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I don't know if you're interested in home birth, but there are lots of options in this area. Both myself and the other midwife I work with are very open and accepting of people. I have also attended births at Corvallis as a doula and am a fan of their nurse-midwives (if you're looking for a CNM).
Well, this is about earlier in pregnancy, but it shows that there was no evidence to support bedrest:   http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD003576/bed-rest-during-pregnancy-for-preventing-miscarriage
This sounds like how I felt when I had my first out-of-hospital birth:  I didn't want to deal with the risks and procedures the hospital imposed that weren't necessary for my birth. The IV, the EFM, the no-eating or drinking (it was them "letting" you have ice chips back then), the medication side effects. 
 Another option is a CPM who has graduated from a MEAC-accredited program and attained her CPM that way, not the PEP process. 
This is easy to use:   http://www.walmart.com/ip/Omron-3-Series-Blood-Pressure-Monitor/15715279   Make sure your cuff is the right size. Larger mamas may get a false high reading if you're not using a large cuff.
DONA has a statement on it:   http://www.dona.org/pdfs/PracticeTopics/Statement_Unassisted%20Birth_0410.pdf
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