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"I have no idea what branch your husbands are in, but I can tell you that the AF won't let your husband come home unless there are complications, because that is what my husband and I are both afraid of...we are both AF and he is TDY right now coming home a few months before the due date but there is a chance he could still get deployed." -- STULTS - 4/1/2010 8:56:33 PM
"I too am going through thlast few months with the father deployed. I know there is a possibility he wont be here in time for birth. I 'm still scared, labor is frightening. I just started feeling BH contractions.. I am asking my dr every appt if my due date has moved up or anything has changed so I can let the father know. I get to talk to him daily so that helps me keep him updated. I do know that when I do go into labor to call my local red cross chapter and they will get the message to him in Iraq, but he may not get here in time even then. my mom has the list of numbers to call when i go into labor with her and my dr and red cross are the first 2 on the list. :)" -- BULLET313 - 2/26/2010 4:20:33 PM
"same story. if he is Navy i know he will be brought back for the event. they reassured me if i had any issues while hes gone that they would get him back." -- JEANIEMAK - 2/16/2010 12:03:17 AM
I'm not sure which branch of the military your husband is in, but I know in the if it's you and your husbands first born together then they will let him come home for leave to see the birth. At least that is what my husband told me." -- MITSUKAI08 - 1/22/2010 7:30:35 PM
"if you're scared of birth then don't worry, you're not the only one and, more importantly there are lots of things you can do to start feeling excited and positive about yor birth. It's vital to mentally prepare for birth, just as you would for a performance or exam. www.positive-birth.com has mp3 downloads that are easy to use, effective and affordable (including a free download) so start by listening to a few tracks from that. Classes like HypnoBirthing are great, both to learn relaxation techniques and to meet other couples. Most important of all, remember to just enjoy each day as it comes, don't take on negative info and stories and look forward to meeting your baby for the first time. How exciting! It's going to be fabulous!" -- KRISTINHAYWARD - 1/10/2010 6:50:30 PM
"I to may be faced with having my baby on my own while my husband is deployed. I'll be in a new country and am crossing my fingers that the health care there will give me the same joyful experience I've had with my previous two deliveries here in the states. Thank goodness this isn't my first baby. I'm not scared to have it alone, but my heart will break if my husband is gone during the birth of his first child. There is no experience quite like it, to see that messy little face. I can't wait.
I haven't started nesting yet, but know it's coming. I'll have to try some Yoga.
Good luck to all you mothers with deployed husbands, my prayers are with you." -- TRELLA31 - 12/29/2009 5:04:50 PM
"I, too, am expecting my second child. At the age of 40 and 16 years after my first! My husband and I are EXTREMELY excited; however, he will be on deployment serving our country and we are unsure about the reality of him being able to be here for the birth of our son. I've found myself being consumed with his safety and my sanity during his departure as I will have 3 more months to go when he deploys. As a result, I'm struggling with anxiety and the nesting phase! The comment regarding a good yoga routine is definitely a great idea that I will be researching. Many blessings to my fellow expectant moms!" -- LIVIN4CHRIST - 7/29/2009 1:20:45 PM
"I have a two year old girl and now expecting my second baby. My problem with my pregnancy is the feeling that i cant stop thinking about labor pains, of course with the first one i ended up doing c-section at the start of labour because i was very afraid. What happens is when i reach the eighth month of my pregnancy i start to have panic attacks imagining what labor would feel like, is it as bad as people say?, but deep down i know i want to expirience natural birth. Where can i obtain the courage to face natural delivery?" -- LEPONOB - 7/28/2009 10:51:14 AM
"A good yoga routine comes in handy during the Nesting phase. I got caught up in cleaning out the fridge, defrosting the freezer, washing the dishes, throwing out old food, and right near the end I just put everything down and did yoga for one hour! It really helps to bring down that nesting frenzy that builds up quickly!" -- ABDOSMOM - 11/29/2007 5:18:26 AM
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