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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By bannanachild
For my first baby, I prepared for a long labor....

For my first baby, I prepared for a long labor. I tried to ignore all the "negative" stuff about how painful birth is, and focused on "pressure" and "birth waves" The result:  Labor was 4 hrs from...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-08-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By bannanachild
A quick question for people who have done this...

A quick question for people who have done this before (IN SAN DIEGO): 
 
I had my baby in April. After a nightmare of paperwork and phone calls (the women working at the San Diego County Office of...
Forum: Homebirth   04-21-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By bannanachild
I think a birthing vacation sounds awesome! Go...

I think a birthing vacation sounds awesome! Go up there before the baby is born, hang out, go for walk, have a stress-free, fun, family time! If the baby comes while you are there: great! If not,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By bannanachild
Thank you so so much!

Thank you so so much!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By bannanachild
Before I had my baby, I called the office of...

Before I had my baby, I called the office of vital records and asked how I obtained a birth certificate for an out of hospital birth. They said to call after the baby was born and they would send a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By bannanachild
Is this your first baby? I just had my...

Is this your first baby?

I just had my second. We did unassisted because I could not find a midwife that I liked and after long and agonizing talks, my dh and I felt that for this baby,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By bannanachild
Love. Patience. Boobs. That's about it. ...

Love. Patience. Boobs.

That's about it.

Co-sleeping eliminates the need for cribs, tiny sheets, baby moniters, mobiles and all that other stuff. EC-ing eliminates the need for diapers, wipes...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-04-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By bannanachild
That is a huge decision! Make sure that no...

That is a huge decision! Make sure that no matter what, you take time to think about it. There is no rush. Treat yourself very kindly, you are going through a lot right now!

I have two comments,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By bannanachild
Hooray!...

Hooray! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif She is beautiful! Congratulations and looking forward to that story!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,914
Posted By bannanachild
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by myra1 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354061/why-natural-childbirth/60#post_17290601)

it was a spiritual...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,914
Posted By bannanachild
I really am terrified of that epidural needle....

I really am terrified of that epidural needle. When I was young, I never wanted ton get pregnant just because I am terrified of needles and that huge thing going into my spine... That is scary. One...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-21-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bannanachild
You are doing great! A LOT of woman go over EDD....

You are doing great! A LOT of woman go over EDD. You are not alone! Go on a walk with your partner, eat your favorite meal, and try to relax! Do things you like to do, you won't have a lot of me...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bannanachild
Congratulations! Best wishes to you!

Congratulations! Best wishes to you!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-18-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By bannanachild
Thanks, everyone. I've been reading the...

Thanks, everyone. I've been reading the responded when I need a pep talk. I'm now 41 weeks and one day. Everything still checks out as normal' low bp, good fetal hr, no swelling...
The only problem...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By bannanachild
My sister was six weeks early, I was four weeks...

My sister was six weeks early, I was four weeks early, and my other sister was two weeks early. So, nothing like my mom. Which is a good thing, since she said all the time "none of you would have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By bannanachild
I know due dates are unreliable. We purposely...

I know due dates are unreliable. We purposely told people "March" when they asked the due date, because I will be 41 weeks from conception on April 1, which meant the baby would be born before then....
Forum: Intact Care   03-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By bannanachild
Hi!    I'm expecting my second child any day...

Hi! 
 
I'm expecting my second child any day now! We don't know the sex, just like the first we are waiting until birth to find out! My first is a girl, but while pregnant with her my husband and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By bannanachild
Feel free to tell him that. You don't have to...

Feel free to tell him that. You don't have to stay quiet when you disagree with your doctor. Just tell them you don't want to be induced, and you think it's reckless of him to suggest it when you...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-26-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By bannanachild
Birthing From Within. And I second watching UC...

Birthing From Within. And I second watching UC births on YouTube. Watch them together so you can talk about them! It could be a date night!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By bannanachild
What you said, I was thinking I could do my...

What you said,
I was thinking I could do my own prenatal care for half the time, keep a record and see her the other half.

Sounds more like being responsible for your own healthcare than an UC....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-26-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By bannanachild
I'm new to the area, so I did not have a primary...

I'm new to the area, so I did not have a primary care physician. Last summer I needed a routine Physical (pap smear and stuff) and made an appointment with a local OBGYN. She came recommended, and I...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By bannanachild
I'm having an unassisted birth in North County,...

I'm having an unassisted birth in North County, and am having a hard time finding a way to get the newborn hearing test done after my LO is born. My pediatrician said the only way was the hospital?...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By bannanachild
Your DH sounds like mine! He wants nothing to do...

Your DH sounds like mine! He wants nothing to do with hypnobirthing, he wants a midwife, but also wants a happy wife and I won't be happy with a midwife. I'm so glad your mom is stepping up to be...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By bannanachild
legoland is very home school friendly, if that...

legoland is very home school friendly, if that helps at all! Located in Carlsbad, less than an hour north of San Diego. Also, there are a lot of Charter schools in the same area that are...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By bannanachild
Hi! I've lived in North County for 2 years. For...

Hi! I've lived in North County for 2 years. For the first year my DD's pediatrician was Dr sears (LOVE him!) But the drive got to be too much. We have a super close pediatrician now, but I'm not...
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