I'm new to the world of UC. I'm due july 8th, with my 3rd child. I've looked into homebirthing with a midwife, but finding one to assist in the Bahamas is turning out to be harder than i thought! If i can't find one by the end of January, i will start preparing for a UC.
Both my sons were born in the hospital, and while they were not traumatizing experiences, they are not the experiences i wanted, or want.
One of the main ones: No kids allowed under 15 in the OB ward. That's a tough one for me, as i want to have my children there with me. And, even though it's only an 1 night stay, i still rather not.
My questions with UC are not about the laboring, but more about the delivery, and even more the delivery of the placenta.
I'm not sure how to catch, when to stop pushing, what to do if cord is wrapped around neck, if the baby gets stuck, etc. I really do believe that the body does all that it needs to do without me, but others doubt it, which knocks me off sometimes.
Also with the placenta, what do i do while waiting? People tell me i'll bleed out if i don't get the placenta out right away. How long is to long. How do i know if the placenta is retained?
I know this seems like alot of questions! lol. So if anyone has any links or websites i can read that will help loads!
Thanks for reading!