Originally Posted by JSMa
This was a compromise with DP who isn't so... used to this natural thing?
Haha... my poor DH knows once I get my mind set on something, I'm going to do it come hell or high water, so he listened to all my reasons and decided to get onboard with it.
He's even leading the charge in some areas - ever since I mentioned I wasn't so sure about ultrasounds, and cited a few reasons, he has been the one leading the charge on avoiding them! I thought he would be all about finding out the sex, but nope... He said he wants to if we're getting the 20 week anyway, but he doesn't want to get any u/s we don't need. (The 20 week is arguable, but I think I am going to "need" it for my peace of mind.)
Aaaaanyway... I might get the blood test just to check my hCG levels, if they can tell enough from the single number to tell me I'm on track - I'll see if they can get me in with my actual OB/GYN so I can chat with him at that time as well.
Honestly, I wish HE did homebirths - he was so
awesome when I told him I'd self-de-medicated off birth control pills and was using FAM instead. He was 100% supportive and said he wished more women would listen to their bodies like I had. I really like him, AND our hospital's birth wing is entirely a birth center - labor tubs, private suites, as many people can attend as desired, etc... So it probably wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to deliver there, but it's still not my goal.
(I still need to find out their c-section rate, policy re: interventions, etc... but I figure it's at least worth looking into.)
So far I know of three midwives who serve my area - I guess I should start making a list of questions... And ick, I have to deal with the insurance company, which is NOT going to be my friend... Psh... I'll do all that later - I'm just going to sit here and have fun being pregnant for five minutes!