Originally Posted by jstar
here's a dumb question for you homebirthers. i couldn't wrap my head around homebirthing because of the intense fear of the pain of tearing without some lidocaine. do mw's carry lidocaine? i think lidocaine saved my life. and percocet. the other reason i couldn't ever homebirth.
Hey jess-like danile said, yeah, we get lidocaine. And, I used it both times! I tore a bit and because of the location of the tear, my mw offered to do stitches. In TX, no big deal, but I guess here in CO it's not legal for mws to do stitches....so it's not something she talks about (shhhh....). My mw here actually offered to use that glue stuff on the tear, but since we have stairs and a 3-year-old, I just went with the old fashioned stitches. She also tried topical lidocaine, and that just wasn't doing it. Way too ouchy. So I got the big ol' shots. It's funny....once I have the baby I don't care what kind of drugs I injest (within reason, of course). I took Advil for after pains right away (along with herbal stuff) Gee, maybe I should write out my birth story for Miss A since I have so much to say about it!!!!!
danile-you will be able to handle this labor at home. The pelvic pain increased for me while pg with Annie, too, and cx were a bit tougher than with G, but it was so much shorter, so it evened out.
Re: the chirorpractic convo: I'm a believer in it as well, but have come to realize the type of adjustment makes a huge difference. Our chiro in TX was so gentle with her adjustments and dh and I (and G) responded so well to them. Here, we have a pretty rough dude and he actually inflamed dh's neck so much last time that we aren't going back. I do need an adjustment, though, and I might have found a more gentle person. Just not a lot of choice out here in the "boonies." But, I'm open to about anything that's not mainstream. It doesn't take much to convince me to try alternative therapies.
TC-have an awesome trip! I am jealous (but in a healthy way
) I just love the beach and water and would love a trip right now. G was an excellent traveler and we took several airplane trips with him. Traveling with two would be a bit more daunting, but they might surprise you. We will be doing a car trip with two in January to Phoenix, so pass on any pointers you learn!
Alas, we found out today that we need to spend about $2600 on car repairs for the car we just got (used) in March! Ouchie wah wah!!!! This is just after we got the mw paid for. We have no savings so we must charge it and hope we can pay it off in at least 5-6 months so the interest doesn't kill us. We don't usually get a tax refund since dh is considered self-employed for purposes of income tax (and that self-employment tax is a doozie). So, it just means living close to the bone again for the next while, what else is new. I'm just so tired of it, mamas. I'm not even talking about wanting grand things....we just want to go out to eat every so often. That's it.
Ah well, dh is trying to work out some financial improvements with the church situation, but we don't know when that will come to fruition.
Didn't mean to be such a downer. See how much I need a trip to the beach, though!!!!
On the good side, I got my socks in the mail today and they are beautiful. Also, talked to a preschool about G attending beginning in the summer, but they do have openings for spring. Of course, with having to pay off car repair, we may have to wait until summer. But, it was hopeful. Most preschools here have super long waiting lists. And, we made some sugar cookie dough and will cut out cookies tomorrow!
Simple pleasures...gotta be thankful for those.