If you don't have anything to trade in, I have some 15% off coupons for the items that are included for the trade in (I got a booklet in the mail). If anyone is interested I can post what coupons I have available!
I want to get our doula something, but have no idea what. She is one of the MWs from our birth center and doesn't do doula work often. So I wouldn't need a gift specifically for a doula.
We won't have a lot to spend before the birth, but I want to give her something on delivery day.
Anyone have ideas?
yes they are! We are definitely going to labor at home. My doctor is extremely on board with a vaginal delivery, but I'd rather be at home (and I want to avoid people trying to push pitocin on me). The only reason a c-section has been heavily on my mind is because baby A was breech until last week. I'm still worried he is going to flip back and not flip again. I was too scared to stay too long with DS, because I didn't know what labor was like. But this time I will...
I know that there are a lot of home births happening, and birth center births don't require as much packing. But still thought it would be helpful for the ladies birthing out of home to discuss what they're going to pack in their bags. My list is super long, but I feel like I'm missing things!
Toiletries (face wash, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste,...
I am going to try!! I bought a woven wrap when I thought there was just one, but I still was looking at all the ways to wrap twins because I found it really cool. I am going to bring my wrap to the hospital to try it out. DS wanted nothing to do with it, so I haven't gotten any real practice. Since I'm a beginner, my carries will be very limited. Once they get a bit older, I will probably wear one in the wrap and the other in our ergo. But in the beginning I want to wear...
That will totally be me if a C-section is deemed necessary. I have read/researched way too much about birth to be able to just shrug off a c-section. I am really excited to buy cute dresses! But she will not have a super duper girly wardrobe as long as we are buying close for her. We raise DS with gender neutral standards and will do the same with the babies.
writermama, here is some info from the FAQ sheet I was sent: What is the ideal time frame for encapsulation?
The encapsulation process should begin within 24-48 hours of the birth. The placenta will generally be suitable for consumption longer (refrigerated the entire time). The placenta should be stored in the refrigerator or on ice until I arrive.
If it is not possible to start the process within that first few days following birth, the placenta should be promptly...