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Forum: Birth Professionals   10-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By sevenkids
When the battery gets low, the sound quality...

When the battery gets low, the sound quality lowers as well, but with a fresh battery the sound is fine, to me anyway. I make sure the volume is on the lowest setting before placing it on mama's...
Forum: Birth Professionals   10-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By sevenkids
I have a Sonotrax waterproof and it works just...

I have a Sonotrax waterproof and it works just fine. I paid $125 for it. No complaints!
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By sevenkids
Personally, I have no use for Frye I, and didn't...

Personally, I have no use for Frye I, and didn't even bother buying II. I didn't have much use for Varney's either. I put Frye I away after the first week and stuck to Myles and Ambulatory...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-18-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By sevenkids
My fetoscope hasn't been touched in ages, can't...

My fetoscope hasn't been touched in ages, can't hear a dang thing with it, but my ash-wood Pinard? Ahhhhhhh! I LOVE that thing! Even with my hearing issues I can hear/feel the FHT by 20 weeks no...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By sevenkids
No, Medicaid, at least in Fl, is not billed a...

No, Medicaid, at least in Fl, is not billed a global fee. For example, if I bill Medicaid for a birth, the prenatals are EACH billed seperately, the birth fee is seperate, the immediate PP care is...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By sevenkids
At least, Medicaid here does pay for home VBAC,...

At least, Medicaid here does pay for home VBAC, and quite a few of my clients are VBACs. And I'm expecting that number to increase along with the rising c-section rates. If we could just get the...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By sevenkids
Once the cord is cut, the OB is no longer...

Once the cord is cut, the OB is no longer responsable or liable for the baby, the neonatal staff is.
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By sevenkids
What mwherbs said, there's more money to be made...

What mwherbs said, there's more money to be made from a c-section, besides dr fees. Hospital stay, anesthesia, OR staff, pain meds, nursing care, newborn exams and nursery stay, potentially the NICU...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By sevenkids
it won't make any difference, except to perhaps...

it won't make any difference, except to perhaps INCREASE the c-section rates. Fl medicaid pays the same for c-sections and vaginal births, and our c-section rates are pathetic.
Forum: Homebirth   08-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By sevenkids
Well, knock me over with a feather.....

Well, knock me over with a feather.....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By sevenkids
Quote: Originally Posted by kimiij...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimiij http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14220135)
How do you tell the difference? What if she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By sevenkids
Ok, to clarify as well, since my knee-jerk...

Ok, to clarify as well, since my knee-jerk reaction was "good god, no!".

I would not automatically refuse them care based on having a previous UC. I do want to know why they want care this time...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By sevenkids
Good god, no.

Good god, no.
Forum: Homebirth   08-08-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,353
Posted By sevenkids
Some of the reasons my clients choose birth...

Some of the reasons my clients choose birth center over home birth are, for one, definately cultural. We're used to packing a bag and going somewhere to have a baby. The idea of staying at home is...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By sevenkids
I do the complete exam before I leave the...

I do the complete exam before I leave the family. It's usually the last thing I do before leaving. I listen to heart and lungs while baby is in arms and nursing, and usually wait until baby is...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-30-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By sevenkids
Quote: Originally Posted by MsBlack...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsBlack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14161895)
sevenkids--

I would never send anyone for...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-28-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By sevenkids
I think the real danger is relying ONLY on U/S...

I think the real danger is relying ONLY on U/S for weight estimates, or placing too much emphasis on weight estimates. MOST ladies who transfer care to me after seeing an OB tell me the Drs never...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By sevenkids
Maybe it's the tech I'm sending my clients to,...

Maybe it's the tech I'm sending my clients to, but they've been pretty much spot on lately, within a few ounces either way.

But I have certainly seen some really, REALLY off weight estimates over...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-11-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By sevenkids
or maybe I just don't remember much of those 3...

or maybe I just don't remember much of those 3 years because I NEVER SLEPT!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-11-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By sevenkids
3 years is not long at all. My apprenticeship...

3 years is not long at all. My apprenticeship was three years, and I attended almost 200 births between 4 preceptors, and I STILL felt like it was too short.
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-11-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By sevenkids
Quote: Which makes traditional belly binding...

Quote:
Which makes traditional belly binding seem like a sensible development--tho now I'm curious about which cultures use this 'traditionally' and how far back it goes (that is, is it a more...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By sevenkids
Well, sounds to me like the baby didn't fit,...

Well, sounds to me like the baby didn't fit, probably due to the asynclitism. You said there was a lot of effort into rotating the baby to anterior, maybe this kid needed to be posterior to fit into...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By sevenkids
There's a lot of debate about what is the best...

There's a lot of debate about what is the best way to heal a diastasis, even among personal trainers and fitness pros. Some recommend wearing support during excercise, some advise no support, some...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By sevenkids
I'm a Midwife. I'm a big fan of support belts,...

I'm a Midwife.
I'm a big fan of support belts, especially for multips. If a mom already has a diastasis recti, she's probably going to be more comfortable with support than without, but all day,...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-08-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By sevenkids
Quote: Originally Posted by Surfacing...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surfacing http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13520314)
Sounds like this divorce feels just right...
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