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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-14-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Jewel5811
If you haven't found them already, go to...

If you haven't found them already, go to indiebirth.com and take their 5-week online course. They also have great podcasts and articles and birth stories. They have been an invaluable resource for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-08-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Jewel5811
Sounds like you have had good experiences! That's...

Sounds like you have had good experiences! That's great. It also sounds like you know your body well and how you prefer to labor. That's great! I recommend Indie Birth's classes and podcasts...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-07-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Jewel5811
Welcome! Our third baby was our first unassisted...

Welcome! Our third baby was our first unassisted birth, too! It was such an amazing, empowering, free experience.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-24-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Jewel5811
Congratulations!! Thanks so much for sharing your...

Congratulations!! Thanks so much for sharing your story! I really enjoyed reading it. Good job, mama!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-10-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Jewel5811
Three out of my four have been posterior (1st,...

Three out of my four have been posterior (1st, 3rd, and 4th). Only the 4th actually got stuck and my husband and I were able to free him with a couple moves from spinning babies after he found the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-30-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,148
Posted By Jewel5811
I think these questions are a fabulous starting...

I think these questions are a fabulous starting point for discussion with a possible midwife. I would definitely want to know this.

http://www.indiebirth.com/4-questions/
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-10-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Jewel5811
I just had my 4th baby on December 5th and he...

I just had my 4th baby on December 5th and he went past 42 weeks. I'm not sure exactly how many days because I wasn't keeping track that closely. Also, my 2nd baby (now about to turn 3) went to about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-17-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By Jewel5811
Hi! I've had both land and water births and would...

Hi! I've had both land and water births and would highly recommend water! Water birth is probably the most gentle transition for baby and many women find the water relaxing and supportive during...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jewel5811
From what I understand, being rh sensitized...

From what I understand, being rh sensitized doesn't necessarily mean there will be any complications. No one knows how many antibodies there need to be in the mom's blood to cause problems, and it...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-21-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jewel5811
We did. I'm rh negative and our third baby (rh...

We did. I'm rh negative and our third baby (rh positive, like all our others) was born unassisted. The midwife we had been working with dropped us when we decided to go unassisted for the birth, so...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-08-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Jewel5811
It sounds like you are on the right track!...

It sounds like you are on the right track! Knowledge is the best tool. I listened to most of the podcasts on indiebirth.com and did their 5-week online course and that gave me so much information I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-18-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,386
Posted By Jewel5811
Had bad tearing the first time at a birthing...

Had bad tearing the first time at a birthing center, too, and semi-coached pushing. Definitely ended up with issues I still deal with. I completely abdicated and let what someone else suggested or...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jewel5811
P.S. If you take the course, you can be added to...

P.S. If you take the course, you can be added to the private Facebook community of others who have had or are planning (mostly) unassisted births. Some of them had unassisted births as first time...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jewel5811
Aww, you are in a difficult situation for sure. I...

Aww, you are in a difficult situation for sure. I firmly believe every mother should be able to birth in whatever scenario she desires and it is so sad that is not a reality because of the fear and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-11-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,604
Posted By Jewel5811
For our UC last May we had the following: ...

For our UC last May we had the following:

Chux pads
Pads for me
A soft fuzzy towel for baby
A couple old towels
A big trash bag for cleanup
Diaper for baby
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-10-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By Jewel5811
We just found out we are expecting baby number 4...

We just found out we are expecting baby number 4 probably end of December. This is a little sooner than we were planning, but we are adjusting to the idea haha. Glad to see how many on here are on...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-11-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By Jewel5811
So nice to "meet" you! We had our first two...

So nice to "meet" you! We had our first two babies at a birth center and it was a decent experience. With our third (she is almost 5 months old now) we started with a lay midwife (a CPM) and quickly...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-07-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By Jewel5811
I expected birth number three to go like my super...

I expected birth number three to go like my super easy second birth. It was technically our first UC. However, that birth was my hardest. Nothing went like I expected or planned.
So, my "plan" for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jewel5811
Hi! We had our first freebirth with our third...

Hi! We had our first freebirth with our third child about two months ago. It was a fantastic experience! We would never plan it another way!

We were in the same situation you are with our daughter...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-12-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Jewel5811
I would check out indiebirth.com. Lots of help...

I would check out indiebirth.com. Lots of help and info! Do one of the "materni-tea" free phone consults. :) They could probably really help. They were great answering questions for me.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,386
Posted By Jewel5811
My mother in law had ten kids. The last seven...

My mother in law had ten kids. The last seven were born at home, all but one were UC. My husband was baby #5 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) and she told me...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,386
Posted By Jewel5811
First baby: 31 hours (but he was a drugless...

First baby: 31 hours (but he was a drugless induction, born at a birth center - a very disturbed labor and birth)

Second baby: 5 hours, though contractions started the night before and were 5...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By Jewel5811
Their course "how to have an indie birth" is so...

Their course "how to have an indie birth" is so worth taking!! I am halfway through right now and have learned so much. This is the best prep I know of! I would give so much to have heard it before...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jewel5811
You should do the online course on...

You should do the online course on indiebirth.com!! It is so worthwhile!! Best info and preparation I can think of!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By Jewel5811
Look at indiebirth.com!!

Look at indiebirth.com!!
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