I'm new to the boards and wanted to introduce myself. I am 13 weeks pregnant and we're UP/UC. I am currently 9 months postpartum from an "unnecesarean"..it was my second homebirth and it was a nightmare due to the CNM I was working with. I was a surrogate mama and wound up transferring to the hospital after my idiot midwife ruptured membranes without my consent. I had a posterior baby. I had an OP baby (of the same length and weight ) in 2004 vaginally at home. There's no reason this baby couldn't have been born at home. Surrobaby's heart rate seemingly tanked after I was given fentanyl and an epidural. It was a crash cesarean but her heartbeat picked up literally right before they cut me open. At that point I just wanted the nightmare birth to end so they talked me into continuing.
So I'm UP right now, working through some fears- most of which are confrontational (ie; how hospital staff would treat me if I transferred, what if I have a complication later in pregnancy and how would I be treated if I sought out care, etc). I'm not very concerned about rupture, i am aware the risk is small. I will be 16 months post-op when this baby is born. In CO you have to be at least 18 months postop in order to have a CPM attend your birth. And I refuse to birth in a hospital unless absolutely necessary. So...here we are! And I LOVE being UP! I hate driving and scheduling appointments. I hate being poked and prodded and questioned and recorded. I'm being somewhat clinical with myself so I can have a running record of this pregnancy just because I want some sort of reference. I do my own Bp, urinalysis, etc.
anyway- we're pumped and a lot of people don't know we're UP/UC. just that we're homebirthing again. I'm due the second week of march