hmmmm....i wanted to advise finding a birthcenter connected to a hospital, but that is not an option where you are right now. so, honestly, i would say do all prenatal care with the OB's at your hosptial that is 5 minutes away, making sure they know your history, checking out, and rechecking which ob to commit to and make sure they will take you and not hand you off to some nervous oncall doc who takes one look at your chart and orders immediate c-section when you walk in. (this almost happened to me with reasons much less that your history).....that said, go in close to pushing. with your previous midwife acting as your doula, she'll be able to keep an extremly good eye on you to help you time this right....OR, go in right after birth, like immeditely. (hospital is 5 minutes away, you should be able to do this)....having your pelvis looked at to figure out the SD is a good thing to look into. (not by ultrasound, but you know, that one test they can do that is pretty accurate for this, forgot what it's called
otherwise, maybe wait until you move to the next place where they may have better birthing options for you.
I do not see this as an automatic c-section signup. and legally, as you said, HB is out....that leaves planning for the best middle ground, waiting until you move, or adopting.
i also wanted to agree with a pp about seeing what you coudl do to have babe a bit earlier so they'd be a bit smaller? with a third time baby your body may be more responsive to natural induction techniques. Mackenzie was a BIG baby for your small self AND for a firstborn even without the SD AND the stalled labor after her head was born. You had a triple whammy Kati and there is so much I don't think these people on here are getting....Mackenzie would have been born still NO MATTER AT HOME OR HOSPITAL. i don't think the others are reading that in this...her death was NOT caused by being born at home. It would have happened anywhere. Kati- i told you, you rocked my world regarding HB, and then with Mac it compeltley turned my new world upside down. I have asked every health professional i have run into thru the years, about her situation and ALL Of them, ALL of them
, have echoed the exact same thing, it would have happened no matter at home or in the hospital. it was unavoidable. I just wanted to make it very very clear to everyone else reading this that your loss with Mackenzie wasn't HB related.