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Hi! I am new to MDC but just found out we are expecting #3 on Valentines Day 05! Wondering if there are any others due around that time. I had an emergency c-sec with #1 in 1997 and had a beautiful homebirth with #2 15 months ago. I am very excited about this pregnancy and hope to chat with some other homebirthing mama's!!<br><br>
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me me! My first home birth after a terrible hospital experience with a DR, then a very good experience in a different hospital with a midwife, and nowthis will probably be my last baby, born at home. I am due Feb 16.
 

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Hi Karen! That is awesome! I am so excited to meet a homebirthin mom who is due the same time as me. So how are you feeling? I am feeling good, just very very tired this time and I have to keep food in my belly or I get that queezy feeling! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> I have been blessed in all my pgs to not have m/s too bad though!! Well we will have to keep in touch! Hope all is well with you.
 

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I'm due in early Feb and I'm just starting to look into homebirth. This is my first trip to this forum!<br><br>
I don't know how to phrase this question, but how do you get over a tramatic previous birth in order to feel comfortable with a homebirth? My son's birth was intervention-free at a freestanding birthcenter with some great midwives. UNTIL I was pushing for three hours with no results and transfered to the hospital. At the hospital I had pitocin and eventually got him out, after three more hours of pushing and help from a vacuum extractor. I had other issues, like a long labor that left me exhausted (2 days of early labor and 25 hours of active labor), no urge to push ever, back labor, and a tailbone broken during labor.<br><br>
It was a 10 minute drive from the birth center to the hospital, and I can tell you that I never want to make that drive again! Which is the main thing holding me back from homebirth -- what if I have problems in the pushing stage again and have to drive to the hospital from my home -- my home is 45 minutes from the hospital.<br><br>
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
 

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Hi Joy and Truvie! I recognize you from the Feb birth club board! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Truvie: Wow! I am sorry that you had such a difficult birth. Did anyone give you any reason as to why it took you so long to push your baby out? I had a c-section with my first and a homebirth with my 2nd. I pushed for 2.5 hours after a 32 hour labor. My mw said that my next one should go much smoother since my body had been throught the process now. And I know that all births and all babies are different. I think that the support and the people you have attending your birth makes a huge difference also. I opted not to have my mother there because she didn't have 100% faith that I could do it. I didn't want any negactive vibes around me what so ever. Know what I mean?<br><br>
Anyway, don't know if I helped you at all, but my feeling is for me personaly, the best place to birth is in my home. I feel that the best place for any woman to birth is wherever <b>she</b> is comfortable with. Wherever <b>SHE</b> feels the safest. Good luck to you and if a home birth is what you want I wish you a healthy safe delivery!!<br><br>
I look forward to chatting with you ladies over the next few months!!
 

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Julie,<br>
Thats awesome..... We'll have to compare notes. I have interviews with Laura and Robin at CO Springs Miwifery, and then Lori (i forget what she calls her busines) but its over on Weber near safeway. The MW i want to homebirth with is retiring soon (Jeanne)<br><br>
Who are you using and do you recommend them?<br><br>
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Truvie,<br>
I found the book "birthing from within" helped me get over my first birth.<br>
It would be a really great question to ask the midwives you interview. What would they do in that situation?<br><br>
AmBam, I am feeling OK- tired too, and a little queasy at times, but overall OK. Oh and this baby is like a little furnace, I feel so hot all the time. This is your third too? cool. Are you at all nervous about that? I am a little, but excited too.
 

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AmBam and rose angel, thanks for the advice. I'm not sure why it took so long to push my ds out. I'm going to make an appointment next week to talk to my midwives about my labor and try to hash all this out. And I will borrow Birthing from Within from them.<br><br>
I know that I would definitely be most comfortable at home. I read the birth story of the mom who birthed in her front yard and that sounded great to me. During my son's birth I really wanted to be outside, but had to stay inside the birth center during transition and pushing. We have a farm and I'd love to birth this baby outside!<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Me! This is my sixth child and my first homebirth. Official due date is Feb 11 but I know better. Am looking at a March to be realistic. Can I still hang out here?
 

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Joy-I have Lori. I really like her, she's pretty laid back yet no nonsense, something I really appreciate in a midwife. She is very supportive and positive and I feel she is knowledgeable enough to be safe in the event of an emergency. It really depends on what you are looking for, though. I don't like midwives that try to be my best friend, I want someone that will do the job I hire them to do. A lot of women find a gentle, soft midwife to be more what they are looking for and I don't really think of her like that. It is kind of hard to explain b/c she isn't harsh or rude, just unintrusive. I find that I open up to people better if they give me space at first. Anyway, I started seeing her at about 7 weeks I think, so we have had LOTS of time to build a trusting relationship! LOL I'll let you know how it goes when the baby is born...<br><br>
Best of luck with whomever you choose! Remember, your intuition is the most important deciding factor, so go with who you instinctively feel comfortable with.
 

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I got goosebumps reading this thread. I am not pg as I just had my baby 3.5 months ago. And her Birthday is 2-24-04! Just weird too see that Mama's are now due in Feb. lol<br>
She'll be 1 around that time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
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Howdy Howdy. Due Feb 19 here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> This will be baby #4 and me second homebirth.
 

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hi~ i'm due around febuary 3rd, and thinking about homebirthing. my first was born in a birthing center.... the birth was powerful and amazing, but i feel it would have been even more powerful and true at home.<br>
i lost 1/3 of my blood after the birth and had to be transferred to the hospital, which was really disappointing after such a great labor. so i'm hoping this time around will be different.<br>
blessings on all of your bellies!
 

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I'm here! We're planning our second unassisted homebirth (4th homebirth) late Feb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I *just* this morning had to get my oldest to bering me some food before I got out of bed, just so I wouldn't fall over when I got up to go pee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm HUNGRY!
 

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Me!<br><br>
I am due Feb 17th with my second. My first was a fairly uneventful unmedicated hospital birth, and so I see no reason not to do it at home. I have just sent e-mails to the midwives, but haven't heard back from them yet. I am feeling very crampy, stretchy. I don't remember this with my first. I have just started being sensitive to smells, but only in the afternoon. Strangely, I feel best in the morning. Anyway, looking forward to lots of interesting discussions with you ladies during this wonderful time. Blessings!
 

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Hi Ladies! Welcome to all the new mama's! That is so exciting! There is getting to be a lot of us!! I am so excited!! I love talking with other homebirthing moms.<br>
I am feeling pretty good. A little nausious at times but not puking!! YEAHHH!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I usually don't get too sick with my pgs.<br><br>
I have a question for you all. Just curious who is going unassisted and for those using a midwife are you using a CNM or a direct entry/lay midwife.<br>
I will be using a lay midwife as she is all that is available in my area. I am almost comfortable enough to go UC but think my dh might not be with my 100% on that yet. Anyway, just curious. Have a great day ladies!
 

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I'm using a direct entry/law midwife. I was at a homebirth that they did and they are awesome! I have never trusted any of my OB's as much as I trust these two!<br><br>
And how do you manage to not get sick? I'm trying really hard this time. I'm usually laid up for a good two months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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i should be grateful that i'm not getting sick or nauseous.... i just get SO SO tireeeeddd........ all i want to do is sit and knit.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">or watch TV.</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><br>
i'd love to know how y'all go about your search for a midwife- what kind of questions do you ask? what things do you look for?<br>
i've got some great tips from people in my area, and will be looking when i get back from out of state in a few weeks.
 
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