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    Default Homebirth General Discussion #19

    Welcome to Homebirth General Discussion. Are you planning a homebirth? Or perhaps think that might be something you would like to know more about? Then this might just be the thread for you.

    This thread is for general discussion about all things homebirth. Whether you are pregnant, TTC or just want to support those who are venturing on the path you have walked, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.




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    Babies Arrived

    -2012-
    Jennifer13- Baby GIRL born at home 4th January 2012
    Bella29- Baby GIRL born at home 10th January 2012
    HotI - Baby BOY born at home 21st January 2012
    *Ash*- Baby BOY born at home 14th February 2012
    loulabelle - Baby BOY born at home 24th February 2012
    Cricket - Baby GIRL born at home 15th May 2012
    chocorama - May 2012
    ...Em - Baby BOY born at home 7th June 2012
    BellyBelly - Baby GIRL born 11th August 2012
    Tanya - Baby BOY born at home 16th August 2012
    phynna - Baby GIRL born at home 8th September 2012
    lady_neon - Baby BOY born 27th September 2012
    Ambersky - Baby BOY born at home 3rd October 2012
    Cassius - Baby GIRL born at home 4th November 2012
    Ice cream - September 2012
    mirriumu - November 2012
    Pumpkinzulu - Baby GIRL born at home 12th December 2012

    - 2013 -
    Sara - Baby BOY born 18th January 2013
    turtlejane - Baby GIRL born at home 31st January 2013
    Bellany - Baby BOYS born 14th March 2013
    Ree*Ree - Baby BOY born 18th March 2013
    Aimz - Baby BOY born at home 21st March 2013
    Beatrix - Baby GIRL born at home 7th April 2013
    Rubyshoes - Baby BOY born at home April 2013
    Dollyroux - Baby BOY and GIRL born 29th April 2013
    HomeStyleMumma - Baby GIRL born 8th May 2013
    ladybirdflies - Baby GIRL born at home 23rd May 2013
    Cricket - Baby BOY born at home 26th August 2013
    Sepata - Baby BOY born at home 31st August 2013
    WilliamsMummy -Baby BOY born at home 17th September 2013
    Loulabelle - Baby BOY born at home 17th September 2013
    Sunnylove - Baby GIRL born at home 2nd November 2013
    DotFace - Baby BOY born at home 9th November 2013
    Eenee - Baby BOY born at home 22nd November 2013
    TeniBear - Baby GIRL born at home 21st December 2013
    *The_Mrs.* - Baby GIRL born at home 31st December 2013

    -2014-
    Jennifer13 - Baby GIRL born at home 1st January 2014
    Arcadia - Baby BOY born at home 30th January 2014
    Special - Baby BOY born at home 6th February 2014
    HotI - Baby GIRL born at home 23rd February 2014
    Smoke Jaguar - Baby GIRL born at home 18th March 2014


    Babies On Their Way

    Bella29 - May
    Ozstar - May
    Sterla -August
    Meow - August
    e_p - September
    Tegam - September
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    I hope it is, Special!! Come on, Baby, get a move on for mama!!

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    I hope theres a beautiful baby in your arms soon Special

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    Special, if you don't want the antibiotics, the research shows no diffence in neonatal outcomes with just expectant management for 72+ hrs. Ie do nothing and act only if you show signs of fever/infection. That being said, wishing you a very beautiful birth. Many, many blessings to you mamma. I hope it is beautiful and you have your squishy in your arms really soon.

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    Thank you Bella. It really isn't a scenario I considered, so I hadn't researched it at all.

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    Hoping it kicks off soon, Special. Seems each birth really is an unknown journey.

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    So well said Jen:

    Happy birthing special

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    You're so right, Jennifer. This is very much different than my other 3.

    I think it's at least started now so I am not stressing about the unknowns.

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    thinking of you Special. hope you have your little one in your arms soon.

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    Thinking of you special xxx

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    Good luck Special xx

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    Hmmm...silence...can we hope??

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    I had mw appt this morning. Baby in awesome position! Yay. Have kept up the wrapping lately and added in some belly dancing (well hip wiggling anyway), and it seems to be making it easier for baby to get in a good spot.

    Hoping for Monday or Friday next week. Will be nice if i can aim for when kids are asleep or one is at kinder, but happy to go when bub and body decide.

    i love the feeling of well being and security i get after talking to my mw.

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    Awesome, HotI My mw has gone OS for 3 weeks!
    I'm sure your small people will be fine Chatting with my mw last week (the day before she flew out) about my kids and having a support person for them, we decided that they should be fine. The youngest, DD, is going to be 4.5yo and DS is 7.5 - they've both watched DDs birth heaps of times and DS was there. Even if it's the middle of the night and we wake them up, they're old enough to deal with the situation and be there, wide-eyed and self-sufficient while it all unfolds. If it's a school day birth then it will just be DD and she takes direction very well.
    The thing is, one of my closest friends who is near who I'd want around for the kids and to take pics is scared of driving! She's five mins down the road and even though it's a straight enough drive from her place (unlike when we lived at the farm and it was a windy road to the shed) I know she'll baulk at the idea of driving on short notice to my place. So, I'm still unsure as to whether I even ask her to play that part or if we just assume our kids will be ok. However, if it IS a school day, and especially if it is a school AND kinder day birth we'll need someone to collect the kids and bring them home. I might need to ask another friend who is adept at fitting a seat for a 4yo last minute who may be able to leave work just for such an occasion - she works in the town the kids would be and the only other person I could think of having around, even if she were just dropping the kids off and settling them in before going back to work. Hmmm...decisions!
    I'm going to be optimistic about Special's absence from BB today...

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    We had a baby!! Little Pixel (not his real name) was born at 5:27am in the water right into our arms.
    My labour didn't even really start until after midnight.
    About 3:30am (24 hours after waters broke) my Sister started helping me through contractions. I woke my midwife up about 4:15am.
    Matthew was awesome as he always has been for births. It was our first water birth and as soon as my Midwife said it's fine to get in, I jumped in and he jumped in too. That's basically when I started pushing.
    He took more pushes than my others I think, but it was still just a matter of minutes which I am told is good. From my perspective, it hurt.

    Everyone is well, super tired. My thoughts are jumbled but thank you all for the supper. It really helped me last night.

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    Yay congratulations special!

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    Congratulations Special x

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