Just wondering if anyone else here is planning on birthing unassisted...
I did the last two times, with only my husband here. My first three were homebirths, and the labors were 7, 6 and 1 1/2 hours, so I figured a midwife wouldn't even make it with my 4th. But, or course, my 4th baby was a 40 hour labor (he was 10 pounds 12 ounces), my contractions weren't very strong and it was all just really slow, but fine. My 5th was my only waterbirth, and just a 3 hour labor; it was awesome.
I figure we'll just do like last time, play it by ear and see how things are going. I go to a couple of visits with our family practice doctor; she attends births at the local little hospital which is very friendly and a great place if you need a hospital. I have some midwife friends who will help me if I need counsel or support.
I'm excited for prenatal yoga- that's my prenatal care : ) The teacher is so wonderful.