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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-30-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,134
Posted By thebassomatic76
I really wish I had been able to get in touch...

I really wish I had been able to get in touch with this birth network two years ago when I was having my daughter in Carbondale.  Her birthday is today, actually.  My husband actually apologized to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thanks kltroy.  I'm nearly done with this...

Thanks kltroy.  I'm nearly done with this pregnancy but I will try attending a meeting in person in the future and see if that gets better results.  It's entirely possible that what I asked or how I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-27-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By thebassomatic76
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-25-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By thebassomatic76
Mostly the same as the posters above:   #1: ...

Mostly the same as the posters above:
 
#1:  Get a doula.  Although there are lots of great doulas who are just starting out, in your situation I recommend trying to find one with at least a few...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,134
Posted By thebassomatic76
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Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By thebassomatic76
The suggestions here are great, and I really...

The suggestions here are great, and I really appreciated the list of hospital "positives" that was posted.  Thank you ladies so much.  No, this is definitely not the same hospital as before (thank...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thanks again to all of you, especially those who...

Thanks again to all of you, especially those who have shared their positive hospital birth experiences.  It's helpful to hear different perspectives to help me reframe the situation from more than...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-21-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,134
Posted By thebassomatic76
Hi babyshotton!  I didn't post on this...

Hi babyshotton!  I didn't post on this particular thread, but I live in Carbondale (moved here mid-pregnancy in Jan) and I too deeply wanted a homebirth.  I started looking last year and posted...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,148
Posted By thebassomatic76
OP, that is an incredible story.  I deeply...

OP, that is an incredible story.  I deeply admire your courage and strength in spite of all the unexpected complications.  Thanks for sharing. 

 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Homebirth   06-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By thebassomatic76
Yep, Wayne Mem. is where I delivered.  While in...

Yep, Wayne Mem. is where I delivered.  While in the end, I did for the most part have the birth I worked for, there were some bad attitudes and unprofessionalism that I had to overcome in order to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-10-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thank you all very, very much.  I feel much...

Thank you all very, very much.  I feel much better today and am trying to move forward expecting the best.  Like the pp said, I don't want to create a self fulfilling prophecy with my own...
Forum: Homebirth   06-10-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thank you all SO VERYMUCH.  I am feeling much,...

Thank you all SO VERYMUCH.  I am feeling much, much better today, and more confident.  We do have a doula (which I did not my first time) and I'm just going to try to expect the best.  I don't want...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By thebassomatic76
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Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By thebassomatic76
I posted a more detailed thread in birth and...

I posted a more detailed thread in birth and beyond, but basically, a homebirth is out for me, UC or assisted (this is my second child).  I am not high risk or anything like that, both my baby and I...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By thebassomatic76
Oh, and don't make this mistake of assuming that...

Oh, and don't make this mistake of assuming that providers outside the typical base coverage will/won't be in network for you.  I didn't look into providers too far outside Goldsboro when I was...
Forum: Homebirth   06-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By thebassomatic76
I don't have a whole lot of information that is...

I don't have a whole lot of information that is specifically what you're asking for, but I will share what I can.
 
I am prior service (retired now, actually), and using Tricare Standard for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-09-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By thebassomatic76
I am almost 38 weeks with baby #2.  I had an...

I am almost 38 weeks with baby #2.  I had an unmedicated, uncomplicated hospital birth with baby #1.  I desperately, with all my heart, wanted a homebirth with this baby.  We have the financial...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By thebassomatic76
I got a very strong, unmistakable urge to push...

I got a very strong, unmistakable urge to push at what turned out to be fully dilated with DS (my first).  No one believed me.  They had just checked me 45 mins prior and I was at 4cm then.  When I...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By thebassomatic76
OP, I'm looking for the same thing.  I'm sorry...

OP, I'm looking for the same thing.  I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time with it (and that I am too).  If I come across any good information, I'll let you know.  Wish I could be of more...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By thebassomatic76
I see that there's already a post looking for...

I see that there's already a post looking for this and I never know what's the right thing to do in these cases--respond on the thread that's already been posted or post a similar thread of my own. ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thanks very much to all of you.  DH finally...

Thanks very much to all of you.  DH finally started reading this week, and he seems to be warming, though he's still apprehensive.  He's never argued with the information I've presented him and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thank you very much to both of you.  I intend to...

Thank you very much to both of you.  I intend to get started right away digging and reading.  :)
 
Anyone else with any advice on the DH situation?  While my DH hasn't come right and said he...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-05-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By thebassomatic76
I am just beginning to seriously plan for a UC. ...

I am just beginning to seriously plan for a UC.  I'm 28 weeks pregnant and wanted a homebirth, but cannot find anyone to assist (CPMs are illegal here, and there are no CNMs that perform outside of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-04-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By thebassomatic76
Well, I can't give you any help either (I'm...

Well, I can't give you any help either (I'm sorry) but I'm still here, and still looking for homebirth and AP ped information around here.  It's exhausting, and frustrating.  I hope you have an...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By thebassomatic76
Thanks for the reply! 

Thanks for the reply! 
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