I have a couple concerns about birthing on my own without a midwife & would like suggestions from women who have experienced this themselves.
A little information on my pregnancy:
I saw an OBGYN for the first 32 weeks of my pregnancy, because my insurance paid for it, with the intention of seeing a midwife for the last 8 weeks prenatal, the birth, & the postnatal care. I have talked with the midwife from the beginning. At 32 weeks, I was informed by the midwife that she didnt feel comfortable taking over my care because the doctors office would not fax over my medical records, & this being a small town, she didnt want a bad name for "stealing patients". This just showed me a little more in depth on her personality. There are no other midwives in the area.
I immediatly began searching for other options. If there was ONE thing for sure, it was that my child is not going to be born in a hospital, unless there is an emergency. I began browsing the web, that being the largest source for imformation, & I came across Laura Shanleys sight "Bornfree", and another websight Unhindered Living. I knew that this is what I wanted to do. It was as if everything My heart felt, and everything my soul wanted, was being written out by another women. Since then, I have spent 20 + hours on the web gathering information on birth.
So here we are. I am planning an Autonumous Childbirth for the birth of my first child with the support from my husband, & critisism and discouragment from everybody else. I am 38 weeks pregnant today, so the date is nearing. I would love to talk to other women have birthed this way. and their suggestions and gentle advice.
My two main concerns are these:
One; Are you an experienced meditator? How intune with yourself were you when you had your birth?
Two; What did your emergency kit consist of?