas and Matthias were on the list too. I like Wolfgang a lot, but I think it sounds better with the German pronunciation.
I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-29-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By Bella Luna
I'd be happy to join the virtual meeting online,...

I'd be happy to join the virtual meeting online, but Garner is a bit far for me too right now. Will someone please PM me about the Durham/CH informal group? Thanks!...
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