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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-28-2013, 04:56 AM
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Posted By AbigailG
I have heard of a couple of breech deaths as...

I have heard of a couple of breech deaths as well with premature babies, babies that probably would have survived in a hospital setting.Is this your first baby? Though I believe in vaginal breech...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-09-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By AbigailG
I had a very straightforward natural hospital...

I had a very straightforward natural hospital birth and then a UC with my second. I labored alone and then my dh woke up and came in for the birth. My mother was looking after my ods and came up and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-31-2012, 06:13 AM
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Posted By AbigailG
I don't have any personal experience either but...

I don't have any personal experience either but I would try to talk to an OB and a midwife and maybe some moms before I made any birth plans. If a C section is the safest thing (sometimes they are!)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-15-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By AbigailG
Yes I would! Our UC was so peaceful and normal.

Yes I would! Our UC was so peaceful and normal.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-15-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By AbigailG
Just want to update.. went into labor at 40w5d...

Just want to update.. went into labor at 40w5d and inner water bag was totally intact, broke while baby came out!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-07-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By AbigailG
We had our second son a week ago and our first...

We had our second son a week ago and our first UC/ UP. I was 40 weeks and 6 days and he was born on the exact day I predicted at the beginning of my pregnancy! Not much to write, really.. I went...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-15-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By AbigailG
Hi everyone! I'm doing UP/UC and am 38 almost 39...

Hi everyone! I'm doing UP/UC and am 38 almost 39 weeks. A few days ago I coughed really hard and got a small gush from my vagina that was fairly odorless and clear. It happened again a few times if...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-29-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
Yes, I will definitely take some notes on...

Yes, I will definitely take some notes on complications. I was just surprised by how hands on the midwives were. Things happened fast in my first birth and nobody really did much other than watch...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-27-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
Ive been reading Heart and Hands..lots of info...

Ive been reading Heart and Hands..lots of info about complications, which is useful,  but the role of the midwife seems to be very hands on. Which is what I'm trying to avoid by having an unassisted...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By AbigailG
 It sounds like early labor to me but it could...


It sounds like early labor to me but it could go on like this for days really. I think you will know when it's time to call your friends. I called my husband to come home when my contractions were...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
 Thanks for the tips! Just ordered both...




Thanks for the tips! Just ordered both books from my library!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
I'm planning on getting an herbal preparation...

I'm planning on getting an herbal preparation called Placenta Out (Sheeps purse I believe?) and remaining at least sitting up until it comes. I'm not too worried about the mess but I plan on buying...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
I really liked Emergency Chidbirth: A Manuel and...

I really liked Emergency Chidbirth: A Manuel and am just delving into Laura Shanleys book now. My last labor was definitely aided by Ina May Gaskins natural birth book. I definitely get more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-14-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By AbigailG
If it was me I'd go the mall and get a 3D...

If it was me I'd go the mall and get a 3D ultrasound. I would really want to be prepared for two babies. Good luck! Please update the thread when you can.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-14-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
That was one reason I wasnt too interested in...

That was one reason I wasnt too interested in the birth center in Cambridge- its right next to a hospital and has a high rate of transfer. Also I just didnt want any monitoring this pregnancy. My...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-10-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By AbigailG
Hello! I'm so happy to have found this forum!...

Hello! I'm so happy to have found this forum! I'm a stay at home mom to a 20m in Boston and expecting another late this summer. We had a pretty good natural hospital birth with my son but have...
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