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post #81 of 190

I'm so sorry Nerissa!  Take good care of yourselves.  I hope you get your sticky baby soon.  hug2.gif

post #82 of 190

Can you move my EDD to June 13, please? I know it's just days...but every day counts for me right now. sick.gif

post #83 of 190
Please move my date to the 13th as well, MW calculates it as such. Sweetmama we are due date buddies lol....
post #84 of 190

EDD: According to the wheel of due dates June 29, but I think early July is probably more accurate based on when I think conceived.
Your Age: 27
Your General Location: Central Alabama
This babe will be child #?: Two
How long have you been TTC: Not at all this time, though seeing as how the diaphragm's been sitting in the bathroom for several months now unused I really shouldn't be quite as surprised as I was, lol.
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): My husband and I have been married for almost six years. He's in the Air Force currently stationed in Alabama, and I'm a stay at home mom. Our daughter is 20 months old and is a constant motion machine.
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm a little apprehensive about this pregnancy, much more so than I was last time. After a fairly uneventful pregnancy, I was induced with my daughter the evening of ten days past my due date. She was posterior with her head cocked sideways and meconium in the amniotic fluid when it broke, and after a lot of scare tactics on the part of the nurses I ended up with a c-section that I am still trying to work through emotionally. I'm desperately praying for a VBAC this time around, and I'm hoping that I won't have to fight too hard for it to happen. My OB I saw with my daughter told me at my postnatal appointment that there was no reason I couldn't have a VBAC if I wanted to in the future and actually gave me a copy of the NIH VBAC study to read, but I won't know how he feels about me attempting a VBAC in reality versus just a theoretical future pregnancy until my first appointment on the sixth.
 

post #85 of 190

Hi ladies!  So excited to be joining this group.  

My DD is June 29 or 30, depending on if it's calculated from LMP or ovulation.

I just turned 40.

Live in western PA.

This will be child #3 

TTC: our 2nd month of trying did the trick

I'm married to my college sweetheart for about 8 yrs now. I am a naturopathic doc and he works in business. We just moved from rural New England to this city 2 yrs ago and are loving many aspects of it, but I'm not psyched to give birth in one of the local enormous city hospitals. Since this will G-d willing be a 2nd VBAC, we have to go with a hospital birth though. (Midwives won't do VBAC home births here, and DH and I aren't personally comfortable with that anyway.... though I 100% support other women's choice to have a VBAC homebirth!!) We have a 6 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son.  I'm staying anonymous for the most part b/c we don't tell anyone about being pregnant until after the first trimester. Then I can come out!

To the VBAC mama right above me, if your OB doesn't embrace the idea of you doing a VBAC, there is absolutely no reason why you can't switch caregivers. Midwives have better VBAC success rates than OB's, I believe. (I'm pretty sure I read that stat somewhere) I'm sure there are many threads on how to increase your chances: lots of books to read, websites to visit, etc.


Edited by essco - 10/28/12 at 11:12am
post #86 of 190

EDD: June 23rd, please stick!
Your Age: I am 30, DH is 41
Your General Location: UK
This babe will be child #?: 2
How long have you been TTC: about seven months
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): DS is 22 months
 

post #87 of 190
EDD: June 7th
Your Age: 23
Your General Location: Northern Indiana
This babe will be child #?: 4
How long have you been TTC: whoopsie baby!
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets):
Anything else you'd like to share: dh is Tony and I'm Sarah, then there is ds1 who is going on 6, did who is 3 and ds2 who is 14 months.
post #88 of 190

Due 6/8

Baby #: 4....for both of us actually.

Partner and I: i'm 27 with 3 kids to prior donors (uninvolved fathers, my youngest father's dead). bf and i have only been together a few months. this is his 4th but due to (different) issues i only have 1 "step son". we uh are meant for each other? LMAO

TTC: we are blessed to have never tried.

Other: i am a chronic pain patient. i expect i will be on narcotics the entire pg. i will be using a chiro and acupuncture but there is NO CURE and if i can't get out of bed i can't get to those appts. this is very different as i didn't do much medicine with the other 3. i've never used much b/c it's never worked but i lost 20 lbs my last pg (more stress than this time) and i am already down to 106 lbs (down 6 lbs in 1.5 weeks) so i cannot afford to loose anything. i may even get a feeding tube (weird to think about). i plan to have an umbilical hernia repaired soon in the 2nd trimester and will be evaluated for surgery for my back either at the same time or after baby. i have severe migraines every day as well which cause naseau and i'm gluten intolerant (being tested for celiac).

post #89 of 190
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Originally Posted by essco View Post

To the VBAC mama right above me, if your OB doesn't embrace the idea of you doing a VBAC, there is absolutely no reason why you can't switch caregivers. Midwives have better VBAC success rates than OB's, I believe. (I'm pretty sure I read that stat somewhere) I'm sure there are many threads on how to increase your chances: lots of books to read, websites to visit, etc.
Essco, it looks like we're due date buddies! I hear you on a midwife being the way to go, and I just wish it was an option here. Alabama has some of the most backward midwifery laws in the country. Attended homebirth is actually illegal for anyone. There is one(huge) OB practice that has a couple of midwives, but since the OBs have to declare you low risk enough first, I doubt I'd have any chance of seeing them. There is a local homebirth midwife that a friend has VBAC'ed with, but I'm not comfortable with a provider who's willing to break the law even if the law is wrong. Plus if a transfer became necessary, I have no idea how that would work.
I've heard of another local on who is very pro-VBAC, so if things don't work out with my old doctor, that could be an option.
post #90 of 190

EDD: Early June (the 9th)
Your Age: 30
Your General Location: Central Ohio
This babe will be child #?: Two
How long have you been TTC: Not at all really, but was not preventing and hoping for a second child soon
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): My husband and I have been married for ten years.  Our son is  a VERY active and wonderful 20 month old. 
Anything else you'd like to share: This will be my rainbow baby so need extra sticky vibes. We had a missed miscarriage earlier this year (conceived in March, miscarried early june) and are really hopeful that all will be well this time. I will be going for an ultrasound just to put my mind at ease in a few days (at 9 weeks). 


Edited by OSUvet - 10/29/12 at 11:02am
post #91 of 190
EDD: 1st of July
Your Age: 37
Your General Location: Ireland but I will deliver in Germany
This babe will be child #?: Two
How long have you been TTC: Not at all.
Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets): My daughter (now 6) from a previous relationship was born after a natural water birth. My partner is over the moon about the pregnancy.
post #92 of 190
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Originally Posted by Bazile View Post


Essco, it looks like we're due date buddies! I hear you on a midwife being the way to go, and I just wish it was an option here. Alabama has some of the most backward midwifery laws in the country. Attended homebirth is actually illegal for anyone. There is one(huge) OB practice that has a couple of midwives, but since the OBs have to declare you low risk enough first, I doubt I'd have any chance of seeing them. There is a local homebirth midwife that a friend has VBAC'ed with, but I'm not comfortable with a provider who's willing to break the law even if the law is wrong. Plus if a transfer became necessary, I have no idea how that would work.
I've heard of another local on who is very pro-VBAC, so if things don't work out with my old doctor, that could be an option.

 

Are you close enough to the state line to cross it and deliver in a nice hotel room?  You could find a nice one, bring your birth tub etc ... it could be lovely shy.gif

post #93 of 190

EDD:  June 30th by LMP and July 5th by O.  I'm sure we'll go with O once I have an ultrasound on Monday


Your Age:   34


Your General Location:   Hilton Head, SC


This babe will be child number?  Baby 6 on earth (praying!!)   Honestly, I've lost so much hope in this process I don't know when happy will set in :(


How long have you been TTC:   Oliver passed away in January at 18w and we've been NOT preventing since then with actually trying to BD with perfect timing for  several months.  I'm going to say 9 months though since that's the right answer for me.


Tell us a bit about your family (partner, other children, and/or pets):  Married to a Fire Fighter that works long shifts and have 5 pretty cool kids at home.  L is 13 (girl), H is 11 (girl), K is 9 (boy), B is 4 (boy), and L is 2 (girl).  After K, we had a sweet girl (also a K) bornstill at 38w from a cord accident.  After her we suffered from infertility for 2 years and had 3 miscarriages before 6w, did 9 rounds of clomid, 1 gonal-f, 2 IUI's, 2 "procedures", and 1 surgery to remove a polyp in my uterus.  After the surgery B was conceived on 250mg of clomid.  He was an induction at 38w and after 24 hours delivered by C-Section due to decels in his heart.  Once removed they discovered my uterus had ruptured at the top.  AF returned around 13 months PP and L was conceived that next cycle (we thought fertility issues would continue) and she was born at 33w5d because monitoring showed fetal distress (by emergency C-Section).  Oliver was conceived when L was 1.5 years old and he passed at 18w pregnant with no known explanation.  Needless to say, we are both scared to death.  Scared that an early miscarriage is totally possible, scared that a late miscarriage is possible, and scared that we won't get a take home baby AGAIN.  DH would totally not be on board with doing this again if we lose this one :(.  I never realized how much it affected him and once I told him that October was Infant and Pregnancy Loss Rememberance month and someone mentioned remembering Sweet Oliver and Kamryn, he cried and it broke my heart.  So needless to say, we are both worried and praying that we actually get our take home and keep baby  nut.gif

post #94 of 190
Definitely hoping you guys get your take home and keep baby Tenk hug.gif .
post #95 of 190

Tenk, have you been screened for MTHFR mutations? When I hear about that many miscarriages, it makes me suspicious of that.

post #96 of 190
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Originally Posted by essco View Post

Tenk, have you been screened for MTHFR mutations? When I hear about that many miscarriages, it makes me suspicious of that.

 

I'm not sure exactly.  I was tested for a clotting disorder ... is that the same thing?  They've done a number of tests on me, on the babies, on tissue etc and there's no reason for any of this to happen :(

post #97 of 190
Tenk, I wish we were closer to TN, but we're right smack in the center of the state in the Montgomery area. I just looked it up, and according to Wikipedia's I65 mileage claims, we're about 184 miles from the state line, and mapquest says we're just over four hours from the Farm. I've been going to ICAN in Birmingham (about an hour and a half north of us) when I can and there are several woman who've done that, but apparently an hour+ drive in labor is akin to torture, and I know they've said Birmingham's really about the furthest South you can really swing it. And knowing I'd be unlikely to talk Tricare into a referral across state lines, I'd probably never get DH on board since no matter how cheap relatively speaking a TN "home" birth is compared to a local hospital since our out-of-pocket medical bills are zero. I think for DD's birth we spent $3 on a pain killer prescription since I was discharged on a Sunday and the Base pharmacy is closed. There's a decent chance DH may get orders while I'm pregnant, so I'm sort of secretly hoping that if we have to move it'll be somewhere more birth friendly.

I also wanted to add, and if y'all aren't praying people I hope I'm not offending you, but I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. My mom had five miscarriages and a stillbirth before I was born, and 28 years later she's still wonky in August on my older sister's birthday. I've been blessed so far not to have experienced that sort of pain, so it's hard for me to even imagine what y'all must be going through.
post #98 of 190

Oh Tenk I'm so sorry about your struggles. I have a friend who has maybe a similar story- she describes it like a 'perfect storm' of problems. Nothing really blatantly wrong, but enough small things just slightly off that she's had repeated miscarriages. Thank G-d though she is pregnant with twins!  IVF is what did it for her, plus testing the embryos, etc. 

MTHFR is one clotting disorder, there are others too.

For my friend above, she saw a few different RE's, got several different opinions until she found one to help her.

Wishing you the SO MUCH luck!

post #99 of 190

Thank you all for the well wished, I hope things go well too :)  I've never driven 4 hours while in labor so I can't tell you how that goes, I'm sure it sucks though LOL.  And I think I'm the only person in the world that remembers my sweet girls birthday each year.  I have to remind people why I'm sad :( and since Oliver's birthday hasn't come yet but I will be the same number of weeks pregnant at the same time, I'm sure it's going to suck equally.
 

post #100 of 190
Tenk, I'm also the same number of weeks pregnant at the same time as my pregnancy with my son who passed away, but it's going to be four years for us this April. Thinking of you - that first year is so hard (as you know only too well). Hoping so hard for you. ((hugs))
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