Hi! I'm Wendy, first-time mom/first pregnancy and will be 38 when I deliver, EDD May 17. Right now I'm just seeing my family practice doctor, who I really like; I haven't decided yet where I want to give birth but am leaning toward a freestanding birth center with midwives, depending on where we move next month (current apartment is definitely not suited to homebirth). The doctor seems very supportive of both homebirth and birth center options.
I have a lot of mixed feelings about pregnancy itself... my body not being my own, watching my shape change, worry over the baby's health, etc... but I'm so excited to be starting a family with my husband. We'll have been married a year this month, but because he's in the immigration process, we've only spent 12 days of that time together. Yes, 12 days! But by the end of November, he should be in the US for good. I know lots of women go through pregnancy alone, and I'm glad for me it will just be the first trimester mostly, but it really isn't ideal!