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November 22nd, 2010, 08:17 AM
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Hello,
I've lurked on this board forever, since the topic is close to my heart, but haven't officially introduced myself. I keep trying and trying to get more involved in my DDC, but I'm just not feeling it.

My name is Rachael and I am pg with my 3rd and last child. I had a typical hospital/epidural bad experience with my first baby, and an almost magical experience with a water birth at a free standing birth center with my 2nd. Obviously, I'm hoping for repeat of that latter birth this time.

I'm not particularly "crunchy" per se, but I feel very strongly about certain issues relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting that apparently are not mainstream. I'm the ONLY person in my ddc NOT delivering in a hospital, which I think is weird. I'm not even that 'out there' in my beliefs and yet I feel like the only person who is willing to question certain things. People are loving scheduled inductions, sections, epis, shipping their baby off to the nursery, thoughtless circs, and bottles. I can only imagine what it's going to be like when more babies come. Since I'm due right at the end of the month, I've thought about joining another ddc, but I feel like its too late...

Anyhoo, I just wanted to officially jump in here so I can vent and find some women that I can relate to.
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November 22nd, 2010, 08:32 AM
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I don't post a ton here myself, but I could have written that second paragraph myself. I just had my 3rd baby and while it wasn't a repeat of my amazing second waterbirth, it was another great experience at the birthing center.

Welcome. I look forward to getting to know you better!
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November 22nd, 2010, 08:53 AM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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Welcome! I'm Courtney, mommy to 2.5 year old Liliana (Lily) and almost 7 month old Abrielle (Abri). Lily's birth was the typical epidural hospital birth, but Abri was my NCB.
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November 22nd, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Welcome!! I'm Jennifer, and my husband and I are expecting a baby girl, Kennedy in February! We are delivering at a freestanding birth center and hoping for a waterbirth.
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November 22nd, 2010, 11:43 AM
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November 22nd, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Happy to see you stop lurking and join us! My name is Bethany and I'm the co-host here. I have three children: Kaily (8), Kelly (3) and Kate (5.5 mo). My oldest and youngest were all natural births, with my son I was induced but still pain med free.

I'm sorry you feel a little left out in your DDC. It's somewhat common unfortunately for us NCB'ers. You are more than welcome to hang out here instead!
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November 22nd, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Hello - thanks for introducing yourself
I second trying out our Jan DDC, I now there are a few NCB'ers there and even a few like myself that are birthing outside of the hospital environment

And I totally get how you feel about your thoughts on birth. I feel left out even within my own family (my mom can't understand why i wouldn't want pain meds *sigh*)
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