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Old 02-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #51
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My son (my first) was a med free out-of-hospital birth. This one will be a homebirth. I really can't imagine it any other way. It was simply the best, most amazing, and soulful/spiritual thing I have ever done.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #52
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I'm planning my 5th homebirth. My last birth was at home in the water, which was *amazing*! I would like to have another water birth, but who knows if it will end up there or not.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #53
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I would kill for a homebirth, but my home is quite crowded and I don't think that's going to change until we can move, so birth center and midwife it is!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #54
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oh man the ring of fire was horrid with dd! I don't remember it being that bad with ds (who was bigger too)
There were several posts about the ring of fire.

TWO WORDS: Warm Compress.

My midwife made a hot/warm compress for me (tiny crock pot, ginger/herb water kept warm, many wash cloths) and as it started to burn she used that compress to do counter pressure. HEAVEN. Seriously, all I remember was how great that cloth felt on me and then reaching down to feel my sons head.
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TMI- I think I dread the first PP BM more than giving birth ROFL.
Oh God can I relate. I was so scared. Finally 3 days after the birth my midwife called to see if I had pooped (we talked several times a day to update on me and bubs vitals). I hadn't because it literally felt like my bum was going to fall off. She sternly said "Samantha - you go poop right now. Your butt is not going to fall off. Call me when you are done."

You know what...my butt didn't fall off.
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Oh God can I relate. I was so scared. Finally 3 days after the birth my midwife called to see if I had pooped (we talked several times a day to update on me and bubs vitals). I hadn't because it literally felt like my bum was going to fall off. She sternly said "Samantha - you go poop right now. Your butt is not going to fall off. Call me when you are done."

You know what...my butt didn't fall off.
Lol. I was so terrified of pooping pp too!! (I did not have a med-free birth but am just crashing this thread). That was my #1 goal before I left the hospital b/c I was so scared of popping a bunch of stitches. It wasn't that bad though.

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Due any day now. My last two have been completely med free... My first three included pit, my first was with an epidural.

This ones actually my first planned home birth. I've birthed 5 babies wih 5 different docs in 5 hospitals on 3 continents. And now I get to do it at home, yay!! While birth still includes pain, there is nothing IMO like being mentally and physically engaged in the whole process, seeing how God made my body to work at such a significant moment in our lives.
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according to my mom her afterbirth pains were worse with each child she had 4
Yes. I birth med free now. But I use Tylenol and Ibuprofen round the clock the first 48-72 hours after birth to manage the afterbirth uterine contractions and even still I *feel* them. Those suckers are no joke.
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I am due Aug 12th and planning my 4th homebirth
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Yes. I birth med free now. But I use Tylenol and Ibuprofen round the clock the first 48-72 hours after birth to manage the afterbirth uterine contractions and even still I *feel* them. Those suckers are no joke.
AFTEREASE!! Seriously, it is the best stuff ever!
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