Hi! I just joined up! Im due March 2 with a little boy. Will be my 2nd child, I have a 2 year old daughter. I had a med-free birth with my dd, but in the hospital- this time Im planning a homebirth and am BEYOND excited! :D
Hoping to meet some like-minded mamas! :)
Thanks for the welcomes!
Im feeling pretty good. Had an uneventful pregnancy which is always a blessing. Little man's been head down for weeks now which is wonderful even if I do have to put up with feet in the ribs and bum in the lungs. ;)
Im looking forward to this homebirth IMMENSELY. With my dd, I was scared into an induction at 41 weeks. (dead babies, placentas breaking down, yet teh dr refused to give me a NST). Being 18 at the time and pregnant with my first child, I agreed to it. As far as inductions go, it went well. My "active labor" was only about 5 hours with me jumping from 3 cm to pushing in 20 minutes. Hated my OB though, she cut an episiotomy with me screaming at her NOT TO CUT ME. She cut me without my permission, without anesthetic, and I guess she didnt realise I wasnt numb bc she started to try to stitch it up and I was jumping off the table! (This is my only worry about this birth- tearing along that damned scar.) After that experience of having an OB who didnt listen and I didnt feel a connection with, I knew my next would be a homebith. I even decided this this is the hospital with my dd.
So needless to say, Im expecting a significantly different experience this time around. My dh is planning on catching- the thought of it just melts my heart. <3
I'm weird and am actually hoping for a little tear on my episiotomy scar. the OB didn't stitch me very well, and I'd really like a chance for it to heal better.
my DF caught the first one and will be catching this one too. he loves being the first one to touch our babies.
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I can hear ya on that one! I know a few people who arent happy with thier sitichings. :( Luckily Ive never had a complaint about it. My vagina doesnt feel any different now than I did before I had my dd. It did until it healed of course but now, nope.
I had brought up the idea of him catching originally and his response was "Why would I not want to recieve my child?" (I asked if itd be something he'd like to do.) God, I love that man. My midwives are all for it- said theyll just have thier hands under his if he's uncomfortable or can just 'assist' in easing out the head and supporting my perineum so I wont tear. Im SOOO looking forward to him catching our son.
Welcome! We're expecting twins after 6 singletons. We've planned home births since #2, also, due to a terrible hospital experience with #1. Everything is going so well with the twins, we're planning to stay home with them, too.
Mom to eight!! Our twin girls arrived 3-3-2011.