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Momma to my boy (1/99) & girl (7/00), Birthmomma to my Ladybug (8/09), the new baby monkey boy born 6/6/11!
Student nurse, doula, future midwife, and breastfeeding, bedsharing, babywearing, organic gardening, God-loving single momma
I was actually going to talk to my OB about the placenta at my next appointment! I know with my daughter, we were not allowed to take the placenta home (hospital policy). I'm having this baby at a different hospital, so hopefully, things will be different!
Aww, thanks It was a very long and trying 26 months, but I'm glad I stuck to it for as long as I did. I would EP again *if I had to* but I'm really hoping that this little one will nurse!
I can honestly say that I don't have any fears. There are things that I wonder about, of course. Like will I be at work when I go into labor? Or at the water park? lol I'm also wondering how things at my office will function without me gone and if I am going to get into the university that I applied to and be able to start classes after the baby is born.
This baby is being adopted and I'm wondering how that whole post-birth transition is going to go. I adore the adoptive parents and they will be at the birth center when this little girl is born. The AM (adoptive mom) is planning on catching the baby. I hope that she doesn't freak out or ask me questions during transition, but that's what my midwives are for.
My previous births weren't perfect, but they weren't horrible either. And I guess I see no point in stressing out about the things that I can't do anything about. I can't control the baby's position, or when I go into labor, or how long my labor is. I can't control how the adoptive parents deal with things or how they react to things. What I can do is make my needs known and control my reactions to things. The rest is out of my hands and fearing it won't make it better, it will make it worse.
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