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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By IamIris
I hired a midwife for my 1st 2 births. I loved...

I hired a midwife for my 1st 2 births. I loved her, she was an awesome lady and she helped shape my attitude and feelings around birthing. But I realized after having my 2nd that i didn't want her...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By IamIris
Thanks for sharing your story. Birth sure isn't...

Thanks for sharing your story. Birth sure isn't always pretty but its always awesome! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif Big big congratulations and welcome to the world baby Shade!...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
  Hi All
Views: 258
Posted By IamIris
My name's Angel. I'm a mother of 4 with #5 on...

My name's Angel. I'm a mother of 4 with #5 on the way, due sometime in mid-Jan. My older kids are 10, 8, 6 and 4 and all were homebirthed .. the latter 2 were unassisted. Now that I'm expecting...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By IamIris
Congratulations on a wonderful birth and a...

Congratulations on a wonderful birth and a wonderful baby!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif Welcome to the world Maribel!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,741
Posted By IamIris
Huge Congratulations to you and welcome to your...

Huge Congratulations to you and welcome to your darlin'

hugs
Angel http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-22-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By IamIris
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

I hope everything works out for you today
Angel
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By IamIris
congratulations to you! I know what a milestone...

congratulations to you! I know what a milestone this is and how hard it can be to get a little rest with a hair-pulling squirmer can be ... enjoy!
hugs
Angel
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
  Hi all!
Views: 287
Posted By IamIris
Thank you all for the warm welcome .. looks like...

Thank you all for the warm welcome .. looks like there are lots of mama's due about the same time as me!

Kat!! I'm happy to see you here too ... I think I knew you were expecting again but I sort...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-21-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
  Hi all!
Views: 287
Posted By IamIris
I'm Angel, expecting #4 (due around April 27)...

I'm Angel, expecting #4 (due around April 27) and planning UC (my 2nd UC, 4th HB - the 1st 2 were MW waterbirths). You can check out my UC story here in the roll call thread above. We are really...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-16-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By IamIris
Thank you for starting this thread. I got...

Thank you for starting this thread. I got goosebumps and even tears in my eyes reading the other posts. Thanks to those of you who have shared here as well....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-15-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By IamIris
Hi Lori, I have been thinking about you a...

Hi Lori,

I have been thinking about you a lot lately and truly hoping that things had changed for your family and that your DH was feeling better. I am sad to hear that those things haven't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-12-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By IamIris
Hi, I just had an UC in AB and it was...

Hi,

I just had an UC in AB and it was EASY!! Prior to the birth, phone vital stats and ask for a homebirth package. Let them know that a MW will NOT be providing the forms for you (they'll ask)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-10-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,051
Posted By IamIris
Congratulations AngelBee!!! And sending...

Congratulations AngelBee!!!

And sending BIRTHING vibes to you AmyJean!!!

Thinking happy thoughts for you both http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

hugs...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-10-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By IamIris
If you decide to stay home for the birth I doubt...

If you decide to stay home for the birth I doubt anyone will even notice. Have you pre-registered at the hospital? If you don't pre-register you have an even better chance of slipping through the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-04-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By IamIris
Yay! Happy birthing to you! The only thing...

Yay! Happy birthing to you!

The only thing I'd say about labor is to listen to your heart and your baby and ignore everything else!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-28-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By IamIris
I agree with all the other posters ... this...

I agree with all the other posters ... this happened to me after my last birth and everything came out without dramatic intervention http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-25-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By IamIris
Aloha Lori...

Aloha Lori http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

I'm feeling alright ... the question is - how are YOU feeling...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-22-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 525
Posted By IamIris
My UC was our 3rd baby. Our 1st 2 were...

My UC was our 3rd baby. Our 1st 2 were home-waterbirths with a MW, (the same MW for both) and to an extent, I credit her for us chosing UC ... she's very relaxed and comfortable when it comes to pg...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By IamIris
Thanks for your kind comments all. Also thanks...

Thanks for your kind comments all. Also thanks to those who helped me out when I came here for advice about the retained stuff.

hugs!
Angel
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By IamIris
We actually pronounce his name KEERdan. ...

We actually pronounce his name KEERdan.

{hugs}
Angel
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By IamIris
This is the story of the birth of our 3rd son,...

This is the story of the birth of our 3rd son, Cirdan Birch. Born January 2nd, 2006, (his due date) at 1:45a.m.

This was our 1st UC ... our other 2 sons were home-waterbirths with a midwife.
...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-10-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By IamIris
I did pass a piece of placenta last night and I...

I did pass a piece of placenta last night and I anticipate that there's still more stuff to come. I have cervical pressure as I type this and my flow can have an odor sometimes. I feel pretty...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-08-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By IamIris
It actually seemed to be membrane rather than...

It actually seemed to be membrane rather than placenta ... I called our old MW last night and asked her about it after I got a better idea of what it was and she told me to just pull it out ......
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-08-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By IamIris
I had my UC baby on Jan. 2 at 1:45a.m. it went...

I had my UC baby on Jan. 2 at 1:45a.m. it went pretty well. There was a tight cord around his neck, at least 4 times and I had a little trouble with getting the placenta out. I guess I retained a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-29-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,486
Posted By IamIris
Getting close though. I'm due anytime...

Getting close though. I'm due anytime (technically between the 31st and Jan. 2) I have (on avg.) 29 day cycles so I set my due at Jan. 2 to accomodate that but Dec. 31 would be just as good...
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