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New birth community for Sept babies [28 Dec 2008|08:00am]


 Mods: Please delete if you don't want this posted.

I've created a new community for those of us due in September.  If you are due between the end of August and the first half of October, feel free to join as well!

Please check it out and join if you'd like: septbabies2009 

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Water Births [02 Aug 2008|02:52pm]

Hi all, My bub is due in early December and i was wondering if anyone where has had a water birth? I've just discovered that it may be a possibility for me...but I want to know more about it before i commit.
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Delayed birth story- from 10-15 [20 Oct 2006|01:41am]

Birth StoryCollapse )
From start to finish- roughly 2-2.5 hours (I thought she was born at 3:30, but brother-in-law said that she was born at 3:10). I'm not as grateful for such a short labor as some seem to think I should be.
I weighed our little Abigail around 9:30 that morning- she came out to 7 lbs 9 oz. Smaller than I had expected- her older brother was 8,3.

Crossposted a few places...
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Birth [03 Aug 2006|08:40am]

Every single day, I am happy that i had an unassisted birth with Fiery. Every single day I look at her with love, awe, and pride. She was a good teammate, did everything she was supposed to do. I think this was due to letting her know when she was still womb-side that I trusted her. That I knew no matter how she came out, or when she came out, that she wanted to be born and she wanted to be my daughter. It was the best experience of my life. It left me wanting to birth again and again. It made me want to take the fear or pain of other laboring mothers and bear some of it for them, because I loved every minute of it.

I have this poem on the bulletin board on my kitchen, and I read it often before I became pregnant with her:

It is a terrifying thing to begin
To begin anything at all
The rewards are but rumors then
The glories but gossip.
To taste and to see, we must venture
Into the murky waters of inexperience.
And that is, indeed, a terrifying thing.
But 'tis more terrifying still...
To stand ashore and only wish
It could someday truly be true.

~ Tristam Gylberd

It is so, so true for me now. Women, be strong! Birth is a privilege that you only get so many chances to be part of. Take care of this experience, guard it from harm and interference. Take what is yours and loveit, don't fear it.

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new here! [27 May 2006|04:02pm]

im a 20 year old. new mother of a 3 month old baby boy...heres my birth story...

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My birth story and pictures [08 May 2006|05:50pm]

My birth story and pictures can be found here:
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My Birth story [06 May 2006|01:16pm]

Well, I'll try to make mine as short as possible.

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Possible Troll Alert! [30 Sep 2005|07:00am]

I just want to warn you all about rachel_hobbs20. I believe she is a troll. She created her LJ on 9-16-05, joined a bunch of pregnancy/abortion communities, befriended random people (myself included), posted 6 entries in one day and hasn't updated since.

Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Crossposted to many, many places.
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I have been watching this community for a while.. [30 Sep 2005|01:57am]

and now I am a member:):)

I have two birthstories, my son Christian's from 2000, and my youngest in 2003.

Here goes:
Christian's Birthstory

Carlos Jr's Birthstory
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New Community [29 Sep 2005|09:43am]

Come join the new community! It's for mothers (or fathers) who have had a baby in the year 2005 or who will be having a baby by the new year!



x-posted all over
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[27 Sep 2005|07:55pm]

Hey I just joined this community! I'm 19 and my daughter is 3 months old!

Here's my painful story! June 21, 2005Collapse )

Sorry it's so long, but it was a very long week!
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The Birth of Maisie Joy - 14 June [20 Aug 2005|01:55pm]


I had joked that I'd labour for as long as I could at home - and maybe, just maybe have no choice but to have a home birth...

We almost didn't make it to the hospital!Collapse )

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Hello. [18 Aug 2005|08:50am]

Hi, My name is shannon, im New Here. Im 18 years Old and Pregnant with my first child. My Fiance (Jay) And I Are So Excited :-D. I Just Wanna Join Some Communities For the support And to meet new freiends <333 Goodluck to All The New Mommys Out There and Congrats!
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My Birth Story [04 Aug 2005|06:45pm]

[ mood | content ]

I'm new here, but I think it's really great that there is a place for women to post their birth stories.  I know for me, it was a really huge event in my life.  Anyway, here is mine...


Ian's birth - 12/19/03Collapse )

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[12 May 2005|11:41am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I'm new, but here's my birth story and a few pictures

Gavin David Schooley was born May 4th 2005 at 2:25pm he weighed 7lbs 3oz

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[05 Apr 2005|04:47pm]

ok my due date is coming up soon and as my husband is millitary i am having to go to the hospital down here--- i really dont know how many options they give you as when i ask i never seem to have an answer given...so i figured i would ask around and see if anyone could answer my questions.
1) i have gestational diabetes does this mean they will definatly have to do an iv? or can i opt out of it?
2) pain relief i heard it slows things down and can cause more complications so what types of relaxation worked for anyone who has had a baby before?
3) do they have to sew you up if you tear or can you choose to heal naturally?
4) heating pads would they help with the pain of labor? if apllied low heat on your back or belly?
5) will my baby go through any wierd blood sugar problems as i have gd and need more medical attention her first few days or will they send us home (if the labor goes good)?
6) any advice for a first time mom would be welcomed...... i am the first of my friends to have a baby much less get married so i am going to be their "teacher" and source of information...parents of friends dont really remember much as it was at least 19 yrs since they had children and my parents are exactly pleased--- even though i am 20
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[25 Jan 2005|01:16pm]

After 44 hours of labor...
Chase Hunter Young
December 29, 2004; 4:18 pm
7 lbs 10.5 oz; 19 1/2 inches long

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Birth of my Daughter Isabella (6.2.03) [05 Jan 2005|08:34am]

First I'll start with my pregnancy. It was a really healthy one, gained exactly 30lbs, and everything went good. Towards the end, at 39 weeks, I was already measuring 41 weeks (I had a huge belly!!). Except during that whole time, I had no contractions whatsoever, and even at 39 weeks, my baby hadn't dropped yet. So the doctor gave me the option of getting induced, or just waiting. If I got induced, the baby would come sooner of course, but I also had my high school graduation the following Monday, but I still said okay. So around 1pm on May 31st, we went to the hospital to start induction. I was 0 dilated, and not effaced either, so the nurses said it'll take 24-48 hours to finally have the baby, so if I'm sure I wanted to be induced. I knew I'd be overdue, so I said I still wanted induction. So they hooked me up to pitocin. About 12 hours later, I finally reached 2cm, and 100% effacement. I wasn't feeling uncomfortable, just was dealing with a lot of leg cramps, so I didn't want any pain meds yet. Then around the 24hour mark (June 1st), the doctor said that he'll break my water to maybe speed things up (I was still 2cm).

When my water was broken, it was the biggest rush, but I couldn't stop shaking!! And when they broke my water, the baby finally dropped, so I felt mega pressure. So I asked for some pain relief, and they gave me the epidural. Oh god, that felt good. They broke my water at 9pm, so I got the epidural at about 9:30-10:00pm. After that I was relaxed, and finally got some sleep. At around 3am, I felt the worst pain ever....the epidural had worn off, so I was feeling nonstop contractions, so they put some more in (it was a drip epi). After I was numbed again, the nurse checked me and I was 10cm. So around 4:15am, I started pushing. Finally at 5:02am, my daughter Isabella was born weighing 8lbs4oz, and a perfect 19'' long. However, the joy was shortly lived when I started passing out due to excessive bleeding. My blood pressure dropped really low (I think it was 54/49?), so they gave me a shot of adrenaline. I don't remember anything between the time she was born until about 8am. I remember spots of being in recovery, recieving demoral while the nurse was saying that I wasn't in good shape. They also had to put ice packs on my "down there" area to stop the swelling.

So I woke up to some breakfast at 8am, and my daughter was still in the nursery. I puked up the eggs, and then asked them to bring my daughter. She was the beautifulist!! Had a head full of hair and the chinkiest eyes. My parents called her the eskimo baby. We stayed in the hospital for 3 days after that (for a vaginal delivery!!). So in total, our hospital stay was 5 days. They kept me for observation that long (my blood pressure would drop a lot while I was sleeping), and then she tested borderline Strep B (and was cleared of course). I got cut and still tore (2nd degree laceration and 4th degree[the worst kind] tears.).

Now she's 19 months old, and sometimes I'm still in disbelief that she's my little girl. Children are so amazing <33

I love telling my birthstory!!! lol. ::hint of sarcasm::
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[27 Dec 2004|10:05pm]

I just wanted to share this.
From one preggo loving lady to another:

A nice Christmas giftCollapse )

I got this as a gift, but...
You can find them @
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[18 Dec 2004|05:43pm]

I hope this isn't considered spam or a problem. I am a portrait photographer and plan on changing a lot of my business practices after the first of the year. I would love to hear from moms considering most of my business comes from photographing small children. What I would like to know is what would make your portrait sessions better? What products or services would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? I would love to hear any ideas about this or anything portrait related that anyone would like to say. Thank you ahead of time for your comments, they are greatly appreciated!
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