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Forum: Homebirth   01-28-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Forum: Homebirth   01-19-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Treeof3
Its a hard call, but if you're not hung up on it...

Its a hard call, but if you're not hung up on it happening one way or another, it will be fine. At my last birth (last week!) I thought I wanted my 2.5 yo there and planned to have someone there for...
Forum: Homebirth   01-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
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Just like my last 2 babies at 40+2, Jameson...

Just like my last 2 babies at 40+2, Jameson Vaughn was born 1/12/11 at 8:30am... he weighed only 7-8 and is 19.5 inches (my lightest, shortest baby yet!) However... he had the BIGGEST  head at 14.25...
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Treeof3
1/12/11 at 8:30am... he weighed only 7-8 and is...

1/12/11 at 8:30am... he weighed only 7-8 and is 19.5 inches (my lightest, shortest baby yet!) However... he had the BIGGEST  head at 14.25 inches. Not too bad (considering the other 3 were all 14...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-02-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Treeof3
My last birth, my son didn't tuck his chin so...

My last birth, my son didn't tuck his chin so the "fat" part of his head presented. AND he had his hand up by his ear. (Still at 2.5yo, plays with his ear to sleep) I labored the last 2 hours and...
Forum: January 2011   12-29-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Treeof3
Floradix will help. You didn't say how much time...

Floradix will help. You didn't say how much time you had left to get it up? My mw must measure a different way because for us its 9 that's low. (Hematocrit vs Hemoglobin? Dunno...) But I brought...
Forum: January 2011   12-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Treeof3
I use the LaBassine "Made In Water" tub last...

I use the LaBassine "Made In Water" tub last time. The time before that I used a regular "garden tub" in the bathroom and the bottom was hard and it wasn't deep enough and I got out to birth on...
Forum: Homebirth   12-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Treeof3
Just a drizzle. I turn the faucet on a trickle -...

Just a drizzle. I turn the faucet on a trickle - like a 1/4 inch wide stream then open the pad, and fwoosh it under there. Maybe 1,2,3 seconds from end to end. Fold them back up and then put them in...
Forum: January 2011   12-27-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,383
Posted By Treeof3
More TMI, but desperate times call for desperate...

More TMI, but desperate times call for desperate measures... :)  You can, ahem, put them back. Its uncomfortable at first, but pushing them back in (sometimes a little lube helps - esp if you lube...
Forum: Homebirth   12-22-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Treeof3
I previewed videos on YouTube that closely...

I previewed videos on YouTube that closely matched the way I would birth. I'd send you a list, but it was about 3 years ago and I don't have that computer or bookmarks anymore.  Then I watched them...
Forum: January 2011   12-22-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Treeof3
I had this start around 25 weeks (but I'm over...

I had this start around 25 weeks (but I'm over 35 and this is #4). There was NO way I was going to make it upright to 40wks without some sort of help. The insides of my thighs were going numb and...
Forum: Homebirth   12-21-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,400
Posted By Treeof3
My first homebirth memories... not being able to...

My first homebirth memories... not being able to answer questions. haha! I remember my midwife asking me things (like stay in the water or get out?) and all I could answer was "I don't know"... she...
Forum: January 2011   12-20-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Treeof3
You don't have to spend the money on an official...

You don't have to spend the money on an official "kit". I bought the casting stuff at an art supply store. I bought 2 rolls of it for $5 each plus some vaseline. It definitely helps to pre-cut the...
Forum: January 2011   12-20-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Treeof3
My cousin had some serious mommy-complex issues...

My cousin had some serious mommy-complex issues when his wife was pg... He saw her as the mother to his child and had issues with intimacy because of it - he was equating her with his mom and it...
Forum: January 2011   12-20-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,172
Posted By Treeof3
I'm not even due late January (the 10th) and...

I'm not even due late January (the 10th) and I've been getting that "Any day now??" with expectant faces for over a month. Bah! Yesterday I got "Are we having a Christmas baby?" and I was like -...
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By Treeof3
I would skate around it with her as long as...

I would skate around it with her as long as possible. Maybe the whole time. I have a friend who didn't tell her parents the entire time. Then she called to say she'd had the baby and they asked when...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-14-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Treeof3
I didn't have a UC, but my mw had a mix up and...

I didn't have a UC, but my mw had a mix up and so I had to get the BC as if I had done a UC.  You need to go into the health dept of the county of birth and fill out the giant yellow form. You need...
Forum: January 2011   12-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Treeof3
It could be... or not. It could just be...

It could be... or not. It could just be something you ate or a mild virus too. When my body preps for labor I am miserable... like crying while sitting on the toilet and then feeling silly for being...
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Treeof3
I wouldn't change anything.... if you had a true...

I wouldn't change anything.... if you had a true emergency, you'd be calling for an ambulance anyhow and they won't be frozen. If the conditions are that bad, you won't want to be driving anyhow...
Forum: Homebirth   12-12-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Treeof3
Hey girl - if you need Ina May's book lemme know...

Hey girl - if you need Ina May's book lemme know - I can let you borrow it. Laura Shanley's website has her birth stories on it (I think?) and while she UC'd, she did birth twins. :) ITA that one...
Forum: Homebirth   12-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,190
Posted By Treeof3
I use the I'm lazy response all the time....

I use the I'm lazy response all the time. Especially in response to the idea that my baby sleeps in my bed or in my room. Why would i want to get up, leave my bed and *really* wake up just to feed a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Treeof3
I have NOT done EC (yet) outside of some lame...

I have NOT done EC (yet) outside of some lame attempts with my #2 babe. BUT - I did give my oldest the "push" out of diapers by telling him "We don't wear diapers when the sun is up". He was...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-02-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Treeof3
I haven't btdt, but I have 2 good friends that...

I haven't btdt, but I have 2 good friends that have. One thought she was 7-8 wks along by lmp, but u/s showed her to be 4w2d... Then her baby was born at "37weeks" but showed all sorts of signs of...
Forum: Homebirth   11-30-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
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Forum: Homebirth   11-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,563
Posted By Treeof3
My first drug free birth was in a hospital. I...

My first drug free birth was in a hospital. I had friends who knew I intended to go drug free tell me I was insane/couldn't do it/ blah blah. I even had one (stupid) friend sit me down because she...
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