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#271 of 291 Old 02-28-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Hello @aylamck,

 

Thanks for your response to my post. This is essentially where we will likely fall into by default (having an "emergency home birth"). Not only because of where we live, but also because my last birth was very fast and pain-free (except for crowning which was really the only "intense" moment). It was hard for me to tell I was in labour last time until right before she was born. All of the midwives I have spoken to have suggested, even if they took me on, they wouldn't not likely make it to me in time. I am going to check with the local hospital about their policies (our town's hospital doesn't deliver, but there is an ER), as I believe once a woman has progressed to a certain point, the EMTs will just deliver the baby where in place rather than transporting to a hospital anyways. That way at delivery (or immediately after) we would have someone there. Most of the doulas I have researched in this area are quite averse to the thought of being here without a doctor or midwife present (understandably for liability reasons). Hopefully I can find one! Suggestions are welcomed!

 

I am not afraid of the birth at all. I feel pretty "set"...my body knows what it is doing. But right after, I wouldn't mind having someone there to be the official health support person. 

 

It is going to be an interesting experience!

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I'm sorry to hear thinks are turning out different that hoped! BUT, wow twins! I'm always interested that most places don't deliver twins naturally. 

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@RorysMum So awesome to hear that. If I have a third, I may be confident enough by my second, but I have to get through my first birth this june first, I would like to try an unassisted birth. But I totally understand the wanting someone there just to make sure. It is nice to have that safety net. Ya finding a Doula that would be comfortable with not having a doctor or a midwife there would be hard, as a fairly new Doula I know that I would not be comfortable with that. Well I look forward to hearing more about your journey.

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I'm sorry to hear thinks are turning out different that hoped! BUT, wow twins! I'm always interested that most places don't deliver twins naturally. 


There are layers upon layers of policy, protocol & comfort levels ... so while I have midwifery care, there is an OB out-ranking them 'sharing' my care. And I can deliver naturally provided twin A's head is down, and I must deliver in the OR since they want quick, ready, access to C-sec if baby B has issues. It's just gotten much more medical -- U/S every 3 weeks or so, appt every 4 weeks w/ MW, every 4 weeks w/ OB (I'm expecting that soon ramps up to every other week w/ both), and if baby A is not head down, it's a c-section no matter what. DS was a scheduled C-sec at 38.5wks, that was avoided as he started to turn from transverse that morning so they sent me home, and DD was an external version at 38.5wks followed by an induction before she could revert to breech or transverse. So far, with twins, they are flippy, but don't linger in a transverse position for long, only A ever goes that way and doesn't stay there.


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There are layers upon layers of policy, protocol & comfort levels ... so while I have midwifery care, there is an OB out-ranking them 'sharing' my care. And I can deliver naturally provided twin A's head is down, and I must deliver in the OR since they want quick, ready, access to C-sec if baby B has issues. It's just gotten much more medical -- U/S every 3 weeks or so, appt every 4 weeks w/ MW, every 4 weeks w/ OB (I'm expecting that soon ramps up to every other week w/ both), and if baby A is not head down, it's a c-section no matter what. DS was a scheduled C-sec at 38.5wks, that was avoided as he started to turn from transverse that morning so they sent me home, and DD was an external version at 38.5wks followed by an induction before she could revert to breech or transverse. So far, with twins, they are flippy, but don't linger in a transverse position for long, only A ever goes that way and doesn't stay there.

THat is crazy that they would schedule a csection at 38.5 weeks just because the baby has not yet flipped! Baby's can flip DURING labor.. I would refuse a scheduled c-section for that reason...up until I was almost in transition actually..

 

I would not feel comfortable with that many ultrasounds either! Gah!  I haven't done any twin research though to make an informed decision in terms of that... good luck to you! It will be wonderful once they arrive tho twins are quite special.


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THat is crazy that they would schedule a csection at 38.5 weeks just because the baby has not yet flipped! Baby's can flip DURING labor.. I would refuse a scheduled c-section for that reason...up until I was almost in transition actually..

 

I would not feel comfortable with that many ultrasounds either! Gah!  I haven't done any twin research though to make an informed decision in terms of that... good luck to you! It will be wonderful once they arrive tho twins are quite special.

 

Until you've been 10 days away from your due date with a transverse baby, it's pretty hard to determine 'crazy' :) Babies *can* flip during labour, but if they don't, and stay transverse, it can be hours of labour hoping they turn, followed by an emergency C-section, with whichever doc was on call that day. Scheduling the C-sec, with the stipulation that we'd confirm positioning immediately before hand, allowed for me to at least have my own doctor available to do the surgery.  DS would flip to head down following any natural options for birth positioning (inversions, homeopathics, heat, ice, light etc), remain there for an hour or so, and flip back to transverse - there wasn't a doctor available in our area at the time either qualified or experienced to do an external version. DD was just flippy all over the place constantly. By 38 weeks, I pretty much just end up feeling like I've been beat up from the inside with average size babes doing flips and such, instead of just engaging in an optimal birth position.

The frequent  U/S for twins can be important as one can grow at a different rate than the other, 'taking' resources, and leave them both in a very dangerous place. However, since mine are not sharing a placenta, we're not having to have U/S every 2nd week from 20wks onward, increasing to weekly towards the end.


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On the topic of twins, random thought, but I met a mom at Gymboree once who had twin boys that were only 2 weeks old. She said she'd had a homebirth, never did an untrasound, and never measured ahead so they didn't know they were having twins until the first one was born and they realized there was one more in there! Can you imagine! Pretty incredible that through all the checks they couldn't feel another baby, hear another heartbeat, and that she didn't measure ahead or gain any more than "normal". 


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Hello ladies,

 

Name: Natalie

Location: Strathmore, Alberta (just outside of Calgary)

Kids: 3 Kiddos and one on the way (9 yr old, 7 yr old, 22 month old....and 5 months "cooked" in the oven)

Due Date: June 29th 

 

Hobbies...oh dear, um...sewing, crafting, leather work, knitting, cooking, canning, hiking, soap making, gardening...

 

I've had two induced hospital births, and one home home birth (my 22 month old was born at home) in a record (for me) two hours...hoping for another quick and easy birth this time around!

 

All midwives in Calgary are fully booked, and wouldn't take me on as I live in a small town just outside the city. I found a doc in Calgary (30 minutes outside of my town), but because of my last "precipitous" labour, she has informed me not to bother driving to the hospital, but just to call the ambulance. I am little perturbed at our situation as I was and am still hoping for another stress free, relaxed, and mainly pain free labour and would have loved to be a home for it.

Another Natalie! :) Welcome. I have to say I'd love one of those two hour labors that aren't too intense....sign me up please! :) 


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I know, right?! I am sincerely hoping for another! I wish everyone could experienced a relaxed birth...it is so healing of everything to go through it in such a positive way. 

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Looks like we are in the pink boat...but not as sure as I would like us to be lol!

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Name you want to be called: Jenny
Area of location you live: Tacoma, WA
How many children you have already, if any: This will be our first child a little girl.
Estimated expectancy date: 6/16/14
Hobbies: I am a photographer, homeowner and love a good drink (when I am not pregnant)
Anything else you like to share: I am looking for a group for after I give birth where I can meet and playgroup since this will probably be our only child and she will be the only grandchild. No cousins. :(

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Name you want to be called: Kim
Area of location you live: Vermont
How many children you have already, if any: 1 nearly 7 year old boy and 5 angels.
Estimated expectancy date: 6/19, but I am thinking this one might be a tad earlier.
Hobbies: knitting, crafting, sewing
Anything else you like to share: I am so excited about this little one. We TTC for over a year and a half and had three losses very close together with the last one at 11 and 1/2 weeks last March on my birthday. We ended up giving up after that and suddenly here is our surprise rainbow babe! This little one is to wanted and loved already, but it is hard to set aside my terror of losing him/her.

After a very bad experience in the hospital with my first, we are planning a homebirth for this one. My son is so excited to take part and to be a big brother. I am very much looking forward to the labor and birth experience being very different than last time.

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Welcome Kim! Congrats on the little one on the way!
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Name you want to be called: Erin

Area of location you live: Texas (unfortunately not the good part)
 

How many children you have already, if any: None, this is my first.

Estimated expectancy date: 6/23
 

Hobbies: Reading & writing (although both of these are related to my work, so I guess they aren't really hobbies); cooking, hanging out with my best friend/husband.  I watch too much TV.
 

Anything else you like to share:  I've been working full time throughout my pregnancy (I teach), but will fortunately have the summer off when my baby is expected.  I'll go back to work at the end of August when she's about 6 weeks old.  This is my first child and I'm extremely excited.

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Name you want to be called: Sam
Area of location you live: Alberta, Canada
How many children you have already, if any: 2 girls, 8 and 5, and 2 bonus girls, 18 and 16
Estimated expectancy date: June 18th 2014
Hobbies: Reading, movies, baking, cooking, occasional knitting and crochet (but I'm not so good at it haha)
 

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Welcome Sam! What part of AB are you in? We're pondering a relocation from ON to AB :)


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I'll go by MoP! I am due with baby girl #4 June 24th, and live in Columbia, Missouri.  I am a nurse, very passionate about natural birthing and am planning a home birth (my first, had birth center births with my others).  I enjoy reading, cooking/baking and crafty stuff. :)

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Short Mom # 4. End of June
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I thought I did this already. Oh well, better late than never :)

 

Name you want to be called: Tiff, Tiffany, whatever
Area of location you live: Upstate South Carolina
How many children you have already, if any: 1 boy (just turned 3 this month)
Estimated expectancy date: June 14th
Hobbies: Art and cooking
Anything else you like to share: I'm expecting another boy. My first was born in AZ and I was woefully unprepared for the experience. I wanted a natural birth with no pain killers, but ended up with an epidural. He came pretty fast and furious though. This time I've been preparing with hypnobabies and even though I'm planning another hospital birth, I did a lot more research before choosing my doctor and hospital. I think I'm set up to have the birth I really want this time. Yay :).

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Bumping for due date list

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