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??? Natural Birth Due Date Check-In ???

Here's your weekly due date check-in. If you'd like to be added, post below with your EDD, place of birth, birthing method and team (green, blue or pink). Let's get to know each other better!

 

QOTW: If you were interviewing a new OB or midwife, what is one key question that you would ask them?

 

Give us any other updates, news or random thoughts you?d like to share!

 

Birth Announcements

? AppleMomma gave birth to Rebecca at home on January 11 at 8:51am! ? 7 lbs, 8 oz & 20 in long

? AshfieldMay gave birth to Grace on January 25 at 8:04pm! ? 7 lbs, 11oz & 20 in long

? Bountifulbride gave birth to Claire on January 14 at 7:52am! ? 9 lbs, 2 oz & 20.5 in long

? MaddysMama07 gave birth to Elise in the water on January 4 at 4:59pm! ? 9 lbs & 20.75 in long

? pixieprincss gave birth to Vaughn on January 4! ? 6 lbs, 12 oz & 20 in long

? tropicalmama gave birth to Angus on January 16 at 1:41am!

Congratulations to our newest mommas!

 

Please think happy thoughts for?

? calikat80 and schoolsoutbride, whose babies are currently breech

? chicsub, who was diagnosed with GD

 

January Joy Mommas

Amandabrown530 ? Jan 16 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

AppleMomma ? Jan 20 ? Home

Belleamor ? Jan 21 ? Birthing Center

Blessed1018 ? Jan 15 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobirthing

BountifulBride ? Jan 7 ? Hospital ? Hypnobirthing

Daenikoffre ? Jan 1 ? Hospital

DeAnna&DavidRyder ? Jan 9 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Deilindra ? Jan 24 ? Hospital

Firsttimemama ? Jan 8 ? Home ? Hypnobabies

Jamiekendall ? Jan 27 ? Home

Kesrya ? Jan 21 ? Home ? Hypnobabies

Ladipale ? Jan 19 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Lissydee ? Jan 11 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Lizzie_1_7 ? Jan 22 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

MaddysMama07 ? Jan 3 ? Hospital

Mchupie ? Jan 8 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

Mrs2DUCKSinLOVE ? Jan 30 ? Hospital

Mrs.Reyna2008 ? Jan 8 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Mzclaire ? Jan 30 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Pixieprincss ? Jan 1 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Rachiemoo ? Jan 1 ? Hospital ? Bradley

SherryBaby77 ? Jan 26 ? Home

Sweetmej ? Jan 1 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Vegansprout ? Jan 27 ? Hospital ? Hypnobirthing

February Love Bugs

Alopdx ? Feb 18 ? Hospital ? Hypnobirthing

AmandaS1017 ? Feb 9 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Anniee1963 ? Feb 21 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Armybride6510 ? Feb 27 ? Hospital

AshfieldMay ? Feb 1 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

Aud&Shad777 ? Feb 23 ? Home

Bonniebelle101 ? Feb 23 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

BrideNamedMeg ? Feb 28 ? Home ? Bradley

Brittm87 ? Feb 9 ? Home

Buckets of Moonbeams ? Feb 20

Calikat80 ? Feb 10 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Clynn58 ? Feb 27 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Deemartin03 ? Feb 5 ? Hospital

Firedancer1013 ? Feb 11 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

GoMommy ? Feb 26 ? Hospital

HappyFebruary ? Feb 13 ? Hospital

Jcragg ? Feb 21 ? Hospital

JennML10 ? Feb 26 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Jkromer37 ? Feb 11 ? Hospital

LifesPeachy ? Feb 24 ? Birthing Center

Meltoine ? Feb 27 ? Birthing Center

Papagena ? Feb 13 ? Hospital ? VBAC

ReeseM ? Feb 1 ? Hospital ? VBAC

Rms55 ? Feb 19 ? Hospital

Robbysbride ? Feb 21 ? Home

Soon2BMrsBoylan ? Feb 8 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Staryeyes ? Feb 10 ? Hospital

TiffanyTheMom ? Feb 3 ? Hospital

Tropicalmama ? Feb 2 ? Home ? Hypnobabies

March Lucky Charms

*Abby* ? Mar 29 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

Addi517 ? Mar 30 ? Hospital

Always4278 ? Mar 4 ? Hospital

AutumnBride929 ? Mar 19 ? Hospital ? HypnoBradley

California_dreamin ? Mar 9 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

Cass422 ? Mar 31 ? Hospital

Chicsub ? Mar 8 ? Hospital ? VBAC

Drpayne ? Mar 24 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Flowerchild77 ? Mar 2 ? Home

Green*Flamingo ? Mar 17 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

Jandy09 ? Mar 20 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Jayellekay ? Mar 17 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

Jennis81 ? Mar 27 ? Home

Lisagde ? Mar 8 ? Hospital

MandusMaximus ? Mar 7 ? Hospital

Missmiss307 ? Mar 27 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Mrs.Husband ? Mar 14 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Perplexed59 ? Mar 27 ? Home

Rachelinouray ? Mar 26 ? Home ? Hypnosomething

Randommoose ? Mar 25 ? Hospital

Roxyroodle ? Mar 5 ? Home ? Bradley

Ruchemist ? Mar 21 ? Home ? Hypnobabies

Runnergirl79 ? Mar 3 ? Birthing Center ? VBA2C

Tcarrol12 ? Mar 1 ? Hospital

Thebigmare ? Mar 22 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Sgreen04 ? Mar 30 ? Birthing Center ? Hynobabies

Sl_gordon ? Mar 31 ? Hospital

Stahlop ? Mar 24 ? Home ? Bradley

StellarStina26 ? Mar 5 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Wendylaine ? Mar 6 ? Home ? Hypnobabies ? VBAC

April Due Drops Umbrella

ACSMITH89 ? Apr 19 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

AlaskanKisses ? Apr 4 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Ambercg33 ? Apr 12 ? Hospital ? HypnoBradley

Armandos_girl ? Apr 13 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Ayaka34 ? Apr 1 ? Home

babyTaylor2011 ? Apr 7 ? Home

Brunette mac ? Apr 20 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

Ciaram22 ? Apr 19 ? Hospital

Ckolak:-) ? Apr 28 ? Hospital

Cyprissa ? Apr 17 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Emmyann52 ? Apr 22 ? Hospital

Etjohnson0825 ? Apr 2 ? Hospital

Jarobinson21 ? Apr 21 ? Birthing Center

Jojotraveler ? Apr 7 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Jteneback ? Apr 4 ? Home

Mmereggie81 ? Apr 24 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Mrsjohnson706 ? Apr 18 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

MrsRoy07 ? Apr 18 ? Hospital

Ncbelle ? Apr 1 ? Birthing Center

Ross344 ? Apr 24 ? Hospital ? Bradley

SarahL77 ? Apr 8 ? Hospital ? Hypnobirthing

SouthSideDrea ? Apr 8 ? Hospital ? Bradley

SoxChamps ? Apr 23 ? Home ? VBAC

Tashaobrien ? Apr 8 ? Hospital

thefutureMrsParker ? Apr 8 ? Hospital

Xles10 ? Apr 24 ? Hospital

May Flower Mommas

Aquabee21 ? May 6 ? Birthing Center

Christina1776 ? May 10 ? Birthing Center

Erinb31 ? May 24 ? Hospital

Jazzyag ? May 6

Jeffsgurl86 ? May 2 ? Twins!

Joecubed ? May 20 ? Hospital

JoelsGirl07 ? May 9 ? Home ? Hypnobabies ? VBAC

Kacelle ? May 14 ? Hospital ? Bradley

KidsRN ? May 6 ? Hospital

Klcl8981 ? May 9 ? Home

Kristen3009 ? May 2 ? Home

Pdilly2b ? May 18 ? Hospital

Robbie3982 ? May 20 ? Hospital

Sparrowsocks ? May 11 ? Home

June Beach Bums Paradise

Baby4OT ? Jun 14 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Cherhop1 ? Jun 18 ? Hospital

ChrissyK2006 ? Jun 3 ? Hospital ? Bradley

DaisyJanie ? Jun 11 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

DreamChaser246 ? Jun 18 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Gymnst1013 ? Jun 1 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Jcsumm0 ? Jun 5 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Lily37 ? Jun 16 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobirthing

LittleEgypt ? Jun 14 ? Home ? VBAC

Marriedtoeric ? Jun 2 ? Birthing Center ? Bradley

Melknee78 ? Jun 1 ? Hospital

MrsJuicy2B ? Jun 3 ? Home

Nickiechan ? Jun 5 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

PinkPearlGirl ? Jun 4 ? Hospital ? Bradley

Redjan ? Jun 30 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

Robianne ? Jun 1 ? Home ? Hypnobirthing

Sazhrah ? Jun 22 ? Bradley ? VBAC

Sazzie ? Jun 20 ? Birthing Center ? Hypnobabies

July Firecrackers

BradleyDoula ? Jul 11 ? Home ? Bradley

Ihearttab ? Jul 2 ? Hospital ? Bradley                 

JNS023 ? Jul 8 ? Birthing Center

Laurel_l ? Jul 20 ? Home ? HypnoBradley ? VBAC

Marsee ? Jul 25 ? Hospital

Mrs.Leah.Maria ? Jul 3 ? Hospital ? Stubborn

ShannonMacHappy ? Jul 14 ? Hospital

Tavia_martin ? Jul 26 ? Hospital ? VBAC

Tinkalooha ? Jul 20 ? Hospital ? Bradley

X0stephanie ? Jul 15 ? Home

August Poppies

Hooker82 ? Aug 21 ? Hospital

Kbk84 ? Aug 17 ? Hospital

Littlepoppyseed ? Aug 3

Mantle ? Aug 2 ? Hospital ? Hypnobabies

Nillian10 ? Aug 29 ? VBAC

Queenalexandra ? Aug 4 ? Hospital

September Sapphires

Corbin30 ? Sep 20 ? Hospital ? Corbin

JosephsSweetie ? Sep 10 ? Hospital

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  • QOTW:  It would definitely be about their VBAC policy, hands down. 

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  • Hi, this is my first time joining the check-in.  So far I have mostly been lurking and asking questions.  I have a lot!

     

    My EDD is March 16 in Northern California.  I am using Hypnobabies for my natural birth and we are Team Green.

     

    QOTW: I have no idea right now, but luckily I have a very supportive mw already!
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  • QOTW:  I think I would ask them something about when they find it appropriate to induce and/or augment labor by means of an amniotomy or Pitocin.

    In other news... we are getting our maternity photos taken this Saturday!  I'm pretty excited and I hope it goes smoothly with DS being there and all, lol.  I'm sure he will enjoy it though since they will be done outside.  And my next checkup is in a week.  I think I'm getting my GBS swab taken and I'm always nervous about stuff like that because it's one of those things that can sort of make or break how you've been envisioning your experience! Surprise

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  • Hi there!  I have posted a couple of time, but mostly just lurk around--everyone is so helpful!

    My guess date is 3/10/11, we are planning on birthing in a birthing center using hypnobirthing techniques, and we are team blue! 

     

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  • I'm so excited!!!I have my midwife home visit tomorrow as well as a home visit with one of our doulas. I can't believe how close we are. Baby has definitely dropped. I'm getting lets of comments from people about how low I am now and I can feel her head pushing on my cervix everyday. Not exactly pleasant but nice to know she's ready to go (because so am I)!
  • With my OB, the first thing I wanted to know was how he felt about birth plans. You never know with an OB how Natural Birth "friendly" they are going to be, so that was my jumping off point.
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  • QOTW: If you were interviewing a new OB or midwife, what is one key question that you would ask them?

     

    We just did this actually, because we switched from an OB to a midwife.  My main questions centered around transfer and c-section rates and finding out what they do in case of emergencies.  I actually ended up picking the midwife that had the lowest rates, although, that wasn't the main reason why I picked her.

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  • A week and a half until EDD!  DH is going out of town this week Tongue Tied and my mom is on her way here.  Hopefully there will be no L&D while DH is gone...just wait until the weekend, baby!

    QOTW: I would ask about their induction policies and cesarean rates.

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    Hi there,

     Please add me to the list.  My due date is April 16th, delivering in a hospital in Austin, TX, using the Bradley Method and we are Team Pink.

  • QOTW: The "key" question I asked my midwives when I was pregnant with my son was about c/s rates and episiotomy rates. Both, thankfully, are about 5% with their practice.

     

    In other news, I think I have PUPPPs again. It started on one side of my belly, and now it's on both sides, and I keep hoping it will go away but it's only getting worse and I've had it for about a week now. Along with some new stretchies. Whee.  So any "anti-itchy" juju would be greatly appreciated. I am going to ask about it on Friday at my appointment but ugh. This itching is making me crazy.
  • We're team Blue! That's the big news this week.
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  • QOTD: I think its really important to know how involved the doc/MW will be in your labor. Some are just there to catch the babe, others are there throughout. 
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  • QOTW: When I interviewed my MW, the first thing I asked her was "What's your birth policy" and was so pleased with her answer. It was really important to me to find someone who felt the same way about birth that I do. After that, I pretty much knew the answers to the other questions before I asked them.
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  • I would also like to join the list. I am birthing at home... I am currently team green. I plan on using hypnobabies and renting a tub. My due date is June 17, 2011.

     

    My major question for the midwife would be what plans or procedures does she have in place for emergencies? Which ones can she handle and what are her plans for ones she can not.

     

     

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  • At our last MW appointment LO was head down... yay! She's been low throughout the whole pregnancy but I can tell she has grown a lot over the last week or so. I've had lots of pelvic and lower back pain for months and DH finally was able to make it to an appointment with me. The MW showed him some massage techiniques to help relieve my hip bones that definitely made a difference. Now it's just a matter of getting him to help me out more often. Lots of BH too... typing through one right now!

    QOTW: The first question I asked my OB was about the hospital he works with. I expressed my concerns about that hospital and in his attempt to make me feel better about it, actually just confirmed everything I was trying to say in the first place. We switched to a MW and birthing center. I don't remember asking too many questions at the birth center because they answered pretty much everything when I called or during our tour.

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  • imagestahlop:

    QOTW: If you were interviewing a new OB or midwife, what is one key question that you would ask them?

     

    We just did this actually, because we switched from an OB to a midwife.  My main questions centered around transfer and c-section rates and finding out what they do in case of emergencies. 

    We are looking into switching to a MW, so this sounds like a great place to start.

    Other news, we told my mom and her fiance, and my bride-to-be sister and her fiance this weekend. Our guess date is 3 days after my sister's only shower so I was REALLY nervous about how she'd take it, but it went really well. 

    DH's b-day is Thursday, so MIL, FIL, and bros-IL are planning to come over for MIL's homemade to-die-for bumpy cake and ice cream. We're telling them then. Hoping to make plans with my dad for Friday night. Then all the immediate family knows. 

  • Our baby Emiko has arrived! She was due on January 27th and arrived January 24th at 1:37 am.  She weighed 7 lbs and 11 oz, and was 20 inches long. We had the natural birth that we wanted and now have a wonderful, healthy baby girl! 

    If you were interviewing a new OB or midwife, what is one key question that you would ask them?

    If we were interviewing a new midwife, I'd want them to walk me through their support, general procedures, and overall practice for labor/delivery.  I think I'd make sure I was on the same page as them for the general stuff (regarding how I could expect to be treated through the pregnancy) before interviewing them, so would really want to know more about what to expect when the baby comes. 

     

  • Please add me to the list! EDD is June 18, giving birth in a hospital and it's a boy. Not sure about birthing method yet.

    QOTW: I'm not sure how I would phrase this as a question, but I remember meeting with our midwife and the first thing she said was "We don't think pregnancy and labor are sicknesses. This is a natural, normal process and we are here to help, not to "fix" you." I think every OB and midwife should have a similar opinion. 

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  • QOTW: I asked about policies and procedures for induction, their opinion on letting me labor naturally, having a doula, etc.  I also asked the standard procedures for after the baby is born i.e. letting us have some skin to skin time and breastfeeding before running tests, the hospital's rooming in policy, how long are we required to stay after baby is born, etc.

     

    An update:  My insurance would not agree to let me go to a birthing center, but they are allowing me to see midwives at a local hospital which is a huge score!  And, after 2 mths of having to deal with drama about wanting to change my OB I finally have an appointment with a midwife this Friday!  I also signed up for Hypnobabies classes and think I have found a doula I really like, so it's been an exciting past few days!

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  • EDD = March 17th

    Birth Place = Hospital Birthing Center

    Birthing Method = Bradley Method

    Team = Blue

     

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