I am curious where everyone is planning on giving birth
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The closest hospital that is VBAC/natural birth/baby friendly - about 22 minutes away. I'm using midwives that typically deliver at a birth center, too. :) I'd go to their birth center, but their liability insurance says no VBACs int he center. :(
Anyone else getting crampy BHs already? Yesterday (24 weeks exactly), I had 5 of them I think across the day. I've already had 2 today... With my last, the prodromal started like this at around 33 weeks and I still made it to 39 weeks, but I'm still pretty nervous having it start so early. If I get a series of them, I'll probably call the midwives just to chat about it... I suspect it's going to go on like this for the next few months. At least I hope it won't turn into anything of course!!
Not sure yet. I know where I would like to give birth, but I am being flexible and planning on delivering where it would be safest. I had my last little guy at home and it was the best birth and recovery. I have wonderful care providers and I know that no matter where I choose, my little ones and I will be well taken care of.
Edited by autumnrayne - 5/5/13 at 10:50am
I assume I had BH contractions yesterday. I had cramps for a few seconds a few times yesterday. Will bring up at next dr appt in 2 weeks.
I'm giving birth at nearby hospital, about 15-20 min away. My specialist has his office there, so we've gotten lots of practise driving there. It has level 3 nicu and seems generally quite calm.
Our cat is obsessed w sitting on my lap. I wonder if baby can hear her purr. Occassionally baby kicks when cat is kneading my belly.
I have had BH since 16 weeks or so. Yesterday I had 10 of them. I would panic except I had tons of this with my last one and there was really nothing to do. It wasn't causing me to dilate or efface, so I just deal with it. I told both my OB and midwife about it. Apparently it's pretty normal with twins and women who have already had previous children.
We'll probably be at the birthing center down the street, but are prepping for a home birth just in case (they encourage you to labor at home for as long as possible and have had many a mama call and request they come to her in the end).
cardigan- During my pregnancy with DS I read somewhere that the frequency of a cat's purr helps to with bone growth. At the time "they" were doing a study on patients with Osteoporosis and bone regeneration involving loving on some cats! I bet your babe is loving it, DS did!
Calladona- Hope it's all right there!
The plan is to birth at a free standing birthing center, but I have a semi-natural hospital (or so I've heard) picked out in case I risk out or something.
No BH here, though with DS I didn't even feel real contractions. I was in early labor when I went in to be induced, but I thought what I felt was just DS turning every once in a while. I think I may just be clueless.
I have had BH occasionally. It usually happens when I don't drink enough or am working too hard, but a couple mornings about 3 weeks ago I was nursing my 18 mo old son and they started coming at regular intervals. We just stopped nursing and got out of bed and they stopped, and it hasn't happened since.
I will be delivering at home. This will be my 5th HB and 2nd UC. My only concern is how much the baby weighs. Jacob(#6UC) was 10lbs, 6ozs (no GD) and it seems the more I have the bigger they get so I'm hoping for a "real newborn". Jacob was so big it's almost like he was born a toddler!I normally don't get much BH unless I DTD or walk a lot so not really expecting too much there, but generally my labors are really short 3-4 hrs. We're all starting to get excited!!