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#1 of 73 Old 08-19-2008, 04:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I am not pregnant - and a recent change in my life makes me doubt I will have more children. I left DP 4 months ago, as his mental problems caused him to be verbally abusive - and as it escalated we had to get out of there. We are starting a new life on our own and are doing great. But obviuosly there are no babies in any near future and since I am with the kids 24/7 - not much dating in sight either

So thought it was time for a non-pregnant roll call - for those UC veterans and -supporters who can do just that - support others while (possibly) being terribly envious

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#2 of 73 Old 08-19-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm a non pregnant UC supporter too.
I think we might have more babies, but not for at least a couple of years. It was hard for me to be pregnant and have a baby when my dd was a toddler, so I'm going to try to hold off those hormones and wait a little longer this time!

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here!
I want mroe babies, but not for at least 6 years......

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nonpregnant UC veteran here!
We're planning on at least one more child but won't be TTC'ing until DD is at least 2.

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Me too! I may TTC in a bit, but not for at least a few months. I have some health issues to work out first. I am mostly a lurker. My last was a UC birth, with a crunchy family doctor during pregnancy. Next time will most likely be UP.
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I'm a non-pregnant UCer too. I don't think I'll be having anymore kids. I haven't completely closed the door on it though.

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good to know there are a few of us! i just recently gave birth to my 'last' baby- well no permanent choice is made but were almost certain- and i am at peace. i had 4 awesome births of four awesome humans! i am so happy in my heart that i found UC. as much as i love birth and newborns, i am done for now.

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I'm also single and with my kids 24/7 (ok, maybe 23/7, I do get some time alone occasionally ) and probably no more babies for me ever.

Both DDs were born at home with a lay midwife (at a time and place where lay midwives were illegal; we told the authorites they were UC) and then DS was UC (followed by a hospital transfer due to fears of other adults in the house, which ended with a NICU/CPS nightmare for no valid medical reason.)

I haven't reached menopause yet which means that another pg is possible, but between my health and current living situation it seems incredibly unlikely. I'm hoping to be a grandma someday though!

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Non-pregnant UC veteran and supporter here... but I'm thinking I'll be pregnant in a few months. But until then... :

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Non-pregnant UC vet and staunch supporter here!
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Coming out of lurkdom to say that I am a UC supporter and hopeful for future babies! It will be awhile though as we struggle with infertility.

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UC veteran (3times) and UC grandma too (2x)--too old for more babies but I definitely like to support UC and other forms of Normal, unhindered birth!
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Total UC supporter! I have had two UCs and am currently NOT pregnant. Though I love my three little ones, I don't plan on ever having any more at this present time, so I probably will be a non-pregnant UC supporter for the rest of my life!
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I'm a vet, I guess. DD2 is now 5 months old. :

I'm definitely a supporter!!

I'm 41 now and while I want more babies, the reality is they may or may not come, ya know?
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Me, too! I'm a currently non-pregnant veteran of UC. I do want one more (two would be nice, but hubby says just one more ) but I want to wait until DD is old enough to do her own basic care and also to want a baby brother or sister. My dream is for us to have a new baby together and I really want her to be a part of that 100%. I'm imagining she'll be 4-6 years old when I TTC another.

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Non pregnant UC veteran.
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is having one UC veteran enough?:

if so then i am one non-pregnant UC veteran/supporter. hopefully we will be having at least one more UC!:
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I had a hospital birth and a UC. We have closed the book on more children. I still lurk and post for support.

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UC veteran here as well. I want to say we're done with having babies, but I don't want to completely close that door. I'll just live vicariously through other women's pregnancies and births for the time being

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I have three kids, all UCs. I am not pregnant and don't think I will have more, but haven't completely ruled it out. I am all about supporting others on their journey though so .
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add me to the list. had my first and likely only uc earlier this month. dh and i had already agreed on having just 2 children, and after my intense precipitous labor and dealing with the pp contractions i said that i didn't understand how women could do it more than 2 or 3 times anyways. but now that more time has passed and my tail bone is feeling better, i find myself thinking "wouldn't it be so awesome to do that again?" intellectually i think it's best for us to just stop at 2 but emotionally i'm not ready to shut that door...so, yup. live vicariously whilst being terribly envious.

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Non pregnant UC veteran here too. I have had two UP/UC's. I hope we have more babies. Right now Dh is not completely on board so we wait.

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Veteran UC'er and supporter. We plan on having more in a few years, but not this close together again

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Birth junkie... Had an unplanned UC here but have always been a supporter.
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I'm a supporter. Mid 40s and won't be having more kids unless a miracle occurs . Wasn't in a living situation that allowed for UC or even HB when I had dd unfortunately.
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: Non-preggo long-time UCer here! Actually, 30 years ago today I was in labor with my first baby! Can you believe that I still want another one?!

Last night I was dreaming that I was at a birth conference and someone said they heard I had just had a baby! I told her I hadn't but that I wanted to and wondered if I was still fertile (I'll be 51 next month but am not showing any signs of menopause). Would that be cool or what?!
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Non-pregnant supporter here! I probably won't have a UC (though you never really know), but I think it's a great option!
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Non pregnant UC'er here. Had my son UC in 2006. I'd like to conceive soon but we'd like to finish building our house first. In the meantime I am reading and learning! Gathering info and preparing my body physically and mentally. And, of course, relishing the time with my now-toddler son!
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: Non-preggo long-time UCer here! Actually, 30 years ago today I was in labor with my first baby! Can you believe that I still want another one?!

Last night I was dreaming that I was at a birth conference and someone said they heard I had just had a baby! I told her I hadn't but that I wanted to and wondered if I was still fertile (I'll be 51 next month but am not showing any signs of menopause). Would that be cool or what?!
Laura

Laura, have you ever looked at the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility"? You would be able to determine if and WHEN you ovulate still. It's simple too... just track your waking temperature (with a digital thermometer by mouth) each morning and take note of cervical fluids.
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: Non-preggo long-time UCer here! Actually, 30 years ago today I was in labor with my first baby! Can you believe that I still want another one?!

Last night I was dreaming that I was at a birth conference and someone said they heard I had just had a baby! I told her I hadn't but that I wanted to and wondered if I was still fertile (I'll be 51 next month but am not showing any signs of menopause). Would that be cool or what?!
Laura
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