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#1 of 6 Old 05-15-2014, 09:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Phineas is our 4th Child and our 2nd Home Birth. This was the 1st time we planned to do it unassisted though. We had prenatal care throughout the pregnancy through a practice of midwives, but they did not do home births.

Phineas was born at home, in our bedroom, on our bed, surrounded by only our little family. His brother and sisters witnessed his birth, and then helped clean him up afterward, something they had been excitedly preparing for for 9 long months. Phineas was a Caul Birth, which is very rare and would not have happened had we been in a hospital or birth center. Also he was born March 30th 2013, when there was a Perigee Moon, or when the moon gets closest to the earth as has a greater gravitational pull. We joked he might come out that day because the moon would pull him out. Haha.

I had a very difficult, emotional pregnancy. I conceived Phineas right after an early miscarriage. My Hormones and emotions were horrible.

 Near the end there was some concern I may have had a liver condition called Cholestasis which causes severe itching, but the symptoms were borderline and the diagnosis was unsure. The midwives advised to induce a few weeks early in the hospital, because the condition can lead to still birth. But told me to trust my own gut.

 Thankfully at 38 weeks and 5 days Labor started at home and that's right where I stayed, trusting my intuition, my body, and relying on faith and my husband. I took Black and Blue Kohosh to keep contractions coming because I'd had Prodromal (False) labor for 2 days,  and didn't want to be too exhausted from another round of it to go through with my Unassisted Birth, and end up in the hospital!

 The Ironic thing is that had I been induced in the hospital, the induction method would have been to break my water and we would have missed out on this Extremely rare and Special Caul Birth!

 


 Here is my Home birth Supply List on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nuzzlenudge/home-birth-supply-list/


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This is beautiful! Congratulations! With my third baby (Joy) the bag was covering her face as she emerged. So mystical!

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Congratulations! What a beautiful video!
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Thank you guys! laurashanley that is awesome! Amazing how cool birth can be when handled by people who aren't assembly lining it!


Brittanyfly-by-nursing2.gif Wife to Cedricblowkiss.gif (heartbeat.gif4-9-05heartbeat.gif) Mommy to: Gideon Edmundsuperhero.gifG.E.M.(2-1-07)stillheart.gif

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Tabitha Ivy Esperanza babyf.gifT.I.E.M.(7-17-11) My First h20homebirth.gif  stillheart.gifPhineas Alexander Lyric babyboy.gifP.A.L.M.(3-30-13) rainbow1284.gifuc.jpg

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Congratulations. You have the sweetest, most loving family ever, thank you for sharing.
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Congrats!

I have given birth twice - once in a hositpal which was awful and once unassisted (planned hb, midwife didn't make it on time). The unassisted one was amazing, so beautiful. My baby was born with the caul still on her head (like her head was in a balloon). Born in the caul is supposed to mean the baby will never die by drowning or will have psychic powers!

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