I saw the homebirth thread and was inspired!
Anyone here planning on having an natural, unmedicated hospital birth? Or birthing center birth? I ended up with pitocin with my DS, but other than that, had a fantastic birth experience with the MWs at my OB office.
I'm looking forward to having an intervention-free birth this time, and am open to others experiences with how they got the experience they wanted.
I already got through 1 hurdle - We had a dating sonogram to confirm pregnancy today, and the baby was a week behind the due date based on my last missed period today. I asked the midwife to use the date based on the ultrasound (which I think more closely reflects my acutal due date based on my longer than average cycle), pointing out that I know people start getting antsy for induction at 41 weeks. Which would actually be 40 weeks assuming the ultrasound is right.
She said, "No problem, I'll put that date down."
So, I was very glad I opened my mouth. Last time, I had a fantastic experience, but I also got a little *lucky* that the midwife who actually delivered my son had NUCBs herself and was a big Ina May fan. I'm excited to start this journey from the beginning and learn from my previous experiences to make better choices.
So, if you are going the hospital/birthing center route, hopefully it's by choice. Please share your experiences (excitements/frustrations). For other BTDT moms, what did you change the second time around?