Exploring Holistic Alternatives

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A group to help expecting families have a safe, natural, and beautiful birth in thier own loving home.

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Birth Story group 1 Reply

Started by Charlotte Woody. Last reply by Amelia Apr 14, 2010.

HB Meeting with local HB midwife to answer questions 1 Reply

Started by ElectraLeslie. Last reply by ElectraLeslie Feb 21, 2010.

Homebirth Midwives? 2 Replies

Started by Marnita Causby. Last reply by Lisa Winstead Aug 10, 2009.

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Comment by Leslie on November 13, 2008 at 11:02am
I had my first 2 at Matt. Presbyterian and both were great experiences, no difficulties, having my 3rd as homebirth this time and am very excited about it. I have a great Doula and wish I had gone this route before just didn't know much about it. Reassuring to hear all the comments and am really glad I looked into it this time. I am due in April. What gets me is how "rare" this is although it is a completely natural process that humankind has been doing since our existence up until a few generations ago. I am so happy to have looked into this and to know of others that feel the same way.
Comment by Gina Grothoff on November 13, 2008 at 6:06pm
Glad to see you joined Leslie! I think it helps to have support from others who have given birth at home since our culture does not accept this as an option. Just telling my mom my decision was difficult. Although today my dad called and told me how they went to a patient advocate seminar and they talked about all the problems that happen in the hospital (in general with going to the hospital)- which seamed to be news to him as he told me how the hospital can "kill you"- he tends to be a bit dramatic, and so I added, "and that is why I am having a homebirth." And he just replied, "Yea, mom reminded me of that."
Comment by Kim JG on December 5, 2008 at 5:00pm
I had a homebirth with my first and am now planning a homebirth for my next 2- twin boys due in Feb. I'll definitely let you guys know how it goes!
Comment by Erika G on January 6, 2009 at 1:12pm
I had a beautiful wonderful AWESOME home waterbirth for my fourth baby. It was really spectacular to go from a hospital birth with an epidural (with my twin boys), to a birth center (with my older daughter), to a homebirth with my younger daughter. I don't plan to have more kids, but if there's an oops, we'll have another homebirth.
Comment by Terri Wilson on January 6, 2009 at 9:17pm
Haven't been around much. This pregnancy is kicking my butt right now. Got some bad news at my appointment today- August, our baby, is now presenting breech. I am almost 37 weeks so not very happy about this. So if any of you have and good suggestions I would love to hear them. TIA
Comment by Pat on January 8, 2009 at 11:31pm
Terri, meditate on everything being exactly as it needs to be and trusting that it will be so. Trusting birth turns a baby.

You could also check about birthing at The Farm. They frequently support vaginal breech births.

Comment by Kim JG on January 15, 2009 at 9:21pm
Terri- I'm sure your MW has experience with breech births, my 1st twin was breech and it really wasn't too bad, I didn't even tear. Maybe you could try chiropractic work to help the baby turn?
Comment by Pat on January 26, 2009 at 12:29pm
Terri had her baby!! http://xploringholisticalternatives.ning.com/forum/topics/my-little-girl-is-here

Comment by Ababa on January 26, 2009 at 12:41pm
Haven't been on this forum in a while. But I wanted to update all you homebirthers that we had our second sucessfull homebirth nov 15. Little Menen Zipporah arrived without any complications and has been making our lives as sweet as she is ever since!!
Comment by Leslie on February 11, 2009 at 3:52pm
Congratulations on your 2nd successful homebirth and your new baby girl! We are due mid April and can't wait!


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