I am due with #2 - just got my due date, December 4th. I really wanted a homebirth, but it looks like it will have to be a really nice birthing center instead. As long as it's not the HOSPITAL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to see if I can have a waterbirth there.
Had dd naturally and could not believe the pain, but I aim to go that route again.
Chose not to find out the baby's sex, want to be surprised. I'm supposedly "high risk", only because I'm 38, but nobody's made much of a big deal out of it yet, except that my doctor talked me into an ultrasound, "just to be sure". Due to the limitations of our insurance carrier, we have to use a hospital, and the hospital I chose has no midwives who deliver there!! They do have jacuzzis though, and a nice, calm atmosphere.
One thing that I think is going to be a real benefit is that we are taking Bradley Method classes, which I highly recommend. We've learned so much!
I'm pregnant with first. Due May first, *****9 days***** give or take a week!
Planning a waterbirth at home with 2 midwife and a student midwife. Not sure of sex... just want to meet the little tyke at this point!
This is my third child and I am due Dec. 25, 2002.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
Hoping for a girl but not turning boys away!
Good luck to everyone.
I am having a girl, my first baby, and she will be born on July 16 by scheduled c-section. Her name is Emily Jasna (pronounced "YASS-na", it's Croatian).
I look forward to getting to know other "july moms".
thanks for doing this.
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
I'm hoping for a natural birth, and am taking Bradley classes to improve my odds. My OB seems supportive of my choices and hasn't given me the "but you're 35 and high-risk" rigamarole. I'd love to home birth with a midwife, but I am going the hospital route (possibly with a doula) because my insurance only covers hospital/OB and both DH and I are now unemployed.
I'm also hoping lil' Lazarus will decide to come early, now that we're past the danger point. Anyone else due soon and ready to lose their marbles? I've loved pregnancy, but suddenly I don't know how much more barfing and joint pain and weird Braxton-Hicks and near-immobility and sleeplessness I can take... but that's another thread, isn't it??
Anyway (to end on a happy note!), congrats to all the mamas-to-be!!!!
I'm interviewing midwives/alternative birthing centers and even a practice of dr.'s who attend you in your own home! I want a homebirth but dh doesn't know where he stands yet.
All the Best,
This is my first posting and our first child. I'm due oct 20 and will hopefully be birthing in a birthing center with a midwife.
One funny thing is that I knew that I was pregnant 2 DAYS! after conception, it was just a feeling and then 2 LONG!! weeks later I could take the home preg test.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE OTHERS OUT THERE!!!!
I am a first time mom. I had a miscariage 1 1/2 years ago, but we were NOT ready then!
Hope to have a home birth, we'll see what the Universe provides!
Due January 5.
Dd is still nursing well - she's 19 months - and we'll tandem nurse. She loves my growing belly and kisses it all the time. Hopefully she'll love the baby when he or she arrives!
The birth will be at a birthing centre with a midwife and a doula.
All my best to everyone!
We plan a homebirth with a CNM and an apprentice lay midwife in attendance.
I am so so so so
Due in Late September- the Estimated is 9/28/02- although the ultrasound 2 weeks ago said maybe a week early
not complaining would love a Virgo just like me
i wanted a homebirth- but i live in NJ, and it was too expensive to do -
so im taking advantage of great public health care with no docs, all midwives and nurses
Ill be in my hospital birth pavillion with my hubby, mom, and best friend
and i think its a boy
I am a bit nervous as this pregnancy was not planned and my dd will only be 15 months old when my due date rolls around. Also, I live in WI and do not have any friends or family around so it really stinks.
Thank goodness for all of you! Your posts help keep me sane!
We're not finding out if the baby is a boy or a girl, and we've been having fun speculating.
This is my third pregnancy, my first ended in miscarriage and my second ended in a happy healthy bouncing baby boy who is 13 months old. I am feeling okay, nausea and tired, achy pelvis. Congratulations to you all....wishing you all a happy healthy pregnancy.
Congratulations to all of you! I am pregnant too. Three and a half months along and due October 28th.
I have a DD who will be three on 6/10, this will be baby #2. We plan a natural birth in a hospital with a nurse midwife, just like last time, except I'd love to skip the petocine this time.
I hope all the mama's who get to carry their babies through the hot summer months find cool breezes and lots of time in the shade.
I'm expecting my #4 for New Years Eve. I'm excited. I will be doing it at the hospital because I tend to lose ALOT of blood and require help there. I can't quite figure it out other than it only takes about 6 contractions and a babe is born, so it's traumatizing to my system.
I'd love a home birth, but am too scared and the cost is daunting, so I figure, let's do it where i"m comfortable, and my OB is wonderful.she had me laughing all the way through my last delivery.
I guess I'm due the middle of January-- maybe 1/19/03. It hasn't quite sunk in yet, but I'm thrilled nonetheless.
I had a hospital birth with a CNM last time, and am hoping for a home water birth this time.
Best wishes for all of you and your babies,
Momma of three, born 9/2000, 1/2003 and 12/2012! Married to my beautiful wife, whatever the law says. Nurse practitioner student, RN, childbirth educator and birth doula
I had a baby boy, Josiah Patrick, 18 mo ago in a natural hospital birth with a family physician that practices a midwifery model of care and a wonderful doula.