Hi. I'm a 35-year-old working mother of two daughters (4, almost 5, and 2) and one baby in heaven. I have had one c-section, one homebirth VBAC, and one miscarriage, and I am expecting again, somewhere in the vicinity of February 25, 2014.
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Hi Ladies, I'm 35 and I am expecting my first child (a baby boy). I live in South Florida (the state with the highest c-section rate in the country) I have been married for 12 years and we purposely wanted to wait to get pregnant because we married very young. Thankfully it only took 3 months :)
I work from home (full-time) which has helped tremendously with morning sickness (I am still dealing with that ugh).
Because I have been so sick, I'm just starting to "educate myself" about my options when it comes to giving birth, and I have chosen a natural birth, however, my options are limited in South Florida, as the hospitals here seem to be more concerned about treating deliveries as medical procedures instead of a natural process, and all I do not know a lot of people in the area (new to south florida) so no luck. Regardless, I am going with natural birth and I am hoping to be ready by the time my baby boy arrives.
I am so trilled I found this forum I can't even begin to tell you....
Best luck to all of you with the rest of your pregnancy!
I am expecting our first! We are having a boy and that is a load off me because my husband is the last in his family line so good from the start. We own a small coffee shop in NC and he is a chemist by day home beer brewer at night so we are always on the go. Having a baby is out next big adventure and I'm happy to have you girls along for the ride!
Hi all! I've been lurking a bit off and on here for a few months - time for a proper hello! I'm 35 and 20 weeks pregnant with #2. We also have an almost 4-year old son. We recently relocated to the lower Hudson Valley from Virginia. Had a great homebirth the first time around and are aiming for the same this time. It does look like we'll be moving again during the pregnancy - not happy to be leaving our wonderful midwife, but I'm trying to remind myself I'm hardly the first person who's been in this situation. Anyone else here go through a move during pregnancy?
My name is Joy and I am a wife, mother, and brand new acupuncturist and herbalist. My son is 2.5 years and I am due like the rest of you in Feb.! Very excited!!! I love Mothering.com, so I am happy to find this thread. The plan is to have baby number 2 (which looks like a boy) with a midwife in the hospital. They have a labor tub which I am pretty happy about as I already know water really soothes me and helps with pain relief. How many of you with baby 2 are planning on taking some birthing classes? I did a little hypno birthing with my son and my beautiful sister was my doula. I am envisioning a happy, peaceful birth for myself and all of you. I was induced with my first son due to slight pre ecclampsia/ high blood pressure and he was very small. BUT super healthy!!! And I was still able to have a vaginal birth with my midwife.
Been eating well, just desire to do LOTS more yoga in the next 5 months. I want to feel stronger. Love to you all.