Post # 497
@CuriousOne: I considered cord blood storage but it is so EXPENSIVE!! We are delaying clamping/cutting until the cord stops pulsing otherwise I would be all for donating it.
What about placenta encapsulation? Anyone planning on doing that?
@SamanthaLovesJames: We will be delivering at Prentice i.e. Northwestern. I tried to get into West Suburban Midwives last week ina moment of panic but they are all booked full for babies in August. 🙁
Post # 498
@baletrina, i never considered private banking of cord blood either, but wanted to donate. turns out they don’t take blood collected at birth centers. oh well. one less thing i have to worry about.
I am not doing placenta encapsulation.
you’re going to northwestern? i got my broken wrist set there, at least the one downtown.
Post # 499
@baletrina: toured hospital…did you just go or do you ask someone to walk you through? I too plan to deliver at Women’s Prentice Northwestwern Memorial.
Post # 500
you guys, this thread was started half a year ago when we were like 2 months pregnant, lol. and now our babies are due next month. and this thread is almost 500 posts anyway. how about starting a new thread? who has good questions to start off a new thread with? how about some of these:
- When are you due?
- Do you have a birth plan? If so, what’s in it?
- Have you set up a nursery or part of a room for the baby? Got pics?
- Have you bought or received most of what you need? What’s left to get or set up?
- What are you most looking forward to? Is there anything you’re dreading or worried about?
Post # 502