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08 November 2008 @ 04:09 pm
A Healthy Baby Isn’t All That Matters
By Christy Fiscer (Birthkeeper)
Published in Midwifery Today Issue 87 and Truebirth.com

There are so many details of my cesarean that I have either left unwritten, or have written in fragments in various locations. A reply back to an online thread regarding the “safety” of a cesarean; or to a mom who is being told that her baby will be too big and she needs to have her baby surgically removed. Full TextCollapse )
28 October 2008 @ 01:57 pm
Please remember to apply to the community with your due date (and your regular LJ name if you're using a pregnancy journal) to be added. If you tried to join the community and weren't approved, that's the reason!
13 October 2008 @ 07:11 pm
it's finally real. i wasn't imagining things. i am, indeed, with child! we finally got to hear the heartbeat too. so cute, and speedy (though i totally spaced and forgot to ask what the rate was...durr).

i have to go back next week because they scheduled me too early for the NT test...and the baby wasn't long enough. that's ok, it just means i get more pictures next week :-)

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Current Mood: chipperchipper
22 August 2008 @ 08:53 pm
april_2009 is a moderated community devoted to low-intervention pregnancy and natural birth for women due in or around April 2009. Joining the community is fast and easy!

First, comment here with your due date and (if you are using a baby journal) your regular LJ user name. All comments will be screened.

Next, click to join the community. You will be approved as soon as I receive your comment to this post.

Finally, be sure to read our introduction post, which links to our community rules, philosophies, and our rule agreement page (which all members must "sign").
02 August 2008 @ 09:51 am
Welcome to april_2009, a birth month community for moms due in or around the month of April.

Once you have joined the community, please post an intro. The form for the intro post can be found on our profile page.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the community rules. All members must agree to follow the community rules in order to remain in the community. You can comment acknowledging your agreement here.

This community is supportive and encouraging of natural pregnancy and birth. Others are welcome to join, regardless of their pregnancy and birth plans, but should keep the community's philosophies in mind. 042009 is another great April birth month community for women who are less focused on natural pregnancy and birth.

If you have books, movies, or websites to share with the group, please feel free to do so!

Welcome aboard! I hope you have great pregnancies!