I found this website randomly and don't know if its intended more for people who have hbs, ucs or the use of a midwife, but I will be sticking with a hospital birth as I really like my OB and the hospital is practically across the street. I do plan on trying to have this baby naturally and am pretty confident that I can do that! I hope its ok to belong to this forum with that being my decision, but I think that it is (this forum seems very welcoming to all). I'm just excited to have a bunch of online pregnant friends who I can share this experience with (actually this website has been completely distracting me from my work since last week - oops!!).
I'm Melanie, 29 years old and recently moved home to British Columbia after an adventure of grad school in Oregon for my husband for two years. I swore I would not get pregnant until safely back in BC with awesome maternity leave and midwifery coverage...though I wasn't planning on cutting things this close! I'm due April 10th and still processing a little.
I work as a public health nurse for 0-5 year olds, and my husband just got a new job on Friday (so glad we found out about the job first and pregnancy second!) as a creative writing professor. He's also a freelance writer and currently a stay-at-home dad to our 2 1/2 year old daughter.
I'm still breastfeeding my daughter, though suspect she will wean during the pregnancy. I'm planning another homebirth, and just called and booked my first prenatal appointment with a midwife for September (with the recent move and new job I'm in a waiting period/paper trail for medical stuff right now).
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you, and to sharing a due date club with *Amy* again :