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May 2nd, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Hi there,

I felt that I needed another JustMommies board to jibber jabber on.

Tough, natural-birthing Mommy here. I am Veann, twenty-five this month, wife to Matthew (twenty-nine in June) and Mommy to Lucius (eleven weeks). Lucius was born in a midwife-assisted freestanding birth center birth after forty-two weeks plus three days of pregnancy. He is our firstborn, but we plan on having three to five more children with our same midwife at home instead of the birth center. We had a beautiful and perfect birth. Even though I had planned to give birth in the pool, I ended up using a birthing stool. I will post my novel of a birth story up in the Birth Stories section up top.

I chose a natural birth about five to six months in to the pregnancy. I watched The Business of Being Born and it just resonated with me. I hadn't thought of any of the issues that the movie brought up. I had just always been led to believe that babies should be born in hospitals with OBGYNs and nurses attending. I had feared the possibility of needing a C-Section already and learning that it could become a probability due to the domino effect after the epidural, I wanted no part in the whole hospital procedure. After the painstaking efforts and great care I put into being healthy during my pregnancy of avoiding caffeine, food coloring, MSG, all pharmaceuticals and really anything else myself or my husband felt MIGHT be harmful to our unborn son; it really just did not make sense to pump the little guy full of drugs during his birth. Due to his mistrust in doctors and dislike of hospitals (feelings I share), my husband was on board with the plan to transfer care to a midwife. Through one of the midwives on The Business of Being Born, I was directed to my own midwife and loved her. So it stuck and we went through with a natural, drug-free childbirth and I couldn't be happier with my choice. My son was born beautiful, healthy and alert. He did not ever get jaundiced and didn't lose an ounce after his birth. I'm actually quite excited for the homebirths that await us in the future.

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May 3rd, 2009, 04:49 AM
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Welcome and congrats on achieving your NCB! Looking forward to getting to know you!
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May 3rd, 2009, 07:45 AM
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welcome!
Lucius is a doll. Congrats on your NCB. You must be so excited about homebirths with your future children!
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May 3rd, 2009, 01:40 PM
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welcome and congrats! Great intro post, too! I am Cheryl, co-host here and mommy to Acadia, born Jan 08. Thanks for joining us!

p.s. I'm scared of the snake in your siggy!!!
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May 3rd, 2009, 03:00 PM
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p.s. I'm scared of the snake in your siggy!!!


I like snakes.
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May 3rd, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Welcome!!!! I am Meredith (30) and expecting my first in 6 weeks and am at a freestanding birth center as well!
I do not like snakes, but find your siggie amusing I also find your user name amusing too


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May 3rd, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Welcome! Congrats on your birth! I can't wait to read your birth story!
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May 3rd, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Welcome, I can't wait to read your birth story!
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May 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
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Welcome!! I'm so glad you've joined us! I'm Cindy, mommy to Bryson, who is 18 months old, and expecting our second later this month. I loved your post and can't wait to read your birth story!

Oh, and I'm in NH also. Did you deliver at the Birth Cottage?
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May 4th, 2009, 06:58 AM
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Welcome!! I'm so glad you've joined us! I'm Cindy, mommy to Bryson, who is 18 months old, and expecting our second later this month. I loved your post and can't wait to read your birth story!

Oh, and I'm in NH also. Did you deliver at the Birth Cottage?
No, I was at Concord Birth and Wellness Center. Love it there too. Where's the Birth Cottage? Is that where you're going?
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May 4th, 2009, 08:44 AM
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No, I was at Concord Birth and Wellness Center. Love it there too. Where's the Birth Cottage? Is that where you're going?
It's in Milford, NH but I'm not sure how far that is from you. We are going to the North Shore Birth Center in MA because our insurance is taken there and my DH likes that it's on the campus of a hospital "just in case". I have heard great things about the Birth Cottage though. I'm right on the border of MA and NH. How far up is Concord?
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May 7th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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It's in Milford, NH but I'm not sure how far that is from you. We are going to the North Shore Birth Center in MA because our insurance is taken there and my DH likes that it's on the campus of a hospital "just in case". I have heard great things about the Birth Cottage though. I'm right on the border of MA and NH. How far up is Concord?
It's about an hour/ hour and fifteen minutes away from the Massachusetts border.
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May 7th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Welcome Veann! Glad you added us to your list. Looking forward to reading your full birth story.
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