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    Default Homebirth General Discussion #22

    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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    Having a homebirth in Australia
    Home Birth?Why It's Necessary By Ina May Gaskin
    Independent Midwife recommendations in Australia


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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
    Bella29 - Baby BOY born at home 13th May 2014
    Ozstar - Baby GIRL born at home 20th May 2014
    Sterla - Baby GIRL born at home 30th July 2014
    Meow - Baby GIRL born at home 26th August 2014


    Babies On Their Way


    e_p - September
    ladybug - September
    Tegam - September
    phyrephly - September
    kellbell - September

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    Default Re: Homebirth General Discussion #22

    Subbing and stalking, subbing and stalking...

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    Sending beautiful birthing vibes your way, lady-bug. What a lovely way to welcome spring!

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    Subbing and stalking too Phy!

    Was it you that asked what we'd done to set up or kellbell? I thought of something simple that I love to do. I put a mattress protector down then sheets, then a mattress protector then sheets, so if I birth or mess the bed it only needs one layer stripped and I'm straight back into it, no waiting for someone to make it or worse making it yourself

    Kmart have good cheap waterproof mattress protectors for $7 single and $29 queen

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    subbing

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    Great idea !
    Hubby has been dreaming the baby is born on our bed :-)
    In his dream we needed a new bed

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    It's a simple idea but my number one lol

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    My MW this time around told me that sheet trick and it's great! Even though we put down those waterproof hospital cloths when I went to bed after the birth I still managed to bleed a bit on the sheet so it was nice for that to have clean sheets in an instant.

    My baby is already over a week old!!
    Last edited by meow; September 3rd, 2014 at 01:50 PM. Reason: spelling

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    No way meow! It just goes too quickly

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    Hi everyone... subbing back into this thread!!

    I did the same a tegam but instead of mattress protectors I just used wool blankets I bought from the op shops and washed in a hot wash!!! It is soooooo good ripping off the top layer after birth and having fresh sheets!!!

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    Oooo, I like this sheet idea. Thank peeps, I shall try to get it done today. I bought a new waterproof mattress protector with all intentions of using it to prevent my waters from leaking onto my mattress. I hadn't thought that far ahead to the post birth part!

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    Eeeek hope things are going well for you lady bug

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    I know!! I keep checking in here hoping lady-bug has updated. I bet she has her baby by now

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    Hello Everyone

    Its been quite a while since I posted on the BB pages!

    I'm happy to share that we're expecting baby #5 and again planning a birth at home. I never thought I would be able to have the much dreamed homebirth but I found a Midwife who is willing to support me despite my history of 2 retained placenta's and PPH's.

    I'm 20 weeks now and due in January!

    I've been putting the most work I've ever put into a pregnancy with lots of debriefing, visualisations, meditation and birth preparation. I suffered quite a lot of trauma and disappointment with my last birth and wasn't expecting to become pregnant quite so soon. So its given me the opportunity to deal with the issues that I may have been avoiding up until now.

    I look forward to preparing for the journey with you all again

    Many blessings,

    Sara

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    Sara.... Have you changed your user name?

    Welcome and yay for someone to add to the Homebirth list. It was looking poorly after the September rush. And double yay for number 5, I'm not on my own so glad you could find a MW to support you xx

    Afm: not enjoying being due later in th? month lol! Just had our first September birth and ladybug is still MIA, I'm getting a bit ready to meet this little one. Trying to remain calm and even minded about waiting longer but knowing one of my 4 was already here and the other 3 were born within the next week is making me impatient. What if I go to term? The pregnancy has been so different what if the delivery is so different?? Ahhhhhhhhh and I don't have the pool yet (the MW forgot it Monday) so I don't really want the baby tonight.... Do I? Lol

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    Welcome Ilithyia! Number 5 - wow how lovely!!! Congratulations I hope your birth is everything you need and want it to be xxxx

    Was it a week ago I posted saying I was feeling great? Today I'm completely over it lol...baby is fully engaged and I'm sore and tired and breastfeeding DS is torturous and I JUST WANT TO MEET THIS BABY!

    Tegam - maybe you'll beat me to it!!
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    Yes Sara, it is you! I thought I knew 'Sara' and I remember yours daughters names. Just needed to see your sig to be sure! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I look forward to reading more of your journey and offering any support I can through your pregnancy.

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