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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-17-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 38,584
Posted By Veritaserum
  I read this whole thread and relate to some...


I read this whole thread and relate to some of the things shared.  I'm currently expecting my sixth child and I am choosing a hospital birth after four home births.
 
My first birth was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Veritaserum
I've had five babies.  I was induced with my...

I've had five babies.  I was induced with my first a few days early and got an epidural (no hypnosis training).  I did hypnosis with my last four.  They all came spontaneously at 1.5 - 3 weeks early.
Forum: Utah, Arizona   09-09-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Veritaserum
A friend of mine just had a bad experience with...

A friend of mine just had a bad experience with her current doc (forced retraction at 2 weeks and a bad reaction to the news that the little guy would stay intact). Anybody got a pediatrician or...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-02-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,573
Posted By Veritaserum
Hugs to the OP....

Hugs to the OP. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  I agree with everyone else.  You have no reason to feel like a failure!  Giving birth is a Big Deal, no matter how it happens.
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Veritaserum
37 - 42 weeks is term. My first was induced...

37 - 42 weeks is term.

My first was induced at 39.5 weeks. My last four were all spontaneous home births at 37 - 38.5 weeks. None of my babies had problems with breastfeeding or lung maturity. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-30-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,955
Posted By Veritaserum
I have used and taught both HypnoBirthing (used...

I have used and taught both HypnoBirthing (used in 2002 and 2004, taught from 2004 - 2006) and Hypnobabies (used in 2006 and 2008, taught from 2006 - 2010). I like Hypnobabies MUCH more for LOTS of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-25-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Veritaserum
I would skip the class and just do Hypnobabies. ...

I would skip the class and just do Hypnobabies.  Really, there wasn't much substance to the HypnoBirthing class that wasn't in the book (which you say you have already read).  If a mom has already...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Veritaserum
Everything stopped at 6cm with my last baby...

Everything stopped at 6cm with my last baby after around 14 hours of active labor. What did I do?
I slept.
I went out to eat.
I came home and cried.
I worked on positions my chiro gave me to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-31-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,413
Posted By Veritaserum
I've had five babies. I cut it short after baby...

I've had five babies. I cut it short after baby #3, did not like it, and grew it out again. If baby was grabbing at it I put my hair in a bun or pony tail. Usually I just wear it down and tuck it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-29-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By Veritaserum
My biggest (first) was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and my...

My biggest (first) was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and my smallest (last) was 6 lbs. 11 oz. I voted big is over 10 lbs. My youngest brother was 11 lbs. 10 oz., which meant he looked more like a 2mo than a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-26-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Veritaserum
When I was trying to decide, I read birth...

When I was trying to decide, I read birth stories. Most of the Bradley birth stories described a lot of pain and hard work. Most of the hypnosis births were described as comfortable and easy. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-09-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,210
Posted By Veritaserum
Quote: Originally Posted by Smokering...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15929257)
Which is cool, but there's no way I can get...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-05-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,210
Posted By Veritaserum
Former skeptic here....

Former skeptic here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif I was willing to do ANYTHING to avoid another birth like my first baby (induced, lots of pain, AROM, narcotics,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-05-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By Veritaserum
Here is the official Hypnobabies message about...

Here is the official Hypnobabies message about the background music. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Quote:
A few things about our Hypnobabies Relaxation Music:
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By Veritaserum
It wasn't true for me. My 4th and 5th babies...

It wasn't true for me. My 4th and 5th babies were my easiest recoveries. I had minor cramping for about 24 hours. No meds (after drug-free home water births). I used Hypnobabies and I'm sure that...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By Veritaserum
I have a doula friend who reported to various...

I have a doula friend who reported to various medical personnel during the birth that she strongly suspected partner abuse. No one listened. The baby ended up murdered....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-16-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,954
Posted By Veritaserum
I think I may have gained an inch in my hips. My...

I think I may have gained an inch in my hips. My rib cage definitely expanded. Even weighing less than I did when I got married, I couldn't fit it due to a larger rib cage and larger breasts....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Veritaserum
I would retest for the STDs and ask about...

I would retest for the STDs and ask about alternatives to erythromycin if the results were positive. I'm sorry you're in this situation. :-(
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Veritaserum
Quote: Originally Posted by AdalynsMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdalynsMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15757607)
Awesome. Just reading your replies makes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By Veritaserum
My midwife can repair anything but the really...

My midwife can repair anything but the really bad tears. It's one of the reasons I have a midwife. The thought of getting into my car and driving to the hospital to get sutured does not appeal to me...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-18-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Veritaserum
I have a dd named Adalyn, too....

I have a dd named Adalyn, too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I've used hypnosis with my last four babies and found it to be enormously helpful. Hypnobabies Childbirth...
Forum: Homebirth   08-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,641
Posted By Veritaserum
We kept the placenta attached for several...

We kept the placenta attached for several minutes (usually until after the placenta was out). After my midwife examined it make sure it was complete, we asked her to chuck it....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-15-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Veritaserum
Quote: Originally Posted by nia82...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nia82 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15739095)
Does hypnobirthing work for controlling...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-15-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,835
Posted By Veritaserum
Flakiness bothers me and is definitely NOT...

Flakiness bothers me and is definitely NOT something I'd want in a midwife. I've done the on call thing as a doula, so I know plans need to change (sometimes last minute), but I would be extremely...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Veritaserum
I don't know anyone who has used gas and air...

I don't know anyone who has used gas and air here because I'm in the US and it doesn't seem to be used here for birth. I highly recommend Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis (http://www.hypnobabies.com)...
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