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Old 10-18-2007, 03:24 AM
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We had a homebirth with just my DH and MW present. Planned to have my DSs, my mom, and assistant MW, but the birth went from slow to super-charged and they all missed it! Glad my MW had hung out for the afternoon or she'd have missed it, too!

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:09 PM
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HB with MW for me!
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UC because midwife abandonded us in labor...of which I am eternally grateful since it was such a perfect birth!

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this was my second HB with the same MW making it barely in time with both.

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I just went along with the pretty standard procedure here - homebirth with midwife. All the way through pregnancy there were minimal checks carried out (I had to chase for my regular thyroid check-ups) and the birth was similar. When we called the mw at 3.30 am she arrived about 30 min later and I was already 8 cm dilated. The only intervention was 10 min spent in the shower to encorage the pushing ctxns.
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I HB'ed with midwife, her Asst, my doula and her mentee (as well as the presence of friends and family) was a long process due to a pesky anterior cervical lip but thanks to the skilled hands of my wonderful midwife I delivered (after a total of 30 hrs in labor from onset of 1st "surge") in my fishy designed birthpool in my daughter's own room. This was my 1st birth and it was wonderful!
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I had a UP and then birthed at home with dh and 2 mws.

No intervention at all. In fact my mw had never touched my yoni....EVER!

I caught my baby and did my own perineum support. It was awesome.

Just for the record I was 43 + weeks and there were no signs of a post-date baby. He was perfect. Next time I won't stress about my 10 month pregnancy!
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