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Forum: California, Nevada   08-25-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Wittyone
Subbing, we have a 7 yo.....  

Subbing, we have a 7 yo.....
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By Wittyone
Our 7 yo homeschooled and until very recently a...

Our 7 yo homeschooled and until very recently a complete non-reader LOVES the Bob books (http://bobbooks.com/) I picked up at Costco this summer.  I thought the beginning ones might be insultingly...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Wittyone
There is also a free standing birth center in...

There is also a free standing birth center in Sacramento that you may want to look into if you are not exclusively looking for a homebirth -  http://www.sactobirth.com/
 
Forum: California, Nevada   10-23-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Wittyone
Welcome to Northern Ca!  Homeschooling is pretty...

Welcome to Northern Ca!  Homeschooling is pretty easy here - here's a link to the state homeschool association and they lay it all out pretty clearly http://www.hsc.org/home-page.html
Forum: Midwives   11-05-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By Wittyone
Did you have to take a comprehensive exam at the...

Did you have to take a comprehensive exam at the end of your program?  The books you have are good and I found that most of my prep time went to studying for comps.  Once I'd passed those I felt...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Wittyone
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Wittyone
Best microscope ever...completely durable, very...

Best microscope ever...completely durable, very simple to use and it WORKS!
 
www.magiscope.com (http://magiscope.com/index.htm)
 
We had this one when I was a kid, it was lent out to cousins...
Forum: Midwives   10-30-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Wittyone
I think the above poster had some good points...

I think the above poster had some good points for you.  The platelet level you stated is still *normal* so at this point I would do nothing.  I would want to recheck the level with the third...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Wittyone
Where on the website do you register?  I looked...

Where on the website do you register?  I looked around but didn't find anything obvious.  We just went last week and felt we did pretty well with the brick or treat pass and a free kids ticket - but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Wittyone
Oops, just re-read and saw she is postpartum. ...

Oops, just re-read and saw she is postpartum.  If breastfeeding she should avoid the benadryl as it can decrease milk supply, fine to use it in pregnancy though.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Wittyone
Homeopathic apis meliifica 5 tablets 3 times per...

Homeopathic apis meliifica 5 tablets 3 times per day and the soap someone mentioned above.  Between the two I actually knew a woman who was able to resolve her PUPPS before delivery, though...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-22-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By Wittyone
Our MFMs/perinates seem to recommend every 2-3...

Our MFMs/perinates seem to recommend every 2-3 weeks for mono/di to watch for TTTS from roughly 16-24ish weeks, then monthly growth sonos.  It IS a lot, especially if you are having to drive that...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-24-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By Wittyone
A couple of thoughts....   I worked as a...

A couple of thoughts....
 
I worked as a doula and birth assistant/RN prior to having a child, had my son in midwifery school and now practice as a midwife with one child.  He happened to be born...
Forum: Birth Professionals   05-20-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Wittyone
She could request a work up with a cardiologist...

She could request a work up with a cardiologist if she has not already had one.  It would be important to know whether her heart is structurally sound and functioning properly no matter which route...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Wittyone
My little guy is almost 5 - funny thing is he...

My little guy is almost 5 - funny thing is he just *started* buying into Santa and the Easter Bunny in the last year or so!  We never made much of them, but he's picked up on them and thinks they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Wittyone
I'd snuggle him up/accompany him as much as...

I'd snuggle him up/accompany him as much as reasonable at this point, especially if this is sort of new for him.  It seems like my son goes in and out of clingy days/weeks/months and they pass...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,976
Posted By Wittyone
When DS was 16 months we moved into a little...

When DS was 16 months we moved into a little house with a HUGE, fenced back yard.  There were 2 sliding doors plus lots of windows overlooking the yard and he played out there all.the.time on his...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By Wittyone
Oh, just another thought when I re-read your...

Oh, just another thought when I re-read your post about your last birth and the student midwife diving in but the midwife not touching the water...when I am working with an experienced student I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By Wittyone
Just chiming in to agree with what the other...

Just chiming in to agree with what the other posters have said - ask your midwife :)  In the practice I am with I do not have to run back and forth between the office and the hospital, if I am on...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,199
Posted By Wittyone
No buildup whatsoever....at 41+ weeks I felt...

No buildup whatsoever....at 41+ weeks I felt completely normal and like I might be pregnant for quite some time.  My water broke when I laid down to sleep one night, contractions began within the...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Wittyone
Do you know if Woodland Memorial is in your...

Do you know if Woodland Memorial is in your network?  At least one of their CNMs used to work at Sutter Davis.  I'm not certain that their midwives cover the hospital 24/7 but it may be worth...
Forum: Midwives   02-06-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By Wittyone
I am a CNM that also 1st assists for...

I am a CNM that also 1st assists for c-sections.  The midwives do at least 75% of the births in this hospital and our c-section rate is low.  When I trained for 1st assist I was a little...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Wittyone
there is an old saying that I share with most of...

there is an old saying that I share with most of my postpartum clients..."with the milk comes the tears"
yes, absolutely it should get better!  generally it passes in 1-2 weeks.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Wittyone
not exactly the same, but I did a lot of open...

not exactly the same, but I did a lot of open mouthed "ohhhhhhhh"-ing during my labor, lots of different pitches during the same contraction.  I felt like it really redirected some of the intensity...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,815
Posted By Wittyone
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