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post #121 of 286
those are beautiful pictures, *mamajaza*.
post #122 of 286
Just wanted to say....YAY!!! You did it! What a beautiful little babe. Kudos and happy babymoon. Awesome.
post #123 of 286
hello ladies!

i first introduced myself ages ago-- back on the first or second uc thread, i think.

anyway, i'm christina, and dh and i are expecting our first baby in november. mid-november, more or less-- even though i know exactly when i conceived, i try to be as nonspecific about due dates as possible to *everybody*. can't handle the questions, and it keeps *me* from getting too hung up on a date, too. :-) it's amazing to me, though-- as soon as someone finds out that i'm pregnant, the first question is, "but *when* in november?" followed quickly by, "is it a boy or a girl?" it really shows how different the priorities are when you embrace the uc mindset, you know?

congrats on all the recent babies! i've been reading this thread recently, but not consistently, and i'm happily shocked by all the new babies that have happened! :-) hearing about new babies always puts me in a good mood.

as far as telling people our plans-- dh and i tend to lean on the side of caution and not be too open about our intention to uc. dh used to be more willing to talk to people about it, but after overhearing the argument i had with my mother over it (my mom promptly freaked out on me), he's become a lot more circumspect. i agree with the poster who said that pregnancy is not the time to argue with people about birth plans. myself, i want to spend my energy taking care of myself and enjoying my pregnancy, not trying to convince people that what i'm doing is "right". even when i wasn't pregnant, i tended to hold my tongue regarding my feelings about birth unless someone specifically asked for my advice-- and then i let it rip! :-) when people ask, i just say we're having a homebirth, and leave it at that, unless they ask for more detail, and then where i go next in the conversation depends on my relationship with the person. usually though, saying i'm doing it at home is enough to drop an uncomfortable silence into the conversation, followed by a change in subject. *shrug* maybe with a "more power to you" thrown in there for good measure. :-)

nice to meet you all!

christina in marietta, ga
post #124 of 286
Thank-you everyone for the congrats!

I'm feeling really good. I had a bit of bleeding after she was born, but I took 10 drops of motherwort tincture, and it stopped very quickly afterwards. I drank RRL tea during labour, and also took homeopathic arnica and rubbed arnica gell on my belly... for those of you are wondering how I had such a painless birth. I love my herbal allies!!

I had feelings of doubt during the labour, which suprised me. It was just sooo easy, I thought, is this it??? I kept checking myself, and yep, I was totally dialated, but I felt like I was waiting for labour to really get going, but I was totally dialated. What a trip. lots of fun.

She was born with the water bag around her head, and it popped as I felt it, with her face still inside. She started to move her head around too, and I felt some weird thing next to her face, of which I am not sure what it is... like a big blood clot, but attached to the sac. It looks kind of like a liver, very small, and strange. I still have to look at it some more.. the placenta is in the fridge.

I'm going to prepare my placenta today, I think. Better sooner than later, and I feel totally great to be up and about.

ETA:Keep checking my picture link, cause I'm adding pics daily.
post #125 of 286
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Originally Posted by *Mamajaza*
What a trip. lots of fun.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I hadn't seen any posts from you, and I was wondering if your Birthing Day had come!!

Congratulations!!
post #126 of 286
*Mamajaza* Thanks for sharing the pics! I especially love the one of you at 38+weeks! And, I love seeing your birth altar! I've gotta take some pictures of mine & finalize it. (It keeps changing.) Your belly cast is awesome. Have to, have to, have to do that this time. Of course, I love seeing the new baby! So so sweet.

I'm so happy for you!
post #127 of 286
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Originally Posted by *Mamajaza*
and also took homeopathic arnica and rubbed arnica gell on my belly... for those of you are wondering how I had such a painless birth. I love my herbal allies!!
Do you mind sharing which arnica remedy you took & which one you rubbed on your belly?
post #128 of 286
Oh mamajaza! Your girls are just precious! Congrats and I am so glad you are doing well.

Jesse-You are beautiful!
post #129 of 286
the arnica was 30c strength.. made by Boiron. The arnica gel was made by boiron as well.

I was also wary of getting in the birth pool I had set up in my living room. As when I gave birth to my first DD, it was hard, and I spent almost all my time in the pool. I felt like there might be something in the PVC that affects the rushes, so I went in the bathtub instead.
post #130 of 286
Gr8flmom,
Does "born in the caul" mean born in the sack/with sack intact?
post #131 of 286

www.dreamschool.org

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Originally Posted by lovemygirl
Anyone having really really wacko pregnant dreams?
Any thoughts?
If you want, you could visit:
www.dreamschool.org
where some dream language/symbology is discussed. They will also "interpret" your dream for free if you email it to them.

I've emailed a few dreams to www.dreamschool.org and thought it was interesting to read their thoughts...

You may want to keep a journal beside your bed & write your dream upon awakening. I've done this since high school. Sometimes I immediately know what my dream is telling me!

Sweet Dreams!!

I had one birth dream a couple weeks ago, and it was fabulous! The birthing was so simple & easy & the baby was so beautiful!
post #132 of 286
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Originally Posted by *Mamajaza*

I am so proud of my self that I gave birth unhindered and unassisted. But at the same time it seems like the only way it was meant to be.

Life is Beautiful

Congratulations!
post #133 of 286
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Originally Posted by mamajaza
I am so proud of my self that I gave birth unhindered and unassisted. But at the same time it seems like the only way it was meant to be.
I just had re-requote this lol. This pinpoints exactly how I felt after I UC'd - it was the most incredible thing yet the most normal thing that had ever happened to me. I just can't wait to do it again

And aw shucks mamas thanks It's hot in NC and my hair :flip was making me go and I knew I could do with one less hassle in my life, I can at least have control over my hair so what the hey
post #134 of 286
what beautiful pictures!!!



does anyone know if it means anything if nipple stimulation does nothing...?

i was trying that last night + this morning and nothing: no hugs, no cramps, nothing.

everything i've read said it's supposed to bring on hugs immediately... all it's doing for me is making me get soaked with colustrum.
post #135 of 286

yea mamajaza!! and welcome new one!

i'm so proud of you for following your heart and birthing so beautifully! what an amazing couple of girls you have!

enjoy your babymoon...


post #136 of 286
Congratulations mamajaza!!!!!!!!
post #137 of 286
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Originally Posted by StacyL
I have to say I have a much higher sex drive when I am not pregnant. I still want to have sex, but not as frequently, and it doesn't seem I have the same intensity of physical sensations.
I feel like it doesn't matter if I have sex or not. I'm seriously wondering about my sex drive/libido. I used to have that years ago, but it's been sooooo long. ?? I don't know what the deal is.

It's a wonder (truly) that I have dd & a little one on the way. We've had sex so few times in the last 6 years (got married July 25, 1998). We did have more sex when I was in college & went to parties & formals & dances, where we'd had alcohol. But, I don't drink anymore. Poor dh. I do feel sorry for him, because I know that guys are sex machines. I'm very grateful to not be living in the day & age when "women are to give their husbands what they need" or whatever, as I've heard my friends in their 70's talk about.

But, I do really, really love physical touch. I love to get massages & cuddle with dd & hold babies & all of that! Looking forward to a little nurser!! I have colostrum these days.
post #138 of 286
mamajaza,

i am very happy to hear about your little newborn girl. it sounds like everything went smoothly. i am wishing the best for you and your family. hopefully, you are able to take lots of time to rest and relax.

take care,
julie

p.s. i enjoyed seeing the pictures.
post #139 of 286
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Originally Posted by Michelle Leigh
Gr8flmom,
Does "born in the caul" mean born in the sack/with sack intact?
So, I think I know about 5 caul babies here on MDC including Mamajaza's

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Originally Posted by klothos
does anyone know if it means anything if nipple stimulation does nothing...?

i was trying that last night + this morning and nothing: no hugs, no cramps, nothing
Nipple stimulation never did anything for me, either, until I was actually in labor. Then it sped it up a whole lot when it stalled. I tried it almost everyday, including the day before labor started once I got to 41 weeks
post #140 of 286
hmmm ... yeah ... the only thing it's done for me today + last night has been make me sleepy.
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