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  • I had the baby

    I had a little boy on January 10th.  We called him Zachary. It's been a bit of a ride.  I had a short sharp labour (niggly contractions for days then my waters broke a few moments after a self-VE had revealed i was about 4cm, fully effaced with the water bag bulging through) and he was born 80minutes later.  I had 6 ...
  • Re: Inklings from the universe?

    Well here i am again, 18+5 now. I had a scan at 13 weeks (13+2 was the gestation the scan threw up, but i doubt that - they dated me forward because though the head circ was 13weeks bang on the femur was 13+4 and the crown to rump was 13+5 - i'm 5'11"!!). There is definitely only one baby, the sonographer actually did the whole scan ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by worstfriend on 08-12-2012
  • Re: Inklings from the universe?

    Well here's another installment to my story...   April, on the 3rd my friend had a baby girl, that evening i removed my IUD.  A few days later my period arrived and i had a dream of 2 little baby girls.  I ovulated the morning of the 20th (we'd danced the baby dance around midnight the night before).  I had burning ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by worstfriend on 05-20-2012
  • Re: Placenta Previa....

    On the topic off assured mama's who need a cervical check... With DD1 i didn't want one but my mw sort of insisted.  I lay down resentfully but since DD1's head was crowned (i had no idea what was going on, active stage was written up as 1hr24mins which was their arrival to that VE, and honestly i just felt pressure and ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by worstfriend on 05-20-2012
  • Re: Think i had a miscarriage but did not know i was pregnant.

    What are you most worried about? Maybe we can help with that, i don't think it would be possible to say one way or another if it was a definite loss or a weird period.  Did you have any pregnancy symptoms before the episode of bleeding?  Perhaps ones you previously ignored but with hindsight can see?  In my experience my ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by worstfriend on 05-10-2012
  • Re: Vitamin K Deficiency Disease

    That's so sad Aubre! I took Vit K both times with mine.  WIth DD1 it was mainly because i was already so "out there" having a homebirth with a first baby, 11 days past EDD, with some maternal hypertension (which was whitecoat but that's hard to prove when they are principally checking it at the daycare clinic in the ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by worstfriend on 04-09-2012
  • Inklings from the universe?

    Hello wise ladies. I didn't know where to put this at all, so do move it if there's somewhere better! I am wondering if any of you ladies, whether as midwives or as mothers, had a lot of "indications" about future pregnancies before you were even pregnant...? This sounds a bit bonkers i know, and many of my friends have told ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by worstfriend on 03-19-2012
  • Re: Breech babies everywhere!

    I'm not a midwife. I too wouldn't be too worried enough to try ECV at 28 weeks.  I do understand though that it is recent history which is bringing this anxiety about persistent breech, and hopefully you understand it too - it is that cognitive bias (where one learns as one goes what to fear and what not to fear) which makes a ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by worstfriend on 01-02-2012

    If your cycles are usually 28 days then it is likely (not definite, but likely) that you fell pregnant somewhere around the 10th of November and were thus pregnant already on the 18th.  What day did you realise your period was late?  It is possible your doctor knows your cycles ARE 28 days and is thus well-placed to tell you not to ...
    Posted to Pregnancy and Prenatal Care (Forum) by worstfriend on 12-29-2011
  • Re: Rebozo Questions

    Brlnbabies was rebozo sifting being dine to help baby move into a better position? After my experience with DD2 (very odd but allowed-to-progress-un-messed-with labour, true knot, vigorous baby) i would assume in that situation that the sifting was being done to help shift baby from an odd position - a position it had very likely gotten into ...
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