I'm comfortable with the idea of using a midwife for our first, but also comfortable not using one. I feel like for now, it's a good compromise for us.
Anyway, didn't mean to take the thread off course!
Huge supporter of UC but I try not to push it on everyone else. TRY is the operative word Just makes perfect sense for me.
Next baby is going to be more of a struggle since DH is convinced that having a midwife present isn't that big of a deal - despite everything going *perfectly* last time! Oh well, I have another year ~ to get him sorted out again.
DH and I - totally winging life with our four children, DS1 (6.5yrs), DS2 (5yrs), DD (3yrs) and DS3 (1)!
J, partner-in-crime to D, mama to 4, including our brand new , missing my 7-wk-er
Take care all!
Jen, mama to (M-13, N- 10, C- 8 J- 3.5, and J -2, A (10/4/07) and 3 early losses)
We are expecting baby #7 in November 2013
THANK YOU to all the women here who are truly supportive of each other. During my twin pregnancy when considering a twin UC, coming here was like a breath of fresh air. No scare tactics. Common sense. Encouraging. I couldn't wait to come on and announce that we'd done it!
Missionary, birth-worker, midwifery student
Mama to DD (9yr), DS (3yr), & UC twin DDs (5yr)
North Idaho rural living mama to: 23 yo DD, 16 yo DS, 8 yo DS, 6 yo DS, 4 yr old DS, 2 yo DD, and 1 yo DS. And someone new coming this Christmas!