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I agree that every birth is different.  Also, more often than not second and subsequent births tend to have very short pushing stages.   I had a home birth with all 3 kids.  The first I pushed for 2 hours, but my second was about 10 minutes of pushing and my third was 2 or 3 pushes and she was out.   With my first and third I had the typical pushing sensation, but with my second I didn't get that feeling.   I think keeping as active as possible during labour, feeling...
With my first (a home birth) my first comment was "He's got cat hair on him already!"  We had a long haired cat and no amount of dusting and vacuuming could make our bedroom cat hair free.   With the second , I don't remember.  His cord was wrapped tightly at birth and the midwives couldn't unwrap him so it needed to be cut before he could come all the way out.  I think I was too concerned about everything going on at the time.   With my third she was a precipitous...
I have never had a negative encounter in public.  I nursed my first for 18 months, my second for over 3 years and my third is currently almost 2.  I have nursed everywhere from a mall, restaurants, at my older kids sports lessons, etc.  I never use a cover, but do try to wear clothing to minimize full breast exposure.
I had 2 boys who were 10 and 7 when our third baby was born.  She wasn't exactly planned but is very much loved.  I was 36 when she was born.  It was by far my easiest pregnancy (no morning sickness) and easiest birth (precipitous 45 minutes from start of labour to baby in my arms).   The older boys just adore her and have been a great help with her as well.  She loves her older brothers.  She also transitioned easiest to daycare (at 12 months) and I wonder if that had...
Sleep is such a tricky thing.  I have 3 kids and we partially coslept.  In general this is what we found worked for us.   I nursed my kids to sleep well into toddlerhood.  I enjoyed it and it wasn't something I personally wanted to change.  What I did to make this easier was with my first two kids I took away the crib at about 1 year of age and had a mattress on the floor in their room.  I would lie down next to them and nurse them to sleep.  Both boys were walking by...
Planned homebirth with a trained competent caregiver is as safe as or safer than a hospital birth.  There have been many studies that have proved this.  The last link below in one study showing this.     http://www.babycenter.ca/a536331/home-birth-and-midwifery   http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/home-birth-with-midwife-safe-as-hospital-1.862485   http://www.cmaj.ca/content/181/6-7/377.full   Often poorly done studies on homebirths include the births of babies...
Just checking to see if this works.   I am a mother to 3 kids (11, 9, 22 months) and and IBCLC.
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