I just found this site - due March 22ndHi, I'm Shannon - we live in Seattle, near the U. I am 37 and have a 3 year old. We just found out I am pregnant - and I'm not having any strong symptoms yet. I get occasional dizziness, some fleeting nausea (if I get hungry), lots of saliva and I'm very tired. That could also be the heat (91 degrees right now). Last time my morning sickness only took hold in Week 7 so I am not assuming this is it quite yet.
I'm in a bit of a muddle about prenatal care. Last time I arrived in Seattle from Australia 3 months pregnant. I'd not had any prenatal care and an OB was recommended, so I went there. Actually, it turned out to be a great practice - they managed to heed my wishes and avoid a medicated birth despite some risks which could have offered them the excuse for a C-section or drugs. They were also supportive of my choices not to have any prenatal tests other than a level-2 u/s. However, I know I would prefer the midwifery approach. I attend a naturopath who was a midwife and she's very on my wavelenght.
I guess I'm leaning toward the OB I know, just because it was ok... and I liked her a lot. But also because I am afraid of these abstract 'risks' of a birthing center or less monitoring. Objectively I know its not true.. but.. one of my schoolfriends died recently due to birth complications. She was in a hospital and all.. and another nearly died 2 weeks ago. Its bizarre odds, but knowing them has tapped into my own neurosis.
I guess I shall just have to see where my heart leads as I get a little more pregnant