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Thanks so much for the links I'll deff. check those out. I think the hardest part is going to be getting my boyfriend on board, even with our friend's help if I were to get her to change her mind.   And I actually just finished watching the Business of Being Born last night and saw the reviews for Pregnant in America and decided not to watch it. I do want to watch Birth As We Know It though. And Doula! if I can find a copy online to watch.
This is something that I have also been thinking on in case I end up doing my partial-unassisted. I'd want a waterbirth so is a doplar better for that? Or can you use a fetoscope as long as your high enough out of the water that your belly's not under?   Here is the section on FHT monitoring from Ina May's Spiritual Midwifery:   "Baby's heartbeat should be checked and recorded every half hour during the first stage [of labor]. Always check if you have even a...
When I couldn't find a homebirth midwife in my area (CPM's are illegal in NC but they practice under the radar up in Asheville regularly, unfortunately I'm 6 hrs east) and the closest birth center is 3 hrs away I opted to just try and find a doula to go to the hospital with me. I had found one who is on maternity leave and gave me the contact info of her 'under-cover' midwife and I thought I'd hit the jackpot when it turned out we couldn't afford it, even working a...
I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second son. My first son was born to me at 16 yrs. old back in 2009 at 29 weeks gestation. I had gone into labor unknowingly, was told I was only dehydrated, and almost delivered him at home because of it. He passed away a few weeks later due to an unknown heart condition that was aggravated by the need to have a PIC line while in the hospital.   During this pregnancy due to my 'history of preterm delivery' I have been...
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