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    Default ~*~Andrea's (albertini_midwife) Lodge!!~*~ (postpartum)

    Welcome to your lodge!
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    Congrats & welcome to your lodge!
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    Welcome to your lodge, looking forward to hearing all about you. I love having a midwifes view on this board.
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    Welcome and congrats on your lodge!
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    Just starting my blog about kids, cooking and crafts. Go me!

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    Welcome to your lodge! I'm looking forward to your story!
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    Dear Andrea,

    You've helped me in so many moments. I look forward to being a part of your lodge and for the opportunity to share the journey with you.

    Hugs from accross the wide open ocean,

    Erika

    Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September

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    Very exciting!! I too am looking forward to following your lodge Congrats!
    Mama to 7 curious, wild & wonderful little ones



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    This is great,
    thanks everyone.
    What can I say, I'm a midwife in australia and practice homebirths here... which is very difficult because there is no support and if things go wrong the midwife gets "investigated", like as if they would do that in the hospital.
    Anyway I have chosen a midwife who I've worked with for 3 years, she has over 26 years experience and has attended twins, breeches and VBACS at home. We are very close friends... and I'm so happy with all the care and support she has given me... she's a single parent with 5 children and raised them on her own whilst attending homebirths so she's an inspiration to me.
    This is my first baby and I'm very excited, I have faith in the process and I know I can do this as millions of women before me have done. I'm planning a homebirth and I have two other midwife friends all homebirth midwifes coming as my support.
    I don't have any birth plans per se, my midwife never uses drugs to alter the birthing process, so I will have a completely natural 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage unless there is a cause for concern. She also has no rules or policies about anything really, she uses her intuiition in her practice and treats every woman as an individual, and I know she will discuss everything with me before doing anything. I'm pretty flexible if there is a need for interventions, because I know how rarely my midwife does them, and I've only ever seen her do them as a last resort before transfering to hospital... so I trust that it will all be fine. So I feel very confident in myself and my midwife, because there is nothing I need to fight about with her.
    I was umming and ahhing, over whether to have a birth pool and birth in water... but I decided against it, I would like my support people to massage me, feed me and be with me, unless I need my space... and having a birth pool means maintaining pool temperature, scooping poo out of the water and a whole lot of energy focused to the pool... plus from most of the first time births I have been to, I have found that standing to give birth is most advantageous... so thats what changed my mind about the birthing pool. I do have a bath that I will use for labour if I feel like it, but it is too small too birth in.
    My only other plan is to ignore labour for as long as I can, I want to sleep as much as I can through it, that way when it gets way too intense to sleep, I can move and use gravity to help baby out.
    What else can I say, I have had a completely natural pregnancy, have had no scans, and have not taken supplements, instead I have focused on my diet during the first trimester and beyond.
    So I'm very excited to see what the babys gender is.
    Also this baby has an amazing history already, because my last menstrual cycle began the day my grandmother died and the baby is due two days before that grandmothers birthday... so I feel there is a huge spiritual connection with this baby and my grandmother, this makes me feel even more positive about the birth and health of this baby.
    I think thats enough for now.
    Any questions?
    From Andrea



    Homebirth Midwife Due September 3rd 2007

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    I feel so much peace in your upcoming birth. You sound very relaxed and confdent. i love the spiritual connection between your baby and grandmother. My grandmother was one of the very best people whom I have ever known. Are you thinking of naming the baby after your grandmother?

    Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September

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    Wooo!

    Blimey, I remember when you first came and told us all you were expecting!!! Can't believe you'r only weeks away from a wonderful homebirth experience!

    Love,

    Sarah-Jean

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