Here's my birth background: one 20 minute hospital birth, 1 long complication-free unhindered birth (eta at home) under guardianship of an excellent midwife who was much loved by my family but is no longer serving the area, and now this new adventure in birthing.
I am 19 wks along with my third baby, so far we've UPd, and I feel really content and comfortable with that. BUT I just feel my instincts telling me to create a record of prenatal care to stave off any questions of "medical negligence" as a CYA type thing. Plus, I've thought about it, and tho we had no u/s w ds and all was well, I think I'd like a u/s just to be sure of no congenital issues before we head into birth.
How do you approach prenatal care and after care, explaining the birth to your mw, etc if you have had or are thinking about uc?
I feel really strongly that I am not leaving my home to birth this baby! Unless my instincts tells me to do so. I have a hospital phobia and the mws covered by our state insurance only do hosp deliveries. So I'm pretty much setting up prenatal care with the full intent of not birthing with these ladies, tho they are a fine bunch of midwives. Other reasons besides$ for sure, just feel really happy and healthy in my pregnant body and trust the birth process and want to be in my cocoon with no strangers or authority figures.
Sorry for rambling! Just kinda musing through this next stage in expecting my little one and would appreciate positive feedback.
Edited by craft_media_hero - 8/14/12 at 1:10pm