Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
Ellies_Mommy
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 128
Unassisted birth

who has done this? HOW did you do it? I saw a video clip of it and it really scared me. I dont really know why, but I was like "OMG!!" It is great that someone could be confident enough to do that, but man oh man, that would scare the **** out of me!!

Advertisement

Ellies_Mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
mengmommy's Avatar
mengmommy
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Right-winger in Liberalville.
Posts: 1,663
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

I did it. I googled it and read up on it, read a bunch of birth stories to get as close to real life experiences as I could get. My story is in the link in my siggie.
__________________
Jennifer Trupe, Trupie (6), Ele (3), and Israel 12/3/08. Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, no vaxing, cloth-diapering/ec'ing, unassisted birthing, crunchy conservative Christian family.
mengmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
keithmommy's Avatar
keithmommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,446
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

I have friends that do it with all their babies. Some are even vbac's, but we took the advice from my midwife and decided not to. She had just said that 90% of the time things go fine, but sometimes things can happen and you just want someone there that knows what they are doing. Another thing that I thought about is that if something did happen to me or the baby, I would not want my dh to live in guilt because he freaked out or forgot what to do. That's just my .
__________________
Happy mom to 7 homeschooling kiddos.
keithmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
madebytrudi's Avatar
madebytrudi
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Western Michigan
Posts: 768
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

child #5 happened like that on accident, (even though I 'prayed' it would happen!) 4 of my kids were born naturally . . . the nurses gave me a 1/2 dose of demerol with #2, other wise she was natural too.
I had 2 hospital births, 2 midwife clinic births and 1 unassisted home birth.

I read a lot on natural birth stories and paid attention to the midwife with #3 & 4. It was the BEST experience ever! Dh almost didn't 'catch'! and the midwife showed up 45 minutes later!! after the placenta delivered! I was hoping for a discounted price, but she wouldn't go there . . . .

If #6 happens . . . . that is what I will want to do again!!
__________________
homeschooling mum (d15, d13, d11, s8, s6) Surprise #6 due Aug 13!
Navy vet and wife to a ret. MARINE
Lend Me Your Pen: my kids's homeschooling Magazine project
madebytrudi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
mama23boys
Banned
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,269
Re: Unassisted birth

pm LJ
mama23boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 03:13 PM   #6
Mommy2LivandNoah's Avatar
Mommy2LivandNoah
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA area..
Posts: 7,968
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

I did a UC...it was great. Its all about knowing what your doing and having confidence..
__________________
Kayla-Wife to Luke, SAHM to: Olivia(1-6-05), Noah(2-28-07) , Kate(5-28-09), and Micah(5-3-12)
Mommy2LivandNoah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 09:38 PM   #7
beautiful8's Avatar
beautiful8
Registered Users
Formerly: beautiful7
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,809
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

I think if women are comfortable this way then more power to them
I personally would never choose to elect for a Csection, but know many people that have.


Then again I may not have a choice of m/w assited or UC if dh doesn't make it home or the m/w doesn't make it in time for this one

( last birth was UBER quick!!)
__________________
~Christine~
~SAHM to 8 beautiful kids~
ISSA CPT & Advocare Advisor
beautiful8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 09:41 PM   #8
mom2kdmb
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,471
Re: Unassisted birth

I would never have an unassisted birth.

Last edited by mom2kdmb; 09-16-2007 at 09:48 PM.
mom2kdmb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 11:24 PM   #9
Sweet_Fantasy_Fox
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ~*West Coast*~
Posts: 61,873
My Mood:
Re: Unassisted birth

I wouldnt have an unassisted birth if i could birth natually, i am too scared..hehe
Sweet_Fantasy_Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 11:42 PM   #10
hippydippymama's Avatar
hippydippymama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,460
Re: Unassisted birth

I'd love to have a UC someday. Right now I am just shooting for a HBAC.
__________________
Jill mom to Jacob and Jameson
HBAC Warrior!
Check out The Mushroom Tree, specializing in mama cloth and upcycled woolies!
hippydippymama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.