We just found out I am pregnant with our 3rd child. We are currently living in France which unfortunately has a very old-fashioned and patriarchal health system when it comes to birth. They are not supportive of HB at all.
I am considering a UC, but feel I can't consider it properly until I know whether we can get into trouble for it. I have read a couple of horror stories of UCers having their babies taken away while their suitability as parents was assessed and I find that terrifying to say the least.
In France you have to register the baby's birth within 3 (I think) days and I assume that would be difficult if there were no official witnesses to the birth?
Also I imagine I would have to go into hospital to have the cord cut and such - I think it would look a bit fishy if we just 'happened' to have the equipment and know-how to do it ourselves
So then, could they make me stay in hospital once we arrived? There is normally a mandatory 3 day stay. Ugh.
I'm sorry this is all rather waffley... I have a lot of research to do and am not sure where to start! Any advice or website suggestions would be great :)