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Old 05-18-2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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Re: Homebirth mama's check in?

How many births have you had?

This is birth #7

How many (if any) were at home? Or, is this your first planned homebirth?

#1 was in the hospital, induction with epidural, #2 was a homebirth frank breech. #3-6 were all homebirths.

Planning a water birth? Hypnobirth? other comfort methods?
I have labored in the water for all of my home births but only #3 and #6 were actually born in the water. In the past, I have done Bradley classes and hypnobirthing Cds. I will probably refresh the hypnobirthing Cds but honestly I didn't really feel like it made a big difference in my coping abilities.

Midwife? CNM? CPM? UC?
#2, #3 were with CPMs, #4-#6 were with CNMs, #7 will be with CPM. I prefer a CNM but the ones I did with CPMs there were no CNMs available in the area.

Doula? other support?

I will be using a doula this time around. I have never used a paid doula in the past. I have always had experienced friends around but we are new to the area.


we do delayed vaccines and we do do the newborn screen. No vitamin K unless needed due to excessive bruising.

What homebirth kit/supplies will you use?
I always buy the kit the midwife requests.

What diaper will you use first? Will you EC?
I will probably use disposables until we are out of the meconium poos and then FB,BG. No EC here.
wife to Doc since 99, SAHM to Alexander 00,Nathaniel 02, Zachariah 04, Benjamin 07, Christopher 09, Grace 11 and Sophia Jane 10/12.
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