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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 08:16 AM   11
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Oh I know. I've been looking up recipes for 15 day pickles and already bought a nifty jar to make them in.

Too bad I HATE kombucha. My sisters all make and drink it, but I can't stand the stuff.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 08:43 AM   12
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Hi
Nice to see some home births being planned .
My 3 year old was born at home and it was wonderful , the best experience of my life. Now were expecting number 2 , he/she will also be home birthed with her big brother present.
Is anybody else planning/ have exrerience of siblings being present during birth?
I'm also hoping to get my placenta dried and encapsulated, and delayed cord clamping - anybody else ?



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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 09:02 AM   13
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Welcome.

This is my first baby, so no other children will be present at the birth, but I am planning on having my 3 sisters there as well as my mom (and my dh ).

I have not decided anything about the placenta. I know that consuming it can be very beneficial, but I'm not really sure what I want to do, try to cook it and eat it, encapsulate it, or just plant it. May I ask why you are choosing to encapsulate it? Maybe it will help me make up my mind.

As for delayed cord clamping...YES PLEASE! My MW would not do it any other way.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 09:28 AM   14
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Care to share the pickle recipe? I love pickles!
Have you tried the kombucha with different tea bases? I've heard that fan make a difference (unless its the fizzy part you don't like)

Hi efaerie and Congrats

I planned to have my 17 month old at my hospital birth of her sister, and she was semi there. Dh had finally gotten her to sleep at 6am after she woke at 2am on the drive, and then she woke half an hour later whole I was pushing. If I'd had my doula as originally planned then I think she would have been fine, but she was a bit distressed to wake up to a room full of people hearing her mommy making loud noises, and she quickly was sent out of the room to my mom who was waiting in the hall, but brought back in pretty quickly after the birth

I do plan to let my kids, who will be 4 and nearly 3, be present I'd they wish but they'll have their own support person who will ne able to hopefully gauge how well they're handling things.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 09:35 AM   15
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Oh and we will definitely be delayed cutting - probably a few hours. I don't want to lotus birth but do want to make sure baby gets as much blood as possible. My first was delayed about half an hour (maybe less?) And my second was clamped immediately while dh and I both told them not to and the Drs lied to us about it being a necessity

I won't be encapsulating or otherwise consuming (though will immediately in the event of pph) but I'm undecided what ill do with it. I'm thinking a placenta print on a belly cast? And then maybe just freeze it until we move somewhere permanently that we can plant a tree over it.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2015, 11:43 AM   16
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Delayed cord clamping is'nt the norm here in the UK. When my son was born I wasnt as well informed on it , but this time I am and I shall insist.

The benefits of consuming the placenta just sound so amazing , but to be honest I really dont think i would be able to eat it . So encapsulating it seems to be the way to go , there is a lovely lady local to me who is a registerd midwife and also does placenta encapsulating.
I do love the idea of planting it, but we dont have a garden.

I am a little nervous how my son would take seeing me in that way , but I guess if we try and make it as much of a positive thing , so that he doesnt get scared. Hes such a mummys boy , we are so incredibly close and like two peas in a pod , I cant imagine not having him there with me.



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Old Jul 17th, 2015, 11:17 AM   17
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How is everyone today?



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2015, 07:57 AM   18
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Hi everyone !

I am planning a hbac (home birth after c section)/so officially going against the grain here !

Fingers crossed all will continue to go well. There was a little concern over me measuring small at last midwife appointment. A private scan showed all was well although not much fluid. Private clinic said this was fine but when I am seen by NHS on Monday I hope that they agree and don't try and suggest induction in hospital

I have hired a birthing pool, been doing hypno birthing and am just trying to be as positive as possible to bring my son into our world in a calm and natural way !!

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Old Jul 18th, 2015, 16:58 PM   19
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Very exciting Fuschia I think vbac is much easier to achieve at home than in a hospital so good for you for going against the grain. I know several women who have HBACed and even some who have FBAMC (freebirth after multiple cesareans) and I look forward to reading about yours you'll rock it I'm sure.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2015, 17:06 PM   20
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I know its super early but I already find myself planning how I will rearrange furniture to fit my birthbirth pool and how I'll decorate my birth space, and trying to come up with a way to make our yard more private just in case birthing under one of our trees strikes my fancy though march is early autumn here so it will likely have cooled down enough by then it won't be as appealing as it would have been in January or February.



 
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