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uwila Thu 10-Mar-05 09:11:39

Age:35
Job: Information Manager (IT/Engineering)
Due: 29 May
Existing children: DD 2 yrs in March
Location: Middlesex/Surrey border (Greater London)
Gender of new baby: boy (to be called "Alex")
Planned birth location/hospital: Queen Charlotte and Chelsea (in Fulham/Hammersmith)
Birth preference: Elective Caesarean (had an emergency caesarean last itime and I am quite keen to avoid the emergency aspect at 3am som 30 hours after being induced)

myermay Thu 10-Mar-05 09:22:55

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northstar Thu 10-Mar-05 09:51:39

Age:37
SAHM (worked in tourism/holiday home manager)
Due 12th May (but could be induced early due to gestational diabetes)
Existing children: DS 3 in april
Location: Southern Ireland
Gender of new baby: Surprise

logic Thu 10-Mar-05 09:54:18

Age: 28
Job: SAHM / Technical Author
Location: South East England
Existing: ds (2 + 1/2)
Due: 9th May
Gender: girl apparently!
Birth location: Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot
Birth preference: hoping for a waterbirth

fashill Thu 10-Mar-05 10:30:17

Age: 25
Job: Lettings Negotiator
Due date: 27 May (1st timer!)
Location: Middlesex
Gender of new baby:Lovely little Boy!!!
Planned birth location/hospital: Hillingdon
Birth preference: As natural as poss, but that'll probably change!

Maddison Thu 10-Mar-05 10:51:42

Age: 26
Job: Housewife - was recently made redundant from job as insurance advisor
Due: 13th May (uh oh - it's a Friday!)
Existing children: DS was 4 yrs in January
Location: North East England
Gender of new baby: boy (to be named Bailey)
Planned birth location: University Hospital Of North Durham
Birth preference: natural - but with lots of pain medicine handy!

Brighteyes Thu 10-Mar-05 11:08:49

Age: 25
Job: Commercial billing consultant
Due: 15th May
Existing children: This is my first
Location: South Wales
Gender of baby: Suprise. Cerys if its a girl, Evan if its a boy.
Planned birth location: Royal Glamorgan
Birth preference: tens, gas and air, epidiural

LittleB Thu 10-Mar-05 12:47:19

Age:29
Job: Countryside Ranger
Due:17th May
Existing children: This is my first, although I do have a dp and two dogs to care for
Location: Somerset
Gender of new baby: surprise; probably Adam if boy, Megan if girl
Birth Prefernce: Natural, with gas and air.

Weezle Thu 10-Mar-05 13:23:19

Age:29
Due:6th May
Existing children: None (unless DH counts). This is my first.
Location: Somerset
Gender of new baby: girl. She will probably be Matilda.
Birth Prefernce: Natural, hopefully!

Preggars Thu 10-Mar-05 13:31:25

Age:29
Job: SAHM and Marketing Manager p/t
Due: 22 May
Existing children: Son who is 2y4m
Gender of new baby: Girl!
Birth preference: Was induced last time as waters broke and no labour, so was painful (but it is anyway isn't it!), so hoping for a more natural start, but am open to pain relief - just in case!

fisil Thu 10-Mar-05 14:09:53

Due date: 26th April
Existing children: ds (2 and a bit)
Location: SW London
Gender of new baby: boy (think)
Planned birth location/hospital: Kingston
Birth preference: get it out quickly and healthily with not much pain please!

sorry I posted these in the wrong place - porridge brain!

fisil Thu 10-Mar-05 14:11:54

oh, and

Age: 31
Job: Head of Mathematics at a secondary school (when not off sick)

maymum Thu 10-Mar-05 16:27:26

Age: 25
Work in Speech & Language Therapy
Due: 23rd May
Existing children: none that I know about!
Location: East Anglia
Gender of new baby: don't know, but I think boy, DH thinks girl
Planned birth location: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Birth preference: as natural as I can cope with, but open-minded

shhhh Thu 10-Mar-05 23:16:54

Age: 26
Work: Accounts advisor but now on Mat leave so in future will be sahm
Due: Sun 15th May
Existing children: None (Taken us 4 years to get here so hopefully the first of MANY)
Location: North West
Gender of new baby: A little girl
Planned birth location:
Birth preference: Everything and anything that's on offer. I think those of you who wish for a "natural" birth are mad.

Preggars Fri 11-Mar-05 09:47:58

Lol Shhhh. You're wise to keep your options open. It does hurt. Some are quick, some are long a complicated. You never know what you're going to get. Best advise I got before my birth (was thinking about going completely natural first time) was from a midwife in our antenatal group. She said to keep my 'options open', and that many people who came in with birth plans insisting on no pain relief didn't actually realise how painful it gets and were left quite traumatised when they weren't able to have an epidural near the end (hvaing gone beyond the point of no return). Its all completely worth it (as all Mums will tell you) but when I had my epidural after I was about 4 cm (I'd been induced) I shook for an hour out of shock from the pain of the labour, from which I was relieved to have a hour or twos relief from. I only had one dose (which wasn't explained) so also felt the full force of birth. I'm not a wimp, I'm just realistic. Wow - women are absolutely incredible that we do this. Our labours are longer than the rest of the animal kingdom though. Basically - when we took our first upright steps we the benefits of being upright in the evolutionary terms were incredible. However, our birth position is unnatural - we used to be on all fours, and not on our back. The poor little babies have to navigate an S-bend exit to come into the world. I'm not saying any of this to scare people and I know several friends that have simply popped their little ones out in a matter or hours. No stiches, no pain relief. Yes, it hurt them too, but it was all over a lot quicker and they felt it control. I am hoping that if I am not induced this too will be me. But, I'm keeping my options are open.

shhhh Fri 11-Mar-05 13:33:48

Preggers I totally agree with you!! If I shocked anyone then what I was saying is that I intend to keep my options open and to take whatever is best for easing my pain and also safe for baby (In my opinion if the hospital offers it and recommends it then it's worth for you need to consider it). At the end of the day we are all individuals with our own minds so everyones opinions will vary. At the end of the day we need to do what we feel is best.
Having had a friend go through a 3 day induction that changed into a 32 hr labour and then into an Emerg CS I am preparing myself as much as I can.

SamCattie Mon 14-Mar-05 14:03:52

Age:29
Due:29th May
Existing children: None
Location: Croydon
Gender of new baby: girl. Hopefully to be called rebecca
Birth Prefernce: As much pain relief I can get my hands on!!!!!!

flyingdog Tue 15-Mar-05 16:43:07

Age: 37
Due: 22nd May
Existing children: None
Location: South West
Gender of new baby: Girl, called Bree, Ellie or Erin
Birth Preference: Everything except epidural

Missblossom Tue 15-Mar-05 18:26:36

Age:37
Job: SAHM
Due: 16 May
Excisting children: 4 (3 girls 16,12, & 4 1 boy 11)
Location:Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Gender of new baby: Boy
Birth preference: Epidural please

Holly290505 Sun 20-Mar-05 20:09:06

Age:24
Job: Supervised Contact Worker (for families with children in care)Also full time student (Masters in Child Welfare)
Due:29th May
Existing children: None
Location: South Wales
Gender of new baby: girl to be named Ruby Annabelle
Birth preference: lots of medical issues so limited to gas and air & TENS.....

1stBump Wed 30-Mar-05 13:11:35

Age: 26
Job: PA
Exisiting children: None this is my first
Location: Buckinghamshire
Gender: Girlie - Skye
Birth Preference: Not very good with pain so prob an epidural.

claudi2 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:03:41

Age:40 (that makes me the oldest
Job:geologist/oceanographer
Due:9 May
Existing children: DD 13 & DD 12
Location:Scottish countryside near Aberdeen
Gender: another girlie I know what to expect
Birth pref: waterbirth in Hospital, if birthing pool is free

hollya Tue 19-Apr-05 22:46:07

Age: 23
Job: Manager of mobile phone store
Due: 9th May
Location: Southampton
Gender of new baby: girl (hopefully as everything is pink!!) called Alice
Planned birth location: Princess Anne in Southampton
Prefered birth: I'm keeping my options open!!

claudi2 Wed 20-Apr-05 16:38:48

hollya ... I'm excited for you ... I'm seeing the midwife tomorrow so we'll see what she says

18mumtobe Mon 25-Apr-05 15:07:21

age: 18
job: student
due: may 25th
exsisting children: none
location: southampton
gender of new baby: boy (to be called Matthew)
planned birth location: princess anne in southampton
birth preference: keeping options open, hoping for natural but with pain relief.

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