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Performing own Prenatal care

I've been dreaming of having this baby for at least the last 2 years, and the idea has always been the same, unassisted all the way.

I've had too many doctors brush off my health and send me home with antibiotics. I keep a healthy natural lifestyle, and it hasn't included doctors or "pills" in over 4 years.

My Prenatal care:
Start measuring fundus at 20 weeks
Automatic blood pressure cuff/ weekly
10 parameter urinalysis strips/ 1-2 weekly
Blood glucose meter/ 1-2 weekly
Cbc with smear through ultawellness.com/ 1 in 2nd trimester and 1 in 3rd
Strep b test by medichecks.com/ 1 between 35-37 weeks
If gbs is positive vaginal wash of hibiclens and water will be used every 6 hours

I think I am probably overboard, but it is baby #1 and I just want to be safe. What did you do? Or what are you doing?
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Every 6 hours during labor*
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I have had unassisted pregnancies as well, doing my own prenatal care. I go on how I'm feeling. I have a healthy diet and if there are symptoms of anything I take appropriate action - ie heart palpitations with my 4th child I took chilli tincture which fixed it up and supported my liver with beet kvass.
Given what you wrote I think I am a little more relaxed about it than you are ....
I think I've taken my blood pressure once in 3 pregnancies
I figure you do what feels right for you. I'm quite confident in my ability to read my body.

Good luck with your pregnancy and birth
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