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April 17th, 2013, 02:57 PM
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For my attempted homebirth I was most comfortable kneeling over the birth ball or lying on my left side because it was so long and I was exhausted. We tried the birth stool, squats, laboring in the tub, rocking chair, leaning over furniture, you name it. I spent the majority of the second day in bed on my side because it gave me a break between ctx and I desperately needed the rest. This time I hope to spend as much of early labor nas I can just napping, lounging in the tub, etc instead of jumping the gun and burning out too quickly. I hope to conserve my energy and actually make it to active labor before going to the hospital. I'm also hoping to keep it as intervention-free as possible to I can move around more. By the time I transferred to the hospital last time I was just completely spent and asked for an epidural, so I spent the entire time in bed and didn't get past 6cm.

Eliza Rose, born 6/9/10
...and getting a little brother for her birthday! Baby Henry Wilder, due 6/7/13

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