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post #41 of 52
Hey, when is Julia Roberts due?
post #42 of 52
To the question of why would Gwyneth have an epi after that long:
I ended up in a situation like that. I had to have the epi because I was in active labor for over 30 hours and still not dilating. They reccommended the epi as a way to get me to "let go" and it worked in that sense because I dilated to 8 within a couple hours of getting it. Still had a c-section because baby wasn't positioned correctly. My babe was 10lbs 8oz. So, anyways, I just thought that maybe the same thing happened with her.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by ckhagen
They reccommended the epi as a way to get me to "let go" and it worked in that sense because I dilated to 8 within a couple hours of getting it. Still had a c-section because baby wasn't positioned correctly.
I thought that epis slowed things down. What do I know about epidurals? (oh and congrats on that healthy baby )

My original comment about her having one was that she had a VAGINAL birth after all that labor, not a section(right?)...but I also thought an epidural slowed it down so that is why I asked what I did. I did not realize they were recommended to furthur you if not dilating.

But, BACK TO JULIA!

As mom2six mentioned, it would be a first for IVF/twins. I thought someone said Julia said she did not have IVF. I wonder if she did. Not that it matters. The fact that she gets to a mommy does
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by meco
I forgot to mention that she also blasted working women to the press...and she is not working???? Because correct me if I am wrong, but press is working.

There are a ton of links about the story b/c people were quite incensed over her insensitive comments..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1773

I cannot find anymore b/c my freaking computer is loading so slow! And the time just is not worth it...
I read the article and that is sooooo easy to say when you are making that kind of money. :yawning:
post #45 of 52
it would be wondeful if hb became *trendy*----bringing birth back where it belongs anyway, if i were a celebrity (other than to my dc)---hb makes so much more sense, esp for privacy reasons. it's not like every laboring woman isn't a watched pot in the hospital, imagine being julia roberts.

i remember reading cindy crawford saying after her hb, she knew she really could do anything in the world b/c she'd given birth @ home. i think that empowerment really shines through to all aspects of life, and how great it is to have a platform upon which to share it w/others. i also read a few months ago in the newspaper about erikah badu (sp?) giving birth at home in dallas with friends and family present...and i thought....yes! normalizing birth!

so, i hope that JR's births go wonderfully, for many reasons
post #46 of 52
I read most of the posts but just wanted to add that I thought twin delivery by a midwife at home was illegal in most states. I live about 15 minutes from her main home in NM and know it isn't allowed here.

What is the current deal with homebirthing twins?
post #47 of 52
I wonder if any of them post here. Wouldn't that be fun?!
post #48 of 52
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What is the current deal with homebirthing twins?
Yeah it just totally depends on the state. In OR it's legal! Yay!
post #49 of 52
How exciting if it is true about Julia! Although if I had freaks following me around all the time, I would probably try to throw them off too.

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but I also thought an epidural slowed it down so that is why I asked what I did. I did not realize they were recommended to furthur you if not dilating.
This happened to me too. I was stuck at 4 cm.....had been in labor, crying and panicking for 18 hours......then I caved and accepted an epidural. Within an hour I was 10 cm. I dont think it was the epidural that that made me dilate, but I do think that because I stopped panicking, that I was able to dilate. Next time I will have the support I need and NOT be induced and stuck in a bed at a hospital with a posterior baby. UGH. Anyhoo, she made it much longer than I did (Gwenyth).
post #50 of 52
truebluexf wrote: "I know people who have been in labor for days, and whether or not the medical model considers one "in labor" until 4cm dilation has no bearing on whether or not one is in intense pain prior to reaching that dilation, ykwim???"

Yeah, one of my pet peeves is when someone says they had a long labor, and the labor police are going, "yeah, but was that all *active* labor?" I'm sorry, but I forget where it was that "labor" was objectively defined as not starting until 4 cm. dilation?
post #51 of 52
I was in the grocery store today and noticed that Julia Roberts is on the cover of the taboid The Globe along with a headline saying she is planning a home waterbirth. The article said her doctors are watching her closely and will have the final say as to whether or not she goes through with it. So of course we know she'll do it because what doctor is opposed to a home waterbirth of twins?! We'll see. It would be great if she went through with it, not only because of the impact the birth would have on her and the babies, but because it certainly would bring attention to homebirth (and waterbirth as well). I believe she is due around the first of the year. Oh how I would love to get the new unassisted homebirth of twins DVD in her hands!
Laura
post #52 of 52
laura, i saw the globe tonight at the grocery store, too. i was the one with the screaming little ones who didn't want mommy getting the latest celebrity birth scoop....i didn't get to read the whole thing...but i did read her drs. are watching and, of course, will have the final say. somehow, when you're pg, it doesn't matter how much money you make---you're still a patient and do as you're told??? her dh, danny, wants to do everything to be sure babies are safe----which is so ridiculous---as if julia doesn't...anyway, it did say she was planning a hb and to have her babies "under water." the opening paragraph was great b/c it stated all the extremely positive effects of water, and went on to say JR didn't want an epidural.

it would be great for hb and waterbirth to continue to get the great press! so, if the globe is as trustworthy as i hope it is .........
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