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thread: Homebirth General Discussion #10

  1. #1
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    Nov 2009
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    Homebirth General Discussion #10

    Following on from here https://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums...ml#post3114992


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    Jan 2008
    Brisbane
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    Me to be the first to post! Cool.

    Just sending my beautiful em happy birthing vibes


    Iooookopllkd

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    Jan 2008
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    Oh but not in the sense that something's happening now! Just soon.

    Lol if I got anyone's hopes up


    Iooookopllkd

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    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
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    Babies Arrived

    Jennifer13- Baby GIRL born at home 4th January

    Bella29- Baby GIRL born at home 10th January

    HotI - Baby BOY born at home 21st January

    *Ash*- Baby BOY born at home 14th February

    loulabelle - Baby BOY born at home 24th February

    Cricket - Baby GIRL born at home 15th May

    ...Em - Baby BOY born at home 7th June




    Babies On Their Way



    chocorama - May

    BellyBelly - August

    phynna - August

    Tanya - August

    Ambersky - September

    lady_neon - September

    Cassius - November

    mirriumu - November

    pumpkinzulu - December

    turtlejane - January

    Sara - February

    Ree*Ree - March

    Aimz - March

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    Jun 2009
    vic
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    Thanks Tegam, yeah nothing happening here yet!

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    Jul 2008
    summer street
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    Congratulations to Cricket! I went to post in her Birth Announcement thread and can't find it? Or was it in a birth story forum....*off to investigate*

    It must be time to start lighting candles for you Em!

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Thanks Arcadia! I didn't do a BA, just a birth story.

    Thinking of you Em and Chocorama....

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    Good luck Em, how exciting!!

    Thanks Jennifer13, that all makes sense yes you do get very disturbed in hospitals during labour! I found with DD1's labour it wasn't too bad but for DD2's birth it was slightly longer too, I was very annoyed by the mw's always checking the heartbeat like they were paranoid!! And coming in and out of the room even though my birth plan said 'limit noise minimal interruptions please' etc.... they just don't get it.... i know they have policies etc to check on patients but yeah its really annoying and it did delay my labour progressing a few times I believe but nonetheless I have had great hospital births compared to many people! I can't complain but I would love a HB next time around

    Will be stalking this thread a lot.....

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    Sep 2009
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    today is 6 months since my homebirth - was just having a look at photos today with DH as he *finally* processed some! Had a bit of a cry that it's all over...also say down and wrote a letter to our MW to thank her for everything she did for me. She taught me to trust myself...I can't thank her enough for that gift, especially at the beginning of motherhood. I can't wait to do it all again

    Thinking of you Em and Chocorama!

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    Congrats to all the homebirth mummys

    Not so quietly stalking for an announcement

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    Nov 2005
    Ontario, Canada
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    Quiet thread lately.... Calm before the "storm"?

    Things are gong fairly well over here. Anna has been the easiest baby for us. She's so quiet and content, sleeps well, nurses well - it's wonderful! I've had a few other issues going on that have added a bit of a challenge - the post-partum hemerrhoids decided to made an appearance and they are PAINFUL! But I've got some good medication from the midwives for them, which has helped in the past, so hopefully that will soon be resolved.
    Fifth Disease (parvovirus, or slap cheek) has been going around, and I think I got it from my kids. It's no concern for me or Anna, but one of the symptoms in adults is arthritis-like pain in your joints. Right now, my wrists, fingers, hips, and ankles are pretty painful! It's hard to open and close bottles, pick up my kids and baby, open the clasp on my nursing bra, etc. It's supposed to last 3-4 days, so I hope it will end soon!

    Anyways, hope things are well with everyone else!

    Eutra - what a lovely idea for your midwife. I'll bet that letter will make her day.

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    I just got the paperwork in the mail with the appointment at my back up hospital (not my hospy of choice, but I'm stuck with the new 30min rule).. There was a consent form enclosed.. Bahahahah... Please bring the completed form to your appointment.
    So Umm they want me to sign a form that says 'my condition and prognosis have been explained/the risks have been explained/outcomes cannot be guaranteed ect ect' now? I think NOT!

  13. #13
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    Jun 2009
    vic
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    Still nothing happening here!
    They turn our water off on Monday so what's the bet I go into labour then!

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    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
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    yeah, i had a notice saying my elec was going to be out for a day and thought i would go into labour then - had the candles just in case.

    maybe store some water, and borrow an urn?

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    Jun 2005
    USA
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    When my mum had my little sister at home the power was cut off our street at 9am. She was born at 7.30am so we boiled water for sterilising the MWs things, mum had a shower and then we basked in newborn baby all day long with a quiet road outside as it was cut off to traffic. It was awesome! Maybe the water will be cut off just after you need it em and things will be nice and calm

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    Mar 2009
    Sunshine Coast
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    Hi all!

    Congrats cricket! How exciting waiting for all of the new babies!!!

    Well we are still getting settled into the new house. It is taking time with a toddler and a baby, but I will get there. Time is flying! It is nearly 2 months since we arrived. I still have a few boxes to get thru, but hopefully it won't take me much longer. I am having a house keeper come and help me next week cos hubby is head down bum up for his last exams in 3 and 6 months time, so I feel like a single mother with a border to care for, lol! Anyway, I have missed u girls and just wanted to say I am still here, but I am super busy

    Xx Bella


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk..... I'm probably feeding my cherub

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    Sep 2009
    Melbourne, VIC
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    will be thinking of you on Monday Em! Hope your bub waits for the water to come back on before making an entrance!

    glad you're settling in Bella!

    Cricket - Anna sounds like a delight! Hope your joints are feeling a bit better!

    AFM - finally have some birth photos uploaded and have put an album up on my profile - it's set to private so if you'd like to see it let me know and I'll add you I love them SO much - I had thought DH would have so much more opportunity to take photos (especially given that he's a photography student!) but he was too busy supporting me to take many. Next time I'll definitely be hiring a photographer or at the very least a doula who is good at taking photos.

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    Feeling pretty much all better again. When I'm tired, the joint pain seems to return, but for the most part, everything is fine. Saw the midwife yesterday, and Anna was full of smiles for her. None for us at home yet, but for some reason, she just couldn't stop smiling at the office. Super cute. She was 8lb 5oz yesterday, up from 7lb 12oz at birth, so she's doing wonderfully.

    Getting plans together for her baptism now. Arranging coffee, cake, and dinner for possibly 100+ people. Hope it all goes smoothly!

    How is everyone else out there? The whole forum seems quiet lately....

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