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#31 of 35 Old 04-09-2007, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post

When I have people over, no matter who they are, I feel the need to be "hostess". So I could never relax with a MW or anyone else around. I am also a very private person, a very modest person. And I am not comfortable around other people with minimal (or no) clothing on.
I think this is one of the reasons I am considering UP/UC. (I did have a great mw attended homebirth though)I just feel like if someone is in my home, then I need to be helping them feel comfortable.

The other is financial. I am in a complicated insurance situation that would have me pay out of pocket for a hb (4,100!) if I get pregnant before September. That makes me feel like money is controlling my life and that is something I try and avoid.

I will be hanging around here a little. Dh is great with the homebirth part, but kind of freaked out by uc.

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The reasons I am choosing UC keep getting reinforcment.I toured the L&D dept. of the hospital I would have to go to (insurance).The staff there is not experienced with non med, non intervention births unless I have a MW to attend me.In order to be seen by the MW I have to agree to GD test and GBS test.I will also have to allow the doppler and not gain more than 40 lbs along with thew other standard things that get you risked out to the OBs.The appts are no more than 15 minutes long.I went to my first appt last week and when I tried to bring up my fast labors ( 5 hrs,2 hrs, and 50 minutes) she just shrugged it off and said it will probably be different this time.I live farther away from the hospital this time and already am having contractions that get more painful going over potholes.I do not think I would even make it there in time anyway.Why leave my house, its so comfy and noone is going to burst in on me just to check my vitals and then in a half hour the baby's so that neither one of us really get any rest.I can't have a homebirth because I live in military housing and you have to have military ID to get to my house ( I forgot mine the other day and DH had to come and give it to me, they don't take a driver's license).I tend to labor on my own anyway.I close my eyes and hole up in the bathroom.
I want privacy and respect and comfort and to know what has been used to clean the floors and when they actually were last cleaned.I want to fit in the bed not have my legs dangle over the bottom.I know my body better than any outsider other than God.The reasons just go on and on.

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Maybe it is too simplistic...but, why not UC?

Or...Why hospital/birth center?

For me, this was a natural progression. I now trust my body.
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Originally Posted by ruhbehka View Post
I'm sure this question has been asked before... but why do you choose UC?

I was talking with dh about the concept, because he'd never heard of it. He wasn't particularly concerned about safety, as we both understand that it's not that difficult to pinpoint problems in labor. But he basically just wanted to know... why? What makes you choose UC over the other options? How is the experience different from, say, a homebirth with a lay midwife?

So, tell us curious people what makes you opt for UC.
Why not?

I don't do well with people. I don't like to second guess my instincts. I think I would have a hard time inviting someone into what should be an intimate event- kind of like how I'd have a hard time doing anything sexual in front of others, kwim? I don't think I could fully relax and release myself to the forces of nature that cause us to birth.

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