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Forum: VBAC   09-27-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By crunchybelle
I was worried about that I would love my vba2c...

I was worried about that I would love my vba2c baby more, but I can honestly say that I love her the same amount. However, I do think that I bonded with her faster. The physical recovery was much...
Forum: VBAC   04-30-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 678
Posted By crunchybelle
I had an hba2c last december at 42w 5d. I had a...

I had an hba2c last december at 42w 5d. I had a wonderful midwife who wouldn't drop me just for going over 42 weeks (some will). It is definitely worth a try, the main thing is to find a midwife who...
Forum: VBAC   02-10-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By crunchybelle
I had an HBA2C in December and it was awesome....

I had an HBA2C in December and it was awesome. It was the least stressful of any of my pregnancies and births.
My first was a classic failed induction and my second a failed vbac for no reason...
Forum: Homebirth   10-16-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By crunchybelle
Thanks for all the responses. Like one pp said,...

Thanks for all the responses. Like one pp said, he hasn't asked where the baby will be born, he is really more concerned with the how. Although somehow he remembers me being in the hospital with...
Forum: Homebirth   10-13-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By crunchybelle
did you tell your children about the homebirth?...

did you tell your children about the homebirth? We have decided not to tell the inlaws we are having a homebirth, although my side of the family knows. The only thing is I am really bummed about...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-13-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By crunchybelle
yep, they did that to me too. I remember it...

yep, they did that to me too. I remember it twice in the recovery room because it was absolute agony. I was so mad at those nurses I yelled at them! I wasn't under general though, just the spinal.
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-10-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,198
Posted By crunchybelle
I had this with my daughter and everything was...

I had this with my daughter and everything was fine. My OB totally freaked us out about it though, and treated me like I was going to explode if they didn't do every test known to man throughout my...
Forum: VBAC   09-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,379
Posted By crunchybelle
My friend is pregnant with her 7th child, and it...

My friend is pregnant with her 7th child, and it will be her 7th c-section. I think they have been telling her she "can't" have more children for several pregnancies...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-11-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,449
Posted By crunchybelle
I am so excited to hear your birth story! That...

I am so excited to hear your birth story! That is so awesome!

I am planning on a vba2c in Dec with the same dr you have (you recommended him to me). I think he is great too and am so excited to...
Forum: VBAC   07-11-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By crunchybelle
You may not have to fudge with a midwife as they...

You may not have to fudge with a midwife as they are generally less freaked out if you are over 42 weeks. However, some midwives have to switch care over to an ob if you go over 42 weeks, so you...
Forum: VBAC   06-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By crunchybelle
He sounds pretty good, but I would really have...

He sounds pretty good, but I would really have an issue with the not going over 41 weeks thing. I went 42 and 1/2 weeks with my second pregnancy, and when she was born the doc said "she doesn't look...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-12-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,444
Posted By crunchybelle
I feel kinda bad reading a lot of these posts....

I feel kinda bad reading a lot of these posts. As someone who went to an ob with my first pregnancy, was induced, had the epi and of course the section. At the time I just DIDN'T KNOW I HAD OPTIONS....
Forum: VBAC   04-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By crunchybelle
Thanks for the responses! It is strange that all...

Thanks for the responses! It is strange that all of are pains are on the right side and seem to be in the same spot. Or maybe not, considering we all had the same surgery....
Forum: VBAC   04-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By crunchybelle
I just found out that I am pregnant with #3, and...

I just found out that I am pregnant with #3, and have had two prior c-sections. Won't go into detail about those, just that neither were necessary. I have been planning on a vba2c, possibly a...
Forum: VBAC   08-17-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,078
Posted By crunchybelle
Maybe you should try asking your cnm for cold...

Maybe you should try asking your cnm for cold hard facts on why she thinks it it so dangerous. I have never heard of VBAC and postdates together being more "high risk". And since you are having a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-16-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By crunchybelle
We have this in our house, but our bedroom is on...

We have this in our house, but our bedroom is on the main floor and the other bedrooms are upstairs. My son transitioned to his own room around 18 months, and I was a wreck for the first couple of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By crunchybelle
We have been cosleeping with our 13 month old...

We have been cosleeping with our 13 month old daughter all her life, and it has been fine for the most part. She used to be a pretty good sleeper, but now she has been really, REALLY hard to get to...
Forum: VBAC   06-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By crunchybelle
When I had my daughter I went 42 1/2 weeks. I...

When I had my daughter I went 42 1/2 weeks. I was extremely tired of being pregnant, but all I could think was "If I had a scheduled c-section like the doctors wanted me to, she would have been a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By crunchybelle
If you do not want to send him, don't! I think...

If you do not want to send him, don't! I think it is far more important to have that time at home with family. My son is almost three and it continually surprises me the things he picks up on. He is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-05-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By crunchybelle
Thanks for the responses! They are helpful and I...

Thanks for the responses! They are helpful and I also checked out the sticky in the NICU forum. I thought I looked around for a NICU forum, but I guess not!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-05-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By crunchybelle
Anyone who has had a preemie, what are some...

Anyone who has had a preemie, what are some things that people did for you that really helped you out during that time? Or what is something that you would have liked someone to help you out with?
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Forum: VBAC   04-17-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By crunchybelle
Hi Melissa! My name is Jenelle and I live near...

Hi Melissa! My name is Jenelle and I live near Grand Rapids. I too have had two cs and have decided that 3 is not an option. I am not pregnant (yet) but I after a lot of research and the horrible...
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,521
Posted By crunchybelle
I hate how OBs think they know exactly how big...

I hate how OBs think they know exactly how big the baby is!! They act as if they KNOW when it is a wild guess (at best). My cousin was induced THREE weeks early because "the baby has stopped growing...
Forum: Homebirth   04-06-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By crunchybelle
I too am planning on having a homebirth for my...

I too am planning on having a homebirth for my next child and have had two previous C-sections (I am not pregnant yet). I asked on the vbac forum if anyone else had had an hba2c, and there were...
Forum: VBAC   03-29-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By crunchybelle
I know exactly how you feel! With my second baby...

I know exactly how you feel! With my second baby I wanted a vbac SOOO bad, but I went 18 days overdue and finally I caved and had another c-section. Now I really really regret giving up and doing...
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