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November 10th, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Thought I would introduce myself! My name is Rachel, and I have 1 DD, 16 months, who was born in the hospital. For this pregnancy, DH and I are planning our first home birth! I am due December 25th (yay Christmas baby!) and am getting sooo excited! I love my midwife group and feel so at peace with our decision. My last labor was 7 hrs, back labor, and ended in an epi (that didn't work- boo), so I'm hopeful for a successful drug-free homebirth this time around. Looking forward to joining you all!
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November 10th, 2011, 07:06 PM
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welcome so glad you join I'm Denise the host here. I hope your home birth goes amazing!
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November 11th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Congrats!!! and welcome

Funny story. I was suppose to be a Christmas baby but instead was born late Januray. Of course that was back when they really didn't try to calculate pregnancy.
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November 11th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Congrats on your pregnancy and your home birth. I hope that everything goes smoothly. I can't wait to hear all about it!!
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November 16th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Welcome! My first daughter's birth sounds similar to your experience with your first- hospital birth, 6.5 hour back labor with epi that didn't relieve the back labor. I went on to have an out-of-hospital natural birth at a freestanding birth center with dd#2 (easy 3.5 hour labor) and a home birth with dd#3 (easy 4 hour labor). I hope you also have an easy home birth with your baby #2.
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November 18th, 2011, 04:20 AM
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welcome! Im Bree, like you my first child was born in a hospital, i had a quick labour, 6 hours but ended up getting the epi. Our Second son was born at home, after only 3 hours of labour, it was such a different and amazing experience.
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