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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Call the homebirth midwives and ask about...

Call the homebirth midwives and ask about insurance coverage. I know they're working on it and have made some progress in the last year or so. Another option to consider is Dr. Morton and Magee at...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By FootprintsDoula
As a doula, I've attended a few good births at...

As a doula, I've attended a few good births at Windham.  The midwives are great, and having the option of laboring in the tub is nice too :)  Stephanie Welch is the midwife that I'd recommend.  Hope...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By FootprintsDoula
I know of a few doulas in CT who rent them....

I know of a few doulas in CT who rent them.  Sera Giambattista (mw apprentice) is in Northeastern CT and I believe she rents them.  Maybe contact some of your local doulas/midwives to ask?
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-27-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,688
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Middlesex isn't too far from New Haven and...

Middlesex isn't too far from New Haven and allows waterbirth (I believe you rent/purchase your own tub and bring it).
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Dr. Morton and Dr. Magee at Memorial are...

Dr. Morton and Dr. Magee at Memorial are amazing--and they practice very much like midwives.  As a doula, I've worked with them for a few births, and my best friend had her baby with Morton.  They...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-01-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By FootprintsDoula
There is also one in RI!...

There is also one in RI!  https://www.facebook.com/events/212409328912815/
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Just wanted to share info about this year's...

Just wanted to share info about this year's event, taking place at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.  It is family-friendly and will include a maternity fair!
Here's the link to our facebook page:...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Not sure how far this is from you, but here you...

Not sure how far this is from you, but here you go!
 
Dr. VanderVennett in Ansonia- Griffin Hospital.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Will ask my doula friends out that way to see if...

Will ask my doula friends out that way to see if anyone has a recommendation!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-12-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Awesome!  Glad to hear you are feeling...

Awesome!  Glad to hear you are feeling comfortable with your birth place/care provider.  That is truly the biggest thing that can lead to a successful or unsuccessful VBAC :-)  I wish you well!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-06-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Welcome!  I'm right on the Canterbury/Brooklyn...

Welcome!  I'm right on the Canterbury/Brooklyn line.  There are a couple of Montessori schools that aren't too far (Mansfield and Norwich), but there really aren't any Waldorf programs that I know...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Dr. Simpson or Dr. Watson at L&M will support...

Dr. Simpson or Dr. Watson at L&M will support VBAC.  I'm not sure which provider(s) at Backus do, but could find out for you.  Do you have a preference of which hospital to birth at?  I've heard...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-06-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Just wanted to wish you good luck!  I finished...

Just wanted to wish you good luck!  I finished my DONA certification at the beginning of this year--it felt so good to send in that packet :) Are you listed on doulamatch.net?  I've gotten a few...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By FootprintsDoula
If you feel like taking a ride down to RI,...

If you feel like taking a ride down to RI, there's always Bellani Maternity. http://www.bellanimaternity.com/
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-21-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Congratulations!  I've heard wonderful things...

Congratulations!  I've heard wonderful things about Memorial from mamas who have birthed there and doulas who have attended births there.  I would recommend having an extra labor support person...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-23-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By FootprintsDoula
I love Niantic.  The Book Barn and Children's...

I love Niantic.  The Book Barn and Children's Museum are a frequent trip for us and it's so nice that it's close to the beach too--what makes you want to leave there?  Honestly, you're not going to...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-02-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Carpooling from CT--can't wait to see this! :)

Carpooling from CT--can't wait to see this! :)
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-21-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,556
Posted By FootprintsDoula
I will be the doula at a birth at the...

I will be the doula at a birth at the Alternative Birthing Center at W&I in July.  I'm also wondering what to expect since I haven't done a birth there yet.  Is there really only 1 room?  What...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By FootprintsDoula
I know Brandy in person also--she is awesome! :)

I know Brandy in person also--she is awesome! :)
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-24-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By FootprintsDoula
There are a few doulas working toward...

There are a few doulas working toward certification in that area but I don't have their info.  $850-900 is the going rate for a certified doula in that area.  Laurie could definitely point you...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Nancy Farr.  her FB page has her contact info. ...

Nancy Farr.  her FB page has her contact info.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwifery-Care-Nancy-Farr/54414608116?fref=ts
 
Possibly Birth & Beyond in Madison, although I'm not sure if they do...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Laurie Sweet!  :)  http://yoursweetbirth.com/ 

Laurie Sweet!  :)  http://yoursweetbirth.com/ 
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By FootprintsDoula
I live about 40 minutes north of New London, but...

I live about 40 minutes north of New London, but I've lived in Eastern CT most of my life and am familiar with the area.  Just wondering what your circumstances are--will you be looking to buy a...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By FootprintsDoula
There is also Bean Tree Baby--they are located...

There is also Bean Tree Baby--they are located in CT and have an online store, I believe they have a diaper swap coming up in New Britain.  http://beantreebaby.com/  Not sure how far away you are...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By FootprintsDoula
Bumping...this is pretty close to RI too if any...

Bumping...this is pretty close to RI too if any Rhode Island mamas want to join us!
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