Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1
Was your Dh prepared to deliver the baby by himself? Did you have any other kids around? We are planning on having my 2 yr old attend and no backup help for her. I feel so amazing this pregnancy that I could imagine a much quick and healthier labor.
How far were you wen you started drinking the RRL infusions? I tried in the beginning of the pregnancy, and it made me spot and contract every time, so I am holding off till I need it. Just nettles for me for now.
Bluebirdmama, I've thought of you, too, knowing you're doing infusions as well. I was in the second trimester when I started the RRL infusions. I also did about a cup of the regular tea, just for pleasure, a day. The RRL infusions would give me BH contractions, but no spotting, so I felt comfortable continuing it. Nettle infusion would also give me contractions in the second trimester, but not after that.
Our midwives prepared us for the possibility of a fast birth, and told us what to do, but honestly in the moment I think most of it was instinct. Dh did amazingly -- he looked for the cord when the head came out, saw it around the neck, and loosened it, all without saying anything to me! Bless him. Then he helped guide the babe onto the bed with the last contraction, we unwrapped the cord the rest of the way, and we all snuggled down, giddy and in love with the babe and one another.
My five year old was there, and we too had planned to not have extra care for him, except as backup if it turned out he needed it. He did great -- he went in the closet when it got "too loud", and then dh guided him to a room down the hall where he could see what was happening in our room, but still have space from the noise. When the head emerged his dad called to him, and he came running and looked and said "wow, neat!", and then went back down the hall during the next contraction. Then, when he saw the baby was out, he came running back and we all got on the bed together.
I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well, and I'm so glad you're feeling so great this time around. I had the same experience -- I just really felt like I was thriving by the end of the pregnancy. I was also doing acupuncture the last six weeks, which I think was really helpful. All best to you and everyone on here!!
Becalive, 30 weeks is plenty of time, I think. And I did the tea, but I also did the infusion, which is a stronger brew than the tea, about a cup of herb to a quart of water, covered and steeped for 2-4 hours. Enjoy!!