Hello Mammas! My doula suggested I find support and hang out on a due date club on the Mothering forum.
I am 13+ weeks pregnant with my second child. My daughter is almost 2, and we just weaned from the breast. I would've kept going--we were loving it--but I'd rather not tandem nurse a toddler and baby, though admire those that do.
First pregnancy was a planned homebirth with a midwife but ended up with a c-section after I got very high blood pressure (180/150) in labor. (And 5 hours of pushing and no progress). So I am with an OB now going the VBAC route in a rural hospital in Southern MN where I live.
I've been on progesterone injections for nearly a month now. The high doses made me very, very ill. The lower does I am on now seems to agree with me.
I really miss midwifery care. There is no emotional or spiritual support in OB care, so I am hoping to connect with some moms in my area who are pregnant and natural-minded, as well as moms on this forum.
BTW, my due date is Labor Day, but since I couldn't find a Sept club I thought I'd put myself in August because Baby could come then, too.
My dream is to labor in water (and resign myself to a land birth once I start pushing since I'm VBAC) but my doctor doesn't think the nurses will know how to handle me laboring in water. Grr. . . They even have a nice large whirlpool tub. Any suggestions on how I can get the staff to support laboring in water?
My daughter wants to get up so bye for now. I'll be back. And best wishes to all of you expectant mommas!
Melissa in MN