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  1. Homebirth
    There is a groundbreaking film in production now about doctors and nurses who attend hospital births, but chose to deliver their own children at home. To learn more, please visit: www.whynothome.com
  2. Homebirth
    I have had a homebirth with my second and absolutely loved it. My CPM was great and I delivered fast. My 3rd was delivered in the hospital again for insurance purposes and I butted heads with all the hospital staff there when I showed up to deliver (I showed up an hour and a half before...
  3. Unassisted Childbirth
    Did you learn neonatal resuscitation before your unassisted birth? What resources did you use to learn the skill (class, book, movie, etc...)?
  4. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hello everyone. I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child (I have a one year old daughter). I had a hospital birth with a horrible OB who abused me- he purposefully broke my water and tried to put an internal fetal monitor, even though we just had a conversation about how I didnt want that, he...
  5. Unassisted Childbirth
    I'm 37 and this is my 6th pregnancy. I have had 3 hospital births that had complications in some way or another. With the exception of the first one (I had pre-eclampsia that *I* diagnosed), the second one had mild complications and the last moderate ones--all due to the hospital staff. The...
  6. Unassisted Childbirth
    I am planning a HBAC and want to know how long a placenta can be inside me after delivery before I should be concerned.
  7. Unassisted Childbirth
    Anyone dealt with this issue? This will be my 4th child (in July) and I really want to go for it unassisted. Husband is petrified of 'something going wrong'. My previous labours were quick and easy...8h, 4h and 2h...the last 2 at home with a midwife. Problem is, there's only 1 mw in this town...
  8. Unassisted Childbirth
    I just found out that i am pregnant with my 5th child and we decided to do a UC this time around. what are some things i might need to get to prepare for it and what will i need for the big day?! (im talking to those who have already had a UC)
  9. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hi there ladies, I am new here and have been reading around. To say the least about me, I have not even had the chance to talk to a single human being (except husband) about having an UC... (no real friends or family) Our hearts are made up and we are having an UC. We have no money for a...
  10. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hi Ladies, I am new here. I am not pregnant as of yet but plan on soon or in the coming months. I have two boys - D1 will be 3 in a months and DS2 is 13 months old. My first was a unnessisary csection and second was a very chaotic vbac. My birth stories are here...
  11. Unassisted Childbirth
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/home-birth-advocate-dies-after-her-own-home-delivery/ See above article: This story is sad and I know certain types of people just looooove the irony but it really doesn't say for sure that she died because of birth complications, does it? Or when they say...
  12. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hello my name is Lauretta and I'm a mommy of 4 girls, with another girl on the way- due 4th of July. My first 3 births were all vaginal births done in a hospital with an OB, epidural, the whole 9 yards. After a bad experience during my 3rd labor and the epidural being placed wrong/giving me...
  13. Unassisted Childbirth
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  14. Unassisted Childbirth
    You know, I sometimes agree with Dr. Amy. Most of the time I do not, and this time I don't agree by a long shot and her comparisson is so far off I can hardly see straight. She says, "In the case of the pro-anorexia community purported empowerment comes from resisting the natural urge to eat in...
  15. Unassisted Childbirth
    I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second son. My first son was born to me at 16 yrs. old back in 2009 at 29 weeks gestation. I had gone into labor unknowingly, was told I was only dehydrated, and almost delivered him at home because of it. He passed away a few weeks later due to an...
  16. Unassisted Childbirth
    i have less than 10 hour labors and never know if the next one will be quicker. My first was 6 hours and my 2 after that were 10 each. i want to be prepared. first the legal stuff. i live in iowa, linn county. what do i do about the pku test and getting looked at right away (within days at...
  17. Unassisted Childbirth
    I am about 26 weeks pregnant with baby #6. My first 3 deliveries were natural, vaginal births with midwives. #4 was a whirlwind emergency c/s because my baby's heart rate was 270 bpm and it turned out that she had to spend the first month of her life in the NICU after being diagnosed with 5...
  18. Unassisted Childbirth
    I AM 29WKS AND WANTING TO HAVE A UC HOME BIRTH I WILL BE A V-BAC.. MY 1ST CHILD WAS BORN IN THE CAR, ON THE WAY TO BE INDUCED..SHE WAS PERFECTLY FINE N HEALTHY! :) MY SECOND CHILD WAS AN EMERGENCY C-SECTION....HE WAS PERFECTLY FINE N HEALTHY... BUT NOW I WANT TO EXPERIENCE A NATURAL HOME...
  19. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hello, I am going to purchase some HIbiclens today and am wondering if I need the pink kind (surge wash) or blue kind (skin cleaner) for the GBS wash? TIA
  20. Unassisted Childbirth
    Hi this is my first post here, so i hope you ladies will pardon me if i seem "lazy". I have googled multiple times but i dont feel that i have read enough on what to do after pushing the baby . Im looking for detailed information on how to let the mucus come out naturally, how to cut the cord (i...
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