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    Thanks Goldie, mustangkt. Sandra, fullofhope, TK were are totally smitten with our little man.

    Mustangkt hope you enjoy your pregnancy massage. I had three of them from 28 weeks and one the day before Finlay was born. They were really relaxing and helped with tightness I was experiencing in my lumbar and hips.

    Newmummy I hope you have your little girl in your arms real soon. You are amazing to have lasted this long, I was induced at 38w6days so I never experienced feeling heavy or being over being pregnant. I heard all these horror stories about being induced, I had the gel and drip. As this is my first labour I had nothing to compare it too but didn't find it as bad as some people described. I was hooked up to a wireless monitor for bubs heart beat and contractions which meant I could stay active and use the shower during contractions, instead of being stuck on the bed.

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    I was the same Erinjess, I could move around too but Sofia was posterior so the pain got way too much for me to handle so I got the epidural. I went from 5-10cm in 10 mins after I got it! I like to think if she was coming out properly I wouldn't have thought it was so bad but ill never know.

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    I understand what you mean, Finlay turned posterior during labour. He was left occiput anterior from 32 weeks and anterior the day before at our last ob appointment, after all my exercise and Optimal foetal positioning I can't believe he moved. I had planned on not having an epidural unless I had exhausted all other pain relief first, for me after the pethadine we didn't have time for an epidural. I feel good for having stuck to my plan of an active labour without an epidural but I can be pretty certain that I would have been close to getting one if the pethadine hadn't worked.

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    We do what we have to do to get through at the time don't we

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    Erin&Jess where did you give birth? And what did you do to position Finlay in the lead up? I'm really wanting to have a natural active birth (my DH was horrified when I said there are other birthing positions than just laying on your back & this was actually the least best option). He's so oblivious to all this! He'll be passed out on the floor after 5 mins I think!

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    Mustangkt I delivered at pindara, our midwife started speaking to us about optimum foetal positioning at 32 weeks.

    There is quiet a bit of info online available as well. Basically she said instead of slouching on the couch or in a chair, sit up leaning forward with your legs apart to open your pelvis and encourage bubs to go down and engage. My job has me sitting in a chair 12 hours a day so I spent all shift sitting forward and lots of sitting on my fit ball at home too.

    I also read a book called birth skills which had a lot of techniques for an active birth.

    Which hospital will you be going to?

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    I'm at Pindara too! I'm relieved you were able to get up and walk around. I really want an active birth and if I can help it not be confined to the bed. Are you allowed to take stuff in there (ie pregnancy balls etc)??

    I'm in an office sitting a lot too - so you should start doing all this from 32 weeks?

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    Well today is inducing day 40+13d I'm very nervous but excited at the same time just hope it doesn't take long! Can't wait to cuddle my girl!!

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    Newmummy good luck can't wait to hear your news a little later on.

    Mustangkt I asked my midwife to get the CTG machine that was cordless for me to use and the portable gas cylinder to take to the shower. I'm not sure how many they have so I would jump right onto it. The birth suite had a fit ball, birthing stool and iPod dock, I just brought a long a stress ball and some snacks but they ended up giving DP and I meals al day. You can so a maternity ward tour on a Saturday so you can have a look it only took about 10-15 mins.

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    Awesome thanks ErinJess - with asking about the cordless machines do I ask the midwife at my OB's office or contact Pindara directly??

    Good luck today Newmummy xx

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