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user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting glowinthedark:</b>" Don't you have to be an RN to be a LC?"</blockquote>"</blockquote>




Nope

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
3rd Oct '12

the 24 hour rule is really the hospital covering their own ass. The only reason I even considered an induction is because I bathed and had sex the night my water started leaking so I knew I could have introduced some bacteria on my own. But thankfully, I didn't need any interventions! I let them break my water though, to speed things up. My main goal was avoiding pitocin as long as possible.



A week is a long time though, wow. I didn't know you could go that long. What's your midwife's bottom line, OP? Does she have concerns of infection too?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Oct '12

lmao




OMGZZZZ go to the hospital, yur baby is gonna die



:wink:

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting glowinthedark:" Don't you have to be an RN to be a LC?"


nope, you can do an apprenticeship. Either under a MW, or through being a LLL leader.



(along with schooling)
Personally I prefer non RN lc's they don't have a lot of the same issues.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" lmao OMGZZZZ go to the hospital, yur baby is gonna die :wink:"


Ugh, I know.. clearly I need to think harder about what's best for me and my baby. I'm actually wondering if part of the reason I haven't gotten any infections is because I AM at home where I'm already accustomed to all of the germs here.

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting glowinthedark:</b>" ... [snip!] ... glowinthedark:</b>" Don't you have to be an RN to be a LC?"</blockquote>"</blockquote> Nope"


Most of my classes are with RN students now, and one is going for her RN because she wants to be a LC, she has been a doula for 25 years.

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" nope, you can do an apprenticeship. Either under a MW, or through being a LLL leader. (along with schooling) Personally I prefer non RN lc's they don't have a lot of the same issues."


I wonder if that varies by state. I would honestly prefer someone with a medical background, I have never had a LC that wasn't an RN, when I had Thorin my nigh nurse was AWESOME, then the next day she was the LC on shift, I loved it.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting glowinthedark:</b>" Most of my classes are with RN students now, and one is going for her RN because she wants to be a LC, she has been a doula for 25 years."</blockquote>




I think it depends on whatbyou want.. Theres special courses to take and stuff, and i figure i can be a doula and after birtth doula and help with BFing and stuff.. Thats what i want.. Or maybe even be the lC for WIC or something..




If i dont become an LC along with a doula, i will probably just be a doula until i start nursing school... Which will probably be about 5 years from now.. Im waiting to go to school until my kids are in school full time.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting glowinthedark:</b>" Most of my classes are with RN students ... [snip!] ... school... Which will probably be about 5 years from now.. Im waiting to go to school until my kids are in school full time."


my best breastfeeding support was from a PP doula.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting whack a mole crazy:</b>" ookay, if you dont want people to give there advice because you think you know it all dont be on fucking babygaga. simple as that."</blockquote>




Yes because people on the internet (BG of all places) are far more qualified than an experienced midwife. Not everyone has ptots, nor do they want to sit through years of surveys just to unlock them. Move the fuck along now.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting glowinthedark:" I wonder if that varies by state. I would honestly prefer someone with a medical background, I have ... [snip!] ... had a LC that wasn't an RN, when I had Thorin my nigh nurse was AWESOME, then the next day she was the LC on shift, I loved it."

The schooling is pretty intensive, and requires hundreds of hours of experience. Since the LC is not taking care of me medically I don't really need her/him to have that experience. Actually the RN's I know that went back to school seem to have very archaic breastfeeding info. And they are required to complete less schooling. All of my experience with RN LC's has been bad.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting glowinthedark:" I wonder if that varies by state. I would honestly prefer someone with a medical background, I have ... [snip!] ... had a LC that wasn't an RN, when I had Thorin my nigh nurse was AWESOME, then the next day she was the LC on shift, I loved it."

Its a certification through IBLCE. Which many RN's get. But some get a much shorter LC program through nursing school. Its not as intensive as the IBLCE one. And many of them are not IBLCE certified.
http://americas.iblce.org/faqs-about-becoming-an-ibclc



these are the pathways to being a lblce certified lc

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Ugh, I know.. clearly I need to think harder about what's best for me and my baby. I'm actually wondering ... [snip!] ... of the reason I haven't gotten any infections is because I AM at home where I'm already accustomed to all of the germs here. "

:p

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" The schooling is pretty intensive, and requires hundreds of hours of experience. Since the LC is not ... [snip!] ... archaic breastfeeding info. And they are required to complete less schooling. All of my experience with RN LC's has been bad."



OMG, is that the nurse who was talking shit about tandem nursing and saying there wouldn't be enough for the baby? And that it wasn't your milk?



LOL.. I was encouraged by an LC at the hospital and that was all. I didn't actually get good info until I talked to my doula (Kim) who nursed her two kids for 3.5 years or something like that. I really don't think a degree is needed, it's the experience that counts IMO. I got WAY better advice from people who had breastfed before.

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
3rd Oct '12

Good luck OP. Hope your baby decides that it's time to come out and meet the world.