Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Observant, Jewish and Very Crunchy in China
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eat plenty of protein and good vegetables and fruits
I had a serious itch to nest the 2 days prior to going into labor (who knew?) and so I organized like crazy, put together a huge bookshelf/storage unit by myself and cleaned cleaned cleaned for my mom's arrival.
BOY I wish I had saved all that energy for the birth.
After a great start, my labor stalled at 8 cm, I was exhausted by that hour, too (hour 8)....it was a miracle I avoided a section. But only because after 12 excruciating hours of being stuck at 8 cm in utter "kill me now" hell with irregular contractions and swollen cervix, I reluctantly agreed to a walking epidural and pitocin. It did get me through, but it certainly wasn't the natural birth I had hoped for, and thought I had prepared for!
Liora. Best way to reach me is FACEBOOK, search for "LioraP2". Jewish and Frum In Beijing, Mom of Three (mother of 3: #1 was vaccine injured at age 2m later dx with PDD-NOS, healed in 3 years with biomed. #2 unvaxed and healthy boy. #3 unvaxed amazing girl with Down syndrome using Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) since infancy)