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Should you hire a doula? A doula is a coach who assists a woman during her pregnancy and also during labor. However, a doula is not a medical professional.
Many people are unfamiliar with what modern midwives do. A New York City midwife tells of a late-night delivery.
Hello - I hope my answer will help point you in the right direction.
The reason you're having a hard time getting clear information is because there are hundreds of companies saying their window is the best. There are probably millions of different features you can choose to have for your windows and in price ranges from $169-$1200 (per double-hung window).
I've been in the business for 15 years and have seen many different window products from many different dealers and manufacturers. This all comes down to: "what's important for you and your home?" If you want a strong warranty from a company who has a full-time service department to give you piece of mind and service your windows should needs be, or are you looking at only those companies who offer true wood interior windows that you can paint or stain to match the home decor? Whatever is your hot-button, then that's where you want to start.
I would recommend you first choose how you want your new windows to look. Wood-interior with vinyl clad is only offered by certain companies, while there is a vinyl woodgrain finish to give you similar results without the maintenance. If you're only looking for a white interior and don't want the maintenance, a fiberglass or vinyl window would be the best choice from what is offered in the market today (vinyl will be less expensive - not necessarily cheaper quality). If you are going to change out a window to a french door and a door to a window, then you WILL NEED to find a contractor with some carpentry experience. Some companies will tell you upfront that they do not handle those sorts of remodeling projects due to the complexity and time it would take to get it complete.
Unfortunately, we won't be able to personally help you with your project as we work in the New England Area. However, if you wish to talk further, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to let you know our prices for what we offer so you can compare and hopefully find a similar company to do the work for you near the Austin area.
Get your roofer back out there. Course of shingles above the window need to be pulled, self sealing flashing, drip caps, and counter and step flashing are going to be required here.
This is a flashing issue as the window connects to the mansard roof surface.
Condensation and a leak are two different and very noticeably different (i.e. volume) things.
Flashing and roofing on Mansards can be tricky but is sounds very much like a roofing issue.
Much easier to scratch and typically not as good a finished quality as compared to glass.
Benefits are the resistance to breakage as mentioned by LCD. Any glazing shop should be able to re-create that panel.
For a broken window (or leaking seal in multi-pane unit), for a standard roughly 2x3 foot window, can run from low of about $75-125 for single pane to more like $200-300 range for triple pane, depending on construction and any special ultraviolet or heat reflective coatings. If a removeable window unit, of course cheaper to remove it and take to replacement glass place then have them come out, measure glass size, order glass unit, then come back to install.
If taking in yourself, commonly they can do single-pane in an hour or two, but count on a week or so typically for sealed double or triple pane unit to come in, so you will have to seal the opening in the interim. That is an advantage of having them come out - they measure and determine type of unit on first visit and can seal with tape and plastic sheeting (if you have not already done that), then come back with new unit and install a week or two down the road - but you are not stuck with an opening in the wall for a long time.
Thermal numbers look okay when looking at the NFRC.
Do you have any other data on them? Air infiltration, Design Pressure, Visible Transmittance, and Condensation Resistance are all good evaluators.
Air infiltration rate is way high at 0.21.
It may look nice in person but the performance numbers are below average.
Once you decide you are suing, there should be no further contact or access to the property with the contractor. If you have already been told you are suing, you should stop all access to your property (you are allowing them to gather evidence AGAINST you. Your lawyer may be able to reach an agreement outside of court to allow the contractor to fix the work within a specific time period, but even then make sure you are not in contact with the contractor. Anything you say, will be turned against you ("The Home Owner said it was okay.")
A building official has no legal obligation in court; his job is safety and minimum construction requirements as allowed per Code. He has no say over materials and methods, and cannot assess damage. (IRC doesn't have a requirement that the door you mention exceed 35", so he won't care it isn't 36" as an example). What he CAN do is state if the work is unsafe or causing other conditions which are unsafe. Let your lawyer decide; but it is not in your best interest to have the Building Offical inspect with the contractor.
To sue you need to show damages. Get another contractor (get some references or hire an architect to help ensure you get what you need) to inspect the work and give an estimate to repair. The amount the contractor(s) estimates becomes what you seek in court (plus court fees) from the contractor. If his work caused problems, you should be suing, not sued.
Also, be aware that no door manufacturer makes an actual 36" door (as an example). They each have their own frame sizes, so a "36 door" in reality will be 35 7/8" to 35 3/8". Each door maker has slightly different sizes (go online, you can see Pella, Anderson, Kolbe-Kolbe, etc. have their actual sizes available for PDF downloads). If you replace a Pella 36" with an Anderson's 36" they won't fit perfectly. In fact, the different styles within the same manufacturer are sometimes even different. The purpose of trim is to hide the gap between the wall and door frame, so your door may be perfectly fine in size and method of installation.
When you have this work corrected (and for any future work) utilize the services of a lisenced Architect. They will oversee the work, review requests for payments and document existing conditions and conditions found during construction to prevent the situation you are now in. They will also ensure the proper permits are filed and the inspections called for. Because they are a third party to the agreement, they can be the 'bad guy' and make the contractor perform, where you just have to pay the invoices they approve. The contractor deals with the Architect (and vice versa) and you get the project you wanted. The cost of the architect would have been around $3,200 and is minimal compared to what you are dealing with now, the peace of mind is worth it and architects often find cost savings that go directly back to the Home Owner. When you account for time alone, you will have spent more than this on just preparing and attending the court case.
Because this is headed to court, stop all communication with the contractor and get yourself counsel. Good luck.
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I just had my first baby! I wasn't sure about having a doula. I was definitely having a home birth if possible. I chose my midwife when I was considering getting pregnant a whole year before I actually did! I had heard of doulas and even had a friend tell me that her sister had one in a hospital and I should look into it. When I first researched on internet I couldn't find anything. I don't know if it was a spelling issue or if there just wasn't much online about them at the time. As I was going through pregnancy the term doula came up more and more as the pregnancy progressed. I was offered doula services by an acquaintance. I kept it in the back of my mind, but never really looked into it further. One day a yoga teacher told me about Jenn from
After finalizing my plans with them to be on my birthing team, Jenn attended a midwife appointment and had a few more with just me, her and
Before the birth came Jenn would check on me and send me helpful articles and links to answer any questions I had. My boy was two weeks past due date and Jenn was very comforting. She helped to calm me and evaporate my worries.
When the time for birth came, I called Jenn. I wasn't sure how fast it would progress and wanted to talk to her through my pain. After talking me through my very painful contractions for half hour, Jenn decided it was time to come to me! It all happened pretty quickly after that. In about an hour after her arrival she helped my husband and I decide it was time to call the midwife. I was screaming in pain and my husband was frantic so I'm guessing she just made the executive decision. We didn't want to falsely call the midwife in the middle of the night, but Jenn knew it was time! By the time the midwife arrived I was at 7cm dilated. One hour later I was at ten centimeters and ready to push. I'm skipping over all the painful and terrible
I happened to have my birth just when they were first getting started as a team, so I got to have double the pleasure of both of them at my birth. I am so very thankful that it worked out that way! They both brought their own
After the birth they checked in on me and my boy. Now, two months later, I miss them dearly! I hope my story inspires others to give them a shot, for it is a sure shot indeed!
All of my love and gratitude to the ladies at
My MD is Dr. time I've been shunted to one of the other doctors in this clinic. It's a huge clinic, impersonal. The front desk people are the most rude; clinical care staff are much more personable, friendly, polite, caring.
I'm not happy that I can never see my doctor. The purpose of having one MD as a PCP is to have continuity of care. Instead, this clinic only has continuity in the form of my chart (which can be read by whoever they assign me the next time I'm there).
And apparently there's a big problem with identity theft among their patients (maybe people trying to use the insurance card of a friend because they don't have access to medical care?) - they insist on seeing the insurance card AND a photo ID at every visit! I offered them a copy of my info, so it would be in my records (I don't usually carry that with me, so it can't be stolen) & they refused.
Another problem is that they don't take walk-ins, & it's nearly impossible to get a same-day appointment if there's a sudden problem. After being sent home from class (in late OCT 2011) because I'd fainted, I went to try and see my doctor. They said I could see another doctor a couple hours later, so I waited. When I went back to the check-in desk at the time I'd been given, they said my appointment was cancelled & they'd tried to call me. (My cell phone was on, in my pocket, & showed no missed calls.) They hadn't even paged the waiting area. They wanted me to wait another 3 hours, which I couldn't do, so the problem went untreated. It probably was the first manifestation of the dizziness which is still causing problems (JUL 2012).”
They arrived promptly and seamlessly took their places. They suggested different labor positions, used a variety of techniques to minimize pain, and even helped with little things like changing the bedsheets, filling up our birth pool, and bringing my husband anything he (or I) needed so he wouldn't have to leave me. They helped me feel at ease laboring in the way that was most comfortable for me, without being self-conscious--this alone helped tremendously. Their gentle reminders to relax helped me to not fight the contractions. They really were there to serve us, and did whatever was needed.
I'm not sure what we would have done without
She was born by Cesarean almost two weeks after her due date and had lost more than the customary 10% of her birth weight by our discharge from the hospital.
This is our first child and we were fish out of water.
I had a breast reduction at the age of 15 and was told for more than 18 years that I would more than likely be unable to breastfeed, so I never considered it a possibility. Shortly after our daughter’s birth, I was able to latch her and she seemed to be getting at least some milk from my breasts to our surprise! I could sense however that she may need some supplement from a bottle and formula.
After a few days and her first appointment with the Pediatrician and continued weight-loss, we could sense that she was having difficulty with both the bottle and the breast.
We made an appointment with
We were immediately put at ease by her comforting manner and obvious knowledge and experience. Just minutes into the consultation, she had our daughter latched onto my breast with ease and in a more comfortable and efficient position.
No doctor in the delivery room, hospital or our Pediatrician’s office had diagnosed this problem. We were referred to a wonderful oral surgeon who treated the
Along with our consultation and mentoring, she provides a 24hr hotline for questions and concerns and has always answered the phone when we’ve called. We have access to free weigh-ins, breastfeeding and
The Post-Partum Place is also the home to a couple of parent support groups. The Mother’s Club for new moms with infants from 0-6 months has been an invaluable resource to me!
Our daughter is now almost 4 months old and thanks to ”
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