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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-17-2015, 04:02 AM
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Views: 586
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: 832
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: 832
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: 871
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: 14
Views: 1,575
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: 2,088
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: 2,088
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: 8
Views: 1,005
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: 1,254
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: 1,216
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: 1,558
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: 968
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: 670
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: 14
Views: 1,575
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: 14
Views: 1,575
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: 1,280
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: 1,123
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: 1,280
Posted By Jewel5811
Look at indiebirth.com!!

Look at indiebirth.com!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Jewel5811
That is fantastic!! That's the result we were...

That is fantastic!! That's the result we were really hoping for, but got second best, I guess. Not animosity really, but not such support. It sure is empowering and freeing taking full...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Jewel5811
Hard to wait, isn't it? I'm sure you are glad...

Hard to wait, isn't it? I'm sure you are glad it's done. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

My mom was a little hesitant, I think. She wasn't going to tell us no and respects our...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Jewel5811
Wow! I could have written your post word for...

Wow! I could have written your post word for word just a month or so ago! We were in the same position with the same background except our first two were CPMs at a free-standing birth center.

We...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jewel5811
There might be something on indiebirth.com. I...

There might be something on indiebirth.com. I have found them a great resource.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jewel5811
If you are sure you are bleeding too much, of...

If you are sure you are bleeding too much, of course get medical help. If you aren't sure or are waiting for medical help to arrive, I would absolutely try the placenta. I doubt it is 100% but many...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jewel5811
I've heard there is no need to worry about the...

I've heard there is no need to worry about the breathing for 15 or 20 seconds at least. If they are connected to the placenta and it hasn't been delivered yet they should be getting some oxygen...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By Jewel5811
I was in much better shape before my first birth...

I was in much better shape before my first birth than my second. I got hardly any exercise because baby #2 was so high I couldn't breathe at all. I spent more time sitting on the couch and snacking....
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