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#1 of 5 Old 06-10-2014, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello from Newbie

Hello everyone.

I'm new to the Mothering boards, but I'm happy to have found this board. I'm not actually hoping to do an Unassisted Childbirth, but since my first child was a only 45 minute labor/delivery, I'm prepping myself for the possibility.

I'm hoping to get some good ideas on how to be prepared in case I have to deliver at home or somewhere else.
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#2 of 5 Old 06-12-2014, 10:07 PM
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Welcome! There is a lot of great info on the internet.
Obviously you know how to birth a baby, as you have before.
In your situation, I would look up basic emergency procedures..such as if baby isn't breathing, is breech, or cord around the neck. Although if breech, obviously you could make it to the hospital in time. I would plan to have clean scissors and tie offs for cord. You can clean basic scissors with rubbing alcohol ahead of time... let dry and store in baggy. For ties offs, you could just use braided embroidery thread (cleaned and dried and stored with scissors)for a temporary tie off.... or if you plan to go to hospital afterwards even if you end up having a uc, then you could just birth the placenta and leave cord in tact and let the hospital deal with it. You will bleed a descent amount, so you might need those huge pads like the hospital uses (might be able to ask for some ahead of time) or just get some depends... but chances are a normal pad isn't going to do the job right after birth (unless you change it very frequently). Hope that helps!
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Hello! All you need is towels. Really. Lot of towels. Everything else can wait until your midwife gets to you or you get to the hospital. Scissors and clean new shoelaces are helpful.

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I had an accidental UC, and we just left the cord alone until after the midwife got there.

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You didn't mention who you were seeing prenatally. Do you have a provider who can come to you if you birth at home?

Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds   11yo dd  9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds  
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