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    hba4c of baby archie part 2

    THE HOMEBIRTH OF ARCHIE McGUIRE WOLFE
    06/08/12 12lb4oz (5.56kg)
    HBA4C

    Emma got me up to the toilet to help keep things moving. I was getting the urge to push with some contractions but it...
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    hba4c of baby archie part 1

    THE HOMEBIRTH OF ARCHIE McGUIRE WOLFE
    06/08/12 12lb4oz (5.56kg)
    HBA4C

    My greatest achievements in life have been my 9 gorgeous children. Each of the journeys that delivered them to me has...
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    we are having a lot of trouble deciding on a name...

    we are having a lot of trouble deciding on a name for our 9th child. we have 2 girls & 6 boys already. we have a few girls names picked but its not easy finding our 7th favourite boys name...lol. We...
  4. i have had 4 c/sections. each one was done after...

    i have had 4 c/sections. each one was done after a lengthy labour. i went on to have a vbac after my last c/section. it is generally accepted that the more c/s you have the higher the risks are for...
  5. i am considering a homebirth for my 9th child due...

    i am considering a homebirth for my 9th child due in august. on paper, i have a lot of roadblocks. firstly, i have had 4 c/sections. i have also had 4 vaginal births, the last one a vba4c. i have...
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    i had a doula for my 8th birth. for my previous 7...

    i had a doula for my 8th birth. for my previous 7 labours i had only my hubby for support & bless him, he was a bit lost. i had 4 outcomes we hadn't planned on. after recounting my birth experiences,...
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    it's been my experience that epidurals can slow...

    it's been my experience that epidurals can slow labour. With an epidural you are restricted to the bed, generally reclined on your back or side, which doesn't help you contract & dilate, therefore...
  8. each of my pregnancies have been very similiar. i...

    each of my pregnancies have been very similiar. i did feel bubs moving earlier, but i think it's because i knew what to expect. i also popped out a lot sooner with each of my babies. i am 15wks at...
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    i've been very lucky to not experience any nausea...

    i've been very lucky to not experience any nausea in any of my 14 pregnancies. but my sister was sick during both of her pregnancies for the entire time. both of her boys were born early(29wks &...
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    Does water birth speed labour?

    hi jane,
    i have been reading about waterbirth & immersion during labour. I understand that the effects of labouring in water can help the cervix to dilate faster. Even after 8 babies my labours are...
  11. i found out the sex before birth with all but our...

    i found out the sex before birth with all but our 1st bub. I was adament he was a boy. lucky for me, he was. I just find the temptation too much. being asked at your scan if you would like to know...
  12. Thread: Overdue

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    all of my bubs were born at 41-42wks. i don't...

    all of my bubs were born at 41-42wks. i don't give a specific date when people ask when i'm due, i just go with a month now...lol.
    People do forget that it is an "estimated due date (EDD)". Women...
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    i had professional ones done with bub#5(in 2003)...

    i had professional ones done with bub#5(in 2003) at 34wks. I was very happy with them. mine are arty nude ones.Some of the photos had my 4 older children feeling my belly. They take pride of place on...
  14. Thread: Back labour

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    I did try a lot of things closer to labour day to...

    I did try a lot of things closer to labour day to prevent the posterior position...sitting forward & chiropractic sessions & all fours in labour to no avail. I tend to believe the theory that the...
  15. Thread: Back labour

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    Most of my babies aren't usually posterior until...

    Most of my babies aren't usually posterior until they engage. The last 2 were, but i had an anterior placenta both times. from memory a couple were tried to be turned during labour. the others were...
  16. Thread: Back labour

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    all 8 of my babies were posterior. my labours are...

    all 8 of my babies were posterior. my labours are long & intense with terrible back pain. It has been suggested that due to the fact that all of them have been posterior, the shape of my pelvis is...
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    i've breastfed for between 6mths & 15mths with my...

    i've breastfed for between 6mths & 15mths with my 8 kids. they generally start to wean themselves off at around 10mths. I return to work around 6mths after birth & express for a little while & then...
  18. if you are really wanting a natural birth,...

    if you are really wanting a natural birth, research the pros & cons. both vbac & c/section have risks. People forget that a c/section is still major surgery.
    Do your research & ask questions. If...
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    thx jane...i will return to the same hospital...

    thx jane...i will return to the same hospital where i had my vbac, John Hunter. They have had a change in head of OB so there will surely be some debate regarding the best option. I am lucky that the...
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    all 8 of my children have been born in hospital....

    all 8 of my children have been born in hospital. The first few I didn't really know all of the options. After my 1st c/s, 4th baby, I was too scared of homebirth. Even now, expecting my 9th baby, I...
  21. i also took my older children to appointments &...

    i also took my older children to appointments & they would feel kicks etc. It's interesting now though. my eldest 4 are 16, 14, 13 & 11yrs old. Due to my history of m/c we don't tell them until...
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    i did one with my 8th bub last year. we did it...

    i did one with my 8th bub last year. we did it ourselves. hubby & my 2 girls(aged10 & 12 at the time) did the plastering. the idea was to paint it & hang on my bedroom wall near my photos from an...
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    i have had 5 m/c between 8wks & 16wks. I am...

    i have had 5 m/c between 8wks & 16wks. I am someone who "soldiers on", but each time I felt an incredible emptiness particularly after the ones where I had a currette. i was very frustrated as i...
  24. i also agree with the above. After my 4 ...

    i also agree with the above. After my 4 unplanned caesers, confidence in my birthing ability was at an all time low. my doula suggested writing my births stories down...not the polite version that...
  25. i found Dr Andrew Bisit to be very supportive of...

    i found Dr Andrew Bisit to be very supportive of VBAC. I was under his care at John Hunter Hospital but he has moved on to Royal Womens at Randwick. i was also under Dr Nandini Somanthan at John...
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