We are pregnant for the tenth time. We have 6 children, the losses were early in the pregnancies. This time it is TWINS!!!! So excited! Twins are common in my family, with zero complications during birth. My babies are always almost 9-10 lbs, my family usually has 7 lb twins. In Alberta Midwives are not able to care for twin pregnancies. So I am stuck with an OB, though my midwife is going to try to do shared care and be at the hospital for the birth. We plan on continuing with the prenatal care with health pros. Here is the thing though. We are 1 hour away from the hospital. My labors are fast! 2 hours max, last baby was 1 and 1/2 hours start to finish. We waited 10 mins to know for sure, had to wait 20 mins for childcare to come, 40 mins driving, pulled over to push, was moved to the ambulance one push from crowning, and he was born on the way. I am always stuck laboring in the front seat of a vehicle! It sucks, hubby wont have it again. We were told that we will need to either get induced or move into town at 30 weeks. We will not do either. Hubby wants us to avoid the hospital, he says he is sick of watching me get pushed around and told what to do. We are considering an UC at home if it starts there, or getting a room if we are in town.
None of our family and only one of our friends (who we will call to help with the kids) will be ok with this. I will not have a support system. What do we tell the dr when they ask us to move again? If they get too pushy can we just stop going?? I just want care so that we can monitor the positions of babies, and our health. With how far we are from the hospital I want as few surprises as possible.
I do not know what I am asking here. Just looking for some advice on getting ready, how to get support, and what ever else I might need. Any thoughts or words would be helpful. I know I can do this birth!