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camera and film?

I know what you mean about being overprepared -- I had the birth stuff all set up way long before I could possibly need it -- and I ended up getting really sick of looking at it, lol.
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To me, camera/film seems intrusive and the whole point of going unassisted is to free myself of those encumbrances.

I think we will take some photos soon after the little bundle's arrival...but filming labor would make me think about what imagwe I was projecting etc.

Plus, I have a feeling I will be laboring alone primarily. I don't even want DH there (i think...we'll see) I do have film in the camera because I always do (photography buff) but it is not part of my birth plan.
post #23 of 23

Hi all

Hi Chiromom,
I am so excited for you!
I have had my two unassisted and was due last week with number three again - UC!
I agree with all the posts on preparing, less is more! I still have some things to get together, like string and a placenta bowl, but its not like I don't have these items in my house, I just haven't put them all in the same spot! I guess I am weary of preparing early as I went 4 weeks "late" with the last one.....oh what a disapointing wait...I get sooo anxious to hold the new little one!
I didn't want to do the Chux thing this time, although they work great and you can toss them, I am getting more and more crunchy (if possible;-) and wanted not to throw anything away from my nifty little ecologically correct homebirth ;-) , so am using fleece squares with hemp laid on top of it (later to be turned into diapers) instead of chux pads. And we may do a lotus birth this time if it doesn't bother me too much with the cuddling aspect!
well enough rambling, good luck to you, hope you will keep us posted as to your birthing and I will do the same, I Just love hearing more UC stories!
love,
Augustine
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