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Nora - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello , I'm Nora, mother of 2.5 yr old Aaron and the mystery "inabelly" as he calls her/him.

I, my Husband and my midwife are on alert for he next few weeks, though I am due Feb 28, things feel like is gonna be a bit earlier. I am almost ready!
Having a home WaterBirth with two midwifes, my husband and my son (and a friend to watch him).
Very excited as this will be my first homebirth, aaron was a quick experience at the hospital. Finding this harder to plan for but hopefully very rewarding being able to involve the family. I am trying for a lotus birth of the placenta as well as "elimination communication" (diaper free infant). I breast fed my first till he was a week from two and feel that was an awesome time for both of us. being pregnant with a two year old is really challenging and i can only guess its preparing me for taking care of a baby with a two year ol :) We dont know the Sex, had only one sonogram, wont need any pain meds or antibiotics and certainly will have soft ligting, beautiful music, candles, incense and a quiet beautiful time for the family. Much love to all new and renew moms.

if you wanna know about homebirth or waterbirth I really enjoyed the video "Birth as we Know It!" beautiful births in that film.

much love and blessings.

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Nora - posted on 02/06/2009

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Awesome Tina!



yea in the vids i have watched that show it as far as the placenta comming out in the pool it gets mighty red. I dont mind blood but I think we are gonna try to get out of the water to birht the placenta, and if it hasnt torn it should be pretty clean.



Blessings on your attempt at natural birth and strengh to you in fighting the medical system and their need to yank a baby away from mom for hours at a time, be strong and firm and you will get all you need !



best to you and your family

Tina - posted on 02/06/2009

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good luck to you with the water birth! My sister had one at home for her second child and i have to admit, I thought it was nice up until baby came out. then my sister was surrounded by bloody water and I thought that was just too much. I am totally going for the natural birth and I'm using a midwife, but due to my sisters first birth experience i chose to want to do the birth as naturally as i can in a hospital. With my sisters first child she also used the midwife and she was in labor for already 24 hours, then they went to the birthing center. after more hours of labor she asked to be checked and they found out baby went breech. so we all went to the er for an er c-section. i don't want that! i want to go from home to hospital and thats it. I think with a midwife/hospital combo I'll be able to achieve a natural birth the way I want to. And my baby will not leave my side, no matter what! if he has to, daddy will be with him, but he'll be sleeping in my bed/room or somewhere near me.

Nora - posted on 02/05/2009

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FOR SURE! disgusts me. But i was pretty sharp about keeping aaron around more often then not and he slept with me the whole first night infact the nurses were so put off by my demand for privacy and time that they forgot to show me ho and what to use for a diaper change, did it all by myself in the middle of the night, all sewed up and drugged, they only had him for an hour or so for their tests. Wasnt having it and I am a pretty intimidating person i guess, specially when im a bit stoned and my inhabitions are gone, so i guess that was the good thing about the last bit of the epi, gave me some courage to be brash and not care. I knew he was perfectly fine, infact ahead on most developments. i guess i owe my mom for the brashness and ability to put my foot down, especially when i feel something is trueth for me, all that matters.

Meredith - posted on 02/05/2009

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When I had my first, I wasn't really aware of what was going to happen - I just wanted my baby to hold, and I did what I was told. I had my mum and my partner with me at the birth, which was lovely, and an experience for my mum, because although she had 3 kids of her own, she'd never seen a baby being born. But even my mum was rather shocked at the way the medical staff more or less snatched her out of my arms to do all their "tests", and dressed her. I was too overwhelmed and exhausted to protest - but I never got to see her dad hold her for the first time, or see her introduced to her granddad - I only had photos to show me what went on in the first hour or so of her life after they took her off me. And I actually feel robbed of those moments. And in the days after whilst we were in the hospital, the staff kept taking her away from me. She loved to curl up on my chest and fall asleep, but they kept telling me it was "dangerous" in case I fell asleep and dropped her. I was too inexperienced to know any better.



 



This time I know better, and I'll be putting my foot down a bit more!



 



take care honey! xxx

Nora - posted on 02/04/2009

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Absolutely!



My first was in a hospital and i just really had no idea what i wanted, just a healthy baby. My Mom was dead set on the hospital and even offended when i met with a doula once. SO i think i did it mostly for her.



I feel muh more confident and educated , got my partner with me and ready to catch the baby if I cant.. gonna have awesome music,, incense candles, alters and tuning forks. I am a very eclectic bodywork practiioner and love all the cosmic toys, we look forward to have fun and be humbled by the whole mysterious miracle of the whole thing. gonna have faith on my age old genetic ability to carry it out, but the hospitals only 7 minutes away if the midwife says we gotta go, so i got that security also. Blessed.



 



and blessings to you and yours

Meredith - posted on 02/04/2009

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The more I read your post, the more wonderful your planned homebirth sounds. It's so clinical and impersonal in hospital, stuck to the bed unable to move about because of the epidural, with the constant bleep of all the monitors. And you're at the mercy of other people, not in control, you have to abide by other people's rules, whether you agree with them or not. If I ever have another one and there are no complications with the pregnancy, I'll defo have a home birth. Keep in touch and let us know how it goes! x

Nora - posted on 02/03/2009

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Yea thanks! I am super excited and facing some incredible fears as well.



Blessings for the procedure, best that the baby is safe especially when you can already tell there will be a difficulty, mine seems to have been head down for months, so we shall see if we even mae it to the due date. I am all for early but whatever the baby needs will be perfect.

Meredith - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hiya Nora - you're due the day before me! I'd love to have a home birth, but unfortunately my first baby was a difficult delivery and this one's breech so I'll probably have to have a c-section. I'm gutted, coz I am dreading a stay in hospital. I don't want to be separated from my little girl - she's not even two, bless her. It would be so lovely to have the baby at home! Good luck to you and hope it all goes well x

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