hi everyone, my third baby is due on june 12th and im planning my sort of second unassisted birth.
first born with gas and air, hospital waterbirth blissful birth but i wanted to improve on things when i had my second four years later. our plan was to "just not call the midwife" until afterwards and feign innocence well my labour was only 2 hours long anyway, and i was pushing for 20 minutes. we didn't really want to but felt we should probably phone her as we didn't have anything to cut and clamp the cord with, and thats when it all went wrong. my OH phoned to say baby is here but we need you to cut the cord, midwife arrived and immediately decided i had lost too much blood and baby was "making funny noises" therefore must be cold, plus she hadn't brought anything to cut the cord (!!!!). next thing i knew paramedics were here bundling me into the ambulance and rushing me to the hospital i can see from the front of my house (again !!!!!)i could have walked there faster. after the most horrendous treatment i have ever known me and my OH kindly told them if they did not let us out of the ward he will phone the solicitor, someone put a discharge form under my nose and off we went home. they carried on moaning afterwards too but once social services heard the full story and agreed there was no threat to my kids', they soon backed off. turned out the hospital had reported us.
anyway this time round i'm planning to get to about 30 weeks and officially discharge myself from their care, though i'm worried incase they try anything again the last thing i want is to be stressed near to the birth, do you think 8 weeks is long enough to get any legal crap out of the way should it arise? or should i leave it to the last minute to sign the discharge papers?
sorry this is so long winded, but trust me it's still the short version! lol