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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-23-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By rlschrader
Congrats, redpepper86!...

Congrats, redpepper86! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I just had my fourth baby 4 weeks ago. I tore a little bit this time but just kept my legs together and let it heal...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-25-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
I have a Christmas baby! Charles was born at...

I have a Christmas baby! Charles was born at 6:35am in our big tub, after a 3 1/2 hour labor. My kids slept so it was just me and my husband. Best birth ever!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Congrats!! Lots of hair on your little one!! So...

Congrats!! Lots of hair on your little one!! So glad everything went well for you. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Merry Christmas!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Oh Almi, congratulations!! Thanks for posting...

Oh Almi, congratulations!! Thanks for posting the video, I got teary eyed, too! I wanted to straight up cry but held back. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Sgnorton, been...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-24-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Yay! Hoping you are cuddling your little one...

Yay! Hoping you are cuddling your little one soon!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Oh I hope tonight is your night then!!...

Oh I hope tonight is your night then!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I think I started losing a little mucous plug slowly starting yesterday too, but it's not a big glob like...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-23-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
My fingers are too short to explore that much!...

My fingers are too short to explore that much! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Ive been having some good contractions on and off for the past few days but not regular. At...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-23-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Lol, very soft and somewhat dilated although I...

Lol, very soft and somewhat dilated although I couldn't tell how much. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif Sounds like we're all progressing, slowly but surely!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
I've got small hands too so I have to bear down...

I've got small hands too so I have to bear down to reach it. It doesn't matter to me to know how far I'm dialated or anything but it's just nice to know where it is finally! I was reading an old...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Maybe TMI but I found my cervix!!!

Maybe TMI but I found my cervix!!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Same here, Almi! Will mine be born on Christmas?...

Same here, Almi! Will mine be born on Christmas? Never wanted a Christmas baby but at this point I don't care! For the past three nights I think it's *the* night...and then I wake up in the morning...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Thanks!! My family is coming after Christmas for...

Thanks!! My family is coming after Christmas for a few days and my sister is staying behind when they leave to help on the roadtrip up there the day my husband leaves. That's IF the baby's born and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
No baby here yet!...

No baby here yet! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif My EDD is tomorrow. This is the first pregnancy I had truly felt patient and wanting the baby to pick his or her birthday but...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-21-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By rlschrader
Oh wow, poor kid!

Oh wow, poor kid!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By rlschrader
Congratulations!! So happy you and your baby are...

Congratulations!! So happy you and your baby are safe at home. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By rlschrader
Yay!! Congratulations!! My last two have been...

Yay!! Congratulations!! My last two have been posterior as well...back labor is no fun. I have a feeling that this one may be posterior as well, due any day now! Thanks for sharing your birth story....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-19-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By rlschrader
I agree with sgnorton123 on the meconium, it...

I agree with sgnorton123 on the meconium, it would really just depend on the situation. Basically it comes down to, what would YOU do, Viola? What do you feel comfortable and uncomfortable with? Do...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By rlschrader
For me I would definitely transfer if the cord...

For me I would definitely transfer if the cord prolapsed or if my instincts told me to. I'd feel comfortable birthing a breech baby at home. Everyone's different.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Congratulations, bcgartley!!!

Congratulations, bcgartley!!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
I've been having lots of action these past...

I've been having lots of action these past couple of days but who knows when baby will be born...at least I know my body is preparing and doing something! I've been really emotional lately too, I'll...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-16-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By rlschrader
Congrats!! My biggest suggestion is to read as...

Congrats!! My biggest suggestion is to read as much as you can! My favorites are "Emergency Childbirth" by Gregory White, books by Ina May Gaskin, and all the past posts on this forum. There have...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-15-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
This is amazing because although we're currently...

This is amazing because although we're currently in Arkansas, I'm from Grand Rapids, MN and we plan on moving back someday soon! Small world, lol!!

And I agree, the transition is harder going...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By rlschrader
I think it's great that your husband is so...

I think it's great that your husband is so supportive of you and wants what's best. It sounds as if you're comfortable with your body and I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-14-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Oh my goodness, you make cute kids!! We plan on...

Oh my goodness, you make cute kids!! We plan on homeschooling as well, so I agree with you on the closeness in age being a bonus on that part, too!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,094
Posted By rlschrader
Yes, you will have your hands full too. As if...

Yes, you will have your hands full too. As if you haven't heard that one before, lol! That seems to be the thing we hear most when we're out and about! How fun to have twins! I know it'd be a lot of...
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