Hey mamas! My name is Alejandra and I am 30 weeks pregnant with my third baby. I have had two awesome, unmedicated, vaginal births attended by midwives and this time I am excited about doing it ourselves. I've had an unassisted and very hands off pregnancy. We've had no routine exams, checks, ultrasounds, not even doppler use (we use a fetoscope to hear the baby's heartbeat) I am an experienced doula, feel confident with this decision and trust my body fully. I wonder if there are other mamas due in March who are planning an UC? and how are you preparing for that?
Anyone planning an Unassisted Birth?
I'm 37 weeks on Friday, so while it could happen any time I am not expecting this baby until the end of the month. I have a few things I need to make and do first but I have ben putting them off for some reason. I'm really tired these days. Keeping our birth plans to ourselves has been hard this time because there are many opportunities for people to ask. When we lived on a farm, we rarely had moments like those. I don't want to have a confrontation with friends about our choices, yk?
I am pretty relaxed about the upcoming birth, but occasionally I'll catch myself freaking out a little.I just do my best to not give those feelings any air time. This is going to happen. It's how I get to meet my new baby!
It's been hard lately keeping my plans to myself since everyone keeps asking questions about my midwife, I work with a nosey bunch of people lol. I work in a hospital so I keep my mouth shut about it though. I think I can count who knows about all my uc-ness on one hand..
I'm also excited for birth and have been getting quick moments of nervousness, luckily they pass as quickly as they come so far glad to hear everything's going well for you! (I love the idea of having lived on a farm!)
lsanchez- yeah it's funny, more strangers know our birth plans than friends and family.
Selissa- good to hear. I've been seeing an OB for care and it's really hard to insulate myself from their attitudes.
I've been building up confidence recently. Even just going to OB visits increases my confidence- when I think about how little they actually do.