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#1 of 31 Old 05-06-2008, 04:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50

Email, post, link, embed however you want, as much as you want! Give it a rating, or add it as a favorite. Let's see if we can get it in the top 100 in our category!

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Thank you for doing this - it turned out beautiful!!!

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What a great video!

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Posted to myspace, thanks!
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That is fantastic.
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i love it! it made me cry.

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Okay I've watched it like six times now and sent it to everyone I've ever met.

I just stare at all the 38, 39w bellies and think, Damn, I was tiny compared to that!

treehugger.gif Erika
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I know... I made it to just over 38 weeks, and then I see Lisa and Sara and Kathryn's bellies, and it just makes me feel like a wienie for how miserable I was at the end!

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Also, some of those babies make my 7 pounders look like PIPSQUEAKS.

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I'm all tears right now It was everything we heard, and everything we knew we believed. You hit the nail on the head w/ this one!
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Just beautiful. Makes me long for a HBAC!

: 2:Ma To 6 :12,8,7,5,2,1&
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Also, some of those babies make my 7 pounders look like PIPSQUEAKS.
i was thinking the same thing...and here everyone is telling me my twins are huge...little do they know there are nine pounders out there being born ...


i have watched it like twenty times and it keeps getting better!
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I couldn't believe how big so many of those twins were! Everyone told me that mine were so large for twins at 6lb8oz and 6lb14oz, but they are small compared to those other twins!

Off to send elsewhere!

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Update:

1) I sent the link yesterday to the lady who runs www.givingbirthnaturally.com (she has a VERY popular online CBE program, a great web site, and I've had over 9000 hits to my birth video from her site alone since she put a link on her site). Anyway, she's going to put a link on her site!

2) I also just got an email from the Communications Coordinator for The Big Push campaign (the national campaign to legalize midwifery in every state). She asked permission to post it on their clips and pics page (http://www.thebigpushformidwives.org/clips.pix.aspx). Of course I said yes!

So, it will be up in a few high-profile places soon.

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That's awesome!

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I sent it to my NC birth group, and I put it on all my sites!

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mom of twins.gif (8)  blahblah.gif(5) thumbsuck.gif (3) and baby.gif born at home on Christmas day! 
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Beautifully done, mama! I just happened upon your post in New Posts, and I have to say that I am utterly inspired. SHould I be pregnant again, I may actually hope for twins...so empowering!

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you should send it to some of the other birth related advocacy sites too. bet lots of them would love to pick it up.

you're over 2,000 views already! that's got to feel awesome.

i forwarded it through the birth community here and got an email back from a midwife who had her twins at home unassisted 26 years ago! she said it was beautiful and that she would pass it on!

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Like the new sig, 1sttimemummy...

What are some of the sites to send it to? You know, anyone here can pass it along if you have any connections. I've googled a little, and it's already working through the birth blogosphere a bit, which is cool!

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I forwarded it to everyone I know, including my local MOM's club. I did put in a terminology guide in my email though b/c I know lots of people will not know what the abbreviations mean (like my mom didn't know VBAC/HBAC and even my own dh didn't know TTTS, IUGR, and something else which I don't remember now). Something to consider when sending to your average lay person.

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Oh, and shouldn't we share this in the regular birth forums here on MDC??? Has anyone done that yet?

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I forwarded it to everyone I know, including my local MOM's club. I did put in a terminology guide in my email though b/c I know lots of people will not know what the abbreviations mean (like my mom didn't know VBAC/HBAC and even my own dh didn't know TTTS, IUGR, and something else which I don't remember now). Something to consider when sending to your average lay person.
embarassed to say i don't know what TTTS and IUGR mean either. i've got VBAC/HBAC down, but could you fill me in on the others
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TTTS= twin to twin transfusion syndrome, a risk with monozygotic twins

IUGR= intrauterine growth retardation

Some of the moms who have experienced these might be able to better explain some of these.

I wanted to be clear in the video, but the longer the text the more iMovie squishes it up and makes it tinier and harder to read, so I figured people could google it if they needed to.

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It's a wonderful video!!!

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Incredible! Thank you so much for making this. While I can totally get my head around HBAC, multiple homebirth, UC, etc, what is so amazing to me is the SIZE of some of these babies! Some close to or over 9# each! And people think ONE nine pounder is "too big"!

And how cool that there is a birth center that supports both waterbirth and twins! I've never heard of one.
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OOh, Kjoy, would you be willing to be added to it after your baby gets here? They'd just die seeing how far you've gone!
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Awesome! I wish I had seen the request for photos as I would have loved for my overdue babies to be included! But my 15lbs of babies seem so small in comparison. I want to say "What amazing moms!" but don't want to scare off the mom who thinks she is just ordinary, kwim? But I'm just an ordinary mom who went to 41 weeks.

Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks!

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^^^^ mumm, she's already taking submissions for Part II.

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That was SO inspiring!!! Thank you!!!!
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That was cool.
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