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Ah, I see what you're saying. Yeah, the insurance thing was an issue for me too which was why I hired the midwife as a monatrice and not for a homebirth (that and the fact that due to the situation, I would have had to travel from WI to IA for the birth and rent a hotel room which I did not feel comfortable with).   Definitely make sure that the hospital is aware of the blood pressure thing and see if you can talk to an anesthesiologist about the needle thing (I...
So how far along are you currently? I would be quite concerned about trying to give birth in a country that is not plus sized friendly. Been there, done that, came back to the US from South Korea last May at 30 weeks to have my little darling (firstborn was a cesarean, older daughter was 9 lbs, 7 oz). The concerns with being in a country like that are rather numerous including lack of a blood pressure cuff that is large enough (therefore causing your blood pressure to...
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