Originally Posted by thefountainhead
Hi, everyone! I'm new and just beginning to really read a lot of these threads but wanted to introduce myself. I'm pregnant with my second and I have been finding, lately, that I can't get the idea of UC out of my head. I had kind of a botched home birth experience with my first. I was so stressed with the midwives there and I found that all I wanted was to be alone. I ended up in the hospital and thy wouldn't let us leave for a few days and I just remember it being a miserable and unecessary experience.
I feel so much more prepared this time, but the one question I keep asking myself is whether I have the " right motivations" if that makes any sense. Since this is uncharted territory for me, I'd love to hear how you came to the decision to have UC.
Thanks so much, mommas!
So, your motivation for UC is your experience of wanting to be alone during labor and birth? Sounds like a fine motivation to me!
How far are you along? Do you have plenty of time to prepare?
I felt similar when I was pregnant with my second. My midwife combined her own alternative attitude during pregnancy (zen, yoga) with what she learned in hospital (shout at clients, cut episiotomies without asking for consent) during birth. Her actions were unexpected and dangerous (after one push, she threw herself onto my abdomen to launch my daughter out, among others). I had been reading about UC since my first pregnancy, and when I got pregnant again I thought, "Yes, I can do this!"