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#1 of 4 Old 01-29-2003, 05:32 PM - Thread Starter
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hi there mamas! i am looking for mamas who have had unassisted births. I am sincerely fed up with the medical community, especially around here. There are just so few options. I really love the idea of trusting in my body so much that i just let it go to do what it will, which is birth a baby. I believe in myself to do this, though i know that i could use some meditation and positive thinking. Anyways i'd love to hear from some of you who have had unassisted births.

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Hi Jessica
I haven't had an unassisted birth yet , but I am planing to have one as soon as this baby decides it wants to come out. My due date is Feb 8. I found a lot of encouragment from the homebirth thread, so you might want to try and post there. Sorry I couldn't give you an experience of my own.

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Hi Jessica,

I think there are only a few UCers here who are currently pregnant. So like Veronica mentioned, you might have more luck posting in the 'homebirth' forum, and in fact if you do a search you'll find a lot of threads there in which it's been discussed.

I gave birth without assistance 18 months ago, and if I ever have another baby I will do it again, as long as there is no need for medical assistance.

My story is long, long, long (aren't they all ) so I'm not going to attempt to tell it, but if you have specific questions, ask away!

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I SO support your (and all women's) desires to accept your health care into your own hands.

Laura Shanley is the author of Unassisted Childbirth.

here are a few links I have on the subject:


This one is Laura's. You may also write to her or join her email list, she's awesome.


Here are Karen Plomp's pages, lots are unassisted.

I haven't read this whole article yet but I'm sure it is VERY opinionated. FYI


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