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Old 09-19-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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I am hoping to do a UC with going to the hospital afterwards (I know).

My reason? I want a home birth but I can't because my pregnancy is "high-risk". The delivery is not high risk as I have already had 2 drug-free births with no complications. And DD's was a high-risk pregnancy and other than having a kidney stone attack right at the end. The nurses and midwives were so cruel to me, I just cannot handle it again. But I also don't feel comfortable not being checked out and I know baby will need to be checked out too. I want/need the best of both worlds.

So I want to have some of the supplies on hand, chux pads, the mesh panties, the peribottle....... But the kits are a bit overwhelming. I like this one:http://www.preciousarrows.com/Deluxe...it_p/80001.htm because of the extras.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Why are you "high risk" w/ this pregnancy? You could be opening up yourself to potential problems by going in after. As to kits, I only had one w/ my first HB, skipped the kit w/ my last 8 UC's.

I usually have:

pads
chux
peri bottle
sheperd's purse
bendie straws
old towels
older sheets for the bed after birth
kiddie pool
nose sucker thing jic
scissors
something to clamp cord
bowl for placenta
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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Why are you "high risk" w/ this pregnancy? You could be opening up yourself to potential problems by going in after. As to kits, I only had one w/ my first HB, skipped the kit w/ my last 8 UC's.

I usually have:

pads
chux
peri bottle
sheperd's purse
bendie straws
old towels
older sheets for the bed after birth
kiddie pool
nose sucker thing jic
scissors
something to clamp cord
bowl for placenta
My kidney stones. Because of my frequent stone attacks, I receive narcotics. That by itself makes me "high-risk". I was planning on telling them, "baby came too quick". DD was born in less than 2 hours when I figured out I was in labor.
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I really don't see how kidney stones makes one high risk ... are there no other provider options where you live? I'm sorry you are in this situation.
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I have never ever ever heard of kidney stones making you high risk. So no matter what, you get narcotics during labor? Is that what you mean?
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I have never ever ever heard of kidney stones making you high risk. So no matter what, you get narcotics during labor? Is that what you mean?
Narcotics throughout the pregnancy. With DD's pregnancy, I was put on a Fentanyl patch for the 3rd trimester. That meant DD and I were both addicted to it when she was born. I was physically and obviously DD was. When she was born, they really watched her for signs of withdrawal.

I am hoping it will not be the case with this pregnancy. I am trying to take steps to avoid it. Though the medical system seems to be a little annoying up here.
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To make it easier for you to drink in labor! I probably wouldn't have drank anything at all in labor with DD if it hadn't been for the bendy straws! I was in the pool and my DH would offer me water and it was just a lot easier to drink with a straw instead if trying to sit up and use my arms to hold the cup when I didn't really feel like moving form my hands and knees position.
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