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Forum: April 2007   04-07-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By habibekindheart
Sending those vibes! I'm hoping I don't make it...

Sending those vibes! I'm hoping I don't make it til April 10th, because that's our daughter's birthday! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif)
Forum: April 2007   04-07-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 454
Posted By habibekindheart
We're due the same day...

We're due the same day http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I didn't realize Easter was here until yesterday. Fortunately, we haven't been invited to anything...which is a...
Forum: April 2007   04-07-2007, 03:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,369
Posted By habibekindheart
Still here, 39 weeks tomorrow...farthest I've...

Still here, 39 weeks tomorrow...farthest I've ever made it in a pregnancy and I'm sore and exhausted. 2cm dilated, at least 80% effaced.
Forum: April 2007   04-06-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By habibekindheart
BTDT this week, and it's getting OLD. I...

BTDT this week, and it's getting OLD.

I feel like my body is just tormenting me. I wake up every morning and have a few contractions that make me go 'uh oh...' and every day they're stronger than...
Forum: Racism: a moment of reflection and healing   04-06-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,218
Posted By habibekindheart
I have a sneaky suspicion that this will be a...

I have a sneaky suspicion that this will be a difficult journey for me. However, this was my quest for this year even before Mothering started these boards.

But who are you? When you look in the...
Forum: April 2007   04-04-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By habibekindheart
Well there's 'dropped' and 'dropped'. They come...

Well there's 'dropped' and 'dropped'. They come down, engage a bit, etc. Common in most pregnancies. Then there's 'holy cow the baby dropped' where you feel like you're sitting on their head every...
Forum: April 2007   04-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By habibekindheart
Sounds like a head...

Sounds like a head http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif You can also feel it through the top of the vaginal wall before the cervix. If you're feeling truly adventurous, you...
Forum: April 2007   03-23-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By habibekindheart
It could be your plug. I've had clear ones,...

It could be your plug. I've had clear ones, yellow ones, ones streaked with blood.

The plug will keep trying to regenerate itself until delivery, causing not-so-pleasant discharge.

As long as...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,011
Posted By habibekindheart
Good luck, RRR! Subscribing, can't wait to hear...

Good luck, RRR! Subscribing, can't wait to hear how things are progressing http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: April 2007   03-18-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By habibekindheart
The only thing you'd need besides that is a...

The only thing you'd need besides that is a couple outfits with legs in case you have to go somewhere because gowns and carseats aren't fun.

A hat or two is always a good bet...

And socks,...
Forum: April 2007   03-18-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By habibekindheart
I used a couple drawers from my dresser for the...

I used a couple drawers from my dresser for the baby's things...and used the bassinet for his blankets. I never put him in the bassinet, lol.

They make GREAT laundry baskets though.
Forum: March 2007   03-18-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By habibekindheart
You know, 24 hours before my daughter was born...

You know, 24 hours before my daughter was born she completely stopped moving. I freaked out, the midwife freaked out and came over, found heart tones. We found out what had happened. My placenta was...
Forum: April 2007   03-17-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By habibekindheart
Yes, I'm on the Brewer Diet as well...high...

Yes, I'm on the Brewer Diet as well...high protein, etc. I'm also taking magnesium and chlorophyll.

Don't worry proudhsmommy...I'm a hardcore homebirther. I wouldn't be going to the hospital...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By habibekindheart
I wrote mine out in part so that my DH has it on...

I wrote mine out in part so that my DH has it on hand and knows what I don't want and can stop it.

Hospitals tend to have protocol. They may know you're a homebirther but I'd hate to get walked...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By habibekindheart
Here's mine: For myself: No continuous...

Here's mine:

For myself:
No continuous fetal monitoring
I need to be able to move/walk around
No delivering on my back
No episiotomy
No manual extraction of placenta

For Baby
Forum: April 2007   03-17-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By habibekindheart
I'm 36 weeks with borderline pre-e as well. Been...

I'm 36 weeks with borderline pre-e as well. Been in the ER 2x, the second time I was able to get them to hold off induction and try to lower my BP. Now my BP is hovering at 20 points above normal,...
Forum: April 2007   03-17-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By habibekindheart
I didn't even KNOW people got their midwives...

I didn't even KNOW people got their midwives gifts until last week so now I'm freaking out wondering what to get her!

Of course, with this baby wanting to come early, I don't have a lot of time,...
Forum: April 2007   03-17-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 591
Posted By habibekindheart
I like the 2nd trimester. The rest I can totally...

I like the 2nd trimester. The rest I can totally live without http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

If babies weren't so worth it, I'd never get pregnant...says mom of 9.5.
Forum: April 2007   03-17-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By habibekindheart
LOL I was offered my first waterbirth with...

LOL I was offered my first waterbirth with #7...but it didn't feel right so I declined.

Had one for #8 and #9 and planning one for #10 and now I think I was just silly with #7 and totally should...
Forum: March 2007   03-17-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By habibekindheart
I'm on day 3 and starting to get cranky. I hope...

I'm on day 3 and starting to get cranky. I hope I don't last 2 weeks at this rate...I'll start eating people. They're stronger today than yesterday at least.
Forum: Birth Stories   03-17-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,421
Posted By habibekindheart
If it's any consolation, my fetuses never listen...

If it's any consolation, my fetuses never listen either. I've been trying to make this one wait til March 30th...he laughs at me. Mine like to come early...but they still totally put me through a...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-17-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,421
Posted By habibekindheart
Could be a lot of things...wrong dates,...

Could be a lot of things...wrong dates, malpositioning, baby just needs a little more time...sometimes they're just stubborn and like making you wait.

I'm getting sick of the contractions with no...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-16-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,421
Posted By habibekindheart
They diagnosed it by u/s with #2, and ever since...

They diagnosed it by u/s with #2, and ever since then, when I have it during a pregnancy I can tell. I feel like a walking waterbed. I only have it with my boys, oddly enough.

With this...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-16-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,421
Posted By habibekindheart
We REALLY are all too ready to push things along...

We REALLY are all too ready to push things along with our babies, it's a heck of a note.

I end up with augmentations because my water breaks and labor stalls out due to polyhydramnios (my uterus...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-16-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,421
Posted By habibekindheart
2bluefish...I've had 2 herbal inductions with...

2bluefish...I've had 2 herbal inductions with midwives thanks to PROM and they both worked very well...though I worry myself about that information being out there because many women are using the...
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