Hi! I'm currently pregnant with my 5th child. With my previous pregnancies, I had all natural hospital births with a midwife and pretty standard prenatal care with the monthly check-ups. With this pregnancy I decided I want to do a homebirth and met with a different midwife that does homebirths at 8 weeks pregnant. It was really not a good fit and I have decided to do a UP/UC this time around. However, she did send me to an imaging center 3 days after my appointment with her for a "dating" u/s so I did see my little peanut's heartbeat and confirmed my due date. Even though I wasn't going to be using her, I did still want the u/s.
So that brings me to now. I've decided that the u/s I had at 9 weeks was the last intervention I'll have for this pregnancy. I really just want to trust my body and God and let this pregnancy proceed as naturally as possible. I find that I worry so much though! I'm just so used to hear the heartbeat every month and the MW telling me everything is ok. I've been pregnant enough times that I know how to measure my own uterus. I'm now at 12 weeks and I can now feel it just where it should be. So I know my baby is growing. I will love when I start feeling him or her kick. That reassurance will be so wonderful.
So how did you let go of the "normal" prenatal care state of mind? Any tips for an unassisted pregnancy? did you rent/buy a home doppler? thank you!!
Happy mama to
7 yo girl
5 yo boy
4 yo boy
2 yo girl &
12 weeks pregnant!