Revisiting Home Birth AgainI just wanted to update everyone regarding our meeting with Midwife #3.
I really like her! I like her experience, her attitude, her demeanor and her personality. I just generally felt extremely relaxed around her, her assistant and one of her midwife students. I am confident in her ability to handle a twin birth.
At this point we are going to move forward with a homebirth. I'll also continue with my OB care at the hospital. So basically I'll have an u/s each month followed by an OB appointment every two weeks and the midwife every two weeks.
I'm more main stream than many ladies on MDC, so for me to consider this route is sort of strange to my family. We have mentioned it to a few family members and received odd looks, a few comments, but mostly just skepticism. Most realize we are intelligent people and would not be making this decision on a whim and not be risking the lives of our babies. So I think while support isn't necessarily what we have, we don't have a great deal of resistance. I'll take it!
We have of course made sure to consider all of our options and we realize that there is not a "plan" really, just lots of plans. It will all depend on how the babies and I are doing as we reach full term. I am still unsure what to do should one or both babies be breech. I suppose time and more research will help me come to a conclusion on this. The midwife did lend us a few videos one of which is the Psalm and Zoya birth. I could not believe how easily the mother gave birth to her second baby, who was a footling breech. Amazing! It surprised me greatly as I had no idea the baby breech when I started watching the video.
So that is the update. I'm 29 weeks today and feeling great. My next OB appointment is on the 31st. And my next U/S and meeting with the midwife is Jan 6.