I can't wait to hear all about yours!
M.Ed. Mama to Chunka (1/07), Beauty (5/09) and Elizabear 3/12): Birth Doula (working toward certification) AAMI Midwifery Student, Advocating with Solace for Mothers & The Birth Survey
But I am no longer in a progressive part of the country, and my insurance doesn't cover midwives, so a hospital birth is now unattractive because I would probably end up in a fight with the staff/doctors. But I am daunted by the prospect of the paperwork, etc., necessitated by UC. And I can't afford to pay for a midwife out of pocket.
I am also worried about pp bleeding, because I did have a significant amount with DD. But I have heard there are herbs that work really well.
Also, I really want my DD to be there, as I think she would be the world's greatest (or worst ) doula. But seriously, I think it would be a great experience for her. And I am seriously doubting I will be able to convince the hospital to let her in. :
So, anyway, I am thinking about it. I am not thinking too hard yet, as I am sort of in limbo wrt whether this pregnancy is viable, but I am undeniably thinking.
I really want to UC. DH said NO WAY!! Since he is in on this whole baby thing, , I guess I should consider his feelings on it too.
Of course you should consider your DH's feelings, but childbirth is something _you_ are going to do and he is just going to watch. If you really want to UC, don't give up at the first negative response. Your DH probably just needs some education.
Shepards Purse is one of a handful of herbs that work for bleeding. I have a mixture called hemHalt ( blue cohosh, bayberry, yarrow and capsicum ) all great for bleeding. A simple way to tell if you need them is to before birth take 2 cup jug and fill it with red colored water. Toss that in the tub, on the floor, sop it up with towel because more then 2 cups is when it;s getting too much. If you learn what 2 cups look like before hand then you wont be guessing during your birth.
Happily married and unschooling 5 kiddos. Oct. 2004, July, 2007, July, 2009, Oct. 2010, Nov. 2012
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
Attached, homeschooling mom to Sam (10), Henry (8), Clara (5--now in public school Kindergarten) and Noah (2)
I'm doing another hospital birth. I'm just way more comfortable in the hospital, ours allows rooming in, and I like getting taken care of (food, clean up, etc.). All of my births have been in hospitals. I would, however, like to have a birth doula with me to help
It was hands down the most amazing experience of my life to have no choice but to trust my body fully and catch my own baby. I would do it again in a millisecond by I don't my DH loved the experience as much a I did...It was just he and my mom and our 23mo DS.
I was reaaly grateful for our midwifes postpartum support though. She arrived about 20 min later. We will probably try for something similar for this baby, me on my own with midwife help after.
Yurt livin mama with three free range wild things 11/05, 10/07, and a wee new squish 7/13, and one two three four five little angels. Knitting junkie, sewing obsessed. Falls asleep to the sound of coyotes singing.