We have a $5 store at one of the malls around here and they have birth balls
They're exercise balls there, but yeah, same difference.
I sat on one during my last month or so last time, then my doula brought one to the hospital. Can you believe more than one person was like "What's that?" I'm pretty sure it was a resident
It's so amazing what people will say in the hospital.
During my first labor I was out of bed, leaning over it, swaying back and forth which seems to be my favorite labor position. A nurse came in and was basically "WTF are you doing?" as if she'd never seen anything like it before.
I just can't BELIEVE that people don't get out of bed while in labor if they're not comfortable. And it's a simple fact that you don't just get an epidural as soon as you walk in so... I just didn't understand it.
Kind of reminds me about how your cervix is suddenly public info; there was a post about it either here or in the I'm Pregnant forums.
A mom at my son's school today told me that her friend who's due at the end of the month is 1.5 dilated and 60% effaced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With big !!! at the end lol! I so wanted to say "Well, I was 70% and 4 cm for at least 2 weeks before Tristan was born" but I held back. I just went "Wow!" HEHE!
Actually I recall going into the hospital for some bleeding.. probably around this time of my pregnancy with him. They did an exam and I was 2 cm. But you know, if you've had previous kids, your cervix isn't always shut tight. So that didn't impress me.
I just have this vision though that my water is going to break with a vengeance when it's time. This kid has her hands up above her head or by it or near it or whatever ALL the time. Almost every day she takes a good swipe, a nice LONG punch and grind way down there and it's almost violent. So she's wearing that bag down (possibly).
I also know there's a possibility of a 48 hour labor.
But you know, the uncertainty to me is so exciting right now!! I've never had a labor that wasn't induced. This is so special to me. I can't wait to see what day she chooses!
By the way, I'm having "hair issues" as well. If I'm in my regular undies, hair pops out the top and I have to be careful if I'm like at my moms and decide to unfurl the belly which I often do. Since I can't see below it, I'm always afraid some is peeking out to say hello.
Anyone else have a garden that totally grew out of control??? I had to tame it and hopefully my mother won't say anything if she sees it LMAO!!!!! Sometimes I just want to go down the street and get a Brazillian but I think what we've got now is just fine.
And again, I'm not sure what it looks like. I just try to keep it under control and hope that it's even. As if it matters.
Anyway, enough about things bordering on pornography lol!
Take care ladies,