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post #61 of 356
Congratulations Caly and Cara!!! Beautiful picture and I can't wait to read the birth story, whenever you get around to having the time to write and post it. Enjoy your babymoon!!!

Easy labour vibes still heading your way Ca Country Girl!
post #62 of 356

CONGRATS, CALY!  Soooooo exciting.  Can't wait to hear the birth story. 

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Thank you so much, everyone! No time to type up personals right now, but I'm thinking of all of you, especially Country Girl! Hang in there, mama! Hopefully I'll get a chance to write up my birth story soon. I had a vaginal delivery, with 90 minutes of pushing after a 24 hour labor. I labored without medication most of that time but got an epidural when the contractions became truly unbearable (about four hours after starting Pitocin).

 

I love you guys!

post #64 of 356
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Good morning. Our little Juniper Lee was born this morning at 1:01am. Full Moon baby. Birth was very fast and intense. Less than 4 hours in hospital after nearly a week of prodormal (pre-labor). Sometimes called "false", but what a crock that is. I had several nights when contractions kept me up all night. She was 7lbs10-nearly 2 lbs more than dd1. I got my intervJention free (except penicillin for GBS) birth- no pit, no pain meds. Midwife, nurses, doula, sis, and hubby were fantastic. Will post pics soon. Now, I am exhausted.
post #65 of 356

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congrats, CA Country Girl and Miss Juniper!! joy.gif

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Good morning. Our little Juniper Lee was born this morning at 1:01am. Full Moon baby. Birth was very fast and intense. Less than 4 hours in hospital after nearly a week of prodormal (pre-labor). Sometimes called "false", but what a crock that is. I had several nights when contractions kept me up all night. She was 7lbs10-nearly 2 lbs more than dd1. I got my intervJention free (except penicillin for GBS) birth- no pit, no pain meds. Midwife, nurses, doula, sis, and hubby were fantastic. Will post pics soon. Now, I am exhausted.

 

Congrats!!! Sounds like a great birth for Juniper!

post #67 of 356

congrats to both of you!

 

caly, what a lovely picture, thank you for sharing it with us.  raven wants to type a message too, so I'm hurrying to get this sent, but it seems like it went well.  I'm proud of you!
 

post #68 of 356
Congratulations CaCountry and welcome Juniper!!!

August moms, that means we're next.... Right?
post #69 of 356

Congratulations, CALY and COUNTRY GIRL!!!!!!!!!joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif

 

Welcome, little Cara Laurel and Juniper Lee!  I just LOVE your botanical names!  (We are also planning a botanical name...)

 

I am so happy for you both, and that after all that waiting, they are here!

 

 

Caly, great pic!  She looks more than content!
 

post #70 of 356

Also,

Boots, so sorry about your Grandma.  I lost my Granny in February.  And your poor mommy, what a lot to deal with! 

 

I keep thinking, what if the power goes out?  Chicago is having a pretty intense heat wave.

 

Welcome, Scowgirl.  You're almost there!

 

 

 

Hey guys, quick technical question re vaccines:

 

Tdap/Whooping cough.  My midwives really recommend it, said they've seen two babies recently be hospitalized, it's scary, etc.  I have a serious lack of trust in

vaccine safety and pharmaceutical stuff.  But I don't want to be unwise.

I did a little research and see that maybe I could get vaccinated before I leave the hospital.  They also recommend close  people get vaccinated.

What have you guys done, and what do you think? 

 

Hope you're all staying cool! 

post #71 of 356

Catheleni, the pediatrician we interviewed recommended that we get the vaccine, too. He actually said I should consider getting it while pregnant, but I think I'll just do it in the hospital. I want dh to get it too and will ask my parents to get it if they are comfortable with it (now that they are driving down instead of flying for the after birth, I am not as concerned as I was).

 

Didn't want to put this semi-downer in my congratulations post above... (wrote this in my ddc):

 

 

AFM, just had a bombshell dropped on my today (34w) by my ob...she's not going to deliver any more of her patients and is stopping the ob practice.  I.e. not continuing even with her currently pregnant patients. I had a weird feeling for the past month or so that something was going on, since she said she was switching hospitals and I would deliver at a new one (not the one where I took my birth classes or is her stated affiliation), but I went along with it. I had kind of wanted to switch early on at 11 weeks when she didn't recommend the NT scan because of my ama, but I stood by her because she had been there to help me regulate my hormones and get pregnant and was supportive of my natural birth preferences. Hindsight...I should have switched then. Anyway, she has set me up with an ob that delivers at the hospital where we had our classes and hospital tour (where I know a lot of people who have given birth and had good experiences) and where she had been affiliated for 7 years. I will be seeing the new doc next week and I really hope that I have a good feeling about her. The secretary at my (now former) ob office likes this ob, and I trust her opinion (I could have also gone with another doc at the other hospital). Please cross your fingers for me! They said that if I was unhappy they would continue to help me find a good fit, but I think time is of the essence.

 

In some ways, provided I like this doc, this is good because it means I'll be in the hospital I wanted, where I know they support natural birth, breastfeeding, have in-room baths, allow for ample skin-to-skin,etc. and is more convenient for us. But it is still a shock.

 

In better news, we got our packages from my family/friend home shower and now have more baby clothes and gift cards to help us make our final preparations and purchases.

post #72 of 356
CA Country Girl, congrats!!! It sounds like a intense but wonderful birth. Can't wait for pics! joy.gif

cathelini, my whole family had whooping cough when I was about 9, and I have bad memories of my dad having trouble breathing. My parents were told by the docs that people didn't get whooping cough anymore, but my mom made them vaccinate my sister and me anyway and we didn't get as sick. I'm not trying to scare, just I guess share that people do get it. I personally would vaccinate, but I tend to lean that way anyway (ducks behind screen).
post #73 of 356
andaluza, sorry we x-posted! What a shock, and how frustrating! One can only imagine the drama your former OB must have been going through. ugh, that you got caught up in it and are now left scrambling this late in the game. Our original choice of pediatrician left our OB's office when we were about 35 weeks pregnant, and we were scrambling to interview, too. I'm glad they're helping you find someone you trust, and that you get to give birth in the place you originally wanted to. hug2.gif
post #74 of 356

Congrats to CA Country Girl and Caly (again!)!!!  Can't wait to see more pics and hear more details of the births.  Soooooo exciting.

 

And Andaluza, you're right, I think we're next!  I can't remember Boots's exact due date, but we're all clustered around the same time.  Freaking out!

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post #76 of 356

Thank you for weighing in, andaluza and tear.  It's so hard to weigh all the options when it matters so much.

 

Andaluza, that really sucks that you are so far along and now just getting this news.  Not the way anyone would really want to find out, at 34 weeks.  However, it looks like you have options and some support, and it could always be worse!  What if you were 38 weeks? Eek!  It's really messed up anyway, though.  What was she thinking?  Geez. Hoping that the switch works out well!

post #77 of 356
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Originally Posted by catheleni 

 

Hey guys, quick technical question re vaccines:

 

Tdap/Whooping cough.  My midwives really recommend it, said they've seen two babies recently be hospitalized, it's scary, etc.  I have a serious lack of trust in

vaccine safety and pharmaceutical stuff.  But I don't want to be unwise.

I did a little research and see that maybe I could get vaccinated before I leave the hospital.  They also recommend close  people get vaccinated.

What have you guys done, and what do you think? 

 

Hope you're all staying cool! 

 

We didn't get it. It was not recommended by my doctors during pregnancy or after. That being said, I'm a sahm and DH doesn't work in an occupation that is likely to pick it up. We rarely have people at the house and are not in a state with a high incidence. My nephew had a bad reaction to the pertussis initial vax, so doctors delayed the rest until he was a year (at which time he had no problem). Because of that we haven't gotten the dtap. If we lived in Washington or DS went to daycare we would probably rethink our position.

post #78 of 356

Congrats CA Country Girl!  Juniper is such a beautiful name!

post #79 of 356
Just wanted to pop my two cents in on the whooping cough vaccine:

The pertussis vaccine is a toxoid vaccine. What that means is that it does not prevent you from getting pertussis, it minimizes or completely suppresses your symptoms. So, it's great for the person who gets the vaccine. It does not in ANY WAY prevent the spread of pertussis. You still get pertussis, you still shed and infect other people, the only thing that changes is the vaccinated person does not have symptoms (or has a very mild case).

So, getting the vaccination for your child is, as with all vaccines, completely a personal choice - but the very common misconception propagated by the medical industry that getting this vaccine will protect the children around you is a big load of horse hooie smile.gif Feel free to do the research yourself - if you search online you can actually find a digital copy of the documentation included with the vaccine bottle. It says right on it that the vaccine does not prevent transmission from vaccinated adults to unvaccinated children. This is the documentation provided by the vaccine manufacturer.
post #80 of 356
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post

Just wanted to pop my two cents in on the whooping cough vaccine:
The pertussis vaccine is a toxoid vaccine. What that means is that it does not prevent you from getting pertussis, it minimizes or completely suppresses your symptoms. So, it's great for the person who gets the vaccine. It does not in ANY WAY prevent the spread of pertussis. You still get pertussis, you still shed and infect other people, the only thing that changes is the vaccinated person does not have symptoms (or has a very mild case).
So, getting the vaccination for your child is, as with all vaccines, completely a personal choice - but the very common misconception propagated by the medical industry that getting this vaccine will protect the children around you is a big load of horse hooie smile.gif Feel free to do the research yourself - if you search online you can actually find a digital copy of the documentation included with the vaccine bottle. It says right on it that the vaccine does not prevent transmission from vaccinated adults to unvaccinated children. This is the documentation provided by the vaccine manufacturer.

 

Interesting! I wonder if this is why, in my case, the pediatrician recommended that I get vaccinated while pregnant. Would that make a difference?

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