I will send in an email to The Farm and see if Pamela Hunt can send me any articles. I was so enamored with Ina May and all the 'famous' midwives there that I really didn't need much convincing to listen to them ;) I am so nervous and hesitant about ultrasounds, and if there is any chance it's not as harmful later than I would wait.
I love that you are so comfortable with the ideas of twins, that's such a beautiful thing and exactly the attitude it takes to do a uc and homebirth. I just witnessed a beautiful easy twin homebirth, so cool to take some of the fear out of it.
Are you a midwifery student?
Yes, actually :) I'm studying with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute (AAMI) www.ancientartmidwifery.com I'm just beginning with their studies, but I've apprenticed with a midwife for about 2 years too. I hold Trust Birth meetings here in Green Bay, WI ( www.trustbirth.com). I met with a local CPM here last night (group meet n greet style) and right now, I doubt that I'll be hiring her. Too many restrictions imposed by state legislation that I'm not comfortable with. I'm going to talk with her specifically about my concerns before making the final decision. I wish I could find an unlicensed midwife to work with. Even though it's not legal here to midwife without papering up, I'd be much more comfortable having a midwife attend my birth who doesn't have to transfer my care for x,y,z or consult with a CNM or OB for every little thing that comes up... who of them will advocate for a multiple home birth that doesn't go textbook? I'm guessing no one. Virtually no OBs that will back up a homebirth midwife either. I would much rather an unlicensed midwife who would help me find accurate info and then let me make my own decisions and work with me on that level. I don't think the state has ANY business governing how I give birth. I respect that this midwife is being honest and honoring her contract with the state regarding licensing, but just don't think that she'll be what I'm looking for this time around. In the weird case that there's only one baby in my belly, then we're definitely fine with a UC. We're only looking at our midwifery options in case we decide that we want an extra pair of experienced hands, though I'm pretty sure that we'll be fine either way. I have complete faith in my body to grow and birth these baby(s)!