Jenrose here, Mom to K, my 11-y-o dd, and married to dh since 4/26/03.
We started ttc in March, got pg in April, m/c'd in May, got pg again in June (less than 3 weeks after m/c) and I'm now 8+ weeks pg and due early March.
dd's birth was a relatively uncomplicated unmedicated unnatural hospital birth. Despite a clotting disorder, asthma and sleep apnea, I'm bucking the system and doing this at home--no one has yet offered a remotely persuasive argument for why my risk factors affect the birth process--by most doc's reasoning, if they wanted to hospitalize me for birth, they'd really have to hospitalize me for the whole damn pregnancy. Anyway, since dd basically flew out once she got turned in the right direction, I'm trying to eat right, etc. and will use OFP later in pg to help point the next kiddo in the right direction, and I see my midwife if and when I feel like it. I won't decide if I'm going to call her for the birth or not until I'm in labor, and she's been amazingly wonderfully cool about it.
My background: after dd's birth I trained first as a childbirth educator, then as a doula, then got a job with a midwifery magazine, got fed up with going to hospital births and decided that since I was having serious difficulty restraining my homicidal urges where nurses were concerned (I was about to strangle the next one who told a woman to tuck her head down, hold her breath and push while counting to ten) I quit attending births a doula.
I quit my graphic design job after the miscarriage and am now working on designing maternity and nursing clothes, and baby gear. Not doing the home business thing--my family would kill me--but will be working with established companies on things like really comfortable under-belly maternity underwear that fit women my size and bigger, and a diaper bag that doesn't push a baby sling off your shoulder.
Baby slings are my pet project--I spend a lot of time over at thebabywearer and such.
Dh is an attorney. dd is a wunderkind just entering puberty. She plays the violin beautifully and is at that amazing age where she's old enough to be really competent and helpful and not so old that she's grown a bad attitude. We're trying to stave off the whole aliens-coming-to-suck-her-brains-out business, but it's not easy!