With our third baby, we had prenatal care from 18-24 weeks. He was a UC baby, which we planned.
We thought about foregoing prenatal care with this one, but something in me said, "YOU NEED IT."
And I'm glad I decided to seek it out. Otherwise, we would probably never have known our baby has a heart defect- a three chambered heart instead of four.
What if we would have skipped prenatal care, had our unassisted birth, and never known? From what I hear, it wouldn't have been obvious at first- she might have been fine for a few hours, a day, a week... you never know. But she could have died in her sleep, she could have turned blue and we might have not reached the hospital in time. We don't know.
So, I've definitely CHANGED my opinion on prenatal care now. The technology is available- we don't need to go overboard (I generally do not do all the tests OBs recommend), but I now recommend ultrasounds for everyone!