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We had our longest but easiest labor, my hardest birth, our largest birth audience, and our first daughter, Nilah Serenity, last evening. Our 3 boys are in love, Daddy is in blissful shock, and momma is just glad we're done!! Nilah weighed 8lbs 12oz, and we ended up having the midwife there. I am grateful she was, and that she listened to me and my concerns about my labor--it was a great team.

My childbearing days are officially over! I have my girl!!
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Any one want to start a new thread? This one is too long!
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congratulations! s
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Originally Posted by oshunmama
We had our longest but easiest labor, my hardest birth, our largest birth audience, and our first daughter, Nilah Serenity, last evening. Our 3 boys are in love, Daddy is in blissful shock, and momma is just glad we're done!! Nilah weighed 8lbs 12oz, and we ended up having the midwife there. I am grateful she was, and that she listened to me and my concerns about my labor--it was a great team.
Yeah for girls!congrats I love her name...
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welcome nilah! enjoy your babymoon, oshunmama.

i'm not getting to a computer very often or for very long these days, but i wanted to check in and say hi. i try to catch up on the uc thread 1st and foremost if i get time at a computer. this has been such an important forum for me. it reminds me that i can trust my intuition just like in the rest of my life...and reminds me to keep learning and listening inside.

klothos, one thing that comes to mind (and i hope my preg. brain can get it out in a way that makes sense!) is about the transfer/'risk' idea....that different families have different education about health care. many reasons for transfer can be dealt with using methods of bodywork/energywork, homeopathy, flower remedies, positioning, warm water,etc. but since everyone has different levels of knowledge/resources, there's nothing set in stone about what conditions should lead to transfer. for example, two friends of mine (one's dh is the other's bro, so they're sil's) gave birth to 'gurgly' babes (mw-assisted). one had a mw knowledgeable in homeopathy, one didn't. the former was given a single dose of the correct remedy, the latter gave oxygen until the baby was getting blue and they transferred and ended up with the total nicu "just in case, we want to watch him" 2 week package. this also, actually, matched the parents' styles, too--mellow, take care of it themselves vs. drama, attention-seeking lifestyle. there's just sooo many factors that come into it.

also, about transverse and how babies can turn at anytime, i remember reading in the past month(?) on mdc about a woman giving birth to a baby who was transverse through labor up until delivery was imminent. lucky baby that has a mama that trusting in the process!! but maybe you could use her in your article as an example if she's into it...and you can find her.

re: blueviolet's comment (i think it was on this thread?) about the risks being riskier in hospitals...a friend of mine uc'd her 1st (and only so far) and had placenta previa. it caused no problem in the birth. so maybe touching on what some consider a deadly risk in a hospital, isn't always a risk at home?

don't know if any of this was enough to make sense...maybe you can see where i was hoping to go? these days, i'm unable to pull my thoughts together enough to....well i can't remember what i was even going to say! : ahhhh....livin' the life of the simple-minded. it's definitely quieter in my head now, just a bunch of songs.
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Can you tell us more about the home birth with placenta previa? Everyone gets so scared about it (including me) but at the same time I wonder about it. Transverse, too. No one thinks the baby will turn. The other day I was even thinking, as long as the baby is in a bendable position, wouldn't it get bent into a butt first position? Couldn't it start getting squeezed down anyway? And then it could even turn then, maybe.

I don't know, didn't push my baby out due to midwife stupidity (knew herbs, didn't know homeopathy, I like homeopathy and herbs affect me almost pathologically, and there was an ugly moment where they were trying to FORCE Rescue Remedy down my throat, it was NOT nice), but I think about the physicality of these things...

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Congratulations Oshunmama!

Welcome Earthside Nilah!
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Hi ladies!! Sorry I haven't been around much... I wanted to jump back into the dicussion here but I will need some time to catch up --looking forward to reading the posts. I wanted to say Welcome to any new members here and Congrats to those that have birthed their babies recently!



I am nearing 37 weeks with this pregnancy and am having lots of BH contrax. My daughter came out at 37 weeks so who knows if this one will to.. (probably not!! :LOL)
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I was about to away when I realized, hey, it's september already! Should I go look for the new thread? :LOL
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DAUGHTER Enjoy your babymoon

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Originally Posted by oshunmama
We had our longest but easiest labor, my hardest birth, our largest birth audience, and our first daughter, Nilah Serenity, last evening. Our 3 boys are in love, Daddy is in blissful shock, and momma is just glad we're done!! Nilah weighed 8lbs 12oz, and we ended up having the midwife there. I am grateful she was, and that she listened to me and my concerns about my labor--it was a great team.

My childbearing days are officially over! I have my girl!!
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