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July 20th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Hey everybody!

For those who don't know me, I'm Que, and it looks like I'll be hanging around here a bunch more!

I have three kids and one on the way. My first two were very easy inductions (each at 42 weeks) with an OB due to pre-e and my third was a very swift and easy med-free hospital birth on my EDD with an awesome midwife. I think that birth story is in the subforum here. My EDD for my current pregnancy is 7-24 (so this Tues), so it's sort of a funny time to take over a new host position, but hey! I'm up for a challenge, lol.

A few things about me: I'm a doula, a priest's wife, and homeschool mom. I lean toward the crunchy side of things, but not super crunchy.

When it comes to my view on birth, like a lot of other doulas I know, I opt for evidence-based care. I feel like we are more than capable to birth on our own and need to have faith in our bodies and the process, but there are certain scenarios that do call for medical intervention. I am a big fan of the midwifery model of care and patient/mother/family-centered care.

I noticed during my current pregnancy that this board was sort of lagging, so I asked to host. I'll do my best to help this board become active again, but can't do it without all of YOU. Let me know if there is anything in particular that you'd like to get going on the board and I'll get the ball rolling.

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July 20th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Congrats on the pregnancy & new position as host. I have a feeling I'll be over here quite a bit since I'm pregnant w/ my 3rd!
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July 20th, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Yay! I didn't realize you were due so soon! Wow, how are you feeling? Any ideas on when this LO will make it's appearance? Are you planning a hospital birth?

"evidence-based care. I feel like we are more than capable to birth on our own and need to have faith in our bodies and the process, but there are certain scenarios that do call for medical intervention. I am a big fan of the midwifery model of care and patient/mother/family-centered care. "

I agree with the above completely!
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July 20th, 2012, 05:26 PM
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I'm feeling VERY with-child, lol. This baby feels so much bigger than my last one. I feel like he's taking over! Hoping to make it past Sunday though, because a client bought me tickets to go see Ina May, Henci, and Mayim speak this weekend (silly I know, but I really wanna go!). Anyhow, every other day has been touch and go this week. Lots of early labor stuff going on. Yesterday I had contractions 5-7 minutes (and about 1.5 mins long) apart all day long. They were pretty woosie contractions though and just enough to be a bit annoying. I didn't think it was affecting me that much, but I have certainly been wiped out all day today. Thankfully my uterus is giving me a rest and I haven't had as many contractions today. I tend to have super fast active labors, so I guess this is just the slow build up.
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July 20th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Yay! Happy to see you hosting here, Que!
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July 21st, 2012, 10:54 AM
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So am I, this board is going to be awesome with you around for support and advice.

Enjoy yourself Sunday honey!
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July 22nd, 2012, 01:32 PM
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yay! hoping this place gets moving. I was very active with my last pregnancy...
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July 23rd, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Hi! I've been really enjoying the threads lately, so I'm looking forward to the increased activity.

I hope you made it through Sunday okay with your lectures, and that you have another swift delivery this week!
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July 24th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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I have been gone for a couple of weeks since I have been so busy at work and vacation. It already seems there is a lot more going on here and I am so glad to see it!

Congrats on the new hosting gig and sending positive thoughts and vibes your way for the arrival of your LO!!
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July 25th, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Great to see this place has a host! Looking forward to getting to know you better, both here and in the August DDC
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