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let it be California 41018 posts
27th Aug '12
Quoting Crunchy♛Chic:" I hit 37 weeks pregnant today, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off me! We are clear to home ... [snip!] ... little one. I'm between 3-4cm dilated, contracting (irregularly), and losing tons of bloody mucus. I think it will be soon :)"


woot!

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
27th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crunchy♛Chic:</b>" I hit 37 weeks pregnant today, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off me! We are clear to home ... [snip!] ... little one. I'm between 3-4cm dilated, contracting (irregularly), and losing tons of bloody mucus. I think it will be soon :)"</blockquote>




I've been wondering how you're doing :)

Holliday1983 2 kids; Midrand, South Africa 56 posts
27th Aug '12
Quoting Crunchy♛Chic:" I hit 37 weeks pregnant today, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off me! We are clear to home ... [snip!] ... little one. I'm between 3-4cm dilated, contracting (irregularly), and losing tons of bloody mucus. I think it will be soon :)"


This happened to me at 06hoo in the morning on the day my little girl was born and she was born at 23h45 the same day. Pain only beca$e unbearable at 19h30 that day.... You probably will have your baby in your arms within the next 24 hours... GOODLUCK!

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
30th Aug '12
Quoting Crunchy♛Chic:" I hit 37 weeks pregnant today, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off me! We are clear to home ... [snip!] ... little one. I'm between 3-4cm dilated, contracting (irregularly), and losing tons of bloody mucus. I think it will be soon :)"


That is great, I can't wait to read your story. :-)

Adams Mommy Due November 23 (boy); 1 child; Brandon, Florida 3709 posts
30th Aug '12
Quoting JesseLee:" This has to be some of the BEST advice I've been given so far. Thank you so much! I'll definitely do the birth plan photocopies and look into the gel. :D"


I am a VBAC so natural birth is a completely new thing for me, as we new my first son was a c section. I switched from a regular OB to a midwife. She told me to put everything I want into my birth plan. If if I think it is something stupid and small, to put it in my plan. Taking the time to figure out what I want means that I am thinking about it. The more I think about it and ingrain it into my mind, the more I will be willing to stick to it, because it is my plan and has been for months. No reason to change it just because I am in pain.

Megan Morris Due September 30 (boy); 2 kids; Minnesota 6 posts
31st Aug '12
Quoting PirateTink*Puppet Master*:" i'd love to have one but it's almost impossible to have a VBAC in oklahoma now."


I have had 2 c-sections. I tried for a vback with my second but it just did't happen. I am now due October 1st with my 3rd one and the doctors have approved me for another vbac. I want this so bad so that I can experiance actual labor for this is my last kid. I am also kind of scared not sure if I will know what to do is what's going through my head now. I want to do it naturally with no epidural but not sure if I can. I guess I really won't know until the day comes.

Theresa Branscum Due November 22 (boy); Batesville, Arkansas 5 posts
31st Aug '12

I lived w/ my Aunt growing up and she did home births, breast feeding, cloth diapers...I won't be having a home birth but I hope I can have my baby boy w/out meds!!! I still have awhile til my due date. Signed up for classes though they don't start til October...

My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15751 posts
31st Aug '12
Quoting Theresa Branscum:" I lived w/ my Aunt growing up and she did home births, breast feeding, cloth diapers...I won't be having ... [snip!] ... my baby boy w/out meds!!! I still have awhile til my due date. Signed up for classes though they don't start til October..."


Welcome to the thread! Sounds like a good birth plan. I was also helped tremendously in my journey to home birth by an aunt's birth experience--very fast hospital births with no pain medication. I knew I could do it, because she did and it was normal to me. :) It helps a lot to have a birth "mentor"...

Captain Spaulding Due August 14; 2 kids; Kansas 1805 posts
1st Sep '12

Hey ladies! I am extremely excited about this birth,
I am planning (and I will) on going unmedicated, but in the hospital. I have support from my husband with is very important to me. I was looking to see if anyone has any advice in pain managing? Any advice in general would be amazing. :)

Theresa Branscum Due November 22 (boy); Batesville, Arkansas 5 posts
1st Sep '12

It really does help and it's such a blessing to have such strong willed women in the family. 8)

mags423 Due January 22; 2 kids; Texas 10 posts
1st Sep '12

Joining the thread. I'm pregnant with my 3rd. Find out this Wednesday if it'll be my 3rd girl or if we'll get a boy this time. I'm thinking it might be another girl, but we shall see. Anyway, had both my girls naturally with no drugs or anesthesia and both in the hospital. My first is 8yrs (almost 9) and my second is almost 2yrs old. The first birth went better than the second. I thought the 2nd was not a good experience at all and frankly didn't want to ever have another baby, but oops, here we are today. I've come to terms with things and decided that I wanted a different type of experience. Last time I wished for a birthing center but that whole idea was really not cool with my boyfriend. This time I chose a happy medium. I found a group of nurse-midwives who do everything the docs do and deliver in the hospital but they are still midwives and do things differently. I wanted more freedom in my labor and delivery. With the midwives, I will have that. I am really hoping for a much better experience this time, because I hope to make it my last. 3 kids is more than enough for us. 8)

mags423 Due January 22; 2 kids; Texas 10 posts
1st Sep '12

Oh yeah and for all you first timers out there who will deliver in the hospital with a doc and want to try for unmedicated, my advice would be to wait as long as you can before going in to the hospital. I did that with both of mine. The 1st I had within 2 hours of arriving and the 2nd I had within 3 hours of arriving. A lot of hospitals and docs insist on strapping you to the fetal monitor, so they want you in the bed. I hate this. I do not want to labor lying in the bed. That was a big thing for me that I wanted different this time. The other big thing was I didn't want to give birth with my knees pushed up to my head. Ok not conducive to pushing baby out well! :P This time I'm going to see which birthing position is most comfortable for me and my nurse-midwives are totally supportive of this (yay)! Self hypnosis can work also (for pain). Working with relaxation and hypnosis (type) things can help a lot for the pain. A good support person who knows what is coming and knows how to make you relax is also very good to have.

JAYLENS MOMMAH 17 kids; Midlothian, Virginia 297 posts
8th Sep '12

Any women ever go natural after a csection?

Sheri an aspiring hippie 19 kids; Nevada 3091 posts
9th Sep '12
Quoting JAYLENS MOMMAH:" Any women ever go natural after a csection?"


yep I did Dec 2010 i had a home birth, then im having another home birth this December. My labor story is in my topics if you wanna read it.

Adams Mommy Due November 23 (boy); 1 child; Brandon, Florida 3709 posts
10th Sep '12
Quoting JAYLENS MOMMAH:" Any women ever go natural after a csection?"


I plan to go naturally in November. I am a VBAC as well. We really wanted to homebirth, but my family was not supportive. They said they would prefer me to VBAC in a hospital. So I am. When this goes well, I will plan a home birth for my next pregnancy regardless of what people have to say about it :)