Okay... so I am not totally sure what's going on yet, but in my state we are having issues with the midwifery laws. I was/am planning a homebirth with a mw, but she found out just a few days ago that there is a bill in our state making it illegal. (It's a big mess, so I won't go into all that now.) My point is, that she may not be comfortable attending the delivery for me. Considering that my "due date" is tomorrow, well today really (14th) I don't have a lot of time. If I do end up going UC I am totally comfortable with laboring and delivering on my own. The one part I am not totally comfortable with is the herbal/supplement/ect. part. With my last birth (with this same mw) she used different herbal/vitamin supplements for various things that I felt were very useful. I just feel that I am not at all educated enough to know what to use when... Do you use supplements in labor? Also what about a fetascope or doppler? I don't have anything like this. I am just wondering how much "stuff" you use and what you suggest. I am confident that all will go well and we will be fine... it's just so late in the game that I am feeling very unprepared. Any feed back on what I need to get would be great!!
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2/14/05 at 4:02am