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September 16th, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Hello. I'm not new to JM, but just recently restarted my account. I'm pregnant with baby number 4. Due around the middle of January. We found out that she's a girl, so we'll have 2 girls, 2 boys. We're very excited, and have already started getting ready for her arrival. I plan to have a natural birth in a birth center. It will be my first natural birth, and I'm extremely nervous. I'm hoping to find lots of support here, and learn as much as I possibly can. Can't wait to get to know you all.
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September 16th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Crafty Mama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
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Glad to see you've returned to JM! The ladies here are awesome. Definitely check out the stickies for info, there's lots of it there!
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September 17th, 2010, 06:13 AM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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Location: south eastern Mass
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welcome! I'm Cheryl, co-host here and mommy to Acadia and Vivian- 2 1/2 and 3 months.

What makes you decide on a natural birth this time? Is your caregiver natural friendly? What about the hospital? These are important things to find out and consider.

Check the subforum here for lots of good info, links, sites, articles.
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September 17th, 2010, 07:37 AM
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I have a midwife for the first time, and she runs the only natural birth center in town. After the births of my previous children, I wasn't happy with the experience. It was never relaxing, and my previous doctor never really cared what I wanted. After the birth of my 3rd child, my uterus turned inside out. It was believed to have happened because the doctor wasn't taking her time, and tugged on the cord. The doctor said she didn't know why it happened, but she's glad she fixed it, or I would've bled out. So, honestly, the whole process has me horrified, but I figured this time around, I would find a caregiver that was about me and what I wanted, and was in no hurry. So far, so good.
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September 19th, 2010, 08:31 AM
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Welcome back! I'm with you on natural birth and would be even more so after the inside out uterus, well, not sure how to spell eeugh.
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September 19th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Location: The Left Coast
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Hi and welcome!! I'm the other co-host of the board. My name is Bethany and I'm mommy to Kaily, Kelly and Kate. All 3 were NCB's, the last being a home birth. I am so glad you found a new providor you seem to like and hopefully will get the relaxing birth you want!
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