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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-29-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By HennaLady
Thanks, ladies. I'm doing well in my hormonal...

Thanks, ladies. I'm doing well in my hormonal stew, working through things. I do have an update to my birth story, though. I thought to check my cell phone record of when I called Dh down to deal...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-27-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By HennaLady
Hi all, I'm just now down to the computer...

Hi all,
I'm just now down to the computer after giving birth on Monday in a lightning fast UC (my second UC, fourth birth). Here are the sketchy details until I can get my full story written up:
...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-18-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By HennaLady
I totally agree with this. I went through a...

I totally agree with this. I went through a shift after my first two MW attended homebirths. Even from the first birth our instructions were for them to be in "lifeguard" or "fly on the wall" mode....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-18-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By HennaLady
Quote: Originally Posted by songtothemoon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by songtothemoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14243925)
Henna -- I'd love to hear more about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-18-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By HennaLady
Ha! Congrats to you! What a funny post. I'd have...

Ha! Congrats to you! What a funny post. I'd have to say my most consistent mantra has been "open". I quoted a Spanish poem the last time during transition - which was very weird and unconscious....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-18-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By HennaLady
Hi there, me too! I'm sure of my dates, 37w5d...

Hi there, me too! I'm sure of my dates, 37w5d today. I've given birth four times before - all at home in water. Last one was the first UC. They were at 39.5, 37.5, and 38 weeks. So I'm in my range....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-15-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By HennaLady
I did not push during my sexual births. They...

I did not push during my sexual births. They spontaneously ejected in one movement of my body - less than one minute with no tears. It's as if they just shot out of me with no effort of my own. I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By HennaLady
For what it's worth, I am very excited about...

For what it's worth, I am very excited about having a video record of my upcoming solo UC birth. And I'm very private and plan to be having as many orgasms as possible during the process. The way I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By HennaLady
Quote: Originally Posted by reducereuserecycle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by reducereuserecycle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14222628)
oh, i forgot to tell one funny...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By HennaLady
Oh - and I wanted to mention that we avoided...

Oh - and I wanted to mention that we avoided salts in my daughter's lotus birth since we wanted to plant it under her birth plant afterwards. Salts can negatively affect growth. So we only did the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-10-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By HennaLady
Hi there - about tearing where you tore before -...

Hi there - about tearing where you tore before - I think it depends a lot on WHY you tore in the first place. My first two births were 12 months apart. I tore frontwards in the first birth,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By HennaLady
Oh you should have seen us cracking up laughing...

Oh you should have seen us cracking up laughing during the photo shoot for that slide show! That's a lemon slice inside a water-filled plastic baggie. I think it got the visual I was going for, but...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By HennaLady
Thanks for your input, ladies. I know that was a...

Thanks for your input, ladies. I know that was a winding and twisting description of my situation! Really there are two issues at hand - the possible rupture and the belly support garment. I think...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By HennaLady
Hi all, So I'm at a crossroads here. I've been...

Hi all,
So I'm at a crossroads here. I've been ramping up to birth my fourth child the last few nights, but I'm not sure if it's right just yet or if there's a bit of unintentional inducing...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By HennaLady
Yes, we did full lotus birth last time and will...

Yes, we did full lotus birth last time and will do it again as long as no complication occurs that requires cutting the cord. I just don't see any reason to go messing with things after having such...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By HennaLady
No problem! This should *definitely* not be a...

No problem! This should *definitely* not be a secret. Try this section on Laura Shanley's site for more details on sexual birth/orgasmic birth:

http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/sensual/

She...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By HennaLady
Wow! This is so fantastic! Thank you for...

Wow! This is so fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I envy you for having attended the workshop. And I'm looking forward to my own spiraling, orgasmic waterbirth in the very near future. I'm in a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By HennaLady
Hmm, I would be nervous about this too. I don't...

Hmm, I would be nervous about this too. I don't want my Dh or anyone involved in this UC - I'm hoping for an orgasmic birth and I know anyone's presence would be a hindrance to that. But if I need...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By HennaLady
www.movebirth.org (http://www.movebirth.org) ...

www.movebirth.org (http://www.movebirth.org)

This is an educational site I created to provide information and support for women wanting to do their own cervical checking. I do my own, by the way,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-03-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,276
Posted By HennaLady
Hi again, I have another tip for you cervical...

Hi again, I have another tip for you cervical seekers out there http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif I was in my large corner tub the other night and was quite easily able...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,276
Posted By HennaLady
It is sometimes hard to reach, especially if...

It is sometimes hard to reach, especially if it's posterior and up and behind the baby's head. If I get into a deep squat and tilt my pelvis forward in a pelvic tilt I can usually reach it. But -...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-29-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By HennaLady
Aww, I know just how you're feeling. My third...

Aww, I know just how you're feeling. My third was 9 months when I got pregnant this time (due in 5-7 weeks). She was off the breast by 12 months, and has refused to comfort nurse since she's a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By HennaLady
Clitoral stimulation. I've had two...

Clitoral stimulation.

I've had two spontaneous ejection reflexes of less than one minute each time - no conscious pushing, no tearing. Completely low-stress for me and for the baby. No head...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-26-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By HennaLady
My UC was 16 months ago (third birth, after two...

My UC was 16 months ago (third birth, after two MW attended HBs). I would have to say that the thing that stands out the most is the complete and utter normalcy of it. It's not that it wasn't a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By HennaLady
My Dh is a master at determining position. He...

My Dh is a master at determining position. He was taught by our HB midwife for the first two births. The secret is the head-bobble. I cannot do this well on myself, but he can get the right angle....
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