This is my 3rd unassisted pregnancy, and hopefully my second unassisted birth. Anyone else? :-)
Does anyone else do unassisted pregnancy care or birth?
I'm planning a family birth and will be forgoing any routine prenatal care. I do have some unique health concerns so I'll be ordering some of my own labs through a naturopath and asking the midwife I work with to help assess baby's growth. I am part of Indie Birth online and help create online classes and resources for women that are interested in taking responsibility for their own care, and the people we provide services too are mostly unassisted birthers, so I'm happy to see a little community here :)
I feel that that implies that a birth with a birth attendant is not a family birth, which is not true. The addition of a birth attendant doesn't mean the exclusion of the family!
Just curious.... why would you want to hire a midwife?
This will be my my sixth unassisted birth I have never done it any other way... yet I am intrigued when other UC birther's choose another path.
Have you had other experiences or is unassisted all you know?
I've only had UCs. I think having midwife might be fun. My pregnancies have all been uneventful and my births have been fast (1-3 hours for the last 5), but I think having someone to bounce ideas/concerns off of would be nice.
Yay, not alone. Never gone unassisted but my last was quite hands off, I caught the baby. My partner and I both want to go UC this time. I've homebirthed, without complication 3 times. Once needed some tincture for a bleed, but I will prepare for that. Now that insurance in won't cover HB it seems the only option for us. I won't do a hospital or a birth center.
Why did you choose to go unassisted that first time?
sorry I am curious....
We did not want an ultrasound and since I started getting care so late (second trimester) my midwives could not care for me. My birth center birth was a no go, I was really apprehensive about going to the hospital for birth and my husband suggested just staying home and that is what we did!