EDD: December 31st
Your name: Kelli
State or Country: Arizona
How long it took to you to get your BFP: complicated, I was told last year I was infertile, worked with an amazing doctor after that and we realized even though I wasn't ready for another baby, it wasn't safe for a baby to get pregnant either, so we got my health back in order and as soon as I was given the go-ahead that it was safe, we had a little surprise for our boys! I was stunned it happened like that, but he really did give me my health back.
What number child is this for you: 3
Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Partner Joe, Sage 7, Orion 4, and an angel baby who would be almost 3.
Baby's Gender (hopes or guesses): third boy!!
Birth Plans/Preferences: After having to leave my homebirth midwife we had last time to plan a natural hospital birth because of a blood clotting issue, we just got it all cleared up and the OB came in grinning after my follow-up from the perinatologist saying "Kelli....!! Kelli!!! Are you off the Heparin?! Are you having your homebirth like I told you!? Tell me I get to discharge you back to your midwife....!" (Me: "Yep!) "Yay!! I knew it would be good news! Do you feel confident about that after talking it through with Dr. E? I just knew we could make this happen!" Ok so seriously, its old hat to us to homebirth, but after such stress, and limbo, and dread (until we met this awesome OB and midwife practice) it's a big deal to get back our homebirth plans.
Anything else you'd like to share: I'm almost finished with my childbirth educator certification, and aspire to be a midwife one distant day. And my husband and I partnered up with an amazing woman in our area last year to teach free local classes called "The Foreskin & Circumcision; Facts You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision." The information on both sides is just not out there enough or clear, and circumcision needs to be taken seriously and cautiously and foreskin development needs to be understood because doctors in the US are simply not taught this stuff yet. We want to see all kids kept safe and cared for properly, and right now less than 2% of doctors who deal with pediatrics can give accurate foreskin care information OR adequate circumcision wound care information because medical texts haven't been updated since the 1800s on this topic. So if you need any info, at all, on any part of this topic, I'm your lady. I have a big heart for babies and moms and I'm always grateful to help in any way you need. Oh, and I'm an open book if you can't tell