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Update: Thanks to all for their healing energy!

River Kai was born last night 3/5 at home in a birthing spa after only an hour and 26 min labor. I believe if he came any sooner I wouldn't have been well enough to push him out.

I still have one more day of antibiotics...I am keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get thrush.

I appreciate all of you!


Two weeks ago I came down with the flu and it just wouldn't go away. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and found out that I now have pneumonia!

I am due 3/10 and I am planning on a homebirth.

I hope that baby River can hold off until I can get better and birth him/her the way I want to. Right now my lungs hurt so bad that there is no way I could push a baby out. It hurts to move, breathe, cough, lift my arms, lie down, etc.

Any healing thoughts you can send my way would be more than welcome.

I am just scared at the timing of all of this!

Thanks for listening,
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sorry girl. I hope you feel better really quick!!!
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Healing vibes and hugs to you! Hope you can just take it easy and focus on recovering. If you're on abx, make sure you take loads of probiotics or eat yogurt etc to get your flora back into balance before birth--you don't want to be dealing with thrush on top of everything! Load up on vitamin C, too--it's truly a miracle cure for everything.

FEEL BETTER SOON!

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How awful!

Rest up Feel better soon!
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We've all been sick at our home as well. I've been loading on vit c and elderberry. It really seems to be helping.

Get well soon!
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Oh Kimmy, I totally know how you feel. I have been dealing with this for almost 3 weeks now. Mine started as bronchitis. We think I may have even cracked a rib!!! I am sending you all the healing energy I can, we have to get well for these little ones that are on their way. I am scared as well of what will happen if I am not back to health before labor (homebirth also).
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: Get well soon mama.

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Wugh, I hope you both feel better soon Kimmy and Wowbaby.
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Yikes! I hope you're feeling better soon.
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I hope both you sick mamas feel better well before your babies come! :

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Feel better sick mamas... I hope your bodies hold off until you're ready.
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Oh goodness, I hope both of you feel better quickly! I can't even imagine those kinds of sicknesses on top of being so largely pregnant.

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Lots of healing thoughts your way mama!
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Oh Mama, how miserable!! I pray you will be feeling better soon and all better before your little one arrives.

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I saw this post in the main menu (I wasn't really stalking ).

I just wanted to say that I was in this exact situation the week before DS was born 2 years ago. It really sucks. I remember telling DH that if I didn't "make it," I wanted him to call some friends and get them to donate milk. I wasn't *that sick*, but the emotions, hormones, exhaustion all made it seem really bad.

So, I feel for you mamas!

Sending you healing vibes and wishes for beautiful births when the time is right.
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Yikes, momma, rest up. I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking of you and sending lots of healing vibes your way. Stay in, River. Wait until your momma's feeling strong and ready so you can work together for a beautiful, peaceful home birth.
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oh no hope your feeling better very soon and baby stays put till your well enough for your hb.
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Healing vibes coming your way ... :
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I hope you are feeling a little better today mama! It makes me glad that I actually took those antibiotics when I was sick recently.

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Hope you're feeling better soon!

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Thanks to all for their healing energy!

River Kai was born last night 3/5 at home in a birthing spa after only an hour and 26 min labor. I believe if he came any sooner I wouldn't have been well enough to push him out.

I still have one more day of antibiotics...I am keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get thrush.

I appreciate all of you!
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Congratulations! Welcome River! That is a fast labor! I'm so glad you are on the mend too
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Welcome River!! Congratulations!!:
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Wonderful news! Welcome to River and congratulations!! Take good care of yourself as well as this little one...
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Congratulations!! I am glad to hear you are feeling better too-welcome River!!
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Congrats mama!!! I'm so glad he waited a little while so you could get better! And you had such a fast labor, wow!!

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Congratulations! That was one fast labor! I think that would make my head spin!

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Congratulations!!

Welcome River!!
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Congrats!! Welcome River!
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