Hi all! I could use some encouragement from other moms who have been there. I'm 37.5 weeks and preparing for a homebirth with a lovely bunch of midwives. I'm glad I found them as I moved to England from the States near the end of my first trimester and they've been wonderful. But this week I'm starting to feel a little down and more than a little nervous. I tested positive for Group B strep and the baby is solidly posterior and has been for some time. We plan to treat the Group B with hibiclens (they can't administer IV antibiotics and I'm allergic to most of the common ones anyway) and transfer to the hospital if I break a fever or if I go 18+ hours with broken waters, but the posterior positioning of the baby has me freaked out that I'll go too long, and...blech.
I'm driving myself CRAZY with "What if..."s. My first birth two and a half years ago was a pretty typical American hospital experience with all the interventions, etc. but at least she was correctly positioned, I was negative for strep, and it was only five hours from the first contraction to the last push. So do any of you have any happy words for me? I feel like getting my head right is going to do so much more for my anxiety than all the positioning and stocking up on hibiclens in the world. :)