I know most people hated it, but one thing I found reassuring in the hospital was being able to hear the baby's heart beat on the monitor, it is the main reason I waited so long before asking for the Csect. (with the pitocin I didn't have the option of moving around anyway) We considered hiring a doula that could also check heart tones, but really can't afford it with having to pay out of pocket for part of the homebirth. When dh and I talked about it the main reason I wanted her was just to listen to the baby periodically so that I would feel safe (very important to me since we are having an HBAC and I don't want fear to stall my labor). He suggested just renting a doppler and checking ourselves. I have never used one before, is it easy, or would it be more trouble than it is worth, tell me your thought please.
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11/30/05 at 6:24pm