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I am going to have to find a supportive doctor.  I was thinking perhaps a family practitioner would be better, because that way they could do a newborn checkup as well as prenatal care -- plus maybe be a little mellower about things.  That's what other friends have said about family practice vs. ob/gyn.  But, since I live in a small town, I'm not sure what I can find.  I'll have to look around.  I only wish there were someone I knew in the area who had done this before,...
Hi, I'm new here.  I just found out last week that we are expecting our second child.  Our first's hospital birth was AWFUL and I was resolved never to do it again.  I had found a midwife and everything, but it turns out there's basically no way we can afford that.  So I'm seriously considering doing this all by myself.  Over the course of a week I've gone from "how does anyone do that?" to "am I really considering this?"   My question is, where do I start?  What...
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