St. Louis where are you!!!


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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby deerhart » Thu Jul 03, 2003 07:06 am

hehe np Anne
I was just counting it off to you having so many requests that you hadn't gotten to mine yet.
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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby annegarrett » Wed Jul 02, 2003 03:01 pm

Sorry about the lag--we are all in disarray with the move. (Nancy can confirm this!) and the registry stuff was Carrie's job and she is out on bereavement leave for two months. I will crack open that box sometime next week and send you the list! Feel free to remind me--right now that is how things get done around here!

Take care--

Anne

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby deerhart » Wed Jul 02, 2003 02:05 pm

I sent an email in to the email address on the website but haven't heard anything back yet.

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby angelkat » Tue Jul 01, 2003 09:22 pm

Just let me know what I can do to help [:)]

I live in Ill but St. Louie is only a stone throw away...

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby leighann » Tue Jul 01, 2003 07:18 pm

I agree angelKat, definitely...

So what is our next step?

Leighann 26
DH-Charles 30
EDD #1 8/8/03
Diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 28w3d. On bedrest until Gabrielle arrives! [:(]
Induction is 7/18 at 37w! [:D]

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby angelkat » Mon Jun 16, 2003 01:57 pm

I would also give to WIC offices...

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby leighann » Sun Jun 15, 2003 04:16 pm

quote:
Originally posted by deerhart

Actaully I was thinking more along the lines of getting some information including in the handouts passed out at birthing classes, chapters phone number and such listed with the hopsitals as a support group for woman that have this etc..




That sounds great to me as well. [:)]

Leighann 26
DH-Charles 30
EDD #1 8/8/03
Diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 28w3d. On bedrest until Gabrielle arrives! :(
Estimated induction is 7/18 at 37w!

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby deerhart » Sun Jun 15, 2003 01:55 pm

Actaully I was thinking more along the lines of getting some information including in the handouts passed out at birthing classes, chapters phone number and such listed with the hopsitals as a support group for woman that have this etc..


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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby annegarrett » Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:24 pm

We are working on a lot of things at once--but should have a sample brochure that we can send out to chapters to have them distribute to their doctors and hospitals in July. The cost of printing is about 40 cents each and then we have the mailing costs--so we will have to figure out a) how many each chapter needs and b) that cost and c) each chapter will have to cover the costs. I would propose we use a suggested annual membership fee of $25 (suggested--so if you can pay less or pay more--that is fine)and membership dues will be earmarked to cover the costs of brochures until we get either those costs covered by local grants, corporate grants, donated services, etc...

Chapters should start by just being a source of one on one support and yes--definitely getting the word out to the health care professionals you know. See also about seeing who teaches prenatal classes and ask about distributing brochures there.

One thing you will see is that most people don't want to frighten pregnant women--we have to be sensitive to that--because if we are too frightening then we won't even get in the door to talk or be invited back. We have to keep things in perspective--remind them that our experience was a maybe not the norm--that most women don't get this--that we want women to be alert and aware but not to be alarmed...that general tone. We will probably want to develop a training program for the people who do these talks and make sure that we have people who know what they can and cannot say (for legal and medical liability reasons), have a health care professional there to back you up (so someone we know is well versed in the disease) and have some basic presentation in a Powerpoint with handouts done for you to present.

Maybe we will have an annual training in Seattle and chapters will be responsible for covering the costs of getting people here for that.

Let me know your thoughts. We have a couple ladies working hard to develop our "chapter guide"...can always use more ideas.

Take care,


Anne

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Re : St. Louis where are you!!!

Postby leighann » Fri Jun 13, 2003 05:43 pm

What I see happening is us talking with our obgyn's to start off with and mentioning this site and the foundation. See if they would be willing to mention the foundation and the site to patients with pre-e, PIH or patients tho had it previously--but also to healthy folks because knowledge is power. Hopefully we could generate more interest and also get a hold of some people who could use a place to get support and ask questions of women who have been there.

I think we should try to build a strong core group and go from there -- but I mnight be off base [;)]

Leighann 26
DH-Charles 30
EDD #1 8/8/03
Diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 28w3d. On bedrest until Gabrielle arrives! :(
Estimated induction is 7/18 at 37w!


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