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#1 of 13 Old 01-17-2011, 08:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello to all on the UC thread - whether planning or thinking about it or having done it!

 

I'm Lisa and I plan to have my baby unassisted this April.  This will be my second child, and first UC.  I had planned for a UC with the first but went to the hospital after 40 hours of prodomal labour and not really knowing what I was doing.  It's a decision I regret every day.

 

We are going to be living on a remote Island in BC that doesn't have a hospital, but has ambulance service that coordinates with a Medivac Helicopter in case of emergency.  I have to admit that it's waaaay outside of what I ever would have considered my comfort zone - the hospital being on another island an all that - but it's just the way it has to be if I am going to have a baby and make myself a cup of tea and sit out on my porch an hour later.

 

I'm fairly knowledgeable about most things birth and hope that I won't have to use any of my knowledge for complications and that the little bean just slips right out into my hands.

 

Anyway, that's me in a nutshell and I look forward to spending the next couple of months with you!

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Part two of this post is about boards like BornFree and specifically the Canadian UC board.  

 

If anyone has the Canadian UC board info, would they please send me a link?  I seem to have lost the info and it's not really turning up in google (big surprise!)

 

Also, what's the deal with BornFree?  I have tried in vain to recover my password, then re-register twice and there is never any response to my registration.  Has anyone else had the same problems?  I would love to connect with other mothers but can't seem to figure this one out - now it seems as though the forum has disappeared.  What's the deal?

 

Thanks for taking the time to get back to me on this.

 

All the best!!!


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hola.gif I'm also due in April(18th) and this will be my first UC. :highfive:

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I have had the same troubles with bornfree. Though this board has its cons (not as many people around, and it is a public forum which can lead to anti-homebirth people ridiculing you on their sites!), I think it is a great place to chat and often to collect info. There are plenty of experienced UC mamas here!

 

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Born Free got hacked (actually the server did--so 800 sites were impacted!)--they've been down for a couple weeks.  However, they are working on coming back.  I can let you know as soon as they get it all back up...because it's happened before, the people who run it have learned to save everything--so it should be returned, intact, soon.  It's a great place for thorough info and thoughtful discussion!

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I was just thinking about asking about Bornfree. It was a forum I used to visit often and now that I'm actually pregnant it's down.

 

 

Hopefully it comes back up soon.

 

 

Good luck with your UC, Chinupchamp. 

 

Blessings, 

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Thanks everyone and it's nice to "meet" you. 

 

It would be great to know when the site is up and running - so thanks for offering to let me/us know.

 

Hi to you too Crystal!  Good to know another mama due in April.  

 

Anyway - I have to run - heading to a meeting with a mom who wants a Doula at her uc.  I'm the second doula actually, just helping a friend out who's the primary doula since she has to bring her baby with her to the birth!  Crazy.  I'm actually really excited to attend a UC (not in a professional capacity or anything) and see how awesome it can be.

 

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Good to know about Bornfree! I was wondering what was going on over there.

 


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 fyi, ivillage also has a UC board :)

 

http://forums.ivillage.com/ivillage/?category.id=iv-ppunassisted 


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http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CanadianUC/ Canadian UC group


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I had that issue with BornFree as well. For the last year and a half. I've tried several times to get on there and have never been accepted.

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The Bornfree site is back up and running again.

 

 

http://www.bornfreeforum.com


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I finally received approval to join bornfree - indeed there were problems with their servers or something.  Just wanted to let everyone know that it seems to be working and that a new membership has been granted.

 

Now if I could just get approval for the Canadian UC yahoo group - this seems a little slow too.  Oh well, I guess we all have lives somewhere out of cyberspace and MDC!

 

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I never got approval from an admin, only a confirmation of registration. =(

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