I planned a home water birth last time but didn't get it as there were not midwives available to come out so I chickened out and went to hospital. Didn't have any intervention/pain relief etc though.
Planning home water birth again this time and hopefully I'll be a lot more confident in my own ability to birth the baby without a midwife reassuring me everything is fine (though I will call them and hope that they send someone anyway).
I'm going to have an ultrasound at 12 weeks for the nuchal scan. May not bother with the 20 week one. Those of you who are planning on 20 week scans, what are your reasons for this? Maybe I'm missing something...
Don't know about the doppler.. hmm I'll have to find out and make a decision.
Booked with my midwife this week (at 9 weeks) but just really had a chat and did her paperwork.
I'm interested that some of you say you'd like to have the other children at the birth - I had not thought of this.. my son will be 2.5 years and I was assuming my mum would look after him, but do you recommend letting him be at the birth? I'm still nursing him so he'll probably want to feed at some time (or often!) - do you think this is likely to stall my labour?
Thanks everyone, it's great to see you all on here!