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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Older siblings present during the birth???

For me, I didn't want to have my daughter there for my son's birth as I just wanted to be able to get on with the job without worrying about her. My DH swears his cousin went loopy after witnessing...

Monday 31 March 11:52am
Whiti Mum of 3

Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Vitamin K Injection Did you didn't you?

Thanks for that info Crunchy Mama

Monday 31 March 11:48am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Crunchy Mama

We waited both times for the pulsing to stop - and neither was more than 30 mins.

Monday 31 March 11:42am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Crunchy Mama

What are the benefits of the lotus birth? I get the delayed cord clamping but wouldn't there be a risk of infection for bubs? Or - if the pulsing has completely stopped, surely bubs is not getting ...

Sunday 23 March 06:52am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Nz mums

wow Tanzie - not long to go. Am back at work after the school holidays and am looking forward to finishing! Got a long way to go though as I'm only 17 weeks! Am a little over the hot weather - know...

Sunday 03 February 03:42pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Im so proud!!!

That's so cool - congratulations to all of you. What a wonderful story Darcy will have to tell about his birth.

Wednesday 30 January 04:29pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Why do I feel like noone understands Why I am terr

Can I just add that you can be in hospital and still not receive treatment quick enough to help bubs or mum? Babies die in hospital too - lots of them - far more than at home. (and yes, one of the ...

Tuesday 22 January 01:26pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Do women freebirth in NZ?

Yes - that would have been some feat from her ymiheer - what I mean is that she protected my bits and held Finn's head as I pushed the rest of him out - was in the birthing pool. [Edited on 15/01...

Wednesday 16 January 05:32pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic 'Normal' pregnancy - home birth

I want to have the "homebirther look", I wonder what it would be? well that question could be asking for answers I dont want hehe. To quote my Deputy principal: Only tree hugging, youghurt slurpi...

Wednesday 16 January 05:29pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Do women freebirth in NZ?

I have read of cases here and wouldn't contemplate it myself. Firstly while I trust my body I don't have the expertise to spot potential problems and things can escalate quickly. I like the reassur...

Tuesday 15 January 12:52pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic 'Normal' pregnancy - home birth

I have a friend who had a non hospital birth with her twins, about 13 years ago. she wanted a home birth but her husband ( who was a doctor) and mw were concerned so she had it at a home near the h...

Tuesday 15 January 12:49pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic 'Normal' pregnancy - home birth

I did all the "normal" pregnancy stuff just birthed at home and ahd to ahve stitches the first time round, local was used still blimmin hurt! Also, some hb midwives carry gas and peth, as well as t...

Monday 14 January 12:00pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Will your other children be present during the birth?

I didn't have my daughter at the birth of my son and won't have either of them there for number 3. I just felt like it would be too distracting for me. In saying that my daughter was there asleep i...

Monday 14 January 11:56am
Whiti Mum of 3

Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Vitamin K Injection Did you didn't you?

I did for my first - can't remember why we decided to but it took us a long time to make that decision - but not for number 2.

Monday 14 January 11:49am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic How can you choose a drug free/home birth if overdue

A lady who lives in our town who always has home births, always goes at least 3 weeks over. Poor bugger - what a long pregnancy! Her mw just checked her daily from 42 weeks, rung her daily before t...

Sunday 13 January 04:38pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Drug Free Birhts

During contractions i found it really helpful to be standing up, my dh or mw would press on my lower back and I was rotating my hips a bit like a belly dancer. I did that coz it felt good and read ...

Sunday 13 January 04:32pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic I have an innocent question

Hi Kel! I have had 2 homebirths here in NZ and my mw had peth and gas on hand as well as other stuff to stop excessive bleeding etc. Am not sure if that is the norm for all HB midwives but that's w...

Sunday 13 January 04:27pm
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Water births

I had water births with both my bubs and they were great. I did find tho with my first that getting into the pool too early kind of slowed things down, but man it stopped the pain. For my second bi...

Sunday 13 January 11:00am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Doctor's, Nurses, Midwives, Obstetricians

Some have not been subjected to 1000s of patients at all! For me, I absolutely trust the MW I have and the doctors I go to, but then I take a long time to choose these professionals and I look at ...

Sunday 13 January 10:52am
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Whiti Mum of 3 replied to topic Will it hurt MORE

For me the sceond was heaps less painful and quicker and I think that was mostly knowing what to expect and knowing that you will get through it. Visualise yourself having a manageable labour - don...

Sunday 13 January 10:39am
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