Hi everyone. I've been reading on this board for a few weeks and I love it. The more I read, the more I want to have an unassisted birth. I am six months along, due in January with my 3rd baby. So far I have been seeing a midwife who is completely awesome but I still feel like I want to labor on my own. I just got the book Heart and Hands and will be reading that to help me learn everything I need to know. My midwife is also totally supportive of my desire to have an unassisted birth and she is willing to give me as much info as she can. She has been really great.
I have a few questions. First of all, I want to buy a fetal doppler and I'm not sure what one to buy. Does anyone have a good one to recommend? I really don't want to have to spend hundreds of dollars and I've seen a few that are reasonable (around a hundred dollars) but I'm worried they won't work. So I'd love some input on that.
Also, what are some things you couldn't have lived without at your birth? I'm trying to make a list of supplies I will need.
And my last question for now: what herbs do you recommend for pregnancy/labor/postpartum?