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December 2013 - waddling slowly onwards

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LadyMedea Mon 30-Sep-13 19:26:36

Our new thread!

WhisperMen Wed 23-Oct-13 18:30:32

do you knit two at a time on the same needle nom? I found it much quicker to do it that way. Just make another little ball from the yarn you are using and away you go.

oh mean that doesn't sound like fun. You are moving forward now though and the bad times are behind you. Just concentrate on your little family now. Hope you feel better soon.

Stom91 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:52:18

Aww meansbumby these things are meant to try us and it obviously means your relationship is strong! Hang in there.
Totally of subject but watching holly oaks and she's giving birth to twins. She said she didn't expect to be early (don't twins usually end up early) and she wanted a water birth (would they let you have one with twins?) I don't know it just made me laugh at how fake it was lol.

Hope al those that are poorly are feeling better. I'm making cottage pie for dinner smile

It's just hit me that me and dp could be parents in 8 weeks!!! OMG!!

clare8allthepies Wed 23-Oct-13 19:25:46

Thanks for all the kind thoughts thanks

DD had a nice long nap this afternoon and after she woke up I let her have a couple of crackers, she's now had about 6 in total and touch wood no more puking since, I think if she can get through the night she'll be on the mend. Got the midwife tomorrow so she'll have to come along too, that could be fun!

Sorry to hear about your troubles meandbumpy does sound like you have a lovely DP though

PS, first time I read your name I misread it as mean and bumpy and now that's always how I read it, sorry! blush

LadyMedea Wed 23-Oct-13 19:48:37

meandbumpy that reminds me of what was happening Xmas 2011 in our lives, every now and then it still pops up and makes me sad. DH had moved into the spare room and asked for a separation in early January. He had been behaving appallingly for nearly a year but I knew that he was depressed and wasn't himself... Unfortunately before he saw the light he managed to have a brief affair... No idea how I got through that but since he's had therapy and dealt with his issues he's a changed man. We are so happy as a couple now I'm glad I hung on for grim death.

mumoftwoboysS Wed 23-Oct-13 20:53:35

I can't find out who talked about that birth on Hollyoaks but it reminded me of a scene in Under The Dome (stephen king book made into a series on tv) anyway, this lady is giving birth and the doctor says the cord is around her neck but the doc is incapaciated (long story) so someone else has to step in and save the day- he cuts the cord whilst it's wrapped around the baby's neck when only the head has been delivered. I'd never heard of this and thought it was bullshit (also laughed at how the doc kept saying 'push' push'! all the time and not waiting for a contraction) anyway I googled it and apparently it does happen on rare occasions, then I came across an article all about how, like many interventions, it's known to cause more harm than good. So, for those of you who are interested here's a link to a birth story of someone who went through it. She campaigns for more awareness now and to educate people/midwives that the cord should not be tampered with.

If you're looking for a natural birth with as little intervention as possible then you'll want to read this. I have, with both previous births, asked for the cord to be left until it stops pulsating to make sure all the blood from the placenta goes into the baby (second time round it was perfect as I was waiting outside the hospital with baby in my arms, cord still attached, so there was plenty of time for that!) This lady also goes on to say how her son has now been diagnosed with Autism and although there are no studies/scientific evidence to link premature cord clamping (and thus lack of blood/oxygen to the brain) with Autism or other developmental disorders, it's an interesting one to think about.

I'm certainly going to talk to my midwife about it...

Stom91 Wed 23-Oct-13 21:07:09

Mum I saw that on under the dome and thought it was abit weird. Also if my mw is like the one on hollyoaks I'll go mad. She went to go for a pee while the lady was crowning! Lol

meandbumpy Wed 23-Oct-13 21:29:57

Thank you everyone for all your kind words, it's lovely to have you all to talk to while I'm stuck on my own in the week, you're all so nice. We are much better now and probably stronger for all we went through, just bad timing I suppose but hit me like a tonne of bricks when it all kicked off. Had a cry earlier and that helped a lot.

LadyMedea you must be a very strong person and a strong couple to get through all of that and come out the other side. It's really admirable that you stuck by your dh and that he managed to work through his issues. Depression can be such a horrid illness for everyone involved.

Claire that's hilarious, do you imagine me as a mean woman covered in worts!?! It does worry me that my name shortens to mean too, i didn't think about that when choosing it. Should have been a tad more inventive i think grin

meandbumpy Wed 23-Oct-13 21:36:33

mum that's really interesting about leaving the cord attached for longer. How long does it usually take for the placenta to stop, is it a matter of minutes or longer?

NomDeClavier Wed 23-Oct-13 21:41:59

I also had delayed cord clamping with DS and will be asking for it this time too. Definitely worth thinking about.

As for twins being late and a water birth - the twins born the same day as DS were a water birth at 39+5 which isn't really early for any baby so not necessarily unrealistic!!! He by himself was heavier than the two of them together though!

whisper I'm doing them in the round because I flipping hate sewing up.

thedizzy1 Wed 23-Oct-13 22:14:42

Hello everyone. .. would you believe that I've read all of the thread thus far, I feel like I know you all!! Im only just 30 weeks but due to have a c-section at 37 weeks- it's looking like it'll be the week before Christmas now- bit of a stress as we already have a ds of 9, and a dd of 18 months...
Apart from ligament and muscle pain, and fairly constant headaches I seem to be surviving this pregnancy relatively unscathed- a huge relief as it's a high-risk one.
I hope everyone feeling terrible gets some good rest, and that yiu don't mind me crashing the paery so lare inthe day!!

LadyMedea Wed 23-Oct-13 22:29:34

It's that time again to start a new thread as we are nearly out of room.

I reckon delayed cord clamping is on the verge of making it into the NICE guidelines as there is so much evidence for its benefits.

I was also screaming at that episode of Under the Dome saying 'leave the cord intact, that what's keeping the baby alive!'. Unless the cord is compromised in some way or there is a placental haemorrhage you are always better leaving the baby attached to the life support system it's been using for 9 months.

clare8allthepies Wed 23-Oct-13 23:00:56

meanbumpy no warts, just a grumpy pregnant woman like me grin

ringaringarosy Thu 24-Oct-13 10:27:40

i had delayed cord clamping with all of mine,apparently it will be part of the the guidlines in the next 2 years,its one third of the babys blood!

I have decided i am having a placenta smoothie after the birth!Have spoken to doula and midwife about it,apparently it tastes just like a normal smoothie as they only use a thumb sized piece of placenta.Midwife says she think its a good idea as my iron levels are just borderline so it will be good for after the birth.

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