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P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
13th Nov '12

I googled---all the images show TINY placentas. My placenta with my son was over 6 lbs. no way in hell I'd deal with that for days. Plus, I don't know any hospitals that would go for that (I'm high risk so hospital is my only option)---will def be doing another uedicated labor but with late cord clamping (3-5 mins minimum) and daddy catching baby and big bro cutting the cord and immediate skin to skin and making sure I hold baby first!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" I googled---all the images show TINY placentas. My placenta with my son was over 6 lbs. no way in hell ... [snip!] ... minimum) and daddy catching baby and big bro cutting the cord and immediate skin to skin and making sure I hold baby first!"


We're doing this too! :) Except I told Daniel that I'm catching him.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" We're doing this too! :) Except I told Daniel that I'm catching him."</blockquote>




I'd catch, but I prefer to just feel and have my hands down there---I dot wanna drop baby and as long as I get to feel (I never felt Ax and its the one part of his delivery that I regret, not seeing/feeling as he came out)---the rest was out of my control (him having meconium) and my insanely long labor.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" that's what iv read alot recently... and iv thought of a water birth.. but again the pain! ahh the pain haha i donno if i could handle it."</blockquote>




You've never given birth, how do you know it is painful?
And if you have an epidural, on your back you will be.
There are a lot of ways with dealing with pain other than medications.. Again, I wish I would have educated myself with my first pregnancy.
I really recommend watching Pregnant in America and Business of being Born

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elena Dawn's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" How so? I mean.. the cord dries out pretty ... [snip!] ... is great, while no benefits come of it. I haven't done it personally though. I am planning on encapsulating my placenta though."</blockquote>




I am encapsulating mine as well!
I'm PTing you.. Your planned birth sounds a lot like mine, but you will be going through it first :)

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting GL♣:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" that's what iv read alot recently... and iv thought ... [snip!] ... would have educated myself with my first pregnancy. I really recommend watching Pregnant in America and Business of being Born"</blockquote>




GREAT documentaries!



As for pain management, there are a LOT of ways to reduce pain naturally---and other chemical options that don't require a needle in the spine.

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Vindictive:" I honestly think that's the best way to go about it. My first daughter my epidurals didn't work. My ... [snip!] ... with my second, but I also didn't have the desire to want to walk around or do much of anything. Best of luck to you! :)"


Thanks i still got a lil while to think anyways.. lol

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" I googled---all the images show TINY placentas. My placenta with my son was over 6 lbs. no way in hell ... [snip!] ... minimum) and daddy catching baby and big bro cutting the cord and immediate skin to skin and making sure I hold baby first!"


thats gonna be so cute.. do you think ur DS can handle the birth? lol just wondering.. and of corse i wana be the FIRST to hold LO. my fiancee(sp) is no good with blood and such he didn't even cut the cord for his son.. : ( i'm trying to talk him into it though!

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting GL♣:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" that's what iv read alot recently... and iv thought ... [snip!] ... would have educated myself with my first pregnancy. I really recommend watching Pregnant in America and Business of being Born"


never herd of them but ill look into it! :) and i don't know it will be painful i just uim just scared! :shock:

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" thats gonna be so cute.. do you think ur DS can handle the birth? lol just wondering.. and of corse ... [snip!] ... is no good with blood and such he didn't even cut the cord for his son.. : ( i'm trying to talk him into it though! "</blockquote>



He handled the birth of his other brother just fine and he died an hour later, so I feel it's important that he be there this time to know things are okay. I'll have another friend as backup to take him out IF he gets over tired or stressed, but I'm sure he'll do great! He knows it hurts to make babies come out from witnessing it with his brother and he's seen pics of him coming out of me, so he knows how it works :)

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting GL♣:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elena Dawn's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... mine as well! I'm PTing you.. Your planned birth sounds a lot like mine, but you will be going through it first :)"


snit that where their made into pills?

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" thats gonna be so cute.. do you think ur DS can ... [snip!] ... babies come out from witnessing it with his brother and he's seen pics of him coming out of me, so he knows how it works :)"


aww thats so sweet.. best of luck to him!

Moose's Mama 18 kids; Moose, Wyoming 11443 posts
13th Nov '12

I'd would recommend looking up all kinds of pain management, I got an epi with #1 and it permanently messed up my back, and my epi with #2 numbed my top half

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" never herd of them but ill look into it! :) and i don't know it will be painful i just uim just scared! :shock:"</blockquote>




They are both on Netflix.. Really eye opening.



I had the same mind set as you.. Already planned on getting an epidural just from what I heard from others and how it's just so "amazing". I got it out of fear of the unexpected .. Mine didn't end up taking though. It really isn't THAT bad even with an episiotomy and tearing. There are just so many other ways to help deal with discomfort and I think the biggest one if your state of mind. Our bodies were made to do this, it doesn't have to be a painful experience.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B-Baby:</b>" snit that where their made into pills? "</blockquote>




Yes, it is dehydrated and ground up to be put into capsules.