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U.S. Military Wives

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This is for the wives of all those serving in our military. I know it's hard to find other like-minded moms and it feels like we're in the minority (with midwives, home births, etc.) so here is a safe place to come discuss our lives.

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Deployment

Started by Amber-joy Tacey. Last reply by Holly Deering Oct 24, 2010. 3 Replies

Introductions

Started by Sierra Murach. Last reply by Cassie Ehard Apr 17, 2010. 11 Replies

Moving rant

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Comment by Amber-joy Tacey on June 17, 2011 at 5:57pm
I haven't had any luck getting tri-care to cover our homebirths.  The best my husband and I have come up with is saving the money in a flexable spending account, I hope that helps.
Comment by Paula Taylor on June 16, 2011 at 8:03pm
My husband is a Navy reservist (seabee) and we are going to be part of the post-deployment baby boom! I'm also an Army vet. We are going to be using tricare to hopefully pay for the bulk of the homebirth. I'd really like anyone's experience with dealing with tricare and the homebirth and superbill.
Comment by Regina Johnson on October 22, 2010 at 12:12pm
Are there any military wives out here in Honolulu, HI?
Comment by Chelsie on March 30, 2010 at 9:39am
my husband and i have been TTC for about a year. and in that year i have been looking into my options for infertility. i know the military covers fertility treatments but to what extent? and does it matter whether your tricare standard or tricare prime? also does the military cover the cost of a midwife? i would like to have a home birth or possibly have my prenatal care and birth at a birth center. any information would be amazing. im trying to get all the information i can before becoming pregnant so that i know my options and have time to prepare. thanks in advance.
Comment by Brittany Tubb on December 16, 2009 at 8:32pm
ok so im 17 weeks pregnant and my hubby will be leaving in jan to go to afghanistan for another 7 month deployment. he doesnt get to come home when the baby is born, and wont actually be home till the baby is like 4 nearly 5 months. r there any other ladies in this group dealing with the same thing? if so i'd love to just chat about things ur doing to deal with the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy. i also have a 2 yr old, my husband was deployed when he was 3 months old..so i think i can deal with that part, its just the birth and first weeks of being home alone i think thats gonna be rough.
Comment by Sierra Murach on June 13, 2009 at 8:17pm
Yay, Sarah! Glad you found someone!
Comment by Cherylyn on June 12, 2009 at 12:39pm
I'm so happy for you! I'm really glad you found someone :)
Comment by Sarah Hall on June 12, 2009 at 12:18pm
Cherylyn- I did what you suggested and went on the DONA website, got the emails of local doulas and contacted them. They referred me to a local student doula and I met with her today! She is going to attend my birth free of charge and I will be her last birth before shes certified! Thanks for the advice.
Comment by Sarah Hall on June 8, 2009 at 7:19pm
Thanks Cherylyn. I kept reading on different websites that doulas in training offer their services for free sometimes...but I couldnt quite figure out how to go about finding one.
I was on the DONA site earlier today! I was looking into certification process for myself. The next class in my area is in November I think Im going to sign up!
Comment by Cherylyn on June 8, 2009 at 6:19pm
I also want to point out that part of DONA's mission is to provide assistance to those that can't afford it. Try the DONA website to look for a trainer or doula. If all else fails, try contacting DONA directly through their website to ask for discounted services in your area. They might be able to help. Good luck!
 

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