hi! i introduced myself ages ago, but haven't been to MDC much lately...but i am back now.
my name is Robyn, i'm going to be 26 in a week and a half, and i live in BC, Canada. my dh Mike and i have a beautiful wonderful amazing 22 month old daughter, Jasmyn.
i'm 12 weeks pregnant with #2, and could not be more excited. i had a horrible birth experience with Jasmyn--short version: went to the hospital too early, had all the interventions, stuck on my back hooked up to everything they had, epidural, all of it, and surprise, surprise, my labour stalled at 3 cm, and i ended up with a c-section. luckily, i did manage to preserve our breastfeeding relationship after all of this, and we are still going strong.
i am going with a wonderful midwife this time, and plan to have an all-natural VBAC. unfortunately, it will still be in-hospital, as i have some pregnancy-related health problems that prevent me from homebirthing (though my midwife is going to do some checking around just to make sure for me.) with Jasmyn, at around 9 weeks, i had a DVT (big blood clot) in my leg, and had to go on anticoagulants for the remainder of the pregnancy. i am on them again this pregnancy, just as a preventive measure. but due to the fact that i'm on this medication, it is possible to have bleeding problems, so i think i have to be in the hospital. but i am much more informed and confident this time, and i can't wait to have a great birth!