Hi everyone, first time poster in this forum.
I'm 38 weeks today with my first and have been planning a homebirth with midwives. Everything has been fine with my pregnancy except that I have gained a lot of weight (though 1 hr glucose test and all my labs have been normal). I've also had some pain in my pelvis due to relaxin making everything stretch.
Anyway, my midwives emailed me today saying that their backup physician saw that I had gained more than 50 lbs and he considers me 'high risk,' which the midwives were surprised by, as my pelvis is good, baby is in good position, I'm tall, etc. But the law states I need to have an ultrasound to check, yet I read that late-term ultrasounds are often incorrect and cause unneeded c-sections.
I really don't want a c-section or even to go to the hospital (I just don't like doctors in general, espcially for something that should be natural). I also know a women who was using my midwives; she transferred b/c labor stalled and she had this backup doctor, and she found him very rude and inconsiderate of her birthplan. I don't even want to get this ultrasound but I have a feeling that if I want to stay with my midwives I have to.
My husband has always wanted to do UC, and though I never really considered it (b/c we have midwives), now I am. My question is if you all think this is a great enough risk to not have a UC? I have an appt with one of the midwives tomorrow so I guess I'll see what my options are then.