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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-20-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By MamaQuest
Thankyou for posting this! Having been through...

Thankyou for posting this! Having been through the same thing this pregnancy especially, it's somehow validating to read someone else feeling the same way. This is my first pregnancy that I haven't...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By MamaQuest
I abandoned my plans for a UC last pregnancy due...

I abandoned my plans for a UC last pregnancy due to gestational diabetes. My blood pressure had gone up considerably, which is what first tipped me off, so went and took the test at 30 weeks. I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By MamaQuest
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cottonwood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/266172/the-value-of-unassisted-birth#post_2869713)

Please...
Forum: October 2009   10-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,441
Posted By MamaQuest
baby's name: Alexander Douglas gender: Boy ...

baby's name: Alexander Douglas
gender: Boy
birthdate: 10/29/09
weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz
mom's username: MamaQuest
due date: 10/30/09...
Forum: October 2009   09-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By MamaQuest
I haven't been on MDC much in the past few...

I haven't been on MDC much in the past few months, honestly, but decided to check in today, and I'm glad I did! I've been doing the home study HypnoBabies course, and I can't say enough how helpful...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-13-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By MamaQuest
I went in to a fetal foto type place this time,...

I went in to a fetal foto type place this time, mostly so when people asked all those oh-so-fun questions about my pregnancy I didn't have to worry about the lectures of going UC. I go to church...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-13-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By MamaQuest
This has been the one thing everyone has brought...

This has been the one thing everyone has brought up to me this time. This is #6, and I haven't had any issues in the past, and #5 actually had less bleeding than the others. I don't particularly...
Forum: October 2009   07-13-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,173
Posted By MamaQuest
It feels like I've done nothing, but really I...

It feels like I've done nothing, but really I have started some on preparing. I've got back-up childcare lined up in case I don't want the kids in the house (wasn't a problem at all last time, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-29-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By MamaQuest
My daughter, baby #3 for me, didn't drop until...

My daughter, baby #3 for me, didn't drop until late into labor itself, and was transverse for a portion of that short labor (about 3 hours total) before dropping. My first two dropped several weeks...
Forum: Homebirth   06-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By MamaQuest
My fourth had SD at home. He was stuck for...

My fourth had SD at home. He was stuck for several minutes before the m/w managed to unstick his shoulders. I had been laboring on my hands and knees, and he was ideally positioned, but he had a 15"...
Forum: October 2009   06-13-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 570
Posted By MamaQuest
Having a...

Having a http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stork-boy.gif some time around the 30th!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-24-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,490
Posted By MamaQuest
I used the $1.50(on sale) vinyl/fuzzy-backed...

I used the $1.50(on sale) vinyl/fuzzy-backed tablecloth (to birth on, kept things contained and easy to clean), and opened a fresh pair of shoelaces for tying the cord... Had my maxi pads on hand...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-18-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By MamaQuest
So, I'm only 12 weeks pregnant right now, but...

So, I'm only 12 weeks pregnant right now, but feel very strongly that this time, my husband and I need to walk this road with just the two of us, God, and our newest little one on the way. This is...
Forum: October 2009   04-18-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By MamaQuest
Checking in here as well! And wow, that snow was...

Checking in here as well! And wow, that snow was a major pain. Spring break for my kids, and we couldn't go do anything we had planned, because of the weather.

And my poor garden... it's really...
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By MamaQuest
I seem to have a bit of a different perspective...

I seem to have a bit of a different perspective on this than most of you ladies. I'd say it depends entirely on the child. I had a great experience last time, with my young children just down the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-10-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By MamaQuest
Having had a too-fast labor intended for the...

Having had a too-fast labor intended for the hospital, knowing it might happen, we had prepared with the very basics of a homebirth... we had those fuzzy-backed vinyl tablecloths (to make cleanup...
Forum: Spirituality   04-08-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 52,192
Posted By MamaQuest
Hi! I'm new here too. I've been lurking for a...

Hi! I'm new here too. I've been lurking for a long while, long before I even signed up here, but never quite found my way into this forum. I think the Lord's timing is impeccable, though, as it's...
Forum: Homebirth   04-08-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,694
Posted By MamaQuest
My midwife for my first homebirth only checked...

My midwife for my first homebirth only checked dilation on request. She told me some moms request a lot as they get closer, but some moms really want none, period. I had her check me when she...
Forum: Homebirth   04-08-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By MamaQuest
I agree now is probably not the time to discuss...

I agree now is probably not the time to discuss birth at all with her. My sister is married to a wonderful family practice doctor who also delivers babies. She and I just do not, EVER, discuss birth...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-07-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By MamaQuest
With my first and second, this never even came...

With my first and second, this never even came up (ok, I got the chart with my second, but didn't even know I'd gotten it until going through all the stuff I brought home several days later). With...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-07-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By MamaQuest
1st- 37w6d 2nd- 37w 3rd- 38w6d 4th- 40w6d ...

1st- 37w6d
2nd- 37w
3rd- 38w6d
4th- 40w6d
5th- a few days before due date, we think? not a solid due date that time.

I did have a major dietary change, though, before #4 that probably...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-07-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By MamaQuest
Just thought I'd chime in. My kids are close in...

Just thought I'd chime in. My kids are close in age, but not quite that close... but when my third was born, and my second was 17 months old, and my first was 28 months old... I felt much this same...
Forum: October 2009   04-05-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 566
Posted By MamaQuest
This time, it's likely to be just me, DH, and...

This time, it's likely to be just me, DH, and possibly my 6 year old son, who is the only one of my kids who's beyond interested in being at the birth. He's got the rare personality type that's...
Forum: Homebirth   04-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By MamaQuest
Honestly, it wouldn't concern me. I would ask...

Honestly, it wouldn't concern me. I would ask what your midwife does in cases where she might otherwise use pit or oxygen. If she seems competent with other solutions, and with help so close by, I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By MamaQuest
I do have the option of seeing this midwife on a...

I do have the option of seeing this midwife on a per-visit basis, and she is more than happy to refer me for an ultrasound covered by my insurance...
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