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Sailorswife's Pregnancy

My Due Date: March 22, 2016
I have given birth!
Age: 37 years old

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Last Logged In: May. 28, 2016 1:20pm
Apr. 16, 2016 3:38pm » Updated the journal entry "Birth story -It's long-".
Forum Posts: 13
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Tags:  3rd Pregnancy    Planning Drug-Free Birth    Planning to Breastfeed    Pregnant in my 30s    Pregnant with a Girl    Stay at Home Mom    Using a Birth Doula   

My Birth Plan

I don't have a complete birth plan. I have hired a Doula, and gotten into a great Midwifery Center that is connected to a labor and delivery ward. I hope to deliver medicine-free and more naturally. However, if I absolutely can't do it, being attached to the labor and delivery ward means I can just be wheeled over there and get some pain relief. With my previous births, they went pretty quickly. 6 hours with my first and about 2 hours with my second. So I'm hoping this one is in line with the second one and I can make it all the way to the end. With my 2nd I made it to 9 centimeters before I received a quick pain med shot that they called a "cocktail", because I was too far along for an epidural. Hopefully my doula (which I've never had before) can help me get into positions that will keep me from getting to the point where I can't take it anymore. So again, no real plan in place, but I do have options in place.

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Profile Comments for Sailorswife (19)

Comment from Lolo1176 » Posted Apr. 28, 2016 11:51am
Congratulations! Even though you had a rough delivery...you did an awesome job! She is absolutely Gorgeous! *HUGS*

Comment from josamarie » Posted Mar. 30, 2016 5:26am
Thinking of you!

Comment from Lolo1176 » Posted Mar. 25, 2016 12:07am
My husband has been home since delivery. He has been so wonderful. But sadly he goes back to work this weekend. :( And of course it has to be a holiday weekend too. But at least he gets holiday pay, so that helps. I have also had my parents and in laws stop by periodically to help out by holding him while we get a few things done. I will for sure be taking advantage of that more since DH is going back to work. I am so going to miss him. :(

Comment from Lolo1176 » Posted Mar. 22, 2016 11:31pm
I am recovering. It's been a challenge for me...no one told me that your feet would swell up into balloons... :/ But, thankfully that is slowly getting better just really sensitive to the touch. My back has been sore and achy. But thankfully the cramps are starting to subside a bit. :) Now if only my boobs/nipples, back and feet would follow suit I would feel much better...lol.
Emotionally I am starting to feel better too. Had some blues and periodic mini breakdowns but starting to get the hang of things...I think...just tired.

FX'd your little one arrives soon!

Comment from lala_0412 » Posted Mar. 21, 2016 11:07am
I'm feeling a lot better. It's hard to heal with littler ones. She is doing great. We had her apt today and she is passed her birth weight. Chubby girl! I am hoping it's any day now for you!!

Comment from Lolo1176 » Posted Mar. 20, 2016 10:23pm
Hey sweetie, how's it going? Any signs of your baby arriving?


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