I'm now 5 weeks pregnant! This is my Fifth Child and I'm so grateful to be a part of this board.
I need connection right now.
I look forward to connecting with many of you.
Thank You, I'm very exited, blissed out even.
My oldest DS is 14, hospital birth
My second DD is 9, planned birth center with CNM but I put off going to until I was in transition. She was born in the car in the parking lot. I really just wanted to be at home. At the time midwives were not legally allowed to attend a homebirth.
My third DD is 7, planned UC, everything went beautifully, except I did tear and went to hospital for stitches, as homebirth was still illegal, this way I could make it look like an accident. They stitched me up and let me go.
My fourth DD is 4, I had two midwives, mostly because I was living with one, a good friend, and she was still fairly new so her friend came and helped. I have mixed feelings about it. It wasn't planned out real well but I'm happy with the birth because I was able to stay at home for stitches AGAIN. She was born in the caul and it was very magical.
I'm planning a UC with this one and want to have a midwife come stitch me afterward. My friend and neighbor is a midwife so I'm going to ask her later on. I do not plan on getting prenatal care but I might just get some because I know so many midwives.
BTW, I believe all the tearing is a result from being cut the first time.
I'm also a Doula.