So, I am in a situation where I need to be prepared for an unassisted birth because of where I live and the fact that my last birth was very fast. My doc has just "dropped" me, and I have been told to find someone closer to me (although she was the ONLY doctor I interviewed that I was even remotely comfortable with). I live 30 minutes outside of a major city, and around 50 minutes from the closest delivering hospital. We have an ER in our town, but they don't do the baby thing. So the doc I have been seeing said, don't bother driving, just call an ambulance once I feel I am in labour.
Having just been dropped, and being told to not bother trying to get to a hospital myself, I am considering just doing my own prenatal checks (after the next ultrasound, which is in a couple of weeks). I've done UP before and am comfortable with it. My fiance is rather supportive of it. As is my sister in law (and my mom).
I am also considering the possibility of oopsing, and just calling the ambulance right before baby is born (as an option for assuaging any fears I might have...but to be honest I don't really have any about the birth itself. My only fears are about getting a birth certificate afterwards as we do travel a lot).
Has anyone done a UC in Canada (even in Alberta perhaps?) and have any experiences to share?
Thanks in advance!
Congratulations on your pregnancy. It looks like your post might have been missed so I'm bumping it up for attention. Anyone have experiences to share?
Gillian - Wife to an amazing DH, Mother to 5 wonderful kiddos.