Originally Posted by PrairieDawn
I am not familiar with the term up/uc, could you please clarify? I am considered a high risk pregnancy because of a) my age and b) I had tubal reversal surgery not that long ago so my husband and I decided that a doppler might be a good idea; at least for us.
UP = Unassisted Pregnancy
UC = Unassisted Childbirth
Basically, this is the choice to do your own prenatal care and have a homebirth without a "professional" (midwife/doctor) on hand. Hope that helps clarify!
I'm not declining ultrasounds altogether, but hoping to keep it to just the one, around 18-20 weeks. I'm not sure about doppler use. Last time, we went with the fetoscope as often as possible. I can't even remember if we used the doppler at all before that... But then I ended up having multiple, necessary "surprise" ultrasounds anyway that pregnancy. (After a car accident at 20 weeks to make sure baby was okay, then at about 34 weeks to see if he was breech and if homebirth had to be ruled out, and finally the day before he was born at 40 weeks exactly, because he wasn't moving as much as normal and the midwife was concerned. I had the whole, long non-stress test and everything that day. Had to go to the hospital for fetal monitoring and got a taste of what that's like. Anyway, I've decided "never say never" this time around. :P)