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Hello, my name is Laura and I am ten weeks pregnant as of the beginning of November 2013. I am 24 years old, and am currently working as a legal secretary for the Guardian ad Litem's office after finishing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. I grew up on farms in California and Oregon. We live on half an acre and my dream is to have my POA pony "April" and a LaMancha milk goat join us next year.

My husband and I have been married for a year, and I am so excited to have our first Skid kid. I was impatient to get started with our family but my husband wanted to finish his bachelor's in Civil Engineering, and we wanted to take a month-long trip to Europe together - which we did in May mdcblog5.gif theskidkids@blogspot.com We saw a lot of historical sites, visited seven different countries, spent time with old friends from my study abroad, and had some great marriage bonding time.

The farming/ranching experience has given me an empowered feeling around birth as I have assisted hundreds of births in the barn. I have elected to use a midwife and do a home-birth, with labor in water. I am grateful my husband is supportive and also excited about "junior" becoming a part of our lives. Europe uses midwifery very well and has a much lower infant mortality rate than we do in the U.S. Also, being from Oregon, the Oregonian home birth rate is about twice the national average, so I have a lot of friends who are proponents of the idea.
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Hi and Welcome to Mothering!!!  

 

And hello fellow Oregonian! :)  Make sure you join a Due Date Club.  You might also be interested in our Homebirth forum, as well as our Country Living forum.

 

Where are you in Oregon?


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