Originally Posted by ktmama
Hi Mamas! The breech sub-thread of last month got my Junebug thinking and squirming and now, well, I'm pretty sure it's breech! So, I've been doing some research on home breech birth and watching some amazing videos too.
Overall, I'm feeling "passively pregnant" as suggested on another thread and very, very, high energy. I'm still sewing diapers, shopping for a dresser, planning a trip with my honey for our anniversary, and planning the garden.
How's everyone doing?
One thing I'm curious about is how insistent everyone's m/w is of having care for other kids at the birth. Both my sisters who live close are pretty unreliable and I don't really want friends here during the birth. What's everyone else doing about this issue?
I'm jealous of everything you're getting accomplished! Dh and DD were sick the last 2 weeks, now I am. Plus we're in the middle of buying a house and it's so stressful!
My midwife isn't concerned about childcare. Not that she could "insist" anyway, it's my house. I told her I didn't have anybody else that I'd be comfortable having there when I'm in labor. She said that's fine, DD would probably sleep or watch TV a lot anyway.
One of my friends just had a baby yesterday, and she called her mom early Sunday morning just to watch her son. She specifically told the mom, "I don't know if the baby's coming, but I just want you to watch the 2 year-old so I can rest." Well them mom comes over, but not before calling the sister who came over with her son. My friend is laboring in her bedroom when the mom comes upstairs and starts cleaning the adjacent bathroom, and keeps asking her questions like "Ooh, is that a contraction? Does it hurt? Is the baby coming?" Then a few minutes later my friend hears her mom downstairs vacuuming.
Of course her contractions completely stop. The mom knew from the very beginning the only reason she was there was to watch the son. My friend had discussed this with her months ago. I just know my mom or MIL would be the same way.
Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam
My baby is head down, and her current favorite activity is doing pushups off my rectum
I was supposed to head to the state capitol today to attend a rally to legalize homebirth midwives, but I developed SPD last night and couldn't walk. I'm doing better now, but still sad I had to miss out on it.
Other than that we're slowly gathering HB supplies.
My m/w is actually against making them legal. She figures if they officially make them legal there will be too many regulations on them, specifically regarding VBACs. I wish there was some way for them to be legal (and have insurance cover them) without having restrictions.