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My Power company just dropped off a letter stating the power will be out on my entire road for 7.5 hours tomorrow! That means no water or power and I am having a home waterbirth. The baby has dropped and I have been feeling crampy and terrible for a few days now. Please send me some stay put vibes. Baby is not allowed to come tomorrow or I am going to unfortunately have to go to the hospital which I REALLY don't want
 

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Can you not birth at a friend's home? I know it's not ideal, but better than the hosp if you are wanting an HB, of course.<br><br>
That said, hopefully the worry is for nothing and the babe stays put through out tomorrow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you not birth at a friend's home? I know it's not ideal, but better than the hosp if you are wanting an HB, of course.<br><br>
That said, hopefully the worry is for nothing and the babe stays put through out tomorrow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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I have no friends up here with suitable houses. One is building and living in a 5th wheel and one isn't a fan of Homebirths and I wouldn't even want to ask.,,<br><br><br>
So today and tomorrow I am just going to relax drink lots of water and keep my feet up. I don't usually make it to 37 weeks and I have so I really want to have my waterbirth in my own home with just me and my family. Here's hoping baby is down with the plan
 

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Uh oh! Well, I do believe our bodies know when we should NOT go into labor - hopefully yours will hold off! Take it easy.
 

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Fill up the tub and get your hands on a gas camping stove and some candles, just in case. All will be good!
 

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I'll go instead for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Get really worried about it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Seriously, fretting about it happening is more than likely to prevent it, since it will raise your stress hormones and give the baby some "stay put, it's not safe" messages.<br><br>
I'm sure it'll be ok, and you can recover your zen the day after. Best of luck.
 

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yes, get really really worried, and do a lot of preparing for if it happens (make sure your hospital bag is 100% packed), come up with contingency plans. It's like the whole umbrella thing; if you bring the umbrella, it won't rain.
 

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I have been stressing and I had a little don't come tomorrow please talk lol so here's hoping I have VERY fast labors my last was only 45 minutes start to finish so if it does happen I do have a small generator for light and we will just have to skip the waterbirth
 

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Stay put baby!
 

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I made it! The power ended up off for over 13 hours and of course it rained the entire day so it was a long one! But no baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Now he/she is welcome to make an entrance<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Woo, i'm glad, i was thinking of you! Well, come on now baby! Out you come! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Glad you didn't have to have a baby in the dark! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
13 hours with no power on a rainy day sounds miserable though!!
 
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