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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-12-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
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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: 3
Views: 389
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: 3
Views: 389
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: 1,011
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: 929
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: 1,011
Posted By Jewel5811
Look at indiebirth.com!!

Look at indiebirth.com!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
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: 213
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: 213
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: 1,331
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: 1,331
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: 1,331
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: 495
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....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Jewel5811
Yay!!! Good news!

Yay!!! Good news!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Jewel5811
I have mostly just read books. This will be our...

I have mostly just read books. This will be our first UC. So, I'm afraid I'm not much help. I found some Unassisted birth videos on YouTube. Those were encouraging, but if you are looking for...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Jewel5811
Both previous births were natural. The second...

Both previous births were natural. The second one was a really easy water birth - 4.5 hrs start to finish. I know I don't scream and yell and I like to just pace around. My son can get nervous about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
Thank you! Wasn't keen on the ER because it...

Thank you!

Wasn't keen on the ER because it seems it might risk cps involvement or be higher cost. We don't have insurance.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
Would a doctor give us grief about planning UC?

Would a doctor give us grief about planning UC?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Jewel5811
To those of you with at least one child, what...

To those of you with at least one child, what are your experiences and preferences about having your other children present for the birth of a younger sibling? If they were included, what were their...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
  Midwife
Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
Update... we are on our own. it didn't end with...

Update... we are on our own. it didn't end with bad feelings and she said she respects our ability to make a decision. We can't access her for anymore prenatal care or rhogam after or anything,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-01-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
  Midwife
Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
To clarify... The plan to UC is not financially...

To clarify... The plan to UC is not financially motivated.we were already totally convinced we want to do that. The monitary saving would be a nice fringe benefit. Just in the last few weeks we have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
  Midwife
Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
We have paid her $1250 so far toward the...

We have paid her $1250 so far toward the almost-$4000 total and I guess there is sort of a contract (we signed a lot of papers at the beginning). She does have spelled out the fees due if terminated...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-28-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
  Midwife
Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
Thank you for the encouragement and sympathy! I...

Thank you for the encouragement and sympathy! I dread confrontation, being seen as a "problem", and fear creating bad feelings.

I guess it is obvious, if the personal aspect weren't part of it....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-27-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Jewel5811
I had the same struggle! First time, my sister...

I had the same struggle! First time, my sister and a couple sisters-in-law asked if they could be there and we said sure but asked them to leave at the pushing stage. Hubby was going to do...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-26-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
  Midwife
Views: 556
Posted By Jewel5811
Did anyone on here hire a home birth midwife and...

Did anyone on here hire a home birth midwife and decide to go unassisted for the birth part way through? We hired a fabulous midwife right before we came to the decision to go unassisted. We really...
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