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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By BlessedJess
Just wanted to jump in real quick and say hi,...

Just wanted to jump in real quick and say hi, redpepper. I'm due mid-October as well. This is my 7th. I have had 6 homebirths, 4 of which were UC and the last 3 of which were waterbirths. Each...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-08-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By BlessedJess
Typically, I can't get pregnant until my cycles...

Typically, I can't get pregnant until my cycles shrink down to 28 days. The last 2 times I got pregnant I found out the day I missed my period.
 
You both have good input. So glad I posted my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By BlessedJess
Update, last night I took a pregnancy test that...

Update, last night I took a pregnancy test that said I was 3+ weeks past conception. That's where the reading maxes out. So I guess I'm at least 5 weeks along. *shrug*
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By BlessedJess
Good question. I've been testing every few days...

Good question. I've been testing every few days or so. So it's a blur. Lots and lots of negative tests, wondering where my period suddenly went. Then suddenly, dark positives. Well, this pregnancy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By BlessedJess
Anybody have a guess? I'm not seeking a...

Anybody have a guess? I'm not seeking a diagnosis. I just wondered if you other experienced birth geeks might have a clue. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By BlessedJess
My sixth child is 17 months old. Three nights...

My sixth child is 17 months old. Three nights ago a positive pregnancy test showed I was pregnant with our 7th! We are very excited, but also, I'm a bit puzzled. You see, I took many negative...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-12-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By BlessedJess
Just keep an open mind, is all I can say. Prior...

Just keep an open mind, is all I can say. Prior to birth there are no guarantees. Are you cool with a twin UC? I would be, which is why I didn't do any US when I thought I might have twins. I didn't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-11-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By BlessedJess
Personally I think the anatomy scans are famous...

Personally I think the anatomy scans are famous for breaking people's hearts for no reason. They have helped people and they have hurt people. A percentage of mothers abort to avoid birthing a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-06-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By BlessedJess
Well, you know what I did last time, birth at...

Well, you know what I did last time, birth at home, see how he was doing and then I got to stay home because he good to go. I was a few minutes shy of 36 weeks along. He was the best at nursing, the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By BlessedJess
Your not crazy for wanting a private birth. But...

Your not crazy for wanting a private birth. But it sounds like you would probably be happy with a midwife on call or even in your living room. This might be the time for waiting to see if you want...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-13-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By BlessedJess
Congratulations! I just had my 6th baby (4th UC)...

Congratulations! I just had my 6th baby (4th UC) and it was awesome! He's a little over 4 months now and I think I ovulated last week. Don't know if what I was up to back then could have gotten me...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-13-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By BlessedJess
In Florida a woman was overdue for labor by a...

In Florida a woman was overdue for labor by a week with gestational diabetes and concern for her baby's well being was at an all time high. Neither, however were in emminant crisis. Mom was planning...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By BlessedJess
I'm just talking hypotheticals here... suppose...

I'm just talking hypotheticals here... suppose you could claim you had a really contagious little cold and didn't want to come coughing and sneezing. Say you'll come next week and then the next...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By BlessedJess
It's generally accepted that the baby nursing or...

It's generally accepted that the baby nursing or even the sight of your baby can help control bleeding, but did you also know that hypnosis can also help with bleeding? In both cases you are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zapzipzee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374344/at-what-point-do-you-call-it#post_17272023)

I dont...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zapzipzee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374344/at-what-point-do-you-call-it#post_17270329)

I will...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By BlessedJess
Congratulations!   I think you might be...

Congratulations!
 
I think you might be going in the right direction with the midwife. We are thankful to have had ours for the first two births. We didn't need her to do anything but we proved...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By BlessedJess
Haha! Awesome ending to that little saga. But...

Haha! Awesome ending to that little saga. But man, you are just one more person to point out how incorrect and horribly stressful those U/S technicians can be.
 
THANK GOD there was at least one...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlessedJess
I wouldn't discount the hypnobabies work you did...

I wouldn't discount the hypnobabies work you did just yet, though, because pre-labor is often responsive to a changing physical or mental state. By calming yourself you reduced your catacholamins...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By BlessedJess
I would bet you've seen my thread on intuition...

I would bet you've seen my thread on intuition in birth but a lot of mothers posted there and I think if you haven't read it already maybe read it now. Don't discount your desires. Just be sure to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-18-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BaileyB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 978
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by summerre http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374328/labor-pain-or-no-pain/20#post_17267704)

Lets recall the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,090
Posted By BlessedJess
Congratulations! I aspire to do the same at your...

Congratulations! I aspire to do the same at your age. I'm in my early thirties but know a number of moms who have had uncomplicated pregnancies and births at your age. One of my closest online...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-15-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,631
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ariane77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373966/the-role-of-intuition-in-childbirth/20#post_17266227)

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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-14-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlessedJess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zapzipzee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374344/at-what-point-do-you-call-it#post_17264827)

Does...
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