Whew! I haven't checked in for a little while and there are so many posts! It's so cool to see our little group getting to know each other better!
MamaFern, I was just trying to figure out if you loved your MW because you all grew up together or she's your cousin or something! But, you're friends - you guys get together regularly then even when you're not pregnant. I get it now.
I mean, a MW WOULD be a pretty cool person to have for a lover, but that wasn't what I was thinking. It seems like on so many more mainstream boards moms LOVE their OBs. And, so your use of the word, made me wonder how you meant it. Typically when I hear someone LOVING their OB, they'll go onto explain how their OB was there for them and saved them in some way or another. That kind of love puts me off, because it's like the OB is taking away the emotions that should be for the woman's partner or the woman herself and her baby. That kind of love in my mind should be reserved for the people actually doing the birthing. It's like a displaced kind of love, just because the OB was the savior. Insert frequently heard comment like, "If my OB hadn't been there I couldn't have done it/my baby would have died/I would have wanted to die/etc."
Sherry -- I'll pray your baby comes before Christmas, too!
Dec is just SUCH a busy month. How will we ever find the time to birth!!! :LOL It would be much nicer to have a baby in arms by Christmas or whatever holiday is celebrated in everyone's famililies. I'm a little concerned about not getting the postpartum support needed having a baby during the holidays. I had another holiday baby and suffered PPD after that. I'm trying to figure out how to get the help I need after this baby. We have free doulas here, but they want to attend your birth... um, that Idon't want. Now... can I afford a Post Partum doula? Can I afford to not have a Post Partum doula? I don't know!
Ashe, glad you're here to explore. This thread is just the tip of the iceburg as far as the informaion resources here on this board. I believe in your body to birth your baby free from outside interventions.
Looking forward to getting to know you better. This will be my 3rd homebirth, but first UC as well.
Carrie -- glad your M/S went away!
That's NICE. ok, and ewww about the OB. Yuck. Good chiro... I'd ask around IRL for rec's. For me I don't want anyone that will POUNCE on me. I like slow gentle chiro, even just that pressure clicky thing is nice.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.