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Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-15-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Has she used a handheld doppler or fetoscope to...

Has she used a handheld doppler or fetoscope to listen for placenta sounds to help ascertain where it is?  You can at the very least get a good feeling of high or low to know if you should take the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Most of the time for me, I just use the term...

Most of the time for me, I just use the term "home birth" and hope that settles it.  Strangely though, the majority of people go on to ask if there was a midwife there! I always find that odd - I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,968
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Alenushka, you only seem to visit the UC forum...

Alenushka, you only seem to visit the UC forum to fear-monger and to talk down to others.  I simply don't understand the point of it all.  I've been watching it for some time now, and truly, I do...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Um, yes.  No one is *choosing* to retain a...

Um, yes.  No one is *choosing* to retain a placenta.  It comes when it comes... but some have had to wait a longer amount of time - by no choice of their own - for it to release and come out. 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-08-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,010
Posted By UnassistedMomma
I felt myself getting drawn into the warm fuzzy...

I felt myself getting drawn into the warm fuzzy of it... but then it just felt so.... dismissive.  Didn't sit right. 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,808
Posted By UnassistedMomma
What a wonderful story! From your telling of it,...

What a wonderful story! From your telling of it, it's obvious how much research and planning and care you put into being prepared as a FTM.  That's awesome!  Very happy for you both.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-27-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,010
Posted By UnassistedMomma
ITA.  I think the sense of a loss of control can...

ITA.  I think the sense of a loss of control can be one of the greatest harbingers of disappointment about the birth, regardless of how everything ultimately turns out or what was planned for or...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By UnassistedMomma
My last took 5 hours, which was the longest ever...

My last took 5 hours, which was the longest ever in my 5 baby history.  I had very little bleeding while I waited though, so while I was beginning to get concerned, I wasn't ready to transfer.  We...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Chicken broth was great for me - comfort food,...

Chicken broth was great for me - comfort food, nourishing, and not too messy if it comes up!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,010
Posted By UnassistedMomma
I think that birth can still be 'perfect'...

I think that birth can still be 'perfect' although it was imperfect.
 
My last two births - UC's - one was a 42 hour labor w/ a posterior baby. One was a 41 hour labor w/ a nearly 10 lb baby. ...
Forum: Homebirth   12-22-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,185
Posted By UnassistedMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by sahmof2girls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,185
Posted By UnassistedMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by stik http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338852/its-possibly-going-to-be-a-breech-homebirth#post_16791727)...
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,185
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Just as anecdote, I heard a story about a woman...

Just as anecdote, I heard a story about a woman who gave birth last week at home... she was carrying twins. Her midwife did not arrive in time to be present for Twin A who was vertex, but did arrive...
Forum: Homebirth   12-13-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,185
Posted By UnassistedMomma
I came across this just a few days ago and found...

I came across this just a few days ago and found it fascinating.  It CAN be done, especially with prior knowledge and planning! Good luck to you!
http://www.birthingway.com/footling_breech.htm
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-29-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 405
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Views: 20,036
Posted By UnassistedMomma
  Quote:Children deserve the opportunity to...


Quote:Children deserve the opportunity to live life the way they see fit - not how you deem it worthy.


 
Which is exactly the point.  Once you're in the database, there is no getting out. ...
Forum: Homebirth   11-29-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,120
Posted By UnassistedMomma
If she can't or won't say WHY her birth choices...

If she can't or won't say WHY her birth choices were responsible for her son's injury, then she has no business and no right to come into the homebirth forum telling others that homebirth was...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-29-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 405
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Views: 20,036
Posted By UnassistedMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by amma_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,120
Posted By UnassistedMomma
I just wish she would clarify exactly what the...

I just wish she would clarify exactly what the issue was.  Posterior positioning keeps coming up, but then she says it had nothing to do with that.  The whole thing is kind of strange, and very...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-28-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 405
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Views: 20,036
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Feeling "above it" (the law/government) is not...

Feeling "above it" (the law/government) is not at all the same as not wanting to be tethered to and controlled by it.  Very, very different as a matter of fact.
 
SS numbers are NOT required by...
Forum: April 2012   11-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,681
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: April 2012   11-28-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,681
Posted By UnassistedMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by Tulafina http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   11-28-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,120
Posted By UnassistedMomma
 Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...



Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329399/the-skeptical-ob/120#post_16762400)

However,...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,120
Posted By UnassistedMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by AbbieB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329399/the-skeptical-ob/40#post_16756565)



I noticed that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 15,189
Posted By UnassistedMomma
Pretty much over the first trimester nausea and...

Pretty much over the first trimester nausea and etc!  Now I'm enjoying loose ligament hip pain and sciatica - and it seems like earlier than ever before.  if this keeps up, I don't know how I'll get...
Forum: Homebirth   11-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By UnassistedMomma
She's off her rocker.  I don't let her get to me...

She's off her rocker.  I don't let her get to me anymore.  You can't argue with a loon.
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