Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. jenv101

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    We are setting up our birth pool this weekend - the countdown is on! :)
     
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    How exciting!! I have a weird question - where will your dogs be during the birth? When we were contemplating a home birth I couldn't quite figure out what we'd do with ours. I'm pretty sure that they would all be very concerned and quite attentive (/annoying lol). And that translates into crate barking if they're crated so....I never quite figured it out.

    I can't believe you're in the final countdown already. I only have 8-10 weeks left. o_O
     
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    We are setting up our basement for the birth, and the dogs will be upstairs crated during active labour and when the midwives and doula show up. My husband or mom will let them out for potty breaks but they will stay upstairs in their crates for the rest of the time. I am expecting a lot of whining from Riley but he will just have to deal. Aura is fine in her crate and usually always quiet.

    Hopefully we can wear them out good before the active labour begins. That'll be my husbands job as well!

    2 weeks until my due date. I'm hoping she will stay put until then but I can't imagine going overdue at this point either. I'm really close to being "done" with the pregnancy part of things!!
     
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    There's a 30% C-section rate in the US?!? Good Lord...I thought it was high, but I also thought it was like...10%.

    I'm really scared I'm going to be pressured into either a c-section, induction, even hooking me up to 4 trillion machines and not letting me walk around, because of my medical history. I also don't particularly want to give birth lying on my back. That just seems like completely the opposite of how bodies and gravity works.
     
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    We need baby belly pictures :D
     
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    Have you looked into various birth classes mm?They can give you lots of resources for identifying what you can do to minimize some of the interventions. A doula might be helpful as well...

    You can look up c-sec rates for individual states/hospitals here: http://www.cesareanrates.com/ - be warned that it is pretty startling. :(
     
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    Ah that sounds like an excellent plan. Would Riley be quiet if he had some sort of super fantastic Kong in there with him? Kongs are playing a large part in my planning for the two weeks after having this kid. :p

    You are a stronger lady than me - I am not really enjoying being pregnant and I've already started thinking about all the things I'll be able to do normally again. Like...walking. Lol.
     
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    Definitely. At the very least talk to your doctor about your wishes and write up a birth plan that they will agree to, and keep it with you when you are at the hospital. Make sure the nurses see it, etc. Keep it short and polite! Obviously in a true case of emergency/complication things will change but if there is no risk to you or baby, insist that your wishes be respected!

    Having at least a family member with you that will advocate for you would be good as well during the times when you can't speak for yourself.

    Google natural birth plans for lots of great templates and ideas of what to put on yours. (I can share mine too if you'd like).
     
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    Walking is challenging right now :rolleyes: Everything involving moving is actually. :p I just keep thinking that it could be a lot worse... if the only thing I have to deal with is some bad hip/pelvic pain, I can survive! I haven't had any complications so I feel lucky :)

    Yeah we're going to stock up on bully sticks and frozen kongs I think. That should help take the edge off. Maybe slip a benadryl in one of them ? LOL :p
     
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    Well, my hospital has some of the lowest C-section rates in the state, so I guess that's comforting...but it's also 33%, so....not really. But it's also one of the only hospitals in the area with a high risk team, so I guess that makes a difference, too.

    I haven't signed up for a birthing class, yet, but I didn't consider they might help with concerns about medical intervention, so I'll definitely ask about that at whatever class I choose.

    Here's a link, it's for NY hospitals but most of it is general info: http://www.choicesinchildbirth.org/resources/HealthyBirth_NY_09-10.pdf

    And Dak...I'd give you a belly picture...but I'm almost 6 months pregnant and I just look bloated :p This was from almost 2 weeks ago but there isn't much difference.

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    Have y'all seen the new Luvs diaper commercial? Mom is in a restaurant trying to breast feed with her first child and has a cover over her breasts and the baby. Then they show her again in a restaurant with her second child breast feeding with no cover and the waiter looks at her and she says "hey up here" cause he's looking at her breast feeding.
    I thought it was nice to see a breast feeding commercial with the woman in public without a cover.
     
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    Omg you are TINY. Adorabely tiny though. Watch within the next month you'll have a big baby belly lol
     
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    25 weeks today. My back is starting to get sore by the end of the day and its hard to get comfortable to sleep. Still. It complaining as I know it could be a lot worse!

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    Allison you look super cute! Not to be a broken record but if you don't have a support belt you might want to look into it. There's no reason to be uncomfortable for the next 15 weeks if you don't have to be.

    Oh and being pregnant is more than enough cause for complaint. :) Even if everything is going right its still uncomfortable.
     
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    I really really do need to get one. It's on my to-do list this week for sure!
     
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    Oh good!!

    I forgot to put this up - 29 week bump shot (with the nosy dog of course).

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    Omg... I can't believe how far along everyone's getting! I can't wait to see your little ones. :)

    Prepare for a lot of work and shockingly little sleep. I say this at 5 am, after getting 3 hours of sleep. LOL but it's soooo much better to have them than to be pregnant and waiting!
     
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    38 weeks! Getting into countdown mode (even though I realize it could be another 4 weeks but I really hope not lol!)

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    38weeks by Holga-Jen, on Flickr
     
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    Jen, so exciting!

    Ok, I'm figuring that this is probably just gas pain, but I want to know if anyone else has experienced it. (I've never had gas pain before in my life, except in my shoulders? Weird.)

    I have this kind of sharp pain next to my belly button. It's kind of coming and going, but only in severity, and seemingly when I move certain ways. If I press on it, it hurts worse, and feels like it shoots down into my abdomen. It's ranging from just slightly annoying to severe enough from stopping what I'm doing/being kind of jarring. It's only been going on for maybe 20 minutes.

    I can feel the baby moving...at first I thought he/she was kicking me there (or jamming her foot into me) but that's not it.
     
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    Hmmm it could be gas pain. Are you constipated at all? I've had a lot of that throughout the whole pregnancy and tend to get pain in my right low abdomen when it happens. It could also be ligament pain or a pulled muscle.

    If it gets severe I'd get it checked out though just to be safe!
     

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