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    Quote Originally Posted by pohutakawa View Post
    However I am thinking I might want to go to the family birthing centre in Perth?? Anyone know anything about this? Hospitals make me feel ill and want to faint, so I liked that this was a midwifery house but attached to a hospital in case anything went wrong...just means you cant have an epidural eek.
    I want a natural (no drugs) birth and am very tempted to get a private midwife and have a homebirth (despite the expense). I hate hospitals and don't want to have stuff i don't want forced onto me...i would consider a birth centre but would be worried they would take you up to the hospital prematurely (they have strict rules etc). I do want someone there though who will know what to look out for in case of emergency.

    Its a hard one.

    Edit: i'm also starting to think that if i'm overly anxious in a hospital environment (very likely) then that might make labour more difficult, unnescesarily.
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    Tiny tip for our utd ladies... One day you will go to put on a pair of pants or something, and it fit yesterday, but today you have no hope....... Get a hair elastic with no joins like the material ones... Thread that through button hole, through itself to create a loop and over the button then just cover with a singlet or something. It will save stress until you can get to the shop to get maternity ones or a belly belt

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    I've only been pregnant for 2 days and its already the longest pregnancy ever bored stupid with being on mid sem break; just want to get back to it... Sooner I do, sooner I'm on a proper holiday again!
    Tried to read a parenting magazine. Was boring. Bored bored bored. Wish my DP hadn't stayed an hour later at work and wasn't coming from the Gold Coast. Alright whinge over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    I've only been pregnant for 2 days and its already the longest pregnancy ever bored stupid with being on mid sem break; just want to get back to it... Sooner I do, sooner I'm on a proper holiday again!
    Tried to read a parenting magazine. Was boring. Bored bored bored. Wish my DP hadn't stayed an hour later at work and wasn't coming from the Gold Coast. Alright whinge over
    No offence but, i'd be quite happy to be pregnant and bored..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trio View Post
    Maternity bras for sure, bigger boobs was my first pregnancy symptom, I was silly and just brought regular bras in a bigger size. I just didn't like the Maternity bras a bigW. Which I had to buy in the end and have now been wearing for 20 months!
    Also maybe undie liners if they are not going to be available? I found I had alot more mucus when pregnant. also towards the end they were good in case I didn't clench my pelvic floor in time before a sneeze. I liked the slightly more absorbent ones.

    AFM, I am just back from the doctors and have the all clear thyroid wise to TTC! I asked about needing a flu shot, and he said defiantly and went to get the needle. No charge because I was potentially going to be in the high risk categorie This makes me extremely nervous, we could have a newborn this time next year!!!!! I am way to excited, nervous, petrified aaarrrhhh!!!! DS was also in a hard mood because my appointment was at his new sleep time, so DH was bit 'are you sure you want to do this all again?' I'm defiantly on a high now though! This is starting to get very real!!!!!
    So excited to hear you have been given the all clear to TTC! YIPEEEEEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Tiny tip for our utd ladies... One day you will go to put on a pair of pants or something, and it fit yesterday, but today you have no hope....... Get a hair elastic with no joins like the material ones... Thread that through button hole, through itself to create a loop and over the button then just cover with a singlet or something. It will save stress until you can get to the shop to get maternity ones or a belly belt
    LOL good tip but I have been in maternity jeans since about 8 weeks!! I couldn't stand anything tight around my belly early on so got the comfy jeans asap - I was like mmmmm where have you been all my life maternity jeans haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post
    I want a natural (no drugs) birth and am very tempted to get a private midwife and have a homebirth (despite the expense). I hate hospitals and don't want to have stuff i don't want forced onto me...i would consider a birth centre but would be worried they would take you up to the hospital prematurely (they have strict rules etc). I do want someone there though who will know what to look out for in case of emergency.

    Its a hard one.

    Edit: i'm also starting to think that if i'm overly anxious in a hospital environment (very likely) then that might make labour more difficult, unnescesarily.
    I also want a natural minimal intervention birth if possible. I am going to an ob and giving birth in a private hospital and am confident I will be given a good chance of having the birth I want. They let you have music, aromatherapy, active birth (they supply the giant bouncy balls) so as long as you stay strong and tell them what you do and don't want I think you should be fine wherever you choose to go. Just don't take any sh!t from anyone lol

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    Hey blotched

    Just from my experience, going through the midwives clinic will ensure that you can have as close to a natural birth as possible (if you do choose to birth in hospital). Midwives tend to advocate for natural births far more than private ob/gyns who are quite tied up in hospital and insurance policies. Public hospitals, and particularly the midwives who practice in them, tend to allow more 'risks' when it comes to labour and birth.

    You could also get a doula who can help you make decisions about your labour and birth while it's all going on. My midwife also suggested asking for a few minutes to discuss and make decisions with your partner and doula/midwife before the drs rush you into anything. You definately have the right to do what you feel is right. I found, in the moment, that I just had to trust the drs assesment of my labour. You will always have to reconcile something with yourself afterwards, unless you have one of those miracle births!!

    Also, I didn't like the thought of hospitals at all, but once I had to go there I kinda got used to the place and it didn't scare me nearly as much. Sometimes I had my appointment with my middy in one of the birthing rooms, so it was pretty familiar! Of course, you might have different reasons to not want to go to hospital - I was just a scaredy cat

    Which hospital would you go to if you had to?

    My main conflict at the moment - public or private... I had a great experience going through the group practice at royal north shore hospital, plus they allow water birthing and have great facilities, even if it's not like a hotel in there! But then I wouldn't mind having my own room and a dr I've had before and can trust...but I hear he likes doing c sections... Agh!! Swaying towards group practice again (when/if we get utd) and then spending money on a tropical holiday

    Hope that helps! Biggest post I've ever written I think!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessyJ View Post
    Hey blotched

    Just from my experience, going through the midwives clinic will ensure that you can have as close to a natural birth as possible (if you do choose to birth in hospital). Midwives tend to advocate for natural births far more than private ob/gyns who are quite tied up in hospital and insurance policies. Public hospitals, and particularly the midwives who practice in them, tend to allow more 'risks' when it comes to labour and birth.

    You could also get a doula who can help you make decisions about your labour and birth while it's all going on. My midwife also suggested asking for a few minutes to discuss and make decisions with your partner and doula/midwife before the drs rush you into anything. You definately have the right to do what you feel is right. I found, in the moment, that I just had to trust the drs assesment of my labour. You will always have to reconcile something with yourself afterwards, unless you have one of those miracle births!!

    Also, I didn't like the thought of hospitals at all, but once I had to go there I kinda got used to the place and it didn't scare me nearly as much. Sometimes I had my appointment with my middy in one of the birthing rooms, so it was pretty familiar! Of course, you might have different reasons to not want to go to hospital - I was just a scaredy cat

    Which hospital would you go to if you had to?

    My main conflict at the moment - public or private... I had a great experience going through the group practice at royal north shore hospital, plus they allow water birthing and have great facilities, even if it's not like a hotel in there! But then I wouldn't mind having my own room and a dr I've had before and can trust...but I hear he likes doing c sections... Agh!! Swaying towards group practice again (when/if we get utd) and then spending money on a tropical holiday

    Hope that helps! Biggest post I've ever written I think!!
    I can't decide between public or private either (if i do choose to give birth in hospital). I would go with the royal womens in melb (my mum had me and my brother there - and had four uncomplicated labour/births in hospital) but it is ages from where i live...i dont know much about the hospitals closer to where I live...

    Thanks for the big post - its useful.

    I still haven't discussed anything with my dh yet...though we have talked about the private/public thing...he agrees that having the same ob throughout would be good. I also hate staying away from home, as trivial as it sounds ...i seriously dont even like going away on holidays!

    Still plenty of time to work it out though - need to get my bfp first

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    I hope to do similar for #2. I seen my gp, a private ob as a public patient a few times, it was 100% bulk billed And public patient....I didn't see the need to go private as our local maternity ward at hospital only has single private rooms anyway.

    They don't do many births here though, mostly ante natal and post natal care...... So ill birth elsewhere and transfer back once we are given the all clear.

    That was the plan with ds'..... However, when I got to the hospital in labour, they decided I was too high risk and I was flown out to another. I was annoyed that although I was there from 4 am till after lunch when my ambo transfer arrived, I hadn't seen or heard from my ob....he is now retired, but I felt so relieved and relaxed with him.... Anywho!

    I just go with the flow... I wanted a natural, drug free birth.
    I didn't expect him to have not engaged, and to still be glaring in the never never when I went into labour! Nor did I expect that my waters would break and there to br no contractions, then irregular ones for 24 hrs! Once things started moving, I didn't anticipate him pushing on my syatic nerve each contraction... Apparently I was pushing :/ all I know is stretching out on the bed, my back arched back, on my side for each contaction felt better!

    Needless to say, I asked for gas....which worked well until id fall asleep inbetween contractions breathing it constantly...any one who has used it would understand the feeling id have when I woke up with the next contraction a few mins later... Very light headed and dizzy.... I agreed to the cintocin drip to get contractions moving as they would amp up, then die off....I ended up having an epi (which I was absolutely petrified of) so I could sleep.... Ds started going into distress about 8 hrs later so we had a csect.

    After all that, when we were arranging our transfer, we were filing out the discharge papers when they called and said they were sorry but they couldn't accept me for post natal care as another lady had gone into labour.

    Id love a vbac...I think thats my goal..... But ill go with the flow, whatever gets bub out safely! My birth plan for last time went right out the window from the onset of labour.
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