I gave birth to my third child (our first son) by planned UC (our first UC) on August 6. This is my birth story
I think it's great that your friend is participating in the educating of those around us who are unaware of the safety and benefits of UC. Woohoo for her!
Wanted to contribute so here are my answers!
A) What is/was your occupation (in addition to being a Mother)?
I am my husband's wife, my children's Mama, and the keeper of my home (Titus 2:4). That includes changing the lives of those around me to make our corner of the world a little brighter by making the house we live in be a home that is safe, secure, joyful, and full of love!
B) Education level? (e.g. high school, college graduate, post-graduate)?
C) Do you see yourself as more of an intellectual, artistic, scientific or back-to-nature type? (Or combination, or something else entirely?)
I'd say a combination. The best way to be described would be a simple Christian woman, striving to be all that God has called me to be!
D) What made you interested in unassisted childbirth?
I had half of an unassisted pregnancy with my first daughter, than with my second it was FULL on assisted and I missed what I had with my first pregnancy. It was then that I started to learn more about unassisted childbirth (I had never actually heard of it prior even though I had been doing UP). A friend of mine had her daughter UC and so my research began. I then discovered I was pregnant with our third child and the decision was made by dh and I to go UP/UC. I kept a journal of all of it at my blog
and also shared information I learned along the way about hospital births
(lots of great info if your friend wants to use it in her research).
E) What are your main sources of research on UC?
Experienced UCers. I met a lot of women at several different forums. Yahoo - C-birth; Christianuc.com; raisinggodlytomatoes.com; and here.
F) At what age did you have or plan your first UC?
22 (started planning) and 23 (had my first UC).
I hope you'll share what she puts together when it's complete! God bless!