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Thanks for all the replies. Actually, I did call with the first contractions the last time. Unfortunately, there aren't any midwives closer to me.
I don't think I would be so into the "natural induction" type of thing. Really, my husband is more the one who is freaked than me. I know I'll be fine. Both times I hemorrhaged, it wasn't immediately, but more than an hour after birth. I'm an L&D nurse, so getting the pit and giving the injection in a worse case scenario wouldn't be a problem. Several of the nurses I work with have offered to come over, but I'm worried how they would handle things, as most aren't used to a natural, hands off labor.
As for what might have caused the previous pp hemorrhage, I think with my 4th, I just wasn't in tip-top shape as I had back to back pregnancies. With the first, I haven't a clue. I am guzzling a pregnancy herbal combo, recipe courtesy of Aviva Jill Romm's Natural Pregnancy book, with rasp. leaf, nettle and other goodies. I'm really hoping that will help.
And just for the record - this is #6.