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Hello New Birth Junkie here! [Aug. 4th, 2004|12:43 pm]
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[trisnyders03]
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Hi, I am a 26 year old mom of 3 blessings! I am a doula, but im trying to get my certification through DONA by December or January. I have everything done except my classes. I have been interested in birth since I was 10. I always wanted to have that experience, but unfortunately I had to have sections because of these huge cysts I would get on my ovaries. My last baby was born 4 weeks early (i went into labor)and i know I could have gotten her out! She was 8 lbs even and perfect. However, i did lose my left ovary. I want four children, but I dont know if that is possible. With the fourth, if I do conceive, I am striving once again towards a home water birth. I just hope I can do that, but if I can't, I am so grateful for the three blessings that I have the pleasure of being mama to! I always wanted to be a midwife, and I do know everything about birthing a baby, but I never did go to school for it. I am a nurse, but that has nothing to do with it LOL. i worked in an OB office for a year and then I had my children. I am a SAHM, I do own a tiny jewelry business and I homeschool my children. I dont know anything about this, but is there such a thing as a lay midwife? Im sure I could birth a baby, but I dont want to do anything illegal. Im always hoping that one of my friends would have a baby and go into labor while i was there LOL! I know i could do it, its what i live and breathe for. I have to admit, im a little obsessed about births, once a friend of mine told me she was having her baby i ran over there as soon as i could, but she had already gone to the hospital and in NY they wouldnt let me in. Now im in VT and its different here with the hospital laws. I feel like if I dont have another baby or a friend doesnt have one soon im going to burst LOL! For the past 6 years, ive been having babies and breastfeeding, usually its every 2 years i have a baby. I want that now, but I dont know if that is possible. I look forward to sharing birth stories!

Barbara
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[User Picture]From: yogachic
2005-08-13 07:45 am (UTC)
I joined this group not too long ago, and I realize that this post is a year old, but I thought I'd respond.

There is such a thing as a lay midwife. They are quietly everywhere. Some states allow them, others prosecute them. Check with www.mana.com (I think, or maybe .org??) and check out their state-by-state info about the legal status of midwives.
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From: trisnyders03
2005-08-13 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :) Turns out, after that post i found out i was pregnant! I am 27 weeks now and very happy. I have a mw who is quietly going to assist me with my home water birth. This is my 4th child, and hopefully my first vaginaly delivery!

Barbara
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