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Forum: Homebirth   02-29-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By RedHen4
My first homebirth was with #5 as well. I wore a...

My first homebirth was with #5 as well. I wore a nightgown while laboring, but changed into a tank-top with a built-in bra when I got into the pool. I'm not crazy about having my breasts or belly...
Forum: Homebirth   02-13-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By RedHen4
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post1052...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post10528835 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10528835#post10528835)
Forum: December 2007   02-13-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By RedHen4
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post1052...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post10528835 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10528835#post10528835)
Forum: Birth Stories   02-13-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,305
Posted By RedHen4
Name:Miriam Esther Due:December 12, 2007 ...

Name:Miriam Esther
Due:December 12, 2007
Born:7:45 p.m. December 18, 2007
Weight:9 lbs. 10 oz.
Length: 21.5 in.

On April 5, 2007, the kids were all playing outside when my husband came home...
Forum: December 2007   12-29-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 598
Posted By RedHen4
For my own sanity, I stop counting after 25....

For my own sanity, I stop counting after 25. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: December 2007   12-19-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By RedHen4
We are now a family of 8! Our third daughter,...

We are now a family of 8! Our third daughter, Miriam Esther, was born at home in the water at 7:45 p.m. December 18th. She's just a tiny little thing, weighing in at 9 lbs. 10 oz....
Forum: December 2007   12-18-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 967
Posted By RedHen4
40 wks 6 days. I had my first chiropractor...

40 wks 6 days. I had my first chiropractor appointment today, for unrelated-to-pregnancy (I think) issues, but also told him if there was anything he could do to encourage better positioning, etc.,...
Forum: December 2007   12-17-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 862
Posted By RedHen4
40 wks + 5 days today. Thought I was going to...

40 wks + 5 days today. Thought I was going to have a baby for a while last night. Woke up after midnight with some noticeable contractions, which got a little stronger after I finally decided to get...
Forum: December 2007   12-16-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 797
Posted By RedHen4
40 wks 4 days. <sigh> Not really looking forward...

40 wks 4 days. <sigh> Not really looking forward to going to church today to deal with all those well-meaning women who are aghast that I am STILL pregnant. Of course, I never imagined I would still...
Forum: December 2007   12-15-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 860
Posted By RedHen4
40 wks + 3 days. Today I got a beautiful baby...

40 wks + 3 days. Today I got a beautiful baby quilt in the mail from a friend, and lost control and cried and cried. I am exhausted and sore and I want to see my baby!

Korrie
Forum: December 2007   12-15-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By RedHen4
I think it's another of those inducement methods...

I think it's another of those inducement methods that only work if you're really close anyway. That said, it didn't work for my 1st baby, but did work for my 4th. I got up from a nap and tried it;...
Forum: December 2007   12-14-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 798
Posted By RedHen4
40w + 2d. I think the baby's moved into a screwy...

40w + 2d. I think the baby's moved into a screwy position again, so I'll probably be spending some time on my hands and knees today.... oh, joy.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,434
Posted By RedHen4
Well, my first was probably the only one that I...

Well, my first was probably the only one that I started at a 0 with. The others I was probably 2 1/2 - 3 before labor actually started, but I have no idea with #5 because I wasn't checked!

Baby...
Forum: December 2007   12-13-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,668
Posted By RedHen4
Quote: Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10000630)
Any homebirthers that have had young...
Forum: December 2007   12-13-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 988
Posted By RedHen4
40 wks 1 day. So, so tired and cranky today....

40 wks 1 day. So, so tired and cranky today. Spent last evening with a wonderful group of women who can't believe I'm just letting the baby come when she comes. They about drove me insane. You know,...
Forum: December 2007   12-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,265
Posted By RedHen4
40 weeks today with baby #6! I have a Christmas...

40 weeks today with baby #6! I have a Christmas party tonight that I am nominally in charge of, so I'd like the baby to wait until tomorrow to come. Got ds's birthday over with yesterday, and I'm...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,140
Posted By RedHen4
My first three births were in the hospital and...

My first three births were in the hospital and medicated...getting up and walking right after an epidural is no picnic :-) Plus the fact that they won't let you EAT can leave you a little weak!
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Forum: December 2007   12-11-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 873
Posted By RedHen4
I've been mostly lurking with the homebirth...

I've been mostly lurking with the homebirth group for months now, but only just discovered this due-date club. Hope you won't mind a very late joiner.

I am due TOMORROW with baby #6. Today is...
Forum: Homebirth   12-11-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By RedHen4
I didn't "discover" homebirthing until my 5th...

I didn't "discover" homebirthing until my 5th child, so I was plenty used to the medicalized routine for my previous babies. So I can't say that having my weight and blood pressure checked, or the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By RedHen4
One of the main reasons I chose to have a home...

One of the main reasons I chose to have a home birth for #5 was because my oldest dd (then 8 yo) wanted to see it. After thinking about that, I decided I didn't have a problem with that, but I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,528
Posted By RedHen4
I *hated* the whole coached-pushing thing. With...

I *hated* the whole coached-pushing thing. With my fiirst three babies, I think I was always instructed to pull my knees back by my ears and push and hold my breath to the count of ten. I never have...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By RedHen4
My midwife and her assistant came by for my home...

My midwife and her assistant came by for my home visit yesterday. She jokingly said, "You homebirth, home school, xeriscape your yard...but you look so NORMAL!!"

I could have added that I use...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By RedHen4
DD: 41 wks DS: 38 wks 4 days DS: 39 wks...

DD: 41 wks
DS: 38 wks 4 days
DS: 39 wks (induced, and decided never to do that again)
DD: 39 wks 3 days
DS: 40 wks 3 days

DD: Waiting! 37 weeks today!
Forum: Homebirth   11-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By RedHen4
We were successfully reimbursed from our FSA...

We were successfully reimbursed from our FSA after our homebirth in 2005. It was NOT a very straightforward process, however. We paid installments to the midwife before our baby was born, and the...
Forum: Homebirth   10-24-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By RedHen4
I switched at around 28 weeks with baby #5 (I'm...

I switched at around 28 weeks with baby #5 (I'm a slow learner). Now I'm getting ready for a homebirth with baby #6 in 6-7 weeks! Go for it!
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