I've been interested in natural family living and all that that encompasses for the last almost 8 years (Since my first daughter was born). It was very easy for us to parent and live this way with just one child. Then we decided to have a second child and for the first seven months of my second pregnancy I was looking very forward to cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, bed sharing and adding a second to our lovely homeschooling environment. But much to my shock, at 28 weeks into that pregnancy, we found out that we were in fact expecting twins!
At that point, my planned home birth was destroyed by the law and we were told by the midwives that we would be required to now be primarily cared for by an OB. Normally they would just transfer us, but because we were so far along, they decided to offer us shared care which was great. Of course when the hospital gets involved, pregnancy becomes a sickness and we were told at that point that because one of the twins was breech, it was an automatic C Section. So we asked to be hooked up with a doctor who would allow me to do this as naturally as possible meaning in a birthing room, with no intervention and NO C-section unless absolutely necessary. And, long story short, we went against hospital policy and DID IT!!! No intervention!
I can also say that (with much challenge) we managed to do all of the other natural parenting things we were hoping for too. (ie. breastfeeding, bed sharing, cloth diapering, baby wearing etc.)
Well, those twins are now almost 3 and a 1/2 so our family is comprised of a beautiful almost 8 year old daughter, an almost 3 and 1/2 year old daughter and an almost 3 and a 1/2 year old son. We're having so much fun together. And I'm very pleased to be part of this group because the ease we had with this method with just one is MUCH more challenging with our current dynamics. So I'm looking very forward to bouncing ideas off of others who may have some words of wisdom for me that don't involve time-outs, rewards and punishments.