Originally Posted by lisaloulou
I would LOVE to have a water homebirth, but we shall see. DH is not on board with this.....yet. Otherwise, it will be with a midwife in a hospital like my first.
You may already know this, but for more fodder to offer your husband in case you don't: If you're w/in half an hour of a hospital, you're within the ACOG "decision to incision" guidelines. Meaning, even if you were in a hospital and needed a C-section, it may well take the doctor half an hour to get prepped and ready for you. So, you might as well be en-route during that time, if that were the scenario, right? When I was (very logically and methodically) researching the homebirth option, that was the "safety" piece of information (beyond the very excellent home birth statistics) that tipped the scales for me. That and the fact that I met with a recommended hospital-based nurse midwife, and she encouraged me to have a home birth.
Originally Posted by odinsmama
Live in Hawaii!
Symptoms: sore breasts, acne, interrupted sleep, vivid dreams, got a freaking hemorrhoid already! Seriously?? Yeah, I figured if I wasn't pregnant then my body was playing a mean joke....
Heather, first of all, I am so jealous about Hawaii! Hope you love it as much as I fantasize about it!
Regarding the hemorrhoids: me too! Gotta tell you one new tip I got from my midwife. Take a supplement called Horse Chestnut. It WORKS. It strengthens the walls of your veins, including those susceptible "internal vericose veins." If I stop taking it, it comes back w/in a week. If I start, it goes away within a couple of days. Works like a charm!!
Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama
Name (screen name or real): Holly
...We lost our son, Charlie, at 10 w 5 days to SIDS. He was born last January, but this is my second Feb ddc in two years. While no one can replace him, this baby is very, very wanted.
Holly, OMG. Healing to you all, and greatest blessings on both of your living children, and on Charlie as well.
Originally Posted by MandyB
Name (screen name or real): Mandy
We have 4 kids, but our two year old passed away January 11th. Hayden is 9, Ellie 7, and Jordyn is 4.
General location, if you want to share: Northern California
Other things you could include, depending on how much you want to share... A little nervous about how this pregnancy will go, since I'm still grieving the loss of my little boy, but we are so ecstatic to be pregnant again!
Hospital or home? Home, waterbirth! (4th time doing so)
Team blue or pink? Pretty sure it's a girl. We saw a medium a couple of months ago and he said we would get pregnant in May and have a girl.
Mandy, my condolences to you and your family. Love and blessings on the new one, and protection on all of your children! Blessings to the angel as well.
Cheers on the home, waterbirth! Us too!