Looks like there's lots of knitting mamas on this board, I just got some nice soft yarn last month to knit a friend of mine a soaker and I never got around to it, so now I guess I have an excuse to knit one for myself!
I'll answer the question of the week since I'm in Canada and health care is a little different here. I'm seeing my family Dr. through the whole pregnancy, and he'll probably be there for my birth at the hospital, he was there for my first dd. He's really a great guy, very young and very laid back. I actually teach his daughter suzuki violin as well! I wasn't planning on having an appointment until after the first trimester, but since I'm not 100% this is real yet, I'm going to see him next week.
In Canada, everything is covered by the provincial health care, except for a private room at the hospital, which is 34$ a night unless you have supplemental insurance. I would LOVE to birth at home with a midwife, but it costs around $3000 and there's only one midwife in our area. I'd rather not go into debt and just use my Dr. who I like, even though my birth may not be quite as wonderful as it could be at home.
I'm secretly hoping my labour and delivery go as fast as my first one and that I'll be able to have an "unplanned" UC! A really good friend of mine who lives down the street just had a UC last week, but my husband is not too sure he wants to take that route. But who's to say I won't just have my nice quiet solo birth late one night in the bathroom, and then call him in to see our little one!
Wouldn't that be awesome!