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May 9th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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I wanted to have a Lotus Birth, my midwife was all for it, but had to ask hospital staff and what not, they gave her the runaround and ended up saying that would be to much of a liability (bull skit) and that if I wanted to do that I would have to find a different hospital to deliver at.....so, we found a bedroom instead. I will be having a home Lotus Birth DH is still a bit unsure about it because I want an unassisted birth. (It would have been unassisted at the hospital too, we were going to lock ourselves in the bathroom and Opps a baby, lol.) But I know he will come around as I continue to answer his questions. His main concern was "What if something goes wrong?" I told him that the paramedics could be here in 2 and a half minutes (I have timed them in the past, lol) and once I said that, everything got a bit easier, lol. So, it looks like I'm joining the homebirth club.

Any info to give DH??
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May 9th, 2007, 06:03 AM
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there's a good sticky up top, mehl's study shows tthat hb is safer and has better outcomes than hospital..,there is really very little that can go wrong without interventions. show him tyhat and i think you'll be allright! I'm so happy for you! I kept reading your plan to hide in the bathroom, and i would think, WHY doesn't she just hb?
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May 9th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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That is so exciting for you! Congratulations! If you don't mind the question, what made you decide to do a Lotus Birth? I know what it is, but I haven't read enough about it to know the reasons behind it.
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May 9th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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I like the fact that the umbilical cord falls off faster with a Lotus birth, plus it makes for an easier transition from womb to world if they can keep the thing that has kept them alive for 9 months, it makes them calmer babies and some research even shows that lotus birthed babies end up being more calm and connected as adults as well. After reading about it, I really have no clue why the cord was ever cut, other than astetic (I know I spelled that wrong it means "looks" lol) reasons.
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May 9th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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How exciting! I know Sheila Kitzinger has a book about the safety of homebirth. (Anyone remember the title?) Also, A Thinking Woman's Guide to Better Birth has tons of info--all backed by research. I think this book is a great book for men because they seem to thrive on facts--the title is a bit unfortunate IMO.
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May 9th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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That's wonderful! I'm so excited to read your birth story
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May 9th, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for answering my question. I hope you find the resources you need!
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May 9th, 2007, 08:31 PM
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Sounds like homebirth is definitely the right plan for you! Who wants to give birth in an unfamiliar hospital bathroom? I am sure your labor and birth will be much more enjoyable and peaceful at home.

Interesting about the lotus birth - I know a few of my books mentioned it but i have never researched it any further...
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May 13th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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Jenny had a lotus (and I am soooo supremely jealous!) so she might be able to offer you some insider tips. And as far as UC goes, I had to threaten my DH with "I won't tell you when I go into labor and I'll go get a hotel room" before he understood that I was serious. I know that Laura Shanley's site has a support board for dads but it's super slow.
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May 14th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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"I won't tell you when I go into labor and I'll go get a hotel room"[/b]
LOL! I thought of that, but I know he won't MAKE me go to the hospital. He is getting excited about having an unassisted homebirth, but he won't admit it, lol. I can tell by the way he acts though.
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May 29th, 2007, 12:42 AM
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That's so awesome. My DH has always wanted a UC birth for us but I've never been okay with it. With the first two, I was scared that I knew too little and I'd end up with a "emergency" transport for something totally normal and while I really don't have any other options for a homebirth with #3, I feel like I know too much now. I believe deep down the lack of attendants for a homebirth is why I haven't gotten pregnant for over two years. I need to know I can have my homebirth and have someone there for me, no matter how much I convince myself that UC is safe (and I believe it is....I support other women who do it!!). Weird, and probably more than you wanted to know about me!!

I definitely think your UC will be a much better experience than being locked in the hospital bathroom with people outside mad at you! I'm not sure that the bathrooms even lock in L&D here!!
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