Hey beautiful Mamas!
I'm just looking for some networking, maybe a pen pal type situation with a woman who's had a successful Unassisted Home Birth. I am due in about seven weeks, 12/25/13, and have loved preparing and researching for our son's arrival. We live deep in the mountains though, so I get lonely being the birth choice outcast. I know this is what I am called to do though. Hospitals freak me out, period.
I'd also love some bonus tips on supplies to have ready other than the obvious things... i.e what kind of pads to use for postpartum, thoughts on doing a bowel cleanse before labor begins, and breathing or relaxation techniques I can practice. I just ordered the Wise Woman's Herbal guide for Childbirth, but any thoughts on herbs I should start collecting or taking to ready my body? How often should I drink Red Raspberry tea?
And finally, I have had NO sex drive since about 10 weeks... I keep reading about how great sex is supposed to be in the 2nd trimester and for labor induction, but my lack of libido freaks me out a little. I am 32 weeks and other than snuggling I am completely uninterested, enraged at Adam's suggestions at times. I was an all-night goddess pre-pregnancy, will my passion return?? Most of the time I'm pushing my love away because I just prefer quiet space. A midwife I met said since I am short and was so fit due to dancing at conception, my body will experience a lot of stretching compared to other moms. (I was 108 lbs at first, now 131 lbs) We are planning our wedding for June 27th, 2014- Is that enough time for my body to adjust and hopefully be interested again? It terrifies me to read stories of mom's who didn't get their drive back for a year or so!
Thanks for any positive feedback ladies!