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    Jordan's Space!
    Due May 16, 2010

    DH, Greg and I were married late summer of 2006. We have one daughter, Violet, who was born April of 2008. We started trying for our second in January of 2009 and are pleased to have a BFP!!! I got a lovely pink line on 11DPO. Violet was born at home in a lovely waterbirth. My DH caught her. We are very excited to plan our next home birth and to share our experience here!

    Our Home Birth Plans:

    My Birth Buddy:
    My twin sister Emily!

    Attending the birth:
    DH and DD
    2 Midwives (Carolynn and Lisa)
    2 Sisters (Emily and Alison)
    2 Friends (Ariana and Allie)

    Birth vision:
    Home water birth. La Bassine tub set up in dining room, by patio doors. A Hypnobabies birth.

    To Do List:
    Prepare and freeze meals before EDD
    Cover clocks during birthing time
    Turn off phone
    Stacks of clean towels
    Camera batteries
    Witch Hazel
    Depends undies
    Chux pads
    Birthing CD
    positive birth shrine (quotes, pictures, burning oil...etc)
    Midwife meals
    Prepared peri bottle
    handheld mirror
    extra garbage bags
    placenta tupperware
    thermometer for tub
    fish net
    tarp for under tub

    In unlikely event of hospital transfer- Birth Plan
    Mother-to-be: XXXX Husband: XXXX Support Person(s): XXXX & XXX Practitioner(s): XXXX & XXXX

    This birth plan is intended to express the preference and desires we have for the birth of our baby in the event of a hospital transfer. It is not intended to be a script. We fully realize that situations may arise such that our plan cannot and should not be followed. However, we hope that barring any extenuating circumstances, you will be able to keep us informed and aware of our options. Thank you.

    First Stage (Labor):
    * I request that my midwives and support person(s) accompany my husband and I in the labour and delivery rooms
    * I would prefer my own clothes to hospital gown.
    * Vaginal exams only if requested
    * Maintain mobility (Walking, rocking, up to bathroom, etc.)
    * Eat and drink to comfort.
    * Please do not offer me pain medications, I will ask for them if I want them.
    * Positioning as desired.
    * I prefer intermittent manual fetal monitoring using a doppler or fetoscope
    * I do not consent to routine augmentation of labour using any form of synthetic hormones or otherwise
    * I do not consent to artificial rupture of membranes at any time
    * I do not consent to a routine IV or Hep-lock, unless deemed medically necessary for a healthy outcome

    Second Stage (Birth):
    * Choice of position
    * Self-directed pushing; please no coaching at any time
    * Prolonged length, if progress is being made
    * I do not consent to an episiotomy, and would prefer to tear. Please use compresses, massage and positioning.
    * Do not announce the sex of our baby. It is very important to myself and my husband that we are the ones to announce this.

    Mother Care and Baby Care:
    * Our baby is to immediately be placed on my skin. Please do not swaddle or wipe down our baby.
    * I do not consent to the routine use of Pitocin, cord traction or abdominal massage
    * Cord cut after pulsating has stopped, with my husband prefferably cutting
    * We do not consent to prophylactic eye ointment, we will sign a waiver indicating we have declined this procedure
    * Breast feeding only
    * No pacifiers or glucose water
    * No separation of Mother & Baby. Apgars can be done while my baby is with me.
    * Other newborn procedures can be delayed until breastfeeding has been established
    * I do not consent to having my baby bathed by anyone other than my husband and/or myself
    * If our baby needs to be sent to the NICU, Greg will accompany him/her at all times, or someone else we assign.
    * Do not circumcise our son and do not retract the foreskin of our son

    In the event of a Cesarean Birth:
    * My husband present at all times
    * Hands free, and not strapped down
    * Please use double layer suturing for the incision closure (NOT staples)
    * Breast feeding in recovery room as soon as possible
    * Do not announce the sex of our baby. It is very important to myself and my husband that we are the ones to announce this
    * We do not consent to prophylactic eye ointment, we will sign a waiver indicating we have declined this procedure
    * If our baby needs to be sent to the NICU, Greg will accompany him/her at all times, or someone else we assign.

    In unlikely event of hospital transfer bag:
    *PJs & slippers
    *toothbrush, toothpaste
    *hairbrush, ponytail holders
    *Body wash/shampoo
    *razors (especially if you BF, people might be around your armpits. lol)
    *favourite hot water bottle
    *my pillow
    *clothing to wear home
    *nursing bras
    *a little makeup for guests
    *postpartum pads and Attends type underwear (I LOVED these PP. WAAAAY better than the pads once the bleeding was slightly less. Around 2/3 days pp anyway)
    *phone card for making calls

    Bag for Baby:
    *vaseline Works like a diaper cream but is also great for sealing in moisture around baby's fingers/toes...they can come out quite dry if baby is postdates.
    *Mild baby lotion.
    *lanolin cream, I prefer PurLan.
    *receiving blankets for swaddling.
    *manual breast pump

    My Hypnobabies Special Place

    A short description of my 'Special Place' (in Hypnobabies you're asked to imagine a place where you can go with your baby and whomever else makes you feel safe. It's a great exercise and my favourite script, by far!). I found a picture of it. Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The sand and grass dunes by the warm side of the ocean. There's a little house in the background where my 'tribe' waits (my birth team: DH, midwives, sisters, bff's and mom). Violet plays on the sand while I sit on a blanket in the grass with the baby. Same special place as my last birth.

    "All natural birth has a purpose and a plan; who would think of tearing open the chrysalis as the butterfly is emerging? Who would break the shell to pull the chick out?"
    -Marie Mongan

    Thinking about a natural birth for you and your baby? Check out's own Birthing Naturally forum.

    ...Work in progress...
    Last edited by JorgieGirl; 03-10-2010 at 10:55 AM.

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    Claiming my space .

    I've been with my fiance for 2 and a half years. We are planning a wedding over christmas (with a bump will be so cute) and I got my BFP on Aug 29th. This would have been my angel baby's due date and to me it seemed like the perfect gift from her.

    Me and my fiance

    My fur babies







    Last edited by jellyt; 09-11-2009 at 08:39 AM.
    Mummy to one angel.

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    Brooklyn, NY

    Default Duckie's World

    Carrie, age 34
    Hubby and I got married in July and got pregnant on the first try a little over a month later.


    First Ultrasound at around 6 weeks. It's a little Duckie!

    Second Ultrasound at 8 weeks 3 days.

    Last edited by CazzaPM; 10-25-2009 at 12:39 PM.

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    Western New York


    10/28/09 @11weeks 2days
    Last edited by zeit8593; 11-24-2009 at 06:36 PM.
    Chemical pg. 1/10
    IVF #1 ~ 5/10
    IVF #2 ~ Cancelled due to low response
    IVF #3 ~ BFN
    DEIVF #1 ~ January 2011 - Cancelled due to donor response.
    DEIVF #2 ~ in progress

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    m/c 10/11/09
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    Reserving my space! My name is Brittney and my EDD is May 8. DH and I have been married for about 4 years, and this is baby #3 for us! We are very excited!

    Here's our positive test! (well, one of about 18 lol)

    This is my hubby Jared and I.

    This is my daughter Makayla, who is currently 2.

    And this is my firstborn, my son Ashton. He's 4.
    Last edited by bemcnamara; 10-05-2009 at 11:19 AM.

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    BABY #1 It's a GIRL! EDD 5/19/10

    BFP ($ Tree) 11DPO on 9/07/09

    BFP (FRER) 13DPO 9/09/00


    Symptoms WKS 1-4:
    The first few days I felt strange in my lower abdomen not quite gas or bowel issues, just twinges and stuff. When I slept on my side my sides and lower abdomen felt a tiny bit overstretched or sore-ish? Also at about 4 or 5DPO I had loose stool for a good 3 days.

    I really didn't start feeling like I was pregnant until after I tested positive at 11DPO. Like as if all of a sudden there was no question. The sides of my boobs were tender and felt heavy. I've been feeling light cramping off and on everyday. I'm breaking out and moodiness has set in. I start to feel a headache coming on during the day if I don't eat every 5 hours or so.

    I've had no MS as of yet, no sore nipples, no cravings, etc.
    Symptoms WKS 5-6
    Week 5 let's see....I'm easily frustrated at work, having a hard time concentrating/absentmindedness, moody. I'm beginning to get tired more often. At 5w3d - 6w2d I've been pretty sick with a head cold. My boobs are still tender.
    Got my pregnancy confirmed today at Atlanticare Health Plex via a urine test. They based my EDD on my LMP August 12th, which would change my EDD to May 19, 2010. I know that I O'd on August 27th so in my mind it should still remain at May 21st.

    Symptoms WKS 7-9
    Morning sickness arrived wk 9.

    No updating.............

    Heart rates 156, 147, 139
    Wk 21 on 01/06/10 at 1pm we found out were having a GIRL! Baby measuring at 15 oz., all measurements are good. Another ultrasound scheduled for March 3rd because we couldn't get a good picture of her spine since she wouldn't budge from lying on her back. Atleast, we get to see her again.

    **Just didn't keep up with all of this updating..BOO

    Thurs., May 13th, 2010 @ 11:01 via scheduled c-section, we had Rachel who weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long. She was discharged on Sunday, May 16th at noon weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. She was breastfed for 3 days and then I switched her to formula.
    Last edited by Jackie78NJ; 08-08-2010 at 01:51 AM.

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    Drake's May Space

    I am Drake (2 married to DH Finn(29) since 2003. We are both graduate students. I am getting my masters in scientific illustration and DH is getting his PhD in wildlife ecology. We both are planning on finishing in May right around when this one is due, should be interesting. We have one son Hawkes who will be three on November 17th. This baby was a total shock to us since we definately were not trying since this year not only are we finishing our degrees but we will also be putting our house on the market and moving, maybe out of the country. So this is going to be a crazy year. Sorry no pictures of my tests, I was just shocked. And belly pics will wait till later. but here are my boys.

    dad and boy

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