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[ - ] I am looking for a short childbirth prep class. DH and I have been reading many books on the topic and preparing a lot on our own, therefor a one-day or a private class with an RN would be ideal for us. Realbirth classes are not for us since they run for four sessions, as do Diana Sinkin's at 92nd street Y. I am planning on having an epidural, so a nurse would be the most helpful rather than a Doula. I've contacted Carolyn Migliore who was recommended on this site, as well as Mary Leonard. So far no replies. Any recommendations or ideas would be appreciated! Many thanks! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 05.23.08, 11:30 PM Flag
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You know realbirth has a weekend option, too, right? Sat. and Sun. and you're done. Dh and I took it - I learned things that I would not have had I not taken it, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:50 PM Flag
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^^^and I prepped a lot on my own, too. Besides, isn't it kind of a rite of passage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:59 PM Flag
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i just logged on. i also took a class from realbirth! really loved it bc they teach you to come up with your own coping methods and getting to know yourself personally on how you best deal with pain. op - they have a class for ppl who are decided on epidural, i also highly recommend! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 12:37 AM Flag
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Fern Drilling does one. I did it on the UES but I think she does it other places as well. It was 3 classes, 2 hours each one night a week and included some babycare and nursing info. Actually made a good friend there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 03:20 AM Flag
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Any contact info on Fern Drilling? Tried googling her, could not find her. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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Realbirth classes are great. If their schedules don't work for you, call them, explain your situation and ask if any of their teachers would do a private class for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 06:02 AM Flag
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DOn't most hospitals offer a 1day class on this? I'm pretty sure NYU Tisch (in Midtown did) and therefore pretty sure it's run by nurse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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Hi, OP here. Great ideas and advice - I will definitely try these options out. Thank you all so much!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 09:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone on? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:18 PM Flag
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yawn...me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] i can't tak e it . what do I do? please helpme. dh is such an asshole. abusinve, now there isn't even a filter in fron t of my aprents 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:00 PM Flag
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You can leave him. Will you have your parents' support? I left a bad marriage and having my mom's support was very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 02:55 AM Flag
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[ - ] Is there no one left here? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:59 PM Flag
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i am here, i am the one with the abusinve husband. can you help me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:59 PM Flag
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:( I can listen... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:06 PM Flag
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Pretty much no. The other site has been hopping, though. This is pretty pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 03:21 AM Flag
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what is the other site? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 04:07 AM Flag
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youbemoms.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 04:08 AM Flag
[ - ] my husband yelled at me in front of my parents. this is the last straw. I can't take itanymore. I think I need to start thinking divorce 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:56 PM Flag
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please someone answer me. what do I do. ihave a 3 month old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:58 PM Flag
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Can you take the baby and go stay with your parents? If your dh is abusing you, physically or emotionally, you need to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:06 PM Flag
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depends on the kind of yelling - if he called you a c--t, for e.g., maybe you should think of leaving for the day and leaving him along to tend w/ the db (assuming he's emotionally stable enough to do so?). hoestly, having him take care of the baby on his own will make him respect you so much more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 03:05 AM Flag
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I don't think it "depends" on the kind of yelling or whether or not he called her names. A spouse should NEVER yell at his or her partner in front of other people (this includes your children). Now, a frustrated snap is different than a sustained beration, but neither is acceptable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 04:04 AM Flag
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More information please - what kind of yelling? Is he exhausted and being stupid, is this a significant change? Not that's its ever ok, but need to understand situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 03:59 AM Flag
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I seriously doubt this is the case, but you aren't oversensitive, are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 04:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Help me out with an actresses name! Lol...Something like Lieby Schleiby? Am I even close? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:24 PM Flag
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liev shchrieber [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:11 PM Flag
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leeleey sobiesky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:13 PM Flag
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np: that's who I was thinking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I am absolutely COVERED in mosquito bites. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:22 PM Flag
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are you fat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:43 PM Flag
[ - ] You ruined my fun :( 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Site Feedback 05.23.08, 10:15 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] This is unacceptable. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Site Feedback 05.23.08, 10:12 PM Flag
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what is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? A woman with whom i was really close, almost like sisters, dropped our friendship about 10 yrs ago. I tried with her occasionally after that. But when I called her on 9/11 and she didn't seem to give a shit, i stopped trying. It took a long time for me to get over it, but i finally did. Yesterday, I get an e-mail from her saying she wants our children to meet. WTF? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:59 PM Flag
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Maybe she has grown up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:04 PM Flag
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maybe. but is it really worth my opening up to her again to find out she hasn't? it took a very long time bf i got over it. she was like a sister ad best friend. she knew things about me no one else knew and she jsut retreated from my life. very hurtful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:09 PM Flag
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I get that totally and personally would have no time for her. But to some people it would be worthwhile to see if the lost connection can be repaired. Again not my thing, but make sure it isn't yours before you blow her off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:12 PM Flag
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such thoughtful advice. i appreciate it. for now, i think, i will just not do anything. see how i feel. if she really means it, i can contact her in a month or even six months and it shouldn't make a difference. if it does, then i have my answeras to whether it's worth it or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:16 PM Flag
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don't get sucked in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:10 PM Flag
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that just sort of hits the nail on the head. truth be told, i'm asking why now to UB instead of asking her. bc that is what keeps going thru my head. why are you writing ot me. and why now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:11 PM Flag
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Listen. Let go of the past. If you want her back in your life, open the door , if not close it. There may be all kinds of reasons why .... Who knows ? Some people need their space for whatever reason , it may not even be about you. The important thing is to live in the moment and then move on. Hope this helps. But the fact that it hurts shows you want to reconnect so just do it. You may be disappointed again but so what but at least you know and you did it for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.20.14, 04:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone ever heard of "losing" your fingerprints while pregnant? I've tried to have mine run 6 times by the FBI (long story), and none of the cards are readable. Someone mentioned to me that she 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:50 PM Flag
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sorry - lost het prints while pregnant and I might want to wait. Can't find anything online about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:50 PM Flag
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I was fingerprinted at the hospital prior to giving birth - no problems. *shrug* Tell us the FBI story... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Jamaican girl here, ask away. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.23.08, 09:46 PM Flag
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ok, why is my 7 mo throwing up 3 nights in a row? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:50 PM Flag
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Ha ha! Keep tryin', hon. My dd is only 4.5mo so I can't help you. Hope your weekend goes better... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:53 PM Flag
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No idea iam jamaican not a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:05 PM Flag
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we you beaten with a broom as a child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 10:11 PM Flag
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Are you really Jamaican or do you only play one on TV? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 04:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Jamaican girl here.....ask away. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:45 PM Flag
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