Planning UC in Lismore, NSWHi, I'm new to MDC and newly trying to conceive. I've had 2 hospital births, one with considerable intervention, one without. Both of them now seem quite violent births, both for my children and for myself. I had what seemed like the strange idea this time that I'd like to give birth by myself, without anyone interfering, and without the horrible hospital environment. I thought I'd finally slipped off the deep end of 'extreme'. And then I discovered a few days ago that other people have, and are continuing to, birth their children this way. This site has been a blessing, and I feel more sure of my instincts every day. I'm so excited to think of just following my body and my self and birthing my child-to-be in privacy and peace. I'd love to be in contact with other women making this choice for themselves and their babies. I'd also love to be involved in the creation/support of any group/forum to provide information and support for women considering UC in Australia.
Have to say, I'm curious/apprehensive about the documentation thing too. It would be good to have a clearer picture of how the relevant 'authorities' will deal with the situation, but I suppose that will become clearer over time, as UC inevitably becomes more common. (Having said that, it must happen in remote locations throughout Australia all the time).
Anyway, nice to be here, even though I'm not preg yet. It feels like an important part of this conception to me, knowing that this child will be born naturally, and unschooled.
If all I do in this lifetime is learn how to mother naturally, then I have done enough, for me, and for the collective I am a part of.