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Good luck! Know that water can relieve labour pain but if you get in before you are 8 cm dilated your labour will slow down or stop....
I'm in a small town an hour outside Vancouver, Canada. Our national health care plan covers midwifery, so there's no cost. Honestly I dont' know how Americans afford to reproduce! But because they are under the auspices of the medical system they are usually very pro-mainstream medicine: for example I was counselled to get the H1N1 vax with my last child even tho' it contains mercury. wtf?   There seems to be an assumption among my aquaintances that UC is 'illegal'...
thanks, good luck! seems that the mainstream attitude even among midwives here at least is very negative toward UC, resulting in code of silence and shame and secrecy...
just curious.....you say you're going to call the dr. when you are in labour, does he know that you will be at home unassisted? How did he react when you told him your plans, or have you? And what if he insists on calling an ambulance to your house or something? Curious, b/c I may be in the same position this summer!!  
I wish I could! There's only one m/w in this town and I've worked with her 2 x before and don't want to again! My last child was diagnosed failure to thrive - she and the other m/w blamed me for not producing enough milk when actually he was dying of pneumonia. Thankfully they talked (coerced, threatened, guilted) me into seeing an MD to have him checked out, but it was awful.
thanks for your reply!! great advice...now I need resources to learn how to deal with 'complications'....know of any materials that instruct on how to address these nebulous scenarios for the layperson?  Silly but I don't even know what to fear b/c my deliveries have been straightforward where the m/w only observed and supported the baby's head....really I gave them nothing to do!!  
Anyone dealt with this issue? This will be my 4th child (in July) and I really want to go for it unassisted. Husband is petrified of 'something going wrong'. My previous labours were quick and easy...8h, 4h and 2h...the last 2 at home with a midwife. Problem is, there's only 1 mw in this town and I was disappointed with her care and don't want her back! I feel I can do it...he is so afraid of the unknown - the cord getting tangled or something happening that he can't...
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