Then later, with learning to breastfeed I would just take my whole shirt of so I could see what the attachment was like without fluffing about with getting a shirt out of the way. It dosn't faze anyone. Except visitors!
A few nights after DS was born I was walking him too sleep out in the hall, and I could hear a woman in labor calling out 'get it out' I just smiled, so glad that wasn't me in there! Then I realsied the whole ward probably knows that I mixed up giving birth and having a crap. even more embarrasing.
Tashee, I think we are pretty lucky to have a spa being a regional town. I would think in bigger newer hospitals they would be pretty standard. I couldn't imagine labor without a spa or hot bath to float in. I think a hot shower would be okay too.
Thanks for the info
I had my first at 17 lol.
I birthed at Royal North Shore for my 2 - they only had spas in the birthing suite at the time, and you could only birth in there if you were low risk, and you had enough spots.
Our local hospital doesn't have baths. BUT I'll be using a birth pool at home. Just need to work out what to do about our hot water, as it doesn't last very long. I'm thinking lots of big pots on the stove.
Wow... this is beginning to feel more and more REAL! I'm going through the budget - should be doing uni though oops. Decided that we need to save $6k minimum for this baby - then we can pay the midwife and buy some basics.
Figure I'm assuming budget over 12 months - but really we will most likely be a bit longer as we probably aren't looking at trying til Feb/March, which is 5-6 months away. In that time I'll get 2x $1000 payments for studying, 1 x $820 payment for the schoolkids bonus, we'll have the tax return if we need it, but don't want to assume we'll use it as we have always had things come up that must be paid from it in the past. I'm hoping to save about $160 out of the budget each month... so all those little things seem to be adding up to almost $5k! So I really only have to find another $100-150 a month, which I do think we'll be able to do just by selling stuff and watching our spending.
Must say - bit of a relief now that I have the numbers worked out, I was thinking, holy moly, $6k!
Although all these years with no 'accident' is what worries me about maybe not being able to fall pregnant
Hamij, you may have said this before (and I now cant find it on my phone, our Internet is still down)but how old are your children now?
I've got a 7yo and a 5yo.
Hi all. I hope it's ok if I jump on here. My partner and I are planning on trying to conceive in early 2013. I have a 7 and a half year old son from a previous relationship, so this will be my second child and my partners first. I am excited and scared at the same time. I was 18 when I had my first and it has been a large gap. My first pregnancy was a dream and a fairly easy uneventful labour, so am a little worried that the next will be the opposite.
I feel like I have been waiting for this for so long now, the last few months seem to be agonising. Does anyone else find that the closer it gets, the harder it is to wait?
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!