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Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By 4 in 2005
Ok just so you know attempt #2 was the winner...

Ok just so you know attempt #2 was the winner for me.  I went into labor on July 13th.  I went into labor around 10:45-11ish.  After 30 minutes I called my DF over.   As soon as he got here I called...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By 4 in 2005
I am 5 foot 5 and my pool was a bit shallower. ...

I am 5 foot 5 and my pool was a bit shallower.  It was 66 inches x 66 inches and 19 inches deep.   It was awesome.  I had no issues with heat but my labor was ultra fast.   My son's job was to fill...
Forum: July 2011   07-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,756
Posted By 4 in 2005
Baby's gender Guess- BOY... U/S says it's a...

Baby's gender
Guess- BOY... U/S says it's a boy.
Actual- BOY,mom and u/s were right. 
 
Baby's birth date and time
Guess- June 26th
Actual- July 14th. 
 
Baby's weight and length
Guess- ...
Forum: July 2011   07-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,650
Posted By 4 in 2005
I don't think the tylenol is helping this...

I don't think the tylenol is helping this time.   The rice sock is helping.  I put it against my back when nursing.   When I am not holding baby I put it on my belly. 
Forum: Homebirth   07-15-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By 4 in 2005
awesome, I was worried about the depth of my...

awesome, I was worried about the depth of my pool it wasn't even 24 inches but it was heaven on earth.  I did understand in an instance I got in why they call water "Natures epidural."  My only...
Forum: Homebirth   07-14-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By 4 in 2005
Thanks for the reply.  It was a non issue.  I...

Thanks for the reply.  It was a non issue.  I had a fast but complication free (although intense) waterbirth last night.  I am so glad to have that weight taken off my shoulders.  My DF has...
Forum: Homebirth   07-14-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By 4 in 2005
My little man was born at home with a 2.5 hour...

My little man was born at home with a 2.5 hour labor and only a 3 minute pushing phase.  (Water broke and he was born on the third push.  That was awesome.  I mean head and shoulders one push.)  
 ...
Forum: Homebirth   07-13-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By 4 in 2005
Corpus Mom--- Thanks I needed to hear that.  ...

Corpus Mom--- Thanks I needed to hear that.   Around here there are signs that say if you are in labor they can't turn you away but I thought they couldn't turn anyone that needed emergency care...
Forum: Homebirth   07-13-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By 4 in 2005
She knows.... She hasn't suggested I go in...

She knows.... She hasn't suggested I go in yet.   However she is really watching me.   Like I said she has me weighing myself to monitor the weight gain/loss from water retention.  (Which for a...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,721
Posted By 4 in 2005
I call the ones I picked mantras because I...

I call the ones I picked mantras because I recite them over and over and I picked shorter ones.  They are birth affirmations that can be used in birth.  I mentioned them in another thread and...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By 4 in 2005
Yeah I just took colored Markers to have variety...

Yeah I just took colored Markers to have variety and then put up different sayings that I had on cardstock.  From there I taped them to the wall.    I also had a labor prayer that came with my birth...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By 4 in 2005
Yeah actually asking the question allowed me to...

Yeah actually asking the question allowed me to mostly let it go.   I am trying not to worry because I know that only makes things worse.  I told my midwife my blood pressure tends to be higher in...
Forum: July 2011   07-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,650
Posted By 4 in 2005
I never had any with #1-3 but #4 was horrible. ...

I never had any with #1-3 but #4 was horrible.  I took heavy pain meds and the side effects were worse than the after birth pains.   #5 I didn't have any issues with the pains at all.   So I am...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By 4 in 2005
I am currently planning a homebirth.   Since...

I am currently planning a homebirth.   Since about 35 weeks (and I will be 40 weeks on Thursday) I have been making my Midwife nervous.   Since 36 weeks she has said, maybe you will go into labor...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By 4 in 2005
I hear you.  I am currently planning a...

I hear you.  I am currently planning a homebirth.  It is my second attempt to try for a homebirth (and my last attempt as my DF will get getting a vasectomy after this baby.)   I am very close to...
Forum: Homebirth   07-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By 4 in 2005
my birth space is quite sparse and not really...

my birth space is quite sparse and not really decorated.  However it is a room I feel comfortable in.  I did put up birth mantras on the wall that I can recite to myself as the need arises.  I am...
Forum: Homebirth   07-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By 4 in 2005
And now 39 weeks!  Do I hear 40?   My midwife...

And now 39 weeks!  Do I hear 40?   My midwife was taking my blood pressure and told me to relax (it is flirting with #s she doesn't want to see but never crosses the line.) I said I am relaxed I am...
Forum: Homebirth   07-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By 4 in 2005
So when I was newly pregnant I was told the odds...

So when I was newly pregnant I was told the odds of my making it to 35 weeks along was 50/50.  Then a CNMW told me that I wouldn't see 35 weeks along pregnant.  My homebirth midwife, took a risk on...
Forum: Homebirth   07-02-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By 4 in 2005
Ohh that gave me a great idea!  I am living in a...

Ohh that gave me a great idea!  I am living in a rental now.   I didn't want to keep the placenta in the fridge till I move but when I move it will be to a new house that DF is building us on his...
Forum: Homebirth   06-23-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 4 in 2005
Exactly Purplerose!!!  My 35 weeker was fine and...

Exactly Purplerose!!!  My 35 weeker was fine and ready but I feel like we got lucky.  My 38 weeker nephew (who was induced because a quack Dr said that was the only way he would allow my SIL to have...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 4 in 2005
So I survived another storm!  YAY this was...

So I survived another storm!  YAY this was another storm that I really didn't need to go into labor.  There are so many flooded streets there is even issues on the interstates.   There are down...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 4 in 2005
Yeah the only thing I can think of with the...

Yeah the only thing I can think of with the storms is the low pressure.  I have never had this with storms any other time but this little guy sure seems to react to the change in pressure.  Heck...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By 4 in 2005
Yeah there are so many factors.  My midwife,...

Yeah there are so many factors.  My midwife, accepted me despite my risk for a pre-term baby.   She agreed to deliver if I went a week earlier than what she normally allows because--
 
A.  My...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 4 in 2005
Yeah here in Indiana we have had more than our...

Yeah here in Indiana we have had more than our fair share of storms this year.  We had a tornado touch down about 2 blocks from my in-laws this spring.  That freaked me out.   I am not as worried...
Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 4 in 2005
So every time we have had a storm I have had...

So every time we have had a storm I have had painful braxton hicks contractions.   Midwife knows about this.   As I have gotten farther along they are getting worse.   Last night a storm moved in...
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